Overcooked! All You Can Eat

Overcooked! All You Can Eat Review

A buffet of co-op fun

A.J. Maciejewski

Reviewed by playing a PS5 on

Overcooked! All You Can Eat is also available for Xbox One

Overcooked! All You Can Eat is rated Everyone by the ESRB

Overcooked has been the go-to co-op game for many gamers ever since it released in 2016 and it's back in a swanky new collection.

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These few folks sure drink a lot of smoothies!

Main courses

Overcooked! All You Can Eat contains both Overcooked and Overcooked 2. Both of these games offer top-notch co-op fun with their focus on time management, communication, strategy, and straight-up chaos and mastering each tricky stage as you serve dishes in the nick of time with a friend or 2 makes for an extremely rewarding formula that'll keep a couch full of chums entertained for hours on end. Thankfully, its simple and intuitive gameplay makes for an easy to pick-up-and-play experience that virtually anyone can thoroughly enjoy. For the record, I still prefer the first game as it offers a much more rewarding challenge while the second one focuses on a variety of gimmicks and features much easier-to-master stages but they're both excellent games. Anyway, considering I've already reviewed both of these games, I won't discuss them in-depth here so if you'd like to learn more about them, please visit the links below.

Overcooked Review Overcooked 2 Review
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I haven't seen a roster this impressive since Tekken Tag Tournament

Appetizers

Along with the original 2 campaigns, Overcooked! All You Can Eat contains all of their DLC expansions and updates which can be accessed via the Extra Trimmings menu. In addition to the previously released supplementary content, you also get a brand new mini-campaign in the form of The Ever Peckish Rises which grants you 3 bonus chefs to play as and consists of 7 brand new levels with stages that feature fun new mechanics such as chopping ingredients with guillotines and launching stuff from cannons. How cool is that?

  1. The Ever Peckish Rises (Overcooked! All You Can Eat exclusive)
  2. Festive Seasoning (Overcooked DLC)
  3. The Lost Morsel (Overcooked DLC)
  4. Sun's Out Buns Out (Overcooked 2 update)
  5. Spring Festival (Overcooked 2 update)
  6. Winter Wonderland (Overcooked 2 update)
  7. Carnival of Chaos (Overcooked 2 DLC)
  8. Night of the Hangry Horde (Overcooked 2 DLC)
  9. Campfire Cook Off (Overcooked 2 DLC)
  10. Chinese New Year (Overcooked 2 update)
  11. Kevin's Christmas Cracker (Overcooked 2 update)
  12. Surf 'n' Turf (Overcooked 2 DLC)

Desserts and drinks

Finally, allow me to discuss some odds and ends. Overcooked! All You Can Eat includes an Assist Mode option for those who struggle with the classic degree of difficulty which increases time limits and makes it much easier to progress through the campaigns. Next, Overcooked 2 introduced a throw button which is cool but you can't use it in content from the original Overcooked so that can be quite confusing. Considering the controls can already be finicky, trying to remember if you can throw or not adds a bit more frustration to the controls. On the plus side, Overcooked! All You Can Eat performs beautifully with gorgeous 4K 60fps visuals and virtually no load times. The funny thing is; there are loading screens but they go by so fast that it'll make you wonder why they even included them.

Overcooked! All You Can Eat also contains some nifty extras such as new exclusive skins for the chefs and accessibility options such as increasing the font size and making text Dyslexia-friendly. Arcade mode is included from the original games as well where you can cooperate and compete with local and online players. In fact, I think this marks the first time that you can actually play the original Overcooked online which is excellent. Plus, switching to Survival mode adds a fun challenge to the campaign levels.

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What the truck is going on here?!

Overcooked! All You Can Eat is the ultimate way to enjoy 2 of the best co-op games ever made so if you're looking for hours of entertainment for you and your friends and family, this makes for quite a hearty meal.

  • + Contains both fun-filled Overcooked games with all of their DLC
  • + Looks and performs fantastically
  • + Cool bonus mini-campaign
  • - Not much new if you already own both games and their expansions
  • - Controls can still be finicky
8.5 out of 10
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