Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is Out Now

by Badger Nimahson

Curve Digital announced yesterday that Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is out now for PC and PlayStation 4. Nintendo Switch owners can get in on the action on November 21st. Xbox One owners will have to wait until November 22nd to decide which side of the Narcotics war they are gonna fight on.

In a press release received by Stoffel Presents, Curve Digital described Narcos: Rise of the Cartels as:

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels follows the first season of the award-winning TV series through two distinct campaigns that offer vastly different perspectives on the infamous 80s drug war. Should you help build the Medellin Cartel’s rapidly expanding narcotics empire under the watchful gaze of El Patrón, or fight against them tooth and nail alongside Agent Murphy as the DEA? 

Each campaign has its own iconic locations taken directly from the show, from Colombia’s impenetrable sun-drenched jungles to the damp streets of Medellin itself. Recognisable characters from the series are ready and waiting to back you up – and each have their own unique perks to help turn the tide in battle.

Turn-based gameplay is fast, brutal, and satisfying, but just like the show itself, actions in Narcos: Rise of the Cartels have lasting consequences. If you lose a member of your team during battle, they’ll be gone for good. Moving one unit per turn, players will need to act quickly and change their tactics on the fly to stay in control of the battlefield.


In Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, there are no right choices. Join the Cartel and see your empire expand or fight with the DEA and stop the spread of terror – either way, there’ll be tough choices along the way.

When asked for his thoughts on Narcos: Rise of the Cartels Dominic Wheatley, Chief Executive Officer at Curve Digital had this to say:

“Narcos is one of the biggest hits on Netflix and is a personal favourite 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!”


Narcos is a massive hit on Netflix but can that success transfer to the media of games? Will you be picking up Narcos: Rise of the Cartels and if so which platform will you be playing on? As always let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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