Costume Quest Xbox 360

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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 60
  2. Negative: 7 out of 60

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  1. Oct 20, 2010
    5
    I got the trial of this game. I played it and maybe finished 5 houses. I love the characters, art style, and everything outside of combat. But the combat is so repetitive and boring and the combat is a huge part of the game too. This is weird because i normally don't mind turn based combat but this game just doesn't seem to pull it off right. If you like it I envy you but i couldn't getI got the trial of this game. I played it and maybe finished 5 houses. I love the characters, art style, and everything outside of combat. But the combat is so repetitive and boring and the combat is a huge part of the game too. This is weird because i normally don't mind turn based combat but this game just doesn't seem to pull it off right. If you like it I envy you but i couldn't get into it. The only reason i'm giving it a 5 is because of everything outside of combat. Expand
  2. Dec 29, 2011
    8
    Double Fine Productions has done one hell of a good job on this Costume Quest. The game isn't so good to be called fantastic but it is still a great game. The game has a cartoony art style which builds the childish perspective of the game adding to the creativity, and general nostalgia the game creates. For those that do not know what Costume Quest is, and what it's all about, CostumeDouble Fine Productions has done one hell of a good job on this Costume Quest. The game isn't so good to be called fantastic but it is still a great game. The game has a cartoony art style which builds the childish perspective of the game adding to the creativity, and general nostalgia the game creates. For those that do not know what Costume Quest is, and what it's all about, Costume Quest is an Xbox Live Arcade title which takes place during Halloween, where you play either a boy, or his sister during the night of trick-or-treating. Without spoiling anything in the game I can say that almost immediately into the game, the character you are not playing is kidnapped by monsters who are looting candy from the neighbourhood, a simply, entertaining, and classic story during Halloween that really brings back many good memories of Halloween childhood. The game play of Costume Quest is either one of two things: walking around one of the three environments of the game, picking up candy, talking to people, or trick-or-treating; or your player, and up to two companions you meet along the way, transform into whatever costume you are wearing portrays, and you battle the different monsters of the game in a turn based style of combat. While the combat of the game does quickly become repetitive, the developers clearly tried to come up with ways to make it more interesting by providing power-ups in the form of "battle stamps" and by placing in quick-time actions to deal more damage or take less damage, which quickly becomes necessary to successful combat in the game. Overall the games quirky presentation, and nostalgic feel has made this game incredible. Costume Quest won my heart from day 1, and since then I have played through the game multiple times, and happily paid for the DLC which was also enjoyable. A must play for anyone who misses the good old days of childhood trick-or-treating or who just plain enjoys Halloween. Collapse
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Jan 15, 2011
    75
    Costume Quest is a fun game that will make a lot of people happy with its simplistic style and its witty conversations. The only downside of this game is the lack of variety.
  2. Jan 15, 2011
    60
    Despite all the the good premises, this last game from Tim Schafer proves to be a small project with short and repetitive gameplay.
  3. Jan 15, 2011
    80
    From the first moment that Custom Quest takes us to a world that we love meeting.