developer: Ghost Town Games
publisher: Team 17
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen
Overcooked 2 is a sequel to an unusual cooperation game created by Ghost Town Games and released in 2016 by Team17.
The second entry in the Overcooked series is set in the same Onion Kingdom we know from the first game, as we saved it from the imminent destruction. This time we have to face a new threat in form of the undead bread army called Unbread, which appeared due to Onion King’s unfortunate reading of the mystical book of Necronomnomicon. Our only hope is to once more put a chef’s hat on and prepare for a confrontation against bread horde by overcoming a series of cooking challenges.
Overcooked 2 doesn’t try to reinvent the formula of the original game. We are taken to various kitchens (presented from an isometric view) and try to prepare dishes for awaiting clients. The key part is to strictly follow recipes, delivering and preparing required ingredients in a correct order. The game is very fast-paced and requires fast and precise actions to deliver well-prepared dishes before a patience of our guests runs off.
That doesn’t mean there are no changes in the second Overcooked that bring more variety to the game. Players can throw held ingredients to other chefs or straight to a pan or a pot (or on a floor if that’s what we want). Kitchens themselves are even more varied (new additions include a magic school, a balloon and even another planet) and some of them change with time, providing a greater challenge. There is also no shortage of new recipes, chefs, and equipment, as well as an interactive map of the world.
Like its predecessor, Overcooked 2 offers a single-player campaign and a local multiplayer, in which up to four players can cooperate or rival in various challenges. Additionally, the game adds online multiplayer mode.
As in gameplay, Overcooked 2 doesn’t revolutionize visuals. The title offers a simple, but humoristic three-dimensional visuals which charm with their cartoonish style.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit