Modojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,623 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Bejeweled HD
Lowest review score: 10 Slender-Man
Score distribution:
1,623 game reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another solid retro homage, made even more appealing by the fact that it's free. That said, the high level of frustration makes it a bit too polarizing. You'll either relish the challenge, or delete the game out of anger.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Dingles themselves have bags of charm and personality, and while the gameplay is a little repetitive, there's plenty of challenge to be had for those who simply must get every star.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a toy, rather than a game, there's no denying that Little Inferno's sandbox is a satisfying one that will entertain for a time. But in hammering home its message just a little too forcefully, it also lacks a certain amount of graceful bite, and as a result it doesn't quite touch the greatness it might otherwise have achieved.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All that's required though is a little willingness to teach yourself, along with the patience to dig deeper into the game's surprising charms. Puzzle Restorer won't be to everyone's tastes, but if you're ready for a stiff challenge this is one puzzle game you won't want to miss out on.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The dreadful soundtrack is by and large the game's worst feature, and you'll probably want to nix the audio. This aside, Relic Rush provides a fun bite-sized mobile experience that, while falling short of greatness, definitely justifies its price. More levels please.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fact that you'll often see the worm a section or two above the character adds to the adrenaline rush you'll experience, and the constant need to stuff your pockets with Grubies adds a welcome mini-game of sorts, but despite all of that, you'll probably curse the controls at some point. Heck, we'd even take an old-school NES controller. Instead, we'll just have to settle for Worm Run being flawed, but good.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the most part, though, the game excels in taking mundane tasks and making these activities fun. At the same time, having to unlock everything (along with the required Devilish Calculations demo) is an awkward way to introduce players to the experience. Nintendo would be wise to remember this before releasing a sequel.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These complaints ultimately make Castlevania: Lords of Shadow- Mirror of Fate disposable and just short of being considered a classic, but so long as you except the game for what it is, you'll most likely have a zombie-whipping good time.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's an enjoyable enough game though, and if you crave something different from the App Store this week, Fury of the Gods does a fine job of striking out in a new direction. It's not perfect by any means, but what it does get right is extremely polished and well worth checking out.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's perhaps the most polished example of the genre we've played since last year's magnificent Magic 2013 - although newcomers to TCG tablet gaming will almost certainly want to exhaust that particular title first.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a staggering amount of content that more than justifies the asking price, and we'd like to think hardcore fans won't have too much of a problem with the graphics. At the same time, and considering the resolution gap between the 3DS screen and competing platforms, this title does more harm than good.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, though, the music needs to shine, and HarmoKnight fails to measure up to the best in the genre. We continued playing, not to see how the story unfolded, but in the hope the soundtrack would substantially improve.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All things considered, Tekken Card Tournament may not the greatest game in the genre, but it will tickle the fancy of any feverish battler - at least for a short while.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Anyone who played the earlier Dungeon Hunter games will need very little convincing to jump straight into Gameloft's fourth installment of the franchise. Those new to the mobile action-RPG may find the premium purchases a little stifling compared to the feast available on more traditional platforms, but there's ample opportunity to find out if the price suits your pockets from the free download alone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mr. Crab is not just a very competent game for the most part, it's also a refreshingly different take on the platforming genre - one that's long overdue. It's a colorful and often clever game - qualities that overshadow the game's handful of frustrations.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The concept doesn't evolve much, outside of unlocking different types of rocks, and tedium quickly sets in once you've seen the handful of locations, Egypt and China to name a couple. Still, it's a cool distraction and a different take on one of cinema's biggest action scenes, but is it worth $2.99? No.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the most part, though, the non-stop action, drive to achieve Turtle Power and the various goodies in the shop are enough to keep us playing. On that note, and if you're willing to put up with its warts, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run will provide quite a few hours of foot stomping fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, if you managed to overcome any of the control scheme shortcomings in previous touchscreen LEGO games, then you have nothing to worry about in this latest release. In terms of content, characters, and all of the many charms the series has become famous for, Batman DC Superheroes delivers one of the better mobile LEGO experiences.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mindless fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a sort of very temporary, throwaway experience, Angry Birds Friends will probably entertain for a time, but we doubt it has the legs to cause the App Store charts any serious problems in the long run. Unless you can come to some sort of agreement not to use cash purchases with a close selection of friends, it's hard to see how the global experience will leave anything but a bitter taste in the mouth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Haunted Hollow gets a thumbs-up from us for offering something genuinely different on the App Store. But fun though it is for a while, it is a little rough around the edges - particularly when it comes to its premium purchases and AI performance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This simplicity and novel approach of Mosaique is really where it falls short a little.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not be the greatest game we've had our hands on all year, but it's certainly the best franchise game - and in that sense it sets a welcome standard for the App Store.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The core mechanics of Zombie Fish Tank are certainly very, very familiar, but there's plenty of variety to be enjoyed here nevertheless.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dumb Ways to Die was clearly designed with casual players in mind, as it only takes a minute or so to croak (maybe less), depending how good you are. It's addictive, no question, but there's a considerable lack of games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By and large, though, Man of Steel is an entertaining beat-em-up that joins the growing list of quality superhero games on mobile. If anything, it will give you something to pass the time with in the theater during those annoying pre-show commercials.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the tools Codemasters has at its disposal here, the developer's delivered a mobile rally experience that's about as good as it gets - albeit one where a lack of true multiplayer seems like a bit of a missed opportunity. Even if the framerate wobbles a little, even on the latest Apple hardware, it still delivers a fun enough rally experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's lots to like about the game though, not least because this is a paid-for tower-sim that's entirely free of in-app purchases. If games like Tiny Tower tickle your fancy, yet you find the unavoidable pay-to-advance elements distasteful, you'd be silly not to at least consider calling in on Smooth Operators.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though its chat is more vulgar than we expected and its "freemium" set-up not for everyone's taste, War of Nations is definitely a must for strategists - especially if you were a fan of GREE's previous titles.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the game's stumbles, there's an awful lot to like about this mobile Deus Ex. It's an impressive adventure, one that sets a few new standards when it comes to navigating mobile 3D worlds, and squeezing mechanics onto touchscreens. It's an inescapable conclusion, however, that the game's undeniable accomplishments also serve to highlight its rougher edges.