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Costume Quest is a Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions. In this charming role-playing game, choose your hero and trick-or-treat through three beautiful environments full of Double Fine humor and story. Complete quests, build your party, and collect costumes along the way that allow you to transform into powerful champions and take down the evil Repugians. This heroic holiday tale will capture the imaginations of kids and kids-at-heart.
Continue the Costume Quest adventure with the Grubbins on Ice DLC pack, included free in the PC version! Face new enemies while collecting additional quests, costumes, battle stamps and creepy treat cards. Help the monsters overthrow Araxia to bring peace back to Repugia!
|Minimum Specifications:||Recommended Specifications:|
|OS:||Win 7, Vista and XP|
|Processor:||Intel Core 2 Duo at 2 GHz, or AMD Athlon 64 at 2 GHz||Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 GHz, or AMD Athlon 64 at 2.2 GHz|
|Video Card:||256 MB NVidia 8800+, ATI 3850+||1GB NVidia 200+, ATI 4500+|
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Costume Quest is a RPG/adventure game that tells the story of a group of children who go to look for the missing sibling of one of the kids (you can choose to play the brother or the sister at the beginning of the game), who was kidnapped by monsters, on Halloween night. Perfectly mirroring a child's imagination, the children encounter monsters along the way (as well as some very helpful folks as well), with whom they do battle using the powers of their Halloween costumes. Many costumes are acquired along the way, each one with it's own unique fighting style and special ability. The children can also purchase power ups (candy serves as the currency in this game) hunt for collectibles, and can participate in various mini games and side quests along the way. The settings of the game mirror many faces of suburbia, such as neighborhood streets, backyards, playgrounds, and shopping malls, each given its own spooky Halloween-themed twist.
Costume Quest is a very accessible game. The turn-based battle sequences are never particularly difficult, and the game's campaign isn't particularly lengthy.Read more ›
After playing it for a couple hours, I was hooked. Great puzzles, great fighting sequences, and great story. Add to the fact that doublefine made it (psychonauts, another great game), and you got yourself a classic in the making.
It's Halloween and you and your twin are about to go trick-or-treating. Depending on whether you choose Reynold or Wren is really more a visual choice (hooray for gender options!) since the story will more or less play out the same way. Your character will dress up in a homemade robot costume while your sibling will dress up as candy corn. And because of this, your sibling will eventually get kidnapped by a monster who is looting the town for candy. And now it becomes up to you to rescue your sibling and stop the monster plot.
The exploration part of the game basically has you going around town collecting bits of candy. Candy is the game's currency, which you use to purchase items like Battle Stamps that help your characters in combat. You can find candy on the ground or you can bop a mailbox or some other part of the environment and hope some candy falls out or you can go trick-or-treating. And typically you need to visit all houses in an area before you can proceed. You also need to hunt down materials that you can use to create new costumes that will open up new opportunities for your characters.
The other part of the game is the actual combat, which happens any time you encounter one of the monsters either walking around or hiding in one of the trick-or-treat places you try your luck with. Then things shift to a turn-based environment where you're all larger than life versions of your characters facing equally large monsters. Thus your little cardboard robot costume turns into a full anime-worthy mecha-style suit complete with a higher attack that rains missiles down on your enemies.Read more ›
As it is now, it's a decent couple hour romp through a cutesy RPG get, with a somewhat neat mechanic if switching out costumes for new abilities and stats. It's not exactly a new mechanic, and it has been done better as well. But it's a solid mechanics here too, with its own sort of twist on the idea.
Though I will say the simplistic combat drags it down. It feels like everything you do is rote, and there isn't any real devising of attack strategies.
And the game is short enough that it never felt like the game even got a chance to actually test how well you understood the game, and to give you a decent challenge.
But, it does have a nice presentation. And as far as the gameplay goes, my only actual complaint is that nothing felt fully realized. Everything is here that would make for a good game, it just as my left in the oven long enough to fully cook. So as a light and potentially beginner friendly rpg, it has a place, but anyone wanting a more meaty experience should look elsewhere.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This game was so cute and fun, but I found the controls to be sort of difficult at times. Unfortunately, it's a VERY VERY short game... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cassandra Back
Purchased on Steam
What to say? This game is definitely a classic. You play as either the brother or the sister trying to save the other, who is kidnapped by monsters on... Read more
It's nice and easy to just buy the code and add it to steam, give it away to a friend as a gift.Published on April 23, 2014 by Q?
This game is great! It gives me flashbacks to going out trick or treating when I was a kid. Back then, kids would roam the neighborhood freely! Read morePublished on March 23, 2014 by Octoberman
My brother gifted this game to my kids a couple years ago. They love it, and I've enjoyed it as well. Especially perfect for the fall/halloween season. Highly recommended!Published on September 15, 2013 by Slim Pickens
the game is great. It has exploration elements as well as RPG elements (leveling up finding new costumes, fulfilling quests) it has moral story at heart and some my be familiar... Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by Landa
I brought this title for my daughter (she is six), and she fell in love with it immediately. This is a game we played together and both enjoyed. Read morePublished on February 12, 2013 by Legs