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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though it's not as fast paced as other fighting games, we heartily recommend Karate Champ.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If it's fun, unique touch-screen gaming you're looking for, Yoshi certainly has the touch.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of this year's more bizarre portable titles, not to mention one of the best.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if they don't, though, Burger Cat is a wonderful puzzler starring a character we hope makes a second appearance, be it sequel, spinoff or even apparel; a Burger Cat-branded chef's apron springs to mind. For now, spend the $0.99 and enjoy one of the App Store's best, and make sure you invite us over for some burgers in June.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sniper-shooting aside, Guardian Cross doesn't do a huge amount that's different to the many other card games on the App Store. But crucially, it's polished the experience to a hitherto unseen level of refinement in its art, interface and engagement.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As cool as the game is, the App lacks the addictive quality of those match-three and falling block puzzle games. At the end of the day, we can put it down.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best feature, though, is the option to connect with other gamers online and download their shooters. That adds limitless value to an already great product.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the iPad's greatest and most impressive sports games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are a few niggles surrounding Symphonica: the story's ridiculous, there's far too much cut-scene waffling and the beats are ever so slightly off, but we had a huge amount of fun playing the game. Anyone who enjoys rhythm games should definitely check it out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a wonderfully structured free-to-play endless runner, Moby's Revenge fares well in the final analysis. There are occasional glitches and gameplay issues to get over, but everything's good overall and this is a fun game for all ages to enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Factor in cute cartoon style graphics, and it's no wonder Hardest Game Ever 2 climbed the free charts. An obviously shallow but amusing experience that'll keep you entertained for minutes a day.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although Drawn to Life: SpongeBob Squarepants Edition is a great game for fans of the little yellow sponge, we feel it could alienate older gamers who enjoyed the premier release of the Drawn to Life series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game hit me with the authority of a mack truck. I did not expect it to be this captivating.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Highly recommended for being one of the best hack and slash games to hit the App Store, full of cool artwork, a rocking soundtrack and sweet monster killing gameplay. Dive into this fantasy world and bag some slugs.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most charming aspect of Rebelstar: Tactical Command is the way it makes such great use of limited resources.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    9mm
    Both a triumph and a disappointment. The intriguing narrative and copycat firefights will keep you enthralled. At the same time, Gameloft blew the opportunity to do something unique, instead opting for a bunch of cliches that fail to make the game stand apart from the competition.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Grimoire of the Rift is an excellent example of quality DS gaming.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NBA 09 The Inside is a slam-dunk in almost every way.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vice City Stories could have used some story clean-up and some tweaking to make the lock-on system work better for the user. As is, however, it's a good piece of 80's fun wrapped around an already solid engine.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can overcome the game's challenges - both fair and unfair - this is a very satisfying mobile shooter. Just be prepared to work a little harder than you should really have to.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a die-hard fan of Flow Free, and the follow-up Flow Free Bridges, you can do an awful lot worse then get stuck into this new puzzler from Pocket PlayLab. Don't expect originality in spades, but do expect a huge number of levels, expertly designed and delivered in a very slick overall package.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its art, music, originality, and sheer destructive fun, Roar Rampage scores big points with us. It's a little on the easy side, and once you've mastered the core mechanics of the game you shouldn't encounter too many false starts, but every moment you spend with the game is packed with deliciously daft fun. Make this part of your mobile gaming this weekend.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Princess Fury will try your patience, but it's worth the effort, if for nothing else than to relive the glory days of 16-bit arcade fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Crossfire HD will thrill players of all ages, giving them a chance to cut through extraterrestrial hordes on the go.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you're a fan of zombie games or not, you'll find plenty of content here that is fun. The gameplay is tight and lacks really any sort of gimmick. The only qualms I had was that the gameplay wasn't varied enough for the length of the game, but it was still a blast till the end.