Summary: Overcooked 2 maintains the same frantic fun of the original. While perhaps a little too familiar and safe, Overcooked 2 is still one of the best co-op games available.
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Overcooked 2 serves up a great balance of hilarious chaos and strategy alongside meaningful improvements over its predecessor. The kitchens have more moving parts, the recipes are more varied, and the ability to throw ingredients fundamentally changes the arcade cooking formula. It's still ideal when played on the couch with friends, but solo play is much improved, and online support adds versatility.
While not the most ambitious sequel, Overcooked 2 still ranks among the best couch co-op has to offer.
Busy friends list but short of local pals? This safe but solid sequel was made for you.
A delicious mix of old school multiplayer gaming and modern convenience, with a sequel that improves the original recipe in all the right ways.
Overcooked 2 is everything you loved from the original but with the heat turned up a centigrade or 100. Mad, manic and utterly hilarious, this is one co-op game to beat.
With the eased restrictions on making progress, Overcooked 2 is designed for a party atmosphere rather than the first game's nail-biting need for perfection
Overcooked 2 brings new levels and small-but-smart additions to the already great couch co-op formula.
Overcooked is the sort of game that inspires everyone to channel their inner Gordon Ramsay, and its chaotic sequel is no exception. It has notable improvements, from throwing and catching food to some ludicrous and creative levels.
If you enjoyed the original or skipped it purely because you needed online multiplayer support, Overcooked 2 should be a no-brainer. While the sequel runs the risk of being slightly too familiar and lacks any big surprises, it's still a winning formula. Co-op gaming doesn't get much better than this.
Whether it's two players or four, Overcooked 2 is a rowdy cooperative blast that encourages teamwork and adaptation as its constantly changing level design and recipe book keep you and your team on their toes. It's just up to you to find a group of people you're willing to yell at and celebrate with.