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  • Summary: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about the teenager’s recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable Headmaster,In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about the teenager’s recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort's return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge's Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves "Dumbledore’s Army," Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead. With the ability to play multiple characters, including Harry Potter, Dumbledore and Sirius Black, the videogame of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix offers fans the opportunity to wield a wand, explore all around Hogwarts, and experience one of the most exciting and dangerous years in the life of the Boy Who Lived. [Electronic Arts / Warner Bros.] Expand
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Games Master UK
    71
    With trickier minigames and less wandering and this would have been a winner. [Sept 2007, p.80]
  2. Nintendo Power
    70
    Order of the Phoenix delivers nice graphics and music, and some genuinely fun activities (including a multiplayer mode) but the endless tasks seem more like prepping for O.W.L.S. than playing a game. [Aug 2007, p.84]
  3. Feels limited, and your powers seem squandered on simply fixing statues or any of the other humdrum tasks you're instructed to complete.
  4. If your Harry Potter fandom tells you that it’s worth spending your money to see an ugly representation of your favorite character run around an ugly representation of your favorite school doing boring things, ignore it and buy a better game. Trust me.
  5. The game of the film of the book has exploration, adventuring, action, and loads of mini-games but Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ends up being a confusing mush of ideas.
  6. A few fun minigames don't make the watered-down story and tedious fetch quests tolerable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 10 out of 16
  1. May 8, 2016
    10
    this is the best game i have ever played: the gameplay is fun, the graphics are amazing and the soundtrack is the best i have ever heard. tothis is the best game i have ever played: the gameplay is fun, the graphics are amazing and the soundtrack is the best i have ever heard. to this day i still remember the good old days when i played this game after doing all my homework and cleaning up my room. as some people would say, this games "mi fa venire la fenice dura come il marmo". if you havent played this game yet, then you shouldnt call yourself a gamer. Expand
  2. FrankD.
    Jun 25, 2007
    10
    Excellent graphics and gameplay !!! I got it this morning and i cant stop playing.
  3. Sally
    Aug 6, 2007
    9
    This game is a bit boring at the start but after the 10th task it gets more intersting.
  4. DesmondH.
    Nov 30, 2007
    3
    If you want to play this game, play the console versions. As for the DS version, get a different game.
  5. CoreyL.
    Jan 13, 2008
    2
    The best part of this entire game is easily the multiplayer mini-games. The story line is so watered down that even die-hard harry potter The best part of this entire game is easily the multiplayer mini-games. The story line is so watered down that even die-hard harry potter fans will wonder what they are doing. Expand
  6. Nov 5, 2011
    1
    Oh God. One of the worst games I've ever played. the Graphics suck. The RPG style spell duels suck. The storyline sucks. The Game Sucks.Oh God. One of the worst games I've ever played. the Graphics suck. The RPG style spell duels suck. The storyline sucks. The Game Sucks. Here's some advice-buy the book. Expand
  7. HermioneGranger
    Sep 20, 2007
    0
    This game stunk like Neville's diapers, it is pointless, stupid, and it didn't feature ME as a playable character, whats up withThis game stunk like Neville's diapers, it is pointless, stupid, and it didn't feature ME as a playable character, whats up with THAT? No freaking way the SMARTEST character in the books tells you to press A B twice or you die! WHERES RON!!??!?!?!?! I NEED ATTENTION TOO!
    And this game really did suck.
    Love,
    Hermione
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#14 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007