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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: 68 out of 101
  2. Negative: 14 out of 101
  1. Nov 21, 2019
    10
    Идеально! Понравилось все, кроме отношения Remedy к Xbox. Хочу, чтобы они снова вернулись к сотрудничеству с Microsoft и сделали продолжениеИдеально! Понравилось все, кроме отношения Remedy к Xbox. Хочу, чтобы они снова вернулись к сотрудничеству с Microsoft и сделали продолжение Алана Вейка!
    Что сказать, игру я полностью не прошел в силу обстоятельств, но часов 5 наиграл и это было очень хорошо. К тому же хороших коридорных синглов сейчас очень мало.
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  2. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    Gran juego que te permite usar telekinesis con una protagonista femenina muy interesante con personajes importantes de talla internacional deGran juego que te permite usar telekinesis con una protagonista femenina muy interesante con personajes importantes de talla internacional de magistral de este gran juego con habilidades de comunicación y liderazgo en la campaña mejor hecha desde Alan Wake y Quela 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. Nov 5, 2019
    9
    Amazing game! - Perfect mix between graphics and ambiance with a fantastic take on the combat.
  5. Aug 17, 2020
    8
    Updated my review score from a ten to an eight after their BS of making anti consumer moves with upgrades and removing content to apply onlyUpdated my review score from a ten to an eight after their BS of making anti consumer moves with upgrades and removing content to apply only for playstation exclusives. I LOVED this game but I will never support a*hole companies that make money grabbing decisions like this.

    Fabulous game with a great story and excellent combat. A truly gorgeous looking game too. The environment is amazing and stunningly rendered. Gameplay and combat are good too, let down only by some horribly difficult bosses and badly placed autosave points. UI could do with a bit of a spruce up as although there are many, many interesting documents in the game World, navigating through the unread ones in the menu is problematic.
    Overall though, a truly amazing game and easily makes my top 5 of all time
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  6. Sep 7, 2019
    6
    Control is a good 3D Metroidvania with a likable protagonist, an enjoyable setup, interesting setting, and great music. However, it comesControl is a good 3D Metroidvania with a likable protagonist, an enjoyable setup, interesting setting, and great music. However, it comes across as a somewhat unpolished and will probably peter-out at the halfway mark for most people. The game has a plethora of bugs and performance issues on the base Xbox One. I don't see this game really being fixed on base PS4 or Xbox One. The gameplay is awesome and the weapon mod variety has great balance and progression, but the objectives in the game are few and shallow. If the game were one-third shorter it would still feel like some gameplay content is being reused. The Metroidvania elements do create some interesting gameplay encounters but ultimately the small hallways make backtracking through the world a chore. Unfortunately, I found myself using fast travel a lot which is telling of most open-world games with a lot of padding. I won't spoil it but I found the story had a good set up but ultimately goes nowhere leaving the ending feeling unplanned. It's a good concept and I think a director cut with better performance and an alternate ending would be an easy 8/10 and Xbox Scarlett and PS5. Expand
  7. Aug 26, 2020
    0
    Игру изначально оценил на 10, чтобы поддержатт разработчиков, верил в то что будет качественный проект. Но свинское отношение разработчиков иИгру изначально оценил на 10, чтобы поддержатт разработчиков, верил в то что будет качественный проект. Но свинское отношение разработчиков и издателя заставило изменить мнение. Задержки с длс, уникальный контент для плойки - владельцев иксбокса вертели на половом органе. А под конец поколения и вовсе всех игроков кинули с платным улучшением игры. Expand

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