Chef Wars is the first food discovery RPG! Recruit chefs, source ingredients, and invent hundreds of recipes from around the world. Then use those recipes to win themed kitchen battles! Become the most famous chef and stop the evil Baron von Pork from world domination!

- INVENT: Collect 200 ingredients. Then mix and match to invent over 900 recipes!
- EXPLORE: Visit 500 towns on a fully explorable, real-world map.
- TRAIN: Recruit and train 20 chefs - each with their own traits and backstories.
- COMPETE: Build your recipe arsenal to win themed cooking battles! 3000+ unique fights presided by celebrity judges!
- RISE UP: Win the annual Cheffy Awards, reach Master Chef level, and defeat Baron von Pork once and for all.

- Chef Wars is free to play with optional in-app purchases. Purchases are NOT needed to finish the game!
- You also don't need to register an account and go online to play, but doing so gives access to friend rankings, global leaderboards, and access to your in-app purchases like premium chefs and skins.
- As of initial release, we have a huge world map covering Europe and Asia! We hope to add more features, regions, chefs and recipes over time!
- The game is only available in English right now, but we plan to add more translations in the future.

Chef Wars Playtest Community:

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What’s New

Version 1.4.2

- Independence day-themed competitions!
- Battle against Vinny the adorable mobster boss!
- Rediscover American recipes like Buffalo Wings, Roast Turkey, Chicken Fried Steak, and more!
- Minor bug fixes.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
261 Ratings

261 Ratings

Banpurple8 ,

Good game! Have some tips...

I NEVER write reviews for games, but I felt the need to say this. This game is obviously well thought out and has a lot of work put into it. You are playing but your also learning. I love it! But there are somethings that bother me as I play and I wish to point them out. There should be a way to "flag" towns and cities you want to visit later, and then they would show up on the fast travel tag. This would help a lot because I find myself getting lost and wanting to get back to a certain town, but with a loss of how to. Also maybe a better mini map? If you do the first thing I suggest I won't have such a need for it but maybe something you want to do. Also this is probably my biggest complaint, tapping at the market over and over to get something you want is so ANNOYING. So instead there should be a button that you pay for and it automatically does 10 pulls from the market, and you open everything at once. I really hope you read this because it's a good game I want to keep playing it's just these certain things really get at me and make it difficult to play.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for writing Banpurple! We really appreciate it, and we always love to hear from the players! We hear you on the "flagging" - given the huge open world, there's definitely a lot more we can do to improve the exploration component. Have you also tried accessing the Quest Log? Perhaps in some cases it may help you as it shows all the open objectives (Boss Fights, Chef Missions, Open Recruitment fights), and you can fast travel to those locations for free. But we do understand there could be more reasons to want to go to a specific town, like it may be where you last saw a certain ingredient you need. Also, the market tapping has been suggested to us at the community too! We're thinking of doing a x5 or x10 pulls from the market, but it might just take a bit more time for us to go through. We're working through a list of features suggested by the community ( - besides improving on the performance and stability (crashes) first, we're also next building PVP and Cloud Save. But this x5/x10 suggestion is definitely on the list for a future update! Thanks thanks thanks again!

trumpsevil546 ,

Fun, but some problems...

This game has had me addicted for the past week, and I must say it is quite a fun game. Of course, there are a few minor issues. One thing is that I wish that the chefs available for gems were also obtainable in a location, such as the Russian general, who is only available with gems although he should be in Moscow. Also, the game has been crashing for me recently. It can be infuriating because it always happens after I win a battle. Finally, I'm not sure if it makes sense for there to only be staples in cities. If anything there would be more rare ingredients. But other than that it is a good game, and you clearly care more about your players than most games do, this is the only game I've seen that has the developers actually responding instead of using an automated response. Thanks for your time.

Developer Response ,

Aww thanks so much! Yes, we definitely admit the game could be more optimized more. As our maiden/first game, we built it with 2DKit and there were some challenges getting some big features to work like the world map. There are also a ton of assets being loaded such as all the recipes, chef animations and ingredients. We can definitely improve this more although for now we've moved to another iteration of Chef Wars called Chef Wars Journeys - it's a simpler version although we're taking all these feedback in, and making it more robust with better performance. In the meantime, in case it helps, you could try closing other running apps (the game could be a memory hog), or updating iOS versions. It's not a strong solution but hopefully it alleviates the issues somewhat.


For the inner foodie in you...

Are you looking for a casual game that requires no thinking and just blind tapping? Are you looking for a game that teaches you nothing at all? Are you into those games that makes you invite your friends so you can get to the next level? Well, if you answers yes to any of these questions above, then you can stop and go download something else... This is a game that will consume your mind and teach you a thing or two (or 900) about food. Not only will you see some familiar dishes and ingredients, but you will also learn so much more about food that you don’t already know - origins, genres, and geographies... yes.. knowing where cities are (think global) will actually help you navigate the game... now you must be regretting not paying attention in your 9th grade social studies class... anyways, stop wasting time reading meaningless reviews here, and just go download this game... try it once, you will like it, if you don’t, try it twice... give it some time and you will be hooked in no time!

Developer Response ,

Awwww! Thanks so much! We put a lot of passion and effort in researching the dishes, cities and cuisines (around 3 years of research!) so we really feel grateful when players appreciate it and get to learn/explore new things!

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