Narcos: Rise of the Cartels for Nintendo Switch

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

Nov 21, 2019
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About this game

Developer: Kuju Ltd
Content Rating: Mature


Narcos: Rise of the Cartels will follow the events of the first season of Narcos, in a story narrated by El Patron himself, where players will take the role of the Medellin Cartel or the DEA in a tactical turn-based action adventure.

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Critic Reviews

9 Reviews
Heather Johnson YuNov 25, 2019
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels had amazing potential. On Netflix, we learned that there was so much more to the drug trade than gunfights, but in-game, that’s all we got. And in those televised gunfights, squads worked as a team to take down the bad guys, but I did it single-handedly with a shotgun and a first aid kit. Am I let down? No, not really — again, as a documentary junkie, I have long-dreamed of the day when documentaries would be seen as sexy, engaging, and exciting — but Narcos: Rise of the Cartels relies on players who love squad-based tactical gameplay to bolster their sales, and I can’t say they’ll be as forgiving as I am.
Seth CanoDec 13, 2019
Overall, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels offers some unique strategy mechanics to help distract you from the game’s slow nature. That being said, you are mainly buying this for the story as there is no multiplayer and there are better strategy titles on the market (e.g. Fire Emblem). Although, if you are compelled to the lore of the popular Netflix series, then this game is a must-buy due to its faithful adaptation of the show, both graphically and voice-acting-wise.
Darryn BonthuysNov 25, 2019
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels was shaping up to be a fascinating advert for Netflix’s hit series, but the overall quid pro quo bend of strategy ultimately makes it the shallowest of tie-ins. This is one Search Bloc party that you can count me out for.

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