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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: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Sep 9, 2019
    100
    The game is a bit pricey (when I just checked it was around $114AU) but it is a fantastic story that draws you in and drives you on. If you are a fan of The X-Files or similar genre shows, material… I have no doubt you will enjoy this. An exceptional job from the whole team!
  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
    Control is the culmination of Remedy's entire oeuvre to-date, pairing a top-tier action game with a dizzyingly dense and layered story about the Federal Bureau of Control, and the everyday horrors within. It's so good, you might even stop asking for Alan Wake 2.
  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. Aug 26, 2019
    81
    Control offers some of the best combat from Remedy, balancing supernatural abilities with a handy service weapon. Its non-linear twisted levels, populated with varied Hiss enemies, make for an appealing supernatural world. With a better protagonist and some fine-tuning, it could have been truly extraordinary.
  6. Sep 10, 2019
    80
    A deep, paranormal-based, story, solid gameplay with only minor flaws, Control marks the return of Remedy to high quality games.
  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. Positive: 94 out of 139
  2. Negative: 24 out of 139
  1. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    i think this amazing EXPERIENCE, effects and action - AMAZING
    Level destruction - AMAZING, Graphics - AMIZING.
    Plot - Not bad, but Anyway 10/10 !!!
  2. Sep 1, 2019
    10
    This is the best game of 2019 for me so far. It is a great gift for all gamers who love "The X-Files", "SCP Foundation" and "Alan Wake". ItThis is the best game of 2019 for me so far. It is a great gift for all gamers who love "The X-Files", "SCP Foundation" and "Alan Wake". It really breaks my heart to see that this game get negative reviews from people who have don't understand the concept of this game. I'm sure, this game will become cult and "Hidden Gem" status in the future. Expand
  3. 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!
  4. Sep 23, 2019
    9
    Really great game. Engaging and interesting story, with a whole lot of mystery and a touch of X-Files. Fun and fluid combat, made different byReally great game. Engaging and interesting story, with a whole lot of mystery and a touch of X-Files. Fun and fluid combat, made different by your powers, although it can get a tiny bit repetitive. Visually this game is just insane and the herald of a new era. This game on Ultra + full RT and 1440p is just something else. Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2019
    8
    Very good game. The setting is mainly what is so interesting here. Gun play is also lot of fun. I can recommend this.
  6. Sep 18, 2019
    6
    Interesting and unique gameplay and world but it quickly gets boring. Not to mention pefromance issues.
  7. Aug 29, 2019
    0
    Скучная, помойка, играть возможно - максимум 20 минут, потом игра просто надоедает.

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