A sequel to the popular Halloween adventure from Double Fine Productions!
User reviews: Very Positive (288 reviews) - 88% of the 288 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 7, 2014

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October 26, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Hello and Happy Halloween this week!

To celebrate we have both Costume Quest games heavily discounted for you in our sweet Costume Quest Bundle available here - http://store.steampowered.com/sub/53813/

Whether for friends or family, Costume Quest is a delightful treat for all ages! ːsteamhappyː

To All A Good Fright,
- Midnight City

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About This Game

Trick, treat and pick a fight with villianous dental soldiers in Costume Quest 2, the sweet sequel to Double Fine’s hit original, Costume Quest, that turned fans of all ages into candy obsessed crusaders. This inspired RPG adventure includes a range of new features and gameplay improvements to double the amount of mischievous fun. Explore spooky time-traversing landscapes, don adorable new costumes that transform into powerful Hallo-warriors, and collect even Creepier Treat Cards to wield in combat against a legion of hygiene obsessed baddies. Only heroic siblings Wren and Reynold can save Halloween forever!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon 3850, or Intel HD 3000 Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 GHz, or AMD Athlon 64 at 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB GeForce 220, Radeon 4550, Intel HD 4000 Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 2600 / NVIDIA 8800GT / Intel HD3000 or better card with at least 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core i Series Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 4670 / Nvidia 285 or better with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 2000, or Intel HD 4000 Graphics
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Open GL: 2.1
Helpful customer reviews
108 of 122 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2015
Costume Quest 2 is the second game in this series developed by Double Fine Productions. You play the role of two twin siblings, Reynold and Wren. The game follows on from the original game in the story and offers much of the same game play elements. The game has been released on PS3, 360, PS4, Xbox One, WiiU and all of the PC platforms.

Like I said, the gameplay is very much the same as the first game, you travel around in your party exploring the world and encounter enemies, which you battle in a turn based fight scene. These fight scenes have an essence of QTEs in them, so if you hit the button at exactly the right time, you'll either do more damage, or block more damage. As you venture throughout the game, you will discover new and interesting costumes to wear - each costume has its own special ability and unique style of play. There is some real interesting costumes to find, my favorite is the Clown costume, which acts as your early game healer, but you also have tanky classes and damage dealing classes like in other RPG games.

Graphically, Costume Quest 2 is identical to the original. The art style is beautiful though, I loved the stylized world that you are put in and all of the characters just look gorgeous. The animation in cut scenes and in the game are second to none too. The game is so well optimized that pretty much any rig can play this in its full glory.

The plot is similar to the first game too; you are out to stop Dr. Orel White who has taken over the world and aims to bring an end to the holiday, Halloween! Obviously being the candy loving kids we all are, we can't let that happen and you must stop him. With an element of time travel to be seen, there is some very interesting plot points throughout the game, and this comes with the inclusion of some brilliantly comical moments along the way too.

Sadly the game is not voice acted - for me I was hoping it would be given how popular the first game was, but this doesn't take away any of the charm the game has. You can pretty much imagine how each of the characters in the game would sound, and the animation of them all with the facial expressions aids this ten fold too.

Costume Quest 2 has moments of difficulty; some of the quests are not easily figured out and you have to put a bit of thought into them, or working out where to go next in order to progress the game. Not to mention the boss battles can also get quite intensive too; I actually had to spend a fair amount of time grinding my characters up a few levels just so they were on par with the difficulty of the bosses I was facing. This is by no means a bad thing as with each fight you win, you also get the chance to win a card, which will have a unique effect that you can use in a battle, such as avoiding attacks, doing double damage, or sometimes actually out right killing an enemy no questions asked!

That brings me onto the level design, every single level in Costume Quest has absolutely tons of areas to explore and items to find. You have to destroy typical game world items in order to find the games currency, candy. The candy can the be spent at the vendors which are scattered around the world to purchase costume upgrades, or the above mentioned special effect cards. Each level also has a handful of side quests which you can complete, granting further experience points and candy as rewards. I would recommend people actually focus on the side quests before progressing in the main quest just so you keep up at the right level compared to the enemies. Some of the side quests are linked to the main quest; but a lot can be skipped over if you really want to.

