The haunting ambience of Control makes sense when you realize that the same developers behind Alan Wake and Max Payne designed this. Creepy, hyper-stylized, and genuinely upsetting, Control is the rare third-person-shooter that stretches the conventions of its type.

Control combines traditional shoot-and-cover mechanics with your character's latent, emerging paranormal powers. You can control (hence, the title) and launch household objects with your mind. You can levitate. You can mind control your enemies for brief periods. This all takes place in an office building, which creates a weird dissonance between the mundanity of your surroundings and the superhuman powers you're learning to use.