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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: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  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. Feb 2, 2021
    95
    If Control was “weirdness, perfected” then Control: Ultimate Edition is weirdness, perfected and fully realized. Bundling all of its content in one place is a decent proposition as it was supported supremely well after its launch, but the technical advancements are what make this “ultimate edition” so ultimate. Its swift combat is finally stable enough to move at the pace it was supposed to originally move at. The immersive world is made even more immersive with its many visual upgrades. Control was so obviously built ahead of its time as these enhancements aren’t just surface-level touch-ups; they’re instrumental improvements that help this game become its fullest self and the best Director of the FBC it can possibly be.
  3. Feb 2, 2021
    90
    Overall, the current-generation upgrade of Control is a stark improvement in terms of loading times, overall graphics quality, and smoothness compared to the original release during the previous console generation. With no stuttering and the added benefits of raytracing, the latest iteration of Remedy Entertainment’s action-adventure title should make fans both returning and new feel like their hard-earned money was well-spent on a PS5 or Xbox Series X, if they are lucky enough to get their hands on one.
  4. Feb 2, 2021
    87
    Control is a great action shooter game, with solid gameplay and a compelling story. The Ultimate Edition adds two expansions and the long awaited next-gen upgrade, that lets you play at 30 fps with ray tracing or 60 fps without it.
  5. Feb 2, 2021
    83
    This Ultimate Edition is the best way to play Control on consoles, with the best graphic quality available and solid framerates. It doesn’t address some of its issues, like the ridiculously large amount of documents you need to read, but the gameplay is still fantastic and it plays better than ever before.
  6. 80
    The best version of Control so far, that makes good use of the PlayStation 5’s features and leaves plenty of hope and anticipation for a future sequel.
  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: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. Feb 4, 2021
    10
    Game tá perfeito e lindo de ver em 60 fps. E o conteúdo é simplesmente incrível com aquela atmosfera de mistério, sobrenatural e com umGame tá perfeito e lindo de ver em 60 fps. E o conteúdo é simplesmente incrível com aquela atmosfera de mistério, sobrenatural e com um combate delicioso, sem contar que todo o cenário é interativo e destrutivo. Alguns momentos nesse game são épicos! Expand
  2. Feb 3, 2021
    10
    Great game. Looks amazing on PS5. Creepy office with a good headset and dual sense makes you feel like there.
  3. 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.
  4. Feb 3, 2021
    9
    Control is great.
    I loved playing it on the PS4 when it originally came out.
    The game has a fabulous sci-fii/psychological twin-peaks esc
    Control is great.
    I loved playing it on the PS4 when it originally came out.
    The game has a fabulous sci-fii/psychological twin-peaks esc tone to it that makes it stand out compared to over games on the market. I loved this gme so much that it was defintely my favorite realse of 2019.
    In saying this, the base PS4 console really struggled to keep a solid performance. The game would dip consistently to roughly 23 - 30 frames and have this horrible stutter effect that would seriously break the immersion/mystery of the setting.

    this next gen version of the game makes it seriously worth playing through again. Smooth 60 fps performance and also ray-tracing mode for extra graphical enhancements. It makes the kinetic movement and fast-past hard shooting action loop of the game much more enjoyable.

    the actual narrative is weak (technically) but the setting is so captivating and oppressive. It truly is quite unique.

    This is currently Free for PS+ members. I would highly suggest getting it now. Controversially I bought control when it first game out and was initially salty that I would have to purchase the game again for a Next Gen upgrade (it's absolute **** honestly?) This *for myself* is a nice mild ground however.

    Hopefully they do eventually give people a free update and not force you to buy this Ultimate Edition.

    despite this, I really love control. I am loving going back and playing through the game again. I would Highly recommend getting it on PS+
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  5. Feb 22, 2021
    8
    Control is a quite unique game. It is kinda like inFamous meets Death Stranding. It has excellent graphics, great challenging gameplay, butControl is a quite unique game. It is kinda like inFamous meets Death Stranding. It has excellent graphics, great challenging gameplay, but sometimes, it can lead to many frustrations. Whether it is with trying to locate certain areas in the map, or the story. Its story is VERY convoluted, and just leaves you completely lost and confused at times. Despite a lack of engaging story, it has very good side quests, and fun gameplay Expand
  6. Feb 5, 2021
    8
    This game was a surprise. Never player it or gave it much attention until now. However, the PS5 version in graphics mode is great!
  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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