Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 31
  2. Negative: 20 out of 31
  1. Jul 13, 2011
    55
    The short development cycle still hurt the end product. Shooting can be fun, but it gets old when you realize that the game doesn't offer interesting level designs.
  2. Jul 12, 2011
    40
    The Harry Potter film tie-ins end on a low note with this short, tedious, and conceptually vapid cover shooter.
  3. Jul 13, 2011
    46
    Not a good game. It's sad that the last game to ever bear the Harry Potter name (well, until the inevitable MMO) is such a disappointment.
  4. Jul 12, 2011
    65
    Gamers will be bored by the mechanics and fans of the lore will be disappointed by the ham-fisted depiction of the series' climax. While saying goodbye to Harry in the final book was bittersweet, I felt nothing but joy as my time with this tedious exercise finished.
  5. Jul 21, 2011
    40
    Devotees may still play along, through fandom obligation if nothing else, but there's no spell that can change the fact that Harry Potter's videogame saga ends with a whimper rather than a bang.
  6. Jul 21, 2011
    40
    There's no exclusive content, just a new way to struggle with already poor combat.
  7. Sep 9, 2011
    36
    Rather than end with a big bang, this videogame series goes out like a damp squib. [Oct 2011, p.92]
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 60
    The game still falls far short of modern shooters, and the boss battles often fail to add new gameplay tactics to the mix. But when the game rises to the occasion - like during the battle against giants, and in a sniping section set on a bridge - it's a fine conclusion to the franchise.
  11. Jul 21, 2011
    54
    Part II has new characters and new enchantments, but overall the game falls short of all expectations.
  12. 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.
  13. Jul 15, 2011
    45
    New characters and new enchantments aren't enough to save the second part of this sleazy tie in.
  14. 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.
  15. Jul 15, 2011
    30
    Harry's film tie-in career ends with an inappropriately bland third person shooter, that is severely lacking in any kind of magic.
  16. 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.
  17. Jul 15, 2011
    50
    Harry Potter's latest adventure is basically a nice try to fix everything that didn't worked at Deadly Hallow's first chapter. The shooting scheme is nothing more than a waste of the original atmosphere, but nevertheless, it's still a worth-try-for-rental game if you're looking for something connected to the movies.
  18. 40
    Rubbish. [Oct 2011, p.103]
  19. Aug 19, 2011
    50
    It's all just very basic and uninspiring. [Issue#75, p.78]
  20. Jul 12, 2011
    48
    They made a few improvements, but overall the game falls short of all expectations.
  21. Jul 15, 2011
    35
    For fans of gaming, stay well clear. Even as far as movie-tie-ins go, this title is the biggest crime to the Harry Potter franchise since Emma Watson decided looking like a public schoolboy is sexy.
  22. Jul 29, 2011
    30
    Terrible AI, boring levels and no finesse whatsoever. Avoid this one.
  23. Jul 19, 2011
    40
    Both Deathly Hallows titles are a disappointment, and it's abundantly clear that there was never enough quality content to fill two instalments from the outset. Again, the poor collusion between a game studio and official licensing channels has produced a weak platform to support such a vibrant fantasy as Harry Potter.
  24. Aug 18, 2011
    30
    Harry's last venture in the realm of videogames is plagued by a game not only very short, but boring, repetitive and quite broken.
  25. Jul 18, 2011
    30
    Quotation forthcoming.
  26. 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.
  27. 25
    A stripped down version of the last game, which wasn't that hot either, and removing the pointless XP system and terrible Kinect experience just makes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 even more bare bones. Save your money, or spend it on seeing the film or reading the book as they would both offer a better experience and waste less of your valuable time and effort.
  28. Jul 26, 2011
    50
    The shooting mechanics and levels are getting better but the encounters themselves are too repetitive. I hope someone takes the basic idea and does something more with it. The absence of basic storytelling and scene transitions make it hard to enjoy on its own.
  29. Jul 18, 2011
    40
    Sadly we'll have to do with this for now, a bland, unimaginative shooting gallery that lacks the thing that matters most: magic.
  30. Jul 24, 2011
    40
    The gameplay remains a weak imitation of a third-person shooter and the enemy A.I. is extremely poor. The lack of variety in the set pieces and the sheer number of dopey Death Eaters makes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 a tedious experience, riddled with repetition.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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 Full Review »