A Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,558 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 14, 2011

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"A Double Fine Game 'Never has a game dealt with the subject of Halloween so charmingly.' -MEGamers"

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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
20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Excellent trick ot treating play style. Cartoony and light hearted but very challenging.
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16 of 18 people (89%) 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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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
49.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
What to say? This game is definitely a classic. You play as either the brother or the sister trying to save the other, who is kidnapped by monsters on Halloween as they try to invade this world. You use the power of various costumes along with the powers of friends you meet and have join your party as you progress along to the end. You also collect candy (money) and complete various quests for various people along the way.

It's arguably the cutest RPG out there and also happens to be a lot of fun. Although Double Fine has somewhat fallen from grace of late, this game remains a shining example of the sort of excellent games they are capable of producing. Definitely a game that shouldn't be missed or passed over by anybody. Make sure you play this on Halloween, and at least turn it on Christmas Day for a few minutes (you will know why if you do it).

A classic, one of the best games out there, and an easy 10/10.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
A great game in all aspects. It is a relaxing change of pace in the gaming world littered with FPS's. Don't let that fool you though ! This is a game which will involve you for the short 6-7 hours it lasts and the boss battles though easier than average will require rudimentary strategy. In all an enjoyable game with leaves you smiling ! I mean, with Glowing Unicorns, Ghost Pirates and even Ninjithsu Scarecrows, there is little chance of going wrong :)

What's to Like ?

1. Good story, involving for both young and old.
2. Great variety of content for a short game, lots of items and quests.
3. Relaxing style of open world gameplay, with exciting battles.
4. Achievement Hunters will get 100 % easily.
5. Addon "Grubbins on Ice" DLC included by default ( Around 1/3 the length of the original game)
6. Great cartoonish graphics remniscent of old games such as XIII.
7. EXCELLENT PORT RUNS SUPERBLY WITHOUT GLITCHES.

What's not that exciting ?

1. A little more length of the game would have been nice.
2. While the number of quests are nice , it would have been nice to have achievments for some more of them too.
3. Although I think that a lack of map is no way detrimental for this particular game, some gamers might think otherwise.

What's to hate ?

Nothing :) No major flaws.


Costume Quest will bring out old memories in you, even if you live in a region where Halloween is not that big of a festival/event. All those childhood fantasies of wearing a make-do costume and pretending to be a bigger robot/ninja/whatever-you-liked is what forms the premise of this game. Evil monsters are here with a sinister plan to rob the world of all its candy!! Your sister, who dressed up as a candy for halloween is abducted by them too. Hence starts your quest to rescue her. You get many costumes along the way, which turn into their big sized fantasy counterparts when you are in battle mode. Some of the fun ones include a burning fire attack Scarecrow, a Pirate that can summon ghost ships and even a glowing Unicorn to heal! You also meet friends along the way to help you in the quests, eventually increasing to a party of 3.

Though this game is short, but it does not feel so as it has adequate amount of quests and in game story to keep you attracted for a lazy weekend of playing. There is the main story to follow, the addon DLC, trading cards (in game not steam) to be collected and even battle stamps to be bought with all that cany you collect ! Last but not the least. it rewards you as well with not that difficult to get achievements.

The game is open world, with a linear flow, yet is not pushy at all. Humour is present and its of the pleasant kind, not the very obvious or cheesy just-for-kids type. So full marks there too. Battle system is turn based with a system of quick key presses to get the most optimum attack once u have selected your options. Battles are easy for the most part. Later bosses require a little strategy, which while keeping you sufficently involved in the story, are easy enough not to deter the calm flow of the game.

In all, a recommended buy. Do not hesitate if you get it on sale.
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7 of 7 people (100%) 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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
A pleasant surprise. They really captured every aspect of Trick-or-Treat that I have missed from my childhood. At a $1.99 you have no reason to pass up this gem of a game.
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7 of 9 people (78%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Costume Quest - unusual game with RPG and quest elements in the entourage f Hellowen and cartoonish design.
Gameplay is divided into exploring, collection and fighting.
Here the protagonist turns into a powerful robot that solves all the problems of apostates.
Overall, not bad. Fans of the genre can take on any given day.
Beginners of this genre - at sales.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nijL44OKIk
Costume Quest - необычная игра с квестовыми и RPG элементами в антураже Hellowen и мультяшным исполнение.
Геймплей делится на брожение, поиск предметов и сражения.
Здесь главный герой превращается в могучего робота, который решает все проблемы с супостатами.
Игра не поддерживает русский язык, поэтому минимальное знание английского необходимо.
В целом неплохо. Фанаты жанра могут брать в любой день.
А новички - по скидкам.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
It's a cute game. It's fun. The art style is nice. The writing is funny. I will admit that the game is fairly repetitive, but I think it is worth playing. It's fun.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
costume quest is a pretty neat rpg done in the spirit of halloween.

i must say this is a great rpg for gamers new and old.
there is no item managing that hardcore rpg games have which means young and old both can enjoy this game without worry of having to run back to the store.

there is a store in game though which has battle cards with varying effects u can use equip each charecter with 1 card swappable outside of battle. healing wise there is none other then in battle so no worrys of dieing from being unprepared.

one of the toughest parts about this game is prob the boss battles aside from that the trying to get every defense and attack perfect by pressing the right button.

also to talk about the battles pretty simple just attack and defend before the enemy hits you u try to press the correct button if hit the correct one critical attack and in defense better defense or a dodge and if right card equiped counter.

