Modojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,718 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 Tiny Wings HD
Lowest review score: 10 NFL Pro 2013
Score distribution:
1,718 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We're also huge fans of the gyroscopic controls, allowing you to aim Link's slingshot by physically tilting the system, or going into a first person view to get a better look at the beautiful world. Great stuff.
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a neat concept that both companies executed wonderfully, from the different units to the touch controls and spectacular graphics that are on par with and arguably better than anything we've seen on Sony's PSP, at least within the tower defense genre.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unless you despise GTA, Chinatown Wars is an essential purchase. Rockstar did an excellent job transferring the mayhem to the DS, and we suggest you run out and buy a copy ASAP.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bottom line, Cut the Rope is one of the best games for Apple's iOS and a steal at $0.99. Play it immediately.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's rare to see something this good for free, and with that being said, dismissing this game would be ill advised.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All told, Sonic CD was a masterpiece long before it appeared on the App Store. This wonderful mobile version only helps solidify its standing as one of the greatest video games of all time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An essential purchase for puzzle fans that wish to get the most value for their dollar. It comes up just a bit short in regards to revolutionary features, but that matters little as the minutes played turn into hours. Simply put, a must buy for each iPad owner.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bottom line, Cut the Rope HD is one of the best games for Apple's iOS and a steal at $1.99. Play it immediately.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Contre Jour HD is a crowning achievement, an app that earned every one of its five stars. Smart, attractive and fun, it's one of the best reasons to own an iPhone or iPad.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With so much expectation placed at Illiger's feet, it's remarkable that this revised edition of one of mobile gaming's brightest gems not only preserves the simplistic elegance of the original, but introduces new gameplay elements that shine just as brightly.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Expect to see a delightful mix of 3-D characters and hand-drawn and beautiful 2-D backgrounds (the bosses, in particular, are the most impressive), complimented by a quality soundtrack. In all, everything reminds us of an old PSOne RPG.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Banner Saga is one of the greatest adventure games, mobile or otherwise, that's come around in quite a long time. Not only is it interesting and accessible, but it's clean, ornate, and enjoyable through and through. If you only pick out one adventure game this year on iOS, make it this one.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game itself is timeless. It's not so old that people are turned off by the primitive graphics and it has an engaging enough battle system that those new to turn based RPGs won't get bored. It still has the same fun factor as the SNES game, but now you can take it anywhere you want, so what more can I say?
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mikey Shorts manages to stand tall amongst the best the platform genre has to offer, and you should make a point to download it in the very near future.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Papers, Please continues this years great line-up of PC ports to iOS. It has a great subtlety to it, and its message to players can be interpreted in so many different ways.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite some ridiculous car prices, loading issues and teeth-gnashing A.I. difficulty, it's a fun ride from beginning to end. Don't hesitate to catch some air with this one.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The PSP version of Chinatown Wars is still superior, due to the less clumsy controls and included soundtrack. However, if an iPhone is all you have, this definitely doesn't feel like a second rate effort.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall, you'd be a damn idiot if you didn't pick up God of War: Chains of Olympus.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even put up against the likes of Animal Crossing and Pokémon X & Y , The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is easily the best 3DS game of 2013. It's quite simply a work of art that deserves to be part of your private collection.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Loaded with goodies and irresistible to resist, Mario Kart DS is fun in its purest form.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a $6.99 priced app, FIFA 13 delivers a stunning amount of soccer content that'll keep you busy for hours. It doesn't quite fit on the same level as its console brethren, but for a "footy" mobile experience, it definitely shows that EA Sports has still got it.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But Zelda: Phantom Hourglass goes the opposite extreme, and turns sailing into a boring and utterly joyless exercise in line drawing. Basically, instead of controlling the ship directly, you'll merely draw your route on the touchscreen and watch your ship travel to that destination.