Overcooked 2 Lets You Crash A Restaurant Into Another Restaurant

The co-op cooking game Overcooked 2 was one of the featured third-party announcements during Nintendo’s E3 presentation this year. After playing it, I understand why.

While others on the Kotaku team have been praising the first Overcooked for a while, I hadn’t had the time (or, sniff, the friends) to play it. At E3, after a few rounds of Smash Bros. in the Nintendo booth, I did.

It’s still a game about communication and the struggle to avoid slapstick follies while running around trying to cook up orders that keep coming in.


The Nintendo reps showing me the game said that the ability to toss food was new. Cool. Better? Stages can change a lot, something they said wasn’t a thing in the last game. In the clip here, you’ll see me and three other players initially try to fill orders in a salad restaurant that’s in a hot air balloon. By the end of the level, we’ve crashed into a sushi joint and are cooking there. It was fun.

Overcooked 2 is slated for release on August 7. It’s not just on Switch, though. It’s also slated for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. A Nintendo rep told me the new game can be played solo, but it’s clearly best experienced in co-op. It’ll support local and online play.

Editor-in-Chief. Playing: Watch Dogs Legion (need to get back to RDR2, Iconoclasts, Arkham Origins, Sushi Striker, Samus Returns, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint)

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I bought overcooked 1 during christmas holidays and played it with 4 people. We got stuck pretty soon because the game required us to get excellent points from previous maps to progress. I decided to uninstall the game after a few hours of frustrating repeats of the same maps and we went to play Lovers in a dangerous spacetime and dungeon defenders.

Does the new game also require you to get multiple stars or whatever from previous maps to progress? Is it as hard?