Overcooked 2 - Xbox One

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Overcooked 2 (Xbox One)
Also for: PS4, Switch
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Strategy: Management
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: Ghost Town Games Soft. Co.: Team17
Publishers: Team17 (GB)
Released: 7 Aug 2018 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Features: Local co-op, Shared/split screen
Connectivity: Online Multiplayer, Online co-op, Local Multiplayer


Overcooked came seemingly out of nowhere to become what some have called the best couch co-op game of the generation. Now it's back with an even deeper feature set and a bunch of new recipes to try.

The basic recipe's unchanged, though. There's not a jot of violence (unless you count chopping vegetables) just a host of chefs jostling around the screen in a state of barely controlled chaos, trying to save the world. It has a curiously retro feel, with it's top-down view reminiscent of Bomberman.

The controls are as simple as pick-up/put-down and chop/interact with one new addition this time out - you can throw ingredients across the screen. This is to reflect the growing complexity of the levels, with elements like controllable platforms, portals and moving walkways in the mix. If that sounds tricky, don't worry too much. Developer Ghost Town Gameshas built the game to make success more about communication with your fellow cooks than about mastery of the controls.

One major addition this time out is the inclusion of online multiplayer. The emphasis is still on getting your mates into a room together to cook, but if the room your mates are in is in another country, you'll still be able to get involved.

So, sharpen your chef's knife and put on your whites, The Walking Bread is on the march!