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PlatUp! is a collaborative action game where you and up to three friends attempt to run a restaurant. You must cook and deliver the food to the diners in an ever-more frantic environment, while also upgrading your kitchen and purchasing new equipment to automate food production. It stands out not only for the strategy involved in trying to automate the dish-making process but also for the frenetic nature of trying to keep up while coordinating with your friends, often to hilariously disastrous results.

Play involves moving about the small restaurant space to prepare orders for your guests, moving ingredients to workstations and cooking them before delivering them to the table. You need to complete each order in a certain time, otherwise, the customer gets angry and you fail. As you complete more orders, diners arrive more quickly, and you have to use the money you earn to upgrade your kitchen with new and better equipment.

It soon becomes a game of time management as you automate cooking your dishes. You can purchase conveyor belts and equipment that chain together and complete the different processes involved in making each meal, enabling you to complete orders more efficiently. When you fail, you have to start again, but you can purchase upgrades to your restaurant that you can use from the very start, letting you progress more easily. While the game can be played alone, it's designed to be played with other people, with the fun stemming from the accidental (and intentional) mistakes and misunderstandings that inevitably arise.

The result is a game where watching everything go spectacularly wrong with your friends is often just as much fun as success. But when things do go right, and you communicate and collaborate to create a well-functioning business, it's an immensely rewarding experience.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked PlateUp! 6 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action, Communication and Sequencing game with Brain Game and Simulation elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. While the game can be played alone, it's designed to be played with up to three friends, working together to attempt to run the restaurant. In multiplayer, lots of the fun comes from the accidental (or purposeful) mishaps and chaos that can quickly ensue.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 11 hours and 24 hours to complete. Because there is no set end goal (you can continue running your business indefinitely), the time to beat varies significantly. When playing with friends, it's the sort of game you might play for an hour or so at a time.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3. While the restaurant can catch fire, this does not result in any harm. Wine is used as an ingredient in some recipes.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

In the US, ESRB state: Text within the game can sometimes reference alcohol (e.g., “Add red wine jus as a steak topping”).

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. When playing with other people, everyone can work on a different role that suits their ability, and younger players can be aided by older siblings, friends, parents, or carers.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.


PlateUp! usually costs £15.99 to £16.75.


Switch Store Switch £16.75
Steam Store PC £16.75
PlayStation Store PS5 £15.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
XBox Store Xbox One Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox X|S Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store PC Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/08/2022, updated in 2024

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Communication, Sequencing (Brain Game and Simulation)

Accessibility: 21 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon and Grid

Developer: Plate Up Game (@PlateUpGame)

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