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  • Summary: After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control. This supernatural third-person action-adventure game will challenge you to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactiveAfter a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control. This supernatural third-person action-adventure game will challenge you to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments, while fighting through a deep and unpredictable world. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Oct 22, 2019
    100
    Control feels like Remedy firing on all cylinders, resulting in a smart and sensational action-adventure.
  2. Aug 26, 2019
    93
    Remedy outdid itself by creating an impeccable narrative experience so intimately interconnected with a bewitching setting, raising the bar for anyone who wants to break into the action adventure genre.
  3. Aug 26, 2019
    90
    A gripping descent into something between alternate history and fever dream, realised beautifully in audiovisual flair, and lacking just slightly in the combat itself.
  4. Aug 26, 2019
    85
    Control is an intriguing, fascinating experience. The third-person action, while slick and elegant, is perhaps a little pedestrian - but the completely bonkers story and the rewarding sense of exploration and discovery help cement Control as one of Remedy's best games.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 28, 2020
    80
    An audio-visual action banquet that will entertain you with physics and flirting with the supernatural. The story could have been better, the enemy line-up can be quite monotonous towards the end, but the great atmosphere overcomes these shortcomings. And most importantly, the gameplay is great. [Issue#298]
  6. Aug 26, 2019
    80
    Control does have its fair share of issues, like the useless map and the subpar pacing of the story. These flaws, however, are not enough to take away from the ever-entertaining fights against enemies, the great atmosphere and the strong worldbuilding. I for one will not leave the Federal Bureau of Control until I’ve unsheathed the last of its mysteries.
  7. Sep 11, 2019
    68
    It’s definitely not the worst way to spend 10-12 hours, especially if you're into supernatural fiction and the new weird. Yet Remedy lacked determination (or maybe skill?) to go the distance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 258
  1. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    Very high quality action game. Unique story and excellent game mechanics. Beautiful graphics! PC with RTX on is just pure candy for your eyes!
  2. Mar 29, 2020
    10
    This might be my favourite ever game world. I think it's perfectly pitched, in terms of lore vs gameplay. You get a great movement and combatThis might be my favourite ever game world. I think it's perfectly pitched, in terms of lore vs gameplay. You get a great movement and combat system, so if you're not into reading logs and watching monitor clips then you still get a great game. That said, there are hitches where, if you miss a stray comment, you might end up lost for what to do at times, and the map/navigation system is pretty terrible (but don't worry, it gets better! Once you figure it out, it does eventually get a lot easier to traverse the world).

    But aside from those minor issues, it's a fantastic game that only gets better in the DLC, where the movement system and combat options combine to give you unusual puzzles. This is one of those games where you shouldn't think "main missions > side missions", since side missions are some of the best parts of the game. It's nice to see a game that doesn't force you to see all its tricks, but it would be a great shame if you stormed through the game and decided you were done. There's a whole other game's worth hiding, so explore, keep going back to talk to characters, whatever you can do to find all the secrets. Still, I do like the modesty of the game that I can have conversations with other players where each of us has seen whole missions that the other has not, and then go back to catch up.
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  3. Nov 6, 2019
    10
    Неплохой сюжет. Но физический движок изумителен.
  4. Nov 26, 2019
    8
    It runs very good and looks amazing for lower settings that I played on. Story is little bit abstract which may be good or bad thing,It runs very good and looks amazing for lower settings that I played on. Story is little bit abstract which may be good or bad thing, depending on taste. Atmosphere is amazing and gameplay feels really good. Throwing people around is very satisfying.. Expand
  5. Aug 31, 2019
    8
    This game is too clean. Its the opposite of Quantum Break which was nice and colourful. Its also very black, grey and white and the world isThis game is too clean. Its the opposite of Quantum Break which was nice and colourful. Its also very black, grey and white and the world is quite dull and lifeless. From the PC point of view, graphics are great and control -via keyboard of-course- is precise and excellent - WAY better than Quantum Break which had a dire PC control set up. Graphics are crisp an...dull. There's the odd bit where you break out of concrete into the "real" world of rocks and caves and it feels so refreshing; but its not long before your back into concrete and pipes. The shooting is a bit of a frantic panic - perhaps that's just me - but keep on the move and you'll b ok. Upgrading is the usual frequent need to visit the menu system which I still haven't really sussed out yet. Why they have to make these upgrade menus so complicated defeats me. The boss fights (wow how I hate boss fights) are tedious as usual, their SOLE aim being to slow you down so that the developers say it'll take X hours to play the game, when, without boss levels, you could do it in half the time. However, its a great effort by 505 Games. Gamestyle-wise its a mix of Aiien Isolation (on your own in a pretty life-less world) + Prey (strange shaped alien creatures) and Inception (yes, the film - you'll know what I mean after paying it for 10 minutes).
    Plot-wise - who cares if it doesn't make much sense? The missions are quite clear and progression is obvious. 8/10.
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  6. Apr 13, 2020
    6
    Очень средненькая игрушка.
    Хотели сделать крутой сюжет, но перемудрили и в итоге получилось это.
    На последней миссии чуть не дропнул,
    Очень средненькая игрушка.
    Хотели сделать крутой сюжет, но перемудрили и в итоге получилось это.
    На последней миссии чуть не дропнул, затянуто и неинтересно.
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  7. Aug 27, 2020
    0
    muito ruim o gráfico foi feito de maneira preguiçosa e precisou do Ray tracing pra ficar bonito ate jogos da geração passada tinham umamuito ruim o gráfico foi feito de maneira preguiçosa e precisou do Ray tracing pra ficar bonito ate jogos da geração passada tinham uma iluminação melhor do que a do control sem RTX e o protagonista feminina só piora tudo não vale o preço de 100 reais Expand

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