Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 14 out of 21
  1. Jul 14, 2011
    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. Sep 1, 2011
    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
    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
    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
    Part II has new characters and new enchantments, but overall the game falls short of all expectations.
  6. Factor in the uncontrollable camera and this third-person shooter is firmly mediocre. [Oct 2011, p.85]
  7. Jul 24, 2011
    In conclusion, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is another movie game that is cursed.
  8. Jul 13, 2011
    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
    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. A ham-fisted cover shooter with sloppy controls and dully weaponry (read: spells). [Sept 2011, p.116]
  11. Aug 9, 2011
    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
    The Harry Potter film tie-ins end on a low note with this short, tedious, and conceptually vapid cover shooter.
  14. Aug 9, 2011
    A subpar cover shooter. [Issue#208, p.92]
  15. Jul 15, 2011
    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
    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
    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
    Terrible AI, boring levels and no finesse whatsoever. Avoid this one.
  19. Jul 18, 2011
    Quotation forthcoming.
  20. Jul 18, 2011
    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
    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

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Nov 26, 2011
    It 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 »
  2. Oct 7, 2014
    Fun but repetitive. Shoot, advance, shoot, advance.. It follows the story of the movie, but it's not nearly as god as the movie it is based on. If you want an enjoyable, cheap shooter you can get this. Full Review »
  3. Dec 13, 2013
    Short and easily dismissive, this game installment just ends too quickly and doesn't give us a lot of different character options and modes to play. Otherwise it's fun but never really more than that. Full Review »