27 Jan 2021 6:10 PM +00:00

Control Game Review: What Metacritic reviews say about this month's free ps plus game

Control has officially been revealed as this month's free PS Plus game, and it looks like an exciting pickup!

But while it passes the eye test, what do critics think of the game?

Here are the Metacritic reviews for the new PS Plus free game Control.

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Control PS Plus

PS Plus offers gamers a ton of value with free games and discounts. This month, Control is the new free game on the block, and it looks like a worthy pickup!

Control Game Review PS Plus Story Gameplay
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CONTROLLER DISCONNECTED: Control tasks players with dangerous combat and an engaging but challenging story

Control is a third-person action adventure game, where gamers take control of a secret agency director looking to combat a supernatural threat.

Here's what critics think of the game per Metacritic.


Gamespot - 80/100

"It's not often that a game invades my thoughts the way Control has. I'm at the point where I want to consume every last thing it has to offer. And if I'm honest, it also makes me want to go back and replay Remedy's past games, too."

Guardian - 80/100

"It’s as though Remedy challenged itself to cram every preposterous paranormal concept it could think of into a single game. But remarkably, it all manages to hang together, providing a meaty, exciting and utterly unforgettable video game experience."

IGN - 88/100

"Control is set in an engrossingly weird paranormal world that I couldn’t help but explore. Jesse’s versatile psychic skills and main weapon make for thrilling ranged combat. And thanks to a strong supporting cast, a well-written script, and plenty of intriguing breadcrumb trails, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my adventure through the shifting rooms of Oldest House."

Playstation Official Magazine (UK) - 90/100

"Impactful gunplay bolstered by a telekinetic twist, and a mystery you’ll be turning over for a long time afterwards. Welcome to the Oldest House, Director."

Control Metacritic Score

In the end, Control holds the following Metacritic total scores:


Critics - 82/100

Critics overall are quite high on Control as a fantastic story experience that gets players thinking.

Users - 73/100

Users are high on Control as a storytelling adventure game, but a common thread among complaints include sluggish combat systems and a faster start than finish.

Control Game Trailer

To give Control a first look, it's best you start off with the Control Story Trailer.

You can watch the exciting hype trailer below:

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