COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 1,147 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 The Last of Us Remastered
Lowest review score: 10 Wander
Score distribution:
1147 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Suggestions that the collection was rushed to the shelves is also evident by the fact that nine games are not in the Rare Replay files, instead, they’re Xbox 360 games ported over through the backward compatibility emulator on the Xbox One. As a result, instead of booting up instantly like every other game in this collection, it takes you out of Rare Replay, starts the Xbox 360 game you selected, waits for the 360 logo to play, and then begins the game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    From a technical standpoint Professor Layton and The Miracle Mask is a decent game. While some puzzles are enhanced by the 3D capabilities of the hardware, the gameplay formula has changed very little save for the new investigation mode.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Clearly the developers went in with a lot of new and ambitious ideas but the execution of such in some ways fell short. What made the first Joe Danger game enjoyable is simply not found this time around.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This game is made for score-obsessed fans of shoot em ups, and endless runners only.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn’t have the personalization of Beat Hazard and it doesn’t have the level of content that Pac-Man Championship Edition has. In many ways for the entry point of ten dollars there are better options out there. But if any of what you’ve read sounds intriguing or if you see the game on sale, take to the skies and enjoy the ride.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    As much as I wanted to enjoy Card Hunter, I found myself losing interest by the end.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Dungeon of the Endless lacks that one thing, the element that pushes it over the top into the exceptional.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The Evil Within should have been the best next generation horror game we have seen to date. Shinji Mikami has the pedigree, credentials and budget to make it happen. Unfortunately The Evil Within falls short and doesn’t come close to living up to its billing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Pirate’s Curse succeeds as a solid sidescroller but doesn’t reach the heights of other classic and modern fusions of the genre like Shovel Knight, although is still a thoroughly enjoyable experience if your looking for a sidescroller.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut is a game I really wanted to like, but ultimately just made me wish I was playing Diablo or Torchlight instead. At it’s core, it’s technically sound, but the handful of interesting mechanics are lost in a sea of terrible ones, and does an injustice to the titular vampire-hunting doctor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite being a long time coming for North American fans, the real value here is more about getting two gameplay experiences for the price of one. That’s just enough to keep this one from being an average experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I wanted to like this game more. It’s charming, technically competent but ultimately I could not get past it’s shortcomings to consider it much more than an average game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I like a game that tries to combine several different gameplay styles, but the overall experience seems rushed and unpolished. It offers plenty of content and skills, yet doesn't seem to excel at any particular one. Elemental: Fallen Enchantress does a lot of things right but never truly delivers on any of them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code should be a much better game than it is, as the base game is very solid. It’s disappointing to see a strong base and nothing supporting it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Ironcast isn’t for everyone as it’s geared towards the more hardcore strategy gamer but if you like a challenge and have a low frustration tolerance, Ironcast could be for you.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of tower defense or FPS games, and you are looking for something new, Sanctum 2 deserves a close look for sure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The extra content is neat, but given that most of it is only visual it’s difficult to justify the price point; however, beyond the layer of shiny aesthetics and ridiculous physics is a fun fighting game accessible to both casual and hardcore gamers. If you’re looking to get into the Dead Or Alive series, this would be a great place to start.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is an installment for the fans that love everything Naruto – others will have a hard time sticking this one out. For the average gamer, not enough is offered in a manner that would keep their interest.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It’s an homage to a game that I absolutely love, and Renegade Kid did some truly commendable things here. On the other hand, I didn’t get much excitement from exploring its worlds
    • 77 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Do yourself a favour and play GH Live PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, before touching the IOS version.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A game that successfully utilizes the Wii U's GamePad features, provides a spooky atmosphere, and has some innovative elements that make it a worthy purchase for many. Unfortunately, the combat is not as refined as it could be and I found the gameplay somewhat tedious.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The supernatural and mystery aspect of it was enticing enough to continue playing, I just wish that the characters where more interesting or fleshed out (I’m talking about you, Chiharu!). All in all, I would recommend it if you like Visual Novels or anime and don’t mind playing an interactive story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 isn’t a bad game but a particular lack of attention to detail and several glitchy errors temper what marginal improvements there are over previous versions. The new features that are here are the typical EA “fresh coat of paint” that many of their sports games receive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, Into the Nexus is an entertaining and well put together Ratchet and Clank installment with some flaws here and there that drop the experience from good to just okay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's room for improvement but with 8 interactive episodes of Sesame Street TV plus one year's worth of access to Sesame Street video content via Xbox Live, the value you are getting for $30 is very good.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is a fantastic game trapped inside an archaic one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lovable-yet-flawed characters, the interesting, detailed environments, and the snappy story are definitely back again this time around. If you are new to Deponia, however, be prepared for some tedium and confusion to go along with the colorful fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Space Run Galaxy is a refreshing take on the Tower Defense type with a little splash of Asteroids inspiration thrown in. With limited controls but plenty to manage, the only downside is the cringe-worthy dialogue as stereotypical characters banter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    EA Sports UFC 2 still isn’t fully where the series should be at by now, but it’s a step in the right direction.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Make no mistake, this is a bad game. However, it’s obvious that developers knew exactly who would be interested in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3.