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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Gears
Lowest review score: 10 Slender-Man
Score distribution:
1751 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's varied, brisk, challenging, charmingly produced and packed full of content.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spellsword is beautiful, frantic, addictive, satisfying, explosive and, oh my goodness I think I've run out of superlatives. A spiritual successor to Super Crate Box it may well be, but only in its most fundamental concepts. When we all start thinking about our Game of the Year this December, I can only hope to have enjoyed some serious competition to this extraordinary title.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For two bucks, it's worth the investment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's all about the gameplay, and we can proudly say that Civiballs delivers. Definitely one of this week's surprise games, and well worth your hard earned cash.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We're not sure the combat system is enough to keep you engaged with the Arena of War for a huge amount of time, but it is refreshingly different and you should definitely give the game a go. Even if you'll only be able to play in relatively short bursts, this is a great fantasy game, beautifully produced, and packed with plenty of depth if you have the patience or cash to go deeper.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Paper Toss Friends would certainly benefit from a little more variety in the environments and scoring objectives, but there's still much to be mastered in this very enjoyable time-waster. Social gaming fiends who crave something different from the typical word-puzzling fare should definitely check this one out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throw in a year of downloadable puzzles, one per day starting October 28, and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask will definitely satisfy your demand for quality puzzle gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The actual game design is amazing. These puppies look, sound, and act like the real thing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zaga 33 may leave you more bewildered than bewitched.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've historically been put off by the complexity of Sid Meier's other titles, this is a lovely action-simulation that will lead you gently into the genre. For strategy stalwarts, there's nothing to fear from this very different Meier game, because it really is a huge amount of fun regardless of your typical gaming preferences.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's more purpose to the battling, there's no longer the ridiculous spike that accompanied the original game's single player modes, and doing battle against real-world opponents is frighteningly addictive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So yes, Virtual Tennis Challenge has some issues, and it would have been nice to see actual players instead of made-up dudes, but it's still an entertaining and at times intense sports game with attractive graphics and a fairly deep tournament mode.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All of this makes NFL Quarterback 13 a highly accessible and fun game that provides hours or just minutes of amusement. That said, be sure to download it in time for Super Bowl Sunday.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's corny dialogue, and you'll probably get stuck several times, but Waking Mars' positives far outweigh its negatives, making it a cool space exploration game to have on the go.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More Castlevania than Metal Gear, but who could fault Konami for bringing their two best franchises into a beautiful marriage?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the coolest games we've seen on the App Store, and we also feel it's safe to proclaim it king of the button mashers. Now how about full-screen iPad support, RAWR?
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Dark Meadow has some warts, but it's still a hauntingly beautiful and intriguing game everyone should play, as it offers both a compelling adventure and a glimpse into the future of smart phone gaming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After the games drought of summer it's nice to finally have a reason to power up the ol' PSP again.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well thought out and fun game that'll keep you busy for hours.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well thought out and fun game that'll keep you busy for hours. That said, having to cough up $2.99 for the HD version while the standard edition is $0.99 is a bit of a let down.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Panda Pandamonium is a fluffy yet substantial update to the classic game of mahjong, and worth a try, especially if you've got the extra income to keep going even when you fail. Big Fish does it again.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Animal rights activists may take issue with the gruesome results, but considering the cartoon-style visuals and light-heartedness contained within, we think everyone should take a chill pill, sit back and do their best to make this virtual world a better place.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, just when we thought we'd seen the last of Jak and Daxter, High Impact Games surprises us with this thrilling romp. Welcome back, team.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the Star Wars license is a tempting one to buy into, Star Wars: Commander isn't exactly up to snuff, especially if you're looking to play on the cheap. Perhaps future updates can lessen the price-gouging and it can blossom into a truly rewarding F2P experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We grew tired of "runners" months ago, but Don't Run With A Plasma Sword renewed our faith in these types of games, thanks to the addition of combat. Whip out that sword and come out swinging.