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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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  1. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    Very high quality action game. Unique story and excellent game mechanics. Beautiful graphics!
  2. Sep 20, 2019
    10
    Amazing Supernatural game with great collectable items and wierd but good story telling
  3. Aug 27, 2019
    9
    A Great game with a fascinating and mysterious story-line that with awesome game play and shooting system is one of the best games of 2019.A Great game with a fascinating and mysterious story-line that with awesome game play and shooting system is one of the best games of 2019.
    Story = 10
    Graphic = 8.5
    Game play = 9
    Sound = 9
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  4. Dec 20, 2020
    8
    My personal Review for Control
    Story:8/10
    Graphics:9/10 Music:8/10 Gameplay:8/10 Sound:7/10 Control is a great game to fill your free
    My personal Review for Control
    Story:8/10
    Graphics:9/10
    Music:8/10
    Gameplay:8/10
    Sound:7/10
    Control is a great game to fill your free time while waiting for something bigger.
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  5. May 19, 2021
    7
    Story = 5
    Graphics = 8
    Sound = 9
    Gameplay =9
    Level design = -20 (this score is still too generous)
  6. Dec 29, 2019
    5
    Very bad game. Confusing map, caotic gameplay, and the story is simple awful
  7. Aug 9, 2020
    0
    Totally awful! Mechanics and graphics are awful and very ugly! Save your time and money.

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