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Overcooked!

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Casual
Developer: Ghost Town Games
Release Date: Aug. 3, 2016

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'Overcooked!' (ALL) Free On Epic Games Store, 'Torchlight' Next Week

by Rainier on July 4, 2019 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT

Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff.

The Onion Kingdom is in danger and only the finest cooking can save it. Players will journey through a campaign mode featuring a whole host of cruel and unusual kitchens on their quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land!

Traverse through the campaign solo or engage in classic, chaotic couch co-op for up to four players. You’ll have to cook a range of different dishes and work together to become the ultimate cooking team! You can even go head to head in nine versus competitive levels for either two or four players.

Overcooked was designed from the ground up to be a co-operative experience. While some co-op games devolve into a race between players to hoover up loot or a charge to find the next enemy to kill, Overcooked is a game where teamwork is the most important factor. As the orders come in player will need to decide how best to divide the tasks between themselves, and will need to communicate in order to keep on top of the chaos. The controls are simple and setting so familiar that players of all ages and abilities can take part together, but only a well-oiled team with good co-ordination will be able to best each increasingly challenging kitchen.

Once Overcooked!, the current free game on the Epic Games Store, has run its course, it will be up to Torchlight, which will gratis starting on July 11 until July 18, 2019.

The adventure is set in the mining settlement of Torchlight, a boomtown founded on the discovery of rich veins of Ember - a rare and mysterious ore with the power to enchant or corrupt all that it contacts.  This corruptive power may have dire consequences however, and players set out into the nearby mountains and depths below to discover the full extent of Ember’s influence on the civilizations that have come before.

Players will choose from among three character classes, and venture from the safety of the town of Torchlight into randomly generated dungeon levels, with a huge variety of creepy monsters, endless variations of loot to find, and quests to complete. The endless randomization ensures a long-lived gameplay experience.

Key Features:

  • Randomization – Our level layouts are randomly created, so each adventure is unique. Monsters, treasures, puzzles, and items are also different each time you embark on an adventure.
  • Easy, approachable interface – Torchlight is designed to be easy to play right from the beginning. The intuitive interface gives players easy access to a rich and varied world.
  • Retirement System – Once characters are sufficiently leveled up, they can "retire" and bestow specific benefits and perks to new characters.
  • Pets – Players will choose a pet to accompany them. Pets can level up along with the player, and will help in battle, carry items, and perform a variety of helpful services.
  • Character Classes – Players will create and customize a character and choose an animal companion. Through cosmetic choices, skill path decisions, and the treasures they acquire, each character will be custom-tailored and different.
  • Fishing – Players can take a break from the high-energy pace of adventuring to visit one of the fishing holes and relax and see what they can catch. Fish have interesting benefits for the player and pet, and other rewards can also be discovered
  • Included Editor – Runic Games is embracing our modding community by including an editor so our players can create and design their own content. 

Key Features:

  • An epic co-operative drop-in/drop-out campaign which sees you travelling across the Onion Kingdom, cooking food in increasingly bizarre locations
  • Unlockable competitive kitchens which allows players to go head-to-head against each other
  • A host of unlockable playable characters to discover
  • Share-a-pad: 2 players can share one gamepad to play the game together (4 player gaming on only 2 controllers!)
  • 28 standard campaign levels plus an additional introductory level and final boss to conquer!
  • Local co-op play for 1 to 4 players across all campaign levels!
  • 9 versus levels to go head to head locally with either 2 or 4 players
  • A range of different and unusual kitchens to play across with different recipes to master, cook soup, burritos, burgers and fish and chips
  • 11 achievements to cook up

Overcooked! is currently available on Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC.


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