Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. A great leap forward for the Potter franchise, and a fun and inclusive gaming experience. [Jan 2006, p.107]
  2. The game changes a few of the things Harry fans have come to expect from the games, and though aimed at a younger audience, Harry fans will find a lot to like in the game.
  3. While it could have had more movie/book elements tied into the gaming experience, the existing game is fun enough.
  4. A fine, if not predictable, bit of movie gaming. [Jan 2006, p.49]
  5. Series fans will find a lot to love in this title, which offers an attractive, immersive, and most importantly, fun excursion into the world of J.K. Rowling's imaginative works.
  6. It's a worthwhile platforming experience for hardcore Potter fans, but some may be put off by all the collection quests and backtracking.
  7. 72
    The game's not perfect. There are some camera issues. Some AI issues. And I really would have preferred to have more control over spells. But it still arrives as a solid entry to the series. Kids will probably like it a lot.
  8. A game parents will be able to safely play with their pre-teen kids.
  9. The linear nature of the gameplay ensures that you will be forced into the various scenes as the director and developer intended. The puzzles and mini-games are fun but they are like eating candy floss; there's not much nourishment.
  10. Having three wizards running around and casting spells at the same time allows for some interesting gameplay, but you'll only get to experience it if you have friends to play with.
  11. Nothing more than a bunch of minigames that suffer from an awkward camera system. [Dec 2005]
  12. 70
    The constant action means the Harry Potter series has always lent itself well to the video-game format, and thankfully (albeit surprisingly) EA has mostly improved upon their winning formula, while upping the ante visually and adding welcome multiplayer features, easily making the Goblet of Fire their best adaptation yet.
  13. In the end, GoF is an action game aimed specifically at younger players. There's simply not enough diversity to keep a more seasoned gamer entertained for long periods of time.
  14. Goblet of Fire is the best console Harry Potter action game yet, but it's still a far cry from good. [Dec 2005, p.161]
  15. Somewhat annoyingly, the game often requires you to tackle each level a multiple number of times in order to collect items such as shields before the next area is unlocked.
  16. 60
    The inability of this series to learn from its mistakes is baffling. You'll often find yourself fighting enemies you can't see because some decorative element in the foreground entirely blocks your view, and you've zero control over the camera.
  17. 60
    A mostly average button masher that has the good luck of being associated with the hottest kids' property to come along in years.
  18. The highlight is a brief but thrilling broomstick chase against a fire-breathing dragon. An underwater interlude is less successful, although it provides variety.
  19. Seasoned gamers will find very little of interest here, regardless of how massive a Harry Potter fan you are (personally I love the books and the films).
  20. An unbelievably lazy title that just feels cheap. It has poor gameplay that the target audience will just fall asleep at, which only adds to the infuriating realisation that it will still sell thanks to the lightning scarred teen's name.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. HestaH.
    Jul 30, 2007
    0
    Totally rubbish. all it is is continuous clicking. you arrnt even moving th camera, and u cant walk round the castle.its all dark as well for Totally rubbish. all it is is continuous clicking. you arrnt even moving th camera, and u cant walk round the castle.its all dark as well for some reason. even the FIRST harry potter game was better. Full Review »
  2. ChloeD.
    Jan 2, 2007
    5
    Wasn't that good. It was kind annoying and boring. If you choose a character the others wont help you that much. I Just thought that Wasn't that good. It was kind annoying and boring. If you choose a character the others wont help you that much. I Just thought that there was too much magic and stuff. Full Review »
  3. BrendanO.
    Mar 24, 2006
    3
    Wow....just wow....I am a really big Harry Potter fan and have bought all the games for the Gamecube so far. But this one I thought would be Wow....just wow....I am a really big Harry Potter fan and have bought all the games for the Gamecube so far. But this one I thought would be wicked after seeing all the pictures posted and everything! Boy was I wrong. This game is seriously the worst one out. It took me maybe 2 hours to beat it....AND you can't explore any of the castle, classrooms, etc like you could in the previous Potter adventures. Goblet is just a "select-the-next-mission" mode type thing, and you can't go on to the next level without doing the same level OVER at least 4 times! It's just so repetitive. I took it back as soon as I beat it..... Sorry Harry...i've betrayed your game. Full Review »