Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Aug 27, 2013
    67
    Narco Terror is an honest twin stick shooter that will make the happiness of those who will give him a chance, well aware of the compromises that will have to come down.
  5. Aug 14, 2013
    65
    Narco Terror manages to bring us back to the Rambo arcade game with a good longevity and technical production, but its repetitive nature and the shoddy story and main character keep it from really shining.
  6. Aug 5, 2013
    60
    A simple “twin stick” shooter like many others. With a very poor level design and no particular creative twists, Narco Terror sounds like a game from the '80s but without the grit that kept us glued to the screen in the past.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Sep 18, 2013
    42
    Cry at the money wasted on this. [Nov 2013, p.69]
  10. 35
    Even when functional, however, Narco Terror lacks intrigue or interest, and feels like a lazy take on a well-worn blueprint.
  11. Sep 17, 2013
    30
    The only great thing about this game is the offline and co-op mode. Besides that it kind of sucks. The graphics are utterly disgraceful and the sound of the game is just substandard. This game isn’t good enough to survive on the current games market.
  12. Aug 12, 2013
    30
    Narco Terror tries so hard to be so simple and basic that it seems impossible for it to fail. But the truth is it does, and in a so miserable way.
  13. 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.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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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