Top 5 cooking games to try this Christmas
Because the holidays always lead to happy tummies
Christmas is just around the corner, and if there's one thing we all agree on during the holidays is that it's an absolute blast to stuff our tummies with yummy delights. Of course, the same is true with mobile games as well, and what could be more delightful than serving up some scrumptious treats to hungry customers on your phone?
From classic restaurant sims that challenge your management skills to casual titles that put your inner chef (or puzzle aficionado) to the test, these top five picks will bring on the holiday cheer with all their food-themed goodness this Christmas.
Star Chef 2
Star Chef 2, 99Games’ sequel to the hit cooking game franchise, lets players collaborate with fellow chefs across the globe to duke it out in skill-based PvP tournaments during Chef Team events. You'll get to cook, bake, and grill your way through the day to serve your dearest customers only the best, whether you're whipping up a batch of the finest delicacies from all around the world or bopping your head to the beat of live music outside the kitchen.
You'll also have to jazz up the place and spare no expense to keep your diner as lavish as possible. On top of the game's classic restaurant management features, you'll also get the chance to learn about interesting facts and historical trivia about the different cuisines and dishes you come across, making for a truly educational (yet fun) gaming experience. Give it a go on iOS and Android!
You can also keep up to date with all the news about the game via the official website.
Isn't it ironic that a game about a lazy egg would have you tapping away like crazy with maximum effort? Gudetama Tap isn't an actual restaurant game per se, but you do need to unlock recipes and cook your fave Gudetama dishes to add to your collection. All you need to do is to tap away at Gudetama itself (himself? herself?) to collect Soy Sauce, then use your points to buy various cookware and unlock new Gudetama-themed dishes.
Cooking Mama Let's Cook Puzzle
They say the classics are always the best, and Cooking Mama: Let's Cook! has definitely stood the test of time through the years. This iconic mobile game is practically an institution now, with its vibrant graphics, appealing recipes, and easy-to-learn gameplay.
You'll not only serve the recipes you learn to loyal customers in your restaurant, but you'll also get to explore various mini-games such as "Play Shopkeeper", "Exercise your brain", and "Help out" when you're looking for a little variety. You can also go fishing, grow plants, and even raise animals, so why not give it a go on iOS and Android today?
Gordon Ramsay: Chef Blast
Because it's definitely more daunting to face the legendary Chef Gordon in person, having him guide you (with tough love) on mobile is easier on the ego. Gordon Ramsay: Chef Blast is a thrilling match-3 puzzle that's all about cooking, as you'll blast your way through colourful tiles to complete challenges.
What makes the game unique is that you can unlock actual IRL recipes prepared by Gordon Ramsay himself, so it's definitely a good motivator to nab the highest scores when you can be privy to exclusive Ramsay recipes as a reward.
SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off
While you may never truly know what a Krabby Patty tastes like, you can still cook up a storm in a kitchen under the sea with SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off. On your road to becoming the most awesome chef in all of Bikini Bottom, you'll serve popular characters from the hit show while challenging your time management skills in the process.
What's even cooler here is that the game actually has a pretty hilarious storyline, so unlocking levels is more than just trying to get as many achievements as possible - it's also more about finding out what SpongeBob's kooky pals are up to next. You can check it out on the iOS App Store or on the Google Play Store as a free-to-play game with in-app purchases.