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 Trucks and Skulls HD
Lowest review score: 10 Celebrity Dentist
Score distribution:
1751 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're in the mood for a quality shooter at a budget price and one appropriate for all ages, you can't go wrong with this imaginative blast-a-thon.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the previous game won't need a review - they'll already have grabbed the game at launch. For those entirely new to the series though, know that while Super Stickman Golf 2 is fiendishly addictive, and stuffed to the brim with content and challenges, there are just a few inelegant fumbles when it comes to dipping deeper into your pockets.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can get past the game's "buy as you go" set-up and increasing difficulty, you'll find tons of value in Cogs. The presentation is top-notch and the gameplay will grind your gears, and we mean that in a good way.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All told, this is another good game from OrangePixel, and a solid pick-up for adventurers who prefer to kill first and ask questions later. We look forward to updates in the months ahead.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the current benchmark for iPhone/iPad graphics, and serves as a window into the future. Don't balk at the price. Cough up the dough and give those aliens the business end of Slade's shotgun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a great game to be sure. Extremely playable and thankfully portable, it can have you going for hours on end. But seriously, I wouldn't mind if they tried to break out of the JRPG mold a little more.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A perfect fit for smartphones and tablets. The user-friendly touch controls make movement and shooting easy enough, and after getting killed, players only have to wait a few seconds to rejoin.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the prettiest and most entertaining iPhone and iPad games, and for $0.99, you'd be foolish to ignore it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It remains to be seen whether Temple Run is the greatest running game on the App Store, but it's without question one of the best. For a buck, it's definitely worth a look.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if you think you're grown hopelessly tired of endless runners - or, for that matter, zombies - Infectonator: Hot Chase will still win you over. Like the hero you control, it'll certainly grow on you - but without that pesky infection.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where others have merely replicated, Pixelbite has managed to innovate with its polarity boost mechanics, and it's a game that deserves a place on any racing fan's phone.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Midnight Carnival ends too soon, it's a smile-inducing side trip that's worth downloading on your PSP or PSP Go.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can tolerate the ever-so-slightly weird experience of playing this jingling, festively tuned game in the New Year, then Bubble Season will give you a pretty satisfying mental workout once you've progressed past the early stages.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We don't condone abusing animals, but we still recommend Hackycat for its intense touchscreen play, power-ups (rainbows are a godsend) and lighthearted presentation.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be the deepest strategy game on the App Store, but fans of other card-battling heavyweights such as Rage of Bahamut will feel right at home in Spellstorm's world. There's a huge variety of creature cards to collect and evolve, a generous campaign to work through, and a far more engaging world to explore in comparison to the competition. It won't convert any genre naysayers, but card strategy fans are in for an unusually high quality treat here.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If anything, Fish Out of Water! proves that oftentimes, the simplest ideas fuel the best games. We've yet to decide where it ranks among Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, but one thing is certain, you'll be hooked.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sophisticated it ain't, but if you can stomach the subject matter and the gentle nudges towards the in-app purchase store, this is as fine a way to kill a ten minute wait as any other.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's something a little bit different, it's beautifully crafted, and unquestionably entertaining for a time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where the game falters (and it's minor, really) is the repetition that comes from grinding and the somewhat lengthy load times between missions. But if you cut your virtual teeth on the likes of Smash TV and Total Carnage, Gun Bros 2 should find its way onto your favorite device, maybe longer than expected, considering Glu plans to add more MODS and vehicles in future updates.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    World War Z crashed on us once and there appears to be an issue among some Android players, but by and large, it's an impressively-made shooter and collect-a-thon that manages to avoid the dreaded movie game curse. You'll have to pay $4.99 to download it, and we feel it's worth the money, especially if you're in need of a zombie fix.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster-splattering fun. Sure, it plays like countless games that have come before it, but this action fest will keep you glued to the iPhone for hours, thanks to its addictive combat, detailed visuals and dramatic score. Three bucks well spent.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay offers a few tricks up its sleeve, like with the mugging system and unscrewing the car radios out of vehicles for bonus cash. The presentation appears to be top notch, without missing any steps during its translation to the PSP. And the extras come aplenty.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throw in a very addictive Survival mode, leaderboards, in-game achievements and 3D models of each pistol, machine gun and sniper rifle, and Overkill 2 contains plenty of appealing features that help make it one of the coolest freemium titles.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, it's a lot of fun, especially as you unlock achievements and post high scores through Game Center, but you'll need a certain level of patience to deal with constant restarts that make iStunt 2 more of a stop and go experience; it definitely puts a damper on the action.