Metascore
66

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]
  4. It's a worthwhile platforming experience for hardcore Potter fans, but some may be put off by all the collection quests and backtracking.
  5. 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.
  6. The linear nature of the gameplay ensures that you will be forced into the various scenes as the director and developer intended. The puzzles and mini-games are fun but they are like eating candy floss; there's not much nourishment.
  7. It may have dumbed down the puzzles a bit, but what’s there is a solid lump of gameplay.
  8. A solid action game, however for the discerning gamer it's not something that really stands up next to it's film and book namesakes.
  9. A remarkably solid and substantial game. Certainly no one should be ashamed of owning it or giving it as a gift this yuletide.
  10. Good for Potter addicts, but bad controls bog it down. [Jan 2005, p.103]
  11. 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.
  12. The highlight is a brief but thrilling broomstick chase against a fire-breathing dragon. An underwater interlude is less successful, although it provides variety.
  13. 60
    A mostly average button masher that has the good luck of being associated with the hottest kids' property to come along in years.
  14. AceGamez
    50
    Seasoned gamers will find very little of interest here, regardless of how massive a Harry Potter fan you are (personally I love the books and the films).
  15. There is essentially nothing about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire that is any fun at all. I know this sounds harsh, but in my professional opinion, there is no excuse for a company like EA to have done such an uninspired and lackluster job with this franchise title.
  16. PC Gamer
    35
    Save your money, fellow muggles: it's best spent elsewhere. [Mar 2006, p.102]
User Score
4.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 7 out of 8
  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 »