Remedy Entertainment just released their latest video game title into the market, Control. The video game title follows a young woman as she enters an unusual government building. It’s within this setting the that the government has been supervising and dealing with supernatural occurrences but upon your arrival, it seems that something a bit more heinous has gained entry.
Within this game, players are slowly uncovering our protagonist’s past along with finding out what’s with this new supernatural creature that is lurking within the building is before it’s successful reaches the outside world. If you enjoyed this game and are looking for something else to play then we got you covered!
Here are our seven picks for video game titles you will want to play if you enjoyed Control. We’re going to do our best here and keep the video games fairly new so everything is available on at least one current-generation platform. Without further ado, check out our list below.
#7 Quantic Dream’s Latest Releases
Yeah, we could flesh this article out by making each game its own point, but we’ll just combine them right here. If you own a PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 then chances are you know about the development studio Quantic Dream. This company has delivered some really emotional and cinematic adventure games over the years, but you’re likely going to be more familiar with the three latest releases. We’re of course referring to Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human.
Each video game title is its own story and doesn’t connect with the others so you can enjoy them out of order. Heavy Rain follows a story of a serial killer targeting children, Beyond: Two Souls follows a young woman who is connected with a supernatural entity, and Detroit: Become Human follows a futuristic world that pins humanity with androids. Each tells an in-depth story with gameplay being exploration, interacting with the world and a slew of QTEs.
Another big element to these video game titles is that the story is adapted by your choices. The game presents players with options both in dialogue and in action. Depending on your choices will determine how the story plays out. It’s worth checking into the three available which all of them can be played right now through the PlayStation 4. PC gamers also have the luxury of enjoying Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls with Detroit: Become Human slated to release later this year.
#6 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Led by former Castlevania series producer, Koji Igarashi, comes the action-adventure game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The video game is in the style of Metroidvania as you explore, craft new weapons, and of course, find new armor. Overall, the narrative will follow an orphan named Miriam who has been cursed by an alchemist which is slowly turning her skin into crystal. In order to stop the curse, she must explore a castle to find the summoner, Gebel, who as it turns out had suffered the same condition.
Combat is done through an assortment of items that you’ll come across. Players will be able to equip to your character with different items, magical skills, and accessories that can buff your stats. Visually, the game is certainly drastically different compared to Control, but you’re going to find the same basic concepts and mechanics here. Likewise, this is a game that’s been anticipated for a couple of years and it’s been rather well received. You can get this game on any current generation platform such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and of course, the PC as well.
You may find Oxenfree to be a bit of an odd choice here, but just hear me out. This is a supernatural mystery adventure game. The game follows a group of teens that end up on an island to party but something else is there with them. As these stories tend to go, the group separates, you’ve found yourself trapped and have no easy way to contacting help. Players will be stepping into the shoes of a teenage girl named Alex and with the aid of an old radio, players are on a quest to complete a series of puzzles and find a means of rescue.
This is a not a tense or frankly all that spooky of a game. It’s more here for the narrative supernatural story. Developed by an indie studio called Night School Studio, players will find that outside of interacting with the world, a big gameplay mechanic for this game is the storyline choices. Throughout the narrative, players have dialogue options and it plays an overall role of the story leaving players with getting different endings.
This is also a shorter game to complete so if you don’t have the time to sit through a long epic adventure but happen to be a weekend gamer, then give this title a try. It’s available on all major platforms today including mobile devices. For instance, on Steam it’s marked for just $9.99 and was even available for free on the Epic Games Store so you may already own a copy of Oxenfree but have yet to give it a shot.