Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 75
    It's a fun, good looking game for the most part. And the variety of levels keeps things fresh. Still, the game just doesn't control all that well and there's a few irksome camera and AI problems.
  2. Like the console versions, Goblet of Fire on the PSP is a worthwhile platforming experience for Potter fans--but the newly included minigames don't add much value.
  3. The execution of the magic spells and the top notch presentation makes this game a definite buy for Harry Potter fans and for those gamers looking for a simply fun title to pop into their lonely PSP.
  4. 60
    The constant action means the Harry Potter series has always lent itself well to the video-game format, and thankfully (albeit surprisingly) EA has mostly improved upon their winning formula, while upping the ante visually and adding welcome multiplayer features, easily making the Goblet of Fire their best adaptation yet.
  5. At the end of the day, a Harry Potter game should evoke the magic and wonder that the books or recent movies do. Instead, this just wrapped the look and feel of the Harry Potter world around a rather unpolished children's action game, not even seeming to care about the real reasons the Harry Potter series is so well-established.
  6. 65
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire isn't as deep as we'd hoped and there are a few issues like the camera and basic gameplay elements.
  7. EA does the easy job and ported over the console version to the PSP. Nothing too fancy, but still feels like a dumbed down Potter adventure.
  8. Aside from a few minor changes--some added minigames, an excised level--this is the same game as its PS2 counterpart. [mar 2006, p.97]
  9. The console version is just a better option all around. [Feb 2006, p.83]
  10. An entertaining adventure, but it is not a game for non-Potter fans. The visuals, music and voice acting are beautifully done, but the same can’t be said for the storyline, and controls.
  11. I have to be honest, in order of what I would prefer to do with this story, I would choose to read the book again, then watch the movie, follow far behind by playing this game.
  12. It’s a shame that the PSP version doesn’t include the multiplayer of the console versions, but it’s a pretty solid port nonetheless.
  13. While not startlingly fresh, Goblet of Fire rattles along enjoyably and demonstrates that PSP is perfectly suited to adventure gaming. [Apr 2006, p.96]
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 3 out of 3
  1. MattB.
    Dec 30, 2005
    2
    The gameplay is reppetitive and boring, it mainly consits of tapping X frantically. The graphics also have alot to be desired, the magic The gameplay is reppetitive and boring, it mainly consits of tapping X frantically. The graphics also have alot to be desired, the magic spells don't look magical and the characters look like they have been made from about 10 pixels. The worst thing about this game is how dis-jointed it is. Instead of the great flow of you walking around howgworts, you instead use a portal leading yopu to a very long loading screen. This game is only for people who enjoy constant button tapping and knowing what is coming next. For anyone else, steer clear. Full Review »
  2. SteveB.
    Dec 18, 2005
    4
    You have to be a die hard fan of harry to like this one... sluggish controls , silly objectives , anoying story line. A very rigid game thats You have to be a die hard fan of harry to like this one... sluggish controls , silly objectives , anoying story line. A very rigid game thats simply not fun. When will they stop making franchise game. A good book may make a good movie but time as proved a good movie doest make a good game :( Full Review »
  3. AlanO.
    Dec 12, 2005
    1
    A kids game that is best avoided.