Modojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,718 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 43% 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 II
Lowest review score: 10 Celebrity Dentist
Score distribution:
1,718 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Puzzle Craft is a wonderful example of how to attract the casual, the hardcore, the cynical, and even the most bitter cash-for-progress gamers of the world together. I am addicted to an empire-building game, and if you've read even a fraction of my previous polemic against the genre, you will know by now that this is the highest accolade I could ever bestow on the game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 is yet another superb platformer from Nintendo, filled with all the elements fans crave.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An immensely enjoyable action RPG.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've tired of physics puzzlers and fancy a platforming experience with just a little more bite, then One Tap Hero deserves to go straight to the top of your download list. It's precision platforming at its best, with enough charm and ingenuity to win over even the most jaded mobile gamer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mikey Shorts manages to stand tall amongst the best the platform genre has to offer, and you should make a point to download it in the very near future.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is without question one of the most entertaining and smartly designed adventures we've seen for the iPad, a game brimming with visual splendor and old school dungeon crawling.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Apocalypse Max doesn't break new ground in the 2D platform/shooting genre, but its high-level of polish puts it right up there with the best iOS has to offer. You can't call yourself a zombie fan without downloading this entertaining game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Room is the cave of mysteries from everyone's childhood; a perfect encapsulation of the fear and pleasure of discovery. If the words "secret compartment" make your fingers tingle, beat your way to the App Store and put them to use.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'll enjoy every minute of Rayman Jungle Run, thanks to its tricky gameplay and high production values. It does a fine job complimenting the other games in the series, and should find a welcome home among the mobile and tablet crowd.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a $6.99 priced app, FIFA 13 delivers a stunning amount of soccer content that'll keep you busy for hours. It doesn't quite fit on the same level as its console brethren, but for a "footy" mobile experience, it definitely shows that EA Sports has still got it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're one of those boring old-fashioned gamers who values crazy things like fun, compulsion, and competitiveness, you really owe it to yourself to grab this stellar action-puzzler.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not often we get to play a game like Kumo Lumo. It's highly original, rewarding and playful. Even the occasional rough edge (such as the repetitive character voicing) can't take the shine off what is an extraordinarily fresh direction for mobile gaming. A very fine start to the week indeed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Humorous, original and challenging (perhaps a little too challenging at times), Girls Like Robots should go to the top of the download list for any puzzle gamer who thinks they've seen everything the genre has to offer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's rare to see something this good for free, and with that being said, dismissing this game would be ill advised.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skylanders Lost Islands is very much a gentle combination of familiar empire-building with the deliciously addictive finger-tapping of The Simpsons: Tapped Out, but it brings both of these elements together so wonderfully, and in such a perfectly polished package, that we couldn't help but fall in love with it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We cannot understate this: had Nintendo published Dream of Pixels in the 90s as some follow-up to Tetris, the publisher would have sold at least a million more Game Boys. It's that phenomenal.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite frankly, we didn't expect to fall in love with this game. Excellent stuff.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sleepwalker's Journey is that rare game that manages to combine a frightening challenge with a huge amount of accessibility, so that those less obsessed with gathering every last mark of success can still enjoy its delights.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it's more difficult than its predecessor, there's plenty to love about Crashmo, from its wealth of puzzles to its cheery graphics and near limitless editing potential. A satisfying follow-up, this game belongs on every 3DS owner's system.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Into the Dead is a gem, a shining example of a title that flourishes on the App Store. Both hardcore and casual, this thoroughly addictive effort manages to stand out in the crowded endless running genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One could make the argument that Minigore 2: Zombies has little complexity and not enough weapons, but considering the $1.99 asking price, we think it's full of head-chopping, limb-blasting goodness. Play it to waste time. Play it to beat your high score, or just play it to let off some steam. Just make sure, above all else, that you play it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Taking this into account, Man in a Maze is superb regardless of which platform you play it on, and play it you most definitely should. Meanwhile, cross your fingers for even more levels, contestants, and prizes in the months ahead. Yup, it's a winner.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet another outstanding addition to the iPhone and iPad, and the old school presentation and enjoyable gameplay more than justifies the $0.99 asking price.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the finest iOS games of the year. Not only does it offer impossible-to-resist gameplay, but Disney and Get Set Games also did a phenomenal job taking the Mega Run formula and applying it to a beloved film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game doesn't quite represent perfection as we found the difficulty level a little spiky, and the shuriken elements sit awkwardly with the gentler strategy found elsewhere. Nevertheless, Hundreds is a must-have title for anyone who craves something fresh from the App Store, and represents a fine start for puzzle gaming in 2013.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Factor in some catchy music, and Time Surfer is one heck of a satisfying package. These are the types of simple and addictive games we play for hours on end throughout any given year, and that being the case, we hope it finds a hungry audience that can't resist one more slice.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While certain elements of Kingdom Conquest 2 may be stronger than others, combined they result in one of the most intriguing strategy games to be released on the App Store. It's packed full of content, offers plenty of variety in its gameplay, and the real story of the game - the impact of player interactions - is something we'll only discover in time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the finest strategy puzzle games you can find on the App Store.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As long as you don't mind the waiting game that inevitably accompanies these sorts of expansion-orientated titles, not to mention a rather steep learning curve to citizen creation, you've got one of the best examples of the genre to look forward to.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it remains to be seen whether western audiences will flock to it, this is Nintendo's best shot at giving the Fire Emblem franchise the widespread attention it so rightfully deserves.