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  • Summary: Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons... it's time to save the world (again!)

    FEATURES: * Online/Local
    Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons... it's time to save the world (again!)

    FEATURES:

    * Online/Local Multiplayer Madness - You'll knead to work together to get the highest score in chaotic local and online multiplayer.

    * Feast Your Eyes On This - Cook in new kitchens ranging from sushi restaurants, magic schools and mines!

    * Romaine Calm! - Travel through teleporters, across moving platforms and save time by throwing ingredients across dynamic kitchens that shift and evolve.

    * Whet Your Appetite! - Cook up a range of new recipes including sushi, cakes, burgers and pizzas.
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Overcooked 2 - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Aug 8, 2018
    90
    A worthy successor to the original, Overcooked 2 delivers in all the ways you'd want it too, with room for a little more.
  2. Aug 7, 2018
    85
    Overcooked 2 mostly sticks to a winning recipe. The clarity and simplicity of the first game has been muddled a bit – some of the new recipes and kitchens are a touch too complex for their own good – but the addition of online play makes up for a lot. If you’re new to this series, I suggest you check out the near-perfect original Overcooked to start, but if you’re an existing fan hungry for more, Overcooked 2 is a tasty second helping.
  3. Aug 10, 2018
    85
    After the hilarious and hectic insanity that was part 1, its sequel is even grander, more complete and provides even more entertainment. Gameplay remains as chaotic as ever but the additional amount of content makes sure it stays fresh for quite a while. Playing with some friends online is definitely the preferred way of playing Overcooked 2 but even when you're playing solo this game is still a blast.
  4. Aug 7, 2018
    80
    Despite one or two tiny issues, Overcooked 2 builds upon the success of the first game with smart gameplay additions and the ability to play online. This culinary co-op experience evolves the recipe in the right ways, and provides a fun and devilishly challenging array of kitchens to work through. Although it isn't doing anything wildly new, Ghost Town Games has cooked up a sequel that fans will adore, but that newcomers will also be able to enjoy from the off with its accessible controls and easy to grasp premise. If you played the first game, you know what you're in for, but for those coming to Overcooked fresh, this is the perfect time to bite.
  5. Aug 17, 2018
    80
    Overcooked 2 is a must-have for all co-op lovers. It is just as fun as its predecessor, but with nice improvements like online multiplayer.
  6. Aug 7, 2018
    80
    Overcooked 2 is everything we loved about Overcooked, but better. We are very happy to see the online options, though this game is still the best when it is just you and a friend killing it in the most chaotic kitchens imaginable.
  7. Aug 7, 2018
    70
    Overcooked 2 is more like an expansion of the original game than a real sequel. It has a ton of new content and levels, but the gameplay remains barely intact, which means that the main pros and cons of its predecessor are still here. If you liked the original Overcooked, you will love this sequel; but if you don’t, well, this game simply doesn’t have anything new to make you fall in love with it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Dec 26, 2019
    10
    Soup, pizza, and burgers! The craziest co-op experiences. Overcooked 2 is a must-have for all co-op lovers.
  2. Aug 10, 2018
    10
    Some of the craziest and most memorable co-op experiences I've ever had. My fiance and I loved the original, and Overcooked 2 improved on theSome of the craziest and most memorable co-op experiences I've ever had. My fiance and I loved the original, and Overcooked 2 improved on the concept in nearly every way. The levels and graphics are more polished, the new 'throw' mechanic is hilarious and hella useful in a pinch.

    What I love the most is the attention to detail. Charm oozes from every corner of the game; from the map, to the menus, and the individual levels themselves.

    Fun can still be had playing solo, but Overcooked 2 is at its best when played with at least 1 other person. Don't pass this one up!
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  3. Oct 1, 2019
    10
    This is the King of Couch-Coop Games, hands down.

    Overcooked 1 was amazing, Overcooked 2 is perfection. A great game to play with your SO
    This is the King of Couch-Coop Games, hands down.

    Overcooked 1 was amazing, Overcooked 2 is perfection. A great game to play with your SO or as a party game (not as much fun alone, though).

