The Council - The Complete Season

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Percentile Rank

The Council - The Complete Season is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

62%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Dec 20, 2018

A compelling effort that brings several fresh ideas into interactive storytelling.

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Scored Reviews

GamePitt
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

If you like narrative-based adventure games, you need to have The Council: Complete Season in your collection. It’ll be hard to find another game in the same genre which tops the suspense, intrigue and excitement you’ll have within this 12-15 hour adventure. Sure, there aren’t as many major branching pathways as games such as Detroit: Become Human, but there is a lot of minor changes and certain things you can and can’t talk about or see if you’ve not invested your skill points accordingly.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2018

Though the modest technical execution tarnishes The Council to an extent, it remains an innovative and clever adventure which does that rarest of things - it treats the audience as intelligent, educated individuals. With its sophisticated geopolitical backdrop, occult themes and in-depth RPG style progression and decision systems, The Council sets a compelling blueprint for the episodic adventure to follow.

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Generación Xbox
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2018

The Council is the perfect narrative adventure that this gen needed. Modern and classic at the same time.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2018

Despite its technical imperfections that do not cloud the gaming experience, this is a great title that lays the foundation for what could be the evolution of the narrative adventure as we knew it ... or maybe we are facing a role-playing game without combats? In either case, an experience worth playing.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

A nice surprise that is a great narrative adventure, but that can be improved on its technical side and with a better ending.

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SomHráč.sk
80%
80%
Dec 10, 2018

The Council is an unique experience and despite a few minor drawbacks, it can leave you with a strong impression. It's an impressive title that will delight all fans of episodic adventure games.

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Video Chums
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2018

Now that all 5 episodes of The Council are available to play through from beginning to end, it's a must-buy for fans of story-driven adventures who are looking for something a little different.

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3DNews
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2018

The Council was a really promising adventure back in March. With intriguing plot and interesting RPG mechanics in conversations, first three episodes sank you deeper and deeper into the mystery of the island. However, the last two episodes forgotten about great atmosphere in favor of global human history and supernatural, completely killing the mood.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jan 25, 2019

The Council might have stumbled its way across the finishing line in Checkmate, but that's not enough to take the shine off of the title.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2018

An interesting story and smart game design help The Council work despite an occasionally iffy script, questionable production values, and some pacing issues.

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Game Informer
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2018

The Council has an alluring premise with interesting choices and consequences. However, it falls apart with absurd plot twists, tedious backtracking, and unexciting puzzles

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We Got This Covered
Dec 23, 2018

The Council starts strong and manages to liven up the adventure genre with some smart decisions. As the series drags on though, the bugs, unappealing visuals, and lackluster plot development mar an otherwise engaging adventure.

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