A sequel to the popular Halloween adventure from Double Fine Productions!
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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
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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20 of 32 people (63%) found this review helpful
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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
-Very funny, witty story and dialogue.
-Easily accessible for all.
-Great music.
-Wonderful art and graphics.

-Repetitive combat.
-A bit too similar to the first game.

I never really did Halloween when I was a kid. I’m one of those killjoys who rolls her eyes at the Halloween decorations the shops insist on trotting out and flogging to a mostly disinterested British audience every year. I managed to work my way through my formative years without it playing any part in my yearly routine. I never went trick or treating, or ‘glorified begging’ as I was told it was. I’ve never really done fancy dress in any big way either. In fact I’ve probably put more effort into making costumes for my hedgehog soft toys than I have for myself. Costume Quest 2 lets me precariously live out my repressed need to threaten strangers into giving me sweets and dress up in increasingly deranged outfits whilst hitting monsters, which I assume is standard Halloween behaviour for those inclined.

Costume Quest was a game that impressed me immensely. It was simple in places but filled with all the wonderful charm and wit that Double Fine have built their reputation on. Like Psychonauts (another game I love), Costume Quest is a game about being a kid, doing kid stuff and seeing the world in a fantastical way that the adults around them just cannot do. It’s silly and quirky without coming across as pandering or dumbed down. On the contrary, Costume Quest had some really clever writing. Despite my Halloween-cynicism, I was strangely excited about the prospect of Costume Quest 2 (especially after seeing the wonderful announcement trailer).

After stopping monsters stealing all the Halloween candy, brother and sister team Wren and Reynold are preparing to finally enjoy some trick or treating Halloween fun. But would you believe it, an evil dentist has changed history to outlaw the festival. The simple premise belies the sharpness of the writing and the sheer joy of finding all the gags and japes the game has to offer. There is always something happening on screen, be it a quick one liner or a visual gag going on in the background. It seems there is no wasted space in the game world, everything has a purpose. I adored the art style that lead designer Tasha Harris gave the first game, I’m very pleased to see that the sequel has added to it in the best way, keeping the style consistent as new characters are introduced and fresh costumes take centre stage. The game looks brilliant, being so full of colour and life as it is with some well thought out areas to explore.

It plays almost exactly as its predecessor. Costume Quest was never the most challenging of games in terms of gameplay, which is fair, not every game needs to be a hardcore l33t ultra noob-smasher pain-a-thon. I always enjoyed the gentler style Costume Quest took but it would have been nice to have the sequel mix things up a bit more to stop it becoming too repetitive or overly familiar. Very little has changed. The meat of the game is divided betwixt two scenarios; knocking on doors to trick or treat and seeing if you get candy or a fight, and then there is the fighting. It’s not a bad system but one that gets a bit too predictable the longer the game goes on. The fighting in particular runs close to becoming tedious after a while. Two parties line up and take turns hitting each other until one party has lost all its health points, it’s a time honoured system but one that wears itself pretty thin when it’s limited to a few characters with the same moves and little involvement from the player.

The combat system has had a bit of tweaking though. The button timing mechanic for attacking opponents has been streamlined slightly to make it more consistent over the various costumes and there is a more effective block/counter-attack move to be learned. However you’ll be performing the same actions so many times in combat you become numb to them. The joy of seeing the kids you play as transform into literal representations of their costumes and fight giant monsters or robots loses its impact after the hundredth fight or so. The special moves your characters can use are amusing (the clown’s ‘laughter is the best medicine’ is my favourite), but even they become tiresome the more you see them. There are some enemies that certain costumes are stronger or weaker against, but I never found myself needing to worry about it so much and just used the costumes I liked best or had upgraded most recently. You also need to heal your party after fights otherwise damage taken rolls over to the next battle, but even this was never an issue I needed to adjust my tactics for. You can just eat some candy at any point to replenish health or visit a water fountain.

In the end, combat started to become the tedious bits in between the story and exploring. As slight as the fetch quests and trick or treating that make up the bulk of the non-fighting sections are, I still did it all with a big grin on my face. The world is just so cute and charming that I was irresistibly compelled to play on and poke my nose into every little corner of the game. The story was enjoyably bizarre and presented well (it follows on directly from the CQ1 DLC, Grubbins on Ice). It’s frequently very funny and features a twist that had me giggling so much I dropped my controller. I spent a silly amount of time running around being a jerk honking a loud clown horn in people’s face, trying to initiate diplomatic talks with everyone and hitting alligators with candy buckets. That this is a game that encourages such childishness can only be a good thing in my opinion.

