Control: Ultimate Edition

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Control: Ultimate Edition is ranked in the 94th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 36 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 36 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Echo Boomer
Liked-a-lot
Liked-a-lot
Feb 6, 2021

Control never looked and played so good on consoles.

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Press Start
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 2, 2021

As a next-gen update then, Control does a decent job of taking advantage of both the power and unique features of the new generation of consoles, especially if you happen to be playing on a PlayStation 5. While the ray-traced effects might not make this a must-replay, it’s still a far better and (crucially) more stable experience than the game has ever been on consoles, not to mention the joy of playing with the 60fps option instead. At the end of the day Control is a game worth checking out for the first or fifth time, so now’s a better time than ever to get on that.

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Spaziogames
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 2, 2021

Remedy fixed the performance issues encountered on previous consoles and decided to use the extra power of PS5 and Xbox Series X to add improvements in visual quality.

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Scored Reviews

Impulsegamer
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Feb 21, 2021

If you missed this game on the previous consoles, now is the perfect time to buy as it contains everything plus RTX and more importantly, it is a fantastic story that draws you in and drives you on. If you are a fan of The X-Files or similar genre shows, material… I have no doubt you will enjoy this.

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PlayStation Universe
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2021

Control: Ultimate Edition is the definitive version of Remedy's adventure. Bringing together the worlds Remedy has created under one roof and looking stunning while doing so, Remedy has done a fantastic job of upgrading and improving the experience in meaningful, additive ways, such as the use of the DualSense controller and Ray-Tracing. There isn't a universe more worth exploring and losing yourself in than the one in Control.

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KeenGamer
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2020

Are you ready to take CONTROL? Remedy knocked it out of the park and then came back for more with some great additional contact in the Ultimate Edition of their award-winning game. Yes, friends, the hype is real – this is not a game you want to miss!

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GamePitt
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2021

Despite being on a few platforms now, Control: Ultimate Edition on the PlayStation 5 is by far the definitive version of the game. The 60fps mode is super smooth, the 30fps mode has realistic ray tracing, and all modes fully support the DualSense controller, immersing you within the action and making you truly feel like you’re Jesse. Although not technically adding anything new over the base game (plus DLC via the Season Pass), it was a joy to play through the game once more, exploring the world Remedy Entertainment created and discovering the secrets hidden within the new DLC floors. Whether you’ve played it before or not, Control: Ultimate Edition is a game which everyone should play on the new-gen consoles, this fantastic experience has just got even better!

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Explosion Network
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2021

I loved it on PS4, and I love it even more now. With all of my technical issues removed, this is the ultimate way to play one of 2019's most exhilarating, and weirdest games.

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WayTooManyGames
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2021

The PlayStation 5 version of Control Ultimate Edition is one of the best, if not the best game available for the system so far. The game is finally available on a system with enough horsepower to handle its visuals, physics, and wacky gameplay. That, coupled with the near nonexistent loading times, multiple graphical presets, and small, but still welcome implementations of the DualSense’s features, makes this version the best and mandatory way to play Remedy’s masterpiece.

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Game Revolution
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2021

If Control was “weirdness, perfected” then Control: Ultimate Edition is weirdness, perfected and fully realized. Bundling all of its content in one place is a decent proposition as it was supported supremely well after its launch, but the technical advancements are what make this “ultimate edition” so ultimate. Its swift combat is finally stable enough to move at the pace it was supposed to originally move at. The immersive world is made even more immersive with its many visual upgrades. Control was so obviously built ahead of its time as these enhancements aren’t just surface-level touch-ups; they’re instrumental improvements that help this game become its fullest self and the best Director of the FBC it can possibly be.

