Cincinnati Enquirer's Scores

  • Games
For 327 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 5.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Guilty Gear X2
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 327
327 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lack of innovation aside, Dungeon Siege proves to be a polished, stylish and highly addictive computer game.
    • 86 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the game is a tad short and there isn't a multiplayer option, Max Payne 2 is an excellent choice for mature gamers for its nonstop action, high-production values and incredibly realistic graphics.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game slows down when the track is full of cars. Plus, you might find your attention distracted by an over-detailed landscape that washes out the course ahead.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A giant happy cosmic snowball of fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a perfect match for music fans and parents looking for a constructive - rather than destructive -game experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There aren't enough save points so you might have to replay hours worth of the game if the adventuring party dies far from a save point. Despite this beef, Symphonia succeeds because of its deep battle system, stylish graphics and enormous game world.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game adds enough new missions, locations, structures, weapons and units to justify its purchase and will likely keep you clicking until the wee hours of the morning.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rainbow Six carries a hefty learning curve which may turn off some less avid gamers. However, a little time spent with the manual and in the training sessions and you'll be ready for this engrossing world of interactive Clancy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The graphics are the best ever seen in a fighting game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The weapons, amazing special attacks, mostly interesting story and button-mashing fun make O3 a highly addictive game and well worth the money.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Seasoned role-playing game fans certainly will enjoy the "old school" look and feel of "Wizardry 8," and there's certainly some meaty, single-player game play here. But younger or novice gamers may lose patience because of the relatively unattractive visuals and technical obstacles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rumble Racing is one fast game — redrawing the graphics on the screen at roughly 60 frames-per-second (twice that of television) — so those with a need for speed should strap in for a ride.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A faithful re-creation of the popular 2-D side-scrolling arcade shooter.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun and refreshingly accessible RPG that fuses Japanese storytelling and game play with an unprecedented repertoire of recognizable Disney icons.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's the personal interaction with the characters, the constant ethical decisions, that make Fable such an enjoyable game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deep where it counts — the game play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While at its heart the game is still an arcade-based skateboarding simulation that challenges players to perform tricks for points, the emphasis is less on Tony Hawk and other pro skaters and more on, well, nobodies like us.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The word epic describes Freelancer, Microsoft Game Studios' latest title, thanks to its strong narrative and virtually limitless game play opportunities.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn't win high marks for ingenuity. But a massively multiplayer adventure based on this coveted universe is exciting.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Another minor issue with the game is with the PlayStation 2 version; while the graphics are quite impressive, the speed of the game play seems to lag other platforms (namely, the PC), as well as the competition's hockey games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the first few notes of Steppenwolf's “Magic Carpet Ride” to the victory lap at the end of the season, NASCAR Thunder 2003 proves to be the most enjoyable NASCAR racing game yet on any console.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A B-movie-based street fighting game with a lot of variation, mini missions and little problems.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If it's heart-pounding action you crave, this anything-but-serious sequel should slap a smile on your face.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, the game's single greatest asset is the graphics, with its unprecedented level of painstaking detail, swirling colors, wonderfully distorted images and dynamic lighting effects.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not only the best game in the series but may be the finest survival horror game to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite the game's stunning, high-end graphics, Generals loads quickly and plays smoothly.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Savvy joystick jockeys will be able to finish the story mode in about 10 hours or so, not including the extra game modes. Fortunately, the game is so much fun that you'll want to play it again and again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Runs circles around the competition thanks to its depth, wealth of options and intuitive controls.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Maintains a retro feel with plenty of humorous touches as well.

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