It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, to celebrate the recent addition of Control as part of Xbox Game Pass, we're looking back at the history of Remedy developed games on Xbox.
Remedy Entertainment has been making games for Xbox consoles ever since the original Max Payne back in 2001, but which is your favourite title by the studio so far? Remember, you can only pick one!
Let's take a look at what we're working with:
Max Payne (2001)
Max Payne is a man with nothing to lose in the violent, cold urban night. A fugitive undercover cop framed for murder and now hunted by cops and the mob. Max is a man with his back against the wall, fighting a battle he cannot hope to win. Prepare for a new breed of deep action game. Prepare for pain...
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003)
Dark, tragic and intense, the in-depth story is a thrill-ride of shocking twists and revelations. Love hurts. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne delivers the most intense gameplay experience imaginable. The fierce, yet stylish action sequences and slow-motion gunplay that has become synonymous with Max Payne is back and better than ever.
Alan Wake (2010)
When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A dark presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.
Alan Wake's American Nightmare (2012)
A thrilling new storyline, hordes of creepy enemies, serious firepower and beautiful Arizona locations, combined with a fun and challenging new game mode make this a must for Alan Wake veterans, and the perfect jumping on point for new players!
Quantum Break (2016)
The Quantum Break experience is part game, part live action show—where decisions in one dramatically affect the other. You are Jack Joyce, fighting the nefarious Monarch corporation to stop the end of time. Epic moments of destruction, frozen in chaotic “time stutters,” become playgrounds for intense combat.
Control is Jesse Faden’s story and her personal search for answers as she grows into the role of the Director. The world of Control has its own story, as do the allies Jesse meets along the way. Jesse works with other Bureau agents and discovers strange experiments and secrets.
Let us know which of these Remedy Xbox games is your favourite below.
I completely agree. I loved the original Max Payne on the OG Xbox.
I love all Remedy games, all the way back to the original Max Payne. Currently loving Control, but Max Payne 2 really has my vote. Loved the tragic plot, the characters, the mods (on PC) and the soundtrack (Poets of the Fall and their Late Goodbye introduced me to POTF in general). Fun fact: I'm happy that the same guy who did the VO for Max in MP2 plays Director Trench in Control
While I'd say Control and Max Payne are Remedy's best, Alan Wake is my favourite. All those Stephen King vibes.
I like all their games, but Alan Wake gets my vote. Still hoping for a full sequel...
Quantum Break. A lot of people sh*t on that game but I really enjoyed it.
Haven't played Control yet.
I really enjoyed quantum break, what a great game that is.
Control would be something without the frustrating back-to-control point-after death and the uninspired map exploration.
Alan Wake and Quantum Break, on the other hand, were amazing games.
Alan Wake is my favourite game on any Xbox console. Quantum Break and Control would be up there but I find getting used to the controls a little awkward after a while of not playing them.
I haven't played any of these yet, While i own Control, Quantum Break & Alan Wake it's currently on my backlog.. PS. You don't wanna see my backlog lol..
Alan Wake really clicked with me. I enjoyed the gameplay, the horror, setting, and story.
I waited a long time for the game and despite the apparent cutbacks, wasn't disappointed, and now I've waited even longer for a sequel.
Control is objectively their best game; it's not even close, in my mind.
I do have a real soft spot for Alan Wake though, and its relation to Control has only increased my love for it.
Max Payne was great but Alan Wake has to be the best game/story by Remedy. As a big Stephen King fan, I am sure that has some impact on my vote.
This maybe controversial but I actually prefer the Rockstar Max Payne and hoped we would see a sequel but I must say, the Remedy games were great too.
Microsoft just needs to buy Remedy & finally bring them home.
I gotta say Max Payne 2, that game was just amazing for it's time and I remember having so much fun with it. Even the survival mode was a ton of fun.
I’ve only played Alan Wake and Quantum Break. QB is pretty good, but AW is way better in my opinion, so it has my vote.
I’m going to play Control when the Series X version is out
Still one of the best "time travel" stories ever told, in my opinion. The all script is so clever, it avoids brillantly pretty much all of the common mistakes we use to encounter in this type of stories.
I loved it. Really, really loved it.
Quantum Break, best game I've played this whole generation.
Why do gamers always seem to side with horror?
I don't do horror... But max Payne's a haunting story.... Loved the first, and it's iconic, but the second was just a refinement in all ways. That got my vote, though quantum break is right behind.
No wrong answers on this poll. I went with Control, but I've played Control, Max Payne, Quantum Break, and Alan Wake in the last year because I hadn't played any of them before, excellent time
I voted Alan Wake, but I haven't played Control yet. Quantum Break was pretty good as well.
I voted Max Payne 2. That game was amazing start to finish and really tightened up the issues MP1 had. Glad to see the poll has a fair split.
In my view Remedy have yet to make a bad game.
I'm very happy to see Quantum Break get some love here. To me, Control seemed like a whole lot of Quantum Break B-roll but without the plot and (mostly great) TV episode interludes. I love Quantum Break.
Now, as for the rest, I love me some OG Max Payne but I didn't get what everyone saw in Alan Wake. I tried, more than once, but it didn't stick.
I just started Control yesterday - wow, it is awesome. I absolutely love it. The only other game of theirs I’ve played is Alan Wake (which I enjoyed) - looking forward to checking out Quantum Break next!
Without question, Alan Wake for me. We really need a sequel. I loved all the Max Payne games, including Rockstar's, so I'd like to see another one.
I've played a bit of QB and Control but for some reason have not been able to get into either yet. Maybe I just need to give them more time.
I've played and enjoyed everyone of those but never quite understood the ardour for Alan Wake. Each to their own.
MP > MP2 > Control > Alan Wake > Quantum Break > AW:AN
I would love to see full remasters of Max Payne 1&2. Quality over quantity. The writing and world building is magnificent.
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