I love cooking in games, even if those games aren’t really cooking.I recently spent $1.3 million to bake A Cake Farming Simulator 22before I baked Thousands of cookies among city builder patrons (Though I wouldn’t let anyone eat them). I also fry dozens of ingredients into a horrible meal in the restaurant sim Recipe for Disaster – it does, disaster.
Two new cooking sims caught my eye this week, mostly because they share a terrifying gimmick. In both games, you use an unconventional approach to filling your kitchen with delicious meat: You murder your customers and use them as ingredients in the meals you serve. Gross, yes. But I can’t deny the appeal of saving money on the butcher’s bill.
On the lighter side of Restaurant Murder, Godlike Burger is still a cute cartoon cooking sim, probably because you’re running a burger joint on a space station and instead of killing humans for meat, you’re cutting aliens.Murdering strange aliens somehow doesn’t feel like quite It’s as terrifying as cutting off a real human being. Upgrade your kitchen, unlock new recipes, open restaurants on different planets, and bring the word “secret sauce” as you fight your way through the battle with cleavers and carefully laid traps come with new meaning.
It’s a bright arcade management game with a touch of stealth (sneaking aliens) and you need to make sure the police don’t catch your plans or you could end up in a space prison. Godly Burger is now available on Steam If you want to try Diner Dash style games.
On the scarier and bloodier side of things, greedy demon (launching this Friday) is a stylish looking horror cooking simulator. You run a tailor shop, but do more than just sell clothes: when customers come looking for new clothes, you brutally kill them, take their clothes to wash and resell, and throw their bodies in chute so they fall into the kitchen below. There you butcher them, cook them, and serve them from the restaurant on the ground floor. This is what I call vertical integration.
It’s cool stuff with a Sweeny Todd theme, but it sure looks fun, and as you slaughter and cook your customers, you’ll get new recipes and upgrade your slaying tailor shop and your cannibal kitchen. The greedy demon will arrive on April 29th. Hope you have an appetite for it.