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Door-kicking co-op shooter RICO out now

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"Kick doors, shoot bad guys" is almost everything you need to know about RICO (opens in new tab), a co-op cop shooter that came out this week.

You take on procedurally-generated, nine-stage "cases", and you have 24 hours to complete each one. Kick in the door in, trigger slow motion, and clear a room full of thugs, defusing some bombs while you're at it. It has roguelike elements, in that when your health runs out, the case is over—but you can recover HP and buy new gear between stages. The more you play, the better the weapons you'll unlock.

As well as the procedurally-generated missions, which should ensure you never see the same exact room twice, you can take on daily challenge cases, climbing up the leaderboards. 

It's designed for co-op, both online and local, but you can play it solo if you want, and you'll get extra bullet time to make it easier.

The early Steam reviews (opens in new tab) are promising, with 84% of players giving it a positive rating. The AI sounds pretty simple, and don't expect the levels to be inspiring, but it could be some brainless co-op fun. It costs $18/£16.19 on Steam (opens in new tab) and the Humble Store (opens in new tab), which includes a 10% launch discount.

Thanks, RPS (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.