2018's Biggest Video Game Protagonists - Ranked From Worst To Best

14. Rico Rodriguez (Just Cause 4)

Just Cause 4 Rico
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Few would try to argue that Just Cause's esteemed hero Rico Rodriguez is the pinnacle of video game character development, and true to the series' form, his humanity generally takes a relaxed backseat to Just Cause 4's delirious sandbox mayhem.

The impossibly good-looking, gravity-defying liberator is at least given some basic heroic shading during the story's cut-scenes, and new voice actor Orion Acaba does a fine job with the role, even if the narrative and character work is mostly pretty forgettable.

Rico may not be a legendary gaming icon, but he's everything he needs to be: a thin sketch that gets out of the way and refuses to bog down all the chaos. He's still fun to manoeuvre, and that's really all that matters.

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