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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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]
  4. 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
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jan 13, 2015
    9
    LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 may almost be the exact same thing as its predecessor, but it removed all the bugs and it has the better movies?LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 may almost be the exact same thing as its predecessor, but it removed all the bugs and it has the better movies? What more could you ask for?

    The gameplay is mostly the same as with every other LEGO game. You can collect studs and you build stuff with LEGO bricks along the way to advance in the game or complete a certain objective. Of course, a Harry Potter twist must be added. You can cast spells like Expelliarmus, Riddikulus, Avada Kedavara, and much more! One of the spells (Aguamenti) has to use the Wii sensor bar which I didn't really enjoy, but it's excusable. All of the spells are fun to use no matter how useless they are.

    The hub world in this game is huge! You can explore Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, Knockturn Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, a part of the Muggle World, and the forest from Deathly Hallows Part 1! It's amazing how much there is to see and do in just the hub/overworld! There's so much to collect as with every LEGO game. Character tokens and various gold bricks are scattered around as well as the gameplay-changing red bricks, which may add a cheat (multiplying your money) or just a random thing (mustaches).

    Each Harry Potter film (Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows Part 1, and Part 2) is separated into 6 levels. Of course, there are various things to do in between each level. You might have to attend a certain class, go to Hogsmeade, or the level might be locked until you do something for someone. It makes the game a bit longer and adds a lot more replayability.

    Like all LEGO games, multiplayer/co-op play is included. I played this entire game co-operatively and it was a blast! It's amazing how much more fun a game can be when playing with a friend as opposed to playing all by yourself. I'd definitely recommend playing with someone else to make the game even more amazing than it already is.

    Overall, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is easily my favorite LEGO game, excluding LEGO City Undercover. There's just so much to do that it'd be a wonder if you ever complete it!
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  2. 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 »
  3. 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 »