    The additional content -both free and paid dlc- are all fantastic and this is clearly a product of love, from great developers and I really hope they keep supporting the game with more content; or Overcooked 3.
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  4. Aug 7, 2018
    9
    I loved the first game, it was one of my fav indies as well as my fav co op game. The sequel adds way more levels and way more content whileI loved the first game, it was one of my fav indies as well as my fav co op game. The sequel adds way more levels and way more content while retaining the original solid gameplay with an added throw mechanic that is very useful. Game is great fun especially if you have someone to couch co op it. A fantastic sequel and game. Only complaint i have is the gsme is too short and the final stage wasnt as intense as the first games. That aside if you like fun chaotic co op games i highly recommend this. If you are already a fan this one is definitely a no brainer. 9/10 Expand
  5. Dec 2, 2019
    9
    we need more coop games of the sort, it's a great followup to overcooked 1.
  6. Sep 16, 2019
    7
    Seriously good fun in coop, I wish there were more games like this, have a lot of good memories from it even though the later levels becameSeriously good fun in coop, I wish there were more games like this, have a lot of good memories from it even though the later levels became very tricky Expand
  7. Jan 4, 2019
    1
    Writing this as a warning to those who are thinking of buying this game lovingly after completing the first Overcooked. After finishing thisWriting this as a warning to those who are thinking of buying this game lovingly after completing the first Overcooked. After finishing this game, I felt so betrayed and unfulfilled and took to online to see if other users experienced the same kind of anguish I did. To my surprise, Overcooked 2 has generally favorable reviews very similar to the first game, even though it is significantly worse than the first one.
    Here are some my issues with the game.

    Like others noted, the star scoring system is laughable. Speaking from my experience playing with 3 people, including myself, it’s nearly impossible to not get 3 stars on all the levels. I can’t speak to say if it’s different with 2 or 4 players, but with 3, we were able to achieve 3 stars on every single level within 3 tries and with most of the levels achieving 3 stars on our first try.

    By no means are we ‘hardcore players’ – we would always dedicate our first try to get accompanied with the quirks to the stage, note the patterns to any changes, and find what role each of us fit into well. We’d try different things and when anyone made an egregious mistake (like turning in the wrong recipe, falling off the edge with a fully cooked meal, or just making too many small mistakes), we would actively set things on fire, push each other off the edge, and fling pasta at each other’s faces for the remainder of the time. Some of the levels, this tomfoolery began 2 minutes before the end of the required time and we still got 3 stars on our first try. Whenever we saw the results screen, we would look at each other and say, “Really? We did reeeaally bad”, but would shrug and keep going, even though we could have done worlds better just because we already received all the reward the game would be willing to give us.

    On top of that, Overcooked 2 added a 4th star that we were all looking forward to so that we could go back and seek a challenge, but we were severely disappointed to see the scaling absolutely bonkers. The 4th star are based off of Steam stats of people who played the game, some of them with glitches, with 4 players, and by abusing mechanics, meaning that most of the levels are impossible to reach 4 stars with 4 or less people. This makes the game only really usable to it’s full potential with 4 players, but the online mechanic is pretty much broken as well. World 5 and 6’s Kevin levels are also impossible to unlock without 4 players as well if I recall correctly, and you can’t get all the characters without completing all the Kevin levels.

    On top of all this, the game is ridden with typos in the dialogue, flagrant underutilization of switches in the overworld, poorly thought out level-design, and repetitive gimmicks throughout the levels that make the game extremely unrewarding and downright not fun at the end of the day. Our group kept going because we absolutely loved the first Overcooked and thought that they made it easier for everyone else (which if fine) and then added the 4th star as an appropriate challenge. Come the end of the game, there isn’t even a cut scene or indicator of a finale (you pretty much never interact with the antagonist, the last level just cuts to the credits in a very unsatisfying way) and the 4th star is not scaled so that groups less than 4 can enjoy it.

    Overcooked 2 just feels like an unloved cash cow after the first one. I have more contentions with the overworld, the music, the inconsistencies, the way it handles switching chefs, and much more, but what I listed above are the things are really the things that broke my heart. All 3 of us are severely disappointed to the point where we considered trying to return a game for the first time ever. If you loved the first one for it’s witty game level designs, appropriate challenges, pacing with implementation with game mechanics, and engagement with audience, please save yourself the $20-$30 this game costs and do not buy it. Let the first one live on in your heart.
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