Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Apr 3, 2012
    76
    A mediocre, but fun game. The main letdowns are the lousy production values in cutscenes and the sometimes clumsy touchscreen controls.
  2. Mar 28, 2012
    75
    LEGO Harry Potter – The Years 5-7 on PS Vita is a great title for anyone who likes to collect and puzzle while on the road.
  3. Mar 10, 2012
    75
    Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 is a fun game that combines the world of the magician with that of Lego bricks. Many puzzles and many spells are the key elements of this title.
  4. The quests aren't as exciting as you might think. Especially since the world is about to end and all that. So cleaning the house of professor Slughorn for example isn't the kind of task we would bestow upon the chosen one. [May 2012, p.86]
  5. Apr 18, 2012
    70
    Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is fun and varied, but suffers from some minor setbacks on the Vita.
  6. Apr 16, 2012
    70
    Simple, magical and wholly entertaining, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 lets you relive the final years of the Harry Potter fiction in a charming LEGO world. The simple pick-up-and-play approach makes this adventure completely accessible to younger ages, while still offering enough entertainment to keep the oldest of fans playing into the wee hours of the night.
  7. Mar 20, 2012
    70
    LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 is the console version ported to the PS Vita. Nothing more, nothing less. So it's a good game, with lots of different situations and an interesting puzzle-platform mix.
  8. Apr 16, 2012
    67
    It's packed full of collectibles and secrets to keep players entertained and while it's aimed at the younger ones, parents who pick up the Vita after dark can while away an hour with it too.
  9. May 13, 2012
    65
    A lackluster port of a middling game that does little to showcase the exciting new system it's on means only the diehard fans need to bother spending time with the world's most famous wizard.
  10. Apr 24, 2012
    65
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 delivers what it aims to: offer fun for everyone, regardless their age. If you can buy the home console of PC version there are not many reasons to recommend this version, as it lacks the multiplayer elements.
  11. 65
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5 – 7 won't surprise you. It won't wow you with amazing graphics, or incredible sound, or a gripping storyline. It will, however, entertain and charm you if you are a fan of the Harry Potter franchise.
  12. This is easily the weakest link in the LEGO chain. [June 2012, p.83]
  13. 60
    Harry Potter years 5-7 does what Lego games do best, but the fuzzy graphics and lack of co-op makes this Vita port hard to recommend.
  14. Apr 13, 2012
    60
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for the PS Vita is a game that brings up mixed emotions. On one hand we have a satisfactory gameplay, lots of humor and things to unlock that sholud provide at least a dozen hours of fun. On the other hand, the game is technically flawed and lacks a basic co-op mode.
  15. Mar 14, 2012
    60
    The crucial multiplayer is missing, which makes this a luke-warm game.
  16. Mar 9, 2012
    60
    It's practically the same game as the home console versions, but the lack of any kind of multiplayer really bugs me and the touch controls are more annoying than helpful. Collecting secrets and unlocking new stuff is still a lot of fun, but I really, really miss some sort of multiplayer.
  17. 55
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is an adequate title that doesn't really take advantage of the PS Vita. Fans of Harry Potter will love to return to the magical universe, but everyone else will probably get bored.
  18. Mar 17, 2012
    50
    The most famous school of magic in LEGO style, finally on the new Sony portable console. It's really a win-win?
  19. Mar 27, 2012
    35
    Nothing new in terms of game play when dealing with the basics of the LEGO series, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for the PS Vita is one of the more dull adventures set in a world crafted from the classic building blocks. Combine this with no multiplayer, tacked on touch controls, and the fact that the game has been available on consoles for months already, and this port is barely worth anyone's time.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 28, 2012
    7
    This is your average Lego game, It retells a handful of the movies in Lego form. It is fun, easily accessible I always try to have at least 1 Lego game for each of my systems, they are great if you want a non-violent game to let a kid play and there is just a lot of content for the gamer, loads of levels which once unlocked you can go back and replay accessing special areas. I'm not a big Harry Potter fan or anything but I still enjoyed this game. I got mine on sale for 20$ which is about what it's worth. This is a solid game if you're looking for some new material to work your way through on the Vita nothing earth shattering but not bad. Full Review »
  2. Apr 30, 2013
    4
    DS Port. Results in a terrible PS Vita game. Cutscenes are so muddy and terrible you can barely tell what's going on. The game is ugly to say the least, the controls are weird because of the lack of a second screen and little to no thought put into how to translate that aspect (picking spells) onto Vita.

    If you're expecting a console experience from this, don't. It's the handheld experience. The lowest common denominator determined this game's fate. The developers should be ashamed to try and sell Vita owners a DS port.
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  3. Jun 11, 2012
    10
    At first, it had some game-breaking glitches. They were all fixed with a patch, however. Now, it is a smooth and fulfilling experience. I absolutely love it! I previously had Lego Star Wars III on the 3DS. This game is a HUGE step up from that. Also, it's gorgeous. They did not skimp on the graphics in the least bit. It also went down to $20 on the PS Store this week. Download it now! Full Review »