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't let Cyto get lost in the noise of the brasher physics puzzlers on the App Store. It may have its moments of frustration, ones where you feel the game is working against you just a little more than is strictly fair, but this is still one of the finest new games you can get for your mobile this week, and we want to see more of its kind in 2013.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, it's a lot of fun, especially as you unlock achievements and post high scores through Game Center, but you'll need a certain level of patience to deal with constant restarts that make iStunt 2 more of a stop and go experience; it definitely puts a damper on the action.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The presentation hooked us from the beginning. The simplistic and mostly black and white graphics take us back to the Atari 2600 days, and the spacey music does a great job lulling us into a somewhat relaxed state.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy South Park or even pinball in general, these are an awesome couple of tables you'll undoubtedly want to spend plenty of time with.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its unconventional title and content, Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ is probably destined to be a big sleeper hit for the Nintendo DS. With off the wall characters, lots of shooting and amusing takes on old fairytales, this game belongs in your collection.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Most of the fun, therefore, comes from trying to gather each bit of scrap as quickly as possible, paying close attention to a board's layout and narrowly missing dangerous electric currents while crashing through force fields.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Had there been more levels, Dark Void Zero would've been unbeatable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the price is RayStorm's biggest issue. We can debate the game's overall quality, we think it's quite good, but at the end of the day, it's a tough shooter to recommend with such a high barrier to entry. A satisfying interstellar trek, but one that comes with sticker shock.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its repetitive nature and free-to-play purchase system, OMG: TD! Is nevertheless a great addition to the genre, and a fun time-waster to boot. It sure beats going to a second-rate toga party.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like all of Adult Swim's games, Velocirapture is unashamedly what it is: a simple and entertaining game that doesn't take itself too seriously, and knows how to inject some much-needed, knowing fun onto the App Store.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spellfall is a unique and addicting puzzle game. Its only downside are the in-game purchases. If you can look past that, and have some patience, you'll have a great time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The shooting and sports action should be more than suitable to your needs, and with the label Konami Classics Series established before Arcade Hits, that can only mean that the company's just getting started.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The point of the matter is that Sega Rally Revo brings the series back to life without dumping what made it so damn crucial in the first place.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game holds up surprisingly well, a true testament to its greatness, but the lackluster audio and high price lessons the appeal.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have a fascination with the Old West or even remotely liked last year's release of Gun, then Gun Showdown should be added almost immediately to your game collection. Its gameplay is still riveting and awfully bloody, just the way I like it, and the presentation has been handled well. Grab yourself a dusty hat and hit the trails.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the better PSP games to come out this year, a trailblazing flight action game that doesn't let up on the gas. It stays true to the arcade roots while also creating a little something new, and it ranks amongst Planet Moon's best works.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may feel somewhat familiar if you've played past incarnations of the series, but the multiplayer gaming and the innovative touch screen controls make it much more than a simple port.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Things get crazy when the sky rains coconuts in a series of patterns, forcing you to skillfully guide the crab to safety. It's a fun time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, it's a bit mindless, but Forever Drive is a sweet ride that's perfect for short and satisfying play sessions whenever, wherever. Every iPhone and iPad owner should have it in his or her collection.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It never feels limited, or that you've "done everything"; the game is designed in a such a dynamic and charming manner that while playing you're not only investing your efforts, but also being rewarded for coming back.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    N.O.V.A. 3 does exactly what's required of it: more of the same, but better and bigger than ever before. The refined multiplayer offering might still have some kinks in it, but it has potential to provide some extraordinary longevity.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On that note, Muramasa Rebirth comes highly recommended, as it provides a visually striking journey through demon-infested Japan. With two characters to play and a wealth of swords to unlock, you'll find plenty to love about this addictive game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a handful of technical hiccups, Anomaly 2 is everything fans of the previous games in the series would have asked for, and is a very easy sale for existing Anomaly nuts. Those who are put off by the typically static, reactive gameplay of the tower-defense genre, could do a lot worse than Anomaly 2 if they wish to discover what this gaming scene is really capable of.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with a slightly flawed freemium purchase system, and a rigid adherence to its primitive shooter roots, Lawless is a great-looking game that'll suck you right in, especially if you have fellow Mobage players to team up with.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If all you want is a visually stimulating arcade style racer, this Need For Speed checks the right boxes. Its price is a bit steep, at $9.99 and $6.99 for iOS and Android, respectively, but those willing to spend the cash shouldn't walk away disappointed. Penny pinchers, though, should give Gameloft's Asphalt 7: Heat a serious look, since it provides a similar experience for just $0.99.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    N+
