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 Angry Birds Rio HD
Lowest review score: 10 Slender-Man
Score distribution:
1,751 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bottom line, a lot of attention (perhaps too much) went into making the cats look impressive, and thankfully, they are. You can see a personality in their eyes that most virtual pet games lack, and before long, you may even begin to think about the animal throughout the day as if it were real.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It probably won't replace your favorite endless runner game, due to its grating audio and lack of diversity, but Zombie Killer Squad is still an entertaining entry in the genre, thanks largely to its comical styling and zombie carnage.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To be fair, though, Roll: Boulder Smash! provides enjoyment in short doses.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We're still a ways off from perfecting mobile controls, it appears, and while the core product is still as engaging as ever, it needs some tweaking as far as its transition to mobile. Still, if this is the only feasible way you can experience the game, take the plunge.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Killer Bean Studios set out to create a specific type of game and did a fine job, so if all you want is an arcade-style shoot-em-up without the hassle of bothersome dual-stick controls, this freemium effort should satisfy your itchy trigger finger.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ell, if you're a tower-defense nut then we can't help but feel you haven't been properly challenged until you've taken this title on. If you need a little more hand-holding in your game progression though, Heliceum's game may just be a little too impenetrable to hold your attention for long.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid and largely entertaining side-scroller with retro charm to spare. Random Heroes didn't wow us as expected, but it's another fine game in Ravenous' growing portfolio, as well as a cool retro homage to the good old days.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Tower is a very fun and addicting game. The simplistic gameplay makes it easily accessible, but this title needs a few unlockables or extra options to give players more reasons to return.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Artwork and light-heartedness aside, the core tower-building of Happy Squirrels doesn't bring a whole lot of new content to the genre, but the mini-games take the interactivity of these thumb-twiddling titles to a slightly higher level.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is solid if you haven't played the first, but the loose steering causes too many deaths.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a fairly even spread of pretty obvious, painfully esoteric, and satisfyingly logical puzzles, all mixed together without much consideration for a delicate learning curve. With that said, there are more than enough high points to make this worthy of attention for any room escape puzzle addict.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We found the game's performance stuttered a little on our second-generation iPad, but it has its charms nevertheless - just don't expect to take on the global leaderboards without buying yourself a competitive edge.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bullet Time is almost useless due to awkward controls.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ZEZ
    It's because of those gameplay limitations that ZEZ is a rather short-lived affair, although you'll undoubtedly have a blast for whatever amount of time you spend with this generously free game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not a true sequel, Super Monkey Ball Bounce will provide several hours of fun. Since it's free, all Monkey Ball fans should give it a serious look.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Amazing Thief is a very fun title, but probably not charming or innovative enough to be the next great mobile game. It may look simple and easy, but it takes a while to master the jump physics. Some people may not have that time, and considering the other issues, may pass it by.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Had Where's My Water? 2 followed the same pricing structure as the original, it would've fared much better. It's a good sequel; just one that may drain your wallet.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Is it the most visually arresting, feature packed runner on the App Store? No, but it's one of the few that pushes the popular sub-genre forward. That's fine by us.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Infiltrator provides a small slice of the big budget experience on a portable device, and there's a wonderful sense of satisfaction that comes from cutting through a small band of soldiers. It also helps that it's easy on the eyes and presents a decent story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only dedicated fans are going to feel immediately at home with Battle of the Beards, but those who love the show - or are just in the mood for a silly throwaway mini-game app - will find much to love regardless.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Traditional shooter fans will likely find the pace of gameplay a little too slow for their liking at first, but once you settle into the rhythm of things you'll understand that this is a very enjoyable game of cautious cat-and-mouse. It's just a shame those in-app purchases put such a dent in the game's otherwise very solid armor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with its questionable payment structure and lacking touch controls, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a fun space romp that kids and die-hard fans will enjoy. Better yet, it costs you nothing to try.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Silent Scope it ain't, but Clear Vision 3 is an accomplished sniping action game that provides a satisfying does of gunplay, provided you can accept its freemium settings. It certainly doesn't hurt to give it a try.