Overcooked! All You Can Eat PS4 Review – Hot and fresh out the kitchen, Team17 have finally served all tables as the complete Overcooked! collection makes its way to PS4, following its PS5 release back in November 2020.
This review mainly covers technical aspects of the PS4 version of the game. For a full and detailed review on Overcooked! All You Can Eat, read our PS5 review here.
Overcooked! All You Can Eat PS4 Review
The Perfect Co-op To Test Your Relationship
Overcooked! All You Can Eat is an open buffet, with all the Overcooked! content released to date for you to feast on. Not only does the collection contain both Overcooked! games, but it also includes all the respective DLC. Furthermore, the first Overcooked! game has been rebuilt in the sequel’s engine for a more consistent polish across both titles.
As our original reviews of Overcooked! and Overcooked 2! indicate, we are certainly fans of the games. In many ways, it is the perfect co-op party game; wonderfully accessible yet difficult to master. Perhaps the ultimate test is to maintain a cordial rapport with whoever you’re playing with, whilst frantically trying to manage a kitchen that’s floating in the air. Many a partner suddenly imbues the spirit of Gordon Ramsay in the heat of service, to the ire of their loved one.
Despite the mental demand of the Overcooked! games, they are insanely fun to play on local or online co-op. As the progress and efficiency of your teamwork become more important and you share a sense of reward that only grows with the game’s difficulty. The only glaring issue is that fun doesn’t translate very well to the one-player experience. If you have the means, this game is really meant to be played with others. Fortunately, the game includes cross-play with all other available platforms, so your multiplayer options are broad.
Indistinguishable From The PS5 Version
Players will be happy to know that the PS4 version of the game will automatically upgrade to the PS5 version, should they upgrade hardware. However, Overcooked! All You Can Eat PS4 looks virtually indistinguishable from the PS5 version.
The game runs at 1080p, 60 frames per second, compared to 4K/60 FPS on PS5. The art style is quite simple, and generally, the quality of an image isn’t as dependent on resolution. The 1080p version is only slightly blurrier and its a little less clean. Ultimately it isn’t going to be very noticeable, and all the texture detail is exactly the same on both versions.
The load times of the PS4 game are also very breezy. The only noticeably longer load time, when compared to the PS5 version, is the initial boot-up of the game from the Playstation UI menu. Players that do upgrade hardware will be able to enjoy DualSense features absent on PS4, which undoubtedly do add to the experience, but weren’t particularly missed on this last generation version.
The Definitive Edition Of A Great Franchise
Newcomers will have plenty to bite their teeth into with this rather large offering of content from the developer. Team17 have crafted a real gem in the Overcooked! series, and Overcooked! All You Can Eat is certainly the definitive edition of the franchise. With the addition of online play for both games, the game can now be experienced at its best by households of any number, and a perfect party game for nights in.
Overcooked! All You Can Eat is available now on PS4.
Review code kindly provided by Team 17.