Overcooked 2

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Overcooked 2
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Developer(s)Ghost Town Games
Publisher(s)Team17
EngineUnity
Platform(s)
ReleaseAugust 7, 2018 (2018-08-07)
Genre(s)Simulation
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Overcooked 2 is a cooperative cooking simulation video game developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17. The sequel to Overcooked, it was released for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in August 2018.

Gameplay[edit]

In the cooking simulator game Overcooked 2, teams of up to four players cooperatively prepare and cook orders in absurd restaurants.[1] Players chop and cook ingredients, combine them on plates, and serve dishes via a conveyor belt. Between coordinating short orders and bumping into each other's characters, the game tends to overwhelm.[2] The sequel builds atop the original game, which was released in 2016,[3] with new interactive levels, restaurant themes, chef costumes, and recipes. Some levels have moving floors and other obstacles that complicate the cooking process, including portals, moving walkways,[1] and impassable fires.[2] Other levels transition between settings and recipes, such as one that begins with preparing salads in a hot air balloon and ends crashlanded in a sushi kitchen.[4] The sequel introduces ingredient tossing, such that players can throw items to another chef or pot from far away, and online multiplayer,[1] in which teams can connect either across a local wireless network or through online matchmaking.[3]

Development[edit]

Overcooked 2 was released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One platforms on August 7, 2018. It was developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17.[3] It was announced a month prior, at E3 2018. Atop the base game, the developers created cosmetic add-on content, such as a platypus character costume exclusive to the Nintendo Switch release and a pack of other character costumes as pre-order bonus.[5]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticPC: 80/100[6]
NS: 83/100[7]
PS4: 81/100[8]
XONE: 83/100[9]

According to review aggregator Metacritic, the Switch[7] and Xbox One versions have a score of 83 out of 100, with a PS4 with 81 out of 100, and the PC with 80 out of 100.

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref
2018 Game Critics Awards Best Family/Social Game Won [10]
Best Independent Game Nominated
Golden Joystick Awards Best Co-operative Game Nominated [11][12]
The Game Awards 2018 Best Family Game Won [13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Crecente, Brian (2018-06-12). "Overcooked 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One". Variety. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  2. ^ a b Mejia, Ozzie (2018-07-19). "Overcooked 2: San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Hands-on Preview". Shacknews. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  3. ^ a b c McWhertor, Michael (2018-06-12). "Overcooked 2 announced, coming this August". Polygon. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  4. ^ Gilbert, Brian (2018-06-18). "Overcooked 2 is just as hectic as ever". Polygon. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  5. ^ Soto, Fran (2018-06-12). "E3 2018: Overcooked 2 Fresh Hot Announcement". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  6. ^ "Overcooked! 2 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  7. ^ a b "Overcooked! 2 for Switch Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  8. ^ "Overcooked! 2 for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  9. ^ "Overcooked! 2 for Xbox One Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  10. ^ Watts, Steve (2018-07-05). "Resident Evil 2 Wins Top Honor In E3 Game Critics Awards". GameSpot. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  11. ^ Hoggins, Tom (2018-09-24). "Golden Joysticks 2018 nominees announced, voting open now". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  12. ^ Sheridan, Connor (2018-11-16). "Golden Joystick Awards 2018 winners: God of War wins big but Fortnite gets Victory Royale". GamesRadar+. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  13. ^ McWhertor, Michael (2018-11-13). "The Game Awards 2018 nominees led by God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2". Polygon. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  14. ^ Grant, Christopher (2018-12-06). "The Game Awards 2018: Here are all the winners". Polygon. Retrieved 2018-12-07.

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