A sequel to the popular Halloween adventure from Double Fine Productions!
User reviews: Very Positive (101 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 7, 2014

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"Charming Halloween adventure RPG by Double Fine Productions! Take on the role of brave kids trying to save Halloween with super-charged costumes!"
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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

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    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Open GL: 2.1
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! If you don't, I don't care, I'll just change into an actual superhero and beat the candy out of you, you creepy monster!

If you've played the first Costume Quest, then you know exactly what you're in for- kids beating the crud out of monsters for halloween candy. But this time... there's more to it than just "the bad monsters want to steal away our candy". Nope, this time, there's a new villain in town... the one person who has more reason to hate candy than any one other person in the whole city...

...the creepy local dentist.

In fact, he hates it so much that he's somehow managed to make it to where Halloween, candy, and costumes are crimes against his order, and he's recruited the Repugians to help enforce his views. It's up to Wren and Reynold to put a stop to it, and save Halloween for future generations.

To be quite honest, this is just as good as the first one- battles are a tad bit more complicated with a bit of Pokemon-style type weakness mixed in, but you'll pick up on that easily enough. Stickers are also gone, replaced with Creepy Treats cards that recharge after a certain number of battles. The automatic healing after every battle has been removed too- but it's not as terrible as it sounds, honestly. You either need to camp out around a water fountain to keep healed, or finally put that candy to more use than just as a currency- you can fully heal your party for 25 pieces of candy, or use it to buy upgrades and cards.

To be honest, the new costumes you get in this one may not be as powerful as some of the originals- for instance, the Unicorn's My Pretty Panacea special is still brokenly powerful compared to the revive you get without the preorder- but the right combinations are still very, very powerful.

Enemies are no longer a finite resource- there are respawning enemies in all the areas of the game in addition to the ones in the usual places, so if you just feel like sitting somewhere and grinding levels, you can do that, too. To be honest, though, you don't need a super-high level to beat the game- I finished it around level 9, with the Hardcorn achievement, even.

Some of the late-game random encounters need a specific strategy- you'll run into a group that can drop a group heal every turn, if they so choose, and if you don't destroy them in a specific order, they'll tear you apart.

It might need a little balancing in the late game, but overall, if you have the first one, you can expect more of the same fun that was in the first one- or you could just outright buy the first one as well and play through that if you want to! If you didn't play the first one, that's still fine- you might not understand some of the story elements, but you'll like the great gameplay and all the fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
"Great sequel. I enjoyed this as much as i did CQ1,if not more. Good story with nice maps and some cool new costumes."
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Not necessarily finished with the game but I'm at end-game, so I'll go ahead and type this out

I think this is a good sequel to the first Costume Quest + Grubbins on Ice, so far from what I played.

+ Great follow-up to the cute-sy story the series has, along with excellent and consistent writing on-par with the first game
+ While time-travel can be a cliche, it can be seen as a fitting trope for the game (that is if you played the GoI epilogue)
+ While battle stamps were removed, creepy treat cards now take its place in a much more practical way


- Optimization needs work, it's harsher on the CPU than the first game
- Combat is dumbed down and less varied, and some the QTEs don't register from time to time
- While you could just hit the close window button, it takes too long to get back to the main menu

I still recommend this game to those that enjoyed the first game though!
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Great game, but enjoyed the first one more. I think if you're a big fan you should definitely play this. If you didn't like the first one though, this one's not going to change your mind.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Since I've bought it I have been soo excited to play it! Finally I've played it and finished the game and LOVED IT!

It improved so much from CQ1 and I had so much fun!!! :D I love every inch of it! Colors, graphics, plot, quests, costumes and candies!!! :D

It has 1 thing similar to CQ1 I was wishing to be different and that is.. I wanted to go back after winning the game, I mean, after winning the boss battle and open the game next day, I don't want to appear before the final boss batlle. I wanted to appear after I won and had a portal to go back to every place I've visited before.

But above all is my favorite game of the year!!! :D
Can't wait for DLCs pleaseee I need some witch and dracula costumes please! YAY!
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Fun old school RPG, but too short.
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70 of 87 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Costume Quest 2 is Costume Quest with time travel and enhanced graphics, and that's not hyperbole. Many assets, including costumes, are recycled and the neighborhoods are likely to induce deja vu in those who played the original. The few adjustments that have been made are of little consequence so, if you enjoyed Costume Quest and wanted more of the same, you'll enjoy this; on the other hand, if you felt it began to drag and become repetitive, or that battles were tedious, you will feel it again here and sooner. For those who haven't played either, there's no reason you can't start with this one.

The story in Costume Quest 2 revolves around a group of kids who must utilize time travel to deal with the results of a mother obsessed with keeping her son's teeth in perfect condition; that is, save Halloween from being outlawed by the deranged dentist he becomes. To accomplish this, you'll need to skate around neighborhoods completing quests, knocking on doors and beating up baddies for candy that can be used to buy maps, costume upgrades and battle abilities. Some costumes grant powers that are needed to access secret areas or progress the story, and you can switch between them at any time while not in combat.

