The 2019 Action – Adventure game Control is this week’s game to go free as part of Epic Games’ weekly free game deal. It will be available for free in the Epic Games Store from 10th to 17th June 2021.
Control was developed by Remedy Entertainment, and published by 505 Games. it was reviewed positively upon release and has currently sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
Created by Remedy Entertainment, who also developed Alan Wake and Quantum Break, Control shows some of the same gameplay elements as those two but modified and refined to fit its story.
The core plot of Control revolves around Jesse Faden, who searches through dimensions to find her lost brother. Jesse gets appointed the Director of the FBC, a secret U.S. government agency tasked with containing and studying phenomena that violate the laws of reality.
Jesse uses several Objects of Power – objects that don’t follow the law of physics and break reality- to travel between dimensions, and it was on one of these excursions where she lost her brother.
Jesse now has to save her entire department and her brother from beings of different dimension. Control received several Award Nominations and even won several of them relating to its Art design, with several gaming publications naming it one of their top games of 2019.
Control also received several DLCs, including The Foundation, and AWE, a crossover with Remedy Entertainment’s previous game, Alan Wake. However, these DLCs are not said to be a part of the Epic Games’ free game deal.
Epic Games has previously offered several extremely successful games as part of its weekly free game deal. Some of the most prominent of them are GTA 5, Rocket League, Watch Dogs 2, and NBA 2K21.
Tune in next week to find out about next week’s free game in the Epic Games Store. For a better look at the PC version of Control and its excellent use of NVIDIA’s DLSS, check out our deep dive here.
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Author: Siddhant Pamnani