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Serial Gamer Italia
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2021

Control Ultimate Edition is a title that you absolutely must retrieve, if you have not had the opportunity to play it on old-gen consoles yet. One of the best productions, on an artistic, technical and narrative level, by Remedy Entertainment. It boasts a well-scripted plot, full of twists; a gameplay that can truly amaze, which offers the players multiple opportunities thanks to the combination of Jesse's different powers. If, on the other hand, you have already played the Xbox One or PS4 version, it is certainly worth giving it a thought, especially considering it being free in the February PS5 PlayStation Plus list, and the bargain price that practically amounts to the previous retail price of the DLCs alone.

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Areajugones
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2021

‎Control Ultimate Edition in new generation is almost another game: being able to play 1440p and 60fps in a game that is technically a blast is a real marvel. Added to this is how you take advantage of DualSense features, new console SSDs, and more PS5 features, making immersion brutal. Of course, we must not forget the excellent gameplay and background that already had Base Control, even if it had its obvious shortcomings.‎

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Attack of the Fanboy
Feb 2, 2021

Control shines on next-gen hardware. Whether you're delving into the Oldest House for the first time or are revisiting the facility to get a taste of the new ray-tracing features or 60 FPS performance mode, Control: Ultimate Edition is a stellar experience that provides the definitive way to play Remedy's latest title.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2021

On PS5, Control is sublime. The atmosphere is almost palpable, helped by sound direction that keeps you on edge all the time.

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The Games Machine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2021

Control: Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 5 is a real treat. Gone are all the technical issues that plagued the game on the old generation of consoles: loading times are lightning fast, textures load instantly, and the game runs smooth as silk. Ray Tracing is also an impressive addition to what is already one of the best games of recent times.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
The Digital Fix
Mike Merson

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2020

Control: Ultimate Edition is a complete package of everything you could want from Remedy's instant classic - but a bit of narrative vagueness and overall lack of variety hold it back from perfection

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2021

For those who've never played Control before, Ultimate Edition is a must-buy.

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ThisGenGaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2021

Control: Ultimate Edition on the new generation of consoles is truly the best way to experience Remedy’s most recent title. The game looks and performs great whether you’re playing it with Ray-Tracing or at a smoother 60 frames-per-second. The massively reduced load times get you into this world faster than ever while things like the PlayStation 5’s 3D Audio, DualSense features, and activities help get you through and feel more immersed in said world. When you combine all of that with a lengthy base game and two great expansions you’ll see why Control was on so many Game of the Year lists in 2019.

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GameSkinny
Feb 8, 2021

Control was one of 2019's best games, with the only pervasive issue being that consoles couldn't always run the ambitious game so well. That's all changed.

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Screen Rant
Feb 2, 2021

The PS5 upgrade for Control has a lot to offer.

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Worth Playing
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2020

Control Ultimate Edition is a great title, especially since the DLC adds more enemies and gameplay mechanics into the mix. If you rush, the complete bundle will take you about 18 hours to complete, but if you take your time and explore and complete side-quests, you'll take at least 25 hours, which is quite meaty for a game of this caliber. If you have yet to experience Control, Ultimate Edition is the best way to do so on the PC. The combat is tight, over the top, and satisfying. The premise is so good that you want to dive deeper, but it doesn't always come together. While it's a great game to play, Control could have been an even stronger experience, and that takes away some of its thunder.

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Generación Xbox
8.5 / 10.0
Generación Xbox

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2021

Control: Ultimate Edition represents the best version of Remedy's title, coming to the new generation of consoles with all its content and significant graphical improvements with stable fps this time.

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GamePitt
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2020

I had a blast playing through Control, I was a bad-ass woman with amazing supernatural powers. I found the theme utterly appealing and loved that the special abilities of Jesse were both used to progress within the story and defeat the enemies in various ways – which was pretty cool and exciting. Admittedly, the plot does take a while to pick up, however, everything made sense at the end, which is an accomplishment I’d say with how confusing the game started. Despite being almost constantly confused, I was invested in this game and felt determined enough into wanting to know what this game is about and why the strange things were happening.