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It not only has the variety that Olympic fans are looking for, but, more importantly, it also has the fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SSX On Tour could've looked a little better, and probably would have benefited from some slight gameplay tweaks, but it's very playable and thoroughly enjoyable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The cases are fun and challenging, the presentation quirky and likable, and the gameplay is as sharp as a tack. If you have any objection to buying this game, consider yourself overruled. It's just too good to pass up. [JPN Import]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A ridiculous, rollicking adventure that's clearly been an explosive labor of love for the developers, you'll get more than enough fun for your money from this refreshingly different title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Joe Danger Infinity may not be the touchscreen revolution that the first game was, but it's still a marvelous one nevertheless.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but it's a treat for players looking to feed their PSPs with a quality game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the face of so much delightfully clever level design, it's easy enough to brush aside any niggles about the game. Icycle's colorful, clever and a great example of just how far a little imagination can go in the world of indie mobile development.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gunslugs is a fun throwback that joins the already impressive Orangepixel lineup. Regardless of which iOS or Android-powered device you own, there's quite a bit to love about this twitchy blast-a-thon.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Toshio Iwai has captured this very special desire, our need to express ourselves... Silky smooth to the touch, Electroplankton tantalizes the senses. [JPN Import]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The inclusion of both a fighting game and a brawler is the best of both worlds, as players can switch off between the two and have hours of fun knocking people out. The Wi-Fi option is superb, allowing a friend to jump in the fun at anytime (provided they own a PSP and a copy of the game).
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best part of the game are the job classes. Final Fantasy III was the first of the series to feature job changing, which helps the replayability aspect of the game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a way, Get Outta My Galaxy! is somewhat of a tease, as it's the closest we'll get to playing Super Mario Galaxy on the iPhone, though it's unfair to hold this App to such lofty standards. Instead, appreciate this game for what it is: one heck of a good time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When you finally succeed in surmounting the insane difficulty level, the sense of accomplishment you get ultimately makes the game an enjoyable experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a sweet game overall, thanks in part to the user-friendly touch controls. The story is forgettable and it's a shame that Chillingo released an HD version for the iPad (instead of making it universal), but we still had fun navigating through each stage.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one of those games that appears easy but requires a bit of skill and patience to master, despite the user-friendly controls.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For sheer throwaway fun, it's hard to go wrong with Arcade Ball. It's not the most sophisticated gaming experience you'll ever have, but it is surprisingly addictive. In other words, give it a go. And then maybe just one more go...
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's just a well developed and deep adventure game that does its genre as well as the legendary series justice.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a chance you'll dislike DrawRace 2, since sketching routes takes a backseat to hitting the gas and steering the car. It also doesn't help that your finger obscures the racing line, forcing you to rely on instinct; you eventually get a feel for it. Racing strategists, on the other hand, will happily dive into DrawRace 2 and play this sucker for months.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, it's a fairly short-lived experience. You can beat the game in roughly an hour, but on the positive side, multiple routes will keep you coming back for more; case in point, we didn't reach the Blue-Marine level during the first play through.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cool and affordable brainteaser that'll keep you busy for hours. Download it immediately and find the lost Ark. Just don't let it melt your face.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The PSP version of Chinatown Wars is still superior, due to the less clumsy controls and included soundtrack. However, if an iPhone is all you have, this definitely doesn't feel like a second rate effort.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of the more unique games we've seen for 3DS and another fine addition to the handheld's downloadable library. VVVVVV lacks some flash, but more than makes up for this with hardcore play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not only is it a blast to play, but its presentation is over-the-top and in your face. The music. The graphics. The combat. The SPOILERS!!!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is an excellent addition to Nintendo's celebrated franchise and a great way to close 2009.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coign of Vantage is one of coolest games on the App Store, and you'll thoroughly enjoy seeing jumbles of pixels come together to make cats, hearts and joysticks.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taken for what it is, Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is a cool title containing bite-sized content with portable gamers in mind. That said, we doubt you'll find much to dislike.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Manages to shine, and we strongly suggest downloading it, regardless of whether you're into the Evil Dead films. Kudos to Backflip Studios for respecting the license while at the same time delivering a highly entertaining experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Radiation Island is one of the most value-packed titles on iOS right now, jam-packed with features, things to do, and all wrapped up in a gorgeous package to boot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshing change of pace from all the runners and tower defense games populating the App Store, and the neat x-ray effects look cool.