The Council

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Experience a Narrative Adventure where your choices and character growth truly matter. As a member of a 1793 secret society, live a tale of intrigue and manipulation on the hunt for your missing mother.
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About The Council

About this game

The Complete Season of The Council grants you access to all 5 episodes.
Receive exclusive access to episodes 2-5 two days before their official release.

The Council is an episodic game like no other. Delivering a fresh new take on the Narrative Adventure, your choices and character growth truly matter. Make hard-hitting decisions, but also develop an array of skills to directly impact how the story unfolds. With permanent, long-lasting consequences, there is no going back. Plunge into a tale of intrigue and manipulation in the style of a classic murder mystery, living with a cast of alluring characters each hiding their own dark secrets. Trust no one while uncovering dire truths – no matter the cost to mind and body.

The Council begins in 1793, with players taking the role of secret society member Louis de Richet after his invitation to a private island off the shores of England by the enigmatic Lord Mortimer. Joining him are a number of high profile guests, including Napoleon Bonaparte and President of the newly-formed United States of America, George Washington. The strange nature of this private reception goes beyond just the prestigious guests –Richet’s own mother has recently gone missing on the island, while each and every one of the colorful cast seems to have their own hidden agendas.

In a new twist for the genre, the core of The Council’s gameplay comes from manipulating and maneuvering through character encounters using the unique Social Influence system. During confrontations, skills and limited resources can be used to gain the upper hand and achieve the desired outcome. Players will be rewarded for their knowledge of each character’s psychological vulnerabilities and immunities, as well as their preparations made during prior exploration and investigation. Failing an encounter does not mean ‘game over’, and no action can be taken back. The consequences are permanent, and may result in persistent physical disfigurements or mental traits that help or hinder the rest of the player’s adventure.

Richet’s numerous skills can be developed to align with your chosen approach to the adventure. Solve issues with diplomacy, delve into occultism to expand your historical and scientific knowledge, or play detective and see what others do not perceive. Your skills will have uses that extend far beyond your conversations with fellow guests. With 15 diverse skills to use and invest in, players are free to uncover The Council’s mysteries how they see fit, with wildly varying consequences depending on their methods. The results will forever alter the life of Louis de Richet, of those around him, and shape history as we know it.

Game Details

Release Date:
March 13, 2018
Developer:
Big Bad Wolf
Publisher:
Focus Home Interactive
Supported Languages:
English +

Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i3-2125 (3.3 GHz)/AMD FX-4100 (3.6 GHz)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1 GB, GeForce GTX 750/Radeon R7 360
Storage: 15 GB available space
Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR GAME ACTIVATION AND ONLINE GAME

RECOMMENDED:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 (3.4 GHz)/AMD FX-8370 (4.0 GHz)
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: 4 MB, GeForce GTX 960/Radeon R9 380
Storage: 15 GB available space
Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR GAME ACTIVATION AND ONLINE GAME

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Difficulty Statistics

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Relax & enjoy! 72.73%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

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58.33%
Conquered It
20.83%
Completionist! 20.83%  of players have Conquered It
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 14% of GameFAQs users said The Council is Simple or Easy. 73% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 14% of GameFAQs users said The Council is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, The Council is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i3-2125 (3.3 GHz)/AMD FX-4100 (3.6 GHz)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1 GB, GeForce GTX 750/Radeon R7 360
Storage: 15 GB available space
Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR GAME ACTIVATION AND ONLINE GAME

RECOMMENDED:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 (3.4 GHz)/AMD FX-8370 (4.0 GHz)
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: 4 MB, GeForce GTX 960/Radeon R9 380
Storage: 15 GB available space
Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR GAME ACTIVATION AND ONLINE GAME

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 18 hours. 97% of users played The Council for over 12 hours.
The Council was released on March 13, 2018
The Council is published by Focus Home Interactive
The Council was developed by Big Bad Wolf

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The Council © 2018 Cyanide Studio and Focus Home Interactive. The Council is developed by Cyanide Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive. The Council and its logo are trademarks of Cyanide Studio. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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