Overcooked (Not Ark) Free On Epic Games Store

EGS cooks up a surprise.


In their continuing mission to get everyone to love them with free games, the Epic Games Store is today giving out the brilliantly stressful Overcooked for nothing.

Available from today until June 11th, all you need to do to download Overcooked on EGS is have an account with them, and also enable 2FA. Epic recently made the latter a requirement for security reasons.

This is actually the second time Overcooked has been free on EGS. Celeste has also had the spotlight twice.

If you’re not familiar with Overcooked, we’ve featured it on many lists of the best co-op games for various platforms in the past, it providing some nonsensical scenarios to prepare food in with friends. It’s not a game to take seriously, evidenced by its barmy, apocalyptic storyline.

“Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. 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. Sharpen your knives and dust off your chef’s whites, there isn’t mushroom for error and the steaks are high in these crazy kitchens!”

It’s intended to be a pick up and play game, and it definitely is — even your nan could probably play and get very frustrated by it. While PC isn’t really the ideal place for couch co-op, Overcooked really isn’t that intensive for something like a laptop with older specs, so you should just be able to bust that out on the couch.

If you do intend to take the dive, Overcooked and its sequel will likely cause you more stress than a kitchen porter in the presence of Gordon Ramsay. But in a good, charming way.

Elsewhere, the Epic Mega Sale is still on, as is their ongoing promotion to give away huge games for free. Ark: Survival Evolved was previously leaked as being this week’s freebie that followed Borderlands, but it looks like Epic changed their mind.

That said, Ark could be the next game. Check back next Thursday when the Epic “vault” opens again.

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