COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 1,869 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 Super Mario Odyssey
Lowest review score: 10 Wander
Score distribution:
1870 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    With the addition of new character classes, new maps and quests to complete, scenario levels, co-op, PvP, Steam trading cards and a never ending story mode, all for a mere $19.99, it’s an experience that should not be missed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It’s hard to beat solid mechanics and a sense of camaraderie you usually only get from playing sports.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    New items, new challenges, a new character, new room layouts, new bosses, new transformations, new soundtrack, new floors, and the list goes on. This is the expansion we were hoping for. Nicalis did us a solid and stuffed a disgusting amount of content in a game already bursting with disgusting content. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to kill Mother for the thousandth time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the end of the day Forza Horizon is the racing game I have been wanting for quite some time and Playground Games should be commended. With a good mix of simulation and accessibility, new open road exploration, the freedom to get away from closed tracks, and some great visuals and sound, I found I could not stop playing and neither will you.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a lot to really like about Project Cars 2. There’s a veritable smorgasbord of cars and tracks, enough so that there should be something for everyone. The visuals are again top notch. The handling is much improved since the first game. The issues that are there are ones that seem to be at least fixable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    They feel worth it to me, but I’m a Pokémon lifer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo’s newest treasure lives up to its predecessors and improves upon the formula in well thought out and engaging new ways.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Having FFX, FFX-2, and all that extra content splashed together with a fresh coat of paint lends itself to a game that is simply fantastic value for the buck.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It has the perfect blend of balanced gameplay, multiplayer options, incredible story, and nostalgia all rolled into one, and any StarCraft gamer should be drooling at the chance to return to the Koprulu Sector.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite some thorns in the AC racing rose bouquet, Kunos has created an auto game that is definitely worth taking for a spin.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is a heartwarming and interesting journey with fantastic characters and a balanced combat system.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    On one hand, I didn’t necessarily enjoy the gameplay. On the other hand, the story was enjoyable and this really is an excellent PC port both visually and how smoothly it runs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With such a dynamic and interactive interface, Yakuza 0 will keep you coming back for more and even catch you off guard when you least expect. It’s a game everyone should experience or at least try out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When not compared to previous iterations of the series, MLB The Show 17 is a great baseball game with something for everyone. The various modes provide players with a plethora of options both online and offline. When compared to previous MLB The Show games, MLB The Show 17 stands out as the best iteration of the series thus far, however, as a “game of failure,” there is room for improvement.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has stolen my gaming heart.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you picked up a shiny new Wii U and have not played Darksiders II on any other console you really can't go wrong picking this up as it makes for a solid launch title. From its production values to the size and scope of the adventure you embark on, the game will really engross you. That being said, if you have previously played the game on a different console then I really can't recommend it as nothing has changed and the GamePad features don't add anything mind blowing to the overall experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Marvel Pinball – Civil War may not be one of my personal favourites in regards to the pinball tables that have been released for Pinball FX2, as there just was not enough storyline or action to hook me, but that does not mean it was bad. Zen Studios has once again provided pinball fans with a visually stunning pinball table that will interest not only those who love the genre (pinball), but fans of Marvel and the Civil war comic book series will enjoy it too.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    With an extensive single player campaign, hundreds of items to collect, numerous multiplayer modes, and community created-uploaded levels, BattleBlock Theater gives you a lot of bang for your buck making this pretty much a no brainer purchase.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Telltale wraps up season one of ‘The Wolf Among Us’ and the story of Fabletown and its denizens in spectacular fashion.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you haven’t played System Shock before, there’s never been a better time. Whether you’re into shooters or RPGs; or just want to experience a cyberpunk romp with a good beat, this one is for you.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    WipEout Omega Collection is a fantastic game for both new gamers and seasoned racers alike, offering something for everyone.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is a fast-paced tactics adventure with a deep combat system and a charming cast of characters. Beyond the regular campaign there’s challenges to master, perfect scores to wrap up and collectibles to hunt down. Every level represents a puzzle with multiple solutions. The presentation is an absolute delight, and the play style is perfectly suited to the Switch. If you’ve any interest in turn-based tactics, Nintendo or Ubisoft games, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a slam dunk.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This gruesomely brutal game will surely quench any fighting fans thirst as it’s about the best Mortal Kombat game we have seen to date.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Shu
    There are a few frustrating jumps, but you’ll overcome them in no time. This artistic platformer is well worth your time and money.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you’re an old fan or a new one this is a great point to jump in for the first time or the fifth time to the Ratchet and Clank franchise. Insomniac has not only reinvigorated a fan favorite but they’ve done it in their signature style. Ratchet and Clank looks great, plays better and is a genuine can’t miss experience on your PlayStation 4.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The enhancements and upgrades are significant making this one of the deepest baseball games I have ever played. The hardcore MLB The Show faithful will be all in regardless, but if you have taken a few years off from the franchise, now is the time to jump back in.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, you are absolutely getting every dollar of value from Far Cry 4, and I’m nowhere close to being bored of it after roughly thirty hours. If you enjoyed Far Cry 3, do yourself a favour and pick up FC4.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you have yet to experience Batman: Arkham City on the Xbox 360 and PS3, then Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition is a no brainer purchase; yet, if you have already ventured a few rounds with the cape crusader through this adventure on a previous console than I have a hard time recommending the $50 plunge.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is a solid stealth experience with a lot of variety both in hero use and level design. It’s a beautiful game that should please any strategy buff, particularly those who enjoy the whole ninja/samurai aesthetic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    This is the best version available of a great game, so if you haven’t played it, and want the most up-to-date/complete version, this is the one for you.

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