Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. A PlayStation game that will disappoint Potter fans around the world with its bland graphics, blocky characters, lifeless locales, frustrating challenges, and uninspiring gameplay.
  2. Poor Harry’s world slows to a coma-inducing craw whenever he’s running, flying or…well, moving. [Feb 2002, p.170]
  3. 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. It opens a world of enchantment for younger players and delivers an interactive version, albeit scaled down, of the film.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Plenty playable, even for more experienced gamers. [Feb 2002, p.118]
  10. A good one despite its dated appearance and wonky handling of the character's movement...captures the magical nature of its license quite well.
  11. 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!
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Aug 8, 2012
    This game is good, which is surprising, but also beats its self over the head with a giant club with some very bad decisions. I'm currently playing the game on my Vita, nostalgia or something, and I say currently because the whole thing has crashed on me not letting me progress any further. But this is at the very end of the game so, I know ruffly how good it is. The game from the very start screams, "You're a wizard harry!" which is great. Magic gives back great visual feedback. You can also explore the whole castle, which bares no resemblance of Hogwarts, and its grounds. Its all fun and games. There's even some cute villain creatures and just some cute creatures, all around the grounds. This would all equal a seven if this is exactly how it is. But unfortunately something holds it back, something really big, those really annoying voice actors! "Oh no! My kitty feel down the well! Please help him!" Stupid child. Why the **** were you throwing your cat down a well in the first place? Get it yourself. "HARRY POTTER CAUGHT THE SNITCH!" I'll punch you in the face mate. "AHHH!" GO AWAY YOU ANNOYING CHILDREN I'M FED UP OF YOUR **** I JUST WANT TO GO TO CLASS AND LEARN MAGIC AND STUFF! Apart from that, its ok. Full Review »
  2. Jul 10, 2011
    I can't argue about it, since, i played way too young and liked, i really would love to have the CD right now to play, such great memories. Though is a guilty pleasure Full Review »