It may not be for everyone, but if you’re after a game that captures the child like glee of getting caught up in an insane festival, then Costume Quest 2 may be for you. It doesn’t do anything that its forbearer didn’t do, but it’s a game that boasts buckets full of wit and an incredibly adorable outlook that’s hard to dislike. After all, if it can make stone-hearted me appreciate Halloween in anyway, it has to be onto something.

From my review for Coffee Break Gaming.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
I'm a big fan of Halloween and especially the first part of the game so i enjoyed it very much. There is no revolutionary step between both games but you will feel this atmosphere for sure.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
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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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
8/10 – Much more challenging than the first, but I wasn't as investing in the story. If Time Travel is introduced in a TV show you've typically run out of ideas...

I did the “Hardcorn” achievement on my first playthrough, and it certainly added a welcome challenge compared to the first. Much of the charm is still there, and the changes made to the gameplay were intelligent. Persistent health between fights only served to artificially extend game time as a restorative save point was always nearby.

Highly recommended, but I'd wait for a sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
The Problem with sequels is that you compare it to the first game. To me Costume Quest 2 on its own is a decent and good game but in case you played the first one, you might have mixed feelings.

I played both games. My opinion: I don't understand why they changed the battle-system. You don't have the different attack meters anymore, the cards you get need to be activated during the battle and do not give passive bonuses, you should heal after every fight (either with a ability or the fountain which caused me to run back to the fountain all the time).
Those are my points i didn't like. On The other hand though: The story is still good and funny at times and the little quests too. Plus, you can constantly skate now. Thank god.
I say it again, this game on its own is good but don't expect much after playing the first one.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
The sequeal to the 1st game, Costume Quest 2 is exactly what its suppose to be. Cute, fun and now a bit more challenging. I played the game twice because I realize there was an achievement to finish through the whole game with one of your party members wearing the candycorn costume, which is a bit more challenging.

The story takes place immediately after the first game (not gonna go any further discussion about the story because I dun want to give spoilers), though I have to say they could have a little bit more depth to the story. The whole game is almost the same to the first one, but with a number of additional gimmicks and changes:

1) All the characters now have the same button prompt unlike the previous game where they all have a variety of it;
2) You can now attack again after a successful attack, and also there are levels of damage depending on your timing;
3) You can now defend and counter;
4) Once you flee, you will teleport auto-matically to a healing-well-thingy, which follow up to my next point...
5) You can now heal and save at a healing-well-drinking-thingy, not a ignorant police phone booth;
6) You will have a lot of cards to use in battle to act as an battle-equalizer, because the fights are a lot harder than the first game
7) You can now move faster in any costume, unlike the first game which is the ability for the robot costume;
8) Costumes and enemies now have effectiveness typing, kinda like rock scissors paper. They are Monster, Magic and Mech types.

Thats all the things I can think of for now.

The game is now more challenging, which is good. The characters are still adorable and lovable, and the attack prompts in battle feels more respondsive. The main menu though, I wish they would just stick to the simple looking menu rather than what it is now, but oh well. Overall not bad for a sequal.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Why wait for Halloween to enjoy Halloween!? Now with Costume Quest 2 you can get your trick or treating goodness any time you want on Windows/Mac and LINUX!

Don awesome costumes!

Fight bad guys!

Save halloween!

All without risking a single cavity thanks to Double Fine's virtual candy technology! Order now for your personal copy of Costume Quest 2.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Fun casual RPG for the whole family.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
I have a really hard time getting into games with JRPG style combat, which I've come to find pretty boring especially when coupled with endless grinding.

I love the Costume Quest games despite that and feel like they're too short, if anything. I finished this one in about 10 hours so it might have been nice if they had indulged in a maybe just a bit of grinding if not some other form of padding.

But even beyond the bucket loads of charm the series already has, I think this sequel is worth it alone just for the one quest chain where you build up your music cred playing the clown horn.

Definitely recommended if you liked the first one.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Costume Quest 2 has all the charm and humor of CQ1; I found myself laughing out loud a lot. However, the combat is not only just as tedious as the last time, there also seems to be more of it. There's also a huge difficulty spike in the last third of the game that's almost unfair - it's not really fun to hammer away at three enemies with twice your hit points every time you enter a battle. Its charm, however, outweighs that tedium, especially if played with a friend next to you and/or in short play sessions.

Also, the graphics are great - the water deserves a special mention, I spent quite a bit of time stopping to look at it.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
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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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
"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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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
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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