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Overcooked (Series) Review

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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 5 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

Rating: PEGI 3+

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

Price: 60% off

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 25 features

Developer: @Team17Ltd

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 £39.99. 

Overcooked

Overcooked Holiday Bundle

Xbox One £14.75
PS4 £15.99

Overcooked! + Overcooked! 2

Overcooked! 2

Overcooked! 2: Gourmet Edition

Overcooked! All You Can Eat

Overcooked: Gourmet Edition

Xbox One £16.39
PS4 £15.99

Overcooked: Special Edition

Switch £17.99
 
This game is free to play. 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 £4.49

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

 

Rated PEGI 3. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: 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.

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 Accessibilty Review details 25 accessibility features:

Difficulty

Difficulty Options: Select Difficulty
Difficulty Options: Customise Difficulty
Cognitive Pressure: Low Pressure
Assistance: Assistance When Stuck
Assistance: Practice Area
Assistance: Tutorials

Reading

Reading Level: Simple Minimal Reading
Text Visibility: Large Clear Text
Text Visibility: High Contrast Text
Subtitles: Large Clear Subtitles
Subtitles: Any spoken content has subtitles

Navigation

Clarity: Large Clear Navigation
Head-Up Display: Head-Up Display Navigation
Head-Up Display: Adjust Head-Up Display

Controls

Gamepad: Multiple Buttons & Single Stick
Mouse And Keyboard: Mouse and Keys
Remap Controls: Remap Buttons

Image

Visibility: Bright Colourful Palette
Visibility: Large Game Elements
Visibility: Outline Interactive Elements
Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio Cues for Visual Events
Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio Depiction of Event Location

Audio

Adjustable Audio: Balance Audio Levels
Audio Events: Visual Cues for Audio Events
Audio Events: Visual Depiction of Directional Audio


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