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  • Summary: Harry Potter takes a dark turn in this third-person shooter as he battles death eaters and dementors while fleeing for his life across the wilds of England.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 31
  2. Negative: 20 out of 31
  1. Jul 12, 2011
    76
    You play as Harry, Hermine or one of Harry's friends to defeat the dark lord, but with a total play time of 4 hours I would have expected a better gameplay.
  2. Aug 10, 2011
    55
    A mere add-on to the previous game, short and without any improvements to the first game, even losing features like Kinect support.
  3. Jul 15, 2011
    54
    EA's Harry Potter series unceremoniously bows out in this final game. While the previous games were also disappointments, this one sinks even lower to full-on cash-in status. What you're left with is a confused mess parading around as a barely-competent third-person shooter.
  4. Jul 18, 2011
    40
    This is not a game worth buying for anything other than the amusing oddity of having a Harry Potter-themed cover shooter. It's a short game, but it still doesn't have the variety in environments that a shooter needs to avoid becoming unacceptably repetitive.
  5. Aug 9, 2011
    40
    Offers little variation and hardly requires strategic input, which leaves a mindless third-person shooter. The well-executed story and great looking characters make it a tad more interesting, but these elements can't hide the fact that the four-eyed magician often turns to his wands for simple and selfish needs.
  6. Jul 21, 2011
    40
    There's no exclusive content, just a new way to struggle with already poor combat.
  7. Jul 22, 2011
    10
    This is the absolute nadir of the series. Harry Potter has finally devolved into a total cash-in and we can't score it low enough. Honestly, if you're a fan of the movies, avoid this and just go to the theater. Don't spoil the end for yourself with this half-baked mess.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Jul 19, 2011
    10
    In the game you can play for Most of the characters and it is worth noting. The authors have removed the side jobs that were getting in the last part. In general, this is a cool game with a gripping storyline. Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2011
    9
    A nice little game. It may be short, but really captures the feeling of the film. Spell-casting feels fluid and exciting. Yes, it may be a far cry from earlier Harry Potter games, but then, the books and films at this point are much darker. Finally, we get to play as other characters from the fiction, and it really adds something special. No longer can you spam one spell and get away with it. Having to switch spells whilst others 'recharge' makes you feel a sense of danger, and a sense of how scared Harry must be. All in all, I'd have preferred a longer game, but with the possibility of replaying sections of the game to earn more points and some beautiful world art EA have created something pretty close to the movie and fun to play. Expand
  3. Jul 31, 2011
    6
    tbh i didnt like this one as much as the others but i still thought that this was an alright game i missed wondering around the castle and all the side missions that gave you something to do if you got bored of the storyline Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2011
    4
    Like almost all previous HP games, this one is barely playable. Fans of the movies (or worse, books) will be terrified by the unimaginative execution. Lifeless characters go through the motions but the game is lost somewhere between "shoot stuff with magic" and "connect the dots, follow the movie". All muggles will struggle to understand if there's actually more to the story of the Deathly Hallows than the simple arcadey sequences set up for this game. There is but not here. Watch the movie again, read the book, avoid this game. Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2011
    4
    WHY THE HECK ARE PEOPLE GIVEING THIS GAME A 10? This terrible. Its rubbish, the gameplay is slightly better then the first game but guess what. I rented this game and finished it in just under 4 hrs. ARE U KIDDIN ME!? The stupid dim-witted developers abominated the book and movie with Call of Duty, Gears of War style shooting game. The only positive thing I can say about this game is it follows with the movie other than that, this is just a cheap, rushed, knock off.â Expand
  6. Jul 20, 2011
    1
    Horrible game, yeah you can switch characters but there is no f* difference. It's a Call of Potter: Duty Hallows. Too short, Kinect and side missions were dropped. Don't waste your gaming dollar in this. Expand