Control: The Foundation

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

76%

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May 5, 2020
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8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2020

I enjoyed a lot of my time with The Foundation, but I'm left wondering how much of a lasting impact it'll have on the Control universe as a whole. It felt more like an entertaining distraction than a large step forward, but I had no problem eating up all the lore, info and strange encounters I could find. If you're a fan of the game and thought it was one of the best games of 2019, you'll see that poking around in the underbelly of the Oldest House is well worth the time.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2020

The first DLC of control adds more value to the package by adding new gameplay mechanics and telling a different aspect of Oldest House story.

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The Digital Fix
Posted by Andrew Shaw

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2020

Die-hard fans of Control are certain to enjoy their time with The Foundation but anyone who found the core gameplay experience frustrating, either mechanically or technically, will find very little incentive to return.

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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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4.9 / 5.0
Apr 6, 2020

With the main house in some semblance of order, Jesse must now go down to the basement to make sure the Foundation remains solid.

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6 / 10
Apr 6, 2020

The Foundation is a decent expansion to Control, as it gives us a reason to be Jesse Faden again, but it lacks something really new, fresh, challenging and spectacular to be considered as a memorable time.

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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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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2020

The Foundation DLC furthers the main story of the narrative-heavy Control in a meaningful way and adds genuinely engaging new gamepaly and content.

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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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