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 Let's Golf! 3
Lowest review score: 10 NFL Pro 2013
Score distribution:
1751 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even without a buddy along for the ride, Left2Die justifies its $0.99 asking price, and with multiple weapons and characters to unlock (priest, sheriff, business man), it'll keep you fragging zombies through the weekend.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Disney could've put more effort into the app, but as it stands, this retro-flavored effort knows its roots.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It all comes down to whether you intend to put up with Yesterday's quirks. There's a good game in there, buried beneath the confusion, but do you have the patience to uncover it? That's the question separating you from this $4.99 (limited time sale) iPhone and iPad title.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A respectable first attempt that we hope evolves over time, with new locations, enemies and weapons. Even with its faults, though, this is yet another cool superhero game. Consider giving it a spin.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's plenty to like about Banzai Blade, and the fact that it's free makes it an impulse download you won't regret. Far from exceptional, but definitely worth playing a few times a day.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Given the safe ground it treads, Evolution Highway isn't exactly a game that lives up to its name, but as far as endless running goes, you could certainly do a lot worse.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hill Climb Racing isn't going to win any hearts in the looks or sound departments, but if you can look beyond this surface simplicity you'll find a furiously addictive little racing game that will keep you hooked long after you've grown tired of the more visually bombastic titles on the App Store.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though its chat is more vulgar than we expected and its "freemium" set-up not for everyone's taste, War of Nations is definitely a must for strategists - especially if you were a fan of GREE's previous titles.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, if you managed to overcome any of the control scheme shortcomings in previous touchscreen LEGO games, then you have nothing to worry about in this latest release. In terms of content, characters, and all of the many charms the series has become famous for, Batman DC Superheroes delivers one of the better mobile LEGO experiences.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the most part, though, Lock 'n' Load provides several hours of dark, twisted fun. There's also a lot bang for the proverbial buck, with 16 primary levels, another nine stages in the unlockable Call of Minions campaign and finally, six challenge maps, all for $0.99. So while it isn't the most original title on the App Store, Chillingo's blast fest definitely helps relieve some stress after a tough day at work.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Length is another issue. You'll finish Star Wars: Cantina in a couple of hours.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you love this title and wish you could play it away from home, this is a recommended purchase. On the flip side, if you detest fighters with virtual controls, nothing about this game will change your mind.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Is it the deepest, most complex game on the App Store? Of course not. You can plow through the entire thing in a few hours, maybe less. On the flip side, The Lorax was more entertaining than we expected, and the fact that we didn't have to spend a dime was key. A treat indeed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it's a bit repetitive when it comes to unlocking new stuff, Strike Wing: Raptor Rising is a fun ride for fans of space-shooters - particularly those who are looking to save a buck or too.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The concept doesn't evolve much, outside of unlocking different types of rocks, and tedium quickly sets in once you've seen the handful of locations, Egypt and China to name a couple. Still, it's a cool distraction and a different take on one of cinema's biggest action scenes, but is it worth $2.99? No.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite feeling like a grind at times - especially when it comes to waiting on a stamina refill or buying new goods - Batman: Arkham Origins will certainly put a smile on the faces of Batman fans. A fair offering to fill the gap until the console game comes out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the cartoon styling of both the game's environment and objects, not to mention the target of your sadistic aspirations himself, this certainly won't be a game to everyone's taste - and it's also one that parents will want to think twice about before handing over to their children. For fans of the series though, it's very much more of what they love about the games, and for those players that will probably be more than enough.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, Hot Brain doesn't do enough to change your life, but it's a quirky little addition to the brain-training scene that deserves a look out of sheer boredom.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    ModNation Racers on the PSP doesn't compare to the PS3 version, but it's a capable kart racer with hours' worth of content to wade through and online options.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is pretty primitive gaming at heart, and it'll be the lure of unlocking familiar characters that keeps you coming back for more, rather than the thrill of the actual fight. It's a fun diversion for the kids though, and packs in more fun than the franchise has typically managed in previous game releases.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sigma Star Saga won't be a winner with everyone because of its flaws and the lackluster RPG/shooting elements. However, if you stick with it you'll find a moving adventure with more spark than you might expect.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Had XMG made the first level a bit easier, Inspector Gadget's MAD Dash could've been one of the iPhone's best games, but it's much too difficult. Then again, we downloaded it free of charge, so if you grew up watching the carton, there's still a lot to love at that price.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hot Pixel does what it set out to do, clone Wario Ware without actually becoming Wario Ware, and it surprisingly succeeds, even if it's just a modest victory.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A casual App with a lot of depth, depending on how serious you get into it. It's also the type of game that could entertain you for several weeks. Both user friendly and cool, we strongly recommend that you download it, especially because it's free.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you have fond memories of it or you are an RPG fanatic, definitely check out this game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For Call of Mini: Zombies 2, the more things change, the more they stay the same. There's some good action here for those who enjoyed the original, but hardly enough changes to signify forward progress.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's definitely a good amount of variety here, from time trials to drift runs, but we've seen it all before. EA took the previous Shift, copied most of the content and produced a cookie cutter sequel. Solid overall, but you'd be wise to look elsewhere for your racing fix.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of either genre will certainly enjoy their time with this new hybrid title, but neither camp is likely to be entirely satisfied.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you loved the first Monster Hunter Freedom game or its PS2 counterpart, you're going to love this.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Had Striker Soccer 2 charged a flat fee instead of going down the freemium route - and done away with a handful of problems at the same time - it would've been an unbeatable champion. As it stands, it's still worth a look, but don't be surprised if you return to FIFA pretty quickly afterwards.