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you absolutely, positively hate Breakout, make a note to skip Nervous Brickdown entirely. However, if you could tolerate a few plays of it or are just experiencing it for the first time, this is a must-buy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not a complex title by any means, but it is a surprisingly moreish one that will challenge even those with the fastest fingers to do better with just one more go.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether or not you should purchase the game depends on how big a fan you are. Of course, the app is a must buy for newcomers, since it's one of the iPhone and iPad's more enjoyable (and shamelessly violent) titles. Besides, it's only a buck.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clubhouse Games is an example of substance over style, and I love it. While the games won't win any awards for graphic achievement or soundtrack, they're still quite fun to play.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To say Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy surprised us would be a huge understatement. This game, originally feared to be a dud, is one of the more impressive 3DS games you'll see. That said, we hope the publisher releases more Ace Combats in the years ahead.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no question that Rivals at War 2084 represents a much improved experience over the original.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's interesting to note that in the decade or so since Crazy Taxi's release, games like GTA have rendered these full releases as mini-games within a much bigger context. Still, you couldn't ask for a more faithful recreation of a slice of gaming history, and there's enough here to satisfy nostalgia-freaks, as well as those who missed out on the game the first time around.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If anything, Trials and Tribulations is guilty of just being the "same old thing". After all, the formula hasn't really changed whatsoever from what was present in the first two games, aside from some tweaks to the defense system.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Freemium tactics aside, it's one of the better Tetris spin-offs to come along in years, and you'd be wise to put it onto your mobile device.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A smartly implemented checkpoint system means you'll never restart from the beginning of a stage.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not the most advanced RPG in the world, it manages to entertain through its AR mechanic, the desire to uncover new Denpa Men and the constant leveling. Definitely one of the quirkiest, most unique titles on 3DS, by far.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of some minor flaws, Escape From Doom represents a great addition to the endless runner genre. The affordable price, the array of weapons, and the exquisite visuals should keep you running back to mummy again and again.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The presentation, challenging play and hidden items combine to form one of the coolest ninja romps we've played, perfectly suited for the hardcore crowd in desperate search of a challenge amidst easier fare. Just don't expect a cakewalk.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether Chillingo releases additional content, Food Processing is a quality game worth your hard-earned cash, if for nothing else than a little stress relief. That pumpkin never had a chance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kudos to Capcom for refusing to settle on the typical formula with Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth. The gameplay is engaging through all five cases, and the humorous presentation and characters will make you happy to join the legal team once again.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Harmony really is a lovely game that will give you a serious mental workout. The core puzzling concept feels fresh, the presentation is absolutely gorgeous, and you'll come back to play the game just to listen to the soundtrack.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether Chillingo releases additional content, Food Processing is a quality game worth your hard-earned cash, if for nothing else than a little stress relief. That pumpkin never had a chance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the more addictive games you'll find on the App Store, despite the fact that it stars one of the most terrifying heroes in recent memory.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We can't help but fall in love with the concept, and see great potential in the future, with updates that add more levels and control tweaks. Spend a dollar and take the plunge into dreamland.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bloons TD Battles likely isn't what purist fans of the series would have asked for, but at this stage in the franchise's life it's probably time for something other than more of the same - however enjoyable the existing single-player games have been up until now. It's the classic gameplay remodeled for a different sort of audience, then, and even IAP quibbles can't take too much of the shine off the predictably outstanding gameplay to be found here.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Few iPhone and iPad games are as charming as Bumpy Road.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only conceivable issues are the obvious omissions. Disney Mobile failed to include a level editor (you can only customize the cars), and you can't zoom in/out to get a lay of the land.