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 Worms: Open Warfare 2
Lowest review score: 10 Celebrity Dentist
Score distribution:
1,751 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The in-game timer says that I have poured 33 hours into the cart so far, and I estimate that I've completed half of what the game has to offer. DS owners who opt to skip Dual Strike are missing out on the most full-featured and addictive title released for the system yet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tilt to Live is without question one of the most polished and fun iPhone games we've played in months. For two bucks, there's no reason why you shouldn't download it ASAP.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Throw in bonus levels, secret items and the promise of free levels in the future, and Where's My Water? is an irresistible title no iPhone/iPad owner should be without.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Telltale knocked it out of the park with this one
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One heck of a fun time, the type of experience that begs multiple plays. Before long, you'll invest multiple hours and die numerous times.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has problems, but we're still giving it a hefty thumbs up.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Is it more imaginative than Super Mario Galaxy? No. Will it revolutionize gaming like Super Mario 64. Hardly. Do either of these questions matter? Absolutely not, and don't let anyone prove otherwise. Super Mario 3D Land is the epitome of fun. Most importantly, it's a shining example of everything that's good and wholesome about video games.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A guilty pleasure, as well as one of the strangest yet satisfying titles on the App Store. To those who ask why this game exists, we only have one response: why not?
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pushmo is without question one of the best 3DS games we've played. It's great to see Nintendo step outside its comfort zone of critically acclaimed franchises and do something original that's both immensely entertaining and a neat showpiece for the hardware. Don't resist the urge. Download this gem immediately.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no denying that tablets offer a unique opportunity to both breathe new life into the genre, as well as open it up to a new audience. Certainly Magic 2013 is the best game of its kind that we've played on the iPad.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The core gameplay may never evolve beyond steering directionally, flying through hoops, gathering stars and proceeding along a series of on-rails levels. But it's done so competently, and with some much care and attention to detail, that you won't fail to fall in love with Kiloo's new creation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A delightful trip through a macabre fun house full of blood and assorted horrors that should not be missed by anyone who enjoys playing games, that is, unless you're just sick of 2D Castlevania.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's an outstanding experience regardless of which control scheme (tilt, virtual slider) you use. Kudos to Sega for releasing such an excellent port that instantly became the best kart racer on the App Store.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the sharpest games on the App Store.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    That ChAIR was able to create such a wonderful sequel in a year is a true testament to the talented people working at the studio. With this in mind, Infinity Blade 2 is one of the year's most thrilling video games, a gorgeous and feature packed adventure that demands your attention. In terms if iOS killer apps, it stands alone.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like waves crashing onto a white sandy beach, it's a spectacular elemental fusion that lulls you into a zen-like state, a type of serenity that relaxes your body as well as your mind as you peacefully walk its shores. An artistic achievement and a must buy, Lumines is therapy for the soul.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far too many of the NSMB levels are simply too short. Even in the final world, it feels as though you're hitting the midway restart point in seconds, and then crossing the finish line when the level was just hitting its stride.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it isn't as fast as other titles in its genre such as "F-Zero GX," it more than makes up for its lack of quickness with dreamy visuals, a fabulous artistic style, memorable music, tight analog controls, and promised downloadable content, making it one of the few absolute must-have PSP launch titles.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A wonderful video game that'll hopefully blossom into a more fully featured effort in the months ahead.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Joe Danger Touch represents everything about mobile gaming at its best. It's faithful to an established franchise, yet it strikes out on its own to provide a game that's as slick as its console counterpart, remains challenging but fair, and is always entertaining thanks to a deep system of replayability.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The characters are gross. The actual game play, on the other hand, is golden. You only receive so much ammunition per character, and once it runs out, you must restart that stage from the beginning. What ensues is slow paced fun, as you strategize the best ways to annihilate the Blots.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not being able to select the correct Meteos in a pinch made me very frustrated, and frantically rubbing the touch screen to get myself out of jams cheapens the game's strategic element.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    80 Days is a colorful and stylized look at a classic tome that places a new twist on an otherwise familiar game type. It's well worth your time, especially if you're looking for something a little more "out of the box" when it comes to mobile gaming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a chance you'll dislike DrawRace 2, since sketching routes takes a backseat to hitting the gas and steering the car. It also doesn't help that your finger obscures the racing line, forcing you to rely on instinct; you eventually get a feel for it. Racing strategists, on the other hand, will happily dive into DrawRace 2 and play this sucker for months.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mikey Shorts did a lot for the platforming market last year, and for just under two bucks, Mikey Hooks does even better with a new mode, a great new gameplay tactic and that same wonderful presentation from the original. One play and you'll be, ahem, hooked.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is one hot box of rocks. Arguably, it is PlayStation Vita's best launch game, a content and graphically rich experience that serves as a loyal handheld companion, perfectly suited for long or short play sessions. In other words, worth every penny of its $39.99 asking price.