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 Slender-Man
Score distribution:
1,751 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Mario Tennis Open is one of the shallowest Nintendo sports games we've seen, it's still highly enjoyable, well-polished and attractive, with Nintendo once again proving that it's the master of glasses free 3D. Worth a look for solo players, and definitely a must buy for multiplayer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a lot of fun, it's very pretty to look at, and a huge amount of attention has been paid to the upgrades, weapons and environment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It clearly makes sense for Zynga to stick to a tried formula in both the style of gameplay and a recognizable interface that every member of the gaming audience has grown comfortable with, but there's no denying that the set-up is starting to feel just a little tired. Still, this is a very addictive little game that breathes new life into one of our favorite genres.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We definitely recommend TheEndApp for Temple Run fans looking for something a bit different. We just wish more thought went into the missions and plot, but as far as free iOS games go, we can't think of a better way to embrace mankind's destruction.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from that minor annoyance, Pac-Man Dash is both highly polished and refreshing. Not sure whether the upcoming toys will be a hit, but if anything, you can enjoy this fast-paced and free runner for your mobile device.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not only is it addictive, but the game packs a ton of value into a very affordable price ($0.99 on iPhone, $1.99 on iPad). Give it a look.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The upgrade system will keep you coming back, there's some good humor that's more hit than miss, and you'll get a lot of gaming for that dollar. Multiplayer's coming in a future update too, so you might want to start mastering this matching mayhem now.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's tough to find serious fault with Paper Monsters. It's a well-crafted and enjoyable platformer that's worth $0.99. If we had to put a finger on one thing that bugs us, it's that Crescent Moon Games didn't go above and beyond what we've seen before, but that's a small issue in comparison to the much bigger picture. Quality title and well worth your time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is, in every way, simply a better version of Draw Something. For many that will be more than enough, but if you've had your fill of the game already then there's not much here to entice you back.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Capcom Puzzle World won't win any awards in the long-term, and many of you might be annoyed by the presence of Block Block. But the game still has many puzzle moments worth enduring, especially if you're a hardcore fan of Super Puzzle Fighter and the Buster Bros. games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game would have benefited from multiplayer of some sort, but as a single player only affair, Collision Effect is without question one of the best puzzle games on the App Store.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its play mechanics are still rather amusing and its additional challenges and world will keep you busy, even if you nailed the game at 100 percent years ago.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dishonored: Rat Assassin may be a twisted Fruit Ninja clone, but it's a great one, complete with a gruesome edge that sets it apart from other games of this type.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The analog control issues and other small setbacks (Rex Hudler, no Infrastructure play) keep this from winning the pennant, but it's still the go-to batter for on-the-go sports. Take MLB 10: The Show to the ballpark this summer and enjoy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the console ports are more recommended for their details and expansion, the PSP version is certainly no slouch.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We can only hope the powers-that-be come to their senses and make it cheaper, because in its current form, The Lost Reels is both polished and thrilling. On that note, players with the cash to burn will delight in the carnage.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Lock's Quest is immensely entertaining.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As we mentioned, cramming the Wii title onto the portable didn't happen without consequences. The game looks noticeably muddier on the 3DS screen, and occasional slowdown often appears at the worst moments. To be fair, though, neither of these complaints ruin the experience, and Nintendo fans would be wise to pick up Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D even if they own the console edition, as it's equally fun to play on the go.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls are excellent, the create-a-player and versus options will keep you entertained and the presentation won't let you down. Yup, the Soul still burns.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pocket Climber delivers a surprisingly fun experience that's great for just a few minutes or hours per day.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've savored and exhausted all of the content in the original game, then you'll already know that this is a dollar very well spent.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Doctor Who strikes a solid blow against the cynics who expect every film and TV tie-in to be a souless cash-grab. Instead, it's a very smart match-three game that offers up a surprising amount of content for a low price indeed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It lacks the bells and whistles we expect these days, but when it comes to monster-blasting thrills, the game delivers the pulse-pounding arcade goodness fans crave.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though it's not the most challenging time you can have, it's a ton of fun that's guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the most part, though, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is a welcome throwback.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most unique puzzle games you'll find on the App Store. Sure, it only lasts a couple of hours, but you'll have a blast. Just make sure to bring some virtual Band-Aids.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from the strict multiplayer set-up and smaller issues, Puzzle Quest Galactrix is a top-notch sequel. If you need a solid portable puzzler or just want a little something different, head to Galactrix's final frontier.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's been awhile since we've had a Nintendo DS game come along and totally kick our ass, but Bangai-O Spirits does it in a very good way.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's change in tempo may turn off some players, but don't be fooled. This is still the genuine Viewtiful Joe article, especially in the face of the somewhat limp GameCube Red Hot Rumble release.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Radiant Defense may not be an overwhelmingly original title on the App Store, and there's only so much that can be done to take the tower defense concept further. That said, Hexage's high production standards and route-changing mechanics make the game compelling enough for any existing fans of the genre.