COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 2,213 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 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Horizon Zero Dawn
Lowest review score: 10 Wander
Score distribution:
2215 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The puzzles, while usually fun, can sometimes detract from the central attraction, which is undoubtedly the story. However, when a game’s biggest flaw is that it could have been even better than it is, you know the developers are onto something. I thought the emotional arc of Austin’s story was fantastic, both narratively satisfying and visually stunning, and I personally look forward to playing the next chapter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The aesthetics were legitimately nice, but they were overshadowed by the red brought to my eyes by the gameplay. The music was nice, but a song’s repetition grows irksome after returning to a stage after each one of a multitude of deaths. The bad of the game is bad enough to darken the good of the game, which is a shame to those who truly did excellent work. Those who worked on the pixel art, on the aesthetics, or on the music, hats off to you. You did great work. I wish the game I played was of the same caliber.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Overcooked 2 takes an already tasty recipe, throws in a few new ingredients, and presents itself on a more attractive platter. Just make sure you’re sharing with a friend.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    H1Z1 lacks identity, easily lost in a sea of militaristic shooters, battle royale or not, and that may be the main reason it won’t be the last man standing when the genre fad begins to fade away.
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    • 66 Critic Score
    It’s short length, lack of content, and unnecessary boss battles to pad the run time of an already short experience feel weak compared to the insane and wild content of the base game itself.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While providing little bursts of harrowing, strategic survival, Grimmwood falls a little short.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    After such a fantastic opening episode, I’m excited to see not only how this story plays out, but how my actions as Clem will directly shape AJ and the narrative. If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead franchise or Telltale games, this one is a must play.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s hard to criticize a game that offers so much originality, humor and satirical atmosphere. We Happy Few, unfortunately, lets its narrative and characters get bogged down in a desperate and, at times, tedious struggle to survive the game’s brutal environment.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Flipping Death is a humor-laden puzzle platformer full of heart that I couldn’t stop playing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Fans of the bullet hell genre may want to skip on this title and players wanting to get into this franchise may want to look elsewhere as this is not a good starting point for newcomers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    It is ironic that a game with a truly unique game playing mechanic was deposited into such a generic game, and called Detached. That’s what the end result feels like.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Iconoclasts is an excellent game. The visuals and audio work well, the story is deep, the characters are well developed, and there’s a nice dose of humor thrown into the mix.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you haven’t played it, you should. Plain and simple. It’s worth your time, though you’ll be feeling how much time you’ve spent with it after it has consumed roughly 40 hours of your time once the credits finally roll.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    When you boil it down, Unavowed takes the tried and true formula of the Point-and-Click game and uses it as a stage to talk about humanity. Technical problems and gripes do not sully what was a great experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Die-hards of the genre will find some neat new ideas. Twin-stick and Roguelike fans are always questing after new items, and Enlightenment is weird enough to be unique.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those who are fans of the popular Souls series, you’ll be right at home and likely be just as enamored, but the game is also worth checking out if you’re eager for a substantial action title to take with you on the go.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    What it is though, is a damn good time.
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    • 75 Critic Score
    Slam Land is the perfect game for families and friends who want a lighthearted yet very competitive experience. It does not currently support online play, so make some room on your couch for a slamming good time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If tight, challenging combat, and infinite replayability in a charmingly depressing setting is your cup of tea, Dead Cells is the game for you.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Anamorphine is a beautiful narrative similar to a movie. Despite it being a game, it is not necessarily entertaining or fun, and I don’t think it chooses to be.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    ZIQ
    While it largely follows its predecessors in the endless runner genre, ZIQ makes a rewarding effort to differentiate itself with challenging game mechanics and a bold personality. Difficult and fun, the game could use some more attention on UI to give players targets to aim at and a goal to keep on running to.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 19 certainly hits all the right notes. It builds and improves on the groundwork that was established when Madden NFL 18 made some bold changes last year.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ripples took my every criticism of “Hide and Seek’s” core experience and fixed it, focusing more on The Council’s incredible dialogue system than the puzzles of the manor.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It delivers what it promises – a depressingly-realistic simulation of utterly boring inter-urban train transportation.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    I would jokingly say that this game is where these memes went to die, forced to fight each other for all eternity in purgatory.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the story itself is pretty sub-par, the characters are really quite likable, the gameplay is a lot of fun and the need to have a 100% complete map of Celceta is a huge drawing force.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The controls are smooth and the graphics look fantastic but it feels like it just needs more variety. In a game heavily inspired by children’s imaginations, the repetition is surprisingly dull.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid police management game, playing to its strengths and providing a well-rounded experience for players.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    No Man’s Sky has reached a point where not only does it meet initial promises, it now exceeds them.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The combat feels smooth and responsive, yet there wasn’t enough variety. I like the characters, though I quickly got tired of listening to them. The RPG component was the worst offender. A system meant to create depth instead offered frustration in high doses.

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