VGChartz's Lee Mehr: "Previously, I thought The Foundation was a worthwhile, if slightly lacking, expansion compared to Remedy's Alan Wake episodes. Leave it to Alan Wake's "reunion tour" to find that same level of excitement with Control: AWE. True, the final boss fight did tarnish some of my enthusiasm; however, this expansion succeeds so well by honoring both properties without one overwhelming the other. It's a successful melding of psychological & paranormal action elements into one great expansion. As Alan Wake alluded to over a decade ago, I'm excited to chart the depths of this ocean."