Cincinnati Enquirer's Scores

  • Games
For 328 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 NBA 2K1
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 328
328 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A refreshingly smart, elegant adventure.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA Sports has put considerable effort into improving this franchise by adding more game modes, an intuitive swing mechanism, online play, lifelike graphics, plus more depth, options and customizability. No other golf game is on par.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphically, Flight Simulator 2004 is the most attractive yet, especially in the clouds department, though the ground scenery looks much better higher up, but objects such as skyscrapers, greenery and airport towers aren't as detailed up close.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rare example of how to successfully evoke emotion in an interactive medium.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Successfully fuses brains with brawn, and delivers one heck of a memorable team-based, multiplayer experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA Sports has put considerable effort into improving this franchise by adding more game modes, an intuitive swing mechanism, online play, lifelike graphics, plus more depth, options and customizability. No other golf game is on par.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It won't win any awards for originality, but it's good enough to shrink your nightly sleep to just a couple of hours.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sony's latest is all about unadulterated cartoon action, with dozens of crazy weapons and gadgets at the player's disposal.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An intense sequel that shines in both its solo and multiplayer modes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Live ammunition is a cute concept that doesn't grow tiresome because you need to strategize about which critters work best in different bounty-hunting situations.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This game gets high marks for the attention to detail in each scene, and the authentic feel of doing battle with other ships at sea.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By far the most fun racing game on the market right now, and the learning curve is non-existent. Best of all, my wife cranks up the speakers and tries to beat my best time, and my daughter always wants a turn.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, Doom 3 is the most visually appealing and best sounding PC game to date, but it doesn't bring anything new to the "3-D shooter" genre in terms of the game play, which is basically 1993's Doom all over again.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exceptional follow-up to the original.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the game's greatest strength is its simplicity — there's no need to "monkey around" with complicated controls or even crack open the manual for that matter.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautiful graphics, special effects and a compelling storyline inspire the latest "Castlevania" adventure for the Game Boy Advance.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A perfect game for "guy's night" at home.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphically, Jak II resembles a colorful cartoon, with a hero that moves with grace and agility, and an intelligent camera that never gets in the way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A visual treat because of its beautifully rendered indoor and outdoor environments, smoothly animated characters and subtle lighting techniques that contribute to the game's atmosphere.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In addition to lots of racing choices, "RalliSport" has impressive force feedback in the game controller.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most innovative games to grace the GameCube. But its unrestricted style of game play isn't for everyone. Younger players may prefer video games that pack more action.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A visual treat because of its beautifully rendered indoor and outdoor environments, smoothly animated characters and subtle lighting techniques that contribute to the game's atmosphere.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A throwback to the good old days of unadulterated combat with boatloads of wacky enemies and sci-fi weapons. Action fans will love this game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The extra missions can be played as either Solid Snake or Raiden, the two heroes from last year's hit game. The VR missions are equally compelling.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A dangerously addictive diversion to monkey around with.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just be sure not to make any plans until the summer - it may very well take you that long to finish this elaborate role-playing game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A comprehensive, deep and fun fighting game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A stellar strategy/simulation game with incredible depth and detail — but it may turn off some players with its steep learning curve.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It may not be a lengthy adventure, but it sure is an intense and gratifying one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you liked "Lord of the Rings," then you'll love Golden Sun: The Lost Age.