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  • Summary: Build the adventure from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament and experience the fun of the first four Harry Potter stories – Lego style. Explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learn spells, brew potions and relive the adventures with tongue-in-cheek humor and creativeBuild the adventure from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament and experience the fun of the first four Harry Potter stories – Lego style. Explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learn spells, brew potions and relive the adventures with tongue-in-cheek humor and creative customization that is unique to LEGO videogames. Expand
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  • Developer: Traveller's Tales
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, Adventure, General, Fantasy, General, Fantasy, Linear
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: E10+
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. PC Zone UK
    87
    An imperfect romp that manages to cover its flaws with charm and relentless action. [Oct 2010, p.84]
  2. 85
    The comedic cutscenes toying with canon, the hundreds of hidden things to find, and the general sense of a great LEGO game paired with a great series really makes this game a standout.
  3. PC Gamer UK
    85
    A joyous and addictive action puzzler. [Sept 2010, p.102]
  4. LEGO Harry Potter is much deeper than it seems and presents a universe that feels tailored for the LEGO treatment. A few technical issues aside, LEGO Harry Potter is a game that is truly fun for all ages and above all, a game first and a license second.
  5. The story material is handled wonderfully (though if you've never read the books or watched the movies, prepare to be lost), and the gameplay is a great mix of familiar devices and new elements. Although the inevitable follow-up to this title may take a darker turn, I look forward to experiencing it all the same.
  6. Harry's adventure into Lego land is exactly what you'd want it to be: charming, fun, and chock-full of secrets.
  7. PC Format
    55
    The format of these games gets more and more tired with each new franchise, too. [Sept 2010, p.104]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Dec 27, 2010
    9
    It's another good installment of the Lego video game series. Certainly it's not as fun as Lego Star Wars, but it still holds its own. MagicIt's another good installment of the Lego video game series. Certainly it's not as fun as Lego Star Wars, but it still holds its own. Magic is just as fun as The Force and you get a lot of different spells to use. Splitscreen is also a very welcome addition to the series if you co-op play; previously, you had to have both player characters in the same screen, but now you can wander off and it creates two separate views. There's a lot of things to collect, especially in Hogwarts, and there's a detector for almost all of them so it doesn't get to be too hard. There are tons of different puzzles and almost none of them will require an FAQ because you get stuck. Good fun all around, and (according to Steam) at least 32 hours of gameplay. There are a few bugs, but nothing that kills the game. It 100% crashes for me whenever you exit the game, but that doesn't really matter. It also occasionally crashes randomly during play, but it doesn't set you back much unless you're in a level. I also encountered a few oddities and glitches, but again nothing that kills then game or prevents 100% completion. Expand
  2. Jun 26, 2020
    8
    Es muy buen juego, divertido, buen diseño de niveles, excelente y gracioso resumen de las películas, así como una muy buena opción deEs muy buen juego, divertido, buen diseño de niveles, excelente y gracioso resumen de las películas, así como una muy buena opción de entretenimiento tanto para pequeños como para grandes.
    Lo único malo que le he visto es que muchos comentan problemas de que se les crashea el juego... A mi me sucedió unas dos veces, y lastimosamente se pierde el progreso si no alcanzaste un punto de guardado(lo cual es de esperarse, puesto que los crashes son bastante aleatorios)... Espero lo resuelvan aun 10 años después de su salida xd
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  3. Jul 20, 2013
    8
    A great game for anyone who loved legos as a kid. The environments look fantastic and include a nice mix of lego objects and standardA great game for anyone who loved legos as a kid. The environments look fantastic and include a nice mix of lego objects and standard graphics. Casting spells on everything is actually a lot of fun. Plus, the cut scenes are entertaining and add a lot of humor to the story.

    This is a family friendly game, so don't expect much in the way of challenges. You will spend most of your time zapping things looking for stud coins, which is fun at first, but gets a little repetitive by the end.
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  4. Jun 4, 2019
    7
    Another good game in the LEGO games series. This time we can visit the magical world of wizardry. It is a really fun experience to wanderAnother good game in the LEGO games series. This time we can visit the magical world of wizardry. It is a really fun experience to wander around in Hogwarts as an open world.
    What this game does great is the feeling of this magical world. Strongly recommended for co-op play.
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  5. Nov 17, 2015
    4
    Summary: Looks fun, sounds fun, but too buggy to play.

    Pros: -Cute writing -Fun and easy Cons: -Crashed consistently I bought
    Summary: Looks fun, sounds fun, but too buggy to play.

    Pros:
    -Cute writing
    -Fun and easy

    Cons:
    -Crashed consistently

    I bought Lego Harry Potter a few years ago on Steam. It had good reviews and sounded casual and fun (it's for kids). I had a crappy laptop at the time, so when I encountered serious crashes every half hour or so, I figured it was my crappy laptop up to its old tricks.

    Last week, equipped with my modern, custom built PC, I played through the first level with no issues. Upon loading up the second level and walking around for a few minutes, it crashed with no error message. After several more tries I've had to face the truth: I will not be playing this children's game.

    On the plus side, if you don't experience constant crashes, its a fun and easy game, as I experienced in the first level. Very cute and funny.
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  6. Feb 17, 2020
    3
    Freezes a lot and you often have to do some magic wit the options to avoid bugging out the game in some places. Basically, it wouldn't be bad,Freezes a lot and you often have to do some magic wit the options to avoid bugging out the game in some places. Basically, it wouldn't be bad, even if it's a bit boring, but with these sufferings I can't recommend it. Expand
  7. Oct 26, 2017
    0
    Worst lego game ever, completely mixed up and not a fun game. This game will only bore you and waste your time with it's pointless levels.Worst lego game ever, completely mixed up and not a fun game. This game will only bore you and waste your time with it's pointless levels. Lego has failed in all ways. Expand

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