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  • Summary: Narco Terror is a wild, collateral-justice twin-stick shooter that combines the magnetism and atmosphere of 80's movies and games, with high-def visuals and overwhelming, destructive chaos. The campaign supports co-op play with up to two players on a single machine, or online co-op with players able to drop in or drop out at any point. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. Aug 1, 2013
    72
    It has some issues, but above all, it's very fun and entertaining, specially playing with a friend. Recommended for those who miss the old arcades where you could kill hundreds of guys with a couple of buttons.
  2. Aug 7, 2013
    70
    Narco Terror evokes the fun arcade glory of the eighties, although the result is a rather crude and not always balanced.
  3. Aug 13, 2013
    70
    Ultimately, how much you like Narco Terror will be down to a few key factors: how sophisticated your taste in games really is, what decade you grew up in, and whether you would rather sit down in front of a Dolph Lundgren movie or a highbrow talkie indie movie fresh off the critics’ hot-list at the Sundance Festival.
  4. Aug 1, 2013
    60
    Narco Terror is a surprisingly enjoyable old-school arcade romp; it offers some of the greatest fun I've had on XBLA this year; and is one of the silliest games you'll ever play. But once the high wears off, you'll be left craving for a dose of something a little more substantial.
  5. 47
    Merely chewing gum for the brain. It is a frantic mind numbing twin-stick action shooter that is relentless at times. There is a story to be had but it takes a back seat to the twin-stick shooter chaos.
  6. Sep 18, 2013
    42
    Cry at the money wasted on this. [Nov 2013, p.69]
  7. Dec 10, 2013
    20
    The best twin-stick shooters made up for their lack of 3D by adding personality, gameplay variety, and over-the-top ludicrousness. Narco Terror decided to add the third dimension, but then left out anything that might make someone want to play. An interesting choice, but not a worthwhile one.

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  1. Aug 10, 2013
    6
    Playing with keyboard (as I did) is, at some point, quite awkward and chaotic. Dialogues and the storyline in general is more or less cheesy (not to say that it's inappropriate for such game more like, simply cheesy in a "lame way", not "classy cool way"). Graphics is no concern for me, but cut-scenes and some animations could have been made better and smoother.

    Anyway, it would be a great thing to pay for and play, if only missions would be much more, enemy and weapon variety much wider and someone actually being on-line to play co-op with. Biggest letdown at this point is price about 10 Euros for less than 3 hour entertainment of which about 1 hour is spent on quite annoying "trial & error" methods solving so to say "problems" at some harder parts of the game.
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