The Council - The Complete Season

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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