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Costume Quest (2010) is a narrative adventure game where you play a trick-or-treating child whose sibling gets kidnapped by a scary monster. You explore the neighbourhood collecting items for your costume and befriending fellow children to help face the monster and rescue your sibling. It stands out for offering an exciting adventure that's approachable for newcomers and youngsters.

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.

The result is a game that introduces classic role-play and adventure fun without getting overly complex or dark. It's a great game to enjoy together in the family.

Our examiner, Jonah Monaghan, first checked Costume Quest 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
Too complex for your family? There are lots of games similar to Costume Quest. Here are some easier younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is a Battle, Narrative and Role-Play game with Action, Adventure, Fighting and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild 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?").
There is some violence but it is homespun with cardboard swords and handmade weapons so things never get too graphic.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.


Costume Quest usually costs £6.99 to £9.99. 

Costume Quest

XBox Store Xbox One £9.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Steam StoreSALE PC £6.99 £1.74 until 23/06/2024
Steam StoreSALE Mac £6.99 £1.74 until 23/06/2024
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.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/10/2010, updated in 2015

Price: 75% off

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 13 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Hand-Made

Developer: Double Fine (@DoubleFine)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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