Overcooked! All You Can Eat Review – Stuffing Your PS5 With Fun Content

Developer Ghost Town Games has a special helping of Overcooked! All You Can Eat ready for your next gen console. We have been cooking our way through the game for a week and are ready to serve up our verdict. Is the game ready for service or should it be sent back to the kitchen?

Read on to find out

 

The Overcooked! series has been causing family friendly tension in living rooms and online since 2016 and has received some decent review scores along its journey and has also won awards for being an awesome family game. The series has seen two full game releases and a few extra helpings of DLC added in to keep folks cooking away. With the release of the next generation of consoles, publisher Team 17 and developer Ghost Town Games has put together somewhat of a buffet version that not only includes Overcooked and Overcooked 2, but also all of the previous DLC and a few extra additions.

Overcooked! All You Can Eat Review – Get Ready to Chop, Mix and Cook

The Overcooked series is all about running a kitchen and serving hungry customers before they get tired of waiting and split, leaving you with a loss of an order and no tips. If you are playing solo (which we do not recommend) you will be controlling two chefs to make orders based on the given recipe for that kitchen. It could be something as simple as chopped tomatoes and chopped lettuce, served on a plate, to something more complex like steamed meat buns that will require chopping shrimp or steak and placing that in a mixer with flower, and then taking that mixture and steaming it before serving it on a plate. It can get pretty hectic at times, and trying to run a kitchen solo can be a daunting experience.

Overcooked! All You Can Eat Review – Co-op is where it’s at

Overcooked! All You Can Eat can be played with up to four user controlled chefs, either in couch co-op or online. This is the way the game should be played, as two is better than one, and more is even better. Those awesome new Dualsense controllers aren’t cheap, but at least are pretty easy to find compared to an actual PS5 console. If you have four of them, you can get busy in the kitchen with four players locally, but if not, there’s always an online option if you have friends with a PS5 and the game. You can even have some local players as well as online players, mixed together, just make sure all of the local players are signed in before creating/joining a lobby.

Once you have everyone in the kitchen, you will have to learn to work together. Some kitchens demand cooperation by separating everyone into specific areas, while other kitchens allow you to run around like a chicken with your head cut off, running into each other and getting in each other’s way. The key to success is examining a given kitchen and determining what each chef’s role will be. As a group, we generally failed the harder kitchens on our first attempt, but mainly because we would spend more time discussing and deciding what each chef’s role would be, and not filling orders. Subsequent attempts usually were successful as we generally got past the learning curve for a given kitchen pretty quickly. Turning on assist mode is a great way to get past that learning curve as well.

 

Overcooked! All You Can Eat Review – So Much Good Stuff

Overcooked! All You Can Eat has an insane amount of stuff to do, and even returning players have some new content to try out. there are over two hundred kitchens to work in, as well as seven brand new levels just for this edition. Add in three new chefs to choose from, 60FPS and 4K graphics with super fast loading times, and you have the ultimate cooking game for the whole family to enjoy.

The new assist mode and accessibility features including scalable UI, dyslexic friendly text and support for color blindness really show how the developers have listened to their fans and gives even veterans of the series a reason to revisit the game on their shiny new consoles.

9


Overcooked! All You Can Eat review code provided by publisher and reviewed on a PlayStation 5. For more information on scoring, please read: What our review scores really mean.