After many years of development, Cuphead DLC The Delicious Last Course launches today on PS4 for £6.79/$7.99. To coincide with the release, various outlets have begun posting their own verdicts and reviews. Only PC code was made available prior to launch, which is why you won't find a PS4 review here on Push Square today. However, we do plan on getting started with the expansion as soon as possible.
Until then, though, you can sample just a handful of the day one reviews below. The general consensus appears to be very positive, with high scores across the board.
GameSpot — 9/10
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is worth the long wait. Ms. Chalice gives players a brand-new way to approach each boss, and each of the new boss fights is an imaginative triumph, from both a visual and gameplay perspective. The new parry-focused fights add a twist to the Cuphead platforming formula that feels right at home while offering something new to the experience. Even the already-great main campaign is improved thanks to Ms. Chalice and a trio of new weapons that shake things up for Cuphead and Mugman. Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course adds more than a cherry on top; it changes the recipe to create a game that's more scrumptious than before.
IGN — 9/10
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is not just more Cuphead, it's more of the best type of Cuphead. The six new main bosses are all incredible from both a visual and design standpoint, making this DLC expansion nearly essential for any Cuphead fan.
Game Informer — 8.75/10
The Delicious Last Course sends our jolly beverage containers off on a high note. It offers an entertaining final exam of your skills while also freshening up the original adventure by giving players a cool new character to enjoy. It’s more Cuphead at the end of the day, but I had a great time revisiting Studio MDHR’s wonderful animated universe, testing my mettle against its villains, and feeling fist-pumping triumph all over again.
Press Start — 8.5/10
For Cuphead fans, The Delicious Last Course is an essential add-on adventure that more than delivers enough content for the price of admission. The art is sumptuous, the fights are fanciful, and there’s effort crammed into every nook. I expect some might say The Delicious Last Course under delivers considering the time between drinks, but I’m a cup half full kind of guy.
Game Rant — 8/10
While short, The Delicious Last Course certainly does not lack in quality and depth. It fine-tunes the best parts of Cuphead with its captivating art style and challenging boss battles while also providing deep and meaningful additions to the game with new weapons, items, and gameplay mechanics. The Delicious Last Course condenses everything that made the base game so triumphant into one package and adds a few finishing touches to make this a proper send-off for Cuphead and Mugman after half a decade in the spotlight. Its title rings true to its nature; it is a delicious last course.
GameSpew — 7/10
If you’ve been longing for more Cuphead, then The Delicious Last Course is for you. But if you were, for whatever reason, hoping for a big shake-up in terms of gameplay or difficulty, you’re not going to find it here. Brutal but beautiful, this is simply more Cuphead, be that for better or for worse.
Are these scores enough to convince you to buy the Cuphead DLC? Let us know in the comments below.
I feel the price point is pretty good for the content it adds.
I see some reviews are kinda bashing the meat of the DLC and lack of a shake up to the formula, but it delivers what people want.
More Cuphead fun.
Isn't there supposed to be a physical release coming, now that the DLC is out? I remember the devs mention that a while back.
I still haven't finished the main game - it's kinda hard 😅
Are you reviewing this?
That's well and good but I couldn't get past the first island on the main game. I just accepted that this isn't a game I'm going to learn unless I train relentlessly for bloody ages, and that's not fun. I'm not getting any younger and my reflexes aren't what they were. This is not like a souls where I genuinely believe that anyone can learn to beat the game with just a reasonable investment of time.
Awesome game but just too hard for me unfortunately 😔
I'm still quite proud and shocked that I was able to platinum Cuphead, truly an excellent game, and with the DLC now available, it looks like I know what I'll be playing tomorrow.
I do have a question though; are there new trophies tied to the DLC? I imagine so, but I thought I'd ask anyway.
@Voltan Yeah I love hard games, but Cuphead is brutal. But it’s also just so beautiful, makes all the rage-inducing deaths feel more manageable. But yeah, not finished either!
DLC is tempting for the new character though… 🤔
@ThaBEN - I heard that was only going to be for Switch, but don't quote me on that, I don't know how true that is, but I'm hoping it gets a physical release on Switch AND PlayStation.
@Kairu No thanks! LOL 😭
@Kairu I’m with you on S Ranks I’m now trying to beat 5 more bosses in expert to get my plat.
@Kairu Thanks for the vote of confidence! I’m slowly plugging away at it, but the breaks in playing definitely don’t help support my cuppin’ chops. Just need to put the time in to get better and then stick with it!
Why would the game need "a big shakeup?"
More Cuphead is something I've been yearning for since 2017. Total masterpiece.
@Kairu S ranking the Expert-level bosses in Cuphead represented a challenge I'd usually balk at attempting in a video game. You have to almost play perfectly to pull it off.
@Kairu I’m good with my B’s lol
Now PushSquare comes in with their out of place reviewing system and give this one a 5
@TeapotBuddha. Its not hard for me.i been playing hard games since the 1980s.i will definitely be buying cuphead the delicious last course.i enjoy cuphead.word up son
2d side scrollers are oversatursting the market right now, and this one just doesn't interest me at all. That being said, at least the dlc is priced as it should be.
That GameSpew comment is some top tier nonsense.
Been a while since I've played Cuphead, initially got to the second Isle and beat the Candy House lady before stopping to play something else. DLC was worth it and tonight I beat the clown on Isle 2 and one of the smaller bosses on the new Isle.
Glad to see the DLC is reviewing very well! I still need to buy the base game, waiting for Holiday sales.
I just can't beat the final level in the main game. Anyone who's played this DLC, is it harder than that? Or is it on par with the main game outside of the final level?
@ThaBEN I’ve waited to pick it up until they do physical so reply to this comment if you see when/where I can grab it. I heard the same like 2 years ago
@JustPlainLoco yes, 14 new trophies.
@ricerictwice - Yeah found out once I started playing it yesterday, only got 2 trophies left to get.
@JustPlainLoco crazy, I have to get into playing it and get on your level.
@ricerictwice - LOL trust me I ain't that good, I only have like 15 platinums, I just love Cuphead so much, that going for 100% completion never felt like a chore, challenging yes, but a very rewarding game worth conquering.
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