A sequel to the popular Halloween adventure from Double Fine Productions!
User reviews: Very Positive (144 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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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
    • 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
24 of 31 people (77%) 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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
First of all, if you've never played the first game you should. Not only to get the whole story but because I feel it was overall a better game. Costume Quest 2 is a good game, but I feel there are some questionable design choices that were made solely to artificially extend play time and can be tiresome like having to update your treat cards after battles and having to go to fountains or eat candy to heal. Even leaving the game takes time. It's still funny, it's still charming, combat became a little more interesting and challenging than the first game. I enjoyed it at the end, though much less than the original.
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9 of 15 people (60%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
The only reason you'd want to play this is if you've beat the first game. Worth playing? Yes. But compared to the first game, this game definitely made some bad decisions. I can see why critics gave this game such low reviews. They oversimplified the battle system, requiring only one button and the same "time your attack" mechanic. The dumb aspect is that they mapped each character to a different button, which is completely pointless. A lot of the new costumes are cool, but they share a lot of the same abilities from the first game. I didn't preorder so I didn't get the DLC bonus costumes, but no worry. They're ones you already played in the first game and you'll probably prefer the new ones anyways. I liked how the 3rd child in your party was changing throughout the game. I like the ability to upgrade your costumes, but I disliked the new card system. Instead of equipping stamps for different effects, you can only choose 3 cards to bring into battle. Once used, they need a cooldown of X battles to use again. The only reason I used all of them was to complete an Achievement. Overall I had fun playing the game, but just like eating candy after brushing your teeth, it'll definitely leave a weird taste in your mouth...
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Cerco di essere breve.

Terminato in circa 6 ore, e mi aspettavo di più come contenuti (rispetto al primo).

Il gioco è molto bello e mi fila liscio a 60fps senza esitazioni. Ho letto di problemi di altri a riguardo degli fps, ma io non ho mai avuto prtoblemi in nessuna circostanza.

Rispetto al primo l'ho comunque trovato più raffinato ed i combattimenti sono meno noiosi. Le locazioni sono molto belle. La storia è un pò meh, ma abbastanza simpatica.

Lo consiglio, ma non a prezzo pieno: prendetelo in questo periodo al 50% di sconto o aspettate tempi migliori.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
If you haven't played the original Costume Quest, check that out first. The game plays pretty close to the original. The game isn't really hard and anyone should be able to pick it up and enjoy it. The costumes in this version are memorable and none of them repeat from the original unless you pre-ordered or they release the DLC. I thought the storyline in this met my expectations of a sequel. You play the kids from the original and they time travel to stop an evil dentist from destroying Halloween. This time both the brother and sister are teamed up. You still have to make a decision in the beginning on which one gets the dialogue throughout the story though. I recommend picking it up if you liked the original a lot.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I wanted to love this game, I really did, but it ended up being too much like the first one. The combat isn't particularly challenging, the story is cute, but not as witty as it thinks it is. I recommend playing it with a gamepad since using some skills while walking requires some serious finger twisting.
I will still recommend the first one to my friends, but the second one... not so much.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
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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6 of 11 people (55%) 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
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
A lot of fun, I am not dissapointed. Holds true to the first.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
The only bad thing I'll say about this game is that the combat gets very repetitive. Aside from that though this game is very humorous and fun to play.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Very similar to the first in terms of story, graphics, and gameplay.

Combat has been given some extra tactics to make it seem more versatile, but it still feels exactly the same.

If you were a fan of the first one, this if for you.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
tl;dr: there are some minor issues, but still completely worth your money.

I played through the entire game in about 6 hours, with my girlfriend playing the WiiU version at the same time. The WiiU version seemed to have some occassional audio bugs where I (with the PC version) encounted some clipping issues on some stages (which was actually kind of cool, but potentially game-breaking). Because of this, and the somewhat "floaty" controls (at least in the PC version, with xbox 360 controller), the game doesn't feel like it had all it's bugs squashed. Some things could be a be "tighter", but doesn't really detract from the game's playability.

The platform costume exclusives (PS3/Steam pre-order) are annoying. Give me the option to buy them as DLC, I don't care; I'll buy them. Just give me the option.

CQ2 is roughly the same length as CQ1. It's also roughly as hilarious and fun. I laughed out loud so many times during this game. The writing is great and there are a tons of fun easter eggs and references. Buy it if you liked CQ1 and want more of the same. If you want Skyrim, go play that instead, I guess.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Costume Quest 2 feels exactly the same as the original game, which is not a bad thing if you're a fan of the original. The sequel continues the story where the original game left off with the same characters. The sequel did not have the same Halloween vibe as the first one did for me, which made going through the game not as enjoyable as I wished. If you enjoyed the first one it's worth playing the second one, however if you could barely get through the first one then I would recommend avoiding the sequel. Overall, it was pleasant to see the Costume Quest storyline continued in a sequel however it does feel like a large expansion pack rather than a sequel on its own.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Love the first one.. this was just as good!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
I feel like this series could have done without a sequel.

You start out the whole game with no idea what the plot is but all the characters know. You never get the backstory of some of the people.

The battle play was dumbed down and is now pretty boring. I don't need to pay attention because each character has one button and the attack never changes. The first game used different buttons and you had to remember what move on your buttons went with what attack and which character.

The creepy cards are obnoxious. They don't always clearly state how long they last and the whole 'wait two battles!' is pointless. I can just replace the card. The battle stamps were much better thought out.

Also. This is just a little pet peeve but there isn't anyway to skip the cutscenes Before every. flippin. battle. I'm getting real sick of watching Wren turn into a clown. -_-

Overall... I'm pretty disappointed.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
23.2 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
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Selena Gomez Loves It Not Rlly Lol Bit Laggy But I Can Live With It :D Also Dont Forget Fart Or Be Delerious out of my mind im delerious out of my mind d-d-delerious MAN
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1 of 7 people (14%) 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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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
When i enter the game im introduced to a bug where it skips alot the game is impossible to play cause when your in the battle system is really hard to get a nice.I hope they fix this cause in first game it was awsome,fun,and charming but now it impossible.
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