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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: 38 out of 228
  1. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    Very high quality action game. Unique story and excellent game mechanics. Beautiful graphics!
  2. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    Great game! Don't read the 0/10 reviews, they're nonsense. Great story & atmosphere, gunplay & sounds are amazing! gameplay at first is ok butGreat game! Don't read the 0/10 reviews, they're nonsense. Great story & atmosphere, gunplay & sounds are amazing! gameplay at first is ok but opens up pretty quickly & you'll get more powers! VERY FUN! only issue I encountered is some fps drops when there's too much going on, but other than that, great game! Expand
  3. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    If you like Alan wake and Max Payne you should enjoy this game.SIngle player action game with a entertaining story.
  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. Aug 27, 2019
    9
    Overall extremely well constructed game with a beautiful graphics and effects, an interesting story, and good play-ability.
  6. Sep 3, 2019
    7
    Flawed, yet endearing, Control channels the likes of Prey, Alan Wake, and Max Payne in the best and worst respects of its presentation. EvenFlawed, yet endearing, Control channels the likes of Prey, Alan Wake, and Max Payne in the best and worst respects of its presentation. Even with prevalent technical issues and frame drops across all platforms, the title proves itself as being a unique and highly entertaining experience that has the potential of becoming a definitive cult classic later down the line. Expand
  7. Aug 29, 2019
    0
    Boring af, **** Epic. **** timmy.
    Also has exclusive content for PS4, so **** remedy.

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