A sequel to the popular Halloween adventure from Double Fine Productions!
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Release Date: Oct 7, 2014

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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!

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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
    • 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
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C@$h-M0ney-[1138]
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I loved the first game and I love this one.
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Linkz57
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Remember when Paper Mario was an RPG? It's like that, but less fun and more repetitive. One of the weapons you start with keeps you from attacking; it's iritating, but made better by Double Fine's skilled writers.
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fallingstars4
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
really fun and pretty game!
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blackshark64
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Score: 7/10

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Costume Quest

Summary
The gang is out collecting candy again, but with a twist. Time travel and an evil dentist has cause the end of halloween as we know it. You now must time travel to prevent it.

The Good
Same adorable style of graphics and humor as the original. The level designs are much more interesting this time around. The objectives are a bit more interesting along with use of costume powers to traverse the level or solve small puzzle situations. The use of cards that give combat advantages.

The Bad
Even though the combat should be more interesting with timed button presses forcing you to stay involved it ends up just being annoying. The cards are great, but the actual abilities don't seem as interesting or balanced as the original.

Conclusion
It's a great game if you loved the original. If you didn't like the first one you won't like this one. It doesn't really evolve enough to be called anything beyond an extension of the original.

Value
If you play and like the original I'd suggest playing this, but get it on a sale.
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Dr. Worm
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
great game for aany time of the year. i would suggest both costume quest games for all ages. It's clever, has great humor, isn't too hard to play, and has a fun story. Worth every penny.
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Bronski Beat
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
Great game, lovely atmosphere.
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PiotrLolo
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Great game. I'm too lazy to write something longer but I must write something to click "recommend".
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Hobo Baggins
( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
the last boss is super super hard but its a good game if you like adventure you will like this i say game of the year.
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Chiken_Sammich
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This is a very good continuation of the series. If you liked the 1st CQ, you'll like this one.

***Below is my review of CQ1. It holds true to CQ2 as well. There are very few changes other then the story.***

This game is all about the charm. The story isn't the same ol' derivative RPG story. The characters & setting are very enjoyable. I especially enjoyed playing this during Halloween, It put me in the holiday spirit.

As an RPG there's nothing truely ground breaking here. The combat is ok, It's a class based system. Classes are selected through a series of costumes. Some costumes have healing abilities, some are damage/crowd control & others are defensive. It may sound unique & interesting, but the battles generally all go the same way due to the fact that your abilities are not able to be activated till the 3rd round. Damage for 3 rounds, if the enemy is still up, stun heal & damage battle over.

I'm a fan of Tim Schafer's work, but I'm going to rate his work on it's own merits. This game is fun & charming & I would recommend it, but I would say wishlist it & wait for a sale.
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Mongoloid Mike
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
The battles are so long and tedious and unchallenging, and it's just one after another after another.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Remember when Paper Mario was an RPG? It's like that, but less fun and more repetitive. One of the weapons you start with keeps you from attacking; it's iritating, but made better by Double Fine's skilled writers.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
I loved the first game and I love this one.
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121 of 140 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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95 of 119 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
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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190 of 297 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
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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88 of 132 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
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 game 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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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2015
Costume quest is finally back. It surprised me, i was not expecting Costume quest 2. I loved the first game and i instantly fell in love with this one. Again you play as the very cute little kids (i know it sounds creepy coming from a grown man) and running in halloween costumes fighting giant angry moles and snails.

The game didn‘t change much. The core is the same. Simple rpg mechanics, collecting candies, leveling up, collecting new costumes to become a three-headed hotdog.

The combat system changed a little, you now need to press a button when attacking to do more damage and same goes for defending – press the button in time to receive less damage. And there‘s fountains where you can restore your health after the fights. I heard people complaining about it, but i don‘t see the problem here, fountains are always close to you, it‘s easy to go and refill you hp. Other than that the game is same as the previous one – great. Yes it‘s very short, but i don‘t know if i would want to play it for 30 hours.

Double fine has done a fine job here. Costume quest 3 next halloween maybe?
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29 of 38 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
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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34 of 52 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
I can't really recommend this unless you are a huge fan of the first. Dialogue is a little on the weaker side, combat is super easy (I never even touched the cards at all during the battle), and the story seemed a little unimaginative. Play the first one, and leave it at that knowing that you are playing the best game in the series.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Costume Quest 2 retains all the charm of the first game, and adds several improvements. The battle system is still simple (in a good way) but they've added a bit more depth to make it more interesting from a strategic standpoint.

Also: 60 FPS finally! (CQ1 was 30 FPS and had framerate issues, being a previous-gen console port)

I recommend the following:
  • Play Costume Quest 1 first, and the (free) DLC, since the story in CQ2 continues immediately after that
  • Go for the "hardcorn" achievement, if you want a little more depth to the battles
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