10 Non-Scary Halloween Games

1. Costume Quest

I don't think I could get away with a list like this without mentioning Costume Quest. Playing as a child on Halloween, you and your friends go on a quest to save your sibling when they are captured by weird goblin-like creatures. They normally only go after candy (which is a crime in itself on Halloween!), but since your sibling got stuck with the lame candy corn costume this year, they were mistaken for a giant, sentient piece of candy.

Costume Quest is nothing if not whimsical… although the flair Tim Burton is known for does make that whimsy take a turn for the unusual. As you find the monsters that are nabbing the candy, both the characters and the monsters transform into some crazy 'super' forms, then engage in a turn-based RPG battle system with active time elements interlaced within. What the characters transform into depends on the costume they're wearing, giving them different movesets and skills to take advantage of. It's simple, yet still fun, and provides a nice difficulty curve through the game's relatively short eight hours.

Better yet, if you have already enjoyed Costume Quest and its Winter themed Grubbins on Ice DLC, Costume Quest 2 has just been released, giving you a fresh experience to enjoy this Halloween!

See, you don't have to play the scariest or creepiest horror game in order to enjoy the spirit of Halloween! What are some of your favorite games to play during October, scary or otherwise? Let us know in the comments below!

Editor's Note - no mention of Ghouls and Ghosts Smile - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghouls_%27n_Gh.. - I'm probably showing my age now as it is such as old title, but much loved in it's day - great if you are a retro fan.
Posted: 27th Oct 2014 by gaiages