COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 1,419 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 Horizon: Zero Dawn
Lowest review score: 10 Wander
Score distribution:
1419 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It’s hard to beat solid mechanics and a sense of camaraderie you usually only get from playing sports.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There is no question episode three has some big shoes to fill as “Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 2 – Atlas Mugged” continues Telltale’s successful string of story driven adventures.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This DLC feels in some ways like a new, different game set within the base world. You can now try to explore and develop your sneaking, stealth and thievery skills, all while engaging in a pretty fun main storyline.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Tyranny is an important entry in RPGs as it exchanges good vs. evil for order vs. chaos and demands the player to consider what they believe is just in a cruel world. A powerful achievement in its own right, Tyranny is an absolute must for players who loved Pillars of Eternity and seek a rich, engaging tale of how people act in difficult circumstances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    I mentioned previously that there is something small missing from Battleborn and to be honest I’m still unsure of what it is. It might be the lack of a training room where you can test out different heroes, or the fact you can’t choose from all of the story missions in a public campaign group, or that you can’t stay with your group at the end of a successful campaign. In other words, there are many small details that add up to take away the sense of polish for the game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A strong starting point for this episodic series. I for one am quite eager to see where Eliot’s story ends up leading and if you’re a fan of Noir fiction, or have a taste for the gritty, Blues and Bullets will definitely scratch that itch for you.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Obliteracers is beautiful, hilarious, challenging, and a blast to play.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    [A] triumph in the genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    In a time where games rely on updates, patches, and DLC to become what the game should have been at launch, it was very refreshing to see Sniper Elite 4 release without any glaring weaknesses or issues. Overall, the game is well polished and simply fun to play, without sacrificing intricate details for the sake of simplicity. Lastly, the title also features an authentic, hardcore difficulty for “sniping purists and masochists” which is sure to add many hours to a title already with lots of potential for replayability. Sniper Elite 4 took a shooter niche, sniping, and built an excellent title and solid franchise around it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    At a purchase price of $39.99 Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is easily the most lighthearted approach to a shooter anyone has ever seen and you’re getting an immense amount of value for your hard earned dollar.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Despite some very minor misses in gameplay, Ready at Dawn sets a very high bar in terms of both presentation and story offering up one of the best experiences to date on your PS4.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The Bottom Line is that WWE 2K16 gives the fans what they wanted – the full suite of Creation modes, a more robust My Career mode, and the biggest roster ever. This is now a huge, deep game that will satisfy the most-demanding WWE fans, and it makes WWE 2K15 look like a Demo.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With two enormous franchise names coming together in one expansive and extremely satisfying title, I think it’s safe to say that LEGO and Marvel has brought us a game that doesn’t come by often and shouldn’t be missed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In the end this game could have indeed been a bit more, but what is there is damn good and driving fans will be impressed that is for sure. Make no bones about it, Forza Motorsport 5 should be a game that you should definitely consider when buying your shiny new Xbox One.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Steins; Gate could be considered the pinnacle of visual novels with its brilliant storytelling combined with beautiful visuals.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Shadow Warrior 2 a is brilliant bundle of slice and dicing fun, and being that I’m someone who was massively unimpressed by Flying Wild Hog’s debut title Hard Reset, I gotta give credit to them for improving so drastically over just a few years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Surprisingly there are graphical issues that are very noticeable and I really thought that there were some gameplay missteps that could use some retooling in the future; however, in the end this is another great addition to the Assassin's Creed series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In the end, Wasteland 2 is good, it’s fun, and there is a ton of content. But it’s not that different, or newly ‘cut’, than it was a year ago.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is a definite step up from what PlayStation 4 owners received not too long ago.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, as casual sim games go, Fallout Shelter is better than most, and there are enough cool Fallout references and motifs to make you smile and enjoy this game, at least for a while.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sky Force Anniversary is an excellent attempt to bring back simple games from the past. Pretty, addicting and fun, I would suggest this game to anyone looking to bring back classic style gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s an exceptional all-in-one package for those who have been considering jumping into the franchise. While it’s unfortunate that there’s a noticeable decline in the remaster job after the first Bioshock game, it’s still greatly improved from their original releases.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although far from being technically perfect, Need For Speed: Most Wanted is a solid arcade racing experience. Whether solo or within its unique approach to multiplayer there is more than enough here to keep players entertained for a long time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Toy Odyssey overall is a fun and engaging experience. Be prepared to lose yourself in the hauntingly majestic corridors of the Clade household. Grab your favorite action figure and prepare yourself to fight, build, and upgrade your way to victory.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans of puzzlers, horror and story driven games alike will find enjoyment from Ethan Carter as it manages to be compelling, challenging and terrifying, all at once.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Absolution is not flawless as the AI has some occasional odd issues and portions of the mission design can be questionable. The narrative also struggles a bit at the end too, leaving some storyline gaps that could use some conclusion. All in all however, Hitman: Absolution is a technically sound title that brings back what players fell in love with in the first place, while simultaneously bringing forward new mechanics that work in harmony with the old.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The goblin’s guerilla sort of playstyle isn’t really demonstrated in any of the other factions of Total War, so seeing Creative Assembly continue to innovate with these new additions is a treat, to say the least.