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Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

51

Top Critic Average

21%

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Based on 25 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCNov 19, 2019
PlayStation 4Nov 19, 2019
Nintendo SwitchNov 19, 2019
Xbox OneNov 19, 2019

Developer: Kuju

Publisher: Curve Digital

Genres: Action, Strategy

Welcome to Colombia, 1980’s - the fires of El Patrón's empire have been lit, its influence spanning borders, and expansion unabated. Influence and corruption is rife; cops, guards, politicians and those in between are falling into the pocket of the Medellín Cartel, and after years of production, America is finally taking notice. Narcos: Rise of the Cartels tells the story of the hit Netflix TV series, of the rise and fall of El Patrón. Choose your side and ally with the DEA or conversely side with the Narcos. Explore recognisable locations from the show and take a role in pivotal world-altering events and battles that will define and shift the war on drugs. Form your team from a variety of class-specific roles, join leading characters, upgrade your skills and take part in brutal turn-based combat, where your actions will have consequence. Plata o Plomo? BASED ON THE HIT NETFLIX TV SERIESAuthenticity is at the core of the Narcos experience and highly recognisable and iconic characters from the TV show are available to control and play, such as El Mexicano, Murphy, Peña, Primo and more. Every 'leader' character offers unique gameplay abilities and perks to help turn the tide of battle. FAST-PACED STRATEGY COMBATNarcos: Rise of the Cartels takes turn-based strategy combat to a whole new level with units possessing the ability to move individually one after another or multiple times within one turn, meaning the pace always being ramped up. Plan your moves wisely but be cautious as there are always consequences to your actions. EVERY WAR HAS TWO SIDESFeaturing two unique campaigns, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels allows you to see the war from both sides. Choose to side with the DEA and fight alongside Steve Murphy to bring down the drug empire, or choose to side with the Narcos in order to help found, grow and expand the empire under the watchful eye of El Patrón. COUNTERACT AND KILL-SHOTInnovative gameplay mechanics keep the turn-based genre fresh by allowing you to take third-person control of your units in order to engage enemies directly, giving you the opportunity to deal critical damage at optimum moments.

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Narcos: Rise of the Cartels Reviews

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A mediocre XCOM-like in the form of a deeply worrying depiction of militarised police.

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The hit Netflix show becomes a fun, if functional, turn-based strategy.

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Turning the Netflix series into an XCOM clone is a bold choice, but the dumbed down tactical options and lack of polish are destined to disappoint fans of both franchises.

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Narcos: Rise of the Cartels succeeds completely at just one thing: It makes me interested in watching the Netflix series. The game had a lot of potential, and at least superficially it looked like something that may be better than the standard advertorial we’ve come to expect from this kind of tie-in game.

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