What are cooking games?

Cookery is one of the oldest pastimes in the world. You might not think that the kitchen translates very well to the world of gaming, but the history of interactive entertainment is rife with examples of cookery-themed gameplay.In the late 2000s, following the staggering success of a handful of television shows and networks, several popular chefs got their own games for home consoles. There’s a Hell’s Kitchen game for the Nintendo DS, published by Ubisoft and featuring the voice talents of Gordon Ramsay himself. Players had to serve customers promptly and competently in order to avoid the wrath of Ramsay – and having their restaurant closed. Jamie Oliver also got his own game on the DS, which was more like a lengthy cookery tutorial than a real game. Later, Cooking Mama bought a range of fast-paced mini-games to the DS under the same package. It was so popular that it spawned a line of sequels!Following the emergence of the smartphone, cookery games exploded in popularity, with the most successful being Fruit Ninja. Players had to swipe through onscreen fruit as it gets thrown up, with extra points dispensed for multiple fruit being sliced in a single swipe. Here, we stock a range of delicious culinary experiences. You’ll be chopping and sautéing, and even trying your hand at restaurant management! Games vary from fast-paced arcade experiences to more leisurely, therapeutic cookery. They’re great for those with a passion for cookery; but even if you don’t, there’s a lot to like about our range of quality cooking games.Our games are free, unlocked, and playable on every device capable of displaying HTML5 content. These food-based ones are no exception; the only problem with them is that they’re likely to make you hungry!

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