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Control walkthrough: A step-by-step guide to help you complete Control

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If you're after a Control walkthrough to help you progress through the Oldest House then we don't blame you at all. The building changes shape and is essentially an enormous maze, after all. Corridors and pathways don't go where you'd expect them to and with enemies around almost every corner, this is one of the most confusing – and difficult – video games. If you want to finish the main story, complete all the side missions, and find everything there is to see in the game, then continue reading for our lengthy and detailed Control walkthrough.

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Proceed deeper into the Bureau

Proceed deeper into the Bureau

Control walkthrough: Chapter 1

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The game starts with you inside the lobby of the Federal Bureau of Control. Walk to the right and go through the metal detectors, then up the stairs and along the corridor past the three portraits. Head right and run through the dark offices, then speak to the janitor. After the cutscene, head back out to the hallway and into the elevator.

After the cutscene, run to the end of the corridor then into the Director's Office to investigate the sound. Pick up the Pistol and complete the tutorial in the alternate dimension, then when you're back in the Federal Bureau of Control, leave the office and shoot the three Hiss Guards at the end of the corridor. Follow the signs to Central Executive, killing all the Hiss Guards along the way. There'll be a few waves of them in the huge room, along with quite a few collectibles so make sure you explore everywhere. Don't forget to open the Shelter door and grab your first weapon mod too.

Control walkthrough: Chapter 1

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Leave the shelter and enter the door on the right, then shoot one of the hanging guards to initiate the next fight. Kill the first few then jump down and a boss will spawn. He's not tough to kill, just keep unloading your pistol into him and kill the other Hiss Guards that spawn, then interact with the Control Point to cleanse it.

Main Missions:

Control walkthrough: Unknown Caller
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Side Missions:

Control walkthrough: Old Friends
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Control walkthrough: A Matter of Time
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