Percentile Rank

Overcooked is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 56 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 56 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Aug 8, 2016

This frantic game of kitchen co-operation is farcical couch co-op at its finest.

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 4, 2016

Overcooked is smart co-op game design wrapped up in some delightfully charming visuals. If you're having a party, this is the game to load up.

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Scored Reviews

TechRaptor
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2016

Overcooked belongs in the hall of fame of couch co-op with its delicious blend of tense gameplay and imaginative level design.

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Areajugones
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2016

Overcooked is a game that could lead the return of the good old couch party games. The kitchens in this game can bring a real chaos to your home, but also lots of fun for you and your best friends..

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AusGamers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2016

Definitely worth a seat at the gaming table.

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Kinglink Reviews
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jun 29, 2018

A very solid and fun multiplayer experience. It works in singleplayer but really shines in multiplayer. The level design and style make it stand out. If only cooking were this fun in real life.

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GameCynic
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2016

If you have a friend or three coming over, this is an amazing way to spend an evening. Overcooked is one of the most fun titles we've played in months, and one we revisit often. Try it for yourself.

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games(TM)
9 / 10
games(TM)
games™ Team

Top Critic

9 / 10
Sep 20, 2016

An instant classic and close to perfection

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Gamerheadquarters
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2016

Overcooked was a great and challenging game that features a fantastic cooperative experience.

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PC Gamer
86 / 100
86 / 100
Aug 1, 2016

One of the most fun and challenging local co-op games ever made, but the single-player experience is less thrilling, making the lack of online play disappointing.

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EGM
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2016

A clever game that taps into your inner perfectionist, Overcooked is a delicious treat that plays great and is low on carbs.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2016

A thoughtfully crafted love letter to the sort of titles that many of us forged our gaming mettle with.

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Worth Playing
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2016

Overcooked is delightful and appropriate for players of all ages. The core mechanics are solid, the cooperative gameplay is enjoyable, and it's a great game from start to finish. Perhaps the only real complaint one can level against it is that the single-player gameplay isn't as enjoyable as the multiplayer. It's simple enough that even people who don't usually play games can pick them up in a heartbeat, making it a great title for families to play together. Overcooked is a charming experience and a fantastic purchase for anyone looking for cooperative local games on the PC.

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PS3Blog.net
85%
85%
Sep 15, 2016

I had an absolute blast playing through the campaign mode. I would have liked if there was a proper/easier solo campaign mode, but the main campaign can be done solo with just you controlling two chefs. It is a fun little cooking, funny, quirky and certainly original, and I greatly enjoyed my time with the game to write my Overcooked review. Are you ready to battle it out in the kitchen?

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Destructoid
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2016

Aside from from the local-only consideration and some inconsistencies with the scoring criteria and stage layouts, man, what a game. Overcooked is the best co-op experience I've had in recent memory, and despite going back through to fully clear every level, I wish there were more. Don't overlook it.

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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2016

You might pull your hair out trying to complete the story mode, but you'll have a blast doing it.

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Video Chums
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2016

Overcooked is one of the best cooperative multiplayer games that I've ever had the privilege of playing.

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Game Informer
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2016

One of those frantic party games that you’ll love screaming at

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New Game Network
83 / 100
83 / 100
Sep 26, 2016

Overcooked capitalizes on its simple premise and easy controls to offer up a surprisingly challenging and addicting game. With a notable absence of couch co-op games these days for friends, this fills the hole perfectly.

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USgamer
Aug 2, 2016

Overcooked nails local co-op multiplayer gaming perfectly. It's incredibly easy to pick up and play, yet coordinating its myriad of seemingly-mundane tasks requires its players to constantly communicate. What transpires is riotous and often hilarious gameplay that's simply great fun to play. Unfortunately, it's not quite as entertaining as a single-player experience, but if you have friends and family to play with, Overcooked is highly recommended.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

This is a bold, distinct and very charming package.

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PS4Blog.net
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 26, 2016

i really loved playing the game for my Overcooked review. It’s a genuinely great couch-coop game! Don’t try it alone however as you won’t get very far because its difficulty is balanced for more than one person.

