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The Best Game I Played: July 2017 | Overcooked

Aug 02, 2017

By: Max Cannon

A lot of different games flash across my TV, some of them good and some of them are not so good. If you're looking for a great gaming recommendation you are reading the right article. Each and every month I'll give you the update on my favorite game I played over the last 30 or 31 days. Some of these games will be newer releases and some will be ancient games that I dug out of my dusty old cabinet but they'll always be something I'm passionate about.

This month's game is...


OvercookedOvercookedCourtesy of Ghost Town Games

When I first started out Overcooked I wasn't expecting much, the game is a standard sort of Diner Dash-esque experience but if we left the dining room and cooked up the meals in the kitchen. Running around to throw together more complex meals is alright when you're alone but when you find a bunch of friends getting into the mix then Overcooked becomes one of the best co-op experiences I've ever played for both heavy gamers and casual players alike.

Overcooked is the debut title from Ghost Town Games, a small team of developers (only consisting of 2 people.) The gameplay is pretty simple, after picking your character you'll be tasked with running around the kitchen and preparing a meal, sending the food out to the customer, and cleaning the dishes. While that sounds like some menial work, things can get pretty insane and very quickly.

Overcooked Launch Trailer


The beginning levels of the game are deceptively easy. Throwing together an onion soup is as simple as chopping up some onions, throwing them in a pot, emptying that pot into the serving dish, and sending that out to the customer. Ok, maybe that is a lot. But later levels get as complex as making a specific hamburger, you'll need to chop the meat, grill the patty, pop the burger into a bun, then determine if this burger needs lettuce or tomatoes or both? And you'll need to get all this together and fast, too slow and that customer is going to walk out the door with their money. If you earn more money you'll get more stars at the end of a session, more stars will wind up opening up more restaurants to play at.

Some of the game's levels can show off some impressive level design. Stages on pirate ships will have your pots, pans, and ingredients sliding all over the map. Ice world levels will have your own player slipping all over the place, and my personal favorite levels take place on a pair of trucks running down a road with the ingredients in one car and the grills, buns, and pans in another. The most insane levels require a well-thought out plan of attack, one of your friends can be on using the stoves/grills and another is in charge of chopping vegetables and meat, but what happens when your dirty dishes pile up? Overcooked demands teamwork and communication, leaving me with a game that surprised me with its simplicity.

My favorite stage in the game.My favorite stage in the game.

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Did you play any of these awesome games through July? Which cooperative games are your favorite? Comment below!



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