The following guide to Cooking Simulator will prepare you accordingly to kitchen adventures and the difficulties waiting for you in the one-of-a-kind cooking simulator. The Guide will explain to you the important mechanics, help you get achievements and tell you how to become a true master of the kitchen.
The game was created by the Polish Big Cheese Studio, and published by, also Polish, PlayWay. Cooking Simulator release took place on June 6, 2019, the game is only available on Steam, and offers an exclusively single-player experience - although the developers have confirmed that they want to add a multiplayer later on. Don't be fooled by the goofy scenes from the trailer, or the "Simulator" part of the title, which may evoke rather negative connotations. The game, although maintained in a cheerful atmosphere, is far from being a "YouTube views-generator," or a silly title the sort of Goat Simulator - while the gameplay is generally simplified and sometimes limited, it approaches the process of preparing food seriously and diligently, presenting the players with real challenge.
Chapter six, entitled "Career Mode" will tell you how to effectively cope with these challenges, later focusing more on purely gameplay aspects.
What else can you find in our Guide? Here's the table of contents:
REQUIREMENTS AND CONTROLS
TIPS FOR BEGINNERS
- What does Cooking Simulator offer? (FAQ)
- What do we have at our disposal?
- Career Mode
- Game Mechanics
- Abilities and skills (unlocks)
- How to work efficiently?
Sections one, two and three will guide you through the first stages of the game - what you should pay attention to when setting up, and how the control scheme looks in the game.
Chapter four will tell you what to expect from the game, what are its features and available content, along with the FAQ section; Chapter five will introduce you to the kitchen equipment, its applications and the full range of components included in the game.
Chapter six, seven and eight will introduce you to all the necessary mechanics in the game, describe how the career mode works, including the unlocks and progression, and also give you appropriate advice on the optimal path of development. The above sections are recommended for players unfamiliar with Cooking Simulator.
Chapter nine focuses on improving our efficiency, and offers tips and tricks to allow much more efficient work in the kitchen. These sections will be useful to everyone, regardless of their skills.
We believe that everyone will find something of interest. Have fun reading and cooking!
Key advice: save the game often!
Save reasonably often, at least during the first approaches, because the game, unfortunately, has a propensity to crash every now and then. The save system of the game is very accurate (it actually saves the position, up to a centimeter, and condition of all tools that we've used, which at this level of complexity of interaction with objects is not so obvious), so it is worth using this luxury - even in the Free Mode.
Minimum system requirements
- Processor: i5 3550 / FX-8350
- RAM: 6 GB
- GPU: GTX 660 Ti 3GB / R9 270X 4GB
Left mouse button - Confirm \ Interaction \ Take \ Put down to container or plate \ Buy
Right Mouse Button - Cancel \ Put back \ Rotate the item \ Cancel rotation
Middle Mouse Button - Throw (hold to throw harder) \ Put (in "precise manipulation" mode) the held item
Mouse wheel, Move Up\Down - Scroll lists \ Company or mode selection
E - Lift \ Start stopwatch \ Clear with sponge \ Try liquid \ Change station (next to radio)
Shift - The "precise manipulation" mode (free movement and object placing) \ Hold the sliced thing in place (when the "Steady Hands" ability is unlocked)
Spacebar - Fast movement
Q key - Enable or Disable grouping of components in a container (for example a pan) \ Rare contextual actions (such as the tap)
N - (only Free Mode; not displayed in the tooltip) change the gravity settings
Ctrl - Bend (to lift something off the floor for example)
C - Hide / hide objectives panel
Marek "Jon" Szaniawski (www.gamepressure.com)
About Cooking Simulator Guide
Author : Marek "Jon" Szaniawski for gamepressure.com
Translator : Jakub "Yossarian" Nowak & Filip "Mithgandir" Liebert
last update : July 4, 2019
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Cooking Simulator Video Game
- genre: Simulation
- developer: Wastelands Interactive
- publisher: PlayWay
- platform: PC
A humorous cooking simulator developed by a Polish studio called Wastelands Interactive. In Cooking Simulator, a player assumes the role of a chef working at a restaurant, who has to carry out all the duties resulting from his job.
In Cooking Simulator, the story does not play any significant role. A player assumes the role of a chef working in a restaurant – since the work may occasionally become frustrating, there is nothing preventing the player from venting all frustrations and demolishing the kitchen with all its appliances...
In the PC release of Cooking Simulator, players observe the action from the first person perspective (FPP). Player’s objectives include preparing most exquisite meals possible from the menu featuring over 30 positions (the player is also free to create their own culinary masterpieces, guided by his own invention). Among the available ingredients, there are vegetables, meat, and fish. Players get at their disposal numerous kitchen appliances such as cutlery, special knives, bowls, pots, frying pans, ovens, blenders, gas stoves, and many others. This is where the game’s advanced graphics engine comes into play, allowing players to slice, grate, cream, pound, fry, cook, and what not.
Nothing stands in the player’s way to diversify his daily routines - the same graphics engine allows one to perform some kitchen follies, by building a tower of kitchen pots, putting fire to the cardboards in the storage room (and put the fire down with a fire extinguisher), throwing knives at a board, and breaking all the windows. These possibilities aim at encouraging the player to have some fun and experiment a bit. Nonetheless, one should carefully consider his actions, as they have a significant impact on the customer satisfaction – by getting positive reviews in the social media, one unlocks the access to new and more complex recipes. The culmination of all the effort is the Michelin Star – one of the most prestigious honor a restaurant can receive.
When compared to similar games, Cooking Simulator stands out with its high-quality 3D visuals. The graphics engine on which the game is based is very impressive. The polished details, the destructible surroundings, and the design of the tools and appliances one gets to utilize during the game were all done with attention to details. The player is constantly surrounded by sound effects comprising realistic ‘kitchen sounds’, enriched by the sounds of e.g. breaking glass bottles.
Cooking Simulator PC version System Requirements
Recommended: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 770 / Radeon RX 470 or better, 6 GB HDD, Windows 10
Minimum: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 Ti / Radeon R9 270X or better, 6 GB HDD, Windows 7