Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
Buy On
  1. 80
    Potter fans will probably enjoy this more than others, but judging by the slim pickings of good games on the PS one these days, anyone who enjoys a little adventure probably could have some fun with this one.
  2. A lesson in boredom. Without a jump command, the platforming elements are all but wasted, while the spell-flinging portions of the game are equally forgettable.
  3. Game Informer
    55
    For the very young, or serious Harry Potter collectors only. [Jan 2002, p.88]
  4. 70
    The Fun Factor directly corresponds to your level of Potter fandom: The joy of this game comes from experiencing Harry’s universe, not from the repetitive, trite gameplay.
  5. Next-gen games notwithstanding, HP's graphics are well below average. The textures are of the absolutely flat, glued-to-the-wall variety, there's tons of pixilation, and everything is generally ugly.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    57
    Poor Harry’s world slows to a coma-inducing craw whenever he’s running, flying or…well, moving. [Feb 2002, p.170]
  7. It’s not perfect, but Harry Potter is a sterling, fun play wrapped up in the magic of Hogwarts and it’s enchantments, making it a must have for muggles and wizarding folk alike!
  8. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    Plenty playable, even for more experienced gamers. [Feb 2002, p.118]
  9. A good one despite its dated appearance and wonky handling of the character's movement...captures the magical nature of its license quite well.
  10. A PlayStation game that will disappoint Potter fans around the world with its bland graphics, blocky characters, lifeless locales, frustrating challenges, and uninspiring gameplay.
  11. It opens a world of enchantment for younger players and delivers an interactive version, albeit scaled down, of the film.

Awards & Rankings

31
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#6 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2001
7
#7 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2001
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 48
  2. Negative: 6 out of 48
  1. Nov 1, 2017
    8
    Los fans de Harry Potter seguro disfrutarán este juego mucho más que cualquier otra persona, sin embargo, la aventura es muy buena y creo queLos fans de Harry Potter seguro disfrutarán este juego mucho más que cualquier otra persona, sin embargo, la aventura es muy buena y creo que es para todos. Full Review »
  2. Jan 13, 2017
    8
    Pretty enjoyable game for what it is and when it was made. Although, I do have to say, the bank part in the cart can burn lol Not responsivePretty enjoyable game for what it is and when it was made. Although, I do have to say, the bank part in the cart can burn lol Not responsive enough to make the maneuvers. I'd remember having this game as a lad but never finishing it because of that part, so I booted my emulator up, maxed out all graphical and audio improvements and had a good time with it. Would recommend emulating it (long as you own it in some form) because with the improvements you can apply with emulation, the game isn't too much of an eye sore. Full Review »
  3. Nov 9, 2016
    9
    The Best Harry Potter Game ever!!!
    The best quiddich, the best adventure, great cinematics, great music, a good lenght, have two endings,
    The Best Harry Potter Game ever!!!
    The best quiddich, the best adventure, great cinematics, great music, a good lenght, have two endings, easy using spells
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