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderful surprise, a shooter that really engulfs you in its features and its presentation, and it shouldn't be missed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfect for long trips or just a couple of rounds a day, it's an irresistible and well-designed App that's affordably priced and a lot of fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Attractive hand drawn graphics feature twisted scrap heaps, cool looking contraptions and droids of all shapes and sizes. The soothing mood music, meanwhile, helps put you at ease.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Half-Minute Hero will take you several hours to beat, and while some of the objectives can be a grind (especially in Evil Lord 30), boredom never becomes an issue.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you love first-person shooters and don't mind the core simplicity at the game's heart, Neon Shadow is well worth taking a shot at.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though it doesn't look as good as other MotorStorm games, we're happy with the way Arctic Edge turned out. The controls are easy to learn, the presentation is solid and the crashes and stunts are just as fun as ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not being able to select the correct Meteos in a pinch made me very frustrated, and frantically rubbing the touch screen to get myself out of jams cheapens the game's strategic element.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thankfully, Tecmo Koei rises above that with an addictive beat-em-up that's bound to become a personal favorite, especially if you grew up playing the original on PSOne, moved on to DOA 2 on Dreamcast and the sequels that followed. Of course, if you're a newcomer, there's plenty to like about this pulverizing brawler.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not without its faults, but those faults are overshadowed by the quality. No matter what your heart desires (dishing and swishing, hacking and whacking, or posting and toasting) this game has it all.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This really is a lovely game though, even if the journey is all too brief when you consider the $4.99 price-tag. If you're concerned that this modern re-imagining might not do the original experience justice, cast those concerns aside.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't mind stumping up for a comparatively steep unlimited lives unlock (and we really don't think you will, once you've sampled the delights of Letris 3), what you're left with is one of the most enjoyable word games you'll play all year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Strike Team comes up short compared to its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 counterparts, but it's easily the best mobile release to date, and paves the way for even better ones down the line. Let the tour of Duty continue.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Because of its high difficulty bar, Jet Car Stunts 2 certainly isn't for everyone. If you're a racing fan up for a real challenge though - or you don't mind spending a few hours perfecting runs on the trickiest levels - this one's well worth taking for a spin.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Then we have the tilt controls, to which we say, don't bother. It was novel of Sony to attempt to implement Vita's gyroscope to transform the handheld into a steering wheel, but it's tough getting the hang of, if at all.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the most part it's very much a game you've played before, but it's also one of the most polished versions you can grab from the App Store. There are some neat upgrades to unlock and keep you plowing through the levels too, along with a neat destructive lightning power if you can keep chains of clusters dropping. In other words, it's a little bit moreish, it's very polished, and it will kill more hours than you think you have left to give to this particular type of game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    N.Y.Zombies should be on your radar. While not perfect by any means, this cool and cheap shooter has enough action to keep zombie fanatics busy until the real undead apocalypse arrives.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From where we stand, it's a smartly designed and at times uncomfortable video game that's definitely worth $0.99. If anything, it'll make you think twice about rubbing your eyes after touching a doorknob.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Razor Run provides a fresh take on the endless runner genre by introducing fun space shooting elements. Its graphics are great and the gameplay works very well, and the freemium model is more than fair. Despite the small flaws - mainly with the upgrades menu - this Razor is sharp.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid fighter, especially if you missed it last year. There was potential to make this the definitive version, but as it stands, it's another quality title for Sony's monster machine, and a worthwhile pick-up you should play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soul Bubbles will keep you engaged longer than the real thing and is definitely worth a look.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It all comes down to how much you enjoy these types of apps, and whether you dream of owning an airport. If either sound appealing, Airport City HD will definitely keep you entertained. For how long will probably depend on how much money you feel the game is worth.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We just wish it were a bit deeper. Although blood flows freely, you cannot perform finishing moves to lop off limbs. On top of that, there's no story to speak of.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of Spacetime Studios' previous mobile games won't need any convincing to pick up this latest epic cooperative RPG, and they can rest assured that Arcane Legends packs in all of the features they've come to expect. For everyone else, this represents the most accessible game from the studio to date, and you may find themselves drawn in far deeper than you'd have expected.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's just as much a kick-ass military shooter as its console brethren.