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Costume Quest

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2.8

User Reviews

A short but sweet adventure Xbox 360 Kartanym (10772)
Double Fine should just stop making games already. PlayStation 3 Lain Crowley (5405)
Trick or Treat! It's a Halloween RPG! Windows Baxter Arnett (15)

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PlayStation 3 3 3.6
Windows 6 2.8
Xbox 360 6 3.4
Combined MobyScore 15 3.2


The Press Says

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80
WindowsRetro Spirit Games
Costume quest is short and pretty easy, but is doesn't matter as it never feels like a arduous chore to beat, but a heartwarming and nostalgic experience that makes you feel like a kid all over again. Don't overlook this title, grab it this Halloween and immerse yourself in the true spirit of this spooktactular holiday.
80
PlayStation 3Retro Spirit Games
Costume quest is short and pretty easy, but is doesn't matter as it never feels like a arduous chore to beat, but a heartwarming and nostalgic experience that makes you feel like a kid all over again. Don't overlook this title, grab it this Halloween and immerse yourself in the true spirit of this spooktactular holiday.
80
Xbox 360Retro Spirit Games
Costume quest is short and pretty easy, but is doesn't matter as it never feels like a arduous chore to beat, but a heartwarming and nostalgic experience that makes you feel like a kid all over again. Don't overlook this title, grab it this Halloween and immerse yourself in the true spirit of this spooktactular holiday.
80
WindowsIGN
Creativity-infused cartoon combat blends perfectly with trick-or-treating nostalgia to give this humorous little download some tremendous pull. Costume Quest’s bold personality and utter charm mostly makes up for its more repetitive moments, and when you throw in the re-tooled save system and free DLC, the PC version is an alluring package. If your tastes lean more towards lighthearted fare instead of overt gore splatter, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better pick than this endearing Halloween-themed RPG.
75
Xbox 360IGN
Costume Quest does a lot of things right – it’s humorous, has a great art style that fits the childish theme, a decent battle system and costumes that double as super powers. But despite these qualities, the game does have its shortcomings -- the campaign feels, well, short, side-quests can get repetitive, there isn’t much in the way of character customization and $15 seems a bit steep. Still, it's a great way to relive the nostalgia of your trick or treating days, so you should at least give it a try, especially if there's a price drop.
75
PlayStation 3IGN
Costume Quest does a lot of things right – it’s humorous, has a great art style that fits the childish theme, a decent battle system, and costumes that double as super powers. Sure, the story is cheesy, but it's also heart-warming and the ending leaves you with a smile on your face. But despite these great qualities, the game does have its shortcomings -- the campaign feels short, side-quests can get repetitive, there isn’t much in the way of character customization, and $15 seems a bit steep. Still, it's a great way to relive the nostalgia of your trick or treating days, so you should give it a try, especially if there's a price drop.
70
Xbox 3604Players.de
Costume Quest ist ein charmantes und witziges Halloween-Abenteuer für Groß und Klein, in dem man mit Hilfe magischer Kostüme das kleine Städtchen Auburn Pines vor den Machenschaften einer bösen Hexe bewahren muss. Das Erkunden der Spielwelt sowie Sammeln von Süßigkeiten und anderen Belohnungen, weiß zu gefallen. Der nicht veränderbare Schwierigkeitsgrad ist allerdings viel zu harmlos, das Kampfsystem trotz individuell zuteilbarer Kostüme und Fertigkeiten ungemein simpel und der Umfang alles andere als üppig. Zudem gibt es kaum Unterschiede zwischen den beiden zu Beginn wählbaren und teils sogar falsch dargestellten Protagonisten, so dass der Wiederspielwert gegen null tendiert. Doch trotz dieser Einschränkungen, sich wiederholender Aufgaben und anderer Schönheitsfehler wie holpriger Bildrate oder vor allem für jüngere Spieler viel zu schnell verschwindender Dialogeinblendungen, wird man befriedigend unterhalten.
70
PlayStation 34Players.de
