Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Jul 13, 2022
    From the stop-motion, claymation backgrounds that dress some tucked-away areas, to mind-bending stage transitions, and the commanding full orchestral score from composer Kristofer Maddigan, there’s not one aspect of The Delicious Last Course that feels undercooked.
  2. Studio MDHR’s Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course provides players with a five-star meal. As I picked my teeth, let out a final sigh of relief and felt full from my experience, I can only hope that the DLC’s name was just a play on words — and that there’s still room left for dessert.
  3. Jun 30, 2022
    Cuphead The Delicious Last Course is one of the best gaming experiences I’ve ever had, managing to serve as a primarily standalone accompaniment to an already masterful title. It’s emblematic of why I enjoy video games by providing challenges that demand continual and natural player growth, with unquestionably fair enemy design.
  4. Jun 30, 2022
    The Delicious Last Course? More like Decadent Dessert, as every single bite through this Cuphead DLC is as rich as it is satisfying. If you enjoyed and finished Cuphead, even as a less confident player, there's so much to love in The Delicious Last Course that it is impossible to not recommend.
  5. Jun 30, 2022
    Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course strips away some of the less interesting scenarios and polishes what made it a standout success. It’s a little on the short side given the long wait time, but it’s justified by its bargain price and immediately obvious love and attention for its addictive and fair gameplay loop.
  6. Jul 26, 2022
    Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is one of the most expertly crafted pieces of DLC available to players. What is offered here is not only new, nerve-wrecking content but the opportunity to drastically change the base game and how players tackle its intense challenges. Ms. Chalice is a significant addition to the game with her additional abilities and may take the sting out for newcomers. But where The Delicious Last Course truly becomes a feast is in the truly stunning boss encounters that will challenge every available reflex and absolutely dazzle with complex, gorgeous animation. Simply put, this is a treat.
  7. Jul 3, 2022
    Island 4 and all that comes with it make an amazing game even better. This DLC is perfect for those who want to see Cuphead at its best. There is no fat; there is no fluff. There are only the best parts of Cuphead but much, much more refined.
  8. Jun 30, 2022
    Cuphead - The Delicious Last Course is the best possible set for Studio MDHR's creature. The new stages are incredibly curated and introduce completely new gameplay mechanics and situations, which blend perfectly with the offer of the base game. And what about Miss Chalice, with her new abilities that - in addition to expanding the playful possibilities of the experience - allow a wider audience to get closer to the Cuphead shootings. In short, in this DLC nothing has been left to chance and it shows, because The Delicious Last Course is always Cuphead but better, if possible.
  9. Jun 30, 2022
    Cuphead in The Delicious Last Course is a must-play for people who enjoyed the original game. If you found Cuphead too challenging, then chances are you will still find it pretty hard even with the inclusion of Ms. Chalice and her special abilities.
  10. Jun 30, 2022
    Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is a new content that maintains the success formula of the original game. Adding extras, renovating some details and making the game a little better. Despite the fact that it’s really short, it is extraordinary content.
  11. Jul 6, 2022
    Are the everday struggles pushing you too much? One nail drives out another, go for The Delicious Last Course! It is an incredible addition to a masterpiece, you'll enjoy every single difficult moment.
  12. Jul 5, 2022
    After all that, it seems a bit dreary to talk about things like price (bleh), but at $8/£6.79, it really is a generous price that pretty accurately reflects the price of a dessert in relation to the main course. Despite calling itself ‘The Last Course,’ it’s hard to imagine that this is the last we’ll see of Cuphead, though the prospect of seeing what else Studio MDHR could come up with is no less tantalising as a continuation of this series.
  13. Jul 4, 2022
    Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course thankfully doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel. It takes the already-phenomenal gameplay of Cuphead, and just adds more Cuphead on top. Miss Chalice is also a great new character, making going back to the base game fun, even if you’ve already finished it.
  14. Jun 30, 2022
    The wait was worth the time, because Studio MDHR just delivered a whole new experience to Cuphead with the Delicious Last Course. This DLC not only improves the game in different areas, but somehow takes advantage of new technologies that make gaming better. The new Boss Fights are challenging and Ms. Chalice brings new entertaining game mechanics.
  15. Jun 30, 2022
    Whoever has loved Cuphead has to play Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course: it's more of the same gameplay, but a beautiful one.
