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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Bejeweled HD
Lowest review score: 10 Celebrity Dentist
Score distribution:
1751 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plants Vs. Zombies is another must-have game for the iPhone/iPod Touch, especially at the more-than-acceptable asking price of three bucks.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Missing personality is bad enough, but terrible gameplay is even worse.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In addition, the developers made the play area much too small, to the point that you may need to bring the iPhone close to your face to view the action.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kudos to Exient for making snowboarding fun again on the iPhone.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What's here, though, looks beautiful. Wolf Boy is without question one of the iPhone's most attractive 2-D games, full of pretty hand drawn artwork and cool special effects. We just wish there was more variety.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    WireWay is a decent spin-off from its DS counterpart. The pull-string gameplay works adequately, and the Quest and Challenge modes will keep you busy. That said, additional levels (for free) and improved camera options would've made it a better value.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no denying that Glu Mobile did a great job adapting Transformers into a turn-based strategy game. G1 Awakening lacks the pomp and circumstance in Activision's games, but it's both fun as well as a cool trip back to a time when Saturday morning cartoons and toys were actually good.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For two bucks, it's worth the investment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is a hard sell at $9.99, due to its quirky controls and lack of new content. On the other hand, if you love the original or need a quick skateboarding fix, you could do worse than ollie up the cash for it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tilt to Live is without question one of the most polished and fun iPhone games we've played in months. For two bucks, there's no reason why you shouldn't download it ASAP.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, the graphics were watered down, and there could've been more fighters and online play. But, as it stands, this is a commanding App that's worth its $9.99 price tag.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Length is another issue. You'll finish Star Wars: Cantina in a couple of hours.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Visually, the game stands apart from its predecessors with sharp and colorful graphics that look phenomenal in high definition. Sega did excellent work bringing each stage to life, making them unique without tarnishing Sonic's legacy. It's a pure joy to watch.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Sadly, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has little to no redeeming value. Considering the cost, you should get your retro fix elsewhere.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can plow through Episode 1 in a couple of hours, but it's still time well spent, and the impressive presentation and story will keep you glued to the screen the whole time. Back to the Future can't escape its issues, but Telltale did what few publishers manage to achieve: do a movie franchise justice. Now give us Episode 2.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    N.Y.Zombies should be on your radar. While not perfect by any means, this cool and cheap shooter has enough action to keep zombie fanatics busy until the real undead apocalypse arrives.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfect for long trips or just a couple of rounds a day, it's an irresistible and well-designed App that's affordably priced and a lot of fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, NCAA Football isn't entirely good or bad, it's just meh.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid on-the-go effort, one that pays tribute to the TurboGrafx-16 games while delivering 40 plus missions of strategic touch-screen bliss. Still, this Madness needs the option to challenge a friend or see the entire map at once. That said, an update is in order.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though it's not as fast paced as other fighting games, we heartily recommend Karate Champ.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It takes quite a while to unlock the best weapons, and having to go back to the same old spot to slaughter ten more wolves gets old fast.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bottom line, this is more of the same and we couldn't be happier. Angry Birds Seasons HD is both addictive and challenging, and you'd be crazy not to pony up the cash and download it ASAP.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We literally have nothing bad to say about World of Goo. It's a wonderful puzzle game that every iPad owner needs to download. Prepare to spend hours, if not weeks, playing this one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the positive side, Kick Buttowski is fast-paced and fun, the type of App you can whip out and score a quick fix without having to wade through cut scenes or even load times. We just wish it had a restart button mid level, ala Angry Birds, but that's a small issue compared to the game's lack of content.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mika Mobile has once again commanded our collective attention with a game that is both easy on the eyes and immensely satisfying. Buy it without hesitation and cross your fingers for plenty of free characters and levels in the future.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Minter's love of all things old school has paid dividends, with a sweet shooter you need to experience, especially if you grew up during the golden age of Atari.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The real kicker, though, is the price. Namco Bandai gives away the short prologue free of charge, then asks for a ridiculous $8.99 to unlock the rest of the game. If you have the cash to burn, Time Crisis: 2nd Strike HD is a solid purchase, but we suggest waiting for a price drop, or going with the cheaper iPhone version.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It works, but right handed people clearly have an advantage, since the developers neglected to include an option for left handed gamers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even worse, the game only has one mode, and players need to find at least one other person to enjoy the game. There's no single player content to speak of, so forget about competing against bots. That would be easier to deal with if Battle Royale had online play, but it's local only.

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