Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 13 out of 27
Buy On
  1. Fail and wind up like so many game journalists at E3 – waking up across town with absolutely nothing in your pants pockets (if you're wearing pants at all).
  2. Game Informer
    Put simply, NARC is a mess. Every time it starts to show a little potential, it blindsides you with a nearly unplayable mission, amazing camera failure, or a flat-out boring sidequest. [May 2005, p.112]
  3. AceGamez
    Quite simply a short and boring third person shooter that tries too hard to be edgy and just comes off as more sick and disgusting than anything else I've played.
  4. A poor attempt to be controversial from the magazine adverts featuring busty women to the drug taking/selling in the game.
  5. 40
    Everything about the game feels clumsy. The graphics are mediocre, the gameplay is middling and repetitive, and the completely shallow glorification of drug use is either appalling or just plain stupid.
  6. The game looks ugly, the controls are poorly done, and the storyline gets dull in a hurry. There is some decent action here and there, but quite frankly the game is so bad it smells worse then bad weed.
  7. The game falls not only short of expectation, but also below what this great team is capable of.
  8. Official Xbox Magazine
    Even at $20, this is a mess. [May 2005, p.80]
  9. I know a lot of people will be tempted to pick up the game at its $20 price point, but don't do it; this game isn't worth it even if they give it to you for free!
  10. 30
    This moral ambiguity is one of NARC's biggest selling points, but it's also one of the game's biggest flaws. No matter how far you cross the line, you're never beyond redemption.
  11. Computer Games Magazine
    Offers a quick toot of dopey euphoria, followed by twitching hours of comedown and regret. [July 2005, p.90]
  12. Terrible control, lame features and an overall lack of excitement make this law enforcement experience worse than an episode of "Cop Rock."
  13. When a modern day Xbox game can't humble a 17 year-old arcade game, you know something has gone horribly wrong.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. ZachB.
    Nov 8, 2005
    Wants to be gta it never will be & was way too easy!
  2. TomB.
    Mar 24, 2005
    Not bad, like GTA without the vehicles and belive it or not more vulgar and just nasty.