For the uninitiated, Ghost Town Games’ Overcooked is the new king of couch co-op. A wonderful indie that embraces the chaos of cooking, with up-to four players putting together meals in a series of absurd environments. Whether it’s a topsy-turvy pirate ship or the back of a truck speeding down a busy highway, there’s plenty of creative capers on offer for those who want to test their closest relationships. Are you a reliable dishwasher or part of the assembly team? You can find out in this superb haptic puzzle series.
If you’re new to the genre or simply looking for more after completing both games and their DLC, then Overcooked All You Can Eat might be a solid pickup, especially if you’ve made the jump to the coveted next-gen consoles. Here’s everything new in Overcooked All You Can Eat.
Overcooked All You Can Eat Release Date And Platforms
First up, let’s get the important stuff out of the way. Overcooked All You Can Eat is out now on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. It was a launch title for the next-gen consoles, and therefore exclusive, but fret not if you haven’t made the jump. All You Can Eat is also coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC on March 23, later this month.
Cross-play between platforms is also coming soon, according to the game’s main Twitter account. An FAQ on the game’s website says there are “no plans” to bring the game to Xbox Game Pass, so you can put a pin in that one for now!
Overcooked All You Can Eat New Features
For those of you who need some extra convincing, let’s run through all of the new features coming to Overcooked All You Can Eat. The game is essentially a bundle containing Overcooked, Overcooked 2 and all of the DLC attached to both games in one neat package, playable in the superior Overcooked 2 engine. It offers over 200 levels and 80 chefs to choose from, depending on whether you want to be an adorable axolotl or a pesky raccoon. The choice is yours! Players can also expect some new music to jive to as you’re plating up sushi or chucking shrimps across swamps.
As well as every level in the original games, there are also several exclusive maps in All You Can Eat, as well as some new chefs to unlock. This should keep you playing for hours on end. How Long To Beat tells us that Overcooked’s story takes roughly eight hours to beat, with its sequel clocking in at around seven hours in total, without the DLC attached. Essentially, you’re looking at more than 20 hours of content all-in, and the joy of Overcooked is that it’s super replayable, especially if you’re looking to get the most amount of stars on each map.
Crucially, the games will run better too. All You Can Eat is capable of 60 FPS at 4K resolution on supported devices. The game’s loading times have also been improved as part of this release, and a series of accessibility features have been added, including support for dyslexic and colourblind players, as well as an assist mode that makes the game a touch less frantic.