COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 2,128 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 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Lowest review score: 10 Wander
Score distribution:
2130 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Day of the Tentacle: Remastered gets everything right. And did I mention it includes the original Maniac Mansion as well? This was a very funny and captivating adventure back then and it remains that way even today.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With challenging puzzles, beautiful visuals, the inclusion of previously released DLC , a bonus Wii U level, and local/online play, Trine 2: The Director's Cut is well worth the purchase price. This downloadable title is easily one of the best games available on the Wii U.
    • 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
    • 85 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, this is an awesome collection and one that any gamer should check out. After playing through both of these all week long, it makes the wait for another installment just that little bit harder.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Even with a few short comings every now and then, Episode 2: Starved for Help manages to maintain the same qualities that made the first episode so brilliant as well as drive the story onward into other areas of not only survival, but human nature as well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A strong narrative and stellar cast manage to hold together an experience that is absolutely rife with bugs and downright questionable design choices.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Codemasters Racing's typical attention to detail and presentation values continue. This is a good evolution of the F1 series and the most enjoyable F1 game I have played since 1997's F1:CE.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I don’t know what the next Bioshock game will be, but it better not be Infinite 2 because it seems insulting to mess with something that already ended so perfectly.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga 2 picks up where the original left off, telling a stirring and engaging 2nd chapter of a hero’s tale. While very much an extension of the previous title, there are several welcome enhancements that should put the game on the radar of any serious turn-based fan.
    • 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
    • 89 Critic Score
    When I think about my time with Death of the Outsider, I don’t immediately think of the shortcomings in the story, I think about that oh-so-sweet combat that exemplifies my love for this series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga 2 is a mesmerizing and beautiful turn-based RPG with a deep and layered combat system while also delivering a strong narrative jammed with plenty of tough player decisions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is Skyrim we’re talking about here, and this version will make any Elder Scrolls aficionados very happy.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Bottom line; this is real Uncharted. It may not have been written and directed by Neil Druckmann, but it bears his fingerprints. Action-packed, full of trademark Naughty Dog humor, and a surprising amount of character development and heart make Lost Legacy a full Uncharted experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tables are designed well, being easy enough for casual pinball players but challenging at the same time to satisfy those who have played pinball games. It does tend to lean more towards the easier side, but not by much. Easy to play, creepy tone, and addictive gameplay all combine in this set, making it the perfect way to get your pinball fix and celebrate Alien Day.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While the Concert/Live Editor and Your Home mode is absent, the game packs tons of songs and customization features that emulates a pure arcade experience. Meanwhile the art style may have changed, but at 1080p and 60 frames per second, it’s the smoothest, most accurate and beautiful looking Project Diva game to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While the Concert/Live Editor and Your Home mode is absent, the game packs tons of songs and customization features that emulates a pure arcade experience. Meanwhile the art style may have changed, but at 1080p and 60 frames per second, it’s the smoothest, most accurate and beautiful looking Project Diva game to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy IX is a must play entry in the RPG genre, and this new version is the best way to experience the magic of the best PS1 Final Fantasy game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Octahedron is a bombastic, prismatic, punishing rhythm game that is a ton of fun, while it lasts.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Despite some minor flaws, Xenoblades Chronicles X is a JRPG fan’s dream come true.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With solid visuals, twitch gameplay, and a strange and mesmerizing addictiveness to it, you really can't go wrong by spending time with this game, especially during those times when you need a break from COD, BF4, Killzone, or whatever other mainstream title you may play on your brand new PS4.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    SOMA had the tools to come together to be something special, but like some of the AIs and machines in the game, it’s not quite a complete product, but still quite enjoyable nonetheless.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    They feel worth it to me, but I’m a Pokémon lifer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Whatever score I tack onto the end of this will struggle to capture the proper essence of what must be the purest Souls experience you can find on modern consoles. Bloodborne feels fundamentally different, while Dark Souls III carries all the improvements and changes that have been made to the franchise up to this point. Dark Souls Remastered is a shined-up version of the series, in essence, a pure delivery of exquisite suffering and sublime reward with a stable frame-rate and functional lighting. From a technical perspective, I can’t recommend this game enough.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As someone who’s been craving for another adventure game for nearly 20 years, Thimbleweed Park is, indeed, the perfect comfort food.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Overall, I am quite happy with this year’s installment in the Madden NFL franchise. While the changes may not be as sweeping as we have seen in the past, Madden NFL 16 feels like the most complete Madden I have played in well over 10-years.

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