2 - Surf 'n' Turf This content requires the base game Overcooked! 2 on Steam in order to play. 3p 2020-05-16 Team The Warks scored 1473 points on 1-2 (Surf 'n' Turf) and placed 4th. 3p 2020-05-08 Team 蛋蛋 小熊 小鳄鱼 scored 2704 points on 1-2 (Surf 'n' Turf) and placed 1st. 3p 2020-02-04 Team ミラクル☆キラッツ improved their score from 2552 points to 2592 points on 1-2 (Surf 'n' Turf) and placed 1st (improved from 2nd. 2 and every piece of previously-released DLC – Surf ‘n’ Turf, Campfire Cook Off, Night of the Hangry Horde and Carnival of Chaos. 58 chefs ready to cook up a storm, including those featured in the Too Many Cooks pack. Dozens of kitchens – the base game and DLC will take you on a journey through 130 weird and wonderful kitchens!
Developer: Ghost Town Games Ltd.
Publisher: Team17 Digital Ltd
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch
Tested on: PS4
2 - Surf 'n' Turf. 2 - Surf 'n' Turf. Overview System Requirements. Included + with Game Pass. 2 - Gourmet Edition. $48.49 + Show more.
Overcooked 2 Steam9.8
With the lower difficulty, we found ourselves at a loss when we cleared all the stages in Overcooked 2 with a certain ease. Unlike the first game, the stages were a lot easier, but the new dishes and the different themes made up for a lot. The Overcooked series proves to be one of the best party game franchises at the moment, and it’s easy to say that we wanted more after our playthrough and online sessions of the second iteration. This time we find ourselves on the beach with the new Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC, which introduces new characters, dishes and at least a dozen levels.
In terms of graphics and sound, not much has changed in this first real DLC (not counting the Too Many Cooks DLC, which only provided you with some extra chefs). We find ourselves in a beach setting in all the levels, thus water will be a hazard at times, and a few new items are introduced, such as a spiffy looking grill for kebabs, shakers for smoothies, and a water pistol to clean our dishes (please don’t do this when you work at a restaurant). The new chefs are all in tune with the beach theme and everything feels like a proper whole.
There’s more content to be found in this DLC than the first DLC of the first Overcooked. You’ll get at least twelve normal levels to play through and there’s also a Kevin (secret) level, which adds a bit of extra fun. All the levels follow the same theme, but of course there are new hazards and shifting work benches to be found, which makes sure you’re never at ease. The new dishes are all fun to work with, and there are also slight variations of the existing burger dishes, giving them their time in the limelight as well.
It’s easy to say that the difficulty level has been cranked up several notches in this DLC. Where the base game was a breeze to get through, the DLC is a lot harder, especially if you’re aiming for that elusive third star rating. Some levels are very manageable to clear with two players, when you have a decent coordination, but others feel like they were designed for three or more players, as the score cap doesn’t increase with more players. Nonetheless, we loved the extra challenge, but we felt that the early levels were the hardest, making it a slight anti-climax when playing through the last few levels.
Overcooked 2’s Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC proved to be a lot of fun, especially with the addition of the new dishes and the fairly expansive new map that gave us enough levels to plow through. The added difficulty factor made it harder for us to plow through easily, which then again created some extra challenge, which granted us more replay value. If you love the series, and you thought the base game of Overcooked 2 was a tad too easy, you’ll certainly love the amped up difficulty level in this one.
I guess it’s time for me to put my culinary skills to the test once more. Having gone through Overcooked! 2 recently, I was fairly confident in my ability to take on the recent story DLC that came out for the game. Of course, that was until I actually started it up and played it. I’m not sure what I was expecting but it certainly wasn’t the Dark Souls of cooking expansions, that’s for sure. I hope you have at least three to four players, because you’re not finishing this DLC otherwise.
Overcooked! 2: Surf N’ Turf is an expansion that’s based around teamwork. I know that the games themselves are also based around teamwork, but there was at least the option to attempt a solo runthrough of the campaign. In Surf N’ Turf, trying to run solo is the quickest way to make yourself realise that maybe you’re just not very good at gaming… I know it was for me. As well, going in two-player is a fruitless endeavor. I got my old buddy that helped with Overcooked! 2 to lend me a hand and we couldn’t make it out of world one.
Not that any of this is a deal breaker, mind you. If anything, it’s just a bit disheartening that you can’t play through Surf N’ Turf with the one friend you finished the core game with. On the other hand, the expansion opens up the chance to introduce other people to the game so that you can get to know one another as you cook those crafty main courses together. Honestly, it’s kind of like Mario Party, except that everybody wants to talk to each other when it’s over.
Co-op aside, the gameplay is very similar to Overcooked! 2. There are new tropical style recipes to create, which is a nice bonus, but the overall creation process for them really hasn’t changed from the main game itself. This isn’t a huge issue though, as players who are making the transition to the DLC will find it to be rather smooth because of the similarities. The only real notable difference that I could find is that things are a bit quicker, but that’s more or less due to the increased player count that was mentioned above.
Moving on to graphics, Surf N’ Turf does a wonderful job at the cartoony nature of its visuals. Much like the original game had beautiful settings in regards to its various locations like swamplands, magic castles, and airborne kitchens, Surf N’ Turf has a beautiful setting in regards to its tropical themed getaway. Once again, the developers have done a great job at bringing across something so goofy, and making it so real to the player on a visual level.
The last thing I want to bring up is the story for this expansion which, compared to Overcooked! 2, is pretty lacking. It makes sense though, considering that Surf N’ Turf is just DLC. However, it’s not the length of the story that’s the issue, it’s the quality. See, the plot for Overcooked 2! involved the raising of the unbread which were meant to be fed by the player. Whereas, the plot for Surf N’ Turf is that you’re on vacation… thrilling. It’s a nice change of pace, I’ll give it that, but after the big obstacle of the core game, I was expecting something a bit more. Life goes on I suppose.
So, with all that being said, is Overcooked! 2: Surf N’ Turf worth getting? Overall, I’d say yes. It’s a nice addition to an already great game and you get some more time to cook-it-up with your pals in the tropics. Despite my grievances with the lack of story and poor use of co-op, this DLC still hits a lot of solid notes and is worth your attention whenever you get the time.
Overcooked 2(Reviewed on PlayStation 4)
This game is good, with a few negatives.
Overcooked! 2: Surf N' Turf is an expansion that does a solid job in most areas. That being said, don't expect the same level of effort in terms of story or cooperative gameplay, as the end result may leave you wanting something more.