Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Xbox

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
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  1. The best accolade Philosopher's Stone can receive is that it makes the events of the first story (published way back in the twentieth century) seem fresh for the fans, while hiding nothing from the uninitiated.
  2. 64
    Worst of all, the game's general lack of polish also means that it's buggy and sometimes employs questionable character artificial intelligence.
  3. One of those games which you know is going to grate the nerves from the get-go; a cut-scene to show a door opening?
  4. Music and sounds are solid, but Harry Potters voice is like a cheese grater on the brain.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine
    62
    Games are meant to be played, not watched, and this one has more cinemas than "Metal Gear Solid." [Jan 2004, p.79]
  6. A weak follow-up to Chamber of Secrets that seems like an awkward fit for anyone who already owns last year's game.
  7. Xbox Nation Magazine
    60
    Yep, this is basically a rehash of last year's Chamber of Secrets game for Playstation, with similar visuals, controls, and combat. [Mar 2004, p.82]
  8. 60
    Yes, a lot of the gameplay is boring and clunky, but through books and movies we've come to think of Harry and crew as friends, so the true fan will be able to look past a lot of the game's quirks and have a relatively decent experience.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. MatthewJ.
    Dec 10, 2003
    10
    I love all of the Harry Potter games and this is no exeption!