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Control Ultimate Edition

Control Ultimate Edition is a complete edition of Control by Remedy Entertainment studio (creators of Alan Wake and Max Payne series). The package includes the basic version and all DLCs (The Foundation and AWE).

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Control Ultimate Edition cover

publisher: 505 Games

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

27Aug2020

PC

10Sep2020

PS4 XONE

28Oct2020

Switch

Mar2021

XSX PS5

Control Ultimate Edition is the complete edition of Control, a TPP action game released in August 2019 by the Finnish Remedy Entertainment studio, creators of Alan Wake, Quantum Break and the first two installments of the cult Max Payne series. The game offers an atmosphere like from The X-Files TV series. The Ultimate edition includes a basic version of the game with all updates, additional modes (Expeditions, Horde, Photo) and feature add-ons (The Foundation and AWE).

Plot

In Control, we play the role of a woman named Jesse Faden who goes to a secret agency in New York City called the Federal Bureau of Control in order to deal with the issues of her past. When she visits headquarters, a huge concrete skyscraper known as the Oldest House, this place becomes a target for invading powers outside this world. Under unclear circumstances, the director of the agency dies, and as a result of strange rituals governing the Federal Bureau of Control, Jesse takes over this function. Thus, it is her responsibility to neutralize the aggressors.

In the first expansion, Control: The Foundation, we play Jesse Faden again. The plot focuses on an attempt to find the missing board member, Helen Marshall, who disappeared during the events presented in the main game. This woman follows the orders of Zachariah Trench - Jesse's deceased predecessor (the former director of the Federal Bureau of Control) - and probably has knowledge of the source of all paranormal events in the building where the game takes place.

In the second and final feature DLC, Control: AWE, we once again control Jesse Faden, the protagonist of the main game. The director of the Federal Bureau of Control must go to the Investigations Sector to find a mysterious creature who has long been sitting in a closed and abandoned area.

To regain control of this sector, Faden is investigating a number of Altered World Events, including one from Alan Wake's famous Bright Falls.

Control: AWE is the first "crossover" event as part of the Remedy Connected Universe and combines the Control storyline with another Remedy Entertainment studio game, Alan Wake.

Control Ultimate Edition allows you to get to know the complete story of the game by Remedy Entertainment studio, completed by several hours of add-ons.

Mechanics

Control is a shooter, in which the action is observed from a camera placed behind the heroine's back. However, the game is far from typical TPP shooters. This is because Jesse is not only armed with a futuristic pistol, but also has special powers, including telekinesis, which allows us to e.g. hit our enemies with objects or levitation, thanks to which we can reach inaccessible places.

Thanks to Jesse's powers, the gameplay in Control focuses on dynamic combat, where we also use a range of special abilities, customizable equipment and an interactive environment.

Unusual and disturbing atmosphere of the game is added by locations inspired by the architectural style known as brutalist. Their shapes are changing and most often this happens in front of us, providing a strongly surrealistic experience. This also affects the gameplay, as the level maps are not static, and the interior of the Oldest House is much larger than its external dimensions suggest.

The structure of gameplay in Control is similar to a metroidvania game, as the player gets a lot of freedom to explore and often has to return to previously visited places in order to reach previously unavailable locations thanks to new abilities.

Updates and add-ons, which are included in Control Ultimate Edition, have brought new content, including Expeditions (we perform special missions for which we receive unique modifications), Horde and Photo Mode. In both DLCs, we visit new locations, and we have put at our disposal capabilities not previously available (e.g. Shape, which we influence the shape of elements of the environment) and weapons (Fracture and Surge), which facilitate the fight against new types of enemies (Airborne Ranger).

Technical aspects

Control, like the rest of the games from Remeda's studio, offers realistic graphics with a strong emphasis on the characters and facial expressions. The game, which was created on the original Northlight Engine, also supports ray tracing technique. The add-ons do not improve the visual setting in any way.

Owners of Control Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have received a free update on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Next-generation console versions boast improved graphics, higher animation fluidity and shorter loading times.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 780 / Radeon R9 280X or better
  • 42 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 8 GB Radeon RX 580 or better
  • 42 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Ultra:
  • (ray tracing) Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce RTX 2060 or better
  • 42 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
Control: Ultimate Edition Announced; No More Updates for Standard Version
Control: Ultimate Edition Announced; No More Updates for Standard Version

news 12 August 2020 22:03

Remedy Entertainment and 505 Games announced Control: Ultimate Edition, a complete version of the 2019 SF TPP action game. The title will also finally come to Steam after a year of exclusivity in Epic Games Store.

First Gameplay From Control: AWE
First Gameplay From Control: AWE

news 14 August 2020 15:40

Remedy Entertainment has released a gameplay of Control: AWE. The video presents over 15 minutes of gameplay from the upcoming expansion.

Control Publisher Takes Flak for Game's „Ultimate” Version
Control Publisher Takes Flak for Game's „Ultimate” Version

news 11 September 2020 14:44

505 Games has managed to enrage the community. The users were angered by a confusion related to Control: Ultimate Edition, which was briefly made available to the owners of the original PlayStation 4 version.

Control Ultimate Edition Available on Nintendo Switch; Hitman 3 Inbound
Control Ultimate Edition Available on Nintendo Switch; Hitman 3 Inbound

news 28 October 2020 20:56

Nintendo has officially announced that Control Ultimate Edition is now available in the eShop, and will soon be joined by Hitman 3. Both games will run through the cloud.

Control's Next-gen Update Delayed
Control's Next-gen Update Delayed

news 06 November 2020 19:30

Remedy Entertainment has announced the delay of Control's release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. The title will be released on next-generation platforms only next year.

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