Overcooked: Special Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews
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Tom Marks

Top Critic

8.4 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2017

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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Unscored
Aug 2, 2017

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.

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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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55 / 100
Aug 8, 2017

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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8 / 10
Aug 2, 2017

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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7 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2017

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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80 / 100
Aug 24, 2017

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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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2017

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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7 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2017

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

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2017

Overcooked will either have you in hysterics, or hating your friends. Either way, you'll have a blast!

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