Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 90
    Cooking's touch screen interface is clean, but the voice commands and audio help are what really make traditional cookbooks seem outdated. This "Touch Generations" title may be intended to draw more non-gamers into the fold, but this is software that truly is for everyone.
  2. This package surpasses the novelty of having a slew of recipes and a personal backup up chef teaching you the ropes.
  3. It's informative, useful, well thought out, and exhaustive in it's attention to detail.
  4. It's great for anyone who wants to learn to cook a bit more adventurously or simply expand their repertoire with something that isn't a celebrity cookbook. [Sept 2008, p.71]
  5. This is a well-made package that takes advantage of the handheld's capabilities as much as you could hope any interactive recipe guide would.
  6. It is an interactive cookbook and a truly excellent one at that.
  7. Personal Trainer Cooking is an ideal companion for budding chefs interested in learning their way around the kitchen.
  8. 80
    Personal Trainer Cooking has plenty of tasty looking meals and a marvelous user interface.
  9. Sizzling just below perfection yet leaving a pleasant taste in the mouth, Cooking Guide is a unexpectedly novel idea pulled off successfully
  10. Absolutely not a video game in any shape or form – but something that's more immediately useful than Brain Training and its ilk.
  11. Personal Trainer: Cooking is perfect for bored housewives (or husbands — let's not discriminate) who have extra spending money and a passion for new flavors and tastes.
  12. Of course, it won’t make cooking any more entertaining if you already find it a bit of a chore, but if you just want to be entertained you could also sit back a look at Gordon Ramsey curse his way through an episode of The F Word.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 15, 2012
    this game is fun because you can make really good greeeeeeennnnn beans which tasted really good this game helps and makes you eat really good food i like this game. Full Review »
  2. mo
    Jul 23, 2008
    Excellent and covers more recipes than you'd expect. One problem though is that the voice recognition is basic at best. I dropped something on the floor and it thought i wanted to continue to the next step. Turn voice recognition off especially if there are other people talking around you! Other than that it's excellent. Full Review »
  3. mspencer
    Jul 14, 2008
    I played the Japanese import ("Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi") and loved it. You had to yell "tsuGI" or "oh---KEI" to continue, though, and because I don't speak Japanese I had to use a strategy guide. Oddly enough the same developer had already published the strategy guide years in advance. Beautiful hard-bound strategy guide, too, which I think I might keep in my kitchen. Full Review »