COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 1,422 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 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:
1422 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Overall, Dragon Age: Inquisition is a great game that everyone should have in their collection. It’s one of the best bangs for your buck out there in terms of how much time you will clock in on this one and also in quality.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With so much content, numerous game modes, beautiful graphics and the seemingly endless collectibles to find, this is a game that can be played for not just months, but years to come. There is truly something to offer for all audiences.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition takes one of the best games last year and makes it better.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a blast to play through and only excites me for what comes next.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There is no doubt many will turn their nose at yet another Call of Duty game running on the same engine at 60 frames per second. The "ain't broke don't fix" path has certainly been taken again. This being said, Treyarch has undeniably been able to up the ante in nearly every facet of the Call of Duty experience with Black Ops 2. The riveting single player storyline features the wonderfully-designed strategic Strike Force Missions; the online Multiplayer experience is much more robust than ever before and the Zombies mode has also received significant upgrades. It is quite amazing how the development team managed to fit this much content onto one disk. Needless to say, shooter fans can purchase Black Ops 2 with confidence.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the pinnacles of last-gen gaming is presented as one of the best looking games on offer for your new console if not one of the best looking games you’ve ever seen, period.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I can’t help but love Shovel Knight. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of why I love gaming; the joy I felt as a kid playing games in a time when graphics and hardware didn’t matter. While paying tribute to the classics, Shovel Knight still feels unique with fantastic level designs that are extremely challenging and rewarding to complete.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The title definitely packs a heck of a lot of bang for your buck and wins the top spot out of all Pokémon titles in my books. At the end of the day, if you are a fan of the series or not, this latest Pokemon title is a must have game for the DS, plain and simple.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The title definitely packs a heck of a lot of bang for your buck and wins the top spot out of all Pokémon titles in my books. At the end of the day, if you are a fan of the series or not, this latest Pokemon title is a must have game for the DS, plain and simple.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A game that is rich and deep with personality and unmatched ridiculousness. Saints Row IV is exactly what I needed this summer. It takes everything that I love about sandbox style gaming and makes it better.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It is deep, has plenty of replay value and a game you could easily sink 50 plus hours into.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The narrative that is put forth is simply amazing as it provides a new beginning with the Reclaimer Saga and the addition of the new Spartan Ops mode is simply brilliant as it adds even more story to an already great tale. Sure, some may complain the familiarity of the gameplay is a bad thing, but in the end, even though you do get a recognizable feeling when playing, the overall experience that Halo 4 provides is very enjoyable and one that you should not miss.
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    • 93 Critic Score
    A great table because you don't have to know anything about the original game to understand the pinball table and the challenges it provided. There is no deep complex story line just some good old pea flinging action.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An improvement in nearly every way to the original. It is a fun, highly addictive, and immersive experience that will grip you with its unique design, tight gameplay, high replay value, and compelling cast of characters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While FIFA 10 and FIFA 13 made huge leaps forward on the gameplay front, FIFA 17 brings it all together. From the world-class presentation to the familiar mechanics, FIFA 17 delivers the most holistic football experience ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Everything is bigger and better, XCOM 2 exceeds expectations and spawns new hope in future sequels.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It’s not perfect of course, and may not turn heads amongst the most eccentric of JRPG lovers, but what Level – 5 and Studio Ghibli have produced is an entrancing trip through an alluring, original adventure that’s surprisingly touching despite it’s simplicity, and easily rivals some of the best games I’ve played to date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    THQ and Vigil Games have taken the Darksiders franchise and released a sequel to the original that is such an incredible game it exceeds every expectation I had. From the production values to the size and scope of the game itself, you can't help but sit back and be amazed with what they have done here.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I appreciate how the development team really understands the particulars of the real life game as it helps to deliver another great effort. With the advancements made to many aspects of the gameplay and aesthetics this year, both big and small, virtual hockey fans should rejoice as NHL 14 is yet another winner.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Bigby is in a tough spot and the wait for episode 5 will be a painful one but seeing this tale wrap up is something I’m frothing at the mouth for.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Civilization VI brings the franchise to an unbelievable level of polish and streamlined complexity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza showcases all of what Hitman can be. It makes the first episode feel tepid in comparison as its open map and brilliant level design offer up a lot more opportunities and ways to execute them.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends is the most fun I’ve had platforming in a very long time. The game’s impossible to put down gameplay really does give the Big N and their Mario goodness a quality ‘run for its money’.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With two episodes to go I’m more invested in the story than ever and am waiting with baited breath to see what I can uncover next. If you’ve played the first two episodes go away and play now. If you haven’t yet played The Wolf Among Us, well, go do the same thing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy IX is a must play entry in the RPG genre, and this new version is the best way to experience the magic of the best PS1 Final Fantasy game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One thing is for certain, FIFA Soccer 13's development team has managed to drive this yearly franchise forward by delivering an authentic and true to life soccer experience. The new suite of features only serves to enhance an already stellar experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With challenging puzzles, beautiful visuals, the inclusion of previously released DLC , a bonus Wii U level, and local/online play, Trine 2: The Director's Cut is well worth the purchase price. This downloadable title is easily one of the best games available on the Wii U.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Crashmo is a brilliant puzzle game, full of unique mechanics and a slew of puzzles that will have you coming back for more, as long as you can deal with the demanding difficulty from the start.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto V isn’t exactly a next gen masterpiece but it is undeniably the undisputed king of open world games.