I just did a triple take on this, as it seems too good to be true: Double Fine's Costume Quest [Free] hit the App Store moments ago. Originally released in late 2010 for PC and consoles, Costume Quest comes packed with a clever Halloween premise where you play as a costumed child out trick or treating when a monster snatches your sibling. You gear up your party by collecting additional items for your costume which then allows you to transform into massive versions whatever you're dressed as in the game's battle sequences. It's really neat.


Costume Quest is rocking a 77 on Metacritic, with its DLC pack rated slightly higher. Both parts of the game have already been extensively reviewed, so be sure to check out those links if you're on the fence. Oh, and one more piece of good news: The game's DLC pack I mentioned? Yeah, well, that's included for free.

UPDATE: Oops, that DLC isn't free after all.

  • defunct32

    An RPG?

    • crunc

      It's a bit like Paper Mario in that the battles are turn based but involve some timing action. So, yes, sort of a hybrid between a turn-based and action RPG.

      • defunct32

        I'm creaming in my pants to be honest, just saw a gameplay video and later read your comment, orgasm at its finest! Instabuy. Thank you.

      • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

        That comment made me feel dirty.

      • defunct32

        I'm so sorry for having sullied your feelings.

      • http://tarasis.net/ Robert McGovern

        at least it wasn't his pants

      • defunct32

        You're giving me unnecessary visuals, no thank you, lol.

      • dariusjr98


  • UnSurreal

    wow seems like a great deal considering Costume Quest is $14.99 and Costume Quest: Grubbins On Ice is $4.99 on the Playstation Store

  • MkRwilliams

    Looks like a major.....ly unsuccessful game 🙂

    Ladies and Gentleman, a moment of silence for this game

    No offence though

    • iTester

      Dude game is too good . I have played on PSN.

    • crispin

      You are wron

    • ImJPaul

      You're a douche. This game rocks!

    • Twitchfactor

      You're clearly a bitter troll, much like the ones who answer the door and you do battle with on the game. The game is great. Maybe not to grumps, but it's great.

    • defunct32

      Dude! If you're going to be offensive go for it, no need to say "no offense" if you're going to do it anyway.

    • MkRwilliams

      Sorry if i offended you guys 🙁
      But im just saying, that it just doesent feel right on ios or android... I liked it better on pc (: anyone else agree?

  • luffy246

    What the hell , my monster adventures is not finished yet ( not even > 10% , lol ) , guess i will play this first , it looks awesome

  • bababewey

    Costume quest was really good. I enjoyed it as much as my 10 year old did. He is going to be super excited it's out for ios.

  • crunc

    Costume Quest is such a fun game! Highly recommended! I may end up buying it and playing through it again at that price.

  • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

    I hate using the term "insta-buy", but...INSTABUY

    • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

      Nooo! Requires 6.1 or later! I'll lose my jailbreak if I update...ah well.

      • Kedens

        They should allow you to update to the version of your choice.. Lets hope version 7 get JB soon

  • Adsinjapan

    Hell yeah! Costume Quest was one of my all time favorite Double Fine games! I was wondering if this was ever going to make it over to iOS.

  • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis


    • VA1N

      One can wish

  • ObsidianBlood

    Yeah this is a great game. Played it when it came out on XBLA and really enjoyed it. And with the expansion included for $5 it's a steal!

    Definitely check this out, and just in time for Halloween too!

  • iTester

    Next castle crashers

    • dariusjr98

      And Scott Pilgrim.


    Can anyone comment on the controls?

  • Zenfar

    Love everything Double Fine does

  • kuryushibo

    How well does this game run on the iPhone 4S?

    • speedyph

      Time to upgrade u think?

  • ImJPaul

    This is great news. One of the awesome things about iOS gaming. Random awesome games.

  • Twitchfactor

    I loved this game on xbla. My 4 yr old son also loves it and the DLC and has played it end to end at least 20 times. I'd buy it again 10x over, if they added voice. Still highly recommended (unless you have no sense of humor or childlike wonder).

  • http://www.tap-start.com/ Mirkwood

    This is an incredible game by an incredible studio.
    Everyone should be picking this up

    • poohzombie

      Indeed! Already have this on xbla and was thinking of doing my yearly Halloween run on this title, but now that it's on iOS, well. . .I'm not gonna need another title until Lone Wolf comes out. Fantastic!

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  • UnSurreal

    Holy false advertising - "The game's DLC pack I mentioned? Yeah, well, that's included for free."

    I bought the game because of this and they changed the description after my purchase. The DLC is now $1.99

    That should be illegal.

    • Holcman

      They had a misunderstanding, it's not their fault. It's also not false advertising if they didn't know, and they're not even trying to advertise the game. They are just reviewing it. Besides, you got a great game for an even better price, if you want to be cheap do it somewhere else.

  • Love!

    I truly LOVE Costume Quest!

  • mindseyes

    I did the same thing cause of the DLC and it's not Free bummer.

  • EZ Ice

    Just got it....hope the controls are good.

    • defunct32

      How was it?

      • EZ Ice

        Actually not bad. You tap and drag to move around and tap on objects to interact. Pretty straight forward, and so far, feels good. Glad they didn't do a virtual dpad.

      • defunct32

        Amazing!! Thank you!

  • Gatada

    Yeah, loves this too. Extremely charming experience, but..


    .. does the game end in limbo, caught between portals? At least on the Xbox that is where I ended up.

  • Gatada

    How can the app be listed without in-app purchase? I thought Apple always list in-app purchases - if it's offered.

  • RinoaHeartily

    What's the maximum age to play this game? 12?

    • PresidentZer0

      Grow up

  • Nycteris

    I loved this game on PC. Great, charming game.