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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.

    Become the new Director struggling to regain Control.
    You are Jesse Faden, a young woman with a troubled past. You become the new Director of the Bureau of Control Our frontline in researching and fighting against supernatural enemies like the Hiss threatening our very existence.

    You'll uncover the secret activities of the Bureau agents and explore the strange and shifting halls of the Bureau's headquarters, The Oldest House. Unlock new abilities with Objects of Power and upgrade your Service Weapon to take on bigger and more powerful enemies. Venture into lost sectors in the challenging Expeditions mode. Solve puzzles and complete quests to discover the secret of Jesse's past and the true purpose of the Bureau of Control. Above all, you must defeat the relentless Hiss.

    Control is Jesse Fadens's story. The main plot focuses on her personal search for answers as she grows into the role of the Director. The world of Control has its own story, as do the allies Jesse meets along the way. Side-quests and Secrets are everywhere. Jesse works with other Bureau agents, decodes cryptic ciphers and discovers strange Bureau experiments.

    World Within a Location
    Explore diverse environments and shifting architecture in a deep unpredictable world, set within a sprawling New York building.
    Flexible and Supernatural Combat System
    Define your playstyle by integrating supernatural abilities, upgrades, and modifiable loadouts.
    Reactive Environments6
    Harness dynamic environmental destruction for exciting combat possibilities and master complex rituals to alter your surroundings.
    Reality Meets the Unexplainable
    Dive into a dark and brutalist-inspired world where daily reality has been corrupted by an otherworldly force.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Feb 22, 2021
    100
    If you missed this game on the previous consoles, now is the perfect time to buy as it contains everything plus RTX and more importantly, 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. 95
    Control: Ultimate Edition is the definitive version of Remedy's adventure. Bringing together the worlds Remedy has created under one roof and looking stunning while doing so, Remedy has done a fantastic job of upgrading and improving the experience in meaningful, additive ways, such as the use of the DualSense controller and Ray-Tracing. There isn't a universe more worth exploring and losing yourself in than the one in Control.
  3. 90
    Control: Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 5 is a real treat. Gone are all the technical issues that plagued the game on the old generation of consoles: loading times are lightning fast, textures load instantly, and the game runs smooth as silk. Ray Tracing is also an impressive addition to what is already one of the best games of recent times.
  4. CD-Action
    Oct 12, 2021
    85
    My first experience with Control was underwhelming due to my base PS4 not being powerful enough to do this great game justice. Now I wish I waited for the next-gen version. The Ultimate Edition finally looks and runs as it should (however, if you want ray tracing, you’ll have to accept 30 FPS) and also offers two expansions that tie the story to Alan Wake. [04/2021, p.34]
  5. Jun 22, 2021
    80
    Control is an amazing experience that is befitting of the next gen consoles. It has killer Ray Tracing features, unfortunately hampered by their implementation, and a rock solid performance mode which feels amazing. The truly twisted dystopian world of the FBC is one that will persist in player's memories for a long time with its strange otherworldly places, alongside its humanising story. Highly recommended to all PlayStation 5 owners looking for an action-adventure with some real depth and fun combat!
  6. Feb 2, 2021
    80
    On top of being a great game, with satisfying shooting mechanics and a universe that goes well beyond the main story, the next-gen version of Control Ultimate Edition is a visual showcase. It's a shame that early adopters of the original game can't benefit from this upgrade.
  7. Feb 1, 2021
    75
    Without being a graphical revolution, Control Ultimate Edition's Next Gen patch freshens up the game a bit and gives good reasons to discover Jesse's paranormal adventures on PS5 or Xbox Series. The quality of life and immersion improvements are welcome, but the focus should have been more on solving some of the original game technical problems.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 64
  2. Negative: 8 out of 64
  1. Aug 28, 2021
    10
    Топчек, ничего не ожидал, дали бесплатно по подписке на пс5, по итогу офигенная игра прошёл на платину!Топчек, ничего не ожидал, дали бесплатно по подписке на пс5, по итогу офигенная игра прошёл на платину!
  2. Feb 3, 2021
    10
    The same beautiful game that we play some years ago, amazing history, wonderfully well done, if they want this could be a goty again.
  3. Feb 5, 2021
    9
    Control is really awesome game. The atmosphere in the building is fantastic and makes me I don't want to stop playing. Very good graphics andControl is really awesome game. The atmosphere in the building is fantastic and makes me I don't want to stop playing. Very good graphics and great gameplay as well.
    I'm in the middle of my trip and love to wait what is gonna be next.
    Strongly reccomended to PS5 owners.
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  4. Nov 18, 2021
    9
    I love this. The game is fantastic. Im not mad for shooters on console but this just hits the sweet spot. It has this sense of mystery all theI love this. The game is fantastic. Im not mad for shooters on console but this just hits the sweet spot. It has this sense of mystery all the way through. You never quite know what exactly is going on or why there's things going on. You need to explore your surroundings and watch videos you'll find and read the documents lying around to have an idea of whats happening. The game doesn't tell you much in how to do things. The map is useless and I just accidentally found out how to upgrade weapons.

