Metascore
43

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 14 out of 21
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  1. Jul 14, 2011
    64
    It's cool to see how the character models and graphics have changed through the years, and makes the entire series feel less like a movie game cash-in, and more like a separate journey for Harry that went alongside the films and books. It was touching in an odd way and a nice farewell to the game franchise. After all is said and done though, I'm still glad to see it end. It's still a way to sell a video game with Daniel Radcliffe on the cover, and unfortunately no touching montage is going to change that.
  2. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Sep 1, 2011
    61
    A decent enough wand-shooter that represents a wasted opportunity for both Move and the Harry Potter series. [Oct 2011, p.103]
  3. Jul 27, 2011
    60
    It is a shame that the game is not as good as the movie it is based on. This is a simple and repetitive shooter that offers little incentive for those players who don't follow the adventures of the young wizard.
  4. Jul 24, 2011
    60
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is maybe okay for shooter fans, but I bet the main part of Potter fans would have liked a game full of riddles, sneaking and maybe a skill system. There is no variation, no freedom and not enough content to satisfy.
  5. Jul 21, 2011
    54
    Part II has new characters and new enchantments, but overall the game falls short of all expectations.
  6. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Aug 25, 2011
    50
    Factor in the uncontrollable camera and this third-person shooter is firmly mediocre. [Oct 2011, p.85]
  7. Jul 24, 2011
    50
    In conclusion, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is another movie game that is cursed.
  8. Jul 13, 2011
    46
    Not a good game. It's sad that the last game to ever bear the Harry Potter name (well, until the inevitable MMO) is such a disappointment.
  9. Aug 14, 2011
    40
    Year after year the Harry Potter games were getting more worse and this latest game is the best in being the worst Harry Potter game ever. The game is boring, way too short, repetitive and a lot moreā€¦ in a negative way. The only good part about this game is that there will be no more Harry Potter games from EA. Avoid this one and wait for LEGO Harry Potter that is coming out later this year.
  10. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 14, 2011
    40
    A ham-fisted cover shooter with sloppy controls and dully weaponry (read: spells). [Sept 2011, p.116]
  11. Aug 9, 2011
    40
    Offers little variation and hardly requires strategic input, which leaves a mindless third-person shooter. The well-executed story and great looking characters make it a tad more interesting, but these elements can't hide the fact that the four-eyed magician often turns to his wands for simple and selfish needs.
  12. 40
    It improves a bit on last year's game, but that doesn't change the fact that this is an uninspired shooter that feels like the Harry Potter license has been forced upon it.
  13. Jul 14, 2011
    40
    The Harry Potter film tie-ins end on a low note with this short, tedious, and conceptually vapid cover shooter.
  14. Play UK
    Aug 9, 2011
    37
    A subpar cover shooter. [Issue#208, p.92]
  15. Jul 15, 2011
    35
    For fans of gaming, stay well clear. Even as far as movie-tie-ins go, this title is the biggest crime to the Harry Potter franchise since Emma Watson decided looking like a public schoolboy is sexy.
  16. Sep 16, 2011
    30
    Slow and unexciting firefights with never-ending waves of enemies, a general lack of variation and a horrible form of storytelling resides at the top of a long list of problems.
  17. Aug 2, 2011
    30
    A horrible action game with lousy control and graphics. A sad end to a series of games that EA has treated embarrasingly bad.
  18. Jul 29, 2011
    30
    Terrible AI, boring levels and no finesse whatsoever. Avoid this one.
  19. Jul 18, 2011
    30
    Quotation forthcoming.
  20. Jul 18, 2011
    30
    The Harry Potter videogame franchise goes out with a whimper, not a bang. Where the series could have ended on a satisfying note, this is a short, linear and ultimately unsatisfying ending that not even the most hardest core of Potterophiles will enjoy.
  21. Jul 26, 2011
    20
    What a sad ending for the Harry Potter videogame saga this part 2 is. Solely focused on action, in order to give meaning to the PS Move but failing in doing so, this PS3 title a simple port of the Wii version. Visually below average, too linear and too short, this adaptation of Harry's adventures will only have appeal in the eyes of the yonger and most Potter-addicted gamers.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. May 31, 2013
    8
    I REALLY don't understand all the criticism for this game. Maybe I'm just too much of a Harry Potter fan to look for any flaws in this game.I REALLY don't understand all the criticism for this game. Maybe I'm just too much of a Harry Potter fan to look for any flaws in this game. Some people complain that it was too repetitive, but what they don't understand is that its a war game. Of course its going to be repetitive. Full Review »
  2. Nov 26, 2011
    6
    It follows the story of the film. It may be repetitive and slightly inaccurate, but if you want a cheap 3rd person shooter gaming experienceIt follows the story of the film. It may be repetitive and slightly inaccurate, but if you want a cheap 3rd person shooter gaming experience that is still fun, then this game is right for you. Full Review »
  3. Dec 3, 2015
    6
    Just watch the movie!!!!
    This game is not great, but it's not horrible either, the voice acting is pretty bad though, the only original actor
    Just watch the movie!!!!
    This game is not great, but it's not horrible either, the voice acting is pretty bad though, the only original actor i believe that did his own voice was Rupert Grint (RON) and that's about it everyone else sounds so bad it makes me want to laugh. and the gameplay is pretty repetitive it's just not really worth buying unless your a Harry Potter fanatic and need everything.
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