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 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 327
327 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Also new, and welcome for those who don't favor the role-playing aspect, is the ability to ignore the character management with automated leveling up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the game's graphics are about the same as its predecessor's, and no multiplayer split-screen or online modes are offered.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's arguably the closest thing yet to virtual reality in a computer game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A slower-paced, puzzle-based game without any combat. But for those who'd rather use their brains instead of brawn, it's a solid pick.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graphics are stunning.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This title feels more like an arcade game than a serious simulation, so players who crave an authentic experience probably would prefer Sierra's "NASCAR Racing 4" for the PC, where you drive using a game controller with a steering wheel and pedals.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid pick - especially for players who enjoy nonstop action - that lives up to the expectations set by the movie on which it's based.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Once the game has been completed, more Ninja Five-O fun can be had with an unlockable difficulty setting (making the game more tough to complete) and an optional Time Trial model.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good choice for folks who want to wind down at the end of the day with a fast-paced diversion that requires absolutely no brainpower to master and enjoy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A fun, simplistic diversion, especially with a group of friends. However, once you've seen all the style moves it doesn't have the staying power of much deeper football games like EA's own "Madden NFL 2004."
    • Cincinnati Enquirer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the game's greatest assets is its intuitive control scheme. Novice and seasoned players will be able to pick up and play with little trouble. There are customizable options for manual or automatic swing modes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Beautiful but muddy environments, frustrating puzzles, repetitious opponents and clunky Kong controls.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In this Game Boy Advance version, "Yugi" fans can duel against dozens of opponents from the TV series or link up with another Game Boy Advance player to duel head-to-head and to trade virtual cards.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What it lacks in originality it more than makes up for with its fun and easy-to-pick-up game play that will appeal to fans of the long-running comedy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This title feels as good as it looks thanks to its tight and responsive handling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A fun, simplistic diversion, especially with a group of friends. However, once you've seen all the style moves it doesn't have the staying power of much deeper football games like EA's own "Madden NFL 2004."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Adds tougher artificial intelligence, realistic outdoor environments and a streamlined command interface.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet another stellar sci-fi game. But this time around, the game play requires cunning strategy and tactics rather than a quick trigger finger.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Jet Force Gemini proves to be the one dud to which all game makers are entitled. Should Rareware throw another one of these on the heap, we may be forced to rethink their role as ‘‘king of the Nintendo 64’s developers.’’
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though hard-core golfers might not appreciate exaggerated plaid pants on cartoon characters and sarcastic golfers, pretty much everyone else will get into the game's taunting, tricks and big hit effects and exaggerated character personalities.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A little on the short side (about 10 hours to complete or so) but does prove to be a fun fantasy romp for those who prefer action, stealth and attractive visuals.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While it may look a bit strange to move your body frantically in front of the TV screen, especially if you're playing by yourself, the EyeToy offers family-friendly fun and a little exercise, too.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A fun, simplistic diversion, especially with a group of friends. However, once you've seen all the style moves it doesn't have the staying power of much deeper football games like EA's own "Madden NFL 2004."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perseverance will pay off, but mastering this game can be frustrating.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Beautiful but muddy environments, frustrating puzzles, repetitious opponents and clunky Kong controls.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players can create their own custom BMX tracks with the bundled 3-D course editor, offering more than 100 variations of ramps, rails and other obstacles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The cartoon-like graphics are very cute — especially the pre-rendered cut-scene sequences — and the game play is challenging, though it might be a tad repetitive after a while.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Isn't for everyone. The game lacks speech and some of the Japanese-to-English translations don't read welI. What's more, the music repeats too often. But after a while depth of this RPG grows on you. That said, it's probably not for people with short attention spans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Electronic Arts deserves kudos for breathing new life into the aging fighting genre with this title's fresh approach.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Though a little cheesy, it's a good way to create a customized home workout with menu suggestions and progress chart.

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