Control

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 177 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 177 critic reviews
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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2019

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

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Recommended
Aug 26, 2019

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

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88 / 100
Aug 26, 2019

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

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8 / 10
Aug 26, 2019

The flawed storytelling squanders its full potential but even with a few missteps this is still one of the most enjoyable action games of the year.

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Aug 26, 2019

The perfect blend of narrative and gameplay, coherency and strangeness, Control is a game we'll be talking about for generations.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2019
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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2019

Control's intense firefights are fun, but they don't evolve much in the second half. Fortunately, its unsettling mood and explosive moments more than balance the scales

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Polygon

Top Critic

Unscored
Aug 26, 2019

Behold, one of 2019’s best and weirdest games

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8 / 10
Aug 26, 2019

A different kind of haunted house makes Control hard to resist.

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Oct 22, 2019

Control feels like Remedy firing on all cylinders, resulting in a smart and sensational action-adventure.

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