Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

Digital ReleaseSteam
November 19, 2019

PlayStation 4
November 19, 2019 (AU, EU, NA)

Nintendo Switch
November 21, 2019 (AU, EU, NA)

Xbox One
November 22, 2019 (AU, EU, NA)
DelistingPlayStation 4, Xbox One
June 23, 2023 (AU, EU, NA)
December 31, 2023 (AU, EU, NA)

Nintendo Switch
June 26, 2023 (NA)
June 30, 2023 (AU, EU)
December 31, 2023 (AU, EU)

December 21, 2023
RelistingJuly 11, 2023 – Xbox One
July 19, 2023 – PlayStation 4
July 23, 2023 – Nintendo Switch (AU, EU)
DeveloperKuju Entertainment
PublisherCurve Games
Available OnRetail
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
LinksSteamDB page
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels game page


Narcos: Rise of the Cartels was initially delisted from console platforms throughout late-June of 2023. In the week following, the game was relisted in most regions, with only the North American Switch release not returning to sale. On December 21st, 2023, the games was delisted from Steam, with the remaining console versions following suit ten days later.

In all cases, the game was delisted due to the expiration of the Narcos property from Guamont and Netflix.

About the Game

Welcome to Colombia, 1980’s – the fires of El Patrón’s empire have been lit, its influence spanning borders, and expansion unabated. Influence and corruption is rife; cops, guards, politicians and those in between are falling into the pocket of the Medellín Cartel, and after years of production, America is finally taking notice.

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels tells the story of the hit Netflix TV series, of the rise and fall of El Patrón. Choose your side and ally with the DEA or conversely side with the Narcos. Explore recognisable locations from the show and take a role in pivotal world-altering events and battles that will define and shift the war on drugs.

Form your team from a variety of class-specific roles, join leading characters, upgrade your skills and take part in brutal turn-based combat, where your actions will have consequence.

Plata o Plomo?

Authenticity is at the core of the Narcos experience and highly recognisable and iconic characters from the TV show are available to control and play, such as El Mexicano, Murphy, Peña, Primo and more. Every ‘leader’ character offers unique gameplay abilities and perks to help turn the tide of battle.
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels takes turn-based strategy combat to a whole new level with units possessing the ability to move individually one after another or multiple times within one turn, meaning the pace always being ramped up. Plan your moves wisely but be cautious as there are always consequences to your actions.
Featuring two unique campaigns, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels allows you to see the war from both sides. Choose to side with the DEA and fight alongside Steve Murphy to bring down the drug empire, or choose to side with the Narcos in order to help found, grow and expand the empire under the watchful eye of El Patrón.
Innovative gameplay mechanics keep the turn-based genre fresh by allowing you to take third-person control of your units in order to engage enemies directly, giving you the opportunity to deal critical damage at optimum moments.

Thanks to everyone who submitted this game to the site