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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 in this supernatural 3rd person action-adventure from Remedy Entertainment and 505 Games
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Control: 18 Minutes Of Reality Bending Gameplay | E3 2019
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 63
  2. Negative: 1 out of 63
  1. Sep 17, 2019
    100
    I don’t want to use the word masterpiece lightly, but what else do you call the combination of gleefully chaotic gameplay with earnest storytelling in a setting as refreshingly unique as Bioshock? What else do you call a combat system that goes so far beyond the simple act of shooting a gun without drilling down into a set of intricate menus and complicated controls? What else do you call darkly malevolent horror that doesn’t feel like it was cribbed from someplace else? What else do you call the crowning achievement of a studio with a unique voice, an uneven track record, and 25 years of experience? If there’s a better word to describe what Remedy has achieved with Control, I can’t think of it.
  2. Aug 26, 2019
    90
    Control is a treasure trove of storytelling that is supported by great dialogue, intriguing characters, and stellar voice acting. When paired with its badass combat, it proves to be the complete package.
  3. Sep 3, 2019
    90
    Despite its technical issues, Control is an impressive adventure that marks the return of one of the most beloved Studios. Great game.
  4. Aug 26, 2019
    80
    It's not often that a game invades my thoughts the way Control has. I'm at the point where I want to consume every last thing it has to offer. And if I'm honest, it also makes me want to go back and replay Remedy's past games, too. Sure, it's a faulty metroidvania in some respects, but there are so many exceptional qualities afoot that Control handily deflects any momentary ire. I can't wait to take part in discussions about the game, to see what others have figured out, and to better understand where it all fits into Jesse's story.
  5. Sep 18, 2019
    80
    The writing, direction, and performances are consistently brilliant. This is Remedy at the peak of its game. Control feels like a company rediscovering itself, waking from a long slumber. Remedy’s legs work as intended once more, the vestiges of sleep paralysis a distant memory.
  6. 80
    Control is a very enjoyable game but not without flaws. The technical issues are a shame but the combat and exploration are certainly entertaining enough to keep you playing through to its conclusion.
  7. 40
    Thanks to poor “bigger is better” design choices, technical gaffes, obtuse exploration, a bromidic narrative, and zero atmosphere, Control is soul-crushingly disappointing, and a mere shadow of the studio's far superior Alan Wake.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 80 out of 465
  1. Dec 17, 2019
    10
    This game is absolutely amazing! One of the best Jedi games ever made. Just the destruction alone is hours of fun. Not to mention how crazyThis game is absolutely amazing! One of the best Jedi games ever made. Just the destruction alone is hours of fun. Not to mention how crazy the story is along with the well spoken dialog, tons of hidden backstory you can find littered all throughout the game. And did I mention you're basically a Jedi with a gun? Hands down my game of 2019. 10/10! Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2019
    10
    Ótimo jogo! Gráficos bonitos, jogabilidade fantástica. A história também é bem interessante. Vale muito a pena!
  3. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    Very high quality action game. Unique story and excellent game mechanics. Beautiful graphics!
  4. Sep 9, 2019
    9
    Вполне годнота,не надоедающая стрельба,как и сверхспособности. Как по мне сюжет тоже годный( не экзы сони конечно,но тоже не плохо)Вполне годнота,не надоедающая стрельба,как и сверхспособности. Как по мне сюжет тоже годный( не экзы сони конечно,но тоже не плохо)
    Единственное,что омрачает игру,так это жуткие фризы при масштабных битвах.
    Либо это у меня у PS4 pro ни на что не годится,либо это плохая оптимизация
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  5. Sep 16, 2019
    8
    Control is a really cool singleplayer game with an awesome setting and gameplay. The visuals and atmosphere are incredible and make you wantControl is a really cool singleplayer game with an awesome setting and gameplay. The visuals and atmosphere are incredible and make you want to constantly keep exploring new areas (and taking screenshots). You have telekinetic powers and as you progress throughout the game you unlock new abilities which keeps the combat feeling new throughout the entire experience. The story overall is pretty interesting. It is quite complicated however and makes the most sense only when you read a lot of documents/collectibles found throughout the game (rather than through actual dialogue and cinematics). If you like really fun gameplay revolving around superpowers, and a mysterious yet interesting setting and story, I think you will like this game. Expand
  6. Jun 25, 2020
    6
    I really wanted to like this game and for the first few hours i had a lot of fun playing with the mechanics and smashing things up alone.I really wanted to like this game and for the first few hours i had a lot of fun playing with the mechanics and smashing things up alone. However as the game went on I just couldnt get into it and the narrative.

    Decent story poorly told, weird main character, dis-jointed storytelling, too many notes to read and ultimately just forgettable.
    Gameplay should have be better and I cant figure out why I got so bored of it by the end.

    In contrast a side narrative playing out though video recordings was far more engaging somehow??

    To end on a positive the combat mechanics were good overall. Combining shooting and telekinetic abilities and a decent skill tree allowing you to focus on your style of play.
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  7. Mar 30, 2020
    0
    Game breaking bugs everywhere, stupid console controls. Idiotic main character that can't make a full sentence and almost no voice narrative.

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