Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
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  1. PC Zone UK
    79
    Excellent recreation of Hogwarts. [Sept 2007, p.80]
  2. PC Format
    76
    A surprisingly entertaining and rewarding experience. Amazing, I know. [Sept 2007, p.54]
  3. It almost seems as if those virtual barriers we often find in video games have disappeared in this game, as if magic had taken over and made this game endless.
  4. 73
    A non-Harry Potter fan is going to look at Order of the Phoenix and only see the flaws -- the music drowns out the dialogue, sometimes Harry has trouble opening doors, and there's a graphical glitch here and there -- but if you know what gillyweed does and you don't have one of the better console versions, you'll enjoy this game.
  5. Despite its drawbacks, this is one of the better games in the Harry Potter series. Regrettably, it still lacks the kind of depth that would bring it closer to other competing games on the market.
  6. Order of the Phoenix is the first movie game of the year that would be considered solid for a game, period. For a movie tie-in, it's spectacular.
  7. PC Gamer
    59
    Die-hard Potter fans will thrill throughout to checking Hogwarts' huge and detailed environs, but Order of the Phoenix's repetitive gameplay will make many wish someone would cast an Avada Kedavara spell in their direction and put them out of their misery already. [Oct 2007, p.66]
  8. PC Gamer UK
    51
    Hacky port that bleongs on consoles. [Sept 2007, p.80]
  9. The video game version of Order of the Phoenix captures none of the magic in the Harry Potter books or films.
  10. While the core mechanics of Order of the Phoenix are verging on excellent, the game that's been built around them is basically a series of chores in disguise.
  11. It's a shame really as EA could have done a whole lot better. The control system could be a lot better, the animation could be better and the cut-scenes could be better.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. DomD.
    Jun 26, 2007
    10
    Very good game! Fun and entertaining! Get it!
  2. Jul 9, 2015
    5
    The thing is, this is a large improvement over the mess that the Goblet of Fire was, but compared to the first three games, this game is bad.The thing is, this is a large improvement over the mess that the Goblet of Fire was, but compared to the first three games, this game is bad.
    I have to say that this game has probably the second best designed Hogwarts in the whole series with the castle being really large and faithful to the movies but on the other hand it is WAY too large and it is not fun to search for every hidden secret like it was in the first three games because it takes forever in this game.
    Also, the major part of the game play revolves around doing fetch quests to gain members for the Dumbledore Army. These quests are all pretty boring and because they require you to run from one place to another, doing some sort of a short jumping sequence or something else that's largely unimaginative and then running back, followed by running somewhere else again, doing something little and running back and repeating this for like 28 times or so, you can imagine the level of BOREDOM yourself.
    Summary: Great looking castle, super repetitive and boring gameplay.
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  3. Jul 29, 2012
    10
    An exellent exellent game that perfectly recreates Hogwarts. It's also faithful to the book, you can play as Sirius and Dumbledore in theAn exellent exellent game that perfectly recreates Hogwarts. It's also faithful to the book, you can play as Sirius and Dumbledore in the ministry level that's another 2 points for it, the exploring and the free roam in this game are the best of the series, maybe a little repetitive but not boring at all, pure fun, good graphics, the only thing that i don't like is that Snape's worst memory is not shown, overally it deserves a 9/10, but i think i can give it 10/10, AMAZING WORK. Full Review »