after 3 turns ur specials charged which they are pretty nice addition. but do not take the game lightly u can lose battles if ur not careful. but there is no such thing as gameover in this game it just places u in the area right before the battle <3

also to note there is a varity of costumes which u have to find the parts to make them each comes with a special ablity which is pretty neat. oh and there is special ablitys for some of them useable in the field which adds to the fun.

now if u like rpgs that arent that tough yet still fun give costume quest a go as its worth a play and i would say a replay <3 oh and did i mention candy? TONS OF CANDY!

so grab costume quest and help stop the evil witch and the monsters from stealing all of the candy before its too late and halloween is ruined! ~ will be updating after finish the dlc quest grubbins on ice that came with :3


just finished the dlc grubbins on ice make sure u collect every costume before playing it and load same slot u finished in, as u will have all of the orignal costumes then ^w^ its like costume quest turned christmas quest. basicly the same gameplay new areas and new costumes and areas. also do note finish costume quest then the dlc as seems it leads into game 3 ^w^
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
This game tries to give you an insight on the kids’ imagination at best time possible: Halloween trick’or’treating, with all the costumes and funny games (until someone loses an eye, and oh boy they do!). And it is designed just right to do so. Game also offers a solid amount of exploration, a few side quests and some level-upping to do. All of those would make me definitely recommend the game, and for those qualities I do, but the repetitive and unnecessarily combats make me not. Because there plenty of repetitive unnecessary combats, and I cannot recommend only half a game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
I haven't gotten far enough in this game to really weigh in on the story. I love the concept, it has a great art style, and did have funny moments. I am never going to get far enough to weigh in on the story though, this game is unplayable.

In combat sequences you need to hit a specific key at just the right time to do bonus damage or dodge an enemy's attack. This key is constantly changing, and I can't read it. Shift or Space? I can't tell. The font size is smaller than what you see for this review, it's practically a squiggle. I am not running this on a laptop either, I have a 20" screen.

This combined with no map and gameplay that is already becoming repetitive ensure that I will not be continuing with what could have been a charming adventure.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
I'm not saying that this is a horrible game. It's a great fun game. The art, animation, story, audio and style are all great. I just don't like how much gameplay there isn't.

The gameplay is repetive and I'm the type of person who loves gameplay and nudges off everything else.
When you play in the starting area, the town, you go around to houses trick-or-treating, and fighting a monster every now and then. You buy upgrades/perks, do some side quests and progress through a story. I feel like that part is really repetitive, fighting monsters. I guess if you like the Final Fantasy series, then you'll like this game.

But after playing through the first area. the neighborhood, then you already have an idea of how to game is going to be like till the end, gameplaywise.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
fun game, nice turn-based combat, interesting story, very fun I must say.

although, no game is 100% perfect, and for me, there`s a little too much combat, and it`s very hard to block. also, the screaming spider and yodling black widow are a bit OP.

the developers aren`t exactly humble or generous (reccomending their own games, putting an add in a secret area) but their game is very fun 8.5\10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Costume Quest is a great fun game! With a feel much like Psychonauts in the ilumination and backgrounds, I could really tell it was a Double Fine game. The only one missing in this game is voice acting on the characters that would make much more epic, besides that I loved it!! I love it has a continuation on the main story in the same game. A must have!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Even though I have 0.6 hrs of gameplay, this is a pretty interesting (and very fun) RPG! Nice fighting system!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
This is, by far, one of my favorite RPG's. It's so light-hearted and has great writing. Additionally, the design and asthetic values are well executed and fit the feel of the game to the T.
The only issue I can find with the game is the general mechanics of switching costumes; a little finicky, but any negetives of this game are far outweighed by it's positives.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Simple yet addictive game!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Costume Quest nails the "atmosphere" of Halloween night; I can't really explain it, but it gives me those warm, fuzzy, autumnal feelings inside :)

The RPG (the actual game part) stays simple in a good way; the childlike-ness is appropriate to the setting and characters. And the length allows it to be one of those games you can play every year.

(I originally played it on Xbox 360; this PC port has some minor technical issues, but it's not that big of a deal)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
CQ is another great game from double fine.

The story follows a brother and sister as they attempt to save their little town from monsters at halloween. It is all told through the use of "speech bubbles" around key characters.

The game is pretty reminiscent of JRPGs, but without any specific classes or skills, just leveling and different constumes with different abilities. When playing the game, you're penned in to one of a few key areas. These areas are pretty large though, so there's always a fair amount to explore, such as finding hidden coffins [rather than chests], and quests to complete. When you encounter a monster, you'll be thrown into a fight scene very similar to those used in JRPGs.

I've played this game with a controller and with keyboard/mouse. Given my experiences, and the fact that this was originally for consoles, I would definitely recommend using a controller to play it. However, keyboard/mouse also works well.

The 3d model graphics are very cartooney, but very good as this fits well with the concept of using speech bubbles when characters are talking. They give a very nice impression of the "feel" of halloween. The design of the kids is also very good, although there could have been more diversity in the adult characters. It would have been nice if the camera wasn't locked in to a specific angle, however.

The soundtrack to this game is simple and not very overbearing when you're in the environment, which us good, but the music during cutscenes can get a bit repetitive. There is a distinct lack of voice acting, and I did feel that the game was a bit let down by this lack, but this didn't detract too much from my enjoyment. You may be in trouble if you can't read speech bubbles.

This game includes both CQ and it's DLC "grubbins on ice". GOI is much of the same high quality, but set in winter.

CQ is a very good game, if quite short. It's not extremely challenging, but it has a very good story and art style. Definitely worth playing if you want a simple JRPG type game, or are a fan of double fine.
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