Cincinnati Enquirer's Scores

  • Games
For 328 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 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Myth: The Fallen Lords
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 328
328 game reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This Zelda adventure will undoubtedly withstand the test of time and take its place as one of the best games to ever grace a home system.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    "Soul Calibur" revolutionizes (3D Fighting) with amazing graphics, intriguing characters and an incredibly smooth 60 frame per second game engine.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No longer are those shooting at you simple targets in a practice range. These guys are smart, evil and ready to battle. Enemies will work together to cover each other, they’ll roll under your gunfire, hide behind corners and even shoot the gun right out of your hands.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best console games of the year.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are dozens of hours of gameplay here, with 80 main missions and countless optional side missions such as drag racing for extra cash or carjacking cabs.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must-have for 3-D shooter fanatics.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I found the little things most impressive. Telephone lines ripple from the wind kicked up by passing alien gun ships. Even motes of dust meander into view as they casually flit through rays of sunshine.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Half-Life’s puzzle-oriented play leads to some problems. On several occasions, you’ll be forced to make almost impossible jumps. The difficulty of such maneuvers finds you making 10, sometimes 15 attempts. The frustration distances you from a story that should have you absorbed.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the finest game to grace the GameCube to date.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sound effects and music in the game are as inspiring as the graphics. The engine motors and tire screeches are incredibly lifelike, and the soundtrack is top notch.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Graphics are about as good as they're likely to get on the Xbox... But close-ups, particularly textures in some of the outdoor environments, are jarringly ugly when juxtaposed with the many areas of sheer beauty.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best games in the coveted series and one of the top RPGs of the year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Because of its tight game-play, depth and dizzying amount of features, Madden is still the one to beat.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If the Academy Awards opened themselves to video games, Grim Fandango would be looking at a sweep. Best acting: Grim Fandango. Best script: Grim Fandango. Best cinematography: Grim Fandango. The game’s creators wouldn't have to leave the podium.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To say Knights of the Old Republic is an ambitious stab at turning the Star Wars universe into a deep RPG would be an understatement.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Because of its tight game-play, depth and dizzying amount of features, Madden is still the one to beat.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    SSX
    This is a game with seemingly endless slopes and fields that look so real, you'll swear you've run them.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    QIII's smooth 360-degree graphics and chilling sound effects succeed in completely immersing the player in its bizarre kill-or-be-killed world.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the most refined basketball games -- perhaps the best -- ever created for any platform.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only one of the best "Star Wars" titles to date, but it is also one of the finest games in recent memory.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A refreshingly smart, elegant adventure.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A refreshingly smart, elegant adventure.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most engaging GameCube title for the platform to date.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    May very well be the most beloved PC game of the year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game is really fun despite all of the tasks you have to remember.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Banjo-Kazooie isn't going to win any awards for originality, but who really cares? If you have to borrow a little to make a fun, absorbing adventure, so be it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Because of its tight game-play, depth and dizzying amount of features, Madden is still the one to beat.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Features a rich and colorful 3-D world to explore, with the best-looking Mario game visuals to date.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you’re ready for a different kind of first-person shoo--, er, "sneaker," want to be thoroughly challenged, and don’t mind Eidos’ wacky trapezoidal boxes, pick up Thief: The Dark Project.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The English voice-overs (a first for the series) are a mixed bag because some words are translated oddly and the voice acting from the Tidus character could be better. The music, on the other hand, is extremely well done.