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 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 327
327 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike Hollywood horror movies that often get worse with each new sequel ("Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan," for example), Konami's scary Silent Hill series gets better -- and creepier -- with age.
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    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike Hollywood horror movies that often get worse with each new sequel ("Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan," for example), Konami's scary Silent Hill series gets better -- and creepier -- with age.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graphics are stunning.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not a perfect piece of interactive entertainment, it's enjoyable, and thanks to the way you can customize the Doodles, it's fun to play again and again.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there was ever a reason to purchase this compact new console, this is it...[but] there's no multiplayer mode. It would have been fun to fly alongside or against another player in some of the missions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thrill-seekers in search of a stylized 3-D shooter with a compelling story will find plenty of both in Ubi Soft's XIII.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a challenging and atmospheric brainteaser that places an emphasis on puzzles rather than reflexes, then this four-disc set is a good bet.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Designed for younger players, "Casper: Spirit Dimensions" is a fun and attractive action-adventure hybrid.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This new "bad boy" of the video game industry is extremely fun to play — for those old enough and mature enough to purchase it — as a campy stress releaser at the end of a bad day.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If speed kills, then F-Zero GX should get a life sentence.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This title feels as good as it looks thanks to its tight and responsive handling.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perseverance will pay off, but mastering this game can be frustrating.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Video games based on TV franchises don't always live up to the shows that inspired them. Fortunately, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an exception.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thrill-seekers in search of a stylized 3-D shooter with a compelling story will find plenty of both in Ubi Soft's XIII.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Successfully fuses brains with brawn, and delivers one heck of a memorable team-based, multiplayer experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This title feels as good as it looks thanks to its tight and responsive handling.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Savvy gamers can also unlock Snoop Dogg as a playable character.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The characters in Legends have an exaggerated action-figure look, but they move smoothly and have a robust collection of moves.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The cinematic sequences, which propel the story line, have an anime quality that is dark, foreboding and engrossing.