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  • Summary: Take to the air in a game that allows players to fully experience the magical speed, power, and competition of Quidditch, the favorite sport of witches and wizards. In Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup, you'll experience the full complexity and exciting challenge of Quidditch, which involves two teams of seven players who fly on broomsticks, playing four balls simultaneously. You control every position on a team, including three Chasers who try to score with the Quaffle, two Beaters who control the dangerous Bludgers, the Keeper who protects the goal, and the Seeker who chases the elusive Golden Snitch that must be caught to end the match. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. The highest compliment we can give EA's portrayal of JK Rowling's magic-infused faux sport is that it's so much fun (for fans and nonfans alike) that it makes us wish Quidditch were actually real.
  2. Some of the game's intricacies are a tad complex, but it's easy to understand the basics. [Jan 2004, p.159]
  3. 72
    The good news is that EA's interactive take plays well and looks sharp. The bad news is that it is neither as frantic-fast nor as unrestricted as Quidditch is in the books and movies, which is sure to disappoint the Potter hardcore.
  4. The lack of depth doesn’t ruin the game, but only younger sports lovers and dedicated Harry Potter fans will appreciate this.
  5. A decent first effort at simulating the chosen sport of wizards, it falls short of its promise primarily because of sluggish controls and shallow gameplay.
  6. 60
    Ultimately though the shallow game play means that this is one present that, unlike the puppy, is just for Christmas.
  7. An extremely large turkey. And one that any Potter fan would do well to avoid, even if it means waiting a tad longer for the next "proper" game to follow Chamber of Secrets.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. TommyC.
    Jan 9, 2006
    this is a awsome game for harry potter freaks and also if you dont like it.its still then a great game.the stadium and the teams and players look good.and you can also be the international teams.and wat the most fun is that you could play it with 2 players wat makes you playing this game for ages cause i am still playing this game. you just keep playing and thats way i gave this game a 10! Collapse
  2. PotatoShark
    Nov 1, 2003
    An amazing game, truly one of the best I've ever played, for Potter fantics and haters alike.
  3. KenB.
    Oct 28, 2003
    It is the most absolute best game i have ever played on this earth.
  4. PeterA.
    Feb 9, 2004
    It is awesome. i wish I had it.
  5. M.Wurzer
    Nov 2, 2003
    This Game is amazing i just wish the developers had let you create a team and help them to attian attributes to strengthen their playing style.
  6. [Anonymous]
    Dec 14, 2003
    The stadiums and team outfits look good. Also, it's very fun passing and stealing every two seconds but it could be more difficult. The computer does not play very well. The fact that you have to wait to do so well before you can play as beaters or the seeker makes it slightly dissappointing, but not as dissappointing as not being able to be the keeper at all. This is a better two-player game. Expand
  7. JaredC.
    Aug 27, 2007
    Its addicting and fun, but I lost interest of it two days after I bought the game, it got so pointless with nothing great happening with no storyline but playing Quiditch and winning. Expand