Costume Quest ist ein charmantes und witziges Halloween-Abenteuer für Groß und Klein, in dem man mit Hilfe magischer Kostüme das kleine Städtchen Auburn Pines vor den Machenschaften einer bösen Hexe bewahren muss. Das Erkunden der Spielwelt sowie Sammeln von Süßigkeiten und anderen Belohnungen, weiß zu gefallen. Der nicht veränderbare Schwierigkeitsgrad ist allerdings viel zu harmlos, das Kampfsystem trotz individuell zuteilbarer Kostüme und Fertigkeiten ungemein simpel und der Umfang alles andere als üppig. Zudem gibt es kaum Unterschiede zwischen den beiden zu Beginn wählbaren und teils sogar falsch dargestellten Protagonisten, so dass der Wiederspielwert gegen null tendiert. Doch trotz dieser Einschränkungen, sich wiederholender Aufgaben und anderer Schönheitsfehler wie holpriger Bildrate oder vor allem für jüngere Spieler viel zu schnell verschwindender Dialogeinblendungen, wird man befriedigend unterhalten.
70
Xbox 360GameSpot
Without question, the art and overall premise serve as Costume Quest's biggest hook, and these things are ultimately what drive the game and turn it into something much more than a superficial RPG. Still, whether or not you can overlook and overcome its initial shortcomings is tied directly to how much you buy into its premise on a nostalgic and comedic level. That said, when Costume Quest picks up steam and truly reveals all it has to offer from a gameplay perspective, it relies less on that premise and simply delivers an all-around satisfying gaming experience.
70
PlayStation 3GameSpot
Without question, the art and overall premise serve as Costume Quest's biggest hook, and these things are ultimately what drive the game and turn it into something much more than a superficial RPG. Still, whether or not you can overlook and overcome its initial shortcomings is tied directly to how much you buy into its premise on a nostalgic and comedic level. That said, when Costume Quest picks up steam and truly reveals all it has to offer from a gameplay perspective, it relies less on that premise and simply delivers an all-around satisfying gaming experience.
70
WindowsGameZebo
Costume Quest originally debuted last year on consoles. The PC version feels like the quick port that it is, not like anything optimized for the platform. While you can play Costume Quest with keyboard controls, they feel awkward at best. The key prompts for the battle sequences don’t look all that different. Getting you character to align correctly with objects while exploring dungeons is tedious. Costume Quest has a lot to recommend it as a light RPG jaunt, but players with the option to pick it up for consoles may want to do so.
70
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Costume Quest constitue une excellente entrée en matière dans le petit monde des jeux de rôle. Le principe des costumes qui permettent de se transformer en différents héros est assez original. Seul petit reproche : la progression s'avère relativement répétitive et finira peut-être par lasser les joueurs les moins patients.
70
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Costume Quest constitue une excellente entrée en matière dans le petit monde des jeux de rôle. Le principe des costumes qui permettent de se transformer en différents héros est assez original. Seul petit reproche : la progression s'avère relativement répétitive et finira peut-être par lasser les joueurs les moins patients.
70
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Costume Quest constitue une excellente entrée en matière dans le petit monde des jeux de rôle. Le principe des costumes qui permettent de se transformer en différents héros est assez original. Seul petit reproche : la progression s'avère relativement répétitive et finira peut-être par lasser les joueurs les moins patients.
67
PlayStation 3PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een leuk en origineel actiespel voor kinderen waarin voor de doorwinterde speler weinig nieuws te rapen valt. Het is echter zeker goed genoeg om als kort tussendoortje verorberd te worden.
60
PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
Costume Quest ultimately fills the same void as the candy filling the kids’ buckets: it tastes good, but it’s not terribly filling. It is a fun, charming little game that no gamer should find a lick of trouble completing. However, by these same tokens, and with the trademark personality Double Fine is known for, Costume Quest feels like it could’ve – should’ve – been a whole lot more.