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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. Expand
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Control: 18 Minutes Of Reality Bending Gameplay | E3 2019
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Sep 6, 2019
    100
    Control marks a new and glorious beginning for Remedy and hopefully there are more wonderful things to come. Despite a few pacing issues here and there and some exhausting late-game shoot-outs, I gladly award the game a perfect score. Am I biased doing so as a Finn myself? Maybe, but Control is a game that today's dull, unimaginative and opportunistic gaming climate doesn't deserve, but I’m happy it exists.
  2. Aug 26, 2019
    93
    Control is truly unforgettable with loads of ways to play, terrific acting, lots to explore, satisfying gunplay and abilities, and a spectacular world and story to experience. I can't wait to dive back in with the couple of DLC packs already planned.
  3. Aug 26, 2019
    90
    It will not have the impact Alan Wake had in his day, but Control may be Remedy's best game in recent years. It shows the effort of the team to improve the great weakness that had been dragging in their games, the gameplay itself. Storytelling and the graphics are really amazing.
  4. Aug 26, 2019
    85
    Control is another absolute hit from Remedy, one that delivers from both a gameplay and narrative perspective. One of the generation’s most intriguing game worlds and almost perfect pacing, the only thing that holds Control back from being an all-time classic is its unfortunate and frustrating technical issues.
  5. 80
    Control is definitely Remedy's best game since Alan Wake. The sheer variety in the gameplay and fantastic presentation go a long way in making this an enjoyable experience.
  6. Aug 26, 2019
    80
    Control is a mysterious, exciting and intense action game that lets you hurl office equipment at twisted enemies while gliding through the air like the harbinger of death.
  7. Aug 26, 2019
    60
    This game is not as good as perhaps expected. Level design is poor, the main character is not very interesting and the Metroidvania-way of exploring is maybe too difficult. However, the game gets a bit better in the end.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 61
  2. Negative: 8 out of 61
  1. May 13, 2020
    10
    Remedy have done it again. What a game. Definitely 2019 game of the year. I couldn’t put this game down. I love how great Remedy EntertainmentRemedy have done it again. What a game. Definitely 2019 game of the year. I couldn’t put this game down. I love how great Remedy Entertainment are at world building. I love the connections to Alan Wake. Here’s to hoping for a Control and an Alan Wake sequel in the future. Expand
  2. Sep 1, 2019
    10
    Es un pedazo de juego con una historia muy buena y unos gráficos con unas físicas de infarto, una jugabilidad que engancha de principio a fin,Es un pedazo de juego con una historia muy buena y unos gráficos con unas físicas de infarto, una jugabilidad que engancha de principio a fin, falta algo de pulido en Xbox One X y tiene algún bug, pero no afecta a la experiencia, para mi es muy superior a Quantum Break, no entiendo las malas criticas por parte de los usuarios. Expand
  3. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    Very high quality action game. Unique story and excellent game mechanics. Beautiful graphics! XBOX is working very fluently with the game!
  4. Feb 22, 2020
    9
    a coworker suggested this game to me and I am very glad they did. I could not put it down. Jesse the main character is well written and lovea coworker suggested this game to me and I am very glad they did. I could not put it down. Jesse the main character is well written and love her voice actress' work. The narration between missions fits and captures the gamer. This is a rich story game and is played as a third person adventure shooter. The gameplay is smooth from the aiming mechanics with the gun, to dodging, to throwing objects at people. Absolutely a blast to play and hope others give this game a shot. I can This won game design award for a reason, the game is beautiful. When you enter a new area, you will know what I mean. Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2019
    8
    Control runs the best on the Xbox One X but unfortunately on the PS4 PRO and especially the PS4 it runs horrible
  6. Oct 31, 2019
    8
    Nice graphics ansmd sound. Great atmosphere. Sometimes severe framedrops in gfx heavy scènes. Hope they will fix this in an update.
  7. Dec 31, 2019
    0
    On the 31th of dec 2019 this game still had performance issues on the base xbox one. Would strongly not recommend this game until fixed.

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