The recent New Game+ update for Overcooked 2 that added an unlockable fourth star on every level was a nice gesture for high-score chasers, and I’m still working my way through the lot. But, above all, I just wanted more kitchens. That’s always been my favorite part: working out the most efficient way to get ingredients where they need to be on time without driving my teammate absolutely mad.
It’s all part of the Overcooked process. You mess up. Your partner messes up. Everybody messes up! Then the healing process can begin. You come back into the level feeling like you finally have a grasp on what’s required of you; now you just need to execute the plan without ever letting up or hesitating.
If you felt Overcooked 2 fell a bit on the easy side, you’ll appreciate the immediate challenge found in the new Surf ‘n’ Turf levels. There are 12 main kitchens to master. They might seem straightforward — how hard can it be to blend smoothies or grill some kebabs? — but they can be real ego-bruisers.