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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Gravity Lab!
Lowest review score: 10 NFL Pro 2013
Score distribution:
1751 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But Zelda: Phantom Hourglass goes the opposite extreme, and turns sailing into a boring and utterly joyless exercise in line drawing. Basically, instead of controlling the ship directly, you'll merely draw your route on the touchscreen and watch your ship travel to that destination.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a toy to play with, Splice is a wonderful thing. As a game however, it just lacks that essential moment where you feel that you've made progress entirely through ingenuity rather than random experimentation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Great Little War Game HD is much better than a three out of five. We just couldn't award it a higher score knowing it crashes on iPad 2. If you can deal with that, or have the iPhone/older iPad, this App comes highly recommended.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fact that Trigger Fist lacks originality makes it somewhat generic. Then again, it provides multiplayer that works each and every time, devoid of lag and other performance hiccups.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is solid if you haven't played the first, but the loose steering causes too many deaths.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    However, casual fans will not find much to be had here as the gameplay doesn't lend itself to spontaneous play. For those who are looking to try the genre though, Battlelore is a great starting point, having challenge without an overwhelming ruleset.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kingdom Rush Origins is still a very fun tower defense title, even if it's no different from the last game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a toy, rather than a game, there's no denying that Little Inferno's sandbox is a satisfying one that will entertain for a time. But in hammering home its message just a little too forcefully, it also lacks a certain amount of graceful bite, and as a result it doesn't quite touch the greatness it might otherwise have achieved.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Final Fight One's AI is cheaper than a bottle of discount wine.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's an enjoyable game that I'm glad that I own, but it didn't impress me enough that I felt the need to gush all over it. But kudos to Game Freak for coming up with something fresh in the platform genre, as simply conking bad guys on the head was getting tired.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, if you managed to overcome any of the control scheme shortcomings in previous touchscreen LEGO games, then you have nothing to worry about in this latest release. In terms of content, characters, and all of the many charms the series has become famous for, Batman DC Superheroes delivers one of the better mobile LEGO experiences.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But the actual tennis is excellent and the various mini games are lots of fun, so if you absolutely love the Mario Tennis series and/or have a few friends that also own this game (because each player needs a copy), it's a decent purchase.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bitcoin Billionaire is a very interesting game to say the least. The game can be very addicting because it is so simplistic and you really want to make as much money as you can. On the other hand though it is not really a game at all and if you are looking for something more challenging than tapping a screen over and over than look elsewhere.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While by no means perfect, Castle of Illusion is a good enough platformer that pays worthy homage to the Genesis classic. That said, its high cost makes it too expensive to be an impulse buy, and we can only suggest waiting for the inevitable price drop.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When a game is supposed to be strategic, I expect strategy... and when it fails in that regard, I personally cannot believe it's a great game. That's not to say FFXII: RW is bad or that it isn't competently designed, it's just that it could have been much more and it's sort of infuriating to know it isn't.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you have fond memories of it or you are an RPG fanatic, definitely check out this game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A great game, a rhythm/music game that bends the genre in new directions with its creative design, heartily original soundtrack, and unique gameplay system. Not too much of it is new, but there is a little to explore here that's worth at least a few tries, even if you have to put up with some hiccups just to get past it. [JPN Import]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, what I took away from Pokemon White Version 2 was this: that the series, much like the monsters that call it home, desperately needs to evolve.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good but not exceptional game. Definitely worth playing because we feel it's one of the more intriguing titles on the App Store, but just a step short of being one of the year's best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Beaterator could've been a little more consumer-friendly, with a better hands-on tutorial and some minor sequences. Not everyone will get it, but would-be music maestros and DJs should definitely give it a look.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Had Sega simply bumped up the price and included everything in one shot, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed would've been just as well received as its console counterpart. Instead, due to an unfair currency system and technical hiccups, it loses control.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a staggering amount of content that more than justifies the asking price, and we'd like to think hardcore fans won't have too much of a problem with the graphics. At the same time, and considering the resolution gap between the 3DS screen and competing platforms, this title does more harm than good.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We found the game's performance stuttered a little on our second-generation iPad, but it has its charms nevertheless - just don't expect to take on the global leaderboards without buying yourself a competitive edge.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game can be fun and rewarding and does a pretty decent job at not massacring a movie franchise, but can grow tiresome rather fast if the fighting bores you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They story is good enough to be in a book and if it weren't for the long-winded dialog, I would rate this game higher. I think if people treat Hotel Dusk more as an interactive novel than an actual game, they'll be less likely to be disappointed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It all comes down to how much you're willing to invest. Personally, we grew tired of grinding and may never play Slam Dunk King again. PikPok went a little overboard with the prices, and it remains to be seen whether users will fork over the cash.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the most part, though, Lock 'n' Load provides several hours of dark, twisted fun.

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