A Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,662 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 14, 2011

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Includes 5 items: Brutal Legend, Costume Quest, Iron Brigade, Psychonauts, Stacking

 

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About This Game

Costume Quest is a Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions. In this charming role-playing game, choose your hero and trick-or-treat through three beautiful environments full of Double Fine humor and story. Complete quests, build your party, and collect costumes along the way that allow you to transform into powerful champions and take down the evil Repugians. This heroic holiday tale will capture the imaginations of kids and kids-at-heart.
Continue the Costume Quest adventure with the Grubbins on Ice DLC pack, included free in the PC version! Face new enemies while collecting additional quests, costumes, battle stamps and creepy treat cards. Help the monsters overthrow Araxia to bring peace back to Repugia!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.0 GB free hard drive space
    • Video Card: 256 MB GeForce 7600GS, Radeon X1600, or Intel HD Graphics
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Video Card: 256 MB GeForce 220, Radeon 4550, Intel HD 3000 Graphics
    Minimum:
    • OS:Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 700 MB HD space
    • Video Card: ATI HD 2600 / NVIDIA 8800GT / Intel HD3000 or better card with at least 256 MB VRAM
    Minimum:
    • OS:Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i Series Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 700 MB HD space
    • Video Card: ATI HD 4670 / Nvidia 285 or better with at least 512 MB VRAM
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 700 MB HD space
    • Video Card: 256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 2000, or Intel HD 4000 Graphics
      Open GL: 2.1
Helpful customer reviews
38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Costume Quest has a lot of good things going on for it. The game takes you on a journey of the imagination as some children’s quest for candy on one Halloween night quickly turns into something much more. Ultimately, this game is just very well done and has a “soul” that should easily appeal to a vast audience.

The level design is charming and exploring the maps is fun. The whole concept of “trick-or-treating” being a fundamental part of the gameplay is brilliantly done. The story is basically one giant trope, but the way it is told is delightful. The characters are likeable and the humor is clean but entertaining. Even the style in which you warp into old-school, turn-based battles is executed well and synergizes perfectly with the atmosphere of the game. This game is a quintessential example of how several good things can work together to create something great.

As I alluded to, one of the most charming aspects of Costume Quest is the way “trick-or-treating” in the game world is a central part of progressing the game. You knock on doors and are either given candy (treat) or have to fight a battle (trick). This leads to another splendidly charming feature of the game, which I also alluded to earlier: the battle warp-ins. Depending on what costumes your characters are wearing, they change from little kids into various gallant warriors with nothing but the power of their imagination. From there, the battles play out in the old-school, turn-based RPG style that was prevalent in the 90s.

Aside from that, you may also want to explore the levels, find secret areas, meet characters, and do side-quests and mini-games to gather more candy and collect the trading cards. There is plenty to do!

Costume Quest is a charming little game that makes for quite an enjoyable experience. As I said, I feel it can appeal to a wide audience. I would posit: if it sounds like the type of game you may enjoy, it will probably be a specific game you do enjoy… if you decide to get it.

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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Costume Quest is a simple but well put together party based RPG game. You play the role of a child who is obsessed with halloween, and spends the night going around the neighborhood trick or treating to get his candy. At the beginning of the game, your twin sister is kidnapped and you embark on your journey to rescue her. Along the way you make friends with other trick or treaters who join your party.

While you are walking around the world, you are able to pick up extra candy, talk to the residents of the town and start battles with the bad guys. The combat system in Costume Quest is turn based, each of your characters will have their own costume which all have different powers. The combat is also primarily quick time events, which is normally not something I am a fan of, but it works quite well here.

The graphics are nothing special, but they do look pleasing and the cartoon style is something which fits the story and setting nicely. Sadly the audio in Costume Quest lets it down, there isn't any voice acting, and very little sound effects when you are walking around the world.

The game is set across four different levels, each of them has their own theme and style, with lots of different items and hidden locations to find in each of the levels, they feel plumped out and interesting to explore. I didn't find there to be any difficulty, you can complete the game without being beaten once, so maybe a New Game+ mode would of fixed that. I'm not sure why Steam has counted me having sixteen hours, as the game took me about five hours to complete along with the majority of all the side missions and achievements.

I only really ran into one technical issue, and that was frame rate, the Steam in game counter shows it running at 30 fps while walking around the world, while in the combat phases, this jumps up to 60 fps. I noticed some screen tearing with v-sync off, but this also may be an issue with my rig (I don't think it is considering the specs I run), but it was nothing major.

I can recommend Costume Quest, because I had a really good time playing, and it has a different take on the party based games, and for the full price of £6,99, you can't go wrong with the amount of content that is included.

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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Really funny and addictive game. I could not stop playing it without getting 100% :)
It has nice looking cartoon graphics and not so bad music in the background. Both of those combined makes this game even more interesting.

Costume Quest should entertain most of the jRPG fans. Especially younger ones.
This is one of the few games, which took me back to my childhood and world of imagination.
Despite of the fact, that it has more advantages than disadvantages, i was already bored of those constant battles (it were still enjoyable battles) at the end of the game.

So all in all, i am giving this game 8,5/10.

If you have not played it before, you should give it a try!
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
A pleasant and happy time to spent.
Really made me feel like a child again, and I love that ~
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
An outstanding Halloween themed adventure, that made my weekend and I am so glad I own this lovely thing.

Pros
+ Captures the Halloween theme perfectly, very fun to play and takes a lot of time to finish.
+ Characters look good, animations are great, and music and sound effects are really awesome.
+ A very funny story, and the character's dialogues are really funny and very well-done.
+ Very detailed world design and many places to visit.
+ Various main and optional quests to do, and so many stuff to find.
+ A lot of costumes to make, each with its own ability that can help you proceed to the next place.
+ The battles looks great, and their layout and all are good.
+ Fun for everyone, suitable for kids or adults.
+ Candy candy CANDY.

Cons
- Weird fps performance, when at a battle or a small cut-scene it locks at 30, but if you press esc and resume it goes back to 60, I am not sure if anyone else is having this problem but it does for me, however it felt normal to me at 30fps.
- Battles gets kinda boring and repetitive, you get abilities and stuff to increase your power and new costumes, but the battles are basically the same, good at first but sorta boring near the end.

Rating 9/10 without doubt, If it did not have the small fps issue and faster battles it would'v easily gotten 10/10 , because it really is perfect, the story is great, the gameplay is really fun and the dialogues and everything is just perfect, its like watching a Halloween-type movie with a fun story.
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