Show of the Week: Overcooked and the 5 Least Appetising Things We've Cooked in Games

Published A year ago by Andy Farrant

Made a right meal of it

Overcooked is a new co-operative cooking party game in which you cook food and serve it to guests in a variety of bizarre kitchens that include a frozen river with moving ice floes and a pair of trucks that move together and apart as they race down a mercifully straight highway. They still produce more appetising food than most of the stuff I've tried to cook in games, as we discover later in the show.

Many games do give you the ability to mash different food items together to create your own frankenrecipes, but that doesn't mean you should. That's how my signature spoiled hot dog and jellybean smoothie from Dead Rising 2 came into being and the amount of vomit all over the floor of the Americana Casino should tell you how delicious that is.

It's not always my own disgusting culinary inventions, however. Several games include recipes you can follow for maximum edible horror, including Skyrim's fortify carry weight potion, which is made out of some gnarled old roots and a severed giant's toe, or Fallout 4's deathclaw egg omelette, which has only two ingredients: a deathclaw egg and a bag of human blood. Tasty.

Overcooked is out on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on release date August 3 2016. Have you ever created a culinary disaster in a videogame kitchen? Let us know about it in the comments!

Previously on Outside Xbox: Overcooked Brings Couch Co-op Cooking to Xbox One.

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Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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