The initial chapters of our guide to Control contain a comprehensive description of most important game basics and game mechanics. You will learn more about character development, combat mechanics, and even how to use the paranormal skills of main heroine. We described the most important abilities of Jesse Faden - launch (telekinesis), shield, seize, levitation. Also, we described the heroine's weapons - Spin, Shatter, Grip, Pierce. You will learn how to use weapon and personal modifications to deal with any situation in the game.
In the following sections we have described how to develop the heroine, gain source points, or perform additional tasks, the so-called board countermeasures. These additional challenges will speed up your source acquisition and help you to strengthen your heroine faster. In our guide you will find a set of starting tips and information that may help you complete the game. The following chapters in the FAQ section answer the most frequently asked questions related to this title.
The following pages of the guide contain a detailed walkthrough of all missions available in the game. In Control you'll find 10 expanded story missions - many of these are full of puzzles and difficult fights. Fortunately, as you progress, your heroine becomes stronger and is able to control her powers. In the game you will find 10 story missions related with the main plot: Welcome to the Oldest House, Unknown Caller, Directorial Override, Take Control, Polaris, Finnish Tango, The Face of the Enemy, My brother's keeper, Threshold, Old boy's club.
Of course, we have also prepared a full list and detail description of all side missions. Additional tasks are hidden and often require finding an appropriate note or are commissioned during a conversation with a NPC. Many of the tasks are really difficult and lead to an optional fight with a tough boss. Sometimes they even force you to explore vast area of specific location in search of, for example, mold or infected enemies. Here are the side tasks in the game: What a mess: clear the clog, A captive audience, Fridge duty, Old friends, Old growth, Self-reflection, A good defense, What a mess: talk to the plants, What a mess: clear the mold, What a mess: even more mold, A merry chase, Mold removal, What a mess: burn the trash.
In addition, we've isolated the most difficult puzzles in the game and presented them in a separate section to facilitate navigation while searching for description of problematic moments that occur in the game. This way, you can quickly solve any puzzle and continue the story of Jesse Faden. In our guide, you will also find a list and description of all boss fights available in the game. Many of them are optional battles and require completion of side missions - but be careful, the difficulty of additional bosses is really high!
We conclude our guidebook with a trophy guide, which contains a detailed description of all trophies (achievements) of the game, which may help you in obtaining a platinum on PS4. As we have found out - it's not that hard to get in comparison to other titles.
- What are the realities of Control?
- Will the game receive a boxed retail edition?
- Does Control support ray-tracing?
- Are there any collectibles in the game?
- Is it possible to customize your character?
- Will Control receive DLC and expansion sets?
- Does Control feature multiplayer?
- Control - Game Editions
What are the realities of Control?
The main character of Control is Jesse Faden. When she was young, she had a traumatic event - her brother went missing. Trying to deal with the demons of the past, the woman goes to New York where Federal Bureau of Control has their headquarters. This institution is responsible for the traumatic events that took place in Jesse's past.
However, the woman won't be able to search for truth in peace. During Jesse's visit to the Federal Bureau of Control, the Hiss decide to invade the world. During this invasion, the director of the institution dies. It is now up to Jesse to defend this place. Due to the unusual rituals, she is elected the next director.
Control takes place entirely in one building - The Oldest House. After entering it, you will spend the entire game in that place.
Will the game receive a boxed retail edition?
Console version of the game will be available in box retail version. If you want to purchase a PC version, you can only obtain a digital copy from Epic Games Store.
Does Control support ray-tracing?
Yes, the title has support for ray-tracing technology.
Are there any collectibles in the game?
As you go progress the main campaign in Control, you will be able to collect a number of different collectibles. These were divided into six categories:
- Case files
- Research and recordings
Is it possible to customize your character?
Yes, it will. Jessie's appearance can be modified, but these changes are limited only to clothes.
Will Control receive DLC and expansion sets?
Yes, it will. At the moment, two expansion sets are being planned - The Foundation and AWE. They are going to offer new stories, locations, game modes and quests.
Does Control feature multiplayer?
No. Control offers only a single-player mode. The game also doesn't have a New Game Plus mode.
Control - Game Editions
Control can be purchased as a pre-order and is being offered in various editions. Interestingly, the content of these packages depends on your gaming platform. Below you will find description of every edition and its content.
Xbox One and PC
Before the release
Tactical response gear (outfit) and crafting resources pack, control avatar (Digital version only), The Shifting Place dynamic theme (Digital version only)
Tactical response gear and crafting resources pack
Launch day release
Rare service weapon mod, rare player mod, astral dive suit (outfit), "The Explorer" static theme, "The Black Rock Quarry" static theme
Xbox One and PC
Before the release
Content of Standard Edition
Content of Standard Edition
Launch day release
Content of standard edition and a side mission called "Isolation" (digital version only), urban response gear (outfit, digital version only), 2 add-ons - The Foundation and AWE (digital version only), Futureart exclusive metal packaging (retail exclusive physical only), 5x artcards (retail exclusive physical only)
Future-art exclusive metal packaging (retail exclusive physical only), 5x artcards (retail exclusive physical only)
About Control Guide
Author : Agnieszka "aadamus" Adamus & Grzegorz "Alban3k" Misztal for gamepressure.com
Translator : Filip "Mithgandir" Liebert
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Control Video Game
- genre: Action
- developer: Remedy Entertainment
- publisher: 505 Games
- platform: PC, XONE, PS4
Control for PlayStation 4 is a science-fiction third-person action game developed by Remedy, known for creating such games as Alan Wake, Quantum Break and the first two installments in the Max Payne series.
Players assume the role of a woman named Jesse Faden who is trying an attempt to cope with her past goes to the Federal Bureau of Control located in New York. As she is visiting its HQ the concrete skyscraper known as the Oldest House becomes the target of an invasion of forces out of this world.
The director of the agency dies during the attack, and Jesse takes over as a result of strange rituals ruling the bureau. This is how she became responsible for neutralizing the aggressors.
Control for PlayStation 4 is a shooter, in which players observe the action from the third-person perspective. Nonetheless, the game is much different from typical TPP games – Jesse is equipped with a futuristic pistol that does not only shoot bullets but features certain telekinetic features allowing the main protagonist to e.g. shoot objects and opponents. Moreover, the weapon can change its shape giving the players access to different functionalities.
The gameplay revolves around dynamic combat, during which players can use a number of special abilities that can be modified with pieces of gear and interactive surroundings.
The game gains additional colors thanks to the unusual locations inspired by the architectonic style called brutalism. Buildings’ shapes regularly change before the players’ eyes providing a surrealistic experience. This also affects the gameplay, as the maps are not preset, and the inserts of the Oldest House is much bigger than it might seem on the outside. In Control, the gameplay mechanics might resemble those features in metroidvania games, as players get much freedom to explore and they often have to backtrack to previously visited location and use new abilities to reach previously inaccessible places.
Control PC version System Requirements
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, Windows 10 64-bit
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, Windows 7 64-bit