    Figuring out how to solve each puzzle, creating your own and sharing them with others makes this an essential addition to your PSP library.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's design is superb and tight, and the challenge level will definitely be welcomed by those thirsting for something to push them to the next level.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Girl on Fire didn't blow us away. Marginal improvements don't hide the fact that it plays almost exactly like its competitors. We can say with confidence, though, that it's without question one of the best runners on the App Store, as well as a cool companion to the books and movie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, though, despite the ridiculous scripture and the lacking on-foot crap, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is a rock-solid sequel, one that you won't mind coming back to for breezy runs through the city.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from that one glaring complaint (which is more of a nitpicky issue, really), Arctic Escape is a well-designed homage to Lemmings and a wonderful value, as it costs $0.99 and works for both the iPhone and iPad. Definitely check it out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GRID is difficult at first, and the lack of a speedy frame rate may throw you off. Otherwise, there's nothing to hold you back from shifting into high gear. Buy it, hit the gas and race for the finish line.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderful homage to one of the most beloved games of all time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus shouldn't be missed. It's an outstanding game with the type of controls, presentation and extras to make any fighting fanatic proud.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Asphalt 4: Elite Racing is worth every penny of its 800-point price, with a huge amount of racing action and great old-school controls. Buy it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a steep entry price of $9.99, this probably isn't the game for anyone unsure about whether an unashamedly hardcore, old-school RPG is the right fit for them. If, on the other hand, you played and loved Baldur's Gate back in the day then you already know what to do, and let's be honest you've probably already had your money's worth from the last weekend alone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zen Pinball 3D may not have the eye candy of its big brothers, but it's without question one of the best games on the eShop.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderful homage to one of the most beloved games of all time.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you choose to pay or grind it out, Judge Dredd vs Zombies provides several hours of shooting fun. Levels are short, but the sheer number of baddies and desire to unlock new boards will keep you interested for quite some time. Best Judge Dredd game ever? Sure seems like it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A furious arcade style blast fest that serves as a welcome addition to the App Store library. It costs more than most titles ($4.99), but after slaughtering thousands of creepy crawlies, we feel it was money well spent.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We just wish the multiplayer stages had a bit more pizazz. There's a cool Super Smash Bros. type feel to the action, but it's slightly offset by lackluster temples and mountains.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What Swordigo lacks in revolutionary ideas, it more than makes up for that with hours of nostalgic fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprising good time, designed elegantly in every category and feeling like a refreshing change of pace from the other failures in the Star Wars release line. The force is strong with this one, even if it's made of Lego blocks.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's fair to say we've seen this sort of gameplay before in Candy Crush, but King has done a great job of modifying things to ensure that Farm Heroes Saga isn't as greedy a money-making machine. You'll get quite a bit of gameplay from it for no charge whatsoever, and the additional boosters and other goodies might just encourage you to stick around a little longer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the beefiest tower defense games on the App Store. If you have lots of time to kill, this is three bucks well spent.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Outwitters does a great job of offering up some seriously meaty content for absolutely nothing. There's some fine strategy to be had online, although the experience is very dependent on the commitment and availability of your particular opponent.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a far great focus on action and reaction, rather than deep strategizing, it's a very different take on the tower-defense genre. Disappointing though it is that consumable advantages are available for cash when you've already bought the game outright, it's still fun enough to play without them.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In this day and age, it's rare to see a classic collection with unbelievable quality, so I'll take what I can get. Battle Collection is a must-purchase for its wide variety and great features.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taken for what it is, Ski Safari provides several hours of snow-carving fun, and this is made even cooler with the inclusion of in-game achievements and, most importantly, leaderboards via Game Center, where the desire to rise up a few levels will definitely fuel your virtual skiing addiction.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unless you despise GTA, Chinatown Wars is an essential purchase. Rockstar did an excellent job transferring the mayhem to the DS, and we suggest you run out and buy a copy ASAP.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strikefleet Omega invokes some very happy memories of one of PC gaming's greatest triumphs, Homeworld. While this is a far more arcade-like, simplistic and brisk version of that classic RPS, we've given up hope on a third installment of the game ever seeing the light of day, and so this is just what we need to keep us occupied on the way to work in the mornings.