Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 14, 2012
    84
    In essence this is identical to the game you destroyed and rebuilt last year. But whe it's this much fun it would be riddikulus to complain. [Christmas 2011, p.70]
  2. Jan 16, 2012
    80
    LEGO Harry Potter: Year 5-7 is – mainly due to the great coop experience – one of the top Wii releases within the genre in 2011.
  3. Nov 18, 2011
    80
    Lego Harry Potter is a light and breezy way for fans of all ages to experience the world of Harry Potter in a new way.
  4. As good as the series has ever been. [Jan 2012, p.82]
  5. 70
    Overall, LEGO Harry Potter is a cute and fun game, but the self-imposed limitations of the block-building franchise take away any sense of freedom or adventure. What's left is a very simple hack-and-smash puzzle-action game, perfect to play with younger family members, but not one for people looking for an epic, all-out Harry Potter experience. LEGO veterans may see past issues I have with those restrictions, but as a first-timer they definitely stood out to me.
  6. Jan 13, 2012
    70
    A lot has changed since Harry's first year at Hogwart's, but we can't say the same for the LEGO series, which employs the same tricks as it has for years with few innovations.
  7. Jan 4, 2012
    70
    Although the gameplay is predictable and repetitive at times, it's easy to overlook once you get sucked into this magical LEGO realm. [Dec 2011, p.86]
  8. Dec 19, 2011
    70
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 continues the theme of wonderfully crafted adventures from TT Games, bringing together a solid adventuring foundation and the fantastical world of Harry Potter to deliver yet another fine experience for those who enjoyed previous LEGO games, as well as ones related to J.K. Rowling's work. An ageing formula it may be, but it is still one that works well enough.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jul 14, 2012
    10
    This game was terrific, and maybe even better than 1-4. It was really fun playing as Harry through all the battles and intense moments he goesThis game was terrific, and maybe even better than 1-4. It was really fun playing as Harry through all the battles and intense moments he goes through during his older years. Another job well done. Full Review »
  2. Jun 7, 2012
    2
    Even worse then the first game. Although this is better then a lot of Harry Potter video games, this one still lacks everything you could wantEven worse then the first game. Although this is better then a lot of Harry Potter video games, this one still lacks everything you could want from a video game. there is no action, bad graphics, no point. It is just one endless Harry Potter quest that most will quit before they're even close to completing the game. Unless you or someone you know is a hardcore harry potter fan, don't get this game. Full Review »
  3. Nov 29, 2011
    1
    This game is very very buggy, just do a google search to find out. In most cases people cannot even complete the game. From what I did manageThis game is very very buggy, just do a google search to find out. In most cases people cannot even complete the game. From what I did manage to play before getting sick of resetting the wii there is actually a decent game in there, its a shame but really quite typical of telltale's lego games but saying that this is by far the worst, do do not buy it! (my experiences and googling were with the wii version only so do some research if your thinking of buying for another system.). I would also like to point out that telltale has been caught reviewing their own games here on metacritic (caught with jurassic park but I suspect this game as well). So take any glowing reviews (about any game for that matter) with a grain of salt and always do a little research yourself. Full Review »