Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 58 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. It's often funny, addictive, and surprisingly good to look at, and the wide appeal that this franchise has tacked on with the already wide appeal that LEGO in general has is sure to make this something that fans of either property won't want to pass up.
  2. If there's a better kids' game this year, I'll eat my Sorting Hat.
  3. The game is charming, funny, challenging and most of all, it is enjoyable. You would really need to hate games not to enjoy it.
  4. One of the best LEGO games and surely the best Harry Potter game of all time. Another little gem from Traveller's Tales, that every fan should play.
  5. Harry Potter is a fantastic game to play for both kids and adults. Traveller's Tales took the risk of going in another direction with this and have made a little gem of a game.
  6. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is the most fun you'll have with a LEGO game.
  7. Finally, a Harry Potter game that really gives J.K. Rowling fan service! The game may not have changed much since other LEGO games and the AI is at times buggy but when it comes to a creative world, this game has it all.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 16, 2013
    9
    The best Lego title since the original. The Castle Over world is incredible and the game plays great. The charm is all there and the bonus level is the greatest I've ever gotten to play in any Lego title. This is truly a magical experience and a fantastic experience to play. Full Review »
  2. Oct 23, 2011
    8
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is easily the best lego title so far,is a game for all ages has very good graphics and gameplay is also very funny,offering many moments of laughter the only drawback it has is that in some places is very easy!!!!!! Full Review »
  3. Jul 2, 2011
    8
    Extensive content and easy to play. Perfect for any Harry Potter fan who needs a quick fix before the last film is released in theaters. I look forward to Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7. Full Review »