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Speed and control niggles aside, it's an incredibly imaginative title that might lean on an old staple of gaming for its core gameplay, but also freshens the experience up enough to make a corner of that genre its own.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no excuse not to at least dip into the free version of Draw Rider, assuming you have the patience to enjoy the agonizing sense of frustrating fun these games typically offer up. If this generous free taste of the game tickles your fancy, we don't think you'll hesitate to unlock the full game immediately.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a genuinely tense game that will leave you with a frozen grin of terror on your face as you desperately try to preserve the last remaining wisps of your hull, while fighting to deliver the final blow yourself. In short, there's nothing else quite like it on the App Store.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun homage to the glory days of video games, back when controllers didn't have a whole mess of buttons. Ah, memories.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Prepare to lose countless hours playing one of the deepest games on mobile devices.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No, Gunner Z won't change the zombie-shooter genre as we know it, but it's a solid entry that deserves a download, especially if you like watching black-and-white carnage fly. Destruction is still destruction, after all.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    INC
    While not the greatest platform game to grace iOS and Android, INC is without question one the best, with spot on controls (so long as you use the on-screen arrows instead of tilting) and a slick old school vibe.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic sequel. If it had online play and cleared up its long loading issues, it'd be a sure-fire five-star winner. As is, though, it'll have to do just being a great sequel and fun for all ages.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When all's said and done, there's no denying that Jewel Mania remains the fiendishly addictive little puzzle game it's always been, and your kids will love the Halloween flavor to this seasonal edition. Don't expect anything revolutionary, but do expect more than a few missed bus stops. You've been warned.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent puzzle game that'll keep you rotating cubes and scoring corner matches for weeks. Kudos to the developers for trying something different.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like ninjas and simple gameplay, there's plenty for you here!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, though, Outland Games is the same old runner we've played over the last few years. On the positive side, it is both polished and fun, making it a worthwhile download regardless of whether or not you played Monday Night Combat. That said, you don't need to know anything about that Xbox Live Arcade shooter to enjoy what this quality game has to offer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But there's certainly nothing wrong with that, especially when it's a quality effort like Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. Great for fans, casual players and kids (in other words, everyone), it's a well made, cool and value packed kart racer that's worth the cash.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether or not you should buy Cave Story 3D boils down to A.) if you played another version before, and B.) how much you loved it. At $39.99, it's significantly more expensive than purchasing the DSiWare port ($9.99) via the 3DS eShop. Go that route, and you receive a similar, arguably better experience at a fraction of the cost.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The developers also do a wonderful job introducing new elements to the experience. Bottom line, getting all those gems won't be easy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the most complex runner we've played, and makes us excited for the future of App Store platformers. To that end, we hope this isn't the last we've seen of Belle, or Fabrication Games, for that matter.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a fresh and enjoyable take on the physical gameplay we've all become familiar with at drunken parties in the past, and you shouldn't let any freemium quibbles put you off at least giving the game your best shot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ideally, an endless mode would have topped off the game nicely, but for now, Rock Runners is a smart mix of old and new school design, wrapped in a joyful platforming experience iOS users will dig for weeks. Kudos to everyone involved.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is pure classic Bomberman in Battle Mode, and the mini-games add some variety to the single-player game to make it a more enjoyable romp this time around.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, unless you were born in a Stupid Hospital or you just don't have the brain capacity to compete, PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient 2 shouldn't be missed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the learning curve and handful of microgames, WarioWare D.I.Y. is one of Nintendo's most ingenious and satisfying DS efforts, and we strongly recommend playing it on the DSi XL, where those big screens make it easier to draw and view your creations.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day what you can hope for is what we actually got, an extremely noteworthy effort that bodes well for future releases from this company.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Contract Killer Zombies 2 Origins is a fun zombie shooter with plenty of gore and content to keep you firing for days. It presents nothing we haven't seen before (admittedly, the mission screen displayed as a map, complete with flashlight, is a nice touch), but who cares? You should pay more attention to the creatures trying to rip Evelyn's face off.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While in need of polish, it's still a zombie splattering romp shooter fans will play for weeks. Enjoy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game for someone who appreciates the Metroid atmosphere, and is dieing for that oft-rumored "Metroid Dread"
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seriously though, if you can track down a copy of It's Mr. Pants buy it immediately. It's not that it's the greatest puzzle game on the market, but it's pretty damn addictive, and it makes you think in ways that games such as Tetris and Lumines don't.