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. 70
    The narrative is a bit thin-there's a new drug on the street called "Liquid Soul" and your task is to figure out where it's coming from-but once the fists and lead start flying, you won't really give a damn why you're doing what you're doing.
  2. NARC, while flawed in many areas, still finds a way to provide some good quality fun for a budget title. The amount of humorous moments that are provided by the sheer volume of consumable drugs is great to see, and busting bad guys even has its moments.
  3. 65
    There's nothing quite like piloting a blocky little man around densely populated streets and randomly punching dudes before arresting them.
  4. The key phrase with NARC would seem to be "wasted potential."
  5. We are not quite sure that he has kicked the monkey from his back and he must now prove himself worthy in the eyes of his peers.
  6. Play Magazine
    A few annoying control and camera issues become readily apparent in some of the more frustrating missions. [May 2005, p.54]
  7. We would have accepted the game's dark tone and its somewhat appealing be-a-dirty-cop-if-you-want gimmick, but because of its poor controls and weak action there's just not much to really like.
  8. If you strip away the patently silly drug effects and the forced attitude, NARC is an unimpressive mission-based third-person action game. It's also short, rife with bugs, and basically not a lot of fun to play.
  9. Including the original Narc as an unlockable extra is a definite bonus but, in the end, lackluster gameplay and a glitch ridden presentation make this latest iteration of Narc difficult to recommend-even at its reduced $19.99USD price point.
  10. A slew of problems hold NARC back from being the anticipated game many expected, and personally, I'll blame VIS for it. The gameplay relies too heavily on something like "State of Emergency," and it just isn't fun.
  11. It wants so badly to be liked and allows you to break the rules like a good, over-the-top game really should. But it has flaws within its presentation, and it doesn't really keep your attention for long as you bust dealer after dealer.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. 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.