Percentile Rank

RICO is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Nintendojo
C
C
Mar 20, 2019

RICO‘s biggest strength really is just that it’s a shooter that gives players lots of opportunities to shoot things.

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VG247
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 11, 2019

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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Scored Reviews

Pure Nintendo
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2019

I found myself pleasantly surprised by RICO, and see myself coming back to it for weeks to come. If you're a fan of either the Borderlands or Payday series, this game is a must try for you.

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FingerGuns
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 11, 2019

When you’re powering through mansions like Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, blasting your way through bad guys and smashing up the place all for the greater good, RICO really comes into its own. It’s by far the most fun we’ve had playing an online co-op game this year. It isn’t even close.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2019

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 Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 11, 2019

RICO is simple, moreish fun in arcade FPS form; a literal corridor shooter that makes every gunfight a glorious exchange of bullets as you fight your way to the words 'Room cleared' over and over again.

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Nintendo Times
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 20, 2019

GREAT - Rico is a high adrenaline action FPS that plays well and features plenty of single player and co-op content. If you’re looking for competitive PvP you’ll have to look elsewhere, but for everyone else this one’s a blast!

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AbsoluteXbox
3.8 / 5.0
3.8 / 5.0
Apr 11, 2019

You do get a game that offers good fun, and good spells of shooting your way through to the quickest time, and I`ve quite enjoyed my time so far.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2019

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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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 10, 2019

RICO is meant meant to be played in quick bursts of ridiculous action. Spend too long with the game and infinite loop of smashing doors and clearing rooms becomes rather tiresome, but that's fine, not every game has to be an epic that requires you to bring a packed lunch. It may not be the best looking title, and it does have a few technical hiccups, but for a quick hit of over the top action it works really well, even more so if you have a friend to join in.

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NintendoWorldReport
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2019

So it’s a good game with another player, not so great solo.

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Black Red Gaming
Mar 11, 2019

RICO combines rogue-lite elements and slow motion action to create a satisfying gameplay loop that can be revisited time and time again.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 18, 2019

RICO is a rather simple and accessible first person shooter which fits the Nintendo Switch nicely for quick gaming sessions and which also boasts a very long lifespan, thanks to its roguelike structure. While occasionally some of its levels do not quite allow the player to solve them, RICO's wealthy and varied content help make this an enjoyable and its multiplayer component, both local and online, only improves the experience.

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Video Chums
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2019

If you'd like to have some co-op first-person shooting fun with a friend either locally or online then you can have a few hours of fun with RICO.

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Daily Star
Mar 11, 2019

Turn up your favourite high-octane rock music, and get ready to lose a couple of hours in this mindlessly fun shoot-em-up.

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MSPoweruser
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 16, 2019

RICO is a charming game little game which is good fun to play if you can overlook some of its flaws.

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GameGrin
5 / 10.0
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Top Critic

5 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2019

RICO is fun with a friend but don't expect more than a few hours of enjoyment.

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Digitally Downloaded
Mar 18, 2019

Rico is too limited to reward sustained play, but in short bursts, whether you're playing in single player or co-op, it can be a blast.

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VideoGamer
4 / 10
4 / 10
Mar 15, 2019

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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