Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Overcooked


Overcooked is a multiplayer co-op game, one of my favorite genre's ever.  I picked it up on sale and then didn't get around to playing it until over the holiday break.

In one night my entire family was hooked.

Overcooked sees you take on the role of a chef trying to prepare meals under increasingly difficult circumstances.  The levels get crazy, but in a good way.  Like, having to run across ice flows between different halves of the kitchen.  Or cooking on a ship where the rocking of the waves moves your counters back and forth.  Or having a pedestrian crossing in the middle of your kitchen.


Even though the levels get tricky the best part of the game is that it has simple controls so anyone can jump in and be playing decently within a few minutes.  Where we're playing on PS4 one analog stick moves your character, the X button picks up and drops off items, and the Square button interacts with a work station (like for cutting).  That's it.  No crazy controls to master.

Just simple controlled chaos brought on by level design and having to coordinate with other people.

I love this game so much.  If I had played it before the end of the year it would have made my top list of 2016.  If it has staying power with my family it might very well make the top list of 2017.

But for now, I can definitely give it my full recommendation.  If you have anyone to play couch co-op games with (2 to 4 players) you should go pick up Overcooked.

1 comment:

  1. I had never heard of this, but it looks fun! Thanks for sharing

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