Control: Ultimate Edition, A Review Of PS5 And Xbox Series X. Fluency Makes All The Difference


Remedy Entertainment compiles all the content released so far and the optimized version for the next generation console.

When 505 Games and Remedy Entertainment announced that the original buyers of Control would not be able to enjoy the optimized version On PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, the response of the players was expected. The anger came to light and the editor tried to defend his decision in every way possible, all of them more incredible. They then said that they had made further development, so it was “impossible” to offer the enhanced version to those who already had the video game on their shelves. Even those who bought a Deluxe Edition, which included a season pass, will have to grab a grip on Control: Ultimate Edition if they want to harness the power of the new consoles.

This new version introduces all the content of the Deluxe Edition, namely, the base game and its two expansions, The Foundation and AWE. What it does not allow is the A save game from the original game to the new, gibberish platforms that forced us to start from scratch. Or you can use the save game from the base game, which is compatible with the PS4 Final Edition. You only buy the edition on that console You know to PS5, as certified by 505 Games.

Ultimate Edition Control, PS5, Review

Two choices, fluidity or graphics?

The final edition is the same game as the original one, so all the mechanics stay intact. The title combines moments of exploration with intense fighting full of lights and speed. While we encourage you to read the original Review to find out all of its keys, it ‘s approx roughly of a third – person combat system that mixes shootouts with special powers. Thus, we can launch elements of the environment against the creatures, create a protective barrier, fly through the air or quickly avoid the bullets.

In August 2019, Control went on sale on consoles and PC. The compatible version offered a series of advantages over the title on PS4 and Xbox One, among which were the possibility to play it at 60 fps. Meanwhile, users of previous generation machines had to set for a locked frame at 30 fps. Especially on the basic consoles, the game had performance problems, but it also happened with the PS4 Pro version, the one we used in MeriStation to analyze it. It’s a demanding game (it puts a lot of elements on the screen and implements a complex physics system to destroy elements of the stage), the drops were stable, not to mention slowly loading textures. And for the sake of deceleration, the times to load at the beginning of the game or between death and dying.

Ultimate Edition Control, PS5, Review

The PS5 version on PC doesn’t look as good, though Remedy ‘s work is satisfactory. For those who have had experience in the machines before, the jump is almost a generation. Performance issues are unclear, and more importantly, there is a framework – focused approach. In this way, if we activate the mode dedicated to the performance we can experience smooth and fluid gameplay. This is how Control becomes more enjoyable, because the battles expand at high speed, with all sorts of effects on the screen. The resolution in this case is native 1440p, upgraded to 4K, the same as Xbox Series X (the S Series version maintains 60fps, but runs at 900p, upgraded to 1080p). The game has already greatly improved stability with League X backwards compatibility and now in its Final version it takes an important leap forward.

The second option is to activate the graphics mode, which introduces the ray tracing, but in compensation it runs at 30 fps and the resolution drops to 1220p. There is no doubt that there is a significant visual enhancement, with very natural reflections that add more complexity to various aspects of the environment. Overall, we recommend prioritizing performance, at least during combat (i.e., most of the time).

Take control of the Federal Office

As an exclusive to the PS5 version, the fspecial attachments of the DualSense controller. We notice Jesse’s leg thanks to the vibration and various powers too. On the other hand, adaptive triggers operate different resistors depending on the weapon you are using. It is a non-conflicting plugin that integrates very well with the gameplay, just like the action cards. This functionality was not yet active before launch, but after that missions will be accessible directly from the console menu.

Ultimate Edition Control, PS5, Review

Remedy Entertainment follows its own creative track to design an action adventure with light touches of metroidvania. In Control, players step into the shoes of Jesse Faden, a woman who has spent the last years of her life searching kidnapping his brother. Everything happened quickly, in the blink of an eye. The two brothers found something that should not have been found, so the Federal Office of Control acted and took one of them away. Now, years later, Faden has found the headquarters of the OFC.

As soon as they enter the doors of the building, Jesse gets a gloomy panorama. He directs his steps toward the director’s office, but finds his body and a bloody pistol at his feet. When you touch the army, something awakens in you, the powers that be will serve you to fight against his, the parasitic breeds that poisoned the place and employees of the organization. Suddenly, she is the new director of the Federal Office of Control. His mission? The headquarters of the corruption was cleared through all the pores of the building, as we discovered the fate of his brother and his role in this story, which we can now relocate with a new relocation in the next gen.

Ultimate Edition Control, PS5, Review

Base Review with the PS5 version. We also tested the updated XSX.


Control: Ultimate Edition on PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S does not reach the level of the PC version, but it is a generational leap from the version that came out on the old consoles. In addition to the texture issues being resolved, loading times have been significantly reduced and the resolution has increased over PS4 and Xbox One. However, the main thing that caught our attention was that it works so tight. In performance mode, the title runs at 60 fps, giving it the necessary viscosity for this type of action game. Radiation tracking is sacrificed, available by means of graphics. This effect greatly improves the appearance of the product, but taking into account that the frame drops to 30 fps, it is not the most recommended option. On PS5, Remedy added support for the DualSense controller, a number of features that have been successfully integrated. For the rest, the same game of 2019, with the same achievements and flaws.

THE BEST _____

  • Solid console performance at 60fps, finally!
  • Reduced loading times
  • Good use of DualSense
  • Radial tracking, if to enjoy the environment only


  • The botch with save games
  • The dubbing is still very weak
  • Previous editions are not updated for free


Very good

A game with a great finish that we will enjoy and remember. A good purchase, highly recommended for lovers of the genre. He is well cared for at every level.

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