A Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (11 reviews) - 100% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,001 reviews) - 92% of the 2,001 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 14, 2011

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

 

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
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated Sept. 2016! Learn more
Recent:
Very Positive (11 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,001 reviews)
Review Type


Purchase Type


Language


Display As:
1,380 reviews match the filters above ( Very Positive)
Recently Posted
Lovegaming
3.5 hrs
Posted: September 22
This game is one of my favourite games. It's a cute game that I enjoy playing every year during the Halloween, but not only. I could say the game became a tradition for me :D
Helpful? Yes No Funny
angylfate
3.2 hrs
Posted: September 20
A funny light-hearted take on the RPG genre. Very enjoyable.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
GinKadia
15.7 hrs
Posted: September 11
Clever and tons of fun!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
beaker
15.1 hrs
Posted: September 10
A bit repetitive, but cute and fun for the short time it lasts.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Crystal
32.5 hrs
Posted: September 8
Cannot recommend this game enough!!
Simple but charming RPG. Great Halloween ambiance.
I thoroughly enjoyed the game, and would recommend Costume Quest 2 as well!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
piratefender
8.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
Another fun Double Fine game. It is not as good as stacking, but works well as a kids game. DLC was good too.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Costume Quest is another great game made by Double Fine Productions. Set in a Halloween setting, this game brings forth both RPG elements and strategy, while not making the game too hard. This game isn't too long, but it isn't too short either, with the game duration being around 5-6 hours for the main story. The goal of the game is to rescue your sister from the clutches of an evil witch, and stop monsters from taking all the town's candy by trick-or-treating door to door. Along your way, you'll pick up allies and use many costumes with different abilities in and out of battle to progress through your journey. Completing side quests not only help you, but everyone else as well as you strive to finish your journey. Watch as your Halloween costumes come to life in Costume Quest.

Pros

  • Over 14 different Halloween costumes to try on with different roles, abilities, and special moves. Some costumes help you in situations outside of combat.
  • Very simple and straight forward turn-base, RPG battle system, that often provides strategy at times.
  • Many Battle Stamps to collect that give you an advantage in battle (healing after every turn, additional damage, counterattack, poison, etc.)
  • Great, cartoony graphics and atomospheric music that helps set the environment of the game
  • Although they serve no real purpose besides unlocking achievements, you can collect trading cards from winning battles and trading with NPCs.
  • Occasional mini games that are not only fun, but are great when you want to take a break from fighting or finishing quests.
  • Additional story to play after the main that's equally as enjoyable as the last.

    Cons

  • Dodging and attacking quick time controls often don't respond, but it's not a huge issue.

    At only $10 and an average playtime of around 5-10 hours, this game is all-around great to pick up, and can be enjoyed at any time, not just Halloween. I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys RPG games or are just casual gamers.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Costume quest is a fun game to play no doubt.
Pros: Cool story, funny characters and good rpg fighting (to some point)
Cons: extremely repetitive
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Quick but really fun game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
A fun, accessible, bite sized "RPG" with a creative concept and a beautiful artstyle. I would say don't play for the gameplay, it's basically a 'Fisher-Price: Babies first turn based combat system'. There's actually more strategy in trying to not win a battle, as the game makes it extremely easy for you. Instead, play the game for it's hilariously written story and enjoyable feel. A great way to blow off some steam.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
104 of 110 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
I enjoyed Costume Quest quite a bit, until I reached a game-breaking bug, two hours in. More on that in a bit.

Costume Quest is a streamlined RPG. It's a fun game, but not particularly difficult. The combat is a simplistic timing game, and the quests have a way of fulfilling themselves as you wander around the map. But that's OK, because Costume Quest doesn't present itself as a serious RPG.

I's a breezy, light RPG with a sense of humor, that begs to be played straight through in a sitting. Truely, it's an RPG/Platformer hybrid, in that there are environmental puzzles that must be worked out to advance the map and the story. It's a mix that works.

