Modojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,623 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
Lowest review score: 10 NFL Pro 2013
Score distribution:
1,623 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We had a concern when we previewed the game that the game's pace and repetition may go against it in the end, and it's certainly true that (boss-fights aside) the game becomes a bit of a trudge once you've taken on the first dozen or so levels.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For its attention to detail, nostalgia and unashamedly daft story, Metal Gun delivers. It's a shame that it's let down in the final analysis by a rather frustrating joystick, but we still had fun with it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game seems ideal for younger children, although they'll likely become frustrated once the easier levels are behind them. Still, if you hanker for a refreshingly different puzzler, we still think you'll get your money's worth from what's on offer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While your time with Party Wave will certainly be enjoyable, it's likely to be rather short-lived.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is every inch a Dreamcast-era game, albeit one using tweaked PC code, and for some that will be enough to justify the price of admission on its own.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's by no means perfect, but it is a refreshing change of pace for tower-building lovers, even if genre newcomers would be better served by other titles on the App Store.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is not a beautiful game, and it's not even a particularly welcoming one either. Despite the simplistic gameplay, there's little in the way of hand-holding on offer: how exactly to sell crops, what the icons on the mini-map represent, how to transfer goods from combine to trailer and so on.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Clash of Clans brings something new to accompany its competent but unexceptional empire gameplay, for most of us it'll be a case of too little, too late.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Jack Lumber packs enough content and line drawing mayhem to warrant a look, especially from players that enjoy over the top characters. After weeks of hearing about this game, however, we expected something more exciting. Instead, it made us yawn.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of The Last Rocket will no doubt welcome the chance to continue their travels, but it's a tough sell for those who have come to expect a little more from their runners. Still, it would be churlish not to acknowledge that this is at least something different in a stale genre.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So while we expect the Presidential race to get especially nasty in the months ahead, some lighthearted fun is just what both sides need.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a toy to play with, Splice is a wonderful thing. As a game however, it just lacks that essential moment where you feel that you've made progress entirely through ingenuity rather than random experimentation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If all you want to do is rush in and bash some monsters' skulls, the game satisfies on some level, but considering the problems, it's tough to recommend.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you really want another runner in your life (and, critically, you've already purchased and exhausted Polara), there's no reason you won't get a dollar's worth of fun out of Save Them All. Just don't expect a revolution in the genre that goes behind the time-limit gimmick, and do expect the occasional moment of frustration.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you love monsters and building things without much fuss, it satisfies on some level. We just expected more treats than tricks.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a shame that the game's second half diminishes the appeal.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For some, its physics-based frustrations will be too much to bear, while for others the rewards for mastering the game will be self-evident. We couldn't entirely love it ourselves, but that's not to say there won't be those who will.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whether the exact implementation of Real Racing 3's show-stopping freemium model is a question of greed or inexperience, we can't know - but we want to believe the latter. We also want to believe that between now and the game's global release on February 28th, greater consideration will be given to the long-term supporters of the series, and that a timer-free premium edition of the game will be released alongside this current incarnation. If that happens, we'll revisit our opinion of Real Racing 3 - and give it the accolades it would otherwise unquestionably deserve.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To be fair, Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno isn't a bad game per se. The artwork sets it apart from the competition, and scoring three stars for each level will take a while. At the same time, there's little to distinguish the game from the numerous runners readily available, and we can't help but wish Sega would have just ported Wrath of the Dead Rabbit to iOS instead of publishing a companion title that for the most part is a mere shadow of its console counterpart. Worth $0.99, but let's face it, you've probably experienced a game like this before.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Taking that into account, ATV Wild Ride 3D was clearly designed as a quick-play arcade-style game, and while the visuals do very little with the hardware, you'll probably come back to this title more than you originally thought. Just don't go into it with high expectations.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the complaints, we continue to play The Other Brothers because it's still a decent game. There are a ton of collectible oil cans to track down, and the sheer size of its stages inspire us to continue adventuring, just to see everything the game has to offer.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bookworm Heroes is a tremendously fun word game, and it's one that's packed full of fun characters, special abilities and addictive gameplay. But when you produce a game that makes even Zynga looks generous, you really have to wonder if there isn't still a little extra balancing to be done.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All in all it's good enough fun, but despite the variety of zombie behaviors on display in the game, RIP Rally does represent gaming at it's most primitive - and it's a bit of a one-trick pony. With all that said, the couple of hours you'll spend mowing down the undead are fun ones, and we'd encourage everyone to take this latest zombie shooter for at least one quick spin.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those wanting to dominate in battle against other players will receive an obvious advantage for investing money - rather than time - in the game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The overall lack of accessibility knocks Iron Man 3 down several pegs, but considering the unimpressive history of superhero video games, this one still manages to shine, with its intense flying, daily challenges and fan service. Money improves this title considerably, but you don't need to spend it to have a decent time.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's a great chance you'll run into the usual in-app purchase wall that ultimately mars free-to-play video games, but for the most part (and given what it is), Dark Avenger is a decent though unremarkable iPhone and iPad effort that'll give you something else to play in between releases. With this title, the less you expect, the more it entertains.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We understand The Game Bakers' vision with Combo Crew, but the initial game requires some tweaks to become special. For now, it lags behind those old school beat-em-ups it tries so hard to emulate.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We expected more from Konami given the weight of the franchise, but for now, this'll do.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, this serving of Diner Dash is decent, but not nearly as good as the others. Sped-up gameplay and Happy Hour are welcome, but neither prevent the game from growing repetitive. The lack of customization and crashes don't help either. That said, the fact that it's free-to-play makes the game worth a look.
    • 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.