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  • Summary: Be Harry Potter learning to master all things magical in a world filled with wizardry, fun, and danger. Attend lessons, learn and cast spells, explore Hogwarts and its grounds, and take flight to play Quidditch. Interact with unforgettable characters such as Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, and Rubeus Hagrid. Overcome physical, mental, and magical challenges to defeat the evil plans of You-Know-Who. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. What I liked best about the game was the ease of play. You didn’t have to fumble through spells to see what works. If a spell could be cast, the appropriate spell would be used automatically.
  2. The PC game does little to replicate the depth of the rich, magical yarn that is woven throughout the Harry Potter series.
  3. Even if you have no knowledge of things Potterish, detail abounds in the 3D animations, and poking about a school for witches and wizards full of ghosts and secret passages can be enthralling.
  4. The video game falls short of the quality Potter fans expect, and provides nothing more than a simple platform/adventure game that young fans will adore, but older fans will feel disappointed with.
  5. 68
    The game runs poorly on just about any machine.
  6. 64
    It also seems to me that most of the budget for the game went into licensing. I can't see that a lot of effort was actually spent on the production of the game side of things.
  7. Underwhelms with an extremely brief story, overly simplistic platform jumping sequences, and repetitive gameplay...Suitable only for children.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. RobertE.
    Mar 3, 2002
    This game rocks!!!
  2. HarryPotter
    Jan 3, 2003
    This game rocks and if anyone wishes to know I can do real magic.
  3. Jul 5, 2012
    I don't know what's up with the low ratings- this game is a good game. Obviously it's a Harry Potter game and you know what you're getting: it's not going to be especially difficult or challenging, but this one is challenging enough (mostly the last level vs. Voldemort, which is ridiculously tough to beat). Great mood, soundtrack, passable voice acting, and levels that are a lot of fun = 10/10. Expand
  4. JenniV.
    Feb 3, 2002
    I love harry potter, and this is a really cool game. It is a little challenging, but otherwise very fun. Once u get the hang of everything, it is kinda easy. And, uh, Ron V., I go to a Catholic school and THAT IS WHERE I GOT THIS GAME! So HAHAHEHE. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2013
    Harry Potter has arrived at Hogwarts. This first game in the Harry Potter video game series is a fun game. It isn't amazing, but it is fun. It primarily follows the story of the game and is a fairly challenging game. I recommend checking it out. My only minor discrepancy is the fact that the characters mouths don't move during talking. After that, I don't have many complaints. Expand
  6. WilliamT.
    Jan 20, 2008
    A fun game to play when you want to kill some time. But Harry's stiff controls and little story development prevent it from being anything else. Kids will enjoy it though. Expand
  7. RonV.
    Jan 31, 2002
    It sucks! Harry Potter is evil and nobody should read the book, watch the movie, or play the game! J.K. Rowling needs to go to church! So does anybody who likes it. Expand

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