Modojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,623 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Cut the Rope HD
Lowest review score: 10 Celebrity Dentist
Score distribution:
1,623 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's still a fun Bejeweled clone, and you'll need a few hours to clear its puzzles, but we needed something innovative.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Air Traffic Chaos is short on options, but it's a fun and original DS game for all ages, especially those that want a better idea of what happens thousands of feet in the air.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's ugly, but Kage feels like a Shinobi clone and that's not a bad thing. We just want a little more from today's releases, even ones priced $19.99. But for what it is, Kage 2's blade is sharp enough to cut into our game time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not bad by any means, but to some of you seeking the ultimate Transformer gaming experience, it may be less than meets the eye.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Still, if you're looking for something a little out there that will stimulate your mind for a few hours, these mushrooms will give you quite a trip. Boing! Docomodake DS avoids most of the pratfalls that normally kill commercialized efforts, and that's worth a modest recommendation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aside from new music and the wireless feature, it's pretty much the same experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia is an entertaining adventure and a solid pickup for fans of the series, but it feels too much like its predecessor to warrant spending $35.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you like boarding or you're a fan of the winter sports gold medalist, Shaun White Snowboarding just might be your game. Otherwise, there's no reason you can't stick with the inexpensive copy of SSX On Tour.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We have mixed feelings with Moon. It's a superb visual achievement with spectacular controls and fun shooting, but we grew tired of the old school "hit this switch to activate this door" gameplay. So long as you go into it expecting a slow-paced first person adventure instead of Doom, you'll enjoy this lunar vacation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, if you're looking for a soccer game, Real Soccer 09 will more than satisfy. It lacks creative modes and official teams, but the solid controls, decent presentation and real world players make it one of the DS' best sports games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero is a fun DS game worth experiencing. Sure, it has a few problems, but the enjoyable gameplay will keep you busy for hours.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even though you're forced to play the game solo (sadly, the game lacks multiplayer), Tokyo Beat Down has enough goofy moments to warrant a rental.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, Major League Baseball 2K9's shortcomings keep it from surpassing its handheld competitor, MLB 09: The Show. However, the variety of modes and mostly fun gameplay make it worth hitting the mound.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The multiplayer options and new battle additions make Strikeforce better than other Dynasty Warriors games. Perhaps Strikeforce 2 (we're sure Koei's already working on it) will be the ultimate battle game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    MLB 09: The Show is a solid portable baseball game, but a few changes would've made it a homerun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Because of these hiccups, Samurai Shodown Anthology isn't as sharp as it should've been. Still, for fans seeking a quality portable fighter, it earns a modest recommendation.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If the only system you own is the Sony PSP and you need an X-Men fix, you could do a lot worse than X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Rent it first, bub.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No, Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do To Deserve This? won't change the way you look at tower defense games. There are better ones out there with minions that actually act the way they're supposed to. Despite that, there's a decent game hidden within the issues.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Had Konami considered a wider camera display and additional multiplayer modes, WireWay could've been a huge hit. If you can accept these shortcomings, the game's worth a try.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're a Guitar Hero fan or someone with a passion for music, you're bound to like Modern Hits just as much as the previous two games. However, Activision needs to shake up the system and add more features and DSi support. Without it, this series will flame out.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Drawn To Life: The Next Chapter will appeal to fans of the first game, as well as kids who love building things.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron may not be as good as the previous console releases that came before it, but for fans of the series, there's still some fun to be had.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a somewhat fun action, you could do worse than C.O.P the Recruit. The shooting controls needed work, and it would've been nice to have a multiplayer mode, but this is one police story worth listening to.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For some, Warriors Orochi 2 will feel like the same old song and dance. However, give Koei credit for making enough changes to make it feel like a sequel rather than a lame expansion.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We can't recommend Dante's Inferno over the cheaper, higher-quality God of War: Chains of Olympus. However, if you seek an alternative to Kratos' adventure or want an action game that doesn't hold back on either its content (lots of nudity and gore) or action, it wouldn't hurt to make a pit stop in hell.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No, DiRT 2 isn't filled with the same awe and wonder as the console versions. That's obvious. However, if you can look past the speed bumps, you'll see it's a moderately enjoyable racer.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even though Band Hero is still a strong musical performer, its problems keep it from stealing the show.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although its developers didn't bring anything new to the table, Strikers 1945 Plus Portable is a satisfying shooter. At $12, however, we wish there was more bang for the buck.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Had developer Griptonite expanded the scope of the city and cleaned up the guard A.I., Bloodlines would've been on the same level as previous Assassin's Creed games. As it stands, it's merely a side chapter instead of a main attraction.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It lacks precision controls and Game Sharing, but this shoot-em-up still brings plenty to the table. If you're a fan, don't hesitate.