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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Salt & Sanctuary is a brilliant piece of work that apes the Dark Souls franchise in all the right ways while still cutting its own path.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite lacking the challenge of other titles in the series, fans will appreciate the nostalgic music and graphics, and enjoy playing through the new dungeons and boss battles that can be easily tackled on the go.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Firewatch is a curious experience, and one that has continued to shift my perception of what a game is.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exactly what fans of the series will expect it to be. If you have played, and loved, other Monster Hunter games before this one, stop reading reviews and just go buy it. You will love it. If this is your first Monster Hunter game I definitely recommend picking it up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Road to Gehenna is fun, smart, and a great reason to check out The Talos Principle if you haven’t yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pokémon Moon is easily one of the best entries into the franchise to date. Never has the Pokémon world felt this immersive. If Pokémon Moon hints to what the future of the franchise has in store, then fans should be more excited than ever.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bravely Default is so full of old time good RPG fun that you could literally shake a stick at it and it wouldn’t change a thing given how much quality is in this game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It does exactly what a sequel should do as it retains the roots of an already great game while expanding out into new exciting territory that still feels natural.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the odd issues I ran into with the game, be it performance related, or gameplay related (mobs of enemies don’t always make a game harder FromSoftware), Dark Souls 3 is a gargantuan step up from Dark Souls 2 in terms of design...From Software has included a lot for players to mess around with, and between the various armor sets, locations, weapons and enemies to get acquainted with, Dark Souls 3 is one behemoth of a game that could stand at the top of the entire series in terms of quality.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The improvements are many, the story is enjoyable, and the gameplay is pretty refined; all of these make Guild Wars 2 a game worth playing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The animations are visceral, and the buildup of suspense knowing that any hit could remove your player from the game, or remove him from existence, keeps you on edge.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ane of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences I have had in quite some time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fun, thrilling – and yes, very scary ride. Its amazing visuals and fascinatingly-creepy environments will have you hesitating at times, jumping at others, but always pushing onwards to uncover the story of its insane protagonist.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Resonance is a highly entertaining game. It has a first-rate story, great aesthetics, and the intangible qualities that make a game hard to put down.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Complex, full of depth and infinitely customizable, Fallout 4 manages to stand above its glitches and odd subpar animations to be an experience well worth having.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With fantastic presentation, impressive graphics and voice acting, a surprisingly interesting story, a great control scheme, and a huge amount of content, I highly recommend Injustice: Gods Among Us to not only comic book fans and fighting game veterans, but to anyone looking for a game that’s extremely entertaining to play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darksiders 2 rises above the rest as a perfect example of what an action-adventure game should be, and if I had my way, Vigil Games would be making them all.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Activision and Vicarious Visions could have just used last year’s game engine, added a new story and released it as a new game, but they didn’t. They have taken the existing franchise, added a new twist (swappable characters), upped the visuals and sound, and made a game that is better than those before it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zen Pinball 2: Portal Pinball is a marvellous experience which makes you want to pull out the Portal games and play them all over again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lara Croft GO is beautiful to look at, has thought-provoking puzzles, and most importantly, is super fun to play.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The open world of southern Europe, rain or shine, not only provides a great backdrop, but it is an awesome automotive playground too.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For console RPG fans like me, this game scratches a huge itch for an Elder Scrolls adventure on the PS4 and Xbox One – until the next instalment of the franchise, this game will do just fine.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! is a fantastic game. It has style in spades, charming writing, deceptively deep gameplay, and is wholly satisfying to play. DrinkBox studios has made an action game of extremely high caliber, and revives a genre that many gamers grew up with.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pinball FX 2 is definitely a PC game that should be experienced by all gamers out there, from the hardcore pinball fanatic to the casual pinball player alike.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MBA’s 24 levels are as charming as they are entertaining.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether it’s the story, visuals, or sounds, Tearaway has proven to be an extraordinary game indeed and is definitely a title PS Vita owners should consider picking up.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee is a fantastic fiesta of a game, and Guacamelee! Gold is the definitive version. It has style in spades, charming writing, deceptively deep gameplay, additional content, and is wholly satisfying to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The in-game visuals are solid, the sound is just as good, and the single player, cooperative and adversarial multiplayer gameplay modes make Ghost Recon: Future Soldier a must buy for not only fans of the franchise but for anyone looking for a deep tactical shooter to play well into the summer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Indie titles are always a joy to play because they take certain creative risks that AAA’s typically wouldn’t. Teslagrad is one of those gems that I never would have picked up on my own but I’m immensely glad I had a chance to play. This is a near perfect platformer that deserves much praise for the artistic visual medium it presents. Gameplay flows like water and the pacing keeps you wanting more, if this is the first title released from Rain Games I will definitely be keeping an eye out for further titles from this developer.