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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Ridge Racer
Lowest review score: 10 NFL Pro 2013
Score distribution:
1751 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The deceptive simpleness of gameplay lends itself to complex and difficult tracks that make a player feel accomplished. Unlike a majority of iOS games, stabbing your finger at the screen won't win this one. It will take practice and skill and that's a good thing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When we come to compile our games of the year this December, 10000000 will have a very high position on that list.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a classic slice of gaming that bodes very well for the future of Team17's back-catalog on iOS devices. The controls are solid, and the content has been ported with affection and respect for the original game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The spectacular visuals, addictive combat and wealth of collectibles make it another quality addition to Chair's growing portfolio.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is one hot box of rocks. Arguably, it is PlayStation Vita's best launch game, a content and graphically rich experience that serves as a loyal handheld companion, perfectly suited for long or short play sessions. In other words, worth every penny of its $39.99 asking price.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cordy 2 is hands-down one of the finest platform games you can pick up for your mobile or tablet. It looks absolutely stunning, the controls work effortlessly, and those who absolutely must achieve perfection on every level will be kept exploring its incredible depths for weeks to come. Highly recommended.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a sequel that not only outshines the original, but also does the free-to-play game system justice - a rare feat for apps these days.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mikey Shorts did a lot for the platforming market last year, and for just under two bucks, Mikey Hooks does even better with a new mode, a great new gameplay tactic and that same wonderful presentation from the original. One play and you'll be, ahem, hooked.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skylanders Lost Islands is very much a gentle combination of familiar empire-building with the deliciously addictive finger-tapping of The Simpsons: Tapped Out, but it brings both of these elements together so wonderfully, and in such a perfectly polished package, that we couldn't help but fall in love with it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're one of those boring old-fashioned gamers who values crazy things like fun, compulsion, and competitiveness, you really owe it to yourself to grab this stellar action-puzzler.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The characters are gross. The actual game play, on the other hand, is golden. You only receive so much ammunition per character, and once it runs out, you must restart that stage from the beginning. What ensues is slow paced fun, as you strategize the best ways to annihilate the Blots.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Factor in addictive chiptunes music and those aforementioned graphics, and ZiGGURAT will quickly become a guilty pleasure, one that is well worth your time and dollar.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All things considered, Amateur Surgeon 3 is a very worthy addition to the series, and will delight fans of the earlier games. If you're new to this maverick surgical action, you may find the humor just a little too dark, and the action a little on the squeamish side, but if you like your gaming to have an off-beat flavor then you owe it to yourself to get stuck into this frantically meaty gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    100 Floors is everything that's great about the App Store and gaming period: playfulness, inventiveness and a deep sense of satisfaction whenever your triumphs unfold before you. And even though there's a puzzle based on the periodic table within the game, you really shouldn't let that put you off downloading it immediately.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As someone who's slogged their way through more than a few tower-defense games this year, that first moment of manning a high-explosive turret put a very big grin on my face. If you're in need of a convincing reason to delve into yet another game in the genre, developer Colossal has a very good one for you indeed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you think highly of Rayman Origins, Legends is an essential purchase.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The excellent fusion of music and traditional block falling play continues to impress, reinvigorating the series and leaving the door wide open for even cooler sequels down the line. Pick this up immediately, and grab a pair of headphones while you're at it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The core gameplay may never evolve beyond steering directionally, flying through hoops, gathering stars and proceeding along a series of on-rails levels. But it's done so competently, and with some much care and attention to detail, that you won't fail to fall in love with Kiloo's new creation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've tired of physics puzzlers and fancy a platforming experience with just a little more bite, then One Tap Hero deserves to go straight to the top of your download list. It's precision platforming at its best, with enough charm and ingenuity to win over even the most jaded mobile gamer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What matters though is that mobile gamers can at last enjoy a faithful and enjoyable act of service to a treasured gaming franchise, and it's one that takes advantage of all the graphical bells-and-whistles that modern hardware spoils us with.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It was fun to the end, and the witty and darkly humorous story added an atmosphere that so many other puzzle games lack.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, this mobile edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an almost flawless port of one of last year's finest games. If it's a truism that you get what you pay for in life, then the depth, satisfying gameplay, replay value, and challenge on offer here more than adequately answer any questions about that price.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to download Toy Story: Smash It!, from the head-scratching puzzles to the welcome fan service. Appropriate for all ages, Disney has once again provided an iOS title that does the respective license proud, and with more levels on the way via update, we expect to keep this game on our devices throughout the year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Crush! is an outstanding example of a game that's easy to learn and very hard to master. Delivered with the trademark, crisply polished presentation of every other Radiangames title, what you're left with is an essential purchase for any mobile puzzle game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bee Leader is quite a welcome surprise, a somewhat relaxing, stylish and fun video game that hopefully offers a small glimpse of bigger things to come, AKA a slew of downloadable levels that further expand this smartly-designed concept.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TwinGo!'s a breath of fresh air in the puzzle genre, a brightly colored, cute and immensely addictive game that's worth $0.99 and even more. Two big thumbs up.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A guilty pleasure, as well as one of the strangest yet satisfying titles on the App Store. To those who ask why this game exists, we only have one response: why not?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly is a unique game. It deserves each and every one of the plaudits that have been showered upon it over the last week or so, and we're very happy to add our hearty recommendation to the pile.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you played Luigi's Mansion, this sequel stands on its own merits, and in the process, became another fine entry in the growing 3DS library of quality titles in need of enthusiastic owners. Relish the experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While we would have liked to hear (and feel) more from the audio, the combination of soothing yet tense gameplay and the gorgeous landscapes that gently ebb and breathe, makes On the Wind a very easy recommendation to make.