NARCOS: Rise of the Cartels

Curve Digital
Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
Drug Reference
Strong Language
  • No Interactive Elements
Rating Summary
This is a strategy game, based on the TV series Narcos, in which players assume the role of a DEA agent (Steve Murphy) battling Colombian cartels during the 1980s. From a 3/4-top-down perspective, players traverse city environments and fight enemies (e.g., soldiers, thugs) in turn-based combat. Players use machine guns, shotguns, and pistols to shoot enemy forces; realistic gunfire and blood-splatter effects occur as enemies are shot. Video footage from the show depicts police gunned down and characters executed. Footage also shows cocaine paste labs, with images of cocaine powder bricks. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” are heard in the game.