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Overcooked: Special Edition

Ghost Town Games, Team17
Jul 27, 2017 - Nintendo Switch

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Critics Recommend

8.4 / 10
IGN Spain
7.5 / 10
55 / 100
Reno Gazette-Journal
7 / 10
80 / 100
Nintendo Life
8 / 10
Nintendo Enthusiast
8.5 / 10
The Digital Fix
7 / 10
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Overcooked: Special Edition Trailers

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Overcooked: Special Edition Launch Trailer (Nintendo Switch)

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Overcooked Special Edition Launches 27th July!

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Critic Reviews for Overcooked: Special Edition


8.4 / 10.0
Tom Marks

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.

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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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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.

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At a time when couch co-op games are an endangered species, Overcooked doubles down on the game mode by serving up one of the more fun cooperative gaming experiences I’ve played. The emphasis on couch co-op, combined with lack of online play, admittedly makes the solo experience feel lackluster. Little glitches and control niggles can also make the more hectic stages frustrating. Overall, however, Overcooked Special Edition is a great multiplayer experience that is a great fit with Nintendo’s hybrid home and portable game console.

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Overcooked: Special Edition is a great co-op game that takes advantage of the Switch portability and Joy-Cons. Sadly its framerate issues prevent from getting a higher score.

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All in all, Overcooked is an absolute must-buy for anybody looking for a fantastic party game to play with friends. The wacky visuals and chaotic gameplay make it an ideal game for local co-op, and there's plenty of content to work through. Although there are some disappointing launch issues with the framerate (reflected in our scoring), we still give this one a strong recommendation overall; it's a title that perfectly nails what makes local multiplayer games so fun.

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Anyone looking for a fun party game or a fun cooperative Switch experience should pick up Overcooked immediately. Unfortunately, the exciting nature of the game will wear off for those who don't have others to play with, which should surely be a consideration for anyone thinking of picking the game up.

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Overcooked Special Edition on the Nintendo Switch is a fantastic slice of old school local player co-operative fun.

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