Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
Buy On
  1. There are a lot of characters, magic tricks and secrets to discover. The controls are a bit awkward but the charming lego world will entertain you for a couple of hours.
  2. Traveller's Tales have sure struck a gold mine with the LEGO series. Their earlier block-themed games have been charmingly cute and amusing, and Harry Potter is no exception. You can't blame them for sticking to a winning formula, as Potter and LEGO fans will likely flock to play this game.
  3. The Lego rendition of The Boy Who lived is a seriously charming take on the life of a wizard, with loads of gameplay variety and an emphasis on discovery.
  4. Nintendo Gamer
    60
    Lacks the charm, fluid controls and, crucially, wit of the brilliant Wii game. [July 2010, p.56]
  5. While not quite as fulfilling an experience as that of its Wii counterpart, the game still provides a nice puzzle-infused platforming romp that should more than please fans of the Harry Potter series of books and movies.
  6. LEGO Harry Potter's DS debut has a good foundation, decent gameplay, and tons of content.
  7. As much fun as previous DS games, though Potter perhaps doesn't translate quite as well to Lego.

Awards & Rankings

#44 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 3, 2011
    8
    Nice-looking, long game for the DS. Has cinematics from the cross-platform versions. Maybe too easy, I hope there will be more challenge onNice-looking, long game for the DS. Has cinematics from the cross-platform versions. Maybe too easy, I hope there will be more challenge on the next game. Full Review »