Overcooked is a cooking simulation game developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17 for Xbox one, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows. This game can be played solo or up to four players. If playing alone, the game will provide two chefs for that solo player to control. Solo players would have to switch in between those two chefs while giving them tasks to do, such as chopping ingredients, cleaning dishes, cooking and many more. The weight is slightly lifted from your shoulders if playing with multiple people because each player controls one chef, but it comes with a price since everyone will do their task their own way and would sometimes run into each other if they aren’t careful. (Leadership needed)
Along with having to worry about organizing and preparing meals, players will also have to worry about the kitchen’s environment changing. For example, there is a level where an earthquake splits the environment in half, which caused one of my meals to burn because none of my chefs were on the other side of the kitchen to take the pan off the stove.
Though trying to complete a level can be frustrating by yourself or with friends, completing it is always rewarding for me because I look forward to see new challenges, new recipes to cook and new characters to unlock.
Unfortunately, the down side to Overcooked is that it does not have online multiplayer. (Couch co op ftw?) Luckily the game play is fun and completing a level always feels rewarding, which is why I would totally recommend this game. (Especially with friends)
*Screen shots are from PlayStation 4