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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. Oct 1, 2019
    10
    The gameplay is great, definitely a one of a kind. The way the story slowly introduced to the player as the main character seek for answerThe gameplay is great, definitely a one of a kind. The way the story slowly introduced to the player as the main character seek for answer herself was amazing, you can really feel the atmosphere and tensions builds up. The ending seems to be rushed though, I feel like there are more to the story to be added, for example the background story of Dylan and maybe even fighting him for the final fight.

    Nevertheless, the game really has a lot of stuff to explore. Graphic, Gameplay, and the sound are amazing.
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  2. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    El juego es una pasada. La historia es alucinante. La única pega es el doblaje en español, recomiendo la voz en inglés y los subs en español.El juego es una pasada. La historia es alucinante. La única pega es el doblaje en español, recomiendo la voz en inglés y los subs en español. El diseño, cómo juegan con imagen real, el color rojo, es una obra de arte. Expand
  3. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    Very high quality action game. Unique story and excellent game mechanics. Beautiful graphics!
  4. Sep 23, 2020
    8
    This game got a great world-building. I found the start a little bit rough because I did not understand everything. But that`s what makes theThis game got a great world-building. I found the start a little bit rough because I did not understand everything. But that`s what makes the game so great, mysteries. You don`t understand everything and this is what makes it so special.

    The gameplay is pretty standard, nothing incredible. But the world, the story, and the side quests shine really well. I just want to find more lore every time.
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  5. MVM
    Jul 5, 2020
    7
    Empty mystery, we start with the story, the game story is a little bad and it was not necessary that there be mystery in the story, theEmpty mystery, we start with the story, the game story is a little bad and it was not necessary that there be mystery in the story, the characters most of which are not interesting, and now we come to the style of play, it is very fun and there is a variety of fighting styles but when you advance in may get bored due to the repetition of enemies And the repetition in their fighting style, the puzzles in the game most of them were difficult and had it not been for YouTube I could not solve one of the puzzles to this day! In the game many technical errors and a fall in the fps. Expand
  6. Jul 11, 2020
    5
    An okay game but a bit too boring and slow paced for my taste.The large amount of bugs and design choices too have marred my experience of this game
  7. Aug 9, 2020
    0
    Totally awful! Mechanics and graphics are awful and very ugly! Save your time and money.

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