Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
Buy On
  1. Game Informer
    73
    While Harry Potter doesn't offer much innovation for the LEGO franchise, it at least puts it back on track. [Aug 2010, p.110]
  2. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    70
    What LEGO Harry Potter is, then, is most probably exactly what you're expecting. A robust yet simple homage to an international phenomenon unleashed upon the world via the medium of coloured, plastic bricks. It's not going to give your PS3 an aneurysm, but it may cause children to spontaneously combust in excitement. [August 2010 p75]
  3. Still an object lesson in how to make a kids' game, even with added complexity and some confusing puzzles.
  4. But Lego Harry Potter does succeed in being perhaps the best videogame outing for either franchise thus far.
  5. If you've ever played some of the older Lego games, you know what awaits you, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is still fun to play though and is maybe the best Lego game so far and recommended to all gamers regardless of age.
  6. Even though going to a school like Hogwarts is out of the question realistically, I can at the very least wrap myself up with LEGO Harry Potter and imagine my school to be one hell of a kick-ass playground. But I'll imagine playing in it without the A.I. and targeting system, thank you very much.
  7. Edge Magazine
    60
    Lego Harry Potter is a more focused experience than, say, Lego Indiana Jones 2, but proves ungainly in its own way. [Aug 2010, p.100]
  8. There's no denying it: the fun is very well here (especially with two players) if you like the Harry Potter world, the fan service required being obviously present, even though we were expecting a little more impudence from Traveller's Tales. Fans will enjoy exploring every corner of the school to gather points, solve minor riddles, save endangered students, buy new spells, etc. The LEGO formula works, and in this one in particular, there is a lot to do!
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. May 2, 2015
    8
    It's often funny, addictive, and surprisingly good to look at, and the wide appeal that this franchise has tacked on with the already wideIt's often funny, addictive, and surprisingly good to look at, and the wide appeal that this franchise has tacked on with the already wide appeal that LEGO in general has is sure to make this something that fans of either property won't want to pass up. Full Review »
  2. Mar 19, 2015
    8
    Even though it is still identical to their other games of the same name, it is still very fun, contains a lot of heart, and is cute as hell,Even though it is still identical to their other games of the same name, it is still very fun, contains a lot of heart, and is cute as hell, from the characters' voices to the fun magic happenings. Full Review »
  3. Sep 8, 2014
    8
    Really enjoyed this game! The Potterverse is beautifully realised, and the game play is fairly straightforward. Getting some of the tokens andReally enjoyed this game! The Potterverse is beautifully realised, and the game play is fairly straightforward. Getting some of the tokens and shield pieces can be a little tricky, but in a good way. Full Review »