Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Nov 16, 2011
    91
    Delivers the most fully realized vision of Rowling's world that our medium has seen. TT Games has once again raised their own bar when it comes to splitscreen co-op. Fans of the books and movies will find immeasurable joy in exploring the iconic locales with their favorite characters that have become so ingrained in the pop-culture lexicon over the past 15 years.
  2. Nov 17, 2011
    85
    Not a simple clone of the first game. There are some major improvements like the graphical effects, the new skills and spells and the setting is darker than in Years 1-4. The co-op mode is damn fun and the typical Lego humor is present. If you like Harry Potter or the Lego games, go out and get the game.
  3. Dec 14, 2011
    84
    LEGO Harry Potter: Anni 5-7 is an especially well crafted game which brilliantly depicts the world of Harry Potter and without any doubt the best entry in the renowned TT Games' franchise, with the usual gameplay enriched by the best features added to the last few games.
  4. Dec 5, 2011
    82
    If you're a Harry Potter fan, a Lego fan, or you are looking for a fun pick up and play game, this is an excellent one.
  5. Dec 5, 2011
    80
    It's delightful for anyone of any age. There's plenty of extra replay value and its' something that families can enjoy together. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go and start saving up to buy Voldemort.
  6. With beautifully designed environments, the game looks and sounds fantastic – and there are some genuinely lovely added extras. It's a treat to play a movie tie-in that's truly worthy of its source material, and Years 5-7 is calling you right now.
  7. Dec 2, 2011
    80
    LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 does a fantastic job of capturing the essence of the movie franchise and juxtaposing it with all things LEGO. The light difficulty might be off-putting for seasoned gamers, but it is perfect for family gaming and younger players.
  8. Dec 2, 2011
    80
    There's so much to do in this game, it's easy to forget the world around you. Unfortunately, LEGO: Harry Potter: Years 5-7 lacks in originality compared to earlier LEGO titles, but the real LEGO fan shouldn't be bothered by this. Without a doubt, this is one of the best games in the LEGO series to date. Yes that's right, we were under its spell.
  9. Dec 1, 2011
    80
    The graphics and sound are predictably polished, and should delight any Harry Potter fan with their faithfulness to the movies… albeit in block form.
  10. Dec 1, 2011
    80
    Traveller's Tale got a great friend in Harry Potter, as the magic of the movies makes their gameplay formula shine even more, even in this second chapter. A perfect gift for all the nostalgic fans out there.
  11. Nov 28, 2011
    80
    Despite the occasional slipup, the game successfully builds on the original story to offer a simple yet satisfying experience that has depth and replay value. There's enough to engage and have fun with here to appeal to fans of Harry Potter as well as fans of previous Lego games.
  12. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    Neither the combat, the puzzle solving or the presentation is overly brilliant on its own, but put it all together and you have a winning package that perfectly suits its target audience.
  13. Nov 21, 2011
    80
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is yet another competent and fulfilling entry in the Telltale's successful LEGO series. It feels a little too similar to Years 1-4 and the control and camera can still be problematic, but the rest will be quite appealing to fans of J.K. Rowling's blockbuster franchise.
  14. Nov 18, 2011
    80
    The puzzles are easy, the platforming is floaty and doesn't feel quite right, and the combat is one-button. And yet the games are still loads of fun. It's clear that Traveller's Tales made 5 -7 with a lot of love, and with a great eye for detail.
  15. Nov 18, 2011
    80
    But the true wonder of the game is in its clockwork structure, the way dynamic story and environments that shift with time thread with the permanence of its collectibles and secrets. There is an intricacy of design here as impressive as any of the miniature towns on view at Legoland.
  16. Nov 18, 2011
    80
    Thanks to the strength of its stories, its fat pack of content and its irresistible charm, even those initially resistant to the prospect of another three terms at Hogwarts are likely to be won over.
  17. Dec 7, 2011
    79
    Everything you've come to expect from a LEGO game. Nothing more, nothing less. Which means you'll be spending a lot of time smashing LEGO bricks around and have an incredible amount of fun doing so.
  18. Nov 18, 2011
    78
    While the core gameplay is still very much intact (stud collecting, puzzle solving, etc.) LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 is an improvement over previous LEGO titles from Traveller's Tale Games. A bit more balance, better level design and just a more even flow makes this a better game than the previous installment of the series.
  19. Jan 12, 2012
    75
    Two over-exposed series taking a creaky final ride together. [Feb 2012, p.85]
  20. Nov 22, 2011
    75
    LEGO Harry Potter 5-7 is a charming farewell to the series. As with a lot of Traveller's Tales' games, you won't see a whole lot of crazy gameplay innovations or surprises, but it's reliably entertaining and appropriate for a wide range of gamers, Potterphiles or not.
  21. Years 5 - 7 follows form, but less so than in the past. [Jan 2012, p.81]
  22. 70
    I do not know how much longer this formula will endure, but Traveller's Tales seems to be able to improve specific aspects with each release. This episode ranges from "more of the same" and some surprises.
  23. Dec 12, 2011
    70
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is a game experience as refined as it is typical. You get to follow Harry Potter and his friends as they finish their epic fight against Voldemort in this light hearted adventure puzzle game. It will delight LEGO and Harry Potter fans alike, but if you were already bored with the previous game, this is one to skip.
  24. Nov 19, 2011
    68
    It's not that there isn't a lot to do. It's that there isn't a whole lot of reason to do most of it, and what is worth doing is locked behind hours of dull, introductory gameplay.
  25. Jan 9, 2012
    67
    Has now become an extremely formulaic blueprint. [Issue#213, p.90]
  26. The touchscreen moments are pretty lacklustre, but the biggest waste of the Vita hardware comes from the lack of co-op. multiplayer. Solid, but never spell-binding. [May 2012, p81]
  27. Feb 6, 2012
    60
    The final chapters in LEGOs Harry Potter adventure deliver a charming adaption of the last four movies in the franchise. The game features everything you would expect from a Traveller's Tales game, but introduces nothing new to the series. A Repetitive gameplay and somewhat easy riddles decreases the challenge. Still, fans will appreciate the humoristic and enthusiastic retelling of the story, not to forget the huge amount of unlockable content.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 12, 2011
    10
    this is the best lego game i ever played!! the graphical improvement is really big,highly dettailed eviroments,runs without frame rate drops and characters models are pretty impressive,the sound is excellent,the controls are great and the gameplay rocks pretty dam hard. Full Review »
  2. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    This new LEGO Harry Potter game is fantastic. After heavy disappointment from the official film tie-in's, Traveller's Tales has really nailed it! I'm a big fan of the original Years 1-4 and 5-7 builds upon the charm and freedom of the first one to give a really comprehensive Potter experience. I especially love being able to roam around London and get on a train to Hogsmeade and walk around the castle, meet new characters and experience all the extra bonus content that the dev's have managed to get in there. I have been following this game eagerly since it was announced and I read that it was one "by Potter fans, for Potter fans" and there is some lovely subtle references of the books (but left of out the films). This game did not disappoint and it's exactly as I imaged it would be. Anyone who claims to be a Potter fan needs this game in their lives.â Full Review »
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    This is exactly as I imagined it to be. Years 1-4 was great fun, and 5-7 builds on this with new spells, characters, abilities, locations. The developers have done a great job of cramming everything from the Potter-verse into the game. It also looks great. The best Potter game EVER!â Full Review »