Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone GameCube

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
Buy On
  1. Think of it as Zelda-lite and you won't go far wrong.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Too much repetition, too many boring cut scenes and lack of variety make this game a very average playing experience.
  5. Music and sounds are solid, but Harry Potters voice is like a cheese grater on the brain.
  6. 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.
  7. The game, with its remixed story line, random objectives, and Zelda-esque gameplay isn’t enough to keep newcomers to the series interested.
  8. 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.
  9. 60
    When you're not being underwhelmed by Sorcerer's Stone, you'll be infuriated by it.

Awards & Rankings

#91 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#28 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 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.