We’ve compiled a list of some of the best games released in March 2018 that you might have missed, including The Council, Surviving Mars, and more.
It can be tough to keep up with the ridiculous number of video games that are released each month. Just on PC alone, some twenty to thirty some odd games are released on Steam on a daily basis. Not to mention all of the games coming out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. As one might expect, a lot of these games aren’t all that great. It can be a real chore to sort through all of these new game releases, but no one wants to miss out on those hidden gems like The Council that may have flown under your radar either.
Don’t worry, wonderful reader, we’ve done all the hard work for you! We’ve compiled a list of some of the best titles that came out this past month. We’ve waded through the best and the worst to find our top thirteen games that are worth taking a look at. From adventures through space to medical simulators to battle royale showdowns, this list has a little something for everyone!
Developer: Big Bad Wolf
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release Date: March 13, 2018 (Episode One)
I admit that I am a sucker when it comes to narrative, choice-driven games. So when I first saw a trailer for The Council‘s tale of manipulation, mystery, and intrigue, it immediately grabbed my attention. The story is told in the style of a classic murder mystery taking place in 1793 on a private island off the shores of England. Players step into the shoes of secret society member Louis de Richet, a guest at a mysterious party alongside notable historical figures like George Washington and Napoleon. As it turns out, Richet’s own mother recently disappeared on the island, and players must slowly unravel everyone’s hidden agendas and figure out what happened to Richet’s mom.
The Council adds an interesting RPG twist to its narrative driven story, allowing you to mix and match skills across three talent trees. Players can choose to increase their abilities in everything from Diversion and Logic to Science and Politics. These skills allow you to unlock unique conversation and exploration paths as you figure out which skills work best in which situations. The Council promises that your choices matter, which tends to often times be a life. But the premise behind the story and its addition of RPG skill trees bring just enough to the table to make The Council’s first episode worth checking out.