    Its a breath of fresh air but theres a problem. This game's story is like the build up to Christmas but when the day finally comes it doesn't meet the expectations. Your 9 years of age and your expecting a PS2 but you get the N64. Not a bad system but its no PS2.

    You have to remember that this is a game first and a story second. There is a sense of atmosphere though and thats just as important and it is spooky. Sometimes terrifying. I felt so confused most of the time. Whats with the hotel? Why am I the director? Whats the hiss? Why am I here? Was I always the director? Is the gun the director? Am I asking the right questions?

    The problem is that you have all these questions and you expect to get some answers but your just left hanging. The character you play as is just satisfied with the outcome. She now knows the answers to the why, what, how questions but Im left with 'Huh? What'. I dont know how to describe it.

    I felt like this is the sequel to another game. They just expected you to know some of the lore already but what lore. This is a new IP. But it does leave me wanting more and I can't wait to play the next one.
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  5. May 6, 2021
    8
    Gran third person shooter, el gunplay es top y la estética/historia son muy destacables, en mi opinión el modo en el que te cuentan el loreGran third person shooter, el gunplay es top y la estética/historia son muy destacables, en mi opinión el modo en el que te cuentan el lore rompe el ritmo súper frenético del juego. Expand
  6. Feb 16, 2021
    7
    Visually and technically this game shines on the PS5. The lighting and art styles are mesmerising, and the third person shooting, combinedVisually and technically this game shines on the PS5. The lighting and art styles are mesmerising, and the third person shooting, combined with a variety of telekinetic powers, make for some of the most fluid, fast-paced action sequences I’ve ever experience in gaming.

    The game is quite challenging, as it follows a Dark Souls checkpoint-based progression system and lacks difficulty options (aside from assist options). Some sequences can feel frustratingly difficult and repetitive. Alongside this frustration is an obscure map design that makes navigation a chore.

    The major downfall of this game is it’s storytelling. Whilst the lore of the supernatural world they have created is fascinating and well presented, the main character delivers countless inner-monologues that provide unnecessary expositions. These only serve to ruin the tension of the story and lead to countless eye-rolls. After trudging through Jesse Faden’s clumsy writing and delivery, hoping for an interesting endgame narrative reveal/twist, I was instead severely underwhelmed by its mediocrity.

    Overall, a very enjoyable gameplay experience that shows off the fancy next-gen tech, however if you’re looking for a quality narrative experience, this isn’t it.
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  7. Feb 4, 2021
    0
    Worst save system ever. Just pressed the wrong button on the abilities menu and lost all of my constructs. You can't even go back because theWorst save system ever. Just pressed the wrong button on the abilities menu and lost all of my constructs. You can't even go back because the game saves literally everything you do. No motivation to continue playing. Expand

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