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 Xbox Music Mixer
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 327
327 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    New to this series is the ability to mow down multiple enemies at once, enhanced graphics, a variety of endings and new creatures.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game hasn't changed much in three years, so the graphics are starting to show their age and players cannot "ride" their creations.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And while the game has a variety of game-play modes, they aren't very deep once you've mastered the basics.
    • 84 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Delivers a good twist on the "Resident Evil"-style game play by adding more action and speed, a decent script and memorable characters.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great fun, especially for younger PC gamers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seven huge, trap-filled worlds and many mini-games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the better expansions for The Sims owners, and especially for pet lovers.
    • 84 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
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun and refreshingly accessible RPG that fuses Japanese storytelling and game play with an unprecedented repertoire of recognizable Disney icons.
    • 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
    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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This title feels as good as it looks thanks to its tight and responsive handling.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graphics are stunning.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Features a rich and colorful 3-D world to explore, with the best-looking Mario game visuals to date.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This story-based, action-adventure title is probably the most gratifying Xbox-only game this summer, even though it does have some flaws.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a fun, impressive football game but doesn't compare to the likes of "Madden" or "NFL 2K3."
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    May very well be the most beloved PC game of the year.

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