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It's Halloween and the siblings Wern and Reynold, new to town, are going trick-or-treat through the neighborhood in order to make some new friends. The player can choose between both of them, while the other will be kidnapped by a monster neighbor. The quest, as expected, consists on rescuing your brother/sister.

Costume Quest is a RPG with turn-based combat. The game takes you door by door asking for candy and fighting against the monsters that you find in some of the houses with the power of your costume. There is around a dozen of them and they have the power to transform the wearer into vampires, robots, the statue of liberty and many other creatures. The combats plays through synchronized button pushing much like in the Mario RPGs. Combat abilities are enhanced by acquiring experience points through a typical leveling system. Additionally, "combat stamps", which is the name used in the game for combat enhancements, can be obtained in the side quests (like finding collectibles or helping the characters of the neighborhood), with candy as the currency to buy these.


Costume Quest Windows A powerful laser attack
Costume Quest Windows The special attack 'Anthem' in progress where you heal all party members.
Costume Quest Windows Victory screen. Loot consists of experience, candy, creepy treat cards and sometimes battle stamps.
Costume Quest Windows Sadie is the one you need to visit to trade candy for battle stamp, providing a special ability for characters.

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Costume Quest Screenshot
Costume Quest Screenshot
Costume Quest Screenshot
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User Reviews

A short but sweet adventure Xbox 360 Kartanym (12783)
Double Fine should just stop making games already. PlayStation 3 Lain Crowley (6797)
Trick or Treat! It's a Halloween RPG! Windows Baxter Arnett (15)

Critic Reviews (UK) PlayStation 3 Oct 21, 2010 8 out of 10 80
IGN Windows Nov 01, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Retro Spirit Games Windows Nov 02, 2013 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Retro Spirit Games Xbox 360 Nov 02, 2013 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80 PlayStation 3 Nov 02, 2010 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Oct 20, 2010 7 out of 10 70 Xbox 360 Jan 25, 2011 14 out of 20 70 Xbox 360 Nov 02, 2010 70 out of 100 70
GameZebo Windows Oct 26, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Windows Oct 17, 2011 14 out of 20 70


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Credit sequence

Throughout the ending credits sequence pictures of some Double Fine developers are shown at a young age, fitting the game's theme.


  • Spike Video Game Awards
    • 2010 - Best Downloadable Game

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