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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: 63 out of 341
  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. Jan 4, 2020
    10
    Game of the Year 2019/2020 - not even a competition. It's freaking AMAZING!
  3. Aug 29, 2019
    10
    Eines des innovativsten Spiele, welches ich in den letzten Jahren gespielt habe. Das Wechselspiel zwischen Waffen und Kräften ist intuitiv undEines des innovativsten Spiele, welches ich in den letzten Jahren gespielt habe. Das Wechselspiel zwischen Waffen und Kräften ist intuitiv und macht viel Spass. Es ist natürlich kein Taktikshooter, aber das ist hier nicvt von Nachteil. Grafik und Physik sind phantastisch. Expand
  4. Feb 5, 2020
    8
    Finished the game the other day and feel like I had to register and leave my thoughts on it.

    Despite hellishly boring action part of the
    Finished the game the other day and feel like I had to register and leave my thoughts on it.

    Despite hellishly boring action part of the game even with all those paranatural powers until you get one specific that make you feel more like a God, what makes it bearable and story that focuses rather on the world of the game than key characters (everyone forgot word "balance" apparently), I'm gonna rate the game 8/10 due to creativity put into all those OOPs' effect, Threshold kids cartoon + live cinematics - actor playing Casper Darling was just perfect + environment destructibility.

    And at some point, when I stepped into Ashtray Maze with janitor's walk-man, I kept asking myself again and again: "Why the hell doesn't entire game look like this? This is just epic".

    So, I'd say Remedy need to remind themselves how to keep balance between game aspects, cause the game could be much much much better than it is. It's still good enough, though
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  5. Jan 10, 2020
    8
    Graphics are amazing. Atmosphere is very successful. Game-play is very good and you enjoyed. But the story is too complicated. You need toGraphics are amazing. Atmosphere is very successful. Game-play is very good and you enjoyed. But the story is too complicated. You need to collect all items in the game. If you don't you will miss something. Boss wars are very bad. They are just normal soldiers with more health.They put real and best bosses in the side-missions. Expand
  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. Mar 13, 2021
    0
    Boring.
    There is no idea in it.
    The gameplay is max payne 5.0 (max payne 2-mp1 2.0, alan wake -mp1 3.0, quantum break-mp1 4.0. The
    Boring.
    There is no idea in it.
    The gameplay is max payne 5.0 (max payne 2-mp1 2.0, alan wake -mp1 3.0, quantum break-mp1 4.0.
    The animation system is awful (you run into something and run in a place, as you slide walking, not to mention jumping).
    The sounds of the usual quantum breakes a rumble whisper.
    The music is detto
    Typical remedy games copy-paste waste.

    Gfx 7
    Sound 6
    Gamplay 1
    Idea 0
    All 1/10
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