Have you been scared of stepping into the kitchen to create some great masterpieces or you just think you’re going to mess it all up immediately you light the fire? Good news! You don’t have to get into the kitchen before making something so beautiful. There are cooking games you can play alone or even in a multiplayer challenge with your friends. Cooking games usually involve restaurant management and trying out various recipes. So, after playing a couple of cooking games, you may even end up as a pro in managing a restaurant. Let’s take a look at the 20 Best Cooking Games for PC. You can start downloading anyone you think would give you the best cooking experience.
1. Overcooked 2
Have you ever dreamt of being a chef? In Overcook 2, you have to fulfill all your customer orders by preparing the right dishes using ingredients, gadgets, and utensils around the kitchen. You might think this is just a simple game where you have to prepare dishes, but it is much more than that. Each level in this game comes with greater difficulty. In some levels, you’re making sushi in the kitchen, while in others, you’re in a hot air balloon trying to manage orders. Overcooked 2 also allows you to give out orders so you don’t lose points.
2. Battle Chef Brigade
Many of us have not played anime games before, but some of them have proven to be fun. Battle Chief Brigade is an anime cooking game that requires you to hunt for your ingredients. Doesn’t that just make things interesting? You have to catch your ingredients and take them back to the kitchen. Even though you don’t cook in real life, you should know that the more the ingredients, the better-tasting the food. In this game, there is also a cooking puzzler that allows you to win contests against other cooks for the best meal. If you gather enough ingredients, this shouldn’t be difficult.
3. Dungeon Munchies
In Dungeon Munchies, you have to make the perfect and most-nutritious recipes. Surviving and winning this game also depends on your skills at getting enough ingredients. The funny thing about this game is that the ingredients you’re to use to cook are your enemies. So, you can slay some giant carrot demons and wash them up to cool later. It’s a very interesting game that will keep you on your seat as you fight to prepare a delicious meal.
4. Cookie Clicker
This game is one you can play whenever you’re idle. So, once you see that you can’t go into the kitchen to make a meal, you can decide to gain awards instead. Just as the name says, this game involves you clicking cookies. In cookie clicker, there is only one real goal – the cookie. So you have to keep clicking until you earn enough to hire cookie making grandmas or even grow fields of cookie seeds. If you’re into baked goods, you’ll like this one.
Although Minecraft kitchen doesn’t come with as many recipes as we would all love, mushroom stew fanatics would love the game. Thankfully, some mods allow the rest of us to enjoy the game as much as those who only love to eat mushroom stew. Some of the recommended mods for you to try to include Cooking for Blockheads, which provides you with a cookbook, allowing you to make new recipes from the ingredients you have in the kitchen, and Pam’s Harvestcraft, which adds over 275 more foods and recipes to the game. It also gives you trees and crops where you can harvest ingredients from.
6. Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3!?
This game has had two previous installments and all the food lovers have been waiting for the third. When it finally came out, we all rushed to install it and participate in the National Foodtruck Championships. In this game, there are no time limits. So, you can spend as much time as you want to produce the perfect meal. The types of food the game focuses on include Cuban sandwiches, ramen, Québécois cuisine, and poutine. So, relax and enjoy it.
7. Cooking Simulator
Cooking Simulator is a simulation game for people who want to be in an actual kitchen and carry out all the steps required in the preparation of their meal. In Cooking Simulator, you prepare your ingredients, slice, and dice them until they’re ready to be put on fire. This game has a career mode that allows you to grow your reputation as a cook. The better you get at cooking, the more ingredients and recipes would be unlocked for you to use. In the sandbox mode, you can have all the ingredients and recipes you need at the start of the game. Because Cooking Simulator tries to mimic real-life cooking situations, there’s a huge possibility of you messing things up here.
8. Chef: A Restaurant Tycoon Game
Have you ever thought of managing a restaurant, maybe in a parallel universe, because you know you can’t do it in this lifetime? You can live your dreams digitally by playing a restaurant management game like this one. There’s a range of style options available for your new eatery and enough recipes for you to use. Like in a real restaurant, you have to customize your menu to your taste and even add a restaurant theme. You can do whatever you want to keep your restaurant alive. As you get better at it, you unlock new skills and grow your restaurant menu.
9. Cake Mania Main Street
I believe everyone loves cakes. Some people even go to parties only because they want to eat cake. So, if you have a sweet tooth, Cake Mania Main Street is a game you would want to play. In the game, you’ll be Jill, a chef who cooks and bakes for customers across town. As you progress in the game, you would be you will expand your business across Main Street and begin to bake new flavors and make new favorites for your customers. The game also includes dialogue, so you can interact with the people you’re selling your goods to.