...until you come to the Autumn Haven shopping mall. There's a game-breaking bug in the camping equipment store: If you walk between the sleeping bag and the tent, your companion will follow you into that wedge, and block you in. None of your special skills will get you out of this position.

If this happens to you, don't exit to the menu! Crash the game manually, so it doesn't have a chance to autosave your position. If it saves your position, you'll be stuck there when you start again, and you'll have to start over from the beginning of the game. Seriously. Check the Steam forums, I'm not the only one with this problem.

So, yes. I like Costume Quest, and I think you will, too. I want to complete this game, but I don't want to replay the first two hours again. I give Costume Quest a thumbs up, but be careful in the mall so you don't lose your game like I did.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
69 of 74 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Costume Quest
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Genre Tags: RPG; Casual; Adventure; Lighthearted
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 5-10 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Casual gamers

REVIEW
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.

Follow my curation page to see more of my recommendations!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
51 of 59 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
Really cute and fun little game. It‘s pretty short as rpg, but you‘ll have a fun time playing it. It‘s simple and pretty easy. You play as the kids, form your party and collect candies and costume parts made of cardborad. When the fight starts you‘re being transformed into your costumes (robot, ninja, knight etc.) and the fight begins. Fight system is generic turn based rpg system but it doesn‘t need to be different. Seriously go and buy it, it‘s really really good game i promise you will fall in love with this little cute gem :)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2014
In short, is the game good?
Yes, the game is really good.

Is it worth my time and money?
Depends. While the game is very fun to play, it is kind of short. You can breeze through the main game in about 4 hours. The add-on story is about 2 hours. I'd suggest waiting for at least a small price drop or sale.

Is this game for anyone?
Yes. The game doesn't require any specific gaming skills and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Linear, open-world or something else?
While the world of Costume Quest is technically open-world (that is, you are not restricted to a "rail", moving from A to B), the world itself is so small, it still forces the player to simply move on when the player finishes up quests in the area.

Gameplay mechanics, gimmicks?
It's basically Halloween meets Final Fantasy meets Persona meets Super Mario RPG meets Tim Schafer. It sounds weird on paper but it works. When in battle, your Halloween costume changes into the real thing (i.e. a cardboard robot costume changes into a real giant mecha). Additionally, each costume grants the person wearing it special attacks. Battles are turn-based, which are usually pretty slow-paced, but thanks to pretty good animation design, attack animations are fast, fluid, and don't leave the player bored while waiting for the enemy attacks to end.

Graphical aesthetics, set pieces and world design?
Even though the world in Costume Quest is pretty small, it is crafted with much attention to detail. The cartoony look only adds charm to the whole aesthetic.

Audio design and soundtrack?
Audio design is impressive. The soundtrack consists of generic Halloween-ish songs but with a few twists. Sometimes the music will actually take a sinister turn, bringing forth really creepy humming, drones, etc. A nice touch that hits the player off-guard.

Plot, story?
Brother and sister go trick-or-treating. One of them gets kidnapped. Sounds generic? It isn't - that's all I can say without spoilers.

How does the game run?
Runs perfectly fine on my 5 year old PC (Dual-Core 2.66GHz, GeForce 9600GT, 2GB RAM). No stuttering, no framerate issues, everything turned on except for SSAO (which is known to be a resource hog on older machines).

Any details, character, motif, etc. you particularly liked?
The costumes in battle form and their special attacks. No other game will let you have a yeti, a giant black cat and the Statue of Liberty as your party.

Anything you didn't like?
Yes, a few things. The music in the add-on story is of lower quality for some reason. The Battle Stamp system could be a bit more complex. Finally, the static camera can be annoying at times (especially in the early part of the game where you're navigating through suburbs).

Final score?
I give Costume Quest a coffin with candy in it out of 5.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
38 of 45 people (84%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
Be a kid. Collect candy. Save the world. Fun game if you are looking for something short and sweet.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2015
Excellent trick ot treating play style. Cartoony and light hearted but very challenging.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny