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  • Summary: Harry Potter takes a dark turn in this third-person shooter as he battles death eaters and dementors while fleeing for his life across the wilds of England.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 27
  2. Negative: 21 out of 27
  1. Dec 19, 2010
    65
    The biggest problem with the game is the camera which unfortunately becomes frustrating at certain stages in the game which generally involve combat. Oh well, if you enjoyed the previous Harry Potter games, you might enjoy these but maybe a rent first.
  2. Nov 16, 2010
    55
    Like a Quidditch player falling from a broomstick mid-match, this installment loses all forward momentum and goes plummeting toward a faceplant at top speed.
  3. Nov 24, 2010
    45
    It was a good opportunity to reinvigorate and polish the series and adapt to the final adventures of this characters. But the changes have been executed poorly, and that results in gameplay defects.
  4. Nov 21, 2010
    40
    Potter fans will be disappointed by this lazy attempt that is substandard fare and lacks options. EA Bright Light will have to revolutionise its approach if the franchise is to end on a high.
  5. Nov 17, 2010
    35
    Maybe EA Games could rename Part 2 "Harry Potter and the Multiple Revenue Streams". Because if we are going to be honest, that's all this title really is.
  6. 30
    Harry Potter turns into a wannabe third person shooter, and the result is abysmal. Movie-based games get a bad rap, and its because of titles like this one. We can't think of anything nice to say about it, not even when playing it with Kinect. It's a bad game from end to end, and has no redeeming qualities. Avoid at all cost, even if (or maybe especially if) you're a Harry Potter-head.
  7. Nov 16, 2010
    20
    There's potential for a good Harry Potter game underneath this pile of broken gameplay.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. Jun 9, 2013
    6
    I guess I was immune to all of the bad aspects of this game because I didn't see anything wrong with it when I played it. I pretty much used stupefy most of the time and the spell wheel was weird. I'm pretty sure everyone hates this game because it is a movie tie-in. If you're a Harry Potter fan that wants to fight a hundred death eaters, then play this game. Expand
  2. Jun 11, 2012
    4
    There is some good fun to be had in Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows part 1, but you have to fight through a lot of crap to find it. The game is at it's best during the main story's combat sequences. It's a lot of fun to blast death eaters with machine gun spells or confringo rocket launchers, no matter how stupid the notion of doing so is. There is usually some variety on the battlefield in the form of different routes to take or types of cover to hide behind... And you get to fight your way out of the Ministry of Magic, which is awesome! The game is hampered a bit by it's controls and weird turning mechanics, but the real problem is when you go into first person and enter the 'exploring' mode... That would be the type of 'exploring' where every door is locked except the one that you need to go in. It's not fun in any way shape or form. It's just blatant, undisguised filler, as are the numerous side missions which usually equate to; "Go here and murder this many dudes". But you can select said missions in ANY ORDER YOU CHOOSE. Oh my god! Can you even conceive of such a notion! My sarcasm aside, it might be worth renting if you're a huge Potter fan that wants to kick serious death eater ass, SCHWARTZENEGGER STYLE! Expand
  3. May 3, 2013
    2
    This game is an offence to all HP fans! It's just awfull, is like Call of Duty but with wands, and unfortunately this one isn't fun at all. The story follows well the movie but there isn't anymore more those information of the book that made the games even better. The spells are "riddikulus" in this game and you will probably only use Stupefy and one other, the rest is useless. Ans those mini-quests that some parts of the game are boring. At the end this is a bad game. Expand
  4. Nov 29, 2010
    2
    This game is a very big insult to every Harry Potter's loyal fan. The gameplay is so lame. Some missions are just frustrating (putting a cloak on and checking if one is a Death Eater). The graphic is just better than previous games but is outdated in compared to current game market. The game is not recommended, even for hardcore Potter's fans. The better the movie is, the worse this scrap is. Expand

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