Modojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,718 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 Bleach: The Blade of Fate
Lowest review score: 10 Slender-Man
Score distribution:
1,718 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, Nancy Drew: Deadly Secret of Olde World Park hits the spot surprisingly well, rather than dwelling in "girly content" that would've made this game just as insulting as Acclaim's Mary Kate and Ashley line-up.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's not much more to discuss about the Super Collapse 3... it is what it is, and that's not exactly a bad place to be.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're the type of hardcore gamer who purchases things with the intent to become challenged or reach a high score, it's probably best to avoid this title. Acting as a ice breaker is where the game is best, and beyond that mesmerizing developing minds with the interesting gimmicks and showpieces.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As it stands, TrackMania DS is a suitable and fun racing game. We would like to see more with a sequel, including longer tracks, a friendlier track editor and online options, but for now, it's still worth a few laps.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Top Spin 3 isn't flashy, but it's fun, and if you need a tennis game for DS, this one is aces in our book.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    LOL
    LOL is as deep as you want to make it, but it only takes a matter of hours until it gets old.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Complaints notwithstanding, Guitar Hero: On Tour is a successful first experiment that delivers a slice of the console experience on the go, and Activision and Vicarious Visions deserve props for making such a cool portable music game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Spectrobes: Beyond the Portal is engaging and fun, especially if you enjoyed the first game. However, it won't replace Pokemon.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, this wrestling game has just enough content to make it worth your time, but it could've used a little more sting in its Irish whip.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sure, Madden NFL 09 plays good (that's expected), but it feels too similar to Madden games of old and like a $39.99 roster update.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 has limitations, and something should've been done with the putting game outside of selecting a manual option. Aside from that, it's a decent golf offering for PSP owners, especially those seeking a challenge.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's this lack of content that keeps MLB Power Pros 2008 from being a great video game. Enjoyable controls and decent graphics make it one of the DS' best sports games, but for $29.99, we expected a little more.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a quick and fun Spider-Man adventure, Web of Shadows will entertain you. If you want something a little deeper with more bang for its buck, however, you might want to seek out something else.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not only is Story Mode deep and engaging, but Puzzle Creation adds infinite possibilities. Thirty bucks is still too much to spend, but considering the value, you'll have fun if you do.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Prince of Persia isn't bad. You'll need to turn down the music, get used to the touch-screen controls and deal with the fact that you'll often die for no reason. Accept all of that and you might just like this game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you have fond memories of it or you are an RPG fanatic, definitely check out this game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With vehicles, suits and lots of classic characters, LEGO Batman: The Videogame is a fun DS game worth your time. It's not as attractive as the PSP version and it doesn't take great advantage of the hardware, but if Nintendo's system is all you own, it's worth a trip to the Batcave.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As it stands, Tecmo Bowl Kick Off doesn't have enough features to propel it to must buy status. It's a neat throwback, but its dated visuals, lack of options and ridiculous team names make it a rental at best.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Additional mini games and rewards would've made Rhythm Heaven live up to its name. As it stands, however, it's a quirky, entertaining romp that deserves at least one playthrough.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're an arcade enthusiast or want a suitable action game for your DS this holiday season, Metal Slug 7 is definitely worth locking and loading into your system.
    • 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.