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  • Summary: Harry, Ron, and Hermione are back in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a game based on J.K. Rowling's fourth book. The game follows Harry, the wizard-in-training, as he confronts a fire-breathing dragon, rescues friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake, and navigates the twisting corridors of a maze. As Harry, Ron, or Hermione, you can cast a variety of spells in both single-player and cooperative modes. Collapse
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  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. 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.
  3. While it could have had more movie/book elements tied into the gaming experience, the existing game is fun enough.
  4. Nothing more than a bunch of minigames that suffer from an awkward camera system. [Dec 2005]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. MitchellF.
    Nov 21, 2005
    Pretty good game, goes towards the book more than the movie did. Recommended!
  2. ChloeD.
    Jan 2, 2007
    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. Expand
  3. BrendanO.
    Mar 24, 2006
    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. Expand
  4. HestaH.
    Jul 30, 2007
    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. Expand