Control is a third-person perspective action-adventure game published by 505 Games and developed by Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind the cult classic series of Max Payne games. In Control, the player steps into the shoes of Jesse Faden, who finds herself at the center of a conflict with time-and-space continuum at stake. The game received favorable initial reviews, with critics praising the intriguing setting and engaging gameplay.
Critics praised the games level design, which drew inspiration from the games like Metroid and Castlevania, combining linear and open-world gameplay. Early reviews noted how the game made full use of its supernatural themes, giving the protagonist Jesse a variety of powers to use to interact with the environment and against the enemy forces.