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Overcookedfor Windows

2016

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Put your abilities to the test in the kitchen with this fun, competitive game. Prepare meals in the allotted time and you’ll be rewarded for excellent dishes.

Test your culinary skills

Overcooked puts you in the shoes of a tiny chef tasked with cooking proper meals in a race against the clock.

In this title, you handle cooks in the kitchen and manage them to the best of your ability. Specific orders will pop up and you’ll have to fill them in time. You’re likely going to mess up, slow down, or stray from the objective. Failure is inevitable, and someone just turned up the heat in the kitchen. 

Some serious tasks and challenges await you in the kitchen. You have to prepare ingredients, cook and serve meals, and even clean up when you’re done. The cleaning is tedious and frustrating, but it does provide a bit of realism.

There’s also an online multiplayer option. You can play with up to four players at once. You’ll have to work together to maximize your results. Completed orders that are served in time will earn you coins. You need to collect as many points as you can within the set time limit.

It may sound easy, but don’t be fooled. The layout of the kitchen changes as you progress through the different levels, adding complexity with every step up. It’s a great way to elevate the challenge, given that you depend a lot on how you move around the area. Obstacles and poorly placed objectives are the main ways the game limits your play.

There’s also a single-player mode available. This puts you in control of two chefs at one time. You can switch between chefs as they complete tasks. It’s tough to coordinate them to efficiently meet certain goals, but it serves as a well-balanced challenge

Where can you run this program?

This title runs on Windows 7 and later.

Is there a better alternative?

No. This surprisingly addictive game will grill you (no pun intended). Other titles, like Cooking Mama, lack the fast-paced action and variety of kitchen layouts.

Our take

Overcooked is a unique, quirky game that is both fun and challenging. Multiplayer offers some hilarious moments as you struggle to coordinate with others. Single-player mode has a more serious tone, but the shifting variables will keep you stuck to the screen.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you are looking for an enjoyable cooking game, you’ll love this title.

Overcookedfor Windows

2016

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