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Video GameCostume Quest (Series) Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 8 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @JonahMonaghan, Jo Robertson and Oli Hawkins.

OverviewOverview

Costume Quest is an adventure game where you play a trick-or-treating child when they encounter a monster that kidnaps your sibling. You travel the neighbourhood collecting items for your costume, candy and fellow children as companions in order to face the monster and rescue the sibling.

It's a light role-play game where you gain abilities based on the Halloween costume you are wearing. Playing as a child keeps things fun and imaginative. When you encounter monsters there is a battle where you are transformed into giant creatures and take turns to pick attacks. As you progress you build a party of children who help you in quests and battles.

Costume Quest 2 follows a similar pattern, although this time you face the evil dentist who teams up with a powerful time wizard. It has a Bill and Ted feel this time as you go back to the future to race against the clock on Halloween night to try and stop the monsters for good.

There is some violence but it is homespun with cardboard swords and handmade weapons so things never get too graphic.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/10/2010, updated in 2011

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Role-Play (Action, Adventure, Fighting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: Double Fine (@DoubleFine)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 8 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Costume Quest and Costume Quest 2 are Rated PEGI 7 for Fear and Violence.

In the US, ESRB state: Throughout the course of the game, players will encounter enemies, triggering combat sequences in which the players will morph into a "real" version of the costume they are wearing (e.g., a robot, or a knight). Combat is controlled by are by pressing button sequences corresponding to on-screen prompts. Sound effects associated with battle are realistic at times. In one cutscene, a character makes a brief joke about smoking (e.g., "Oh, why did I have to pick today to quit smoking?").

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

CostsCosts

Costume Quest usually costs £6.99 to £13.49.
 

Costume Quest

Costume Quest 2

There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
"Grubbins on Ice" is an additional paid chapter on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. On iOS, Android, PC and Mac it's either a free download or included in the main game. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Costume Quest Accessibility Report documents 13 accessibility features:
In Costume Quest you can remap actions to multiple keys. This feature is not available in Costume Quest 2.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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