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  • Summary: In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Each contestant in this international competition must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake, and navigateIn Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Each contestant in this international competition must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake, and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, dangerous maze. Players experience all the thrills of the movie - from the Quidditch World Cup campsite to a heart-stopping duel with Lord Voldemort himself. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are all playable characters, modeled after their big-screen counterparts. In this game, an all-new spell-casting system allows players to feel the magic for the first time as the controller shakes and reacts with every flick of the wand. Players can also team up with friends in co-operative play to combine their magic and produce more powerful spells than ever before. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. The game changes a few of the things Harry fans have come to expect from the games, and though aimed at a younger audience, Harry fans will find a lot to like in the game.
  2. Quotation forthcoming. [Mar 2006]
  3. 72
    The game's not perfect. There are some camera issues. Some AI issues. And I really would have preferred to have more control over spells. But it still arrives as a solid entry to the series. Kids will probably like it a lot.
  4. 60
    A mostly average button masher that has the good luck of being associated with the hottest kids' property to come along in years.
  5. A remarkably solid and substantial game. Certainly no one should be ashamed of owning it or giving it as a gift this yuletide.
  6. Somewhat annoyingly, the game often requires you to tackle each level a multiple number of times in order to collect items such as shields before the next area is unlocked.
  7. Save your money, fellow muggles: it's best spent elsewhere. [Mar 2006, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 7 out of 8
  1. hh
    Jul 28, 2005
    10
    h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h . thish ish howh ish sayh thingsh.
  2. Jul 9, 2015
    3
    This is one of the worst games in the Harry Potter series, as it completely changed the formula of the previous games and instead of beingThis is one of the worst games in the Harry Potter series, as it completely changed the formula of the previous games and instead of being able to explore the castle and learn new spells, this is just a series of action-packed levels with a minimal attempt at a story. The levels are linear and the AI is pretty bad, so expect Ron and Hermione to get into a lot of trouble. There are only 10 levels or so and some of them are pretty short.
    Also, as a port it's pretty bad and it gives you very little freedom as far as options go.
    Do yourself a favor, skip this "game" and play the first three ones instead.
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  3. CollinP
    Jun 22, 2008
    3
    HarryP. You must have horrible taste or be a small child.. most likely both. This is a shit game, pure and simple. Agrivating to no end. MostHarryP. You must have horrible taste or be a small child.. most likely both. This is a shit game, pure and simple. Agrivating to no end. Most of the monsters spam attacks and your npc team is so stupid they just keep getting knocked down. The controls are horrible so you're constantly running into something that hurts you and makes your character scream and cry. Which is what this game made me too. Worst Ever! Expand
  4. PiperP.
    Feb 29, 2008
    1
    I know a 1 is harsh, but i've waited for that game expecting a big thing, cause the three before were SO great.
    Now the controls have
    I know a 1 is harsh, but i've waited for that game expecting a big thing, cause the three before were SO great.
    Now the controls have changed, you can't rotate the camera, you can't aim your spells, and its more like a RPG than an adventure game.
    I feel like i'm playing in my playstation 1 game again...
    You can't change controls OR resolution, or graphics, and you don't explore the whole castle, you chose levels, over and over again, cause when you get a shield, you go to the main screen again.

    Really dissapointing game, especially considering the previous three.
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  5. PieCakes
    Jul 7, 2007
    1
    Sorry for the low score but this game really deserves it. This is the fourth Harry Potter game to be released so you'd think EA would Sorry for the low score but this game really deserves it. This is the fourth Harry Potter game to be released so you'd think EA would have realised they had a good game going. But no, They decided to change everything. You cannot change any graphics or screen resolutions. You cannot change any controls. In fact the only option in the "Options" panel is "Subtitles". This game is a real Console game. Nowhere near the great PC game it once was. The controls now consist of ONLY the keyboard. No mouse at all involved. The game overall is terrible. If you want a good game get one of the previous three. You'll like it better. Expand
  6. AlainH.
    Dec 28, 2005
    0
    I hated the game because u cant change anything in it.. i have a 128 geforce 4 video card and the game resolution was so bad like playing an I hated the game because u cant change anything in it.. i have a 128 geforce 4 video card and the game resolution was so bad like playing an old dos game.. I wasted my money on nothing.. I didn't even finish the first level. Expand
  7. MichelK.
    Nov 9, 2005
    0
    Totally dated. A straight console port! No way to change the resolution (it's 800x600)... A shame

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