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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Land-a Panda
Lowest review score: 10 NFL Pro 2013
Score distribution:
1751 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Monument Valley is enjoyable in the same way the Mona Lisa is enjoyable, once you see it once the magic is over. Adding to this feeling is the complete lack of challenge and the short playtime of around an hour. There is no replay value what-so-ever, once the game is over it is over.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The concept is OK, and the retro graphics have a cool 8-bit vibe. We just cannot muster enough excitement to care. Poor collision detection means enemies reach your character even though it seemed like you executed a high enough jump to vault over them. Meanwhile, the randomness of the weapons simply makes the game tougher than it should be. No one in his or her right mind should want to go from a flamethrower to landmines. Factor in just three stages, and Super Crate Box is a big letdown.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Still, we can't fully recommend a basketball game if the main function of the game is this broken. If you can't shoot worth a damn or defend worth a damn, then, really, what's the point if the AI is just going to run right over you?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Now factor in the overall goal: grab a set number of stars in the fastest time possible, and Dream Track Nation becomes extremely irritating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The biggest problem, though, is the annoying lag that infests the entire App, even the menus. We'll attempt to visit the Armory and have to wait several moments till the game catches up, and this happens offline, which makes it even worse.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In addition, the developers made the play area much too small, to the point that you may need to bring the iPhone close to your face to view the action.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Tactical Strike is tactically unsound and just not very fun to play overall.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I'm not saying it's all bad, I'm saying so many games do this sorta thing so much better that it's not really worth the time or investment unless you keep posters of Gwen Tennyson on your wall.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Zombies, Run! is stuck in a kind of nether-zone between jogging-aid and game. It lacks the functionality of basic jogging apps, and is ultimately unconvincing as an interactive experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But as a return player, it barely added anything of significance to improve gameplay and the multiplayer they added actually worsened the overall value.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you have some Nintendo points burning a hole in your wallet, this wouldn't be a complete waste of $5, but other DSi games offer a greater value. When it's all said and done, the most Art Style: Aquia has an interesting title and not much else.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's definitely a lot to love about Batman Arkham City Lockdown. We doubt many Batman fanatics will scoff at the visuals and free comic books (yes, the game has some comics), but the shoddy controls made us crazy like a bat with rabies. Some fun to be had, but serious room for improvement.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Battles has unrealized potential. Whether or not TOME is able to uncover it, unfortunately, remains to be seen.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    SimCity Creator might be entertaining if it were the last game on earth, but even then, we might just resort to Hangman.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    That said, a slicker presentation, better multiplayer, more question variety and the ability to download question packs for a small fee could've made this the next great game show.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Shadow Assassins could've been a great game had some things been changed or revamped. Instead, only the truly dedicated will see it through to the end, and even they may opt for the original PSOne game instead.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's got a unique art style and different sort of gimmick, but you'll be finished with it much quicker than anticipated.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The general game isn't any fun because there's no personality and the AI hunts down too many shots for its own good. The graphics deliver, but the sound needs some work, especially with the stiff commentary. And you guys need to touch up your multiplayer as well...it's shoddy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, the sloppy controls and other issues prevent Volcano Escape from being a must play, even at $1.99. Cut it loose.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There could be a good game buried beneath the slop, but after a few hours of mind-numbing boredom and frustration, we just couldn't play anymore.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Licensed games sure aren't what they used to be.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A huge disappointment, where not even Bluetooth support for select games can save it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If Skate 3 is a successful trick run, then Skate It is the ultimate bail. The gameplay doesn't click and the visuals never draw you in to a real skateboarding experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Being a hardcore Pokemaniac, it really hurts to see yet another Pokemon game succumb to mediocrity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you already own Mario Kart DS, there's no reason to buy MySims Racing. This is just a sloppily constructed clone with a below-average presentation and been there/done that gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Going out with a bang for them has turned into sneaking out with a whimper. Not exactly my idea of the ol' ball game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To further add insult to this game, Super Sonic Warriors 2 just doesn't look all that impressive and the touch screen implementation is mediocre at best.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The cornball story, overall slow pace and lame combat make this one game we'd like to forget.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The story really sucks, the font is ugly, and it's sometimes difficult figuring out where to go.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While the characters are funny and there is a definite old-school/hardcore edge to the design, only those in the market for a tough-as-nails dungeon crawler are likely to find enjoyment here.