Combat begins with your characters morphing into giant versions of whatever costumes they're wearing and is turn-based, with QTEs for enhanced damage, blocking and combos. Whether it's Thomas Jefferson and his special attack, the Declaration of Destruction; generic robots and superheroes; or a useless candy corn that's still trying to find his courage, it's all amusing and the animations are nicely done. The biggest improvement that could have been made to the game, but wasn't, would no doubt involve the length and repetition of battles and QTEs.

Overall, Costume Quest 2 is a light-hearted, humorous, feel-good game that, when played by someone new to the series, should make up for in charm what it lacks in depth. I can easily recommend it to newcomers and lovers of the first title; for those who thought Costume Quest was nothing more than fair, don't expect this to change your mind: Double Fine didn't attempt to in the slightest.
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150 of 232 people (65%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Very similar to the first Costume Quest which is good for the most part but I found it getting repetitive after a couple hours. Removed the post battle healing and force you to backtrack to a water fountain to heal waaaay too frequently which can be a pain in the ♥♥♥ in unfamiliar territory. No maps provided of new areas unless you buy it. Even with the map there is no indication of your current location. Battle stamps (passive upgrades) have been removed and a new buff system using Creepy Treats cards as in battle items takes their place. Fairly entertaining story but I preferred the previous Costume Quest.
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74 of 113 people (65%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Caution: It is highly recommended that you play Costume Quest and Grubbins on Ice before this game. Much of the story would make little sense on it's own. It seems the developer assumes you've played the previous games and doesn't try to fill in the blanks too much. (Don't worry, it's worth it to play CQ before CQ2.) My review also assumes you're familiar with the first game.

the Good: - cute graphics, Halloween atmosphere
- witty dialoge
- fun gameplay, more complex battle system
- lots of exploration
- good story
- many new and upgradable costumes

the Bad: - main menu is quite annoying, call me old-fashioned but I prefer simple, efficient text on the screen

It's rare to see a holiday-specific game, but like those familiar Christmas songs, Costume Quest has become a tradition among it's fans. Much like the first game, Costume Quest 2 is simple, fun, and charming. The battle system has been refined to better engage the player with combo attacks and timed button presses. Health sometimes needs to be replenished after battles this time, adding a bit of difficulty, and the collectible card power ups have been re-tooled forcing more strategery.

In short, this is everything that made Costume Quest great with increased variety and the welcome addition of more complexity. Is it time for Halloween? Long for a little Trick-or-Treat nostalgia? Then it's time to play Costume Quest 2.

(BTW, if this type of game interests you I'd also recommend Saturday Morning RPG)
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72 of 126 people (57%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
The gameplay is solely based around turn based quick time events, and there is a bug in the game where the timing during these events is always off, usually due to slowdown.

Because of this, the game is nearly unplayable & I cannot recommend it at this time. Hopefully they patch it and fix this game breaking bug.
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47 of 81 people (58%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Not much was fixed from CQ1, many flaws are still prevalent and it's kind of a shame.

The game length was shortened by almost half, I found myself wandering around aimlessly in this game for 20 minutes at a time trying to figure some of the more cryptic quests out and I still managed to finish it in half the time it took me to beat CQ1... although in it's defense, this game doesn't have DLC, but the DLC for CQ1 isn't 6 hours long.

The story was a bit rushed, It felt really manic and clumsey and the costumes all felt more useless than in the original...

The coolest costume is very hard to find and requires you to actually do a lateral thinking puzzle where all other quests are basically spelled out for you or documented in your note book. It's just a shame I finished the game before finding it because after discovering it I had no use for it... I tested out it's special move and thought it would of been cool to fight the final boss with it again, but he was already a push over.

The Candy Corn achievement is just gruling and brutal because of all the quips you have to endure every time that characters turn comes up but in the long run it does you a favor... Using Candy Corn slows the pace of the game to a crawl because you lose one of your fighters for the entire duration of the game but it helps tremendously during boss fights and even more especially during the final fight.

The music and design is nothing to gawk at... just more of the same except now you can double attack and use counter attacks... The buff badges have been removed and the creepy treat cards were given more utility...

So now you can actually use them for something other than staring at but I didn't want to waste any in fear that I might lose out on the collection achievement... so that was a waste of resources if I've ever seen one... I never needed to utilze a single card the entire time playing.

Either way, it wasn't their best effort, could of been better... I did enjoy it regardless of the lack of content but it didn't stray too far from the original in terms of innovation... just another copy and paste sequel.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
A quirky fun, enjoyable if short experience that is in many ways similar to its predecessor which is both good and bad.

