Automachef

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

56%

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9 / 10
Jul 23, 2019

An inviting and experimental puzzle game that explores the ways in which programming and cooking overlap.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

Automachef is the gaming equivalent of Marmite, you’ll either love it or hate it. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys micromanaging all the various aspects of your creation in order to get the most out of it (such as Theme Park, Railway Empire, Tropico, etc), then you’ll most likely appreciate the depth and complexity of this rather simple-looking resource management game. However, if you’re not a fan of games which require a lot of planning with many trial and error attempts, you probably won’t get the level of satisfaction I got. There’s a whole host of machines and recipes to work with, as well as the endless Contract mode and Mods/Custom Scenarios (if you’re on PC), so you’ll never get bored or run out of things to do within this game.

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4 / 5.0
Jul 26, 2019

With a quirky premise, Automachef provides a unique take on the puzzle genre for gamers. For the stubborn puzzle lovers among us this unique puzzle experience is great. With a thin tutorial you are quickly left with only your brain to solve each challenge, and I loved that. You will click, rotate, add, delete, move and work your way through the ever increasing difficulty of each programming and creation challenge, to finally created automated nirvana. Just don't forget your smart robot arm.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

Perhaps playing on PC will offer a more intuitive experience, but the Switch version’s button controls aren’t enough of a barrier to stop Automachef being worthwhile to play.

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Sep 9, 2019

I found Automachef to be incredibly addictive and thoughtful. It was enjoyable to try and create assembly lines and tickle my brain to try and make it better. I must admit, there were a few times where I had to browse the internet for tips on making my kitchen more efficient. I mean, it’s all just a learning process in the end.

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Aug 6, 2019

"Real iron chefs."

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8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2019

I've been having a great time playing Automachef because it is a challenging management game. Plus it helps that the robot you work with has a lot of ambition and high expectations. There are different modes that players can sink their teeth into and there are all kinds of food options available to satisfy your hungry clients. Even though there are some minor grievances about Automachef, they are not enough to detract me from playing this title a ton. As such, Automachef has made it past the chopping block and onto our plates with a solid 8 out of 10. So be sure to pick this title up for every gamer you know that love management puzzle simulators on Steam.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2019

Automachef does not stand out graphically, but in its difficulty and its simple gameplay is its virtue.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2019

Overall involvement of the game is enjoyable and entertaining. It will test even the best of gamers, as balance is key. It gets docked points for its faults that cannot be ignored, also for its lack of bypass ability when getting stuck on levels. Worth sampling, especially if the food industry interests you.

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7 / 10
Jul 24, 2019

It looks as boring as it sounds but Automachef is a surprisingly engrossing game of logic and planning that refuses to dumb down for its audience.

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