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
Buy On
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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…
  6. In the end, Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix fails to enchant.
  7. PSM3 Magazine UK
    56
    One for younger gamers and franchise obsessives only. [Aug 2007, p.73]
  8. 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.
  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.

Awards & Rankings

#16 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 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 »