Review: Overcooked! 2 (PlayStation 4)

Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons… it’s time to save the world again!

Pros:

  • Cutesy chubby graphics.
  • 4,35GB Download size.
  • Three game modes- Story, Arcade, and VS.
  • Four players local support. You can split/share controllers.
  • Six kitchen themes.
  • Three save slots.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Kitchen based mayhem gameplay. You have to fulfill orders quickly and prepare food, clean plates etc.
  • You can now throw ingredients!
  • All new level mechanics.
  • Easy to get into.
  • The game slowly eases you in with new mechanics/recipes delivered over time.
  • Unlock new characters as you play through the story.
  • Still as hectic and fun as ever.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Levels will actually change as you play like rotating platforms or parts of the kitchen moving around.
  • Portals and doors add another layer of complexity to proceedings.
  • All new recipes.
  • Playable in solo. You get a few chefs and can hot swap between them.
  • Simple controller layout complete with button icons on the screen.
  • Opening and ongoing tutorial support.
  • Humor throughout.
  • Decent story.
  • World map level select. You control the van and this time around the map is more interactive, Find secret buttons to trigger shortcuts and secret areas.
  • Cutesy animations.
  • Tip multiplier- You can now submit order after order and get a multiplier to increase your score.
  • Levels are scored on a 3-star system based on your overall point value.
  • You can replay levels.
  • Nods to other famous characters and locations.
  • All new chefs to play as and learn about.
  • The whole game is very rewarding as you feel yourself getting better.
  • The online multiplayer support which is a first for the series!
  • So much fun to play.
  • A true test of friend/relationships.
  • Can get very addictive.

Cons:

  • Some of the new levels irritate more than innovating.
  • Any type of lag will ruin the game.
  • Feels at times like a big DLC drop rather than a new game. That soon disappears but it definitely starts that way.
  • No online leaderboards for the levels.
  • Ruins friend/relationships.
  • Causes a lot of swearing.
  • Blinking and breathing can be hard thanks to the frantic pace.
  • Can get very overwhelming.
  • Kind of has to play the story to get all the characters and locations unlocked.
  • Not fun to play solo. You have to constantly change chef and manage so much its not fun.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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