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  • Summary: Build the adventure from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament and experience the fun of the first four Harry Potter stories – Lego style. Explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learn spells, brew potions and relive the adventures with tongue-in-cheek humor and creativeBuild the adventure from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament and experience the fun of the first four Harry Potter stories – Lego style. Explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learn spells, brew potions and relive the adventures with tongue-in-cheek humor and creative customization that is unique to LEGO videogames. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. It'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.
  2. A familiarly addictive and brilliant LEGO game set in an impressively realized Potter Universe.
  3. 83
    A "good" game whose bugs keep it from being "excellent."
  4. The story material is handled wonderfully (though if you've never read the books or watched the movies, prepare to be lost), and the gameplay is a great mix of familiar devices and new elements. Although the inevitable follow-up to this title may take a darker turn, I look forward to experiencing it all the same.
  5. The best thing is that both the game and the Hogwarts setting feel genuinely big. [Aug 2010, p.112]
  6. 79
    As a fun-packed Harry Potter aside, this is brilliant. [Issue#194, p.94]
  7. 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!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. May 31, 2013
    10
    This the best Harry Potter game ever. This is also the first LEGO game I've ever played. I could not stop playing this game and I had toThis the best Harry Potter game ever. This is also the first LEGO game I've ever played. I could not stop playing this game and I had to complete it to 100%. If you're a huge Harry Potter (such as myself), then this is the game for you. Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2011
    10
    This really is a charming game.All those character you know and love are there for us to have an adventure with. The game really does a greatThis really is a charming game.All those character you know and love are there for us to have an adventure with. The game really does a great job of allowing the fan to explore Harry's world and to use magic. The cut scenes are fun and full of humour, as is the time you spend exploring Harry's world. Since there is no dialogue, any person, any age and nationality can enjoy the story.
    The game is large and will take time which is great and adds to the value and its playability. There are lots to collect and fine. Just exploring is fun and there is a lot to do, from magic lessons to flying around on broomsticks.
    The puzzles are not too difficult but younger players may need some help, but on the other maybe some parents will need some help from the youngsters .This is a game where mums and dads could play with their children and work together.There is an online ability and this is set to off by default.
    Lovely,thoughtful game and well worth the money, as are all the other lego games.
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  3. Dec 4, 2010
    9
    I'm not sure on what others think, but my decision is that this is the best platform to play Lego games on. I have already reviewed this gameI'm not sure on what others think, but my decision is that this is the best platform to play Lego games on. I have already reviewed this game for the Wii & found that it was not as interesting as playing on the PlayStation 3, as the controls are more difficult even with the easier controller. Expand
  4. 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. Expand
  5. 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. Expand
  6. 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. Expand
  7. Mar 30, 2012
    4
    Lego Harry Potter is cute and has it's heart in the right place, but the game is totally killed for me by one really, truly irritating fault:Lego Harry Potter is cute and has it's heart in the right place, but the game is totally killed for me by one really, truly irritating fault: When fighting bosses, you generally have to catch whatever projectile they are throwing at you with a spell, then hurl it back from whence it came. Doing this is an incredibly frustrating round of endurance. The controls are so imprecise and the method so vague that it makes you want to punch a hole in your TV. I've spent more than 40 frustrating minutes trying desperately to catch a boss's snowballs... And I ask you, who wants to spend 40 minutes plus just to CATCH BLOODY SNOWBALLS!!!! Expand

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