Overcooked Reviews

Overcooked is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Recommended
Aug 8, 2016

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

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Tom Marks
Top Critic
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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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
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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8.3 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2016

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

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8 / 10
Nov 23, 2016

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

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USgamer
Top Critic
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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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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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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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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IGN Spain
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2017

As fun as the original version of the game but with more levels and some added flaws that makes this Special Edition good but not better.

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IGN Spain
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2016

If you have three friends near your couch, this game is a blast. Otherwise there are better options available on the market.

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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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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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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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VideoGamer
Top Critic
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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Aug 3, 2016

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

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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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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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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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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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