If you’ve been frequenting the Netflix library in recent times you may well have stumbled upon the rather brilliant Narcos, a crime drama covering the madness and narrative behing the life of one Pablo Escobar, the drug lord holding station over all over Colombian drug cartels. And whilst we highly recommend you give Narcos a little watch when you can, today it is all about the video game adaptation of that series, with Curve Digital and Kuju providing a new turn-based tactical experience that has been inspired by the show – Narcos: Rise of the Cartels.
Available right now on Xbox One, with the days preceding it seeing launch on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels will thrust you headlong into the manic Colombian drug wars that were rife during the 1980s.
Giving the chance for you to enjoy a unique look at the action from two sides of the tale, Rise of the Cartels will see you attempting to pick sides, before making your way through the instantly recognisable locales from the show, all as you deem how the drug wars play out.
“Narcos is one of the biggest hits on Netflix and is a personal favorite of mine. This game will appeal to gamers as well as fans of the show as it mixes the authentic feel of the series with an interactive experience to make you feel you’re right in the action. The characters, the storyline and the history of the cartels are all there – you just have to decide whose side you’re on!”, Dominic Wheatley, Chief Executive Officer at Curve Digital.
Priced up at £24.99 and available from the Xbox Store (whilst also being obtainable from the PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC stores), Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is certainly a game that will provide plenty of exhilaration, as you work your way through multiple roles, the upgrading of skills, and attempting to seek utter dominance.
Key Features include:
- BASED ON THE HIT NETFLIX SERIES – Authenticity is at the core of the Narcos: Rise of the Cartels experience and highly recognisable and iconic characters from the TV show are available to control and play, each offering unique gameplay opportunities.
- EVERY WAR HAS TWO SIDES – Featuring two unique campaigns Narcos: RIse of the Cartels enables 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 fund, grow and expand the empire of El Patrón.
- FAST-PACED TACTICAL COMBAT-Narcos: Rise of the Cartels takes tactical combat to a whole new level with units possessing the ability to move individually one after another or multiple times in one turn, meaning the pace is always ramped up. Players will have to plan their actions cautiously as they will face lasting consequences.
- COUNTERACT AND KILL-SHOT – Innovative gameplay mechanics keep the turn-based combat fresh by allowing the player to take third-person control of units in order to engage enemies directly, providing the opportunity to deal critical damage at optimal moments.
Fan of the show? Love a bit of turn-based tactical warfare? Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is quite possibly one you’ll need to check out. Our full review is in the works and will be with you any day now. Keep an eye out for it, but in the meantime make sure you let us know your thoughts surrounding Narcos by dropping in to the comments, even if it is only to confirm whether you will run the silver or lead route.
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is a brutal turn-based action strategy game based on the hit Netflix TV series. Explore the entire first season from two sides each with their own unique story. Join the narcos and expand the drug cartel empire, or take up arms with the DEA and bring it crumbling down. 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?