Cook various recipes, serve them to your customers, and go on a culinary adventure inside your very own restaurant.
Acquire new recipes to try out different dishes, while decorating the restaurant of your dreams.
Improve your kitchen and visit restaurants owned by your friends to see how they are doing.
Restaurant Story 2 is the second installment of the celebrated Restaurant Story franchise. With better-looking graphics and a number of improvements, you can now create more culinary masterpieces to serve and fill the bellies of hordes of hungry customers. Moreover, you can now decorate your restaurant to make it look more accommodating for anyone looking for a hot meal. In any case, the game provides a decent restaurant simulation experience, good for anyone who loves these types of games.
Don’t be alarmed if you haven’t played the first game: Restaurant Story 2 does a pretty good job in guiding you throughout the learning curve. With just a couple of taps, you will be able to learn how to create basic recipes, from french toast and hamburgers to more complicated ones like cheese fondue and chicken alfredo. Cooking basically involves tapping on ingredients on your inventory and putting them into the stove. After which, you will have to wait for several seconds or minutes for them to finish.
You will learn new recipes by progressing throughout the game. Every time you cook a new dish, serve customers, and a number of other tasks, you will gain experience. When you get enough, you will level up and in turn, get the privilege to cook new recipes which will be unlocked. The progression is relatively quick in the first few hours, but slows down when you go deeper into the game.
Apart from cooking, the game has another dimension to it, which is procuring ingredients. You can buy them from the nearby neighborhood general store. Beef, eggs, bread, milk, and cheese can be purchased to make new culinary creations. Moreover, you can grow herbs and spices in a garden outside your restaurant. From there, you can plant and harvest chili, cinnamon, basil, and other spices to add flavor to your meals.
Upgrading your restaurant also requires materials like wooden planks and hammers, and you can procure them at the general store. Of course, you will need to do this in order to cater to more customers. Moreover, these materials can be used to upgrade your current appliances, allowing you to cook more efficiently.
The game is not without several gripes. It is a perfect example of a freemium app: cooking and upgrading take too long at times, forcing you to spend your tiny inventory of gems. Once you’ve spent them all, you will be asked several times to spend real money to buy them. Though you can earn gems by reaching certain milestones and completing tasks, your earnings pale in comparison with what you’ll have to spend.
So, is Restaurant Story 2 recommended? Definitely, if you can ignore the freemium model: the game provides entertaining gameplay you will love and likely spend countless hours in. The graphics are beautiful, while its soundtrack is pleasing to the ears. Moreover, it’s a great way to de-stress, unwind, or even kill time when you’re in line or waiting to arrive in the next bus stop. It is a fitting successor to Restaurant Story, and you will not be in the wrong in downloading it.