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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Wipeout Pulse
Lowest review score: 10 Celebrity Dentist
Score distribution:
1751 game reviews
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Turret Commander may not quite possess the gripping grimness of, say, Zombie Gunship but it is a enjoyably throwaway arcade experience that should satisfy any shooter fan looking for a slightly different mobile blaster.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, SummitX suffers from choppy play, despite a recent update to improve overall performance. Things don't flow smoothly enough, which puts a slight damper on hitting intended spots with ease.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    We'd like to have seen more than 20 individual levels, and a little more variety in each of those for that matter, but otherwise it's another win for mobile cartoon gaming.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's absolutely worth your time, even under the frustrating veneer of free-to-play madness.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Diehard, mobile-owning Cavanagh fans won't think twice about downloading Don't Look Back, and they're quite right to do so. While we can't help but shudder at the thought of playing the teased VVVVV on mobiles, we'd far rather Cavanagh had a chance to acclimatize to touchscreen controls before embarking on what will likely be his most high-profile mobile endeavor.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Cheeseman's one of the App Store's coolest new characters, while the addictive play (just one more time) should keep you hooked. Serve with a fine Swiss and enjoy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kingdom Rush Origins is still a very fun tower defense title, even if it's no different from the last game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We'd loved to have seen an alternative to tilt controls on offer in the game, as the precision required to pull off a strategy with any kind of satisfaction is held back by the current controls.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's mindless to a fault, where eventually, you just want the mission over with. At the same time, this is exactly the type of experience hardcore DW fans want, and for these people, NEXT delivers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beyond the crisp and bright graphics and hit-and-miss humor, One Epic Knight may be just another endless-runner with an upgrade store bolted on, but if you have an endless appetite for the genre then the opportunity to smash up enemies and blast through scenery should be more than enough to motivate you into just one more run.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Considering you don't have too many basketball games to enjoy on mobile - save for the always-enjoyable NBA Jam - NBA 2K14 is a good choice, especially if you're a fan of LeBron and want him back in Cleveland. Fans can dream.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes, some things work better than others, but you'll learn to deal with the game's quirks in exchange for that old Disney magic, though if you're a big Kingdom Hearts fanatic, Square Enix already had your support.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We don't mean to be too hard on Ion Racer, because it certainly delivers a pleasurable experience, but it's also a proverbial one-trick pony, a game you'll probably check out for a few days and then discard.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Considering the sheer wealth of content and attention paid to the DC lore, Scribblenauts Unmasked manages to rise above its shortcomings, making this game a smart pickup for comic book fans and players interested in using words, not just weapons, to save the world.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A Little War isn't a particularly deep or challenging game in its own right, but there is a lot of fun to be had from this free title - and it's one that doesn't push you too hard to hit up the coin store either. If you're looking for something to kill a few commutes to work or school, this micro-strategy title should be just the ticket.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's tough to dislike Blood Roofs, simply because its creators a.) set off to release something more ambitious than the competition, and b.) it's still an enjoyable video game. With this mind, don't be afraid to give it a taste.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    So it's challenging (and perhaps a little too much so), but if you want something different that also highlights the extraordinary potential for placing game development in the hands of players, then we can't recommend the game enough.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By and large, Amazing Ants is a solid puzzler. At the same time, we can't help but feel déjà vu each time we fire it up, largely because we've seen and played titles like this before on touchscreen devices.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Space Wolf is a gorgeous and full-featured card battler with layers upon layers of strategic finesse that fans of the universe and genre will no doubt eat up. However, it relies on a hefty amount of "buy Y to do X" sensibilities, so if you can't get behind that, you might be better off with another strategy game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the game does play well, the lack of innovation or replay value really killed the rating for me. Big Fish Games is a great studio and it would be nice to see them pool their talent to do something really special with this series instead of rehashing the same old formula. If you're just crazy about hidden-object games though, you can't do better than this.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're happy to treat the game as something you'll play through once then likely move on, then there's bags of entertainment to be had from Tin Can Man.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you don't mind a rather steep learning curve, and are prepared to experiment with the default controls, you'll get plenty of mileage out of this tricky title.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a good game, but with some tweaking, Empty Flask could transform it into a great one. That said, it'll be interesting to see how it evolves over time, but for now, it provides a few sword-slashing thrills.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wipeout isn't perfect, but it still delivers enjoyable platforming that'll only get better with the inclusion of future updates. For now, it's still worth $1.99.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To play as the other demons, and enjoy their music and rhythm patterns in the corridor sections, you'll have to shell out an astonishing $2.99 per demon, or simply put up with repetitive corridor runs to get to the better stuff. If you think CSR Racing was greedy, you ain't seen nothing yet.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bitcoin Billionaire is a very interesting game to say the least. The game can be very addicting because it is so simplistic and you really want to make as much money as you can. On the other hand though it is not really a game at all and if you are looking for something more challenging than tapping a screen over and over than look elsewhere.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    The visuals look first generation iPhone, circa 2008. We understand there's only so much a developer can do with a mostly white background, but character faces, outfits and the countryside are mostly devoid of detail.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, it's a good time, for a couple minutes a day or an hour, but the game's simple nature works for and against it. There is no full-screen iPad support (you'll have to magnify the image), and the lack of Game Center integration dampens the appeal, since leaderboards would have been clutch.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    / ESCAPE comes up short, however, with its lack of online leaderboards, which is quite baffling, given the fact that most games these days (at least on iOS) come with Game Center support. That ultimately knocks / ESCAPE down a peg. Otherwise, it's a fun and action packed romp with plenty of thrills. Leaderboard or no, it's still worth a buck.