COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 1,225 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:
1225 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Advanced Warfare is about the most fun I have had playing a Call of Duty game in several years. Granted it remains very familiar but the leaps are significant and in the end pay off.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A win in my books. The story was fun, the characters amusing and it was challenging. This game doesn’t just give you the answers or make it easy to win and this will keep you coming back for more. Fans of anime styled games, murder mysteries and puzzles should definitely get a kick out of this one and three games in one makes it a bang for your buck.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you do not already own Black Ops 2 for any other console, and you are a COD fan who has picked up a shiny new Wii U console, then you will inevitably want to pick up Black Ops 2 at it is a purchase that is really a no-brainer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Realization, heartbreak, and shock are not just the elements that form the basis of Life is Strange Episode 3, but also what makes it uniquely spectacular.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I recommend Lords of Shadow, even at the full $29.99 asking price, but if it’s ever on the popular Steam sales for cheaper, make sure you pick it up so you can experience a Belmont’s adventure, as this is the version to play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Some of the game mechanics and gimmicks may grow a bit tiresome after awhile, but the clever level design, bonus objectives and unique puzzles make this yet another fantastic title for Wii U owners to add to their collection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Life is Strange has closed its curtains after giving us a marvellous show. While the ending is satisfying, Life is Strange Episode 5 “Polarized” isn’t the strongest episode of the entire series. It does; however, offer a nice close to a worthy adventure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A game that I curiously found myself having a hard time putting down. I actually drained my 3DS battery more than a few times as I got so carried away playing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As long as the network issues can be sorted out, I have a lot of great expectations for Helldivers. This can easily be one of the most fun co-op experiences all year, for both indie and AAA titles.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, is a great, even perspective changing game that showed me that games don’t need endless action to be fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Life is Strange: Episode 4 continues to impress and is by far the most enthralling and shocking one thus far.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sunset Overdrive is a game that attacks so many senses, in a good way, that you may just find yourself not wanting to stop playing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Konami has provided a great portable reboot of the Metal Gear Series and a near console quality experience of two amazing games for $40 that you can take on the go.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Firewatch is a curious experience, and one that has continued to shift my perception of what a game is.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    There are some enjoyable moments and I don't doubt that the Borderlands faithful will enjoy what is offered as the visuals, continued humour, main story, and proven gameplay is evident here, it just seems to be a little less then what was established in the main game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GT6 offers a roster of cars that borders on overkill, a wide variety of tracks and tried and solid gameplay. Despite some minor flaws it is simply the best racing experience available on the PS3.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not perfect, but still a shining example of a stellar RPG and one that fans of the genre should readily seek out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bravely Second doesn’t change much from Bravely Default. There are small additions that only improve the already near-perfect gameplay, but the story gets off to an awful start, and takes a while to build up steam.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It still does what it does incredibly well, and every new campaign in a Civilization game brings originality and variety on its own. I thought the extra-terrestrial setting was badly wasted, but even without any real innovation it’s still a very solid game, just not one that’s much different from Civilization: V.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A variety of fresh mechanics, some excellent music and writing, and a generally entertaining cast of characters and scenarios help remind us why we fell in love with this bizarre little series back in 2005.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MBA’s 24 levels are as charming as they are entertaining.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is about the best fans could expect from this finale.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A bit more polish in some areas for the PS4 would have really helped sell this version, but for those of us who don’t have a last-gen console anymore it’s great to see the series arriving on the new platforms. Keep ‘em coming Telltale.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The art and animations all feel at home in the universe this studio has produced, giving a cartoony kid-friendly vibe that’s violent but not over the top.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Surprisingly deep gameplay, plenty of game modes and unlockables to keep you coming back earn Pool Nation high marks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Don't get me wrong, Madden 13 is a great game as evidenced by the review score but the franchise has yet to make that leap where gamers can call this the definitive Madden experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s in-depth, addictive, time consuming and a helluva lot of fun. Whether you want to be a money maker, a military genius or a peacekeeper, you can do it. With very few drawbacks and some very interesting game modes still coming, this game is going to be a life suck.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter shines and is truly at its best when all the elements of gameplay work in sync.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    World of Warships offers veteran MMO captains and World of War newbies alike a lot to write home about – in this case, loose lips float ships.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    With two full story campaigns playable with up to four players, an action packed multiplayer experience, an addictive little twin stick Easter egg gem and a punishing zombie experience, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is hands down amazing value for the buck.