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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Wipeout Pulse
Lowest review score: 10 Celebrity Dentist
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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Although the developers earned high marks for creating a visually appealing experience, the in-ring action plods along at such a slow pace that we quickly lost interest.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    NBA
    It's an embarrassment to the sport of basketball as portrayed by videogames, a pick-up game between ten players who have broken legs and are trying to walk on them.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If one wanted to be truly hateful, it's not unreasonable to say that the "Metroid Prime : Hunters" demo has shown more promise with what the DS can do with first person shooters than the final product EA has given us with GoldenEye: Rogue Agent.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A tough game to recommend. Although it shows signs of life, those bothersome mini games get in the way of what could've been the best 3DS driving game.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Super Monkey Ball Adventure isn't really that fun. Travellers Tales didn't think the whole concept through, and as a result, the game suffers.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What really kills Jurassic Park, though, are those aforementioned hiccups. The game has a tendency to not only stutter, but briefly freeze, making it nearly impossible to obtain gold ranks per mission, as things have a nasty habit of going haywire right before you interact with a scene. The Quick Time Event pops up, the game freezes and you're unable to react, thus receiving bronze or, if you're lucky, silver.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Flash Focus: Vision Training In Minutes a Day is cheap, checking in at $19.99, but even that doesn't seem to justify what you are actually getting here.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the end, however, the whole effort seems to fall flat, lacking any kind of ambition and yet acting rather stubbornly on the little inventiveness it does have.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Do yourself a favor and go see the flick instead. It's cheaper and will give you bigger bang for your buck than this misfire.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Top Spin 2 does have some minor accomplishments to its credit, but it all comes crashing down due to the flawed gameplay experience and lacking overall features.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The battles are stale, the storyline is boring, and the graphics are fairly weak; what more does I have to say to make you avoid this title?
    • 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?
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the end, Napoleon Dynamite: The Game does little to fight the stereotype of low quality licensed games.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a blatant cash grab, and there are a ton of better free-to-play games out there.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With a more ambitious battle system and less ripped-off Pokemon stuff, Dinosaur King would've earned its throne. Unfortunately, it's more like a Dinosaur court jester. Off with its head.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To its credit, Pebble Bug Studios did a bang up job with the stylish graphics, and as we said, the music's great. At the same time, Rogue Sky isn't much fun, and ultimately, that's what matters.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The story really sucks, the font is ugly, and it's sometimes difficult figuring out where to go.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Look, we get it. They're not angry birds. They're silly owls. Cue the laugh track. That's fine, but there needs to be a good game to back up the supposedly kooky protagonists, and unfortunately, we couldn't find one.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Once you beat the game (few hours at best), there's no reason to return, other than to torture yourself further. That said, unless you're a masochist, avoid The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bothersome controls.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's disappointing, it really is.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fans of Ted Ginn - or those that admire punt returners - may be tempted to give this game a run-through, but Kick Return never really expands its role far enough to make it worthwhile. It's worth a try, then, but it won't stay with you in the long run.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Forget Split/Second for the iPhone. It's not worth the time or effort, especially at $6.99. Save up for the big boy version instead. You'll feel better.

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