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  • Summary: Harry Potter takes a dark turn in this third-person shooter as he battles death eaters and dementors while fleeing for his life across the wilds of England.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 5 out of 5
  1. Dec 20, 2010
    48
    This is Harry Potter and the Deadly Shallows. It's only six hours long, but just as boring and confusing as the book and just as bad as the console versions.
  2. Dec 23, 2010
    45
    You'd have to be a very indiscriminate person to willingly step into this… game.
  3. Dec 21, 2010
    40
    Unfortunately there are too many mundane missions and not enough variety throughout the game to make this an exciting shooter and the distinct lack of collectibles (something that the previous games prided themselves on) is also disappointing and makes exploring the bland levels pointless.
  4. 30
    Grievous and almost unplayable attempt to create an action shooter has ended in a disaster. Spit to the faces of Potter fans and all gamers which deserve just this: Avada Kedavra. [Issue#199]
  5. Jan 30, 2011
    27
    It's a shooter for people who don't shoot and have the initiative of a house elf. [Feb 2011, p.97]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Dec 7, 2010
    8
    HALLOWED BE THY POTTER! Truly a spectacle and a treat to all Harry Potter gaming fans! This instalment in the EA series involves actual 1st person interaction whereas up until now all Harry did was run around Hogwarts, make potions and collect cards. If you have read the series you will be amazed as i was to see how accurate the story timeline of the game actually is. A lot of strategy and creativity literally come into play when defeating death eaters, snatchers and all the magical monsters of the woods. If you, like me can experience this game on a 27" full HD monitor with an ATI Radeon HD series GPU then you will know that you can finally compare this game to the highest ranking, graphics intensive games on the current market, which is a lot to say for EA since they never worried to much about the High Definition gaming environment. Overall, i give this game an 9/10, purely from a HP fans perspective but as a games tester with an objective approach i give it 6/10 for story, 8/10 for the environments, 9.5/10 for the realistic action packed sequences and a healthy 8/10 for the general dark atmosphere of the game in terms of movies, menus etc. Final Comment: Buy the game, do the fancy 3D thingy mabobby with the cover online with a webcam and murder a good nights sleep with this phenomenal addition to the HP arsenal because as of yet, it truly is the best game in its class. So letâ Expand
  2. Jan 2, 2011
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First off i would really love for the maker of this game to show me where exactly in the book does harry, ron and hermione run through a seedy, run down building site constantly fighting snatchers and oh yeah, the odd dementor or womping willow, because to my knowledge it never happens! I am only half way through the game and i think i am really going to struggle finishing it because all the game has consisted of up untill this point is fighting, fighting, sneaking past people under the invisibility cloak and more fighting. If i had wanted to play a fighting game i would have played some sort of soldier gun game not harry potter. This game had the potential to be something really special but so far it just hasnt lived up to that. I sincerely hope that part two is better than this one ! Expand
  3. Nov 27, 2011
    3
    Its ok at first. It gets insanely repetitive and rather poor at times. Graphicly it looks fine. The gameplay is pretty basic and its annoying to cycle through spells. Its pretty disapointing. Expand
  4. Jul 8, 2011
    0
    first off excuse my spelling (english is not my first language)
    I"ve played this game and finished it an althought i used to be a fan it was
    one of the most awful games i have EVER played and belive me i have played a lot of games there isnt anything good i could say about this game i had more fun playing the fil... stone on the gameboy the thid pice of cr@p all you do is run and shoot some lame spells and dont know what the makers of this game were thinking they must have been in a come when they made this game i ve thought the harry potter deathly hallows part1 was bad but with the game i hoppet they could redeem themself but sadly they didn"t and i dont think part 2 is going to be any diferent Expand