  16. Jun 30, 2022
    Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is a tasty treat for fans, bringing new and imaginative boss battles and greater challenges.
  17. Jun 30, 2022
    In a year of great games, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is one that shouts to be played loudly enough that it simply cannot be ignored.
  18. Jun 30, 2022
    Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is not just more Cuphead, it's more of the best type of Cuphead. The six new main bosses are all incredible from both a visual and design standpoint, making this DLC expansion nearly essential for any Cuphead fan.
  19. Jun 30, 2022
    Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is worth the long wait. Ms. Chalice gives players a brand-new way to approach each boss, and each of the new boss fights is an imaginative triumph, from both a visual and gameplay perspective. The new parry-focused fights add a twist to the Cuphead platforming formula that feels right at home while offering something new to the experience. Even the already-great main campaign is improved thanks to Ms. Chalice and a trio of new weapons that shake things up for Cuphead and Mugman. Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course adds more than a cherry on top; it changes the recipe to create a game that's more scrumptious than before.
  20. Jun 30, 2022
    Cuphead: The Delicious last course is ultimately a very impressive release. It takes the best elements of the base game and finetunes them to incredible success. The marriage of tight gameplay and fun narrative animations in an impeccable and memorable aesthetic is undeniably powerful. The DLC may not be as long as some may want, but should your expectations remain in check, you’ll find a superb addition to an already phenomenal game.
  21. Jun 30, 2022
    After all these years there still isn't anything quite like Cuphead.
  22. Jun 30, 2022
    The Delicious Last Course is a delightful DLC that expands on the good things seen in the original Cuphead. The new playable character, Ms. Chalice, adds variety to the gameplay while the new bosses designed by Studio MDHR are all great fun to face. Offered at a price within everyone's reach, this additional package is an experience not to be missed.
  23. Jun 30, 2022
    Cuphead: The Delicious Course is excellent fan service and the perfect continuation of a game that felt almost impossible to replicate. From the new boss designs to the addition of Miss Chalice, there is so much for everyone to enjoy, whether they just want to beat the new challenges or conquer them entirely.
  24. Edge Magazine
    Jun 16, 2022
    That past half-decade, then, was evidently time well spent. Barring one or two lingering frustrations, where certain randomised elements combine to produce inescapable hazards, this feels like Cuphead distilled: an amalgamation of the best bits of the base game, with few of its shortcomings. Naturally, it's an exhilarating showcase of the Moldenhauers' breathtaking art and animation... [Issue#373, p.100]
  25. Jun 30, 2022
    The Delicious Last Course sends our jolly beverage containers off on a high note. It offers an entertaining final exam of your skills while also freshening up the original adventure by giving players a cool new character to enjoy. It’s more Cuphead at the end of the day, but I had a great time revisiting Studio MDHR’s wonderful animated universe, testing my mettle against its villains, and feeling fist-pumping triumph all over again.
  26. Jul 6, 2022
    Cuphead succeed to upgrade its unique classic cartoon style with long-awaited DLC. It is packed with fun enough to finally give a comfort to those who suffered from the delay of release date. Especially, I was happy to see cute and adorable Ms. Chalice's appearance.
  27. Jul 4, 2022
    Cuphead In The Delicious Last Course provides a new expansion and upgrades to Cuphead that is still as amazing as it was first released.
  28. Jul 15, 2022
    The Delicious Last Course offers more of what we loved about Cuphead, namely challenging, brilliantly designed boss battles and wonderful animations. It also introduces a third playable character and a handful of new equipment. I only wish the expansion was much longer – after all, it spent four years in development.
  29. Jun 30, 2022
    At long last, The Delicious Last Course is served. Its content maintains the high quality of the original game and introduces a unique story and new levels. New bosses and mechanics make this content pack worthwhile, but its short duration leaves us wanting more.
  30. Jun 30, 2022
    It's been a long time coming, but The Delicious Last Course is an excellent addition to Cuphead. Its presentation is a rare treasure that’s worth celebrating, showcasing outstanding animation and music alike. The new bosses are glorious spectacles, Ms. Chalice is a great companion to the original team, and The King's Leap challenges you in all new ways. If this is the last we see of our cup-headed buddies, it's a fantastic farewell.
