RICO MastheadRICO Masthead


Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating


Top Critic Average


Critics Recommend

Based on 10 critic reviews
Spread the word:

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!


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


Review Data

View More
Mighty Head
Strong Head
Fair Head
Weak Head


View All
Rico – Launch Trailer thumbnail

Rico – Launch Trailer

RICO Gamescom trailer ESRB-RP thumbnail

RICO Gamescom trailer ESRB-RP

RICO - Announcement Trailer thumbnail

RICO - Announcement Trailer


View More
RICO Screenshot 1
RICO Screenshot 2
RICO Screenshot 3


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.

Read full review


4 / 10

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.

Read full review

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.

Read full review

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.

Read full review