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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Elite Beat Agents
Lowest review score: 10 Celebrity Dentist
Score distribution:
1,751 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its number two ranking on the App Store (right behind Despicable Me: Minion Rush), we don't expect Bus Derby to become the next iPhone and iPad phenomenon, but it's a mildly entertaining freemium effort that provides a change of pace from driving Ferraris. We just realized how ridiculous that sounds.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We think it's a cool change of pace from most zombie-themed titles available. At the same time, No Zombies Allowed doesn't pack a big enough challenge, as the toughest parts have little to do with killing monsters or even managing personalities. Instead, it's all about wrestling with the decision to part with cash. We chose to keep ours.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sad part about Legend of Heroes is that it's over too quickly. I mean, there are several quality hours of questing here, and it moves along at such a pace that it's hardly ever considered boring, but once it ends, there's really no real reason to go through it again and again.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another thumbs-up puzzle game for the Nintendo DS, remaining just as creative in its gameplay as it was years ago. It's just a shame that more wasn't done in terms of the presentation or play modes to really make it worth the full price.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol tries its hardest to find its niche, but while it has a subject appropriate to the Chibi universe and a concept fittingly original, it is held back in too many places to claim to live up to the standards set by Skip in the earlier title.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We wish there was more to do. Battling the computer is a decent way to pass the time, and there appears to be an endless stream of online opponents, but we would've preferred some sort of story mode with different mission objectives, as well as online support for more than two people. The lack of game types is disproportionate to the wealth of planes and unlockable items.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid and entertaining title, just not an exceptional one.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For some, its physics-based frustrations will be too much to bear, while for others the rewards for mastering the game will be self-evident. We couldn't entirely love it ourselves, but that's not to say there won't be those who will.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Most of the games are fun, but not all of them are winners, and the presentation isn't as blown-out crazy as the forthcoming Hot PXL or the Wario Ware games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game is fairly mediocre and will not stand the test of time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, NCAA Football isn't entirely good or bad, it's just meh.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, though, Jam Sessions is different and enlightening enough to be worth at least a mild recommendation, especially if you're in the same boat as other aspiring guitar players around the world.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like earlier games in the series, Smash Bandits is a funny old thing all things considered. It controls like a dream, it looks wonderful, and yet there's no meat to the gameplay, and nothing that makes you feel compelled to do better the next time around. No doubt it's fun for a time, but there wasn't enough to keep us engaged for the long run.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its faults, Pocket RPG is still a fun way to pass the time, especially for gamers who prefer to ditch cookie cutter stories in favor of mindless hacking. Just don't expect to play it weeks from now, barring downloadable content.
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    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sure, it's not the hottest-looking racing game out there, and it's got gameplay that has been done before in other games, but it has a bevy of bonuses to uncover, and very suitable options that would be perfect for you, especially if you were born to kick up mud with tires onto your sponsored jeans.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a sluggish game, but its brief moments of brilliant designs make it worth a look.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So it's interesting, intricate and original, but is the game just a little too clever for its own good? Quite possibly, and that punishing feeling isn't helped much by the paper-thin tutorial content.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When compared to the rest of the Ace Combat games before it, it feels like a letdown, limited in so many areas and also forgiving in terms of fighting against a supposedly invincible enemy army.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shrek the Third succeeds in being a compelling hand held title that will work well to satiate the kiddies who love the series.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Taken as a bit of throwaway fun at Christmas, or passed around on an iPad at family events, there's something to be said for grabbing Bop It! Smash, especially as it's a free download. As a solo endeavor though, the rather simplistic gameplay, single game mode, and occasional hardware jitters make this game a rather difficult one to wholeheartedly recommend.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's nice that it's something different in such a clone-happy genre, but the aiming and firing methods often felt unsatisfying.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Kamikaze Attack is a proverbial one-trick pony, and it won't be long before you've had enough kicking frogs and deflecting rockets. It gets old, and fast.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Extended Play could have been a little better in terms of its presentation and some of its title selections (why no Hydro Thunder?), but it's a good start for the series' portable run, and I hope that future chapters continue to bring us the best of Midway's gaming past.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cool idea, loveable character, challenging play, but not a game changer. We've seen and played this type of App numerous times before.

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