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Images: Playing 'Narc' in a drug haze

Midway's game lets characters enhance their skills with illegal substances--but an addiction can have dire consequences.

Playing 'Narc' in a drug haze

In "Narc," players act as narcotics officers trying to arrest drug dealers. In doing so, the officers have the opportunity to partake of several illegal substances, to varying effect. Taking crack makes a player a better marksman, for instance, while a puff of marijuana slows the action of the game. Continue to pages two through five of this gallery for more screenshots.

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Playing 'Narc' in a drug haze

A hallucinogen was likely the inspiration for this image from "Narc," a game in which characters can take a range of drugs. Still, game publisher Midway warns on its Web site that drugs can hurt characters' performance: "Use drugs and get that extra edge, but be careful; a full-blown drug addiction can bring a police career to (a) quick and bitter end."

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screenshot from 'Narc'

Playing 'Narc' in a drug haze

The game also entails some general mayhem.

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screenshot from 'Narc'

Playing 'Narc' in a drug haze

Players of "Narc" have the ability to "take down bad guys with powerful arrest combos and make them squeal witih intense curbside interrogations," Midway says on its Web site.

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screenshot from 'Narc'

Playing 'Narc' in a drug haze

Voice talent for "Narc" is provided by Bill Bellamy (of the movie "Any Given Sunday"), Michael Madsen (from "Reservoir Dogs" and "Kill Bill, volume 2"), Ron Perlman ("Blade II" and "Hellboy") and Michael Wincott (from "The Crow" and "The Count of Monte Cristo") Villains, however, come in all forms.

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screenshot from 'Narc'