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 Super Mario 3D Land
Lowest review score: 10 Celebrity Dentist
Score distribution:
1,702 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Glory of Heracles is a good RPG that looks and feels too similar to the competition. That'll please fans that eat this stuff up, but we'll wait for a quest worthy of the gods.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No, Puzzle Chronicles isn't a must-have in the same league as Puzzle Quest, but if you want a different kind of puzzle experience and don't mind putting up with a story similar to Red Sonja, feel free to splurge.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although Deca Sports DS doesn't come close to being a top sports game, it's a decent pick-up. The multiplayer connectivity and inclusion of particular sports (particularly Sepak Takraw) make this worth at least a rental.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a blast to play, and probably the most fun we've had with video game Russians, outside of performing spinning piledrivers with Zangief.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a cool game that'll keep you busy for a little while. Just keep your clothes on.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    ModNation Racers on the PSP doesn't compare to the PS3 version, but it's a capable kart racer with hours' worth of content to wade through and online options.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you grew tired of time management games, Supermarket Mania won't thrill you, as it's basically the same thing as Diner Dash, but it's a well-made clone that won't take up too much PSP memory at 36MB.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, there's only one mode, making Fruit Ninja a one-trick pony. But considering the price of the game and those advanced online features, we'll let it slide. Clearly, the best type of app is the one you can't resist playing and/or can easily play any time, and that being said, this game is worth every penny.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It takes quite a while to unlock the best weapons, and having to go back to the same old spot to slaughter ten more wolves gets old fast.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid on-the-go effort, one that pays tribute to the TurboGrafx-16 games while delivering 40 plus missions of strategic touch-screen bliss. Still, this Madness needs the option to challenge a friend or see the entire map at once. That said, an update is in order.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is a hard sell at $9.99, due to its quirky controls and lack of new content. On the other hand, if you love the original or need a quick skateboarding fix, you could do worse than ollie up the cash for it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A casual App with a lot of depth, depending on how serious you get into it. It's also the type of game that could entertain you for several weeks. Both user friendly and cool, we strongly recommend that you download it, especially because it's free.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    WireWay is a decent spin-off from its DS counterpart. The pull-string gameplay works adequately, and the Quest and Challenge modes will keep you busy. That said, additional levels (for free) and improved camera options would've made it a better value.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We keep coming back for more, largely because the developers did an excellent job making it seem easier than it is, like doing a keg stand or tying a cherry stem with one's tongue. What? Not everyone can do that? Nonsense. Well, in this case, we spend upwards of 30 minutes failing to break 200 meters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For .99, Ghosts'n Zombies is a decent pick up, but the holy roller hero and been there/seen that design means you'll stop playing and ultimately forget about it days after making the purchase, but as that mustachioed dude said in RoboCop, "I'd buy that for the dollar."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you have fond memories blasting evildoers in Operation Wolf, this is a loving homage to that classic game with cartoon style graphics. Just don't expect to play it for more than a couple of hours.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Final Fight One's AI is cheaper than a bottle of discount wine.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It certainly has its faults, but if you crave some monkey action on the go, it more than satisfies your primal hunger.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An enjoyable RPG thanks to it's excellent, intense battles and the ability to actually create and take responsibility for your weapons, instead of just buying them from a shopkeeper.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's just something very bland about the gameplay.