Metascore
43

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 10 out of 12
  1. Jul 12, 2011
    86
    Where graphical aesthetics, thrilling atmosphere and a cinematic soundtrack celebrate their marriage, the gamer always wins.
  2. Aug 14, 2011
    50
    A more experienced studio could have made lemonade from these licensed lemons and turn the final chapter into a good action shooter. Unfortunately, the team at EA Bright Light had neither time nor experience.
  3. Oct 24, 2011
    49
    We didn't expect part 2 to be better than part 1, but it scores 49 instead of the 48 points of the predecessor. Only 33 more Harry Potter games to go to be as good as the first one from 2002.
  4. Jul 13, 2011
    46
    Single-player is short, and beyond a score challenge mode, there's nothing to really do with this game.
  5. Aug 2, 2011
    45
    Battle for Hogwarts is the most game-suitable fragment in the whole Harry Potter saga. Unfortunately Electronic Arts' vision is bland and uninspired. There's no feel of grandiosity and significance whatsoever. Just like in the predecessor the gameplay was boiled down to ducking behind covers and zapping enemies with spells. The saga is over. We can only regret the style. [August 2011, p.60]
  6. 40
    Second part follows the "quality standards" set by Part One makes it boring and ugly looking B-grade shooter in movie scenery. [Issue#207]
  7. Jul 21, 2011
    40
    Even hardcore fans of Harry Potter have to admit: This adventure is not only boring and without highlights, it's also designed without any love for videogames or the Potter franchise.
  8. Jul 12, 2011
    40
    The Harry Potter film tie-ins end on a low note with this short, tedious, and conceptually vapid cover shooter.
  9. Jul 27, 2011
    35
    If you like Harry Potter - don't buy this game. If you like TPP shooters - stay away from this game. If you like good music - buy yourself the official movie soundtrack. If you're the parents of a young teenager - choose anything but this game. You'll hurt your child with it. Don't buy this game because you are voting with your wallet. By paying for this game you allow more of THAT to be developed in the future.
  10. Jul 15, 2011
    35
    For fans of gaming, stay well clear. Even as far as movie-tie-ins go, this title is the biggest crime to the Harry Potter franchise since Emma Watson decided looking like a public schoolboy is sexy.
  11. Aug 29, 2011
    30
    Not only the worst, but also the last Harry-Potter-Movie game ever created. Thank God. [Sept 2011, p.99]
  12. Jul 26, 2011
    20
    One of the worst movie add-ons of today. This linear, soulless, and ugly action shooter is wrong in almost every aspect. Because of the fact it does actually have some tolerable music and of the fact we will not see another Harry Potter in a very long long time, we give it at least the second worst rating from our scale.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Sep 1, 2011
    0
    This game last for approximately 2 hours and 52 minutes!!! That is embarrassing short and that is not the worst part. Combat is broken and spells act like modern weapons and game looks like third person Call of Duty with spells like MG and sniper and your companions are slow and for opening the bloody door they need 10 minutes. You cant run trough levels anymore because then you could finish the game in 1 hour. For a full price of 49.99$ you get 2 hours of gameplay and nothing more: This game is another bad movie licence game. DO NOT BUY THIS IT IS NOT WORTH YOUR MONEY. Full Review »
  2. Sep 13, 2011
    9
    We met a great game with great graphics and excellent gameplay.
    It's a bit short but that does not diminish the extraordinary to this wonderful game.
  3. Sep 8, 2011
    10
    You really make me laugh these people that put 0 and 1 score to this game, and that criticism of the professionals are so low ... It is noted that anger will always have the Harry Potter games, the last 4 games have been fantastic and you do not play as enthusiastically as it should be, because to see the first four were a real cake of **** not really excited to see these games as they were, if they had their qualifications should be at least 70 points and the user at least 8.
    The best game in the series, perhaps a little short but with graphics, gameplay and sounds really impressive and good.
    My real score is 8, but get 10 to offset at least some scores, though, having put 10 do nothing, because I can not handle myself against hatred, stupidity and lies, things that abound in this world.
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