Control: AWE Reviews

Control: AWE is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9.4 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2020

There are plenty of reasons to play, and enjoy, with this second and last expansion of Control

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Aug 27, 2020

AWE is an awesome, wondrous expansion with an Alan Wake experience that appropriately weds earlier Remedy titles with Control.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2020

Control AWE does a great job of bringing the events of Alan Wake into a shared universe, without ever breaking its own identity or gameplay conventions. Almost all of Control's technical issues are gone, leaving behind a great nugget of gameplay that pushes the universe forward into interesting new placed. Highly recommended for fans of either franchise.

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90 / 100
Sep 9, 2020

Beyond its two parts though, Control: AWE takes concepts from the previous chapters of the story and heightens them in every way. This is the best-written chapter of Control yet, and one that has me frantically searching wikis to figure out where the story is going next

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9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2020

AWE builds on the best parts of Control to deliver a gorgeous and terrifying survival horror experience.

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9 / 10 stars
Aug 31, 2020

The final piece of the Control story brilliantly bridges the mystery-filled gap between itself and Alan Wake while paving the way for so much more.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2020

Control AWE is a no-brainer for those who are invested in Control’s franchise. It’s an incredible demonstration of amazing action platforming, with some captivating cinematics, magnificent narrative progression, enamouring environments, and engrossing gameplay. Highly recommended for those looking to jump back into this supernatural epic.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2020

I finished AWE with a yearning for more Alan Wake and a yearning for more Control. Remedy has more or less confirmed we'll get more of both at some point in the future, although they might be presented through the lens of yet another series. That's the reality of the Remedy Connected Universe. As a trial run, AWE manages to be a great double-dip on some beloved narratives, even though it's not necessarily a great representation of either Control or Alan Wake individually. Sometimes the sum is greater than the parts, sometimes the lake is really an ocean.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2020

The AWE expansion is a fantastic addition to the Control base game. Everything about it is just that shade better than the original content. It delivers a horror experience that is a step above, a new weapon that offers something really unique, and a final showdown that is bigger and badder than anything you've done in this game yet. It's a few more hours of a good game, that this time around takes a slight step forward to be even better.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2020

Control: AWE brings back Alan Wake and Bright Falls while smartly integrating the fiction of Control with Remedy's connected universe.

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Luke Lawrie
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2020

Remedy continues to tell unique and extremely interesting stories, and in relation to how AWE concludes and what that means for the future of the Remedy Connected Universe, is just so damn exciting.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2020

Control AWE is an excellent expansion for fans who are craving to go further down the rabbit hole. The focus stays heavily on Jesse and her goals, even with the inclusion of Alan Wake, who doesn’t overpower the scenes. The expansion once again proves how good Remedy is at storytelling and I’m glad to see them continue to provide those WTF moments that we all love.

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Spaziogames
Top Critic
8.4 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2020

Control: AWE not only continues the story of the tormented writer Alan Wake, but find a way to create a soldi connection between different worlds of different games. The future of Remedy lies here.

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IGN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2020

AWE is an enjoyable few hours back in the world of the Bureau and a great first step into Remedy's Connected Universe.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2020

Smaller and more focused than The Foundation, Control: AWE is sold entirely on the return and crossover with a certain Mr. Wake.

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Just Push Start
Grant Gaines
Top Critic
4 / 5.0
Aug 31, 2020

Perhaps the hardest thing about this expansion is that it fits in a weird place. The new weapon and locations don't add a whole lot, with limited new gameplay elements. It really relies heavily on bringing the worlds of Control and Alan Wake together and introducing a new boss that seems far more threatening than he actually is. As a result, enjoyment really relies on what you enjoy about this franchise. If it's the overarching story and seeing the conclusion of various storylines, you'll probably be disappointed, unless you care about a now even larger picture. Those looking for more things to shoot and toss stuff at will probably have fun though. Regardless of where you stand, I will say if you loved what came before, I would suggest it just because it says so much about where the series is going. Whether it will succeed or crash and burn like some players are expecting has yet to be seen but it is a journey I am excited to take.

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4 / 5.0
Sep 12, 2020

For some this may end up feeling more like an interactive trailer for the next title by Remedy but for those of us who just love being in the world of Control, it's arguably just a good excuse to jump back in. I still really love this game world and the mechanics they've developed for it. Using Jesse's powers feels quite intuitive and powerful and is just a joy. If you haven't grabbed Control already, grab the ultimate edition and you will get AWE with it anyway. If you already have the main game and want to learn more about Alan Wake and related characters then I'd still suggest it's a worthwhile purchase.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2020

AWE comes right out of the gate swinging and proves to be just as satisfying and engaging as its predecessor, albeit in different ways.

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8 / 10
Sep 3, 2020

Control AWE may not be a true and fully fledged DLC, but it won't disappoint. There are some overly challenging moments here and there, and some more cut-scenes would have helped, but AWE is still a better DLC than Foundation overall, and a great gift for the fans of Alan Wake.

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80 / 100
Sep 4, 2020

The AWE DLC for Control is a great little piece of content that ties into the Alan Wake mythos. If you enjoyed Control and want more, be sure to pick it up.

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