Top Critic Average
There's a pretty good game buried somewhere inside Cobalt, obscured by layers of poor balancing and technical glitches. The energetic combat and fun weapons make multiplayer a neat pick-up-and-play experience, but the bungled and buggy story mode just doesn't cut it. Cobalt left me feeling blue.
Generous and surprising, Cobalt's also blessed with central mechanics that are a joy to master.
A boldly inventive 2D shooter that asks a lot of its players but rewards them with one of the most versatile action games of recent months.
Cobalt is like realizing an old favorite isn't quite what you remembered
The multiplayer is fine if you can find people to play with, but it doesn't save the experience. If this shipped without a campaign, it might have benefited from it, but as it is now, even the good part will probably be forgotten soon enough.
Cobalt is a complete platform like few others, powerful and with very fun online modes, which make it an essential purchase for fans of the genre.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Cobalt is a resourceful game stained only by a controversial artistic direction. An indie gem that, between single-player and multiplayer, gives everything and does it well.
Review in Italian | Read full review
It's a likeable game, and it feels fantastic to play when you nail an extended combat encounter with a chain of flawless shots, deflections, rolls, slides and aerial skull punches. It can be a touch imprecise, especially when trying to time a shot while rolling or throwing an explosive, but sometimes your failures can be just as entertaining as an unbroken display of acrobatic death.
While the game's story campaign may have a linear progression, there are different ways of handling encounters, navigating the environment, and controlling the pace you progress at.
A challenging experience centered around gameplay that has you deflect bullets by rolling head first into danger.