Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
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  1. AceGamez
    70
    When Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix comes to a close, it's really hard to hold a grudge or feel disappointment, as there is no denying the energy, dedication and money EA have put into creating the greatest Harry Potter game yet.
  2. It almost seems as if those virtual barriers we often find in video games have disappeared in this game, as if magic had taken over and made this game endless.
  3. Harry Potter fans can be sure that they will not be getting suckered in by another poor movie game, as this is one of the few movie titles I actually enjoyed my time with in a long time.
  4. So if you’re a Harry Potter fan you’ll like this game and understand why everything had to be the way the way it is, but unfortunately, the game can become tedious and boring because action is few and far between.
  5. Out of all of the books, games, and movies, it allows you to get closer to the school than ever before – all at the expense of actually enjoying your stay. It’s boring and tedious, just like a real school is. However, it’s also a place where your Harry Potter knowledge can bloom. On this note, only hardcore Harry Potter nuts should enroll.
  6. 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.
  7. The PS3 version also offers SIXAXIS support, but like many other games that support it, it doesn't add all that much to the overall experience.
  8. The video game version of Order of the Phoenix captures none of the magic in the Harry Potter books or films.
  9. Pelit (Finland)
    70
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix presents a nice and flexible engine that produces a beautiful sandbox-ish Hogwarts. However, the trite and mundane missions and general flaws turn a potentially entertaining game into average licence fodder. [Aug 2007]
  10. Play Magazine
    65
    I can't see shelling out $59.99 for such a poorly designed game unless again, you just love all things Harry Potter. [July 2007, p.66]
  11. PSM Magazine
    60
    Most will find the experience too juvenile. [Aug 2007, p.86]
  12. PSM3 Magazine UK
    55
    It has promise, but poor missions scupper the magic. Potter fans may persist, mind. [Aug 2007, p.72]
  13. What carries the game through some of its weaker moments is its charm and spirited embodiment of the movie.
  14. The entire game will take you about 10-15 hours, but you may grow tired of running around in circles, completing menial tasks.
  15. Phoenix has an unfinished feel, as though the game’s designers stuck in a placeholder for game play, planning to flesh it out later, only to run out of time.
  16. 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.
  17. But then this freedom is also the game's biggest flaw. Whereas Goblet of Fire is divided into levels, in Order of the Phoenix, you have to complete a number of mini-goals and quests as the story progresses. Hermione and Ron are your companions for most of the game and can sometimes offer advice about what you need to do next.
  18. But on balance, when there are many excellent, enthralling adventure games for both children and adults lining shop shelves, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix doesn't quite meet muster.
  19. 70
    Is Harry Potter a good game? No, not particularly. The story's vague and badly realized; the characters aren't especially likeable, and the tasks you're given are tedious and involve a lot of plodding about Hogwarts. But does it capture the feel of the franchise? Absolutely, and if you really get involved in the game you'll forgive it its flaws.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 3, 2013
    9
    This game is by far one of the best Harry Potter games. The story is just like in the movies and as some information from the books that makesThis game is by far one of the best Harry Potter games. The story is just like in the movies and as some information from the books that makes the experience even better. The side quest in this game are interesting and fun to do. Hogwarts is just amazing and you can explore it fully, and even more amazing and innovate is that this game as almost none loading screens. The art design of Hogwarts and the characters is good especially Hogwarts. Full Review »
  2. JulioY
    Jul 28, 2009
    9
    It's great game for all those Harry Potter fans; however, if you haven't read the books or watched the movies it won't be that It's great game for all those Harry Potter fans; however, if you haven't read the books or watched the movies it won't be that good. A must have for all fans. Full Review »
  3. KyleW.
    Nov 9, 2008
    8
    Any fan of the series will definitely appreciate this game. The world is expansive, allowing you to fully explore the Hogwarts castle and Any fan of the series will definitely appreciate this game. The world is expansive, allowing you to fully explore the Hogwarts castle and grounds. The graphics are so so, but the over all feel and atmosphere make up for its shortcomings in other areas. The running from area to area can become monotonous, but over all, I had a hard time putting the game down until I beat it. That said, I have not again touched the game since I completed it, as there really is no replay value. If you don't like Harry Potter as a series, this game isn't for you. But for a die hard fan, this game is as true to the series as possible. Full Review »