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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 God of War: Chains of Olympus
Lowest review score: 10 NFL Pro 2013
Score distribution:
1,751 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if it isn't entirely original - and could really benefit from dropping the freemium elements - Castle Doombad is a terrific way to kick off 2014's mobile gaming season. Tower defense fans won't want to miss it, and casual fans will find a lot to like as well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is yet another outstanding addition to the 3DS eShop, and the old school presentation and enjoyable gameplay more than justifies the $8.99 asking price. One of the best games we've had the privilege of playing on Nintendo's handheld.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the finest strategy puzzle games you can find on the App Store.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Trigger fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as this is a very worthy sequel. Even prettier than before, but with the same meaty destruction of the undead, Dead Trigger is a very welcome addition to the App Store.
    • 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.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    For a game that costs very little throughout and yet offers so much, Arc Squadron Redux is perfect for gamers of all tastes.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bad Hotel is, in short, the stuff of wonderful nightmares: an eerie soundtrack, a menacing palette and an all-pervading sense of inescapable doom. Yet it's also one of the most original and atmospheric tower-defense games we've played all year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Consider Mighty Switch Force! a short but undeniably sweet adventure, as well as another wonderful entry for the 3DS eShop. Well done, WayForward. Well done indeed.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pivvot strikes a wonderful balance between frustration and elation. What seems impossible at first soon becomes second nature as you gradually get to grips with the game's devilish designs. The overall challenge level isn't quite the same as that found in the game's obvious inspirations, but this is nevertheless a game that you won't be able to walk away from until you've truly mastered it.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    We cannot recommend Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull enough. The combination of full motion video works surprisingly well with the proven hidden object formula, creating a wonderful journey that'll prove invaluable on long airplane trips or just a dreary day stuck at home. Now git. There be treasure to find.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They did such an excellent job imbuing the heroes with personality while creating a gorgeous world for them to explore, pulling art from the Old West and merging it with cool undersea scenery; everything has a nice summery feel. Even the title screen that features parallax scrolling is cool. A nice touch, indeed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you couldn't play Kingdom Rush the first time around, you owe it to yourself to play it now.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simogo's come up with another unmissable game - an ingenious slice of puzzling adventure that's as imaginative as it is stylish. Whether you played Year Walk or not, you can't let this one pass you by.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a pocket racer with nothing to worry about but going as fast as you can to rack up points and awesome times, Drift'n'Drive is an absolutely essential title. Pick it up for the quintessential bite-sized sports game, and you won't regret it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is a nice throwback to a more simple time in gaming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hands-down the best introduction to Picross puzzle solving you can get on the App Store right now, and even old hands should find something to entertain them. A superb puzzle game by anyone's standards.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's more like an interactive comic book, with believable characters, solid voice acting, attractive cell-shaded graphics and buckets of blood. In all, a thoroughly entertaining undead romp.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, Monster Adventures is one of the catchiest Pokemon wannabes you'll find on the market right now. The gameplay is addictive and will keep you battling for hours on end, and the multiplayer component will draw you in even further. If you're Pokemon-ed out, then you gotta catch this.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A thoroughly entertaining runner with enough personality to make it one of the best games on the App Store. Activision probably should have released it for free, as this is the standard where these games are concerned, but our dollar was very well spent.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can't go wrong with Trap Team on console, but the iPad and Android port is just as good, if not better because of the portability.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Riven for iPad is everything the game was in 1997, but more. The tactile nature of touchscreen gaming adds a degree of inquisitive immersion that a mouse and keyboard can't.
    • 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.