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  • Summary: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about the teenager’s recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable Headmaster,In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about the teenager’s recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort's return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge's Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves "Dumbledore’s Army," Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead. With the ability to play multiple characters, including Harry Potter, Dumbledore and Sirius Black, the videogame of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix offers fans the opportunity to wield a wand, explore all around Hogwarts, and experience one of the most exciting and dangerous years in the life of the Boy Who Lived. [Electronic Arts / Warner Bros.] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  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. 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.
  5. 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]
  6. PC Gamer UK
    51
    Hacky port that bleongs on consoles. [Sept 2007, p.80]
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. AnonymousMC
    Sep 10, 2007
    10
    Very good game...Good graphics.I don't like the part when walking through doors.Anyway, i like that in the game you will need toVery good game...Good graphics.I don't like the part when walking through doors.Anyway, i like that in the game you will need to rembember how to cast diffrent types of magics and jinxes.Murtle is very boring and it makes everyone very nervous.The best thing in this game is that u can control Sirius and Dumblebodre in the game.All that discovery points and levels are very boring, but they are the most boring when you finish the story part, and you need to find all this things to finish the game...For the story, it was very boring to find all of the DA members.Hogwarts is very big, and sometimes you need to go from one end of Hogwarts to anothe and that can be very,very boring.I reccomend this game to everyone... Expand
  2. 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. Expand
  3. DomD.
    Jun 26, 2007
    10
    Very good game! Fun and entertaining! Get it!
  4. Sep 20, 2017
    7
    If the first parts of Harry Potter games were fan based platformers, The Order of the Phoenix became sort of action game. I remember enjoyingIf the first parts of Harry Potter games were fan based platformers, The Order of the Phoenix became sort of action game. I remember enjoying playing some levels, and casting spells, but at some point somewhere in the middle, this game has nothing new to give and that is frustrating, Expand
  5. 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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  6. [Anonymous]
    Jun 27, 2007
    2
    This game seems to run on a really low fixed frame rate, which makes it really unpleasant to play.
  7. Nov 27, 2011
    0
    Its actually pretty disapointing. Graphicly it looks ok but the gameplay is far too hard and annoying. Its not interesting as well and ratherIts actually pretty disapointing. Graphicly it looks ok but the gameplay is far too hard and annoying. Its not interesting as well and rather boring to play. Expand

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