Control The Foundation: Maneki-neko figurines - secrets Control guide, walkthrough
Last update: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
This page of the guide to Control - The Foundation has information on where to find all 8 maneki-neko figurines associated with the One of Us trophy. You will also find out where to unlock the secret room available after finding all of the figurines.
You can get the figures in any order. Some have additional requirements (e.g. complete a quest) - we inform about that in their descriptions. We recommend looking for figurines after completing the main plot and all optional quests. Jesse will then be able to easily get anywhere.
- Figure 1 - Cave Bridge
- Figure 2 - Chasm
- Figure 3 - Crossroads
- Figure 4 - Warehouse
- Figure 5 - Warehouse
- Figure 6 - Collapsed Department
- Figure 7 - Astral Collision
- Figure 8 - Astral Collision and Collapsed Department
- Finding the secret room
Figure 1 - Cave Bridge
It's one of the more problematic figures to get. You find it in the excavation area divided into square fields - see the pictures above.
Your job is to bring in 8 black cubes and place them in the right fields. Levitation will help you achieve this.
Start by moving to the Cave Bridge checkpoint, which you can unlock The Nail quest.
Some of the black cubes are on the upper shelves. Lift them up and throw towards the excavation area visible in the distance.
One of the cubes is on the outermost bridge (picture 1). Turn left to find the cube (picture 2).
Another harder-to-find cube is in an adjacent location - follow the Research Site Delta sign.
There you will also find a lower Cave System checkpoint. Use it if you want to return up to the Cave Bridge checkpoint. All cubes should, thankfully, remain in the same places where you left them.
Black cubes must be arranged in the right way - the picture shows that. Take advantage of the fact that when using levitation, you can drop an object without throwing it (press Square in the PS4 version).
You can now pick up the cat figurine that appeared between the cubes.
Figure 2 - Chasm
It is possible to obtain this figurine during the Found Footage side quest or after completing it - check out our walkthrough if necessary.
As a reminder, you can reach the Chasm after you unlock both of Jesse's new powers. You have to start in the Cave System checkpoint and use the Shape power to pull the shelf on the wall out. This will allow Jesse to reach the upper bridge.
If you haven't done the Found Footage yet, start it by destroying the crystals blocking the passage shown in the image.
If you have already completed this quest, then reach the lower gate shown in the image - it will be opened. Lift up a portable lamp with levitation and use it to illuminate the dark cave.
The secret is found in the final part of the cave. If you have chosen the back entrance, pay attention to its left walls when exploring the cave. You need to locate the passage shown in the image. Put the lamp / TV on the ground and use telekinesis to remove the boulders blocking the tunnel.
Squeeze through a partially collapsed passageway to find a cat figurine.
Figure 3 - Crossroads
You can find this figurine soon after performing the ritual in the Collapsed Department. Set off from where the monolith was and head north.
You must reach a shelf located high up in the air - see the above images. From there you will see the Crossroads.
Now you have to start using levitation to reach other high shelves. Start by getting to the one in the picture.
The next two shelves are highlighted in the next picture. On the last shelf, you will find a chest with a cat figurine.
Figure 4 - Warehouse
In order to get this figure, you must unlock floors 5 and 6 of the tower located in the Warehouse. This takes place on the way to one of the monoliths from The Nail main mission.
Use the elevator to reach Level 5 - Elevator Machine Room. Use the panel again and choose Level 6 - Upper Warehouse.
Your task is to destroy 4 Hiss Nodes and you have to do this during a single ride from Level 5 to Level 6 - the image shows an example of one of the nodes. You have to destroy the nodes with melee attacks (Triangle in the PS4 version).
The first node appears in front of Jesse, and each subsequent one involves turning 90 degrees to the right and running towards the grate. Unfortunately, it is easy to miss the moment when you can have a perfect hit.
You can make this easier by stopping the elevator as you travel from floor 5 to 6. As soon as you hear the sound of a Hiss node, press the button to stop the elevator. This will allow you to calmly position yourself in front of the node and use a melee attack on it. Do these steps three more times - each time restart the elevator and stop it just after you hear a new node.
There's a good chance you're not going to complete the puzzle on the first take. Return to Level 5 and try to move to Level 6 again.
If you have destroyed all 4 nodes correctly, the cat figurine should appear in front of the elevator on Level 6.
Figure 5 - Warehouse
You can only get this action figure after unlocking Pope's Collection side mission - we have described it on a separate page. For the record, this quest can be obtained after starting The Pyramid main mission.
Completing Pope's Collection unlocks floor 0 of the Tower - Basement Lab in the Warehouse. Get there and find the knob shown in the picture.
Get out of the tower and explore the adjacent yellow buildings. You find showers in one of them - interact with these objects. Wait till the water starts flowing.
Turn 180 degrees. A cat figurine will appear in this room.
Figure 6 - Collapsed Department
Fast travel to the Collapsed Department checkpoint. Follow the main path until you reach the Data Entry and Filing room from the image above. Eliminate the enemies.
Check out the office on the ground floor. In one of them, you can use telekinesis or explosives to tear down a section of the wall.
Enter the room, which serves as a hidden area. Turn right and tear down another wall.
In the new small room, you'll find a figurine of a cat.
Figure 7 - Astral Collision
Use fast travel to reach the Astral Collision, the astral plane you visited for the first time during The Nail main mission.
Go straight ahead, towards the central platform shown in the image - the one you unlocked at the very end during your first visit to the astral plane.
Use any weapon to destroy the crystals that form part of the floor in the central part of this area.
This will reveal an interactive cube - use telekinesis to pull it towards yourself.
Take the cube to the end of the area. Put it on the ground and use a weapon to destroy the crystals from the image.
This will reveal the slot for the cube. Do it before the crystals are back.
Solving the puzzle will spawn the small platform shown in the image. Get there by using levitation - you'll find a cat figurine.
Figure 8 - Astral Collision and Collapsed Department
This figure requires visiting two different areas. Start by reaching any checkpoint and move to the Astral Collision, which is the astral plane you have visited for the first time during The Nail main mission.
When you get there, turn 90 degrees to the right and take a few steps forward. You have to jump to the lower area shown in the image. Use levitation to avoid fall damage.
Once you land, you have to deal with opponents. Look around the area for the cube shown in the picture.
Throw the cube at a toilet exposed partially in the distance. If you want, you can also fly there to discover one of the hidden places, but this is optional.
Return to any checkpoint and fast travel to the Collapsed Department. Start moving through this location. Your destination is the astral toilet from the images above.
Defeat flying opponents in the astral plane. If you threw the cube correctly earlier, it will be levitating here now. Grab it and throw it into the slot shown in the picture.
The cat figurine will appear at the passage between the toilet and the astral plane.
Finding the secret room
The only way to find this secret room is to collect all 8 figurines first. The picture shows the destination - it is a location with bridges over a chasm.
It is best to travel to the Collapsed Department checkpoint and return to the area with the bridges. Reach the easternmost bridge.
There should be 9 cats in this place - 1 that has been already here and 8 that you have managed to find.
Use the newly unlocked passage. It will lead you to a secret room - the game will reward you with One of Us trophy.
An additional reward for finding all the cat figurines is cat ears, which you can take from the pedestal. Jesse will automatically wear them. If you don't want to use the ears, put them where you found the item.