Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Nice open world approach for fans. Aged graphics, ugly cutscenes and an unprecise handling however make it hard to appreciate the good sound and music and the nice atmosphere.
  2. A fun movie tie-in game, and it certainly lives up to what is expected of it. Although it isn’t terribly long or deep, it will give fans of the series some solid gameplay , and it certainly isn’t too challenging for younger fans who might want to play it.
  3. The graphics are low-end, the difficulty lacks challenge. Still: Recommendation for Potter-fans, casual- and young gamers.
  4. Half-hearted port that doesn't excel in any category.
  5. Beginners will have fun playing the game, more experienced players will be more challenged by the imprecise controls than by the opponents. Technically the game is years behind the competition.
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is to a certain degree pretty enjoyable but it simply never attempts to try anything special with the universe to which it is connected. It's absolutely not horrible and the true fans will definitely enjoy it but we hope the next game contains a bit more 'magic'.
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will give fans some enjoyment, but it doesn't offer much challenge and the story is told in a lackluster way. However, the game's visual presentation is impressive and the offered mini-games are fun to play.
  8. Get ready to fly on brooms, mix reagents in a pot and swing the magic wand… Until you yawn.
  9. May EA blight us with more Harry Potter games than our PCs' hard drives can possibly tolerate. [Oct 2009, p.71]
  10. Shockingly bad voice acting. [Nov 2009, p.104]
  11. A great disappointment is this Poor-Blood Prince. Typical appendage to a blockbuster movie which has no ambitions other than to be on shelves on time before Potter-mania expires. An average game in all aspects. [Aug 2009]
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 9, 2015
    6
    The only somewhat decent game in the series after the first three ones.
    Probably the best Hogwarts castle in the whole series that is fun to
    The only somewhat decent game in the series after the first three ones.
    Probably the best Hogwarts castle in the whole series that is fun to explore.
    However, all (and I mean ALL) resolutions of plot points in this game are only solved by three means, either a duel, potion making or a flying sequence. All three mini games are surprisingly good and that's why the game is better than the fifth one, nevertheless, you'll still get bored of doing the same thing over and over again. However, instead of quitting after 5 members of DA like in OotP, I actually almost finished this game before it became way too tedious for me.
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  2. Jan 20, 2014
    8
    Thia game is not bad, graphic is ok, battles are ok, but the game is just too easy!Thia game is not bad, graphic is ok, battles are ok, but the game is just too easy! . Full Review »
  3. Dec 27, 2011
    6
    It was an ok game. It looked good, Had good sound effects/sound track as well. The controls suffered a bit and it was hard to aim spells andIt was an ok game. It looked good, Had good sound effects/sound track as well. The controls suffered a bit and it was hard to aim spells and perform them. Yet the biggest problem of this game was that it lacked content. Yes you could join clubs but most of the time they were over as soon as you started them. The story was insanely short and limited to a small handful of missions. It would have been a lot better had there been more things to do. Full Review »