A full playthrough with completing the majority of the side quests at a leisurely pace took me just under nine hours to complete which is actually a bit of a jump in length compared to the original which only took me five hours to finish. Again though, there is no reason at all to play through Costume Quest 2 for a second time apart from maybe mopping up a few achievements if that's your jam. Much like the first, I would really of liked to have seen a "New Game+" mode just to squeeze a couple more hours out of it, and maybe introducing local co-op too, that would be an almost perfect addition given that you play as twins the whole way through the game.

I had virtually no technical issues in my run through. I was able to play at 4K resolution with a steady 60 FPS the whole time. I did run into a few bugs where you could actually walk through some walls when interacting with items on the other side of the wall such as ladders and chests, but there are no real game breaking bugs to be found. I played the game with a controller given the amount of QTEs in the game, I felt that would be a better option, but this can just as easily be played with keyboard and mouse too.

To sum up, I think Costume Quest 2 does exactly the same as the Costume Quest just bigger and better. I can only hope that there is going to be a third game in this series as it just gets better and better with each release. I will go as far to say this is one of my favorite games I have played this year so it gets a strong recommendation from me!

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Only recommended when on sale
3) Recommended
4) Highly recommended
5) This is a must play

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Where do I even begin? The Costume Quest games are unique little adventure titles that are sprinkled with RPG elements. Both games center around Halloween and, of course, the act of Trick-or-Treating. Costume Quest 2 picks up where its predecessor left off in terms of story, and it expands on all of the elements that players will be familiar with from the first game.

Without spoiling the main plot, I can say that you will take on the role of the brother/sister duo, Reynold and Wren. You will be tasked with regaining a talisman in order to save the world from a most disturbing fate of a candyless future. Throughout the course of the game, you will have a few friends to accompany you on your journey; effectively turning your party from a duo to a trio. Having three party members comes in extremely handy across the numerous main and side quests that you will encounter. From knocking on doors to Trick-or-Treat and possibly running into enemies, to free roaming enemies, to helping find lost Hide n' Seek kids, the quests are enjoyably easy.

Each character is able to equip the various costumes that you will unlock whilst playing the game; from a wizard to a pharaoh, a clown and a werewolf, and many more. Each costume comes with its own unique attack, special ability, strength and weakness; all of which makes it essential that the player equips their party with the appropriate costume from area to area. You will earn experience points and candy (which is used as currency) after each battle. Candy can be spent on purchasing costume upgrades and special cards, which brings me to my next point.

The cards in this game act as battle stamps did in the original Costume Quest. If you never played that game, it's simply an extra element that introduces more factors into combat. Where one card can revive a player at 50% health, another card can cause a character to attack twice per turn. There are 45 in total, and you can equip 3 at a time; using them can often move a seemingly hopeless battle into your favor. There are some massively overpowered cards, such as one that will kill all minions, which cause the game to become rather easy at a certain point. However, the cards also have cooldowns that expire after a set number of battles.

The soundtrack to this game is fantastic, and given that you rarely go back to previous areas the tunes just do not get old. The game mechanics are also extremely smooth, and the game itself runs at a stable 60 frames with no hitches. The graphics themselves are cute, fun and simple, and it's always exciting to see what your costume will look like in battle once you've unlocked a new one or have spent your candy on an upgrade for it.

Costume Quest 2 is an outstanding follow up to its debut title, in every way imaginable. Double Fine even put a few new elements into the combat system to give it a slightly fresher feel. The story is satisfying from start to finish, and it definitely doesn't let down its audience at the end. I highly recommend this game to fans of the original Costume Quest, or for anyone who is looking for a fresh, fun little adventure game that will last around 8-9 hours. Although I do suggest if you have not played Costume Quest 1, you pick that game up first so that you have more of an understanding of the story.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2015
This game has some technical issues. It has the same pacing problems as the first game. Overall though, I enjoyed it more than the first one. The story comes close to milkman conspiracy levels of weirdness.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
This is one of my favorite games of all time! I dont know why exactly but it hits all the right spots.

I honestly hope they continue this franchise in some form.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2015
Incredible. This successor to Costume Quest is simply amazing and does everything right which the first game didn't (Skippable cutscenes and battle intros, Sprinting with every costume, etc.).

The storyline is actually a bit weaker than in the first game, but the improved gameplay makes up for that.
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