Modojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,655 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 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Infinity Blade
Lowest review score: 10 NFL Pro 2013
Score distribution:
1,655 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you can get over the fiddly controls and erratic challenge of Rabbids Big Bang, you'll probably get a dollar's worth of fun out of the game, and it's by no means without its charms. Those with less patience - and who expect the same degree of polish as that found in more famous physics puzzlers - should proceed more cautiously.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of endless runners, Miner Problem is undoubtedly worth a shot. It's free-to-play and has enough content to take a few runs with. Just don't expect to stick with the game for too long before the whole thing crumbles apart.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Do give it a go, but unless we get a premium version of the game in the months ahead, do be prepared for long-term disappointment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Papa Pear Saga is a very different kind of game for the Saga brand. Without having to wrack one's brain over puzzles, it might appeal to those looking for a more relaxing experience. The control freaks out there might just find that lack of direction a frustration though.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Endless Boss Fight is a decent brawling game, one with an interesting approach to multiplayer and plenty of opportunities to clean up cash. However, its stale, repetitive nature and "freemium" grind make it lose some of its appeal. That said, we still had fun with the game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Marvel Run Jump Smash! is a pretty good running action game, and has plenty to offer to comic book fans. Unfortunately, it can't overcome the villainy of a rather unfair freemium model. It's worth a try, at the very least.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Crazy Taxi: City Rush is a strange riff on the classic game, but it does come into its own as a pleasing alternative to the original. Unfortunately, its reliance on free-to-play currency does end up making it more frustrating than it should be.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Swing Copters is just about what you'd expect from the creator of Flappy Bird, but you'll still be playing it for weeks to come. Objectively, it's nothing to write home about, but see if you'll be able to put it down if you haven't even reached a score of 1 before you get hit with the dreaded Game Over screen.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    One Epic Game isn't bad per se, but the vastly superior games on the App Store make it somewhat irrelevant. You could do worse at $0.99, but there's no way you'll play this game more than a week.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, you have to have addictive play to match the pretty graphics, and we couldn't muster much interest in Gorilla Gondola to make it a go to favorite. Pass this one by.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    rComplex as a whole, sadly, misses the mark. We like the unique art style and attention paid to the narrative, but the actual game is too unforgiving to enjoy, especially compared to the best titles in the "running" sub genre. There's still hope this could turn out OK, but for now, you should spend your money elsewhere.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's decent, the sort of free casual game that'll grab your attention for a couple minutes here and there, but quite frankly, you can find plenty of superior games that'll do an even better job at that.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Rabbit does nothing new. First, there's no martial arts to speak of. You can unlock the ability to jump on enemies' heads, but forget about unleashing a furious round of punches and kicks. Despite the title, it's a fairly standard platformer.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Had Defiant Development created a more full-featured experience and sold it for $0.99-$4.99, we may have proclaimed it the dungeon crawler to beat all dungeon crawlers, at least on mobile. As it stands, this game's a missed opportunity, and we doubt it'll make it into our play list even a week from now.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There is nothing particularly wrong with Worm vs Birds per se, just that it struggles to justify its place on the App Store amongst the likes of Angry Birds, as well as the dozens of extremely competent games that the genre flagship spawned.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Flick Champions World Edition certainly captures the spirit of the moment, and offers a decent selection of sports, although there's a mixed bag of quality to be found in the individual events. The progression system is neat though and offers up plenty of replay value, assuming you limit yourself to the more competently realized disciplines.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The unfortunate fact is that Edna & Harvey's best achievements (a deep script, engaging characters and unrivaled interactivity) end up buried beneath a frustrating adventure game, one that's fashioned from over-worked puzzling and meandering dialogue that fails to make a clean separation between depth of story and rewarding gaming.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's far clumsier and less polished than the big-name endless-runners, yet it packs in considerably more variety through the dynamic environments.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As a single player game, there is a great deal to like about Street Fighter X Tekken Mobile, and even the negative elements such as the low framerate can't detract from the varied moves, decent selection of characters and sparkling environments. Sadly it's only half an offering at present.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This one may only appeal to the more hardcore players.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    We dig the character designs, cartoon world and smashing things. At the same time, the controls need tweaking, and the lack of options in this department make the game a bit more irritating than it should be. Bottom line, it's the best He-Man game we've played, but there's still work to be done.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    You'll want to love Bladeslinger, but that love will go unrequited for the most part. Let's hope any future installments give a little more back.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game has its faults and frustrations, but it also has its moments of enjoyment too, and there's undoubtedly the building blocks of a far more enjoyable game that we hope either an update, or a sequel, can introduce.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's fun to be had, no question, but we doubt After Burner Climax will remain in your must-play list for long unless your goal is to master Score Attack and dominate the leaderboard. Sadly, this port doesn't meet the high standards of its console counterpart.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What we're left with then is a game that looks fantastic, and has a sprinkling of strategy in the wider game, but is unashamedly built around extracting money from players first and foremost. Those with a great deal of patience - or a great deal of money - won't be bothered by these problems, but we found the monetization to be overbearing, turning the game into a spreadsheet that's as expensive as it is pretty. Unless you have deep pockets, there's simply not enough gameplay here.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In fairness to Die Hard, the game does - awkward character modeling and animation aside - at least function and do what it sets out to do. It's not the best runner though, and it's certainly not the best shooter, and the combination of the two in this instance is rather slow and dull. But it works for however much time you're prepared to give to it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In its current state, the game fails to thrill, but if you're in search of a bloody beat-em-up, this average title satisfies on the most basic level.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you really have an inexhaustible appetite for both kittens and auto-runners, you'll get a lot more out of the game than most, although we still feel that the pricing is too step given the gameplay on offer, as well as the additional currency in-app purchase store. It's a blast for a time, just don't expect it to set your world on fire.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This would be OK had Journey to Hell delivered high quality action, but sloppy execution ultimately derailed what could have been one of the finest shoot-em-ups on the App Store. There's hope for an update, but for now, this game transports users to virtual Hell of a different kind.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Don't get us wrong. Dream Chaser isn't bad per se. It's just woefully average. Considering the huge amount of competition when it comes to endless runners and Chillingo's pedigree, we expected better.