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 Wipeout Pulse
Lowest review score: 10 Slender-Man
Score distribution:
1751 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a missed opportunity, because we like the story as well as the sharp and colorful graphics, but hunting for clues had us falling asleep.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ninja Council 3 is a frustrating and bland affair that has little to recommend it besides the extensive character roster from a recognizable license. It's not technically broken in any way, but there is no reason to purchase a game like this when there are so many other options available that are more enjoyable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With over 100 levels and Wi-Fi functionality via leaderboards, Exit DS isn't totally without merit.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With nothing new in story, gameplay, or looks, Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2 eventually suffers the same fate as the previous games before it- it just gets too old, too damn quick.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While Vellum Interactive deserves credit for a good idea, Telekinesis Kyle suffers from below-average execution and lack of replay value. You'll get everything you need to know out of this game in the first seven levels. If you use your mind properly, that is.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's very clear, unfortunately, that NHL 2K is a free offering, as you get what you pay for in this situation. If you were hoping for the next installment in a franchise that doesn't appear to be coming back to consoles in quite some time, you're going to be sadly disappointed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The cornball story, overall slow pace and lame combat make this one game we'd like to forget.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're an eco-friendly person looking for an ideal DS experience, or you just want to see what planting flowers with a stylus is like, Gardening Mama might be for you. Be forewarned, however. It's nowhere near as fun as the cooking games.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Being a hardcore Pokemaniac, it really hurts to see yet another Pokemon game succumb to mediocrity.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This one is worth skipping as your time could be spent playing any game with a shred of originality. It gets points for playing as described, but that's about it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Tactical Strike is tactically unsound and just not very fun to play overall.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Team Lava put too big a handicap on this one, asking for money at almost every opportunity. Bottom line, it's a turnoff.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Chillingo had a foundation in place for an excellent spaghetti western for iPhone and iPad, but the designers failed to create a compelling experience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, we just didn't have the patience or interest to continue. Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures will likely appeal to hardcore fans, but it's clear this series has run its course.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Frogger 3D comes up short. We can see select players having a decent time with it, but the cheap deaths quickly sap whatever fun most people would have with it. Perhaps Konami will get it right another 30 years from now.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While inspired in its design, this Hot Wheels racer is fundamentally flawed in its execution, and it's really not fun to play at all. Leave this in the garage and play with the original toy cars instead.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's some fun to be had, but the disappointing visuals and wonky controls make spending the $39.99 tough to swallow.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, you don't break dance at all. Instead, you connect dots while a blocky character on the top screen spins on his head.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We see what Mediocre was going for, but come on. Kids are much smarter than this, and if you still intend to create a game tailored specifically for them, come up with more than 22 measly levels.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's definitely a lot to love about Batman Arkham City Lockdown. We doubt many Batman fanatics will scoff at the visuals and free comic books (yes, the game has some comics), but the shoddy controls made us crazy like a bat with rabies. Some fun to be had, but serious room for improvement.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I really love how shallow this game is, but at the same time Namco should be ashamed for even releasing it since it obviously needed more time to cook.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Although Flower, Sun and Rain shows signs of innovation, it's much too confusing to enjoy. There is originality here in spades, but the experience lacks direction. Skip it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Rather than trying something new and innovative within the capabilities of the platform, Coded Arms gives gamers the same thing they've gotten so much of already: a straight port that simply banks on the fact that it looks impressive and has never been done on a mobile platform.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To further add insult to this game, Super Sonic Warriors 2 just doesn't look all that impressive and the touch screen implementation is mediocre at best.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Again's graphics look dull and muddy, even for a game that's trying to be on the same level as CSI.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Superman's still mildly entertaining in short bursts. On the flip side, Chillingo could've given this game more attention to make it one of the premier superhero titles on the App Store.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Only Tecmo could produce a game with bikini-clad hotties on a tropical island and make us loathe it. Dead Or Alive Paradise fails due to its lack of content, unpolished visuals, ear-grating audio and lack of anything beneficial to the Dead Or Alive series.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tornado seemed like a good time, but nonsensical missions and time limits killed the game. Don't be fooled by its shiny exterior. This tornado spins itself out.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But it doesn't really try to capture the essence or thrill of the game too much, and it takes the easy way out in just being average.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A strategic card battler that's missing out on any fun, intuitive design, or, worst of all, a point. Stick to your "Advance Wars" and leave this battlefield empty.

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