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Overcooked (Series) Review

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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 2 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Rich Adams.

OverviewOverview

Overcooked, Overcooked 2 and Overcooked! All You Can Eat are collaborative cooking games for up to 4 players. You must keep talking to other players to coordinate the various elements of the dishes. It starts simply enough but soon gets more complicated as you prepare food in ever more fantastical locations.

They all offer a similar experience, although the second game adds new places to cook and new recipes and the ability to throw food. Also, Overcooked 2 can be played online with friends and family. Overcooked! All You Can Eat is a delicious blend of Overcooked, Overcooked 2 and all DLC remastered and playable in 4K on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7-13 year-olds

Release Date: 07/08/2018, updated in 2018

Price: 37% off

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action and Puzzle

Accessibility: 25 features

Developer: @Team17

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. Overcooked 2 and Overcooked! All You Can Eat supports online multiplayer but the original Overcooked doesn’t. You can play two people in one place on one system with two people in another place on their system. You can have two players use half a controller each. You can control the game with one hand using one half of the controller.

Cross-Play: Play between Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC.

CostsCosts

Overcooked usually costs £12.79 to £37.49. 

Overcooked

Overcooked Holiday Bundle

XBox Store Xbox One £14.75
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99

Overcooked! + Overcooked! 2

XBox Store Xbox One £29.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £29.99

Overcooked! 2

Overcooked! 2: Gourmet Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £37.49
PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99
Steam Store PC Free

EA Play

Overcooked! All You Can Eat

XBox Store Xbox One £29.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £30.49
PlayStation Store PS5 £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £30.49
Switch Store Switch £29.99

Overcooked: Gourmet Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £16.39
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99

Overcooked: Special Edition

Switch Store Switch £17.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. The original Overcooked doesn't have in-game purchases. But Overcooked! 2 offers purchases that expand the experience by theme:
  • Carnival of Chaos
  • Night of the Hangry Horde
  • Campfire Cook-Off
  • Surf 'n' Turf
  • Too Many Cooks

You can purchase a Season Pass for Overcooked 2! to access all these. Overcooked! All You Can Eat includes both original games and all their relayed purchased content. 
  
The following in-game purchases are available:

Overcooked! 2: Additional Content (Third Course)

Switch Store Switch £4.49

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3. The player needs to fend off a horde of zombified pieces of bread, which have red glowing eyes. In the intro cutscene, thunderclaps and lightning is present. This can be scary to some children.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 7-13 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. One family told us, "Overcooked is a great introduction to co-op gaming. On the easier levels, my 7-year-old loves taking charge of our strategy (who has what roles and how to coordinate our work). It's become progressively harder as she'd led our family team to figure out the best way to get our star."

AccessibilityAccessibility

Overcooked! All You Can Eat offers extended accessibility over Overcooked 2!. Overcooked 2! has a low-pressure (endless) practice mode on any level you have got to, that can be customised to not have a timer, score or expiration of the orders. There is a harder difficulty unlocked when you finish the game.

Overcooked! All You Can Eat has added an assist mode offers Increased Round Timer, Increased Score, Increased Recipe Time Limit as well as switching off recipe timeouts. It also adds dyslexia friendly text and colourblind friendly mode with symbols as well as colours to identify each chef. You can scale the user interface.

You can remap the PC controls but not on consoles.

The whole play area is usually in view and any event out of view is indicated with visual signs in the direction of noise/incident.
 
Our Overcooked Accessibility Report documents 25 accessibility features:


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