Control

505 Games, Remedy Entertainment

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OpenCritic Rating
84
Top Critic Average
90%
Critics Recommend
Based on 178 critic reviews
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Control

Rating Summary

Based on 178 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 178 critic reviews
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Control Reviews Summary

Summary: Control is one of the most unique game releases of 2019, but its solid gameplay, engaging narrative and stellar world design make it an absolute delight to play.

Engaging Narrative

Control features an thrilling story of government espionage and paranatural phenomena.

Distinctive Combat System

Control let's you utilise paranatural powers by using the environment around you to take down enemies.

Unparalleled World Design

The Oldest House is an absolute joy to wander and discover, it's a masterclass in world design.

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 27, 2019
Xbox OneAug 27, 2019
PCAug 27, 2019
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Publisher: 505 Games

Genres: Action, Adventure

After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new director struggling to regain control. - Explore diverse environments and shifting architecture in a deep unpredictable world, set within a sprawling New York building - Define your play style by integrating supernatural abilities, upgrades, and modifiable loadouts - Harness dynamic environmental destruction for exciting combat possibilities and master complex ritual to alter your surroundings - Dive into a dark and brutalist-inspired world where daily reality has been corrupted by an otherworldly force

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Jesse's telekinesis joins Half-Life 2's juiced gravity gun in the videogame physics toy hall of fame.

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Giddy action and astonishing art design combine in one of the great locations of modern video games.

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Control is set in an engrossingly weird paranormal world that I couldn’t help but explore.

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Audience Reviews

7 / 10.0
I love Remedy's games and always have. From the first Max Payne all the way to Quantum Break there have been ups and downs, but Alan Wake still remains my favorite game from them. Control takes place in the same universe as Alan Wake and even explains what kind of happened down there, as you play as Director Jesse who has a crazy gun that can transform and you fight off weird
ABOUT || Jesse Faden finds herself in a massive building in New York City, called the Oldest House. A voice apparently led her there. Eventually, she finds a guy shot in the head with a weird looking gun beside him. Suddenly, a pyramid-shaped being appeared in her head, granting her the title of the bureau director – just like that. Apparently, an infestation has ravaged the
8 / 10
Make no mistake, this is a superb piece of video game design, and keep the word design in mind. It's atmosphere is suitably mysterious and often creepy. The construction of The Old House is an amazing sandbox to fight your way around. The writing is great, the story isn't meant to be entirely coherent but it never feels ridiculous. The huge amount of collectibles really enhance

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Insider Says Alan Wake 2 Is Coming Via Epic's Publishing Deal

When Epic signed several teams to publishing deals last year, one of them was Remedy Games, the team behind Alan Wake, Control, and Quantum Break. Now, an insider says the game the studio is working on for Epic is Alan Wake 2.

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Another Batch of Games Have Been Announced for Xbox Game Pass

Another Batch of Games Have Been Announced for Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft has announced another batch of games that will be making their way to Xbox Game Pass soon.

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Control is Coming to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in February

Control is Coming to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in February

It has been announced that Control will make its way over to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S early next year

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A Large Number of Titles Are Coming to Xbox Game Pass

A Large Number of Titles Are Coming to Xbox Game Pass

17 Games have been announced for Xbox Game Pass

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Control - Launch Trailer - Out on the 27th of August (ESRB)

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What is Control: Seizing Power (PEGI)

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What is Control: Searching For The Truth (PEGI)

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