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Control PC Review

Control PC Review

Hi guys! Today I will talk about Control that was made by the developer that also made Quantum Break, the game I reviewed in my previous article.

As always, the review will have four parts, firstly I will talk about the storyline, then about the gameplay, afterward, I will talk about the visuals and finally, I will tell you my personal thoughts and give you a rating for the game from 0-10 (10 being the best).

Control PC Review


The story of Control unfolds like a mystery series. There are a lot of questions that you will have about what’s going on and I am not sure if by the end of the game you will get the answers to all of those questions.

I personally can’t say that I fully understood the story and what was going on. Even though I didn’t fully understand the story, I liked the story and I have to say it was interesting.

I will not say anything more about the story. I will leave it to you to decide if you like its storytelling or not.


Let’s talk about the game’s mechanics now.

Your character (Jesse) has telekinetic abilities and as you progress through the game you unlock more abilities.

You will be able to throw most of the environment objects to your enemies, you will also be able to fly, control enemies to make them fight for you, you will be able to make a shield that protects you from enemies attacks and you will be able to dodge attacks with a super dash.

You also have a weapon (gun) that has several forms that you unlock with the experience and points you get through playing the game.

You also unlock upgrades to the abilities you have so that they become stronger.

I have to say I liked a lot the telekinetic abilities, but a rarely used all of them.

I mostly used flying, super dash and the ability to telekinetically throw things at your enemies (this last ability does a lot of damage and it’s extremely fun to use).

The environments are destructible to a certain extent and that makes the fighting even more fun.

As for the enemies, I can’t say that there a lot of different types of enemies. You will mostly fight the same kinds of enemies again and again.

I didn’t have a problem with that because of how fun the fighting is in the game.

I have 2 problems with the game.

The first is that you can’t choose the difficulty, meaning that everyone plays with the same difficulty. I didn’t find the game challenging enough.

The only time I had to really put effort was in the second to last story mission.

The second problem is that the game has some performance problems in some areas.

I have a GTX 1070 and an i7-7700, I played the game on high-quality settings and most of the time I had 70 fps but in some areas, I had my frames dropped to 31 fps.

It’s like it was forcibly locked there. It doesn’t happen very often, so it isn’t something that will seriously impact your experience but when it happens it’s annoying.

I played Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on the same PC and never did the game fall below 60 fps, so it’s an optimization problem. I hope they fix it in future patches.


Now as for the Graphics. They are very good, but not the best out there. You will not have a problem with them.

The game takes place inside a building but there are some story missions that take place in areas that look amazing. As for the character you play with, there are some outfits that you unlock but out of all of them, I still prefer the default outfit.

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Final Thoughts

Control is an interesting third-person shooter game with a good story and a combat system that you don’t see very often.

I tried to find games where the main character has telekinetic powers but there aren’t many and those that exist are very old, so if you want to play as a character that has telekinetic abilities, this is the game for you.

Control is an enjoyable game that has some problems (as I mentioned above), but those problems aren’t serious and shouldn’t discourage you from giving this game a chance.

Final Verdict

Storyline: 8.4

Gameplay: 8.6

Visuals: 8.8

General Rating: 8.6

That’s it for my review guys, I hope you liked it. If you liked the game leave a comment down below and tell me what you liked the most about this game. See ya in the next article.

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