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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Costume Quest 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Oli Hawkins and updated 7 months ago.
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.
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?").
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 2
|Xbox One||£11.99||–||Free |
Xbox Game Pass
|Wii U||£13.49||Unavailable On Digital Store|
- 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.
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Release Date: 19/10/2010, updated in 2011
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Accessibility: 13 features
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Hand-Made
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