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  • Summary: Hell's Kitchen: The Video Game is based on the U.S. television program world-renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay. The game allows players to experience the show’s high-pressure kitchen and dining room challenges as a faithfully rendered 3D Chef Ramsay watches their every move. After executing the three phases of an order – preparation, cooking and service – Chef Gordon Ramsay scores each meal. As they progress through the game, players are rewarded with access to recipes from Chef Ramsay's own repertoire. Chef Ramsay watches players' every move and judges them as they progress by yelling at them, praising them or shutting down the kitchen if their skills don't meet his expectations. As players progress, they'll gain access to authentic Gordon Ramsay recipes, including many that are offered exclusively to game owners. In Career Mode, players can earn stars to build their way up from a Single-Star restaurant to a prestigious Five-Star establishment. As the player advances through the ranks, their star rating advances and the recipes become more varied and intricate. In Arcade Mode, the pressure builds as customers become increasingly demanding. Players are challenged to keep up with the pressure before time is up, or Chef Ramsay loses patience and closes the kitchen. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Ramsay might get paid to be a total jerk, but his psychotic bravado lends a great deal of excitement to the culinary gaming genre.
  2. If you’ve got a shrine to Gordon Ramsey, this is about as close as you’re going to get to him. Most of us are better off heading to the kitchen and making a Spanish Omelette without him breathing down our necks.
  3. 70
    The game employs Ramsay’s high-intensity style to make an unoriginal but competent restaurant management simulator crazier and more fun than it has any right to be. Casual players who want to be authentically cursed out while running a kitchen should make this adaptation at least a modest success.
  4. Anyone who likes simple simulation games, is a fan of the "Hell's Kitchen" television show, or was a die-hard Root Beer Tapper fiend will find that the Hell's Kitchen game is definitely worth a play.
  5. Save the 30 quid and spend it on a side salad in one of Gordon's restaurants instead. It'll be better and should last longer than this pile of ****. [Dec 2008, p.62]
  6. Feels like a cell phone game; been here, done that; terrible use of controls.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. mshaino
    Sep 24, 2008
    As a culinary arts student and avid gamer I had to pick this game up. I was NOT disappointed. Having Mr. Gordan Ramsey narrate the entire game as you work your way up to working at 5-Star restaurants - to me at least - is LOADS of fun. The COOLEST part is that you are working with REAL -yes REAL- recipes. On the PC version (on Wii maybe not? who knows, these next gen games are all multi-absolutely-efficienty these days) you can actually print them out so you can cook the stuff at home. I think that's amazing... Expand
  2. xavierramirez
    Sep 24, 2008
    aside from the game being generally cheesy (no intended reference to food), it is quite fun. lots of bloodless... unless you're working with raw meat i suppose? fun. lots of fun. that's all i want in a game. i thougth it was great. and i also love halo. so there you go.

  3. AB
    Sep 24, 2008
    i heard the PC version is better because you can print recipes but how hard is it to go online and look up this stuff online? the WII version rules because it's freaking Wii!! You don't need to print stuff out from the Wii because you got that Wiimote that makes games sooo much funner to play.

    oh yeah. the game is hella good. yes, hella good. for this kind of game. there aren't a lot like it... cooking games? never heard of em. this ones good.
  4. KyleFitzgerald
    Sep 21, 2008
    Huh, what do you know? It