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Control: The Foundation

505 Games, Remedy Entertainment
Mar 26, 2020 - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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8 / 10
Game Revolution
4.5 / 5
7 / 10
IGN Italy
7.7 / 10
God is a Geek
8 / 10
Attack of the Fanboy
3.5 / 5
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The Games Machine
8.4 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Control: The Foundation

Control's first major DLC expansion is a wonderful return to this weird world, even if it doesn't take any huge risks.

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By adding a couple more powers that slightly improve frenetic combat and having collectibles and a story that continually outweird themselves in inventive ways, Remedy has shown that Jesse is fit for the job of director and hopefully just getting started.

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It's a pleasure to dive back into Control, and that's why I genuinely enjoyed my time with The Foundation. I still love hunting down every research note and every minute-long audio file -- anything to fill in more of the lore gaps in this bizarre, enigmatic world. This expansion does all of that even if it's ultimately left feeling inconsequential. Ironically, The Foundation fails to build on the excellent structure Remedy already built with Control.

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IGN Italy

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7.7 / 10.0
IGN Italy

The Foundation is a (too much) linear and fun end game mission for Control. The setting is very weird and fascinating and it's really amazing to unleash the full Jessy potential. On the other hand, the new power, Shape, is less creative and game changing than it should have been, and the result is that the exploration and gameplay feels a little bit railroaded.

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Ultimately, The Foundation is more of the same, but in the best ways, and if Remedy can maintain this level of quality I'm in for whatever comes next

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The Foundation provides a decent amount of great content and expands on the base game's fantastic core in interesting, albeit safe, ways.

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Basically, this all adds up to Foundation elevating Control in every way. It’s not a new game, far from it, but it’s a rollicking continuation and one that leaves you wanting the next chapter.

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Polished DLC at Remedy-like quality standard – and that's a huge compliment. The ability to modify the environment doesn't leave the mark, but the narrative, the new floor and the gunplay more than compensate for that minor drawback. Waiting for the Alan Wake DLC, The Foundation is an excellent reason to visit the Oldest House again.

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