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Fun Factor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2018

Overcooked presents itself with very few issues and a good amount of fun. Even though the solo gameplay is a lesser experience compared to the frantic 4 player co-op which spawns both hilarious and frustrating moments.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2016

A great slice of frantic cooking fun with a simple premise that is built upon with several layers of depth. While it can be played in single player, the real fun comes from playing with others due to the screams that occur when everything inevitably sets on fire.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 1, 2016

Crafting a game that feels like a true co-operative experience is something studios continue to struggle with even today. For a dev duo like Ghost Town Games to come along and nail it at their first attempt is a remarkable feat to say the least. As a result, Overcooked is easily the best co-op game of 2016 so far and will hopefully set living rooms afire with its accessible, often hilarious culinary hijinks. It’s certainly a game I’ll continue to revisit, roping in anyone willing to sit down and pick up a controller.

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Slant Magazine
Aug 1, 2016

Ghost Town Games avoids the flavorless death known as repetition, and doesn't overcook the game's premise.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 1, 2016

Aside from a few minor presentation and performance niggles, Overcooked is a wonderfully executed game, and is one of the best co-operative experiences in recent years. The simplicity of the controls and gameplay make it extremely accessible, while there is still plenty of challenge in the later, crazier kitchens. Working together effectively with a few buddies feels fantastic, and even when things get a bit heated, it's all part of the fun. If you're looking for a light-hearted couch co-op game, Overcooked should definitely be on your menu.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 4, 2016

One of the best offline multiplayer games of the year, and proof that shouting at people sitting next to you is still one of gaming’s greatest pleasures.

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Telegraph
Aug 3, 2016

Overcooked is the best chaotic, co-operative culinary game you've ever played

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We Got This Covered
Aug 3, 2016

While it's not nearly as enjoyable as a solo outing, Overcooked is one of the best party games we've played in years. Just make sure you bring some friends or family along for the ride.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2016

Overcooked succeeds in creating an intriguing, co-operative experience that is simple enough that anybody could learn to play it within minutes, but complex enough to keep players coming back, perfecting their skills and aiming for higher scores.  I do wish players had the option to play online as well as local, although I realize that the chaos among players over voice chat wouldn’t work as well as when the chaos is sitting right next to you. Despite this, Overcooked is an absolute joy to play. The game combines a unique visual style with simplistic controls and increasingly complex gameplay. Overcooked is the missing addition to your library and one that can be enjoyed by both casual gamers as well as hardcore, high score hunters.

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Saving Content
Aug 25, 2016

My time with Overcooked was a blast and it fully gets my recommendation as a buy, even at full price. But be aware that you won't find nearly as much fun to be had unless you bring together a group who will play in your living room, or kitchen; I'm not one to judge.

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PushStartPlay
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2016

You’ll have a lot of fun with Overcooked as long as you have people to play it with. As a single player experience it’s lacking, but then it was never intended to be a single player game.

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Pause Resume
4 / 5
4 / 5
Aug 17, 2016

Overcooked is a fun game that you can keep coming back to again and again. Couch co-op means you can play with a multitude of different people, giving you endless fun. The only part of this game I didn’t enjoy was when I was playing on my own. You definitely need to get a couple of friends over to enjoy the game fully. At £12.99/$16.99 this game is a steal and definitely worth your time with a few friends.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 30, 2016

Like all the best party games, its strength lies in its simplicity, its clever design, and the fact that it's just so much darn fun to play. Overcooked is one of those rare gems that possesses the ability to endlessly generate comedy moments and is the perfect choice for those lengthy multiplayer sessions, though probably best avoided if Gordon Ramsay is due a visit.

