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  • Summary: Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook, and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff. [Playstation.com]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Sep 6, 2016
    100
    The pacing is perfect, introducing new recipes and level obstacles in a way that consistently keeps the player engaged and wondering what could possibly come next. After having three friends over to play the game, all three of them went home, separately purchased it, and played it to completion either solo or with a significant other. I’m not sure any game I’ve shown my friends before this has had the same effect.
  2. Sep 28, 2016
    85
    Aside from from the local-only consideration and some inconsistencies with the scoring criteria and stage layouts, man, what a game. Overcooked is the best co-op experience I've had in recent memory, and despite going back through to fully clear every level, I wish there were more. Don't overlook it.
  3. Aug 1, 2016
    80
    Aside from a few minor presentation and performance niggles, Overcooked is a wonderfully executed game, and is one of the best co-operative experiences in recent years. The simplicity of the controls and gameplay make it extremely accessible, while there is still plenty of challenge in the later, crazier kitchens.
  4. Aug 1, 2016
    80
    Overcooked nails local co-op multiplayer gaming perfectly. It's incredibly easy to pick up and play, yet coordinating its myriad of seemingly-mundane tasks requires its players to constantly communicate. What transpires is riotous and often hilarious gameplay that's simply great fun to play. Unfortunately, it's not quite as entertaining as a single-player experience, but if you have friends and family to play with, Overcooked is highly recommended.
  5. Nov 23, 2016
    80
    Overcooked contains all the necessary ingredients for a truly excellent co-op game.
  6. Aug 1, 2016
    73
    There’s an interesting mix of characters and environments to keep the gameplay fresh, and the soundtrack is a delight. It doesn’t hold up so well as a single-player experience because of the repetitive nature if you have to do everything yourself, but it’s a great party game with some friends.
  7. Aug 1, 2016
    60
    What it boils down to is that if you have two or more controllers and the appropriate amount of friends to play with, then you should check out Overcooked, but if you’re looking to dine alone, then you had best move on.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Dec 12, 2016
    9
    Overcooked is quite possibly one of the best co-op games that I've had the pleasure of playing, and I'm always searching for that one gameOvercooked is quite possibly one of the best co-op games that I've had the pleasure of playing, and I'm always searching for that one game that I can play with my girlfriend. Other co-ops tend to have an alpha gamer problem and well, that means I'm usually the problem. Overcooked, on the other hand, distinctly avoids this by gimmicking its levels such that you absolutely must co-operate and co-ordinate if you want to get three stars.

    As a result, every player is engaged and constantly communicating, which is a good sign your co-op game is doing its job. Take the basics of something like Diner Dash and throw in the added conundrum of managing resources and logstics, and you have Overcooked. Rather than simply bashing out recipes and delivering them, each level has a sort of twist to it that requires players to overcome, be it simply the layout, things shifting around, or even terrain effects (yes, there are ice levels). Quite simply, you can't succeed at this game on your own.

    Even in single player, you must control two chefs and switch between them in order to solve logistics problems. While entertaining to a certain point, juggling the campaign by yourself while controlling two chefs clearly demonstrates that the game needs to have human bodies controlling the individual chefs or nothing really gets done. As the game is designed around couch co-op, it's no wonder single player is frustrating and it's not a hit against the game - you're lucky it's there to begin with.

    A bonus of Overcooked is that even if you're short on controllers, you can split each controller into halves, so if you have two controllers, you can get four players into the game. While it can cause a little bit of confusion sharing a single controller between two people, it's a wonderful addition to the game especially considering the price of a Dual Shock 4.

    Great game. Highly recommended.
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  2. Oct 3, 2018
    9
    great coop game with a lot of variations some levels are frustrating and seem unfair but generally the challenge is fun and having someone togreat coop game with a lot of variations some levels are frustrating and seem unfair but generally the challenge is fun and having someone to play this game is a must! Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2018
    9
    One of, if not the, best local co-op game on the PS4. Gameplay is fast and frantic and makes for a ton of fun with friends. I just wish thatOne of, if not the, best local co-op game on the PS4. Gameplay is fast and frantic and makes for a ton of fun with friends. I just wish that there was more content as the campaign is relatively short. In addition, single player is boring, but that's clearly not how the developers intended Overcooked to be played. Expand
  4. Sep 21, 2018
    8
    We bought this as a family co-op game that we could play with our 7 & 9 year old kids, and in that respect it's a brilliant game. Very simpleWe bought this as a family co-op game that we could play with our 7 & 9 year old kids, and in that respect it's a brilliant game. Very simple to play, and splitting the controllers into two allows 4 player fun without having to fork out (sorry) for extra controllers. It is quite repetitive, but in short bursts as a bit of co-op fun it comes highly recommended. Expand
  5. Aug 7, 2016
    8
    This is a wonderful example of something Team17 is good at create games that you enjoy with friends. Had a blast playing it and I will returnThis is a wonderful example of something Team17 is good at create games that you enjoy with friends. Had a blast playing it and I will return fo sure, This game is what PS4 and XboxOne needed to be able to use more than one controllers. Not all games are when played solo and this one is an example of that. It does not make it a bad game at all, but you need friends. Expand
  6. Dec 1, 2017
    7
    Overcooked is a cute and challenging co op game when trying to get all 3 stars in the game. There is quite a bit of content too. Overall,Overcooked is a cute and challenging co op game when trying to get all 3 stars in the game. There is quite a bit of content too. Overall, the game felt like more of a chore to play though then fun. I ended up beating the game but it was more me pushing myself to completion. Expand
  7. Feb 25, 2017
    6
    It's not really that fun to me, it makes me stressed and angry. I really wish I'd spent my money on something better. It's just reallyIt's not really that fun to me, it makes me stressed and angry. I really wish I'd spent my money on something better. It's just really difficult, I wish they would add more time or something. Also, it really needs online play. Expand

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