Control

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Control
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Remedy Entertainment
505 Games
Third-person
Science-Fiction
Action-Adventure, Third-person Shooter
Digital DownloadBlu-ray
DualShock 4 Controller, Xbox One Controller
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Steam, PlayStation Store
Steam Release(s)
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Retail Features
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Ratings
This title has been rated M by the ESRBThis title has been rated 16 by PEGI
Play Information
1
United Nations International Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
August 272019
Steam
August 2020
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Control at SteamDB

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Control is a third-person action-adventure game with elements of 3D Metroidvania. The player controls Jesse Faden, the newly appointed director of the Federal Bureau of Control.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Seventeen years after a para-natural incident in her hometown of Ordinary, Jesse Faden finally discovers the location of the Federal Bureau of Control, a secret government organization tasked with handling disruptions of reality. Hoping to find her younger brother Dylan, who was taken by the Bureau in the incident's aftermath, Jesse enters their headquarters in New York, finding it almost abandoned. Directed to the elevator for "an interview" by the Finnish janitor, Ahti, Jesse finds the body of the bureau's director Zachariah Trench, who has seemingly committed suicide. After picking up Trench's firearm (the murder weapon in question), Jesse is transported to an alternate dimension called the Astral Plane, and completes a ritual that makes her the new Director of the Bureau.

As the story progresses, more regarding Jesse's past is revealed. As a child, she and her brother Dylan discovered an old slide projector in Ordinary's dump. The projector's slides opened doors to alternate dimensions, including one containing a supernatural being which Jesse dubbed "Polaris". Using the slide projector eventually led an "Altered World Event" (AWE), resulting in the disappearance of the town's adult population. Jesse escaped with Polaris's help, but Dylan and the Projector were taken by the Bureau.

Reception[edit | edit source]

Language Support[edit | edit source]

PC Language Support
Platform Interface Full Audio Subtitles
Steam Steam English English English


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