10. Cooking Dash
This is another restaurant management game that uses an old-school animation style. Just like the other restaurant games, you have to make good meals to satisfy your customers, interact with them, and create interesting recipes for your menu. As you keep progressing, passing each level becomes even more difficult. So, you remain hooked to the game. Remember, the key to managing a restaurant is keeping the customers happy.
11. Bakery Simulator
Bakery Simulator very closely resembles the real world. You’ll be carrying out a lot of activities as you would if you were baking in your kitchen at home. You need to master all the skills to make a fantastic cake, cookie, or whatever you are preparing. You also measure out ingredients in the right proportions. Just as in your kitchen, there are dangerous appliances in the game too. If you make a mistake, it hurts you. You have to source for your ingredients, making varieties of each meal you prepare, such as different bread flavors, and also do not catch fire and die.
12. Yummy Drink Factory
When playing this game, you take possession of a young girl. You meet an old woman who sells drinks in a small shop. Unknowingly to you, she is a witch who ends up punishing you for a rude behavior you exhibited. So, you have to serve the villagers in this new mystical place until you become a respectful girl. This game teaches you restaurant management and customer service. You get to go through villages, get new recipes and memorize them, so you can use them to make good meals for the customers. There’s a tip jar which you open at the end of the day. It contains precious gems which indicate how satisfied your customers are.
13. Anna’s Ice-cream
Just as the name goes, you’re going to be making very tasty ice-cream. There are six ice-cream bars in a tropical land. You must make your bar the most appealing by using different flavors to create tasty ice-creams for your customers. Just like in our world, there are different types of customers. Some will be grumpy and rude, while others will be sweet. You have to make sure that all the customers are satisfied with your work. In this game, your speed and memory are important. You have to get all their orders right. Two playful monkeys will assist you by entertaining the customers with tricks. You have to feed them!
14. Emily’s Wonder Wedding
This game comes with a different approach. Emily is about to get married to the love of her life, but his mother and ex-girlfriend, Iris, do not want this to happen. In this game, you have to discover new locations, new dishes, and also ensure that your customers (who are Emily’s friends) are happy. There are several levels in the game, and it gets difficult as you progress. You have to keep all your customers happy. When you reach all the targets in the gameplay, you can then invite all of Emily’s friends to her wedding and make her dreams come true.
15. Chocolate Shop Frenzy
You’re Emma, a girl who wants to quit her office job and pursue her dream of running a chocolate shop. You have to play mini-games to learn new recipes, play the different levels of the game, give customers recipes, keep making chocolates, and also collect money for all the work you’re doing. You have to be very careful when playing the game because everything you’ve worked for comes crashing down when you make just one simple mistake.
16. Amelie’s Café
Amelie’s grandfather has gone on a vacation, so it is up to you, Amelie, to manage his old café. Because he is an old man, the business is almost in shambles when you take over. You must work very hard to repair the building and keep running the business. You also have to serve every customer that comes to the café, and use the money earned to carry out repairs on the building. With each level comes something new and different. Remember, you have to keep fixing things in the shop and keep the customers coming.
17. Cake Shop 3
In Cake Shop 3, your job is to open as many cake shops as possible as you travel to several locations around the world. Various clients will come to your shop, and you can make as many delicious cakes based on the recipes you have. You can also tweak your recipes a little. In this game, you’re serving customers. So you have to give them what they want fast! For each location in Cake Shop 3, there are many custom upgrades available.
18. Mystic Inn
All your customers in Mystic Inn are wizards, You must serve them and keep them happy so that they can give you the magic you need to renovate your shop. Playing as Daphne, you have to keep collecting the magic because you remain a prisoner in this enchanted place until the inn is fully renovated. There are five chapters in the game and many interesting levels. Your goal is to complete the five different renovations for the inn so that Daphne can be free of the curse tying her down.
19. Family Restaurant
Family Restaurant has great graphics and an interesting storyline that keeps you playing. Working in your family’s restaurant, you have to cook the desired dishes in a short time. Also, you have to make sure that what you prepare is as close as possible to what the customer ordered. Your goal in this game is to get your well-deserved 5-star rating. To do this, you’re to follow your mother’s recipes and father’s guidance.
20. Baking Success
You’re playing this game as Fay. She sets out to save her grandparent’s business in her flying bakery. Unfortunately, she doesn’t arrive home the same way she thought she would. On her way, she crashes into a tree. A mechanic saves her and accompanies her on her new quest to bake for people around the world to raise enough money to save her bakery. This game has different modes and several mini-games you can play. You have to keep playing, gather achievements, serve customers, and continue to upgrade the bakery.