  31. 85
    For Cuphead fans, The Delicious Last Course is an essential add-on adventure that more than delivers enough content for the price of admission. The art is sumptuous, the fights are fanciful, and there’s effort crammed into every nook. I expect some might say The Delicious Last Course under delivers considering the time between drinks, but I’m a cup half full kind of guy.
  32. Jun 30, 2022
    The Delicious Last Course puts an impressive and beautiful last stroke to Cuphead, with a new "boss rush adventure" that even if it feels short, continues to exude impressive quality, with aesthetics that remain as unique and effective as they were on day one. A DLC that you will keep reminiscing about after completion.
  33. Jul 3, 2022
    The Delicious Last Course is everything a Cuphead fan could ask for – more of everything the world fell in love with in 2017. This DLC’s colourful cast of baddies are just as challenging and intricate as any you can find in the base game, while Studio MDHR’s gorgeous hand-drawn art style means they’re brought to life phenomenally. As an added bonus, the smart moveset of Ms. Chalice means that even if you struggled with Cuphead in the past, this DLC is worth giving it another shot.
  34. Jun 30, 2022
    The Holy Grail sold by the MDHR studio could have passed for a simple gold-plated cup if its finishes had not reached the legendary level we expected. Thanks to the sophisticated Ms Chalice and the new gang of deranged bosses, Cuphead and Mugman have very good arguments to plunge us back into their animated destiny. While its low price softens any grievances, we would have liked a more content-rich experience, especially after so many years of waiting. If it does not turn water into wine, The Delicious Last Course is a drink with a strong taste to be enjoyed with every sip.
  35. Jun 30, 2022
    While short, The Delicious Last Course certainly does not lack in quality and depth. It fine-tunes the best parts of Cuphead with its captivating art style and challenging boss battles while also providing deep and meaningful additions to the game with new weapons, items, and gameplay mechanics. The Delicious Last Course condenses everything that made the base game so triumphant into one package and adds a few finishing touches to make this a proper send-off for Cuphead and Mugman after half a decade in the spotlight. Its title rings true to its nature; it is a delicious last course.
  36. Jun 30, 2022
    The ¿closing chapter? in the Cuphead series comes with a lot of delicacies to taste: a new island, impressive level bosses and secrets to discover. One of the most entertaining experiences of 2022.
  37. Jun 30, 2022
    The Delicious Last Course is a terrific post-meal snack to close out the lengthy Cuphead buffet, hindered only by a potentially game-breaking weapon and a relatively short length that leaves you wanting more.
  38. Jun 30, 2022
    A sweet treat that recreates the old recipe with higher quality ingredients.
  39. Jun 30, 2022
    If you’ve been longing for more Cuphead, then The Delicious Last Course is for you. But if you were, for whatever reason, hoping for a big shake-up in terms of gameplay or difficulty, you’re not going to find it here. Brutal but beautiful, this is simply more Cuphead, be that for better or for worse.
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  1. Jun 30, 2022
    A must-buy for existing Cuphead owners. It's short, but Last Course is definitely a fair value at $8. Anyone on the fence should give this a shot if you're starved for quality 2D gaming. [Ars Technica Approved]
  2. Jun 30, 2022
    For those that can enjoy the intense challenge of a multi-stage boss fight — and I count myself among them — Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course offers some of the best stages and artwork in the game. There’s no filler here, and every fight stands out as a memorable experience, from a bearded stone golem and his pack of evil gnomes to a train-riding cow who sees the business end of a pressure cooker only to keep on fighting. If you’ve been desperate for more Cuphead, this is likely the last new content you’ll see. Thankfully it’s a hell of an encore for Cuphead, Mugman, and now, Ms. Chalice. [Polygon Recommends]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 118 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 118
  1. Jul 2, 2022
    Oh thanks for ruin the game.
    Remove that garbage 9 Lifes cheat.
    Stop Dumbdown games.
  2. Jul 8, 2022
    Best game of 2022! Can’t stop playing it! Bravo Studio MDHR! Artstyle is gorgeous, animations are outstanding! Parry challenges are great addition!
  3. Jul 4, 2022
    Amazing, quality stuff. This studio is just pure heart and soul. The final boss animation was especially mesmerizing.