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Cooking Simulator

A humorous cooking simulator developed by a Polish studio called Wastelands Interactive. In Cooking Simulator, a player assumes the role of a chef working at a restaurant, who has to carry out all the duties resulting from his job.

Simulation | FPP | humorous | about cooking | Polish | indie games

Cooking Simulator cover

publisher: PlayWay

Game mode: single player

game release date:







Cooking Simulator is a humorous game somewhat falling under the simulator genre, developed by a Polish studio called Wastelands Interactive. PlayWay has published on PC.


In Cooking Simulator, the story does not play any significant role. A player assumes the role of a chef working in a restaurant – since the work may occasionally become frustrating, there is nothing preventing the player from venting all frustrations and demolishing the kitchen with all its appliances...


In the PC release of Cooking Simulator, players observe the action from the first person perspective (FPP). Player’s objectives include preparing most exquisite meals possible from the menu featuring over 30 positions (the player is also free to create their own culinary masterpieces, guided by his own invention). Among the available ingredients, there are vegetables, meat, and fish. Players get at their disposal numerous kitchen appliances such as cutlery, special knives, bowls, pots, frying pans, ovens, blenders, gas stoves, and many others. This is where the game’s advanced graphics engine comes into play, allowing players to slice, grate, cream, pound, fry, cook, and what not.

Nothing stands in the player’s way to diversify his daily routines - the same graphics engine allows one to perform some kitchen follies, by building a tower of kitchen pots, putting fire to the cardboards in the storage room (and put the fire down with a fire extinguisher), throwing knives at a board, and breaking all the windows. These possibilities aim at encouraging the player to have some fun and experiment a bit. Nonetheless, one should carefully consider his actions, as they have a significant impact on the customer satisfaction – by getting positive reviews in the social media, one unlocks the access to new and more complex recipes. The culmination of all the effort is the Michelin Star – one of the most prestigious honor a restaurant can receive.

Technical aspects

When compared to similar games, Cooking Simulator stands out with its high-quality 3D visuals. The graphics engine on which the game is based is very impressive. The polished details, the destructible surroundings, and the design of the tools and appliances one gets to utilize during the game were all done with attention to details. The player is constantly surrounded by sound effects comprising realistic ‘kitchen sounds’, enriched by the sounds of e.g. breaking glass bottles.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-3550 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 Ti / Radeon R9 270X or better
  • 6 GB HDD
  • Windows 7
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-4570 3.2 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 770 / Radeon RX 470 or better
  • 6 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
Cooking Simulator Guide
Cooking Simulator Guide

game guide 07 April 2019

The guide to Cooking Simulator will explain to you the important mechanics and the difficulties waiting for you in the unique cooking simulator, help you get achievements and tell you how to become a master of the kitchen.

Be the Master Chef with Cooking Simulator
Be the Master Chef with Cooking Simulator

news 25 April 2017 10:13

Is this the game that cooking enthusiasts have been waiting for? Cooking Simulator has everything you need: well-equipped modern kitchen and dozens of ingredients you can experiment with.

Cooking Simulator: Shelter Offers Post-apocalyptic Kitchen, Fallout Style
Cooking Simulator: Shelter Offers Post-apocalyptic Kitchen, Fallout Style

news 02 April 2021 18:13

Become a chef in a destroyed, post-apocalyptic world. Cook Fallout-esque dishes, grow irradiated vegetables, and hunt down mutants for meat. It's all in the upcoming expansion for Cooking Simulator - Shelter.

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