Diner Dash Review

Diner Dash is one of the best casual games we've played yet.

Everyone always says that the restaurant business is tough, but this action puzzle game proves it beyond a shadow of a doubt and provides a lot of entertainment in the bargain. You control Flo, a newcomer to the service industry, and you have to help her single-handedly wait on all the tables in her new restaurant. This means you have to seat customers, take their orders, serve them their food, get them their checks, and bus their tables for the next group. All of these activities are driven with a simple point-and-click interface that will send Flo scurrying from table to kitchen to dirty dish bin and back again--hopefully before the customers get mad and leave. As you play through the game, you'll learn how to chain actions together, seat customers according to the color of their clothes for extra multipliers, distract them with music and chitchat, and quell their anger with coffee and tiki drinks. Before too long, you'll also start encountering different types of customers, like college students and senior citizens, who have different levels of patience and generosity. This great-looking game will soon have you obsessed over increasing the efficiency of your restaurant. It's a great purchase all the way around.

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  • First Released Dec 3, 2003
    • DS
    • iOS (iPhone/iPad)
    • + 7 more
    • Macintosh
    • Mobile
    • PC
    • PlayStation 3
    • PSP
    • Wii
    • Xbox 360
    In Diner Dash, you play the restaurant entrepreneur Flo, out to work her way up to the top of the food service industry.
    Average Rating982 Rating(s)
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    Developed by:
    Climax Group, PlayFirst, Other Ocean Interactive, GameLab, Glu Mobile, Hudson
    Published by:
    Eidos Interactive, PlayFirst, Glu Mobile, Hudson, Big Fish Games
    Action, Puzzle
    Content is generally suitable for all ages. May contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.
    Use of Alcohol