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Control (2019) is a narrative shooting game set in an outlandish paranormal fantasy, where you are swept into a role as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Control agency of the ‘paranatural’. With impressive cinematic visuals and storytelling, your interactions involve exploring, finding cover, shooting, and using new psychic abilities to throw objects and rip apart the fabric of each room. It’s far-fetched but well delivered and exhilarating to play, and surprisingly coherent.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Control 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 7 months ago.
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This is a Narrative and Shooting game with Action and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 11 hours and 15 hours to complete. The additional content and collecting everything will take considerably longer.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has received a PEGI 16 because it features moderate violence, sustained depictions of violence towards human characters and the use of strong language. The game contains the infrequent use of the sexual expletive ‘*!@?*’ and its derivations and moderate violence caused by firearms and the use of inanimate objects which can be thrown at an enemy character causing it to explode into abstract shapes. The game features scenes of smoking which are presented as a neutral activity.

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.


Control usually costs £24.99 to £34.99. 


XBox Store Xbox One £24.99

Control Standard Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99

Control Ultimate Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £34.99
Steam Store PC £34.99

Control Ultimate Edition: Xbox Series X|S

XBox Store Xbox One £34.99

Control: Ultimate Edition

PlayStation StoreSALE PS5 £32.99 £8.24 until 20/12/2023
PlayStation StoreSALE PS4 £32.99 £8.24 until 20/12/2023
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
"The Foundation" is an in-game expansion on PS4 and PC that takes place after the events of the main game’s story. It significantly expands the experience both in terms of narrative and characters.

Control Ultimate Edition includes all the additional content. It also includes a version of the game to transition to playing on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 28/08/2019

Price: 75% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Shooting (Action and Traversal)

Accessibility: 28 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Remedy Games (@RemedyGames)

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