Metascore
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
Buy On
  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. Controlling with a gamepad is so much easier to move and aim spells. I would go as far as saying that it is a must.
  3. Computer Games Magazine
    80
    Quotation forthcoming. [Mar 2006]
User Score
3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 8 out of 9
  1. 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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  2. 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! Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »