Cobalt

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

47%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

4.5 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2016

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.

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Recommended
Feb 4, 2016

Generous and surprising, Cobalt's also blessed with central mechanics that are a joy to master.

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8 / 10
Feb 5, 2016

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.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2016

Cobalt is like realizing an old favorite isn't quite what you remembered

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4 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2016

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.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2016

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.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2016

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.

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Unscored
Feb 1, 2016

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.

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55 / 100
Feb 25, 2016

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.

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Feb 7, 2016

A challenging experience centered around gameplay that has you deflect bullets by rolling head first into danger.

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