I’m so glad Overcooked found a sustainable, adoring audience in the almost two years since I first tried it on a whim. This simple yet hectic cooking game is one of the best co-op titles around.
The basic concept is easy — you assemble food orders component by component without missing deadlines or setting the whole kitchen ablaze — but it’s spontaneous enough to keep you on your toes.
I’m also glad Ghost Town Games didn’t take long to make a sequel. The original Overcooked was a joy through and through. Even after earning three stars on every stage and burning through the DLC, I just wasn’t ready to stop playing. I needed more. Overcooked 2 adds online multiplayer, new recipes, and more dynamic stage hazards, but it’s fundamentally the same experience. I’m perfectly fine with that.