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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Lowest review score: 10 Slender-Man
Score distribution:
1,751 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Delivers plenty of thrills for a buck without having to stand in those annoying amusement park lines. Major plus in our book.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A classic, lengthy, & challenging platforming experience - the type of game we don't see enough of, anymore. And make no mistake - the game gets CRAZY hard, later on. This is no pushover like "NSMB" or "Super Princess Peach." You WILL die dozens of times in the last world, and bosses WILL stump you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of Jungle Run can certainly look forward to another generous dollop of creatively crafted levels in Fiesta Run, and we're left largely impressed by this bright and breezy sequel. Not even a handful of minor niggles can stop this from being very easy to recommend to gamers of all tastes and ages.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Really, the worst thing about Metal Slug 2 is the price. At $3.99, it's more expensive than most games on the App Store, but if you have the cash to burn, we feel this title would make a fantastic edition to your iOS library. That being said, jump into the warzone and come out firing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All this praise aside, the game's commentary comes up way short.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are more upgrades, a greater diversity in environments, and more enemy types than ever before. Fans have likely already grabbed the game at launch - for everyone else, know that this new Kingdom Rush ensures the series remains at the top of this bloated genre.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The truth be told, Mario Party DS is one of the better games in the series, with replay value galore -- especially if you got friends around.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for the next step in the role-playing genre and don't mind doing a little work, open up the book and crack the Code. You won't regret it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all we wouldn't hesitate to recommend that any strategy fan gets stuck into at least the free content that's on offer here, and it's a wise distribution model given that there's not a great deal of hand-holding or explanation of the game's core mechanics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Worms 3's new squad and card mechanics may not entirely suit the tastes of purists, but if the series is to evolve any further then it surely has to take a few risks somewhere along the line. It's not entirely Worms as you know it, then, but those new twists are entertaining enough to ensure that this new mobile outing for the franchise is more than capable of standing on its own two feet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We think Avengers Initiative is one of the best fighting adventure games on the App Store, as well as the best Incredible Hulk title we've played in years. Marvel fans will love every second, and with the promise of at least three other characters, we have a feeling we'll play this one for quite some time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We have nothing but positive things to say about the spectacle. Having such a graphically-rich title on iPhone and iPad screens is remarkable. At the same time, and if we expect video games to grow up, publishers need to invest the same effort into the other components, especially when dealing with the fourth entry of a popular franchise.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That's really all there is to it, and quite frankly, we can't hate on What's the Word: 4 Pics 1 Word too much. Yes, it's a mirror image of What's the Word?, and we can certainly debate whether this is or is not an issue. At the same time, it's an entertaining game, and App Store reviewers appear satisfied. Considering both titles are free, that only means more puzzles for you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The wealth of upgrades, sharp visuals and fun gameplay make it one of the iPad's premier offerings. Besides, no one should pass up the opportunity to turn a small army of robots into scrap metal.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It won't replace the one on consoles, but EA deserves a ton of credit for designing a "lite" version with plenty of horsepower underneath the hood.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In all, Geometry Wars: Galaxies is an expansion done right.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a solo affair, Heroes and Castles works surprisingly well. Having to constantly launch units and keep an eye on the castle becomes overwhelming, but it doesn't take long to get a handle on the game's intricacies, and with new modes coming in the near future, there's room for aggressive expansion. Might as well get in on the ground floor.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What's The Word? is a challenging iOS title ideal for solo players and couples. Considering the developer's commitment to adding new words and making tweaks, there's a great chance we'll continue to see this app in the top free category for weeks to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Air Mail could've been exceptional, but as it stands, the game will just have to settle for being great, with beautiful art work, tight controls and fun exploration/time-based play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We had a blast playing Need For Speed Hot Pursuit on consoles, and surprisingly, the Apple iOS version holds its own, with sharp graphics, high speed thrills and lots of in-game achievements. On the downside, you can only play as the police, but this is still a fun and very affordable App that we highly recommend.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wave Trip carries on Lucky Frame's tradition of producing experimental music games that still manage to deliver a satisfying traditional gaming experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact that we enjoyed Another World 20 years after it first debuted is a testament to its greatness. Other games have copied its cinematic storytelling and puzzles, but this is where it all began. Young or old, you'll appreciate much of what this engaging adventure has to offer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is easy on the eyes, with detailed stages full of visually appealing treats. We don't know what's in that jelly, but we'd certainly like some.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thankfully, there's more to it than eye candy, and this substance outshines the negatives. Worth five bucks? Absolutely.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very good sequel to a pretty slick original, in other words.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, The Walking Dead: Assault provides a welcome change of pace from the usual first and third person zombie shooters, with smartly designed squad-based mechanics. With more chapters due for release in the coming months, it's a game worth hanging on to, especially if you love the comics and/or TV show.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Looney Tunes Dash is another endless runner with little offer by way of originality or excitement. You could pick any title off the App Store that would do virtually the same type of thing, and you'd still benefit from it. If you don't like Looney Tunes, you'd be better suited with a different game anyway.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Our only complaint involves pausing and then restarting the game, with zero time in between to regain one's bearings; fixable in an update perhaps. Aside from that relatively small issue, Bobbing is one of the most challenging games we've played. It would have felt right at home on classic consoles. That being said, it's a great fit for iOS and Android devices.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, there's little reason to avoid X-Baseball. It's a fun and free way to pass the time that'll appeal to gamers the world over, even if they hate the sport. Download it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zombies Ate My Friends serves up an enjoyable amount of fun for players of all ages. It's not perfect, but it satisfies like a good, cheap dinner.