Overcooked: Special Edition
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Developers: Team17, Ghost Town Games
Sharpen your knives and dust off your chef’s whites as you work as a team to prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff. Can you manage multiple culinary tasks at a time and keep your cool in the kitchen when the temperature rises?
Journey through a variety of cruel and unusual kitchens on a quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land. Whether it’s coping with conveyor belts, sliding around a slippery iceberg or moving between speeding trucks, each level will test the mettle of even the bravest chefs.
Play solo or engage in chaotic couch cookery for up to four players in both co-operative and competitive challenge modes, and unlock new levels and new chefs as you play through the game.
Overcooked: Special Edition features the original game, plus The Lost Morsel and Festive Seasoning content packs which add six new campaign levels, eight new co-op levels, two new vehicles to navigate the world map with, eight new chef characters to unlock, and more!
FEEL THE FOOD
Experience an extra level of fidelity with HD rumble integration. Feel every chop of a tomato or the slosh of the soup in a pot – you can even tell when something is on fire or about to burn out!
Overcooked: Special Edition Launch Trailer
Overcooked Special Edition Launches 27th July!
Overcooked is one of the freshest couch co-op games I've ever played. It's a perfect blend of strategy and chaos, asking you and your teammates to think on your feet as its smart and strange levels do everything they possibly can to make sure you are shouting at each other. The Switch port has some framerate and rumble issues that keep it from matching the best versions available, but for local multiplayer fun it's hard to beat.
Overcooked and the Nintendo Switch are really a perfect match of frantic co-op cooking and a games console that's all about taking games on the go and sharing them with people. Right now it's difficult to wholeheartedly recommend this version though, given the widely reported frame rate issues. Here's hoping they can cook up a fix sooner rather than later.
The core premise and style of Overcooked is a perfect fit for Nintendo's portable console, but its technical performance ruins the experience. There aren't many issues that couldn't be fixed with a patch, but as it stands, Overcooked offers an exciting cooperative experience which is quickly hampered by performance issues.