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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Elite Beat Agents
Lowest review score: 10 Celebrity Dentist
Score distribution:
1,751 game reviews
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not exactly content rich, but that's the point. Ultimately, you get to play this expansion free of charge, and if you like what's here (and you should), a dollar gets you the full shebang. Offroad Legends Sahara doesn't pack enough content to last even a weekend, but for a couple hours, it satisfies.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We like Rovio's game, but would've gladly paid for a more full-featured product.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fish Hooks isn't the most challenging physics puzzler we've ever played, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, given how often these games come to lean on mere frustration in lieu of satisfying gameplay.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Boom! Tanks isn't exactly the deepest simulator you'll ever lay your hands on, then, but it's definitely a pleasure to play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We had fun while it lasted in Monster Story. Those with a fondness for empire-building games, and who long for a revival of the Viva Pinata franchise will get much from the game, just as long as they also have a great deal of patience to go along with that passion.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wraithborne is a very solid combat action game that will give no small amount of satisfaction to fans of the dungeon-crawling genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You can play Frontline Commando without coughing up a penny, and we think you'll enjoy the game's arcade style action. If anything, it's a great way to relieve stress.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Race Team Manager is a good title for those who enjoy the sport, it is not too exciting. There's a lot of micromanagement, and those looking for a typical racing game will not have enough thrills to keep them entertained long.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Outlaw provides a couple hours of fun, depending on how much time and/or money you invest. The artwork is disappointingly low-res, but considering the game's free, it's a cool shoot-em-up that provides a welcome escape. The lack of a wow factor notwithstanding, we'd rather play this over its predecessor.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Pacific Rim hardly has anything original to offer in terms of gameplay, it is more fun than most licensed fare these days. Plus, it's not every day you get to fight with colossal creatures and robots while you're riding to Grandma's house. Give it a look.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Get Set Games would've fared better by toning down the game's speed a notch and perfecting its controls, but as it stands, Mega Jump 2 is still a generally good addition to the endless jumper genre. If you liked the original - or you just want to see what Mega Mode can do for you - hop on in.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though we had a few problems with the controls, we also had a lot of fun with Smash Cops Heat. It's a fine throwaway arcade game with some decent variety in mission types, and the television helicam and funky menu music make this a very entertaining experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Because of its precision gameplay, not everyone will get into Fire Escape as easily as other free-climbing games, but it's definitely got some appeal behind it, especially in the later levels. Have a swing at it.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Football Heroes is hardly the next NFL Blitz, it is a fun little football romp to play when taking a break from Madden. It's worth a trip to the end zone.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the game's biggest issue, while not a deal breaker, is quite bothersome. Several times, we watched helplessly as an alien was about to roll off an edge, only to slowly roll in the opposite direction, where it remained until we were forced to restart the puzzle from the beginning. It also appears that the game doesn't take advantage of the new iPad or iPhone 4/4S' Retina display.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nostalgia fiends are going to get an awful lot more out of Spy vs Spy than those who have never played the game previously: this is every bit the game that was played and loved all those years ago, and the option to play with retro graphics is a very nice addition. For everyone else, there's certainly an enjoyable game to be had here, but the controls will likely take some of the shine off the experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for a quick and easy portal into the universe, however, should be pleased.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Awakening Kingdoms is a robust and full-featured mixture of genres, but it still stumbles a bit when it comes to finding its footing in the grand scheme of free-to-play titles. If you're a fan of the Awakening games, you'll find Kingdoms agreeable, however.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    How you approach Marvel Puzzle Quest depends on your expectations. It's not complete, and having to pay for stronger characters is a bummer. That said, the concept works, there's plenty of other stuff to unlock and the multiplayer will keep you entertained. Considering it's free, you have nothing to lose by downloading it.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fact that Trigger Fist lacks originality makes it somewhat generic. Then again, it provides multiplayer that works each and every time, devoid of lag and other performance hiccups.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a handful of niggles, we can't say we weren't charmed by Halfpixel's new mobile game, and we're always pleased to see something different in the ever-present three-star, physics puzzle genre.
    • 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.

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