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SelectButton
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 12, 2016

Overcooked's colorful visuals, catchy music, and the simple premise is incredibly fun. It's a great party game that will offer some great fun while still providing a nice challenge to get three stars on all the stages. Since the game uses a three-star ranking system, there's a decent amount of replay value as you attempt to get a higher score each time. There are also nine different competive multiaplyer levels to play with your friends.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 23, 2016

Overcooked contains all the necessary ingredients for a truly excellent co-op game.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2016

There isn’t much to write about this, it’s a solid game that’s really fun as a co-op game for a games night/party and a nice family game after the Sunday roast. Video options weren’t key for me, especially if it’s not demanding on the system. But, the caveat to the high score is if it were have sold itself purely as a single player game and at the same RRP, then it might have the issue of being undercooked.

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TeamNerd
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2016

What Team 17 offers is really a simple but absolutely fun title, rich in lots of content. And, although the title does not feature an online multiplayer, this is not so relevant, indeed, the ability to play it alone or in LAN is enough to make it a worthy note. There will be absolutely no moments to get bored, every challenge is captivating and completely engaging!

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PLAY Zine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2016

The game is very likeable, oozes with humor and apart from slightly higher difficulty, isn’t frustrating. Still, controllers and friends are mandatory. It takes a lot to make a stew and Overcooked’s is more than satisfying.

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Real Game Media
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2016

Overcooked is a great couch co-op game with fun gameplay and charming visuals. The game is best played with a group of friends and playing solo is extremely difficult. Lack of online multiplayer detracts slightly from the overall score. If you have the people to play with, I recommend picking this game up for a good party game.

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NZGamer
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2016

Not mushroom for error and the steaks are high in this recipe for multiplayer fun.

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IGN Italy
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2016

Overcooked is a fresh title with a curious concept, but the lack of multiplayer modes is a heavy burden on the overall experience.

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Red Value Gaming
71 / 100
71 / 100
Jul 27, 2017
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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 29, 2016

Overcooked is a fun and colorful game that shouldn’t be overlooked if you have some friends to join you in the adventure. With some of the best level design of any indie game, Overcooked will constantly batter you with new challenges. However, with a lack of any online functionality that clearly handicaps solo players, this dish comes out lukewarm.

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Xbox Achievements
70%
70%
Aug 1, 2016

A fun but frustrating cooking experience, Overcooked is a fantastic couch co-op party game that will put your friendships to the test. Expect to be shouting and swearing at one another a lot; it gets pretty damn hot in Overcooked's kitchen. If you can't stand the heat, get out! Otherwise, bon appetit.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 1, 2016

With simple controls and an easy to understand premise, anyone can turn their hand to it with ease, then partake in some truly stressful yet fun multiplayer cooking action.

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Digitally Downloaded
Aug 4, 2016

The production values, coupled with the genuinely entertaining multiplayer, help to make this one of the better “casual” games you’ll play this year.

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TrueAchievements
Aug 4, 2016

Whether you're a long-time fan of strategy titles or someone looking to whet their appetite with something new, Overcooked may satisfy your cravings even if it is just for a short while.

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Xbox One UK
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 2, 2016

A charming couch co-op that's surprisingly challenging in later levels. Best played with friends.

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SA Gamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2016

I don’t think it’s a game for everyone, but if you’re looking for a fun filler game for two (or more), then you may want to give this a shot.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
ESpalding

Top Critic

Aug 2, 2016

Head Chef or Sous Chef? You decide in this fun co-op kitchen game where you must keep up with orders and not let the kitchen burn down!

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GameSpace
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2017

Simply put, Overcooked is a great game on any platform, and one with a couple glaring issues that need to be patched on the Switch. Still, there are few games on Switch that are this well-suited to co-op play, so at $20, it’s worth the price of admission if you’ve got the friends to bring along for the ride.

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NerdBacon
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2017

The ease of access doesn’t necessarily translate into ease of play; while the controls are simple, they aren’t always super-intuitive. I can’t even begin to describe how many times I messed up a dish or flubbed my timing due to the game not doing what I thought it would do.

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Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Aug 1, 2016

What it boils down to is that if you have two or more controllers and the appropriate amount of friends to play with, then you should check out Overcooked, but if you’re looking to dine alone, then you had best move on.

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DigitalCentralMedia
57%
57%
Aug 5, 2016

Overcooked is a fun game with friends but can be extremely boring if you're playing alone. This game is more Undercooked than Overcooked

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