A Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,225 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 14, 2011

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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

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    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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Congratulations, fellow Steamer. You are so incredibly unsure wether to buy this game or not, that you've traveled to see obscure and unpopular reviews for it. Well, like a lot of people triumphed above my review, Double Fine's Costume Quest is well worth your Hamilton.

I'm not saying Wren and Reynold's interactive debut is perfect, though. For example, during cutscenes, you can't read the halarious dialogue at your leisure. After a certain amount of time, the game will assume you are done, and move to the next speech bubble. I didn't exactly have a problem with it, until my 5-year-old cousin wanted to play. She's not exactly Speedy Gonzalez when it comes to reading. Also, there are some glitches, like when Lucy and Everett stay behind an arcade machine while you're on the other side of the mall. Said glitches don't interfere with gameplay, though, so don't fret.

Like I commented on before, the dialogue is really funny. The story essentially revolves one twin trying to rescue the other from goblins who mistook the other for candy corn, and ultimately stopping a witch from stealing all the candy, thus ridding the world of Halloween. Yes, it's a Double Fine game.

The trick-or-treat gameplay has its ups with me, as you won't know wether you'll get a candy shower from a grownup, or a chance to try your new costume's attacks on a goblin. I highly recommend visiting Sadie. Those stamps will help. Overworld puzzles are pretty straight-forward. Overall, this game is a Halloween classic, and a must-play. Take that for what it's worth, or just go to the next review, as they, too, gush this game's awesomeness in your face.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Costume Quest is a cute game where you are the brother or sister (Depending on whom you picked) and during trick or treating your sibling gets taken by a troll monster thinggy. So, in all great games you must go rescue them! It isn't easy but not hard, I was running about for about 20 minutes a little lost ;D But other wise epiccc graphics! It also had a pokemonish styled battle thing which I actually dislike. It's a fun game where you can just go trick or treating, you ever get sweets or you have to battle! :Poverall, a very cute and detailed game. I would buy it for the halloween season / if its on sale!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Costume Quest is a cute little game worth goofing around with in October. Once you get into it, it's pretty fun. I find myself really eager to try out whatever new costume I come across just to see its special abilities.

Combat is pretty much nothing but quick time events, which is somewhere between disappointing and frustrating. Each costume has its own different take on the quick time event though, with some asking you to get timing right, some asking you to hit a button before its too late, and some asking you to mash keys. It does keep it interesting I suppose. At least defending is always the same thing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
A cute Halloween-themed RPG game with a good story, turn-based combat, a mixture of painted and cel-shaded graphics, and good music (and sound effects in general). Kept me entertained for hours. Well worth the price.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
oh, i never made a review.

cute dialogue, good art, jrpg combat with little qtes a la Super Mario RPGs, no random battles, pretty easy. some character customization by way of interchangable perks (stamps) and costumes. however, your leading party member will most times be using the sole costume available with heelie skates in order to go faster (allegedly fixed in sequel as all costumes will have heelie skates).

starts to drag a little towards the latter third, but it's still got everything else going for it. i mean, it's my favorite jrpg.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Pretty fun game with quirky humor. Sadly it does not have any replay value and I cannot recommend it at more then $5. But if you enjoy fun dialog with unique characters it's worth a shot. The expansion adds.. some? But it's still very linear and pretty repetative after awhile, the main appeal is def unlocking the costumes and the fun dialog/plot.. the combat does get a lil stale
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
great animations, and fun, until it gets repetitive, still good though 7/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Lovely game. I liked it a lot.

Great Halloween atmosphere.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
I originally played this on xbox 360 when DoubleFine first released it. It was interesting and I loved the atmosphere then. Now, I still love every second of it. The combat isn't ever boring and the game has great personality!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Amazing game, full of great subtle humour. Doublefine is the best.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Super fun and adorable game. Really short, but there is a DLC also. Game is simple, but it is witty and full of puns. I would recommend this game if you just want a quick, easy game that is incredibly enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
This is a great game with good gameplay. I play it every Halloween!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Every year around Halloween I have to pull this game out and play a little. It has a wonderful sense of atmosphere that really does define Halloween for a young child. The world is a bright, colorful, slighty scary place full of surprises. In the game you have to explore the area for candy, solve a few puzzles, and battle a few monsters. There is some rpg aspects in fact that you level the party, you can buy power-ups with candy, and the choice of costumes. The idea of combat is great as your costumes come to life, each wih a special ability. In reality, the battles tend to be a bit repetitive and button mashfasts. Still, I always look forward to each new costume to see its animations in battle.
Overall, I highly recommend this game just on charm alone. Its got great artwork and the game mechanisms work for the most part. I even like the soundtrack with its spooky sounds interpersed with children's laughter. The humor is great too, you can view this game as a satire on American culture.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
It's simple, addictive, short and sweet (pun intended) If you're looking for a compelling story, raw challenge or innovative game play... please look elsewhere.

This game is meant as an introductionary game for RPG noobies. It takes elements from Mario RPG / Paper Mario with timed attacks, so the game tricks you in to thinking you're doing more than selecting "Fight" from a menu. The costumes are fun to change up, half of them are useless and impractical but they look cool.

The challenge does ramp up a bit at the very end and the final boss can be very obnoxious if you don't bring a healing costume in with you. If you enjoy games like Final Fantasy for it's job system and Paper Mario for it's timed button strikes, you'll enjoy this game.

Only downside is how slow the game can be at times, having to watch repeated animations over and over before a battle begins... also it can be a tad clunky especially when using the dash feature from the Robot costume...

This brings me to final point that it was bad game design on Double Fines part to allow this costume to dash and none of the others... It makes it manditory for you to utilize this first costume at all times meaning it doesn't give you much in the way of variety... Thankfully this was fixed in CQ2 with an actual dash button.

The DLC Grubbin's on Ice is around the same length as one of the in game core chapters, 2 hours in length. Worthy addition to the game and links the events of CQ1 and 2 so it's basically manditory to play if you intend to continue your Costume Quest. :P
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Trick or Treat Simulator 2k10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
I beat the game on the ps3 and I absolutely loved it its a pretty short rpg (compared to twewy) but it is a great game but then again so is anything by double fine all I need now is the sequel
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This game is pretty much the most adorable addicting little funsies. Totally worth the buy.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Boring, repetetive, shallow.

this is what the game is in general.

you will fight the same monsters over and over again,
you will use the exact same moves with the exact same characters over and over again
you will do the same minigames over and over again

there is very little customization and most of it is just extra stats, no items, no unlocking new abilities. only unlocking new classes called 'costumes' once in a while and each costume has only 2 abilities.

the story is simplistic, the graphics are unimpersive, the kids look cute sometimes but that's about it.

this is 100% kids game. unless you are buying this game for your 10 year old naphew don't bother. it's a waste of time.

a big shame such a wonderful company like doublefine created such a shallow and generic title
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Really good and spook
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