COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 2,093 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Lowest review score: 10 Wander
Score distribution:
2095 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Playing the game in bite-size chunks is a blast, and I think I’ll be traveling down the Death Road to Canada for a while whenever I need a break from other games. A little zombie bashing once in a while could do me some good.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dragon’s Crown Pro is a straightforward and worthy remaster that new players will surely be enthralled by.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game is fun and different than most other games I’ve dabbled in, but I found it became redundant quickly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story moves at a comfortable pace and the characters are all easy to love. Despite the fact that none of them speak a single word and their backstories are nothing extravagant, there is a certain charm to each of them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The story, the characters and the writing are better than you could hope for. If you are willing to overcome a few technical hiccups, and if you are an unrepentant sci-fi nerd, Battletech can be your new favorite game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    From its amusing setting to its solid gameplay mechanics, Murderous Pursuits has a lot going for it. When you boil it down, it’s a fun game to play, especially with a few friends to share in the antics.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    In the scheme of history though, City of Brass will probably be best remembered as a game that dared to go to brave new places, and inspired many games to come.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Light Fall is a clever and artistically crafted puzzle platformer with a curiously compelling narrative and well balanced, steady rate of increasing difficulty that encourages you to try a little harder with each subsequent stage.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While this is a terrific game, it doesn’t do enough to distinguish itself from the Wii U release. I’m the target audience, however. I never played the original, so all of this is fresh and incredible to me.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re primarily interested in a story and don’t consider Walking Simulator to be a four-letter word, there are some interesting ideas in play in The Thin Silence – just don’t expect to find adventure game nirvana along the way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Monster Prom’s charm stems from its thematic elements. Fantastic interactions, its satirical narrative, and the monster theme offer a unique spin, even if it doesn’t deviate all that much from known formulas. But, it does bring a little more to the table, a party for daters who are in it more for the ride than the destination.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jotun is a well-crafted experience made for anyone fond of great storytelling mixed with satisfying combat.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Bullet Witch has some promise and some really great ideas behind it, however, the execution itself is incredibly sub par.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With so much to see and do, Swords of Ditto is a heart-warming adventure I simply can’t get enough of.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It may seem like there is no end in sight, no happy ending for those who survive, but with its fantastic presentation and no-nonsense attitude, Frostpunk is an exemplary game to learn from and with so many paths to go down, the replay value is through the roof, especially for gamers who happen to be a glutton for punishment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An excellent pack of tables.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    FARHOME seems to suffer from an identity crisis. It tries to do something radically different with each mission, but doesn’t stick with one idea long enough to generate anything of interest. If the present is any indication, then FARHOME has a long way to go if it wants to compete in the VR shooter market. There are many issues to be addressed, with the biggest one being a lack of originality in the content. At this point in time, one is better off replaying the games that FARHOME borrows from.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Octahedron is a bombastic, prismatic, punishing rhythm game that is a ton of fun, while it lasts.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Despite the clunky dialogue and unreliable environmental hit boxes, Manticore is still an enjoyable experience and looks great both on your TV and on the go.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rogue Aces is an absolute treat. The gameplay is addicting, the visuals have a surprisingly deep level of detail to them, the controls are solid and fully customizable, and there are enough game modes to keep things interesting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This War Machine DLC is arguably better than the first, with two out of three general multiplayer maps adding inspiration and excitement to the game, a new halfway decent War map, and a fun Nazi zombies experience, but only just.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Between the pitched battles and the beautiful level layouts, I was always itching to get just a little further. If you’re a fan of CRPGs or just RPGs in general, you can’t go wrong with Tower of Time.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    PC-caliber MMOs used to be a pipe dream, but now with games like TERA Online, they’re a reality.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even for die-hard fans, there’s very little here worthy of checking out. The experience is so mindless and generic that you could easily replace the protagonist Specimen #139 with a human and not notice a difference. This VR shooter runs just shy of two hours, and even that felt too long. The days of bad movie tie-ins are not over, and unfortunately, Crisis on the Planet of the Apes is proof of that.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Content in Regalia: Royal Edition is spectacular; there’s no question. The art style is unique, in abundance, and vibrant, the world is brimming with lore the same way each character brims with personality. To top it all off, the voice acting is stellar. But the game suffers from quality-of-life challenges that feel pronounced on the console version.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dead in Vinland is a game with elements from many of your favorites, but it all comes together as a unique final product. I know I will be starting it up every few months until I know every monologue by heart.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    MX vs ATV All Out is a technically sound, fun little racing game that does its name’s legacy proud. I understand if some feel the game’s a little too rooted in the past, as the bulk of the game does not innovate. Still, jetting around the open farmland is great, catching big air and doing a sick trick is fun, and crashing is hysterical even if it’s not supposed to be. I enjoyed revving the engine of MX vs ATV All Out, I just wish it performed like a new 2018 model instead of an older model with a new coat of paint.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    God of War isn’t just a great God of War game, it’s the best so far. Sony Santa Monica has clearly put love into this latest title of the series and has given both longtime fans and newcomers a monumental gaming achievement. Put your fears to rest – yes, Kratos is getting older, but even after all this time, he’s better than ever.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ys Origin is a well-balanced action RPG that brings back all those nostalgic feels, and while it isn’t perfect by any stretch of the word, it’s both satisfying and fun to play. With awesome boss battles, engaging combat and a story that stays true to itself throughout its entirety, this distant prequel is an example that old-age games can still remain enjoyable years after their original release.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the friendly gameplay and interesting tactics, The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 falls short in developing its characters and presenting a satisfactory storyline, thus leading to a somewhat dull experience.

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