developer: Ground Shatter
publisher : Rising Star Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 1-2
Rico for PC, PS4 and XONE is an FPP shooter game with a police theme. It was developed by British studio Ground Shatter, known for e.g. the platform game Skyscrappers.
In RICO you play as a policeman, a member of a special task force, which fights organized crime. Like most movie cops, the protagonist has no problem with skirting around the law in pursuit of justice. This flexibility comes in handy when he is forced to crack down on a powerful cartel in only 24 hours.
RICO is an FPP shooter game, in which all the maps are procedurally generated, which give you new challenges with each playthrough. Although you play as a policeman, you make no arrests. You take justice into your own hands, becoming the jury, judge, and executioner.
One of the key aspects of the game are the mechanics of “cleaning” locked rooms. When you force the door open, time slows for a moment, allowing you to charge inside, quickly assesses the situation and begin eliminating your enemies.
As the game progresses, you unlock new weapons and abilities, as well as locations and mission types, which affect the map-generating process.
RICO features a singleplayer mode and a co-op multiplayer mode, both local (split-screen) and online. The players can also gather points, which are displayed in online rankings. There are also regularly released new challenges to complete.
The game features, surprisingly for an FPS, cartoonish cel-shaded visuals.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 8.1