Overcooked All You Can Eat is a cooking simulator game developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team 17 and is available this month on PS Plus. The basic premise of the game is to control a number of chefs either alone or in a co-op mode in a kitchen that is full of hazards and obstacles to try and prepare meals. It should be noted that this isn’t Overcooked 3, this is essentially Overcooked 1 and 2 along with some delicious extras but we’ll get to that later.
Before we go into battle, I mean the kitchen to serve these insatiable guests we get to pick our chefs and you might be here for a while because there is a lot of choices. What’s great as always is that there are so many variations and you even have a mermaid to choose from which is great. For those of us new to Overcooked there is essentially two modes broken up into different segments.
A campaign and an arcade mode. In the campaign mode you can play the campaign and there are so many modes and places to play with quite amusing names like Ever Peckish Rice. For the first time ever there is an assist mode for players like me who constantly burn orders and don’t pay any attention to the timer until it’s too late. In the arcade mode you can play Co-op and versus. In the co-op you can join forces with other chefs and gain the highest score and in versus it’s a head-to-head battle to see who is fast enough to serve the culinary treats.
You can enjoy both the co-op and versus mode in 3 separate formats. Online is split into 2 modes which are private lobbies or public lobbies and then there’s couch mode. You can also vote for a theme in the style of play and of course the theme with the most votes win. Overcooked All You Can Eat has a lot of the same pressures and experiences that we know and love from the Overcooked series.
Battling it out in different modes and funny cutscenes. With Overcooked All You Can Eat there is more to do and to see and there is updated graphics in all its 4K glory. Crossplay is enabled so you can enjoy the game with your friends who play on a different platform. Overcooked All You Can Eat also comes with all the DLC which includes new modes, new chefs and an assist mode which is a thing of beauty.
The assist mode is where you can slow the timeouts on the recipes if you choose but be mindful that you can’t unlock certain trophies this way but to serve the guests a burger or whatever they are trying to eat in your own time and make it at your own pace is very helpful. You can also increase the duration of rounds and there’s even an option to skip levels. Other things in Overcooked All You Can Eat included are faster loading screens and new trophies as there are new modes.
I do think that this game is more suited for co-op mode even if you’re playing with random people online as it’s a bit better because playing by yourself can be a little difficult. So, whenever I played Overcooked All You Can Eat I usually played with others so that we can coordinate the kitchen and things like that which is how a real kitchen is run to be honest. You can also throw food around which was hilarious. I really enjoyed playing Overcooked All You Can Eat even with some questionable gameplay from me.
In general, my experiences are that I would prefer to play it with others rather than to play it alone as the enjoyment level when you play with others are great fun as there’s lots of chaos and it’s just crazy. Overall Overcooked All You Can Eat as a bundle is great fun and if you’ve played Moving Out you should enjoy this game. If you’ve never played Overcooked before you should definitely try it out as its 2 games with extra addons and the extra addons come with some truly amazing things that you won’t really find anywhere else outside of this bundle.
Overcooked: All You Can Eat will be available to PlayStation Plus members until Monday, October 4.
Overcooked All You Can Eat is the ultimate way to enjoy 2 of the best co-op games ever made so if you're looking for hours of entertainment for you and your friends and family, this makes for quite a fun game.