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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 creative customization that is unique to LEGO videogames. Expand
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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. 85
    The comedic cutscenes toying with canon, the hundreds of hidden things to find, and the general sense of a great LEGO game paired with a great series really makes this game a standout.
  3. 83
    A "good" game whose bugs keep it from being "excellent."
  4. 80
    TT Games has created a good game that just clicks like the original LEGO bricks. It's a lighthearted, fun game that will keep you busy for quite some time.
  5. Harry's adventure into Lego land is exactly what you'd want it to be: charming, fun, and chock-full of secrets.
  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: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Mar 21, 2011
    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 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.
  2. May 31, 2013
    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 to complete it to 100%. If you're a huge Harry Potter (such as myself), then this is the game for you. Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2010
    This game is pure fun. I highly recommend this for anyone as it incorporates platforming, puzzles, co-op, and action flawlessly. Extremely rewarding for Potter fans of all ages. Expand
  4. Dec 4, 2010
    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 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
  5. Sep 8, 2014
    Really 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
  6. Aug 29, 2012
    Not the best Lego game but a nice game, nevertheless. The way they tell the movies is funny and interesting - although brief and fast paced for obvious reasons; there's tons of content after all. Thing is, I'm not quite sure the whole Lego mechanics fit the Harry Potter universe that well. It feels brilliant sometimes and sometimes dull and mediocre. Without mentioning this is, by far, the glitchiest Lego game of all. But a nice game, which every fan should try. Collapse
  7. Mar 30, 2012
    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