Modojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,721 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 Trucks and Skulls HD
Lowest review score: 10 Celebrity Dentist
Score distribution:
1,721 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cordy 2 is hands-down one of the finest platform games you can pick up for your mobile or tablet. It looks absolutely stunning, the controls work effortlessly, and those who absolutely must achieve perfection on every level will be kept exploring its incredible depths for weeks to come. Highly recommended.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So Year Walk is much more than a single riddle, wrapped in a single, mysterious enigma. It's an intricately blended experience of puzzles and exploration, with seemingly forgotten clues returning to the surface later on. That those puzzles often unravel in a somewhat illogical order is the only real complaint we have about the game - it's more of a journey through a developer's imagination than a traditional game, and it's a relatively brief experience too.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to download Toy Story: Smash It!, from the head-scratching puzzles to the welcome fan service. Appropriate for all ages, Disney has once again provided an iOS title that does the respective license proud, and with more levels on the way via update, we expect to keep this game on our devices throughout the year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those minor complaints aside, Star Wars Pinball is a wonderful extension of Zen Studios' outstanding games, and even non-fans will enjoy everything it has to offer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Temple Run: Oz isn't a revolutionary entry in the gaming series, but it is the most polished Temple Run experience to date.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To be fair, the power-ups (magnet to attract rings, head starts) are quite lazy, considering most running games use similar items. That said, Sonic Dash is a quality experience that no hardcore Sega fan should miss.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Smart, mysterious and layered beneath a very welcome dose of otherworldly eeriness, The Silent Age will delight any adventure gamer who feels that the genre's revival, welcome though it is, is just a little too light-hearted in the 21st century.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's been a long and frustrating journey for Vlambeer to bring Ridiculous Fishing to the market, but for gamers it's certainly been well worth the wait. Let's hope the reward for the developers is success on the App Store, and that this particular fisherman's tale has a very happy ending.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When you factor in the stylish visuals, unlocked goodies and the orchestration that ensues with each play, Le Vamp is one of the freshest, most entertaining runners to hit the mobile scene in months. As corny as this is to say, it's a bloody good time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you played Luigi's Mansion, this sequel stands on its own merits, and in the process, became another fine entry in the growing 3DS library of quality titles in need of enthusiastic owners. Relish the experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Now add colorful retro-inspired visuals and music that would have fit right in with the best games from the 90s, and Nimble Quest is another quality addition to NimbleBit's growing smartphone and tablet library.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a quality game in its own right, one that deserves more attention throughout the year. If you don't have this on your Apple device, you're missing out on something special.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its nods to gaming classics of yesteryear, Special Ops really is a blast. It's not a full-blooded action title, and it certainly doesn't have the depth of a traditional RTS, but it does lie somewhere happily between the two, occupying its own little niche. Put simply, it's an awful lot of fun, and that's as much as anyone can ask for.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The blending of mechanics, particularly in later levels, may cater a little more towards the hardened Cut The Rope veteran, but there's much to be enjoyed by everyone in this new adventure. It represents a bold evolution for the core gameplay, the levels are as tightly designed as you'd expect, and there'll no doubt be many more of them in future updates.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bottom line, Robot Unicorn Attack 2 is a wonderful follow-up and a textbook example of how sequels should be done. The load times could be shorter and we would have preferred paying $0.99-$1.99 to download it with a variety of songs, but as is, you can't allow those minor complaints to tarnish an otherwise stellar smartphone and tablet game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Similar to Candy Crush Saga, you only have a limited number of chances to play, but the developers were generous, and the time to regenerate these "hearts" is significantly shorter. Besides, the better you are, the longer a single game will last, making the wait time almost insignificant.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's nothing revolutionary about the core gameplay of Men's Room Mayhem, and it's all very reminiscent of games like Airport Mania and Flight Control. But it is an exceptionally well polished game with an original twist, and the execution of the art, gameplay and music won't fail to win you over.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a minor complaint, however, in the grand scheme of things. In design, execution, sheer quantity of content and attention to detail, Quell Memento is one of the finest puzzle games we've played in a very long time. Your favorite moments may be fleeting, but rest assured there's always a fascinating new challenge to be discovered around the next corner.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ads notwithstanding, Dead Ahead ranks right up there with the best the endless running genre has to offer, including Halfbrick's Jetpack Joyride.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Any dungeon-crawling fantasy fan will get more than enough from their $4.99 to justify picking up Warhammer Quest, and they'll likely find themselves happy to invest more to extend that experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's enough to satisfy both longtime fans and newcomers to Nintendo's charming franchise. New Leaf doesn't necessarily play like other games, but that's why we appreciate it. Whereas other titles assault the senses with over-the-top action sequences, this one provides a welcome escape. Cherish it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of this very compelling gameplay is wrapped up in some of the smartest looking - and sounding - environments we've enjoyed on our mobiles, and the story is a hoot. Throw in the trademark Gilbert humor, and you've got a mix that will prove irresistible for any fan of match-three gaming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a collection of surprisingly strategic challenges though, this is one game that deserves a place on every mobile puzzle gamer's phone.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Crush! is an outstanding example of a game that's easy to learn and very hard to master. Delivered with the trademark, crisply polished presentation of every other Radiangames title, what you're left with is an essential purchase for any mobile puzzle game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, this mobile edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an almost flawless port of one of last year's finest games. If it's a truism that you get what you pay for in life, then the depth, satisfying gameplay, replay value, and challenge on offer here more than adequately answer any questions about that price.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wrap it up with a bizarre story and a cool 80s vibe, and Hotline Miami is one of PlayStation Vita's guiltiest pleasures, a blood-soaked, retro-inspired homage to the most difficult video games ever conceived. So long as you're of age, it comes highly recommended.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Is this touchscreen Limbo a perfect port of the original masterpiece? Not quite, and there are certainly moments where you'll cry out for the precision that only a physical controller can provide. Still, these moments are rare enough to ensure that this mobile version remains nothing less than outstanding overall.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Magic 2014 is just about everything that made Magic 2013 such a special game, and while it's not exactly revolutionary in its gameplay, we probably wouldn't want it any other way.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an ever rarer day when you finish playing one of these games and feel compelled to rush out and tell everyone you know to download it immediately. Sprinkle Islands, we're delighted to say, is one such title - and if a finer physics puzzler comes along in 2013, we'll all be very lucky indeed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no doubt that Dungeonism won't be to everyone's tastes. With its pretty but primitive graphics and sound, not to mention its roguelike flavors which give death an air of inevitability, you'll need an appetite for exploration and experimentation to get the most out of this experience. If that sounds like your cup of tea though, Dungeonism might just end up being one of your favorite games of 2013.