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 Asphalt 7: Heat
Lowest review score: 10 NFL Pro 2013
Score distribution:
1,751 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one more endless-runner that we have no issue adding to our collection.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Expect to see a delightful mix of 3-D characters and hand-drawn and beautiful 2-D backgrounds (the bosses, in particular, are the most impressive), complimented by a quality soundtrack. In all, everything reminds us of an old PSOne RPG.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, it all comes down to whether you're OK with spending another four bucks to download Metal Slug 2.5. If so, then Metal Slug X will do a fine job putting your shooting skills to the test.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Run Sheldon may not be perfect in its implementation, nor offer anything truly revolutionary to the genre - in the same way that, say, Polara did - it is fresh enough to deserve the attention of genre fans looking for something that at least tries to break away from the established order of things.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the App Store's most intriguing, enjoyable and kooky titles, a game that manages to stick with the player long after he or she leaves the retro inspired world.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gemini Rue certainly won't be to everyone's tastes, but if you long for the good old days where grim dystopias met a graphical style that never really went out of fashion, then you're in for no small treat here.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is a little tricky to get used to on the PSP, but once you get adjusted, you'll find yourself getting into the game's beautiful combat quite easily.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if you think the endless runner genre has nothing left to offer you, we still recommend giving Despicable Me: Minion Rush a go. It's packed full of variety and imagination, and not even the occasional frame-rate hiccup can take too much shine off this very worthy movie mobile game.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ORC: Vengeance absolutely deserves to take its place amongst the best dungeon crawling games on the App Store, of which, there are few. Next to Gameloft's Dungeon Hunter series, it's the closest thing you'll find to Diablo 3 on smartphones and tablets, filled with cool weapons, visually stimulating graphics and rewarding combat.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best games on the App Store, an iPhone and iPad experience that feels instantly familiar, but is in no way boring. A pleasurable nightmare, indeed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What we liked most of all about Luxor Evolved HD is that it takes the core mechanics of an existing subset of the match-three genre, and makes the gameplay a thing of joy that's entirely its own. The previous games in the series may have had their roots in tradition, but Evolved breaks free and charts its own new ground.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the wealth of stickers to the challenging levels and creatures, it's one of the 3DS' more enjoyable RPGs, with adorable characters, catchy music and subtle yet effective 3D graphics. Our advice? "Stick" with it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a buck, Splishi Splashi offers a few hours of fun, especially if you aim to climb the Game Center leaderboard. If anything, it gives new perspective to our place on the food chain.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the visuals are the weakest part of the game, it's by no means a deal breaker. NBA Street Showdown finally brings the game of basketball to the PSP, and does it with authority.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shenanigans aside, this is a well-designed and tricky puzzle game that rewards creativity. It also helps that the designers let you restart puzzles from any point with zero load times, and user friendly controls allow you to view a structure from multiple angles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With intuitive mechanics, a nice array of game modes and its arcade style approach, World Tour Soccer 06 has certainly earned a place in the library of any soccer fan... and perhaps even in the collections of a few non-sporting nerds like myself.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The biggest issue, though, is the game's length. You'll blow through the first chapter in 45 minutes or less, and the second (accessed via in-app purchase for $0.99) is equally short...On the positive side, it's time well spent, and with more chapters presumably on the way, Emissary of War has even more potential. Worth a buck? Absolutely.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My biggest complaint involves the difficulty, or lack thereof. Instead of introducing the game's intricacies during the first chapter, the designers spread them all throughout the game. What ensues are too many easy levels, where it takes but a few tries to score gold stars and move on; thankfully, "extreme" levels take considerably longer to figure out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ball and table physics are outstanding, there's plenty of variety in the tables, and match-making is swift and plentiful.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, though, it's still a step in the right direction for the 'hog, especially considering where he's been lulling over the past couple of years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clap Hanz learned from its mistakes and made a tennis game worth checking out, with approachable gameplay, excellent role-playing elements and a slick presentation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a quick, simple, and clean way to enjoy a fantastic card game on the go, and while it may be a far cry from the Game Boy Color version released so many years ago, it's a great start and an option that you'll want to choose if you want to reignite your love for the game or simply get started with it -- and besides, it's free!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the kind of thing you really need to see to believe, and once you do you'll notice that a crowd's formed behind you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a light-as-air platformer to turn to in this era of grizzled shooters and dark adventure, Kirby's the right kind of good, clean fun to cleanse your palate.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In many ways, True Skate represents the very best of what can be achieved with mobile gaming. It makes a virtue out of touchscreen controls, rather than a burden, and it's hard to see how any traditional controller could provide a more tactile and intuitive feel for the skate experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the introductory price of $2.99, Guerrilla Bob can't be beat. It's a fun traditional action game along the lines of Smash TV and Minigore, and what it lacks in a strong Campaign Mode, it makes up for with the awesome Survival Mode and Crystal connectivity.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Patapon 2 is just as wildly addictive as the original, with its energetic gameplay and presentation.