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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: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 17, 2021
    93
    Control has that signature Remedy feel to it, from its unique combat to its completely out there narrative, something only Sam Lake could be a part of. Although the story is Control’s strongest asset, it will take a lot of concentration to piece it all together. While I’m not a fan of forcing a rebuy to get the Series X|S version if you bought the base game at launch, Control: Ultimate Edition is without a doubt the definitive edition you want to experience, even if it’s for the second time, as the 60fps Performance Mode makes it feel like a completely new and better game. Welcome to the FBC Director.
  2. Feb 8, 2021
    90
    Control was one of 2019's best games, with the only pervasive issue being that consoles couldn't always run the ambitious game so well. That's all changed. Its upgrades are apparent and fit perfectly for the game's lightning-quick gunplay and gorgeous world. And if you missed the game or any of its DLCs until now, then you should absolutely start here for the complete, most impressive version of the best games in recent years.
  3. Feb 13, 2021
    90
    Control Ultimate Edition on the Xbox Series X|S is just about every reason to play Control, conveniently stored in a plastic green box. If you’ve played before, the stellar AWE DLC, the stripping away of old infuriations, and the showpiece graphical improvements are convincing arguments for hopping back in (even if it demands that you pay extra for the privilege). If you haven’t played Control before, then you have the reassurance that this is a deserving Game of the Year, in its definitive format.
  4. Mar 5, 2021
    85
    Control: Ultimate Edition represents the best version of Remedy's title, coming to the new generation of consoles with all its content and significant graphical improvements with stable fps this time.
  5. Feb 2, 2021
    75
    Despite the precision of the reflections provided by the “graphics” mode, we especially appreciated a “performance” mode capable of bringing an epic to life in 60fps. Thus, exploring the Office and the many clashes becomes more enjoyable than ever. The included DLCs extend an adventure that retains the same qualities and flaws as in 2019. If you're still new to Jesse Faden's story, it might be time to catch up.
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  1. Feb 2, 2021
    If you can get over having to rebuy the game again and not being able to transfer over old saves, Ultimate Edition on next-gen consoles is the best way to play Control outside of a solidly powerful PC. If you didn’t like Control back when it first came out, because it was too hard or you didn’t find the world engaging, this new port won’t change your mind. But if you bounced off the old game due to long load times or performance problems, this might be the best time to jump back in.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Sep 7, 2021
    10
    By god, users who are salty about devs charging for 4k assets and ray tracing really need to stfu.

    This is a 10/10 game, without question.
  2. Feb 3, 2021
    10
    Good game to next g best way for you and your time for the best game for the game you and your team are good
  3. Feb 6, 2022
    10
    Awesome game dude I love it so much more its just incredible bro I love it so much more
  4. Jan 17, 2022
    8
    Control UE is a great pack for a very entertaining game. Impressive visual, tight controls and a original story will keep you entertained forControl UE is a great pack for a very entertaining game. Impressive visual, tight controls and a original story will keep you entertained for many hours. The side quests are not as interesting as the main story, sometimes feeling like a waste of your time and with lack of creativity. The main story is short but interesting and the battle variety keeps the fights fresh. The Ray tracing technology feels interesting but not as amazing as I expected. A great game that deserves a shot if you find it on sale. Expand
  5. Feb 9, 2021
    8
    Sehr gute Grafik und Kampfgameplay, die Fähigkeiten sind cool, Story kommt langsam in Fahrt, ist dafür herrlich schräg und bleibt spannendSehr gute Grafik und Kampfgameplay, die Fähigkeiten sind cool, Story kommt langsam in Fahrt, ist dafür herrlich schräg und bleibt spannend
    Karte ist suboptimal, eine 3D-Karte wäre praktisch gewesen
    War überrascht, dass das Spiel "Metroidvania"-mäßig aufgebaut ist, hatte was Lineares erwartet...
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  6. Jan 3, 2022
    7
    It would have been a 8 without the buggy achievement in the AWE dlc. Severe ? Well, before re-selling a game hiding behind "next gen"It would have been a 8 without the buggy achievement in the AWE dlc. Severe ? Well, before re-selling a game hiding behind "next gen" pretexts, you'd better repair the said game before.
    Otherwise, this is by far the best work of Remedy. The X-files ambiance is neat, the sound work is nice, graphics are good too, especially the light work which is clearly great. The fights are quite like Quantum Break with improvements, more versatile powers and smoothness to manage them.
    The thing could globally have been even greater with better lypsinc (really weird at times) and better voice acting overall.
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  7. Apr 25, 2021
    0
    Do not support greedy developers by buying it. As an early adopter of the original Control, I see no reason I should pay one more time to getDo not support greedy developers by buying it. As an early adopter of the original Control, I see no reason I should pay one more time to get the next gen upgrade. Also saves are not even transferable to this version. Expand

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