COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 1,459 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 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Lowest review score: 10 Wander
Score distribution:
1459 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you haven’t gotten your hands on a copy of Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster yet and have a PS4, don’t hesitate on experiencing two classic games upgraded and fit for this day and age on Sony’s current-gen console.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A great game, plain and simple.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Earth’s Dawn is a great game. If you’re at all a fan of 2D beat-em-ups, 2D shoot-em-ups, or action RPGs, I highly suggest you play it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Presentation of the story isn’t the best the series has done, but instead lies in the hands of the community with their creations. Regardless, they’ve made the endless amount of fun and creativity even more endless.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The visuals, the sound, and the amount of depth that this fighting game has really makes it worth looking at for any gamers on the run. Simply put, Dead or Alive 5 Plus is not only a solid fighter, but a really good PS Vita game too.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Animal Crossing: New Leaf is one of the most relaxing gaming experiences to be had on the 3DS at this time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Gears fans, as well as those new to the series, will be satisfied with this “Ultimate Edition” offers, as it’s way more then just an HD remake.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    What is quite remarkable is that Skylanders Giants does indeed push the franchise forward. The new characters, including the imposing Giants, the enhanced visuals, larger voice cast, more collectibles, smoother gameplay, and a deeper overall experience makes for a game Skylander fans will absolutely want to pick up. It also brings those new into the franchise a chance to experience a more refined title then the first.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Do not be fooled by Showdown coming just a year after Dirt 3. This is an excellent game that easily stands on its own. If you are looking for an accessible title to play alone or with friends all the while having an absolute blast then Dirt Showdown is a no brainer purchase.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Ubisoft Montreal has crafted a vibrant world and the strangely endearing Captain Kenway will also likely be your favourite assassin yet. Engage your inner swashbuckler and become the most feared pirate to ever sail the seven seas. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is an experience not to be missed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The three new multiplayer maps, new Guerrilla map, the new game mode, the new weapons, the level cap increase, and the new achievements make this bit of DLC a solid purchase, and if you are looking for a reason to get back into the game, the Arctic Strike DLC Pack should give you the justification you need to do so.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In the end, if you’re a fan of Dying Light, you’re going to be a fan of The Following. It has everything you already love, gives you more of it and then throws in some vehicles as well to spice things up.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 doesn’t bring any “game changers” to the table but what it does do is refine an already superb soccer game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I’d think you’re a bit crazy if you’re on PS+ and don’t get this game as part of your instant collection.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    High Moon Studios has successfully rebounded with a Transformers game that delivers on so many levels. The varied and entertaining single player campaign coupled with the deep multiplayer experience makes Fall of Cybertron a must own for any Transformer fan or even someone who just wants to have some mindless Transformer fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It’s clever use of familiar faces and settings with the most satisfying style of over the top fun to watch combat is flawless. It isn’t without its short comings, but has more than enough strengths to make them seem un-noteworthy.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Visually the game is pretty much a stunner.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Neocore hasn’t strayed too far from what made the first game so amazing, but it has managed to add a layer of refinement by improving the some of the game mechanics, UI and visuals.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The Wii U version of NFS Most Wanted U sacrifices nothing from other console versions and adds some good features that improve the game’s accessibility.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There remains room for improvement and I certainly experienced a few let-downs with Madden 15; however, this is hands down the best Madden game to date. And let’s just say the future remains bright for the franchise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If I had to find something to complain about, it would be that it felt too short. I blew through all of the premade puzzles in little time, but this did give me more time to work on my own creations, as well as play the Pushmos of others.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    You get a lot for your 2,000 Crowns with the Dark Brotherhood DLC, and there is enough new and fresh ideas here to make this, well, not worth KILLING for, but almost.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    With a few small flaws that did not impact the [enjoyment] of the game significantly, Prison Architect is a breakthrough game in the simulation genre. It demonstrates that an engaging story, a massive amount of content and endless replayability is more important than the bare bones idea of simulation and construction.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While the changes may not be as robust as we have seen in previous installments in the franchise, there is no question FIFA 15 has firmly cemented itself as the best soccer game on the planet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Like a lot of action games, the story needs a bit of work, but if you can overcome it's minor short comings, this game can be a whole lot of fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is as complete an NHL experience as I think you can possibly get in a video game. With so many ways to play, it is almost like you are getting 4, 5, or more games for the price of one.