+Fun written dialogue and interesting characters.
+Cool revamped (somewhat) combat abilities and creepy treat cards now have a use.
+Simple to pickup and play, 2 minute tutorial and then you are off.
+Maps that keep track of your progress and purchasable upgrades for your costumes gives your candy collecting more of a purpose.


-Repetetive quests (Knock on doors to collect candy is repeated many times in different environments)
-The fighting is a bit slow for my taste and tends to get tedious after a while. (long unskippable animations etc)
-Too short (About half the length of CQ1+dlc)

Final Score: 6/10 - I recommend this game to those who enjoyed CQ1 and are looking for more of the same thing.
Or those who are looking for a cutesy halloween story that is also kid friendly.
All in all, its not a disappointment really, I was just hoping for a bit more.
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60 of 110 people (55%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Buggy, short, and full of reused assets. Essentially unchanged from Costume Quest, only buy if your willing to play the same guy yet again.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Halloween + RPG + Humor = Costume Quest. This is as fun and charming as the first costume quest. If you loved the first one you will love the second one. It has an improved battle system with more reaction. Three Creepy Treats cards can be used during battle that have different effects (they regenerate so don't be afraid to use them). Also there are a bunch of new costumes for you to wear and use.
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17 of 32 people (53%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
The changes that Costume Quest 2 brings are evolutionary rather than revolutionary, but they're also on-the-whole smart and serve to make it a more well-rounded experience than the original, if a little less surprising.

Changes to the combat are largely successful - damage types, combo attacks and the trading cards all make things a little more interesting and varied than it was before, providing more meaningful decisions in battles. It's not deep by any means, but it was enough to sustain my interest over the 6 hours or so that it took me to see the end. It was also good to see special meter retained between battles, although the retaining of damage between battles mainly just provided a chore of going back to water fountains regularly to recharge. Luckily, there's pretty much always one nearby.

Elsewhere the game has all the charm we've come to expect. A graphical uplift makes the already lovely, stylised visuals even sharper, and the time-travelling plot provides opportunity for a wide variety of locations. Peter McConnell is back for the soundtrack, which stood out to me as one of his finest, with the themes in the past area making particularly fine use of slide guitar.

The humour is endearing rather than uproarous, which suits the tone of the game well. It would have been nice if they'd had a budget for voice acting, as I'd love to hear this world come to life in that way, but we can't have it all.

Over all, a highly successful sequel which doesn't do too much to the formula, but makes smart changes where it can and doesn't overstay its welcome.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
If you like turn based RPGs and/or liked Costume Quest 1, this is worth your while. Silly story, fun to play. The only complaint I would have is probably that the healing costumes (like the clown) become very unnecessary due to how over powering you can be compared to your opponents (even the final boss). Still, for the price of a premiere 3D movies now a days, this is a great deal for even as little as 6 hours of gameplay (fastest I've heard anyone play through it yet). I got about 10 hours of real play, maxing out my levels, collecting all of the costumes and candy cards.
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26 of 52 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
the game is fun but the attacking is not as good as the first game for me its ♥♥♥♥ing imposible to get a nice atack its like paper marios attacks but worse
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8 of 17 people (47%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z36HRhnIH-E

Have you ever imagined what would happen if Halloween was outlawed and all candy and costumes were illegal, well dream no further as that is exactly the premise of this game. Travel to the past and the future and stop the evil dentist from getting Halloween banned.

With a unique action combat sytem which is similar to final fantasy but with timed elements, and by wearing different haloween costumes you give the characters different powers in combat.

Overall a very fun game, and don't let the childlike graphics put you off there is plenty of humor to keep all ages entertained in this great seasonal adventure that takes up from where Costume Quest 1 Ended.

+ Quirky story.
+ Unique combat system.
+ Fun costumes with stupid powers.
+ Finally get your revenge on the Dentists

- Storyline is a bit confusing at the very start if you have not played Costume Quest 1, as it is a direct continuation.
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8 of 17 people (47%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
The best Halloween game I've ever played, the first was great and the second is beyond all my expectations! The graphics are even more cute and it's still very easy to play!
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
It's a fun expansion on the first game with a few mechanical changes. If you enjoyed the first one, you'll probably like this one, too. I personally prefer the first game, but this is still worth the money. Some people even like this one better.

What's New:
  • Content (costumes, story, areas, etc.)
  • No more battle stamps
  • Creepy Treat cards are usable in combat (you don't lose the card)
  • Special meters and health carry over between battles
  • Restore health with plentiful fountains or by eating candy
  • Costumes are upgradable

The Good:
  • Same style and sense of humor as the first game
  • Candy corn is now a playable costume
  • Respawning monsters make it easier to earn candy
  • A short, fun game that doesn't overstay its welcome
  • It's basically just more Costume Quest

The Bad:
  • Costumes and areas feel less varied than the original
  • No apple bobbing
  • Area puzzles and secrets are formulaic and samey
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