COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 1,899 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Odyssey
Lowest review score: 10 Wander
Score distribution:
1900 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    F1 2017 took that momentum from 2016 and built on it to create an excellent experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Invisible Inc PS4 is a mediocre adaptation of the original version, but that source material is of the highest possible quality. The layered strategic elements of Invisible Inc are second to none, while the roguelike elements provide literally limitless replayability.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ori and the Blind Forest is a title that has set the bar high for modern day “Metroidvania” games. From the original artwork and the enveloping soundtrack to the pixel perfect control and heartfelt narrative, anyone who plays this game will find themselves hooked from the get-go.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Overall, LittleBigPlanet for the PS Vita is simply a wonderful addition to the franchise as it utilizes all the hardware features of the Vita unlike any other game that I can think of making it hard to put down.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Kirby: Triple Deluxe is a load of fun and adorably cute.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While Until Dawn lacks complex gameplay, it counters with compelling characters, astounding visuals, and a thought provoking storyline. A masterful fusion of art forms, Until Dawn is a refreshingly self-aware experience that no thriller fan should pass up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The final battle in Archangel is one of the coolest, most epic experiences I’ve had yet in VR. The sense of scale and power you feel makes this a new high watermark for the PlayStation VR platform and for VR in general. If you can overlook the iffy graphics, you’re in for an immersive and moving experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can only say this: give Dear Esther a chance; it could prove to connect with you on a deep and personal level while challenging your perception on gaming as an art form. Or, you’ll find it pointless and know to avoid these interactive experiences in the future.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like first person shooters, if you’re an old DOOM fan, or if you just like killing demons, treat yourself to DOOM 2016.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fantastic visuals, top-notch sound and varied gameplay makes Sleeping Dogs a must own for gamers who enjoy such titles as Grand Theft Auto, Saints Row and Crackdown. The compelling story manages to suck you right in and the level of depth offered up in the game is impressive.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deserts of Kharak is a triumphant return to Homeworld, just minus the space part.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a lot to really like about Project Cars 2. There’s a veritable smorgasbord of cars and tracks, enough so that there should be something for everyone. The visuals are again top notch. The handling is much improved since the first game. The issues that are there are ones that seem to be at least fixable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I didn’t really get much into the original Luigi’s Mansion so I was unsure what to expect for a handheld sequel, but I came away pleasantly surprised with the high level of visual detail, fun gameplay mechanics, amount of replayability, and inclusion of an entertaining multiplayer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Owlboy is sure to be a classic, and you’re doing yourself a disservice by not at least looking into it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade is not just another DLC; this feels like an expansion or maybe even a sequel to the original release. While this was one of my favorite games already, the improved depth and gameplay make the 20th or 30th hour just as fun and interesting as the first – and that is saying something. Stardock has made one of gaming’s best 4X strategy games even better, and this an essential purchase for series veterans and newcomers alike.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is Skyrim we’re talking about here, and this version will make any Elder Scrolls aficionados very happy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 for the Xbox One is quite simply an impressive launch game. The enhanced visuals make for a game that comes alive and for the first time in recent memory I truly felt like I was “in the game”.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of how well-received their initial product was, Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is an evolution of it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those that have profoundly enjoyed titles like Journey or Flower, games that push the concept of what a “video game” should be, will relish in the opportunity to take the plunge in this atmospheric underwater world. Rather than ask players to challenge themselves, ABZÛ gives you the freedom to explore the mysteries of the deep at your own pace, providing an ebb and flow that offers a masterful experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the end of the day I just get this sense that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is one of those sleeper hits in the latter half of 2012. The smooth interface, sharp looking visuals, and surprisingly tense tactical turn-based gameplay are simply a blast.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With just the right mix of nostalgia and new features, as well as beautiful, colourful graphics, and a very impressive online experience, Pokémon X and Y both offer a refreshing change to the much loved series that both newcomers and long time fans can appreciate, and these games are one of the best titles available for the 3DS system to date.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I found it to be surprisingly challenging, and while it may a bit too easy for veterans of previous games I think it’s a great.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This truly is a Skyrim expansion pack, and is a great purchase for any fan of the series who's hungry for a new adventure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thumper is easily the best game I have played on Playstation VR. It’s fresh, exciting and leaves you wanting more. It’s amazing to think that this title was created by a two-man development team of ex-Harmonix employees. If there’s one game you should show off you to your friends when they come over, it’s definitely Thumper.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’m giving this title full marks for gameplay, originality, engagement and variety.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed any other bullet hell rogue-likes, particularly Nuclear Throne or Binding of Isaac, I can’t recommend Enter the Gungeon enough. It has a few elements that some would consider design flaws, but these are easy to overlook when you step back and look at the whole picture and what is really being offered her: mayhem on a silver platter.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A splendid continuation of one of 2017’s finest titles. Though it features minor disappointments, the overall experience is incredibly enjoyable.
    • 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.

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