Modojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,702 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
Lowest review score: 10 Slender-Man
Score distribution:
1,702 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay offers a few tricks up its sleeve, like with the mugging system and unscrewing the car radios out of vehicles for bonus cash. The presentation appears to be top notch, without missing any steps during its translation to the PSP. And the extras come aplenty.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The shooting and sports action should be more than suitable to your needs, and with the label Konami Classics Series established before Arcade Hits, that can only mean that the company's just getting started.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In all, Tomb Raider Anniversary scores points for not taking the lazy route. Sure, it seems like a straight-up conversion of the PS2 game with no bonus modes or multiplayer of any kind, but at least it wasn't a half-assed port with no brain power put behind it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An addictive, entertaining affair that takes a little bit of patience and learning to get down the basics. Once learned, however, you'll be hooked in no time flat and unwilling to turn a cold shoulder to it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars has its flaws, but remains a smooth running ride, one that'll certainly satisfy fans of the series and newcomers alike.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact that it's far from a perfect game and not much of a step forward doesn't make it any less of a must-buy. The core single-player adventure is guaranteed to occupy you for more than thirty hours, and the promise of extensive global trading and (surprisingly deep) Wi-Fi battling awaits those who complete the main storyline. Get this game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact that it's far from a perfect game and not much of a step forward doesn't make it any less of a must-buy. The core single-player adventure is guaranteed to occupy you for more than thirty hours, and the promise of extensive global trading and (surprisingly deep) Wi-Fi battling awaits those who complete the main storyline. Get this game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But it has to be mentioned, forever again, that what is here was a game brilliantly executed on many fronts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gurumin serves up a bevy of mostly entertaining fare via its lighthearted romp through a whimsical land of monsters and phantoms. Just don't expect a grandiose story or sweeping genre innovation, and despite its kiddie trappings and minor flaws you may be amazed at how fun this game can be.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, unless you were born in a Stupid Hospital or you just don't have the brain capacity to compete, PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient 2 shouldn't be missed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The simple fact is, if the idea of building a dungeon tailor-made to lure in specific mobs, then rushing in and killing those mobs sounds appealing to you, then Dungeon Maker is most likely right up your alley.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a great game to be sure. Extremely playable and thankfully portable, it can have you going for hours on end. But seriously, I wouldn't mind if they tried to break out of the JRPG mold a little more.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, though, Mario and Sonic At the Olympic Games has its weight in gold medal, moreso than the other, flawed console version. Its gameplay, multiplayer options and presentation will hit the spot with Olympians and fans of their games everywhere.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Drawn to Life has a color and personality far beyond the majority of platformers, and is a perfect fit for the DS functionality to boot, already giving it a good headstart on its competitors quality.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Mega Man ZX Advent reinvents the wheel in a way, but it still spins just as well as it ever has.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If anything, Trials and Tribulations is guilty of just being the "same old thing". After all, the formula hasn't really changed whatsoever from what was present in the first two games, aside from some tweaks to the defense system.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, though, it's still a step in the right direction for the 'hog, especially considering where he's been lulling over the past couple of years.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you absolutely, positively hate Breakout, make a note to skip Nervous Brickdown entirely. However, if you could tolerate a few plays of it or are just experiencing it for the first time, this is a must-buy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In all, Geometry Wars: Galaxies is an expansion done right.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, though, despite the ridiculous scripture and the lacking on-foot crap, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is a rock-solid sequel, one that you won't mind coming back to for breezy runs through the city.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lego Star Wars: The Compete Saga is an exceptional home port for the series, and a fine return to form for the Nintendo DS.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day what you can hope for is what we actually got, an extremely noteworthy effort that bodes well for future releases from this company.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The point of the matter is that Sega Rally Revo brings the series back to life without dumping what made it so damn crucial in the first place.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Contra 4 is a wonderful throwback to the Contra days of old, a jam-packed blastathon guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Grab your gun and let's hit it, before you get stomped, tattooed, hanged and killed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Civilization Revolution makes our DS smile. The game is sweet strategic candy wrapped in replay chocolate.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bomberman Land Touch 2 does exactly what it needs to do, lets you bomb your way through various mini-games and an insanely fun battle mode for a pretty modest price.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The truth be told, Mario Party DS is one of the better games in the series, with replay value galore -- especially if you got friends around.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although we'll take one of the higher-up versions just for the sake of looking at the unimaginable frame rate and getting some online multiplayer in, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is still a solid recommendation on the handheld front.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, though, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney has enough refreshing content and "legal good times" to keep you happily satisfied, with its well-integrated storyline, characters and touch-screen tools.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there is nothing particularly exceptional about Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts, there's also no major flaws.