Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Just realize you absolutely must use a gamepad and you will have a lot of fun.
  2. Other than its being a bit too simplistic, I have no complaints about this game. It's the best PC Potter yet. [Feb 2004, p.88]
  3. The highest compliment we can give EA's portrayal of JK Rowling's magic-infused faux sport is that it's so much fun (for fans and nonfans alike) that it makes us wish Quidditch were actually real.
  4. 75
    Packs a surprising amount of appeal.
  5. Quidditch World Cup's strengths take a little while to unlock, but if you're a fan you should get your money's worth.
  6. 72
    I am disappointed both by how easy the game can be advanced thanks to the forgiving AI (it does get harder as different difficulties are unlocked, but it takes awhile) and the development team's decision to eliminate vertical control from matches as it dilutes some of the go-anywhere-flight that is part of this sport's appeal.
  7. For Harry Potter enthusiasts, EA did a semi-decent job at creating an imaginary sport.
  8. Real Potter fans will love the ability to spot even minor characters from the books making appearances on the Quidditch teams and playing in their correct positions, and the whole thing has been put together with the utmost of respect for the material on which it is based.
  9. One part hockey, one part soccer and one part pure fantasy, Quidditch World Cup may not have the draw or the depth of Madden, but it is still plenty of fun to play.
  10. 67
    The game is truly at its best in two-player mode, where you'll probably be more evenly matched against your opponent.
  11. A decent first effort at simulating the chosen sport of wizards, it falls short of its promise primarily because of sluggish controls and shallow gameplay.
  12. 60
    Ultimately though the shallow game play means that this is one present that, unlike the puppy, is just for Christmas.
  13. The lack of difficulty is only surpassed by the lack of control. [Apr 2004, p.74]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 5, 2011
    Generally very fun with the magic of Quidditch being well illuminated by Electronic Arts. The status of representing a country in theGenerally very fun with the magic of Quidditch being well illuminated by Electronic Arts. The status of representing a country in the Quidditch World Cup is enjoyable. However, each match is excrutiatingly similiar with the colour of the opponent team's clothing simply changing each time. There is a tremendous lack of variation and individuality with each team. A bit more personalisation would be great... Full Review »
  2. TomA.
    Sep 8, 2006
    Very good. Can be a bit repetitive.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Feb 10, 2004
    give it 10 it's superb