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 Pushmo
Lowest review score: 10 Slender-Man
Score distribution:
1751 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not often you see a serviceable third-person shooter for mobile, especially one suited for all ages. That said, DuckTales: Scrooge's Loot is worth diving into - even if you don't have your own custom money bin.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's little about Virtua Tennis 4 that'll surprise longtime fans, making this entry feel like more of the same. Yes, it comes with Vita exclusive bonuses, but you'll quickly grow tired of them and fall back on intense volleys and furious cross court smashes. To that end, World Tour Edition falls short of an ace, but still manages to hold serve.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not likely to worry the likes of Final Fantasy any time soon, but Pocket Titans provides a pretty fun RPG experience that's definitely worth the one dollar asking price.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Drift Mania Street Outlaws may not possess the same technical flair of the Real Racing series, or the polished arcade thrills of Asphalt 8, but it's a very welcome addition to the racing genre nevertheless. Just be prepared to work a little harder than you should to master the tricky controls.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WWE Immortals is an intriguing concept that WWE fans will appreciate. The problem is that this free-to-play game quickly grows repetitive, and in-game currency prevents you from obtaining your favorite superstars without opening your wallet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good but not exceptional game. Definitely worth playing because we feel it's one of the more intriguing titles on the App Store, but just a step short of being one of the year's best.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Penny Time's replay value may be a little stilted but there are plenty of score-based achievements on hand should you feel the need to compete against yourself.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Killzone Mercenary didn't wow us, but we can live with that. It's a good FPS that showcases the handheld's potential, and while it does little to push the series forward, it'll make a fine portable companion for players with itchy trigger fingers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    However, casual fans will not find much to be had here as the gameplay doesn't lend itself to spontaneous play. For those who are looking to try the genre though, Battlelore is a great starting point, having challenge without an overwhelming ruleset.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fairly basic but still entertaining adventure that provides a wonderful glimpse at the future of smartphone and tablet games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a game in need of just a little more polish, then, but if you can look passed these problems you'll have plenty of fun with the game. It doesn't quite have the effortless style of the likes of Flick Kick Soccer, but it's enough to satisfy fans of this particular corner of the App Store, not least because we've been neglected for so long.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More vehicles, weapons and arenas would be nice, and we'll likely receive them from Glu in future updates, but in its current form, the game will definitely keep you fragging for hours, or just a few minutes a day.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've loved the likes of Flick Kick Soccer and New Star Soccer in the past, you should absolutely give Soccer Moves a go - although we'd hold some way back from placing this game in the same league as those mobile masterpieces. Just don't expect it to be an easy or intuitive learning experience in the early days of your career.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combat aspects and graphics are both very good, but the all the time bars really hold this game back.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While a bit on the shallow side, Petri-Dash is a fun app ideal for five to ten-minute play sessions. If anything, it'll make you think twice about licking your hands after touching doorknobs.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a fair addition to the Sonic universe, the kids will love it, and you may find that you yourself play it for far longer than you might expect.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jumpster is more than a money-making vehicle. It's actually a well thought-out platform adventure with imaginatively-designed environments and tricky stages full of cool set pieces, from spikes and breakable objects to monsters, trampolines and switches.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a great deal to do in Marvel War of Heroes, and while it doesn't quite cause a revolution in the genre, Mobage can only be accused of giving gamers exactly what they want with a few new twists.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While by no means perfect, Castle of Illusion is a good enough platformer that pays worthy homage to the Genesis classic. That said, its high cost makes it too expensive to be an impulse buy, and we can only suggest waiting for the inevitable price drop.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the bulk of the game is simple, it never stops being entertaining, and we think you'll also be won over by the clean visuals and 70s-sitcom jazz that noodles away in the background - very catchy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, Mutant Storm is still an easy enough recommendation for twin-stick junkies.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jelly Splash is sure to find an audience, especially for those who have sworn off Candy Crush Saga because they can't get past that one level. It's enjoyable to play and a pleasure to look at, but chances are you'll run into a similar problem, either forking over some cash or waiting that 25-minute period. Bring your skills, and maybe a little patience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun though it is to race across the landscape splattering anything that moves, the progression system really doesn't work as well as it should. The balancing of the randomized landscapes, objects and zombies feels noticeably uneven between attempts. As a result, your progress in two different rounds will differ wildly - regardless of how many upgrades you might have thrown at your overall loadout.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The deep single player component, in-game shop and multiplayer will keep you putting for weeks, and with the possibility of downloadable content, perhaps even longer. Not the most casual golf title on the market, but all things considered, definitely one of the best you'll find on a handheld.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All of the playable characters possess unique abilities, in addition to the many power-ups you can activate during play. The Twins, for example, can run underneath obstructions without having to slide, while the Troll just smashes things to pieces.

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