Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Extends parts of the original story (a training session in Ollivanders Wand Shop) and skips over others (the Sorting Hat ceremony). [Feb 2004, p.149]
  2. Think of it as Zelda-lite and you won't go far wrong.
  3. The puzzles and tasks get a little repetivite in this sequel, and the overall gameplay isn't quite as fun as before. The camera control is definitely worse, and can get quite irritating at times.
  4. Obviously aimed at younger gamers, it’s very lineair and never too difficult. For Harry Potter fans it’s a good buy, it’s filled with good voicework and little details from the books and movies.
  5. Too much repetition, too many boring cut scenes and lack of variety make this game a very average playing experience.
  6. Music and sounds are solid, but Harry Potters voice is like a cheese grater on the brain.
  7. 64
    The story is the most dated, the art assets re-used, and gameplay mechanics re-used, and all with a serious hit in graphic quality, a truth that really disappoints.
  8. The game, with its remixed story line, random objectives, and Zelda-esque gameplay isn’t enough to keep newcomers to the series interested.
  9. The actual execution, unfortunately, doesn't live up to the standards of Chamber of Secrets and ends up being a lackluster game that never quite comes together.
  10. 60
    When you're not being underwhelmed by Sorcerer's Stone, you'll be infuriated by it.
  11. Other than a couple isolated bits HP and the SS is a mess. And I didn’t play crap like this when I was a kid, at least not for long. I played Sonic. So there ya have it: Harry Potter is better than a Vomit flavored bean, but a little worse than Grass, and on a level with Booger.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. MickeyMouse
    Feb 3, 2004
    1
    Horrible. Failed attempt to enrich the Harry Potter engine. Horrible.