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33bits
85 / 100
85 / 100
Oct 16, 2020

Control Ultimate Edition is the definitive version of Remedy Entertainment's work. Along with the base game we were able to enjoy last year, we will have all the additional content, free and paid, expanding the adventure and connecting it with another of the company's most beloved titles, Alan Wake. If you haven't tried it yet, or you did but didn't enjoy the downloadable content, this is the perfect opportunity to do it in the best possible version.

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IGN Spain
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2021

One of the best games of the previous generation better than ever. The two graphics options are worth it, and the expansions will delight those who enjoyed the base game. Remedy is in control.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 2, 2021

The best version of Control so far, that makes good use of the PlayStation 5's features and leaves plenty of hope and anticipation for a future sequel.

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Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Feb 2, 2021

On top of being a great game, with satisfying shooting mechanics and a universe that goes well beyond the main story, the next-gen version of Control Ultimate Edition is a visual showcase. It's a shame that early adopters of the original game can't benefit from this upgrade.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 2, 2021

Control: Ultimate Edition represents a great achievement. Between its already impressive gameplay and a robust number of performance upgrades, Control both looks and feels like a next-gen title. Sussing out secrets and uncovering the myriad mysteries and suspicious happenings tied to one of gaming's most unique and interesting places are better than ever. For anyone who had been holding off on playing the game, there's never been a better time to give it a shot.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 4, 2020

Control is, and always has been, a fantastic game – that's not in doubt. Remedy's skill when it comes to creating a highly-detailed game-world is world-class, and the gloriously dynamic combat is second-to-none – once you've unlocked the required skills in-game, at least. The Nintendo Switch may not be the absolute best place to play Control if you're looking for crisp 60fps graphics and rock-solid performance, but it's perfectly good if you've got a relatively stable internet connection and a Pro Controller.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 2, 2021

Control Ultimate Edition on PS5 is still a great game, and its enhancements are pleasant - Ray Tracing or 60 fps, it's up to you - even if we could have asked for something more with the DualSense. If you've never met Jesse Faden and never been to the Bureau, it's time.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Feb 2, 2021

Control Ultimate Edition on PS5 is the definitive console edition of the game so far. On top of the already fantastic story and mechanics, the addition of raytracing, and the exclusive DualSense support elevate it even further.

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Game Forces PT
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2021

Control Ultimate Edition on the PlayStation 5 is a great example of what the new generation of consoles is capable of when compared to the previous. Graphics and performance are noticeably improved and bring some justice to this adventure’s very fun gameplay. Although some fundamental problems persist, before us is a much more consistent experience which is hard not to recommend to any fan of action games.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 3, 2020

Control in the cloud is a solid way to experience one of 2019's best games, even if it's not the prettiest.

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TrustedReviews
Jan 20, 2021

At the heart of Control Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version is a great game; it should be enjoyed by fans of the action genre or, indeed, fans of Remedy Entertainment's previous titles. The problem is that by pivoting Control to the cloud gaming model, there are numerous issues to consider, including wait times, downgraded graphics and occasional audio-sync issues. If this is your only means of playing Control then there's a chance you could look past these problems and enjoy the core product, but I'd recommend the other versions of the game any day.

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DarkZero
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 18, 2020

They do mostly stick to the same formula, sadly, with AWE throwing in a couple of new light-based elements I would have liked to have seen more of, especially in combat(!), but once again both of them managed to compel me all the way through; mostly out of sheer curiosity and love of the world and its enigmas. I would really like to see more of this universe in the future and I think Remedy could get super creative with regards to upping the ante around the action. There’s the potential for a total game changer here and, after all, there are plenty more doors to discover in the Motel *wink wink*.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Cubed3
Athanasios

Top Critic

7 / 10
Oct 19, 2020

Control's combat is repetitive, yet very enjoyable; the story is a mess, yet somehow manages to keep you want to learn more; the graphic engine needs plenty of work, yet the visuals are fantastic. Fascinating masterpiece and disappointing mediocrity, and almost at equal measures, Remedy Entertainment's bizarre piece of software isn't a solid recommendation, yet it remains a one of a kind experience.

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