Modojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,751 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Anomaly: Warzone Earth
Lowest review score: 10 NFL Pro 2013
Score distribution:
1751 game reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The ball physics are floaty for one, forcing the ball to roll either too much (into a pocket) or not enough (to make contact with a target ball). Worse yet, the AI-fueled opponent can be off the charts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    KartRider Rush is a decent racer with cute graphics and solid tilt controls (or buttons, if you prefer that option), but the easy computer opponents, local MP and reliance on micro transactions makes it more of a curiosity since it's free to download.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If Skate 3 is a successful trick run, then Skate It is the ultimate bail. The gameplay doesn't click and the visuals never draw you in to a real skateboarding experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even worse, the game only has one mode, and players need to find at least one other person to enjoy the game. There's no single player content to speak of, so forget about competing against bots. That would be easier to deal with if Battle Royale had online play, but it's local only.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you have some Nintendo points burning a hole in your wallet, this wouldn't be a complete waste of $5, but other DSi games offer a greater value. When it's all said and done, the most Art Style: Aquia has an interesting title and not much else.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The biggest problem, though, is the annoying lag that infests the entire App, even the menus. We'll attempt to visit the Armory and have to wait several moments till the game catches up, and this happens offline, which makes it even worse.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To be fair, WALL*E is a decent game considering the source material, and kids will likely enjoy controlling the movie's stars and reliving moments from the film. However, the slow pacing, unnecessarily long levels and at times boring puzzles keep it from being as stellar as the movie it mimics.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The fact that Mayday! Emergency Landing doesn't live up to its name disappoints us more than the in-app nonsense. We can deal with shelling out $7 so long as the game delivers an intense Denzel Washington Flight kind of experience, but it simply plods along without suspense. On that note, your captain advises you to spend your money and free time elsewhere.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Touch Mechanic might be worth a rent if you're nuts about cars or know what it takes to get an alternator ticking again. Everyone else, however, should skip it. Its punishing learning curve and lack of fun steered it in the wrong direction.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the right hands, it could've been great. For now, though, it's much too frustrating to enjoy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It does accomplish the purpose it set out to, but it needs some work as a game in practice.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the end, Desert Quest is just too blah to enjoy, and the fact that there's no iPad version (or at the very least, universal support) is another strike against it. Don't let the attractive artwork trick you into spending two bucks. Leave this one in the past.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Had it come with a better gameplay system, richer graphics and an easier way to acquire weaponry, Cabela's Big Game Hunter could've easily hit the mark. For now, only dedicated hunters will be interested. Everyone else should find a more enjoyable sport to conquer.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite the interesting concept (it reminds us of the old-school Lost Vikings games), Overlord Minions doesn't get the job done, thanks to unimpressive visuals and broken gameplay.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bee Movie Game, sadly, is just another example of a wasted license.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One huge snore fest.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The variety of missions is helpful, but stealth missions become increasingly maddening, and when you're trying to "save" someone, it ends up being more of a daunting task than you expected.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The battles are stale, the storyline is boring, and the graphics are fairly weak; what more does I have to say to make you avoid this title?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Licensed games sure aren't what they used to be.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    That said, a slicker presentation, better multiplayer, more question variety and the ability to download question packs for a small fee could've made this the next great game show.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Shadow Assassins could've been a great game had some things been changed or revamped. Instead, only the truly dedicated will see it through to the end, and even they may opt for the original PSOne game instead.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ragnarok DS is a huge disappointment, whether you're a casual RPG fan or a tried-and-true follower of the MMORPG series. The gameplay holds little to no interest, the presentation has serious flaws and the multiplayer is nothing more than gimmicky.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Skip on this game and choose another rhythm title. You'll be glad you did.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The big reason why this game received a two out of five, though, is because it crashed multiple times at random moments, forcing us to restart the system. Bottom line, we find this unacceptable.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We realize that Mystery of the Clue Bender Society is made for younger players, but most kids today are computer literate at increasingly younger ages. Don't insult them with a gift of self-solving puzzles and the overall poor reincarnation of a literature legend.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The publisher made a big mistake with the controls. Don't even think about swiping in one fluid motion; you know, to mimic rolling a ball. Here, you simply tap two meters that gauge how straight the ball travels and power. It's even worse in Puzzle mode, which asks you to drag an image of a balling ball to a specific area, letting your character do the actual work.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a great idea that could have led to one of the more innovative mash ups we've seen. Sadly, the final result is disappointingly average.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The battles are stale, the storyline is boring, and the graphics are fairly weak; what more does I have to say to make you avoid this title?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sadly, Little Generals is more of a nice idea than it is a nice game. It's a real shame as we think there's the germ of a great title here. We hope we'll get a chance to see more of that in a future update or release from Smarter Apps.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Combine that with the uninspired battles, and Sinbad simply lacks an addictive hook. Eventually, we questioned the point of playing this game, and after failing to come up with a good answer, deleted it. What could have been, oh yes. What could have been.

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