Control: The Foundation

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

76%

Critics Recommend

Based on 41 critic reviews
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75 / 100
Mar 30, 2020

If you liked Control, you should definitely get this DLC. You will learn more about the history of the Bureau and get some answers you were looking for in the main game. In addition, new regions to be discovered with new skills are waiting for you.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2020

Everything a fan of the core game could want and more with lots of story content to dig into and many secrets to find.

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Mar 30, 2020

With more sensational world-building, slick combat and compelling narrative, The Foundation feels like a superb next chapter to Control’s story. It might not do much with the ideas introduced within the original campaign, but with Control being one of last year’s best games, that’s far from a disappointment.

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Mar 27, 2020

More of Remedy’s fantastic worldbuilding with some combat hiccups.

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Expansive
Sam Diglett
Liked
Apr 2, 2020

The Foundation has some exciting revelations which make it an essential play for Control fans and it really does get us in the mood for the game’s second DLC – AWE – which will hopefully see some form of crossover with Alan Wake. Sadly, though, it’s not all plain sailing, occasionally drawing attention to the worst of Control rather than the best of it.

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Apr 3, 2020

Remedy takes a step back with the odd happenings in the Bureau, and while the place is in dire straights, it doesn’t overwhelm you with that feeling because Jesse is so powerful now. Over the course of four hours, The Foundation solves its own mysteries in a satisfying way, while leaving the door open for what’s to come in Expansion 2. It also never spends too long on any one thing, and it feels like you’re repairing something over time. CONTROL – The Foundation maintains momentum from the main story without ever slowing down.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2020

Playing The Foundation gives me a lot of hope for the next expansion. If the Alan Wake connection is really going grow deeper, then it’s something I really look forward to. Hopefully I can keep my expectations in check, but I’m confident that Remedy can handle this. The Foundation makes that clear to me, and if the next expansion is even remotely as good as this one, fans have a lot to look forward to. This is an awesome expansion for anyone that enjoyed the original game, and it’s well worth checking out.

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Liked-a-lot
Apr 2, 2020

A great expansion to the strange world of Control full of content to the real fans, looking for a new reason to jump in an use Jesse's abilities to it's fullest.

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80 / 100
Apr 7, 2020

Control was already an outstanding science-fiction adventure. Full of impressive moments that has protagonist Jesse Faden diving deeper into the supernatural world. The Foundation is the first story expansion in Control's season pass and it doesn't disappoint. Providing an entirely new area to explore and builds on the existing story as Jesse takes on a new challenge that will leave her wondering if she can handle being the Director of the FBC.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2020

In defitiva The Foundation is an honest DLC for a title that continues to defend itself and make players fall in love. The product attempts to expand the proposal of the original title through new gameplay solutions and new visual solutions, not always succeeding at full potential but still giving a respectable amount of hours of fun. The Foundation is a product that winks at all those who have been caged in the dazzling mythology of the mother title, offering this kind of players, answers and questions able to send forward lucubrations for several weeks, waiting for the arrival of the closing of the circle marked Remedy.

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