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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: 56 out of 312
  1. Aug 28, 2019
    10
    Control is full of mysteries and weirdness. That's what makes it so unique, is its own brand of weird. The world is so rich with lore andControl is full of mysteries and weirdness. That's what makes it so unique, is its own brand of weird. The world is so rich with lore and you're sort of thrust into the middle of it, without much exposition. You get pieces of the story as you go.

    The gameplay is solid. The weapons and abilities are satisfying. And seeing enemies and the environment blow up around you is constantly entertaining. Paper and rubble flies everywhere. I dont know how they made it looks so good, I'm just glad I get to be along for the ride.
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  2. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    Increíble juego, tiene una trama atrapante y excelente jugabilidad en una PS4 pro, ahora saben que consola comprar... Dejen la STD
  3. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    Very high quality action game. Unique story and excellent game mechanics. Beautiful graphics!
  4. Sep 2, 2019
    9
    It a good game with some performance issues on ps4. If you gave it a 0 rating you shoud get a life fly if your only enjoyment comes fromIt a good game with some performance issues on ps4. If you gave it a 0 rating you shoud get a life fly if your only enjoyment comes from review bombing a good game you shoud get some help Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2019
    8
    Llevo pocas horas, pero por ahora me está gustando, no es un juegazo pero tampoco una castaña.
  6. Jan 10, 2020
    6
    Decent at times, overrated, and frustrating combat. The game can be a lot of fun, picking up things telepathically and dodging in mid air canDecent at times, overrated, and frustrating combat. The game can be a lot of fun, picking up things telepathically and dodging in mid air can feel great. The story is mysterious, albeit nonsensical (thats the point though), and does push you forward well. The biggest pro and con for this game is the combat though. It can feel incredibly well done sometimes, but it can get extremely annoying. Healing is a pain, because you have to run around like a headless chicken while rockets are coming from EVERYWHERE- and them BAM, you're dead. You get sent all the way back to the checkpoint and it gets very tedious. Honestly the game is too challenging for this type of genre and I had a harder time with it then Dark Souls. Very annoying not knowing where multiple rockets are constantly bombarding you from. And while the effects, lighting and art are excellent, especially the physics, the game picture wise looks like poop on a Pro on a 4K tv. You can really tell the developer only put time into the PC version and neglected the consoles. Frame rate stays consistent for the most part, but 1080p/30 is unacceptable for a "premium" console. Badly optimized. Obviously this is all subjective, but I would wait until its around $20, maybe get it now if you have a beast PC if its like $40 on PC. Expand
  7. Aug 31, 2019
    0
    Mal juego. Rendimiento mediocre.Se esperaba mas de este titulo. Una lástima!!

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