COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 1,460 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:
1460 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It still boasts some great artwork and dramatic story beats while serving up a few interesting surprises, even if lacking in the action department.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With customizable shows, an extensive list of unlockables and a massive roster of both current and classic WWE Superstars, WWE 2K17 sets out to establish itself as a simulation title and succeeds.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It really is a jack of all trades, but master of none.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    NASCAR fans should eat this one up but it might be a little too much for the casual racer. If you are up for a challenge and are willing to spend the time to dig deep into what the Career mode has to offer, Inside Line is an enjoyable experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Being able to switch back and forth on the fly from classic first-person action to a top-down third-person perspective made for a decent and varied mobile CoD experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Ironcast isn’t for everyone as it’s geared towards the more hardcore strategy gamer but if you like a challenge and have a low frustration tolerance, Ironcast could be for you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Pirate’s Curse succeeds as a solid sidescroller but doesn’t reach the heights of other classic and modern fusions of the genre like Shovel Knight, although is still a thoroughly enjoyable experience if your looking for a sidescroller.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Fractured Soul offers a lot of replay value, and with over 30 levels to navigate, online leaderboards, and unlockable challenges, there are many hours of entertaining, challenging, and addictive gameplay that the hardcore platforming fan should not miss out on.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Claire: Extended Cut is a nice addition to the survival horror genre, and if you appreciate, or can at least tolerate, the pixel aesthetic and 2D gameplay, then this game deserves to be in your collection.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Regardless, it’s a charming, laidback, and enjoyable crossover on the 3DS that’ll feed your RPG and farming needs.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This game is made for score-obsessed fans of shoot em ups, and endless runners only.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Gemini: Heroes Reborn offers up pretty good value for the buck. When you consider the $15 dollar price tag there is a lot to like here. The telekinesis and time travel abilities make for an experience I found remarkably enjoyable. While the games presentation and frame rate issues dampen the experience, this is perfect Sunday afternoon romp for anyone looking for a change of pace.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars is an homage to its predecessors and loaded with fan fare of the original games. The controls are simple and easy to manage, the graphics pleasing, and once the ball starts rolling you truly feel like the leader of an entire civilization.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Graphically the fight scenes in Estival Versus are better; however, Shinovi Versus has a superior story line. The music just as always is extremely fun and upbeat and is certainly something I would just listen to on my own time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    This is a collection made for truly diehard Ezio fans and the uninitiated.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Disney Art Academy does exactly what it promises to do on the back of the box. It doesn’t do much more than teaching you how to draw some of Disney’s most memorable characters, but that’s fine.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The game’s different aspects of resource management, puzzle-solving, platforming, and story development may be individually sparse, but they all come together to make a modest title that doesn’t overwhelm the player. Overall, despite its technical flaws, Phoning Home is an unassuming yet enjoyable experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    ADR1FT is great for people who love combing through every possible nook in a game. It definitely rewards those who practice due diligence, but is a little empty for those looking for a little more gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    EA Sports UFC 2 still isn’t fully where the series should be at by now, but it’s a step in the right direction.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Hollow Realization does a splendid job in providing solid gameplay and producing an original story. As a player who does not like replaying the same story told in other mediums, Hollow Realization was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise repetitive series. The amount of character customization, party options, and side quests will be sure to keep players satisfied.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Overall I had a great time with Dystoria. It was almost too short for my liking, but more levels would definitely require more upgrades, music, and ships to unlock.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of tower defense or FPS games, and you are looking for something new, Sanctum 2 deserves a close look for sure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    All in all I would say that the 3DS version of Skylanders SWAP Force is a solid companion game for the home console version. That being said, it does feel dumbed down somewhat (e.g. not as much to explore, not as many secrets, etc.), and there is a lack of co-op play, all of which results in it feeling like a secondary experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    After playing The Witcher Adventure Game’s digital version, this is the first time in a long time that not only am I contemplating running out and grabbing a physical copy, but I find myself wanting to play more and more with my friends. The offline mode taught me, a couple online games had me hooked, and now I seriously need a physical copy for my living room.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    All in all, my real issue with this game is that it feels like there was enough put in place to really make something fun. Despite the quality of each piece, and the unique take on the beat-em up genre, I almost feel like the game could have functioned much better as a side-scrolling title.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The graphic art may not be what you’d hope for in a space oriented game, but the fluidity of game play and sheer engagement makes it easier to overlook any shortcomings.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It certainly isn’t the most original or innovative DLC drop from the team at Treyarch; however, the new Zombie level “Origins” is as good as it gets when it comes to the Zombie mode and the new (and redone) maps should inject enough life into the multiplayer arena until Ghosts comes out.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Despite its simplicity and presentation that seems geared towards a younger audience, F1 Race Stars a fun game to pick up and play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    With 50 replayable levels to choose from and leaderboards for online competitions with friends, Gibbets 2 is a fun little distraction that won't leave you hanging.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Dungeon of the Endless lacks that one thing, the element that pushes it over the top into the exceptional.