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RICO

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

56%

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Based on 10 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 14, 2019
Xbox OneMar 14, 2019
PCMar 14, 2019
Nintendo SwitchMar 14, 2019

Developer: Ground Shatter

Publisher: Rising Star Games

Genre: Action

Two cops, one case and only 24 hours to take them down... can you score the bust of a lifetime? Take the role of a loose cannon police detective and face off against criminal gangs in an exciting procedurally-generated action movie FPS. Join forces with a friend, online or locally, and take down those crooks in true buddy-cop style!

As a part of the RICO task force, your mission is clear: get in, take down the criminals and get out again. Sounds easy, but it's not - procedurally-generated cases mean you'll never know who or what's waiting for you. Pick your load-out, then use the element of surprise to get a tactical edge over the enemy. Unlock new weapons, mission types and traits, or dive into Daily Play and see how high you can climb the cop rankings!

FEATURES:

Take down criminal gangs with extreme prejudice and solve the RICO case - you've only got 24 hours, detective!

Procedurally-generated cases mean no two games are ever the same - you'll never know what's waiting for you.

Crack cases with a friend, either online or locally, for co-op carnage. Two loose cannons are always better than one!

Daily Play cases - with leaderboards and rewards - keep you coming back for more, along with unlockable weapons, traits and mission types to discover.

Where to Buy

Amazon

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Trailers

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RICO - Announcement Trailer

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VG247

Unscored
Kirk McKeand

It’s not going to win any Game of the Year awards, but if you’re looking for a fun co-op game that scratches a similar itch to something like PayDay, Rico is well worth picking up.

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VideoGamer

4 / 10
VideoGamer

RICO has a cracking central idea, but it's strained by awkward mission design, shaky performance, and a whippy aim that often misses the mark.

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PlayStation Universe

8 / 10.0
John-Paul Jones

A fiendishly compelling re-imagining of the gun-toting cop shows of yore, RICO is an effortlessly playable, highly enjoyable and deceptively clever roguelike FPS that is at it's very best when enjoyed with friends.

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Nintendo Enthusiast

7.5 / 10.0
Nintendo Enthusiast

Overall, Rico has quite a bit in terms of randomized levels and tasks to complete in its roguelike first-person shooter setting. However, the game trips over itself when random placements hinder level progression. These instances become more frustrating as level difficulty ramps up. Still, there's a lot of potential with Rico. I wouldn't mind revisiting the game after a patch or two. As it stands, its a nice addition to the online multiplayer shooter library on Nintendo Switch.

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