Overcooked 2's chef-on-chef co-op chaos is free on Epic

Overcooked 2 promo art.
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The excellent chef-em-up Overcooked 2 is free on the Epic Games Store until June 24. At the time of release PCG called this "a cheerful, non-violent co-op game that’s simple enough for the whole family to enjoy. It also happens to be one of the most intensely stressful games you’ll ever play."

Essentially, this game's charming co-op wrapper hides an often-brutal co-op romp: chef-on-chef action at the knife's edge of what's possible. While it's an iterative sequel it also introduces some major new elements, such as much more difficult levels that basically start exploding and shifting around while you're trying to get a stew in the oven.

If you've got someone to play with (and even if you don't: Overcooked 2 has online multiplayer) this is well worth picking up. The offer ends at 11am ET / 4pm BST on June 24.

Rich Stanton

Rich is a games journalist with 15 years' experience, beginning his career on Edge magazine before working for a wide range of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He was the editor of Kotaku UK, the UK arm of Kotaku, for three years before joining PC Gamer. He is the author of a Brief History of Video Games, a full history of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review described as "[a] must-read for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike."