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: 79
Highest review score: 100 Perfect Dark
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 327
327 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single-player game play, however, hasn't changed much over the past couple of years. It suffers from a skimpy playbook and dim-witted AI-controlled opponents who do odd things like leave receivers wide open for a throw with no defensive backs in sight.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enter the Matrix isn't a perfect slice of interactive entertainment, but it does provide at least a dozen hours of action-packed fun and serves as a clever vehicle to expand on the events in "The Matrix Reloaded."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An enjoyable, silly diversion that will trigger a few laughs and -- unfortunately -- a bit of aggravation, as well.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pirates does have a few shortcomings such as some cumbersome controls, which result in a fairly steep learning curve, and some technical bugs. They don't detract from the game too much but may affect its suspension of disbelief from time to time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An example of how a game based on a television show can be done right. It may not be a long adventure, but it's a fun challenge.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It goes in a different direction, simulating the feel of televised tournament coverage. PGA Tour comes with multiple courses and a "Course Architect" creation tool.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not worth your time or money, and it's certainly a shame for fans of this once-groundbreaking series.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fun but easy diversion that's geared more toward the younger or casual gamer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A perfect pick for those who prefer strategy over action.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    An interesting re-imagining of the Matrix story in the form of an action game with OK controls and annoying camera.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's graphics aren't on par with today's console offerings -- sure the worlds are colorful and large, but perhaps the developers at Japan's Sonic Team studios had to sacrifice visuals for speed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enter the Matrix isn't a perfect slice of interactive entertainment, but it does provide at least a dozen hours of action-packed fun and serves as a clever vehicle to expand on the events in "The Matrix Reloaded."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A big hit in arcades; while the home version lacks the rifle grip and scope of the coin-op machine, it captures its feel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The game's greatest shortcoming, however, is that this style of over-the-top gameplay hasn't evolved much from Midway's own "NBA Jam" or "NBA Showtime" titles.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enter the Matrix isn't a perfect slice of interactive entertainment, but it does provide at least a dozen hours of action-packed fun and serves as a clever vehicle to expand on the events in "The Matrix Reloaded."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The jewel in the crown of an action/strategy sub-genre best described as "violence with a mission."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's not a lot of depth and it might grow tiresome
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not worth your time or money, and it's certainly a shame for fans of this once-groundbreaking series.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controlling Wolverine during combat can prove difficult, especially when there are multiple enemies onscreen simultaneously.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The biggest fault of the game is the controls scheme. Alternately pressing the X and O buttons for hours will not only result in cramped and blistered fingers, but a concentrated tiredness of the game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun fighter with attractive visuals and an easy control scheme.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There's more humor and character development at the Web site than in the game, so if you are still curious, check out the Death Jr. Web site and maybe - maybe - rent it for a day or two.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another shortcoming lies in the fact the player may not know what an object is onscreen. How can you tell Rio to pick up the key card on the table when it looks like a book or ticket or deck of playing cards?
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    This game is interesting enough to keep most kids' attention with a bit of innocent humor adults will appreciate and a Christian rock soundtrack even non-Christians can bear.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not in the same league as the "Madden" series or "NFL 2K3," Sony's latest PlayStation 2 football title is fun and accessible.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game suffers from some repetitive missions with a lot of "fetch this and find that," plus many of the camera angles are finicky.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game suffers from some repetitive missions with a lot of "fetch this and find that," plus many of the camera angles are finicky.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game suffers from some repetitive missions with a lot of "fetch this and find that," plus many of the camera angles are finicky.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Designed for younger players, "Casper: Spirit Dimensions" is a fun and attractive action-adventure hybrid.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enter the Matrix isn't a perfect slice of interactive entertainment, but it does provide at least a dozen hours of action-packed fun and serves as a clever vehicle to expand on the events in "The Matrix Reloaded."