Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
Buy On
  1. The greatest test of a licensed game is to ask yourself if the game would still be compelling without the license and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban passes with flying colors.
  2. It entertains, it excites and it's easy to follow so no need for cheats, and sometimes that is all that matters.
  3. Derivative but fun and the EyeToy support is a great bonus. Won't win over Harry-haters but fans will be willy, er, wand-waving into the wee small hours.
  4. A genuinely good third-year romp for Harry. Accomplished and absorbing, it's not quite magical but it's certainly no muggle either. [GamesMaster]
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    Offers a deeper, more mature experience than the previous titles. [July 2004, p.94]
  6. AceGamez
    80
    Adds real depth to familiar characters and locations.
  7. It is by far the best Harry Potter game made to date.
  8. Some scenes do not look quite right — the scale of the characters against the width of the Hogwarts Express clearly do not tally. But these minor disappointments are quickly outweighed by stunning visuals in the later levels.
  9. 75
    Being able to explore Hogwarts as not one, but all three of your favorite characters is, as Ron would put it, brilliant. But older gamers will find little challenge in the game's simplistic block puzzles.
  10. Weekly Famitsu
    75
    8 / 8 / 7 / 7 - 30 silver [Vol 811; 2 July 2004]

Awards & Rankings

#67 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jul 25, 2016
    10
    This is greatest and very excellent game about Harry Potter on the consoles 6th generation. I like this game larger than my life. Three gamesThis is greatest and very excellent game about Harry Potter on the consoles 6th generation. I like this game larger than my life. Three games of Harry Potter really cool, and all that was on I keep to silent... Full Review »
  2. May 5, 2014
    7
    this was my favorite out of the games. same explorable world that you get from the first two games, except bigger, more polish and the samethis was my favorite out of the games. same explorable world that you get from the first two games, except bigger, more polish and the same fun puzzles with more spells to use. Full Review »
  3. Tiffanie
    Oct 16, 2007
    10
    Loves it!! I have to say that this game has to be the best HP game ive played!! I think the idea of being able to switch between each Loves it!! I have to say that this game has to be the best HP game ive played!! I think the idea of being able to switch between each character was excellent. Compared to The Goblet Of Fire its..soo much better..buy this game its deffinately worth it. Full Review »