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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. Sharpen your knives and dust off your chefs whites, there isntOvercooked 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. Sharpen your knives and dust off your chefs whites, there isnt mushroom for error and the steaks are high in these crazy kitchens!
    The Onion Kingdom is in danger and only the finest cooking can save it! In Overcooked players must journey through a variety of cruel and unusual kitchens on their quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land.

    Play solo or engage in classic, chaotic couch co-op for up to four players in both co-operative and competitive challenge modes. Youll have to cook a range of different dishes and work together in order to become the most effective and ultimate team!
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Overcooked On Switch
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Oct 30, 2017
    85
    This is easily one of the best co-op titles on Switch and can't be recommended enough! [Issue #30 – November/December 2017, p. 19]
  2. 85
    Overcooked: Special Edition is a spectacular downloadable title for Switch owners to play with their friends locally. I easily lost hours playing right next to a buddy on a couch, screaming obscenities and the names of food items. Anyone looking for a fun party game or a fun cooperative Switch experience should pick up Overcooked immediately. Unfortunately, the exciting nature of the game will wear off for those who don’t have others to play with, which should surely be a consideration for anyone thinking of picking the game up.
  3. Aug 25, 2017
    80
    Overcooked: Special Edition is a great co-op game that takes advantage of the Switch portability and Joy-Cons. Sadly its framerate issues prevent from getting a higher score.
  4. Jul 30, 2017
    78
    Ghost Town Games' amusing multiplayer experience is back with a porting that feels quite undercooked.
  5. Aug 16, 2017
    75
    A good party game for the Nintendo Switch, but a bit limited. A perfect fit for this new hardware.
  6. Aug 3, 2017
    75
    As fun as the original version of the game but with more levels and some added flaws that makes this Special Edition good but not better.
  7. Aug 8, 2017
    55
    The core premise and style of Overcooked is a perfect fit for Nintendo’s portable console, but its technical performance ruins the experience. There aren’t many issues that couldn’t be fixed with a patch, but as it stands, Overcooked offers an exciting cooperative experience which is quickly hampered by performance issues.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 33
  2. Negative: 7 out of 33
  1. Sep 19, 2017
    10
    This game had a lot of optimization issues at first, but now it seems it is mostly fixed. With it's biggest issue gone, the game is basicallyThis game had a lot of optimization issues at first, but now it seems it is mostly fixed. With it's biggest issue gone, the game is basically flawless, with plenty of fun with friends with competition and coop. The amount of areas to cook are great and so many of them have variety that make them unforgettable. Expand
  2. Aug 8, 2017
    10
    Un juego de cocina frenético, muy entretenido y excelente para jugarlo cooperativamente.
    Una excelente opción de un desarrollador indie para
    Un juego de cocina frenético, muy entretenido y excelente para jugarlo cooperativamente.
    Una excelente opción de un desarrollador indie para Nintendo Switch.
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  3. Jan 21, 2018
    9
    Overcooked: Special Edition is a spectacular downloadable title for Switch owners to play with their friends locally. I easily lost hoursOvercooked: Special Edition is a spectacular downloadable title for Switch owners to play with their friends locally. I easily lost hours playing right next to a buddy on a couch, screaming obscenities and the names of food items. Anyone looking for a fun party game or a fun cooperative Switch experience should pick up Overcooked immediately. http://buy.partners/product/overcooked-special-edition-nintendo-switch/ Unfortunately, the exciting nature of the game will wear off for those who don’t have others to play with, which should surely be a consideration for anyone thinking of picking the game up. Expand
  4. May 20, 2018
    8
    This game is great. It's not groundbreaking, but it's incredibly fun. Do you enjoy yelling at your friends to do better until you realizeThis game is great. It's not groundbreaking, but it's incredibly fun. Do you enjoy yelling at your friends to do better until you realize you're as bad as they are and completely fail a level? Well, this is that. Chaotic, fun, tons of content, and this game was made by a chef. That is impressive. Expand
  5. Cl9
    Jul 28, 2017
    7
    It's a fun game. But it seems to only run at 30fps despite being a fairly simple game, graphically. The biggest issue for me though, is thatIt's a fun game. But it seems to only run at 30fps despite being a fairly simple game, graphically. The biggest issue for me though, is that there's no local multi-switch multiplayer. Which means that you have to all share the same small screen unless you have a TV nearby. Expand
  6. Sep 13, 2020
    5
    I do understand why so many people like Overcooked. It looks nice, it's a great concept for co-op play, and it's seriously challenging.I do understand why so many people like Overcooked. It looks nice, it's a great concept for co-op play, and it's seriously challenging. However, I guess I'm an exception: I love couch co-op, love though games, love the concept of Overcooked–but just couldn't get into it.

    The main problem with Overcooked is that it gives you too little slack. If you're playing with friends and family for the laughs, you want enough time to enjoy the process–enough time to get a level wrong, laugh about it, and scramble to fix it together. Instead, Overcooked is all about not having time: if you mess up the team coordination, you're toast.

    When I bought Overcooked, I expected a nice co-op game that encouraged improvised solutions and rapid changes of plan. Instead, I found an unforgiving experience where you have to shut up and do your job. The problem isn't that the game is hard. The problem is that the game is hard in a way that forces you to streamline communications and focus on finding a rythm–and that is not fun. Four or five levels in, Overcooked was feeling like work, and all my co-op groups agreed to abandon it.
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  7. Jan 6, 2022
    0
    The game with the worst performance I've discovered so far on the switch. It feels totally laggy. It's not understandable because the graphicsThe game with the worst performance I've discovered so far on the switch. It feels totally laggy. It's not understandable because the graphics are pretty poor. The gameplay didn't catch me as well. It's Boring and feels just like work. Expand

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