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  • Summary: YOU have been chosen to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Embark on your own adventure in this all new RPG set in the wizarding world, years before Harry Potter received his Hogwarts letter. Explore never-before-seen rooms of Hogwarts Castle and investigate ancientYOU have been chosen to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Embark on your own adventure in this all new RPG set in the wizarding world, years before Harry Potter received his Hogwarts letter. Explore never-before-seen rooms of Hogwarts Castle and investigate ancient mysteries. Learn powerful magic and knowledge from Professors Dumbledore, Snape, and more. Duel against your rivals and forge alliances with new friends to help you on your adventures. As part of WBIE’s Portkey Games label, this groundbreaking mobile game puts you at the center of an all-new story in the wizarding world.
    When your mettle is tested, what kind of witch or wizard will you be? A heroic Gryffindor? A cunning Slytherin? You decide! After all, this is your Hogwarts story.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 8 out of 14
  1. Apr 26, 2018
    80
    It might not go down as the best Harry Potter video game ever, but it offers some stretches of fun that you won’t find anywhere else, and the guess here is that Jam City will be dreaming up more to throw into its world for some time to come.
  2. Apr 26, 2018
    79
    The visuals are okay, and the sound is great. The on-rails experience means you aren't going to get lost or confused, and always know where to go or what to do next. I like the mini-games for casting spells, making potions, and dueling since they have intuitive controls. Tough choices are going to be made, and I like that it affects the dynamic storyline. I just wish that the timers and energy system weren't the way they are, and that customization options were a bit cheaper.
  3. May 2, 2018
    60
    Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery is very interesting for casual gamers and fans of the series. But the gameplay lacks potential and the game is frustrating when asking you to wait or pay for energy. The game has a lot of content, but it only succeeds in killing time.
  4. May 4, 2018
    40
    Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a dull game with a great concept, made borderline unplayable by its hyper-aggressive monetisation.
  5. May 11, 2018
    40
    Too slow and based on micropayments to be really entertaining.
  6. May 3, 2018
    35
    Despite a magical setting and engaging premise, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’s abhorrent microtransactions drain almost all life out of this mobile RPG.
  7. 20
    Not so much a video game as a shameful attempt to convince children to spend their parents’ money on expensive microtransactions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 52
  2. Negative: 37 out of 52
  1. May 15, 2018
    10
    Meru is perfect; She is completely flawless. As I played, I noticed that every time she looked at my character when he wasn't noticing her, IMeru is perfect; She is completely flawless. As I played, I noticed that every time she looked at my character when he wasn't noticing her, I could see her warm and happy smile. I just want to pat her head, hold her hand and stare into those tired purple eyes as I confess my undying love for her.

    I began marking on the back of an envelope every time she stole my heart. I stopped only after I had marked the envelope several million times. I was incredulous. The game is so governed by cliches and dead metaphors that Merula's utter existence is not in line with the style of writing. Later I read a lavish, loving review of Merula by the same Asuka Langley Soryu. She wrote something to the effect of, "If these kids are liking Merula at 11 or 12, then when they get older they will go on to like best girls." And she was quite right. She was not being ironic. When you love Merula you are, in fact, trained to love best girls.
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  2. Mar 29, 2020
    9
    Happy to see a HP game on Android, as I played some on PC back in the day))
  3. Dec 10, 2020
    6
    Could have been much better! Might as well just make the game cost money! Cash grab! It still has fine gameplay though and it does look fine:
  4. May 2, 2018
    1
    One of THE worst mobile games ever made.
    We all know that mobile games that are free need to use some type of monetization to survive and
    One of THE worst mobile games ever made.
    We all know that mobile games that are free need to use some type of monetization to survive and some of them use energy that expires and needs to refill; some of them use waiting queues before the next event; some of them use time limits to achieve the best score so you need to spend energy to get them... HP:HM DOES ALL OF THEM!!!
    After the tutorial and first level ups, the game becomes a chore. If you want to win the house cup you need to select long classes and you need to refill your energy 3 TIMES to actually complete EACH class. What happens if you can't get all stars in the amount of time? The class is over and you lost the points. The energy bar is SO SMALL and every action takes so much and with a time limit makes everything horrible...
    and the gameplay? It is a click on the environment type of game, but there are no points during these, the only thing that stops you is the energy bar... and you don't actually click on the environment but on a bar... tapping on bars.. that sums it.
    The story had potential but there is no way that anyone will try to find out... or how long will that take... and there seems to be no endgame, no multiplayer, nothing... if it is after 7 years of hogwarts..... no thx
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  5. Jul 9, 2020
    0
    Un vil y descarado juego con micropagos por doquier, casi injugable y completamente aburrido.
  6. Apr 29, 2018
    0
    very bad and just lives off the harry potter name but it a cash grab. nobody would play if it wasnt for 'harry potter' in the title
  7. May 15, 2018
    0
    This is the worst "game" I've ever seen come from a big publisher, the entire premise is to click on prompts on the screen and pay money whenThis is the worst "game" I've ever seen come from a big publisher, the entire premise is to click on prompts on the screen and pay money when you run out of time or energy, there is not game here, it's just a poorly crafted money making scheme hoping to get children to buy the micro transactions. Expand

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