Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. While the spells themselves are of limited value with the PS2 controller, the game is really quite good.
  2. If you're an adult then the main storyline probably won't last you more than ten hours or so.
  3. The best Potter adventure ever and the best licensed game on PS2. For fans, it's essential and for everyone else, it's highly recommended. [July 2007, p.74]
  4. Order of the Phoenix is without a doubt the best entry in the Harry Potter game series to date.
  5. 74
    A confident film-to-game delivery. Although, as we hinted at the start, there is not an awful lot for the more mature gamer, there is a lot of fun to be had if you are willing to dig in and get your hands dirty.
  6. 70
    It is by far the most immersive journey to Hogwarts to date thanks to the realization of a truly enormous, often-beautiful world that is wholly connected without any load times.
  7. I'll summarize this way: If you're a Harry Potter geek then this is a must have. If you're just a gaming geek then you may want to pass.
  8. 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.
  9. All in all it’s like being given the world of Grand Theft Auto but taking the engines out of 90% of the cars, or it’s an eight hour first level tutorial…
  10. In the end, Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix fails to enchant.
  11. One for younger gamers and franchise obsessives only. [Aug 2007, p.73]
  12. Don't waste your time with the Order of the Phoenix unless you just can't get enough Harry Potter, no matter how low the quality.
  13. 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.
  14. The video game version of Order of the Phoenix captures none of the magic in the Harry Potter books or films.
  15. Order of the Pheonix is all about homework and chores, and feels harder to take in than a whole book - those are poor marks for a video game.
  16. That Warner Bros. actually authorised this Smart Price slice of blandcore to promote the finest film in the Potter canon is doubly tragic.
  17. An incredibly disappointing and frustrating experience.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. JamesD.
    Aug 1, 2007
    10
    This is the best Harry Potter game for PS2 with interactive enviroments and full run of the entire Hogwarts castle!
  2. [Anonymous]
    Aug 1, 2007
    5
    While the graphics are very impressive and the music great, the game play is just above clunky and the storyline is rushed. 90% of the game While the graphics are very impressive and the music great, the game play is just above clunky and the storyline is rushed. 90% of the game is completing tedious chores like finding other peoples belongings and tiding the grounds. the rest isn't more more fun than that. the full scale, interactive hogwarts is the highlight of the game, but after running the grounds a hundred or more times to hang pictures or mop floors, it wears very thin. buy it used. Full Review »
  3. PabloR.
    Jul 7, 2007
    6
    Half of the game is walking around. The other half is rotating the control. No variety. Not way of losing... It also makes you do stupid Half of the game is walking around. The other half is rotating the control. No variety. Not way of losing... It also makes you do stupid stuff like get a camera off the roof. When you can just levitate it with the spell they teach you. Full Review »