Modojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,702 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
Lowest review score: 10 Slender-Man
Score distribution:
1,702 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It lacks the bells and whistles we expect these days, but when it comes to monster-blasting thrills, the game delivers the pulse-pounding arcade goodness fans crave.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's light-hearted but captivating, and there a difficulty setting for everyone, whether you're the committed tower-defense nut, the kind of person who likes to think they're better at these games than they really are, or the younger game who'll get a few hours of entertainment from assaulting the balloons with ease.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even allowing for these niggles, this is nevertheless a highly original and entertaining take on the endless-runner genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An immensely charming, clever and (despite the obvious influence of Lemmings) original game. Neat mechanics, simplistic yet pretty artwork and a fine, stirring chiptune make this a very easy recommendation for fans of puzzle and platform games alike.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skylanders Battlegrounds manages to maintain a high level of appeal, though, simply because it contains so many different characters, daily bonuses tied into specific elements and a leveling system that takes into account the entire roster, instead of forcing players to level Skylanders individually.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want to explore every last upgrade in this free game, you'll probably need to invest some of your real money at some point, but there's more than enough content up front to keep you busy and amused for at least a few hours this weekend.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Your early moments with Flashout 3D are likely to involve a little frustration as you tease at the controls to find an acceptably smooth response. Persevere though, and you'll ultimately be rewarded with some of the most thrilling racing gameplay that mobiles have to offer.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's something a little bit different, it's beautifully crafted, and unquestionably entertaining for a time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    RAD Soldiers is a very well executed touchscreen game, and will do a good job of scratching that turn-based itch while you're away from the meatier console and PC games in the genre. That said, we did find the objectives and locations just a little bit too repetitive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brisk, beautiful, fluid, and entertaining endless-runner.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Grading Game is a welcome change of pace and a solid fit for touchscreen devices. After suffering through numerous classes years ago, it's refreshing to play a game that makes learning fun. That said, grab your virtual pen and let the red ink flow.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the more humorous and enjoyable endless-running zombie games we've played. Granted, it's short on options. It won't take long to plow through each stage, and beyond that, there's an unlockable Survival Mode, but for $0.99, ShaqDown is a basketball-whipping, mutant-punching riot.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Irreverent, eccentric, and with enough challenge to keep even the most accomplished Angry Bird expert on their toes, Swing King's 90-plus levels represent a dollar very well spent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Zenonia 5 may not be the most original RPG to demand your attention, it is an exceptionally competent one that's packed with a surprising amount of content.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Blockheads might lean just a little too heavily on the grandfather of sandbox world-building for its own mechanics, but it's also got enough charm and obsessiveness of its own to make it an essential download.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Temple Run 2 is a quality product, it falls short of being groundbreaking.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one more endless-runner that we have no issue adding to our collection.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Satisfying though these bonus objectives are, we can't help but feel they've been wedged into the game in order to artificially extend its longevity. But while that's a shame, it takes nothing away from the sublime eccentricity of Momonga Pinball Adventures.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ghostbusters is a surprisingly entertaining romp through our childhood, and a great way to pass the time. More so than ever, busting makes us feel good.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun running game that'll keep you entertained through life's more boring moments. We would have released it free-of-charge, but for $0.99, it still represents a fine value.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WipEout and Mario Kart may have inspired it, but the game fails to achieve such excellence. On its own, though, Table Top Racing is a solid addition to the App Store, and a worthwhile purchase for players who grew up zipping toy cars around their homes.