Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
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  1. A sharp, visual style and a great co-op mode that overcomes the average action gameplay provide a wonderfully wizardly good time despite a too-short and too-easy escapade.
  2. It's a worthwhile platforming experience for hardcore Potter fans, but some may be put off by all the collection quests and backtracking.
  3. While Goblet of Fire might be a more exciting and fun game than the rest of the Potter series, it still lacks many of the ingredients that made the Lord of the Rings-based games so much fun.
  4. 72
    The game's not perfect. There are some camera issues. Some AI issues. And I really would have preferred to have more control over spells. But it still arrives as a solid entry to the series. Kids will probably like it a lot.
  5. Fans of Harry Potter may be disappointed that the game doesn’t quite reflect the darkness of the movie or book, but Goblet of Fire certainly does some things right including impressive graphics, sound, nice 3-player co-op and easy to pick up gameplay. The real problem with the game is the camera, AI and repetitiveness.
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a good game, but it is more "muggle" than magic.
  7. 70
    The constant action means the Harry Potter series has always lent itself well to the video-game format, and thankfully (albeit surprisingly) EA has mostly improved upon their winning formula, while upping the ante visually and adding welcome multiplayer features, easily making the Goblet of Fire their best adaptation yet.
  8. An exciting adventure that will keep you engaged until the final battle.
  9. The linear nature of the gameplay ensures that you will be forced into the various scenes as the director and developer intended. The puzzles and mini-games are fun but they are like eating candy floss; there's not much nourishment.
  10. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    A cut above its peers. [Jan 2006, p.100]
  11. Pelit (Finland)
    Nothing more than a bunch of minigames that suffer from an awkward camera system. [Dec 2005]
  12. I can guarantee you will be flying over Hogwarts evading the snapping Hungarian Horntail or swimming underwater in search of your best friend Ron, all the time getting rid of the pesky Merpeople. It is worth all the repetitive gameplay, and questing for Triwizard Shields in order to unlock these levels.
  13. EA’s most recent effort at representing our spectacled wizard is good enough to please this rabid bunch as well as providing a somewhat entertaining game for the rest of us. Although it may be a little easier than most titles out there.
  14. PSM Magazine
    This is by no means a perfect game, but it serves the license admirably and is definitely worth playing through with friends. [Feb 2006, p.82]
  15. The visuals, music and voice acting are beautifully done, but the same can’t be said for the storyline, and controls.
  16. Game Informer
    Goblet of Fire is the best console Harry Potter action game yet, but it's still a far cry from good. [Dec 2005, p.161]
  17. It’s a healthy change of pace for the series. However, these moments fade out fast as you find yourself repeating levels over and over just so you can move on.
  18. 60
    The inability of this series to learn from its mistakes is baffling. You'll often find yourself fighting enemies you can't see because some decorative element in the foreground entirely blocks your view, and you've zero control over the camera.
  19. 60
    This take on the Hogwarts crew is purely by the numbers, not at all emblematic of the magic wielded by the characters within.
  20. Somewhat annoyingly, the game often requires you to tackle each level a multiple number of times in order to collect items such as shields before the next area is unlocked.
  21. The highlight is a brief but thrilling broomstick chase against a fire-breathing dragon. An underwater interlude is less successful, although it provides variety.
  22. 60
    A mostly average button masher that has the good luck of being associated with the hottest kids' property to come along in years.
  23. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    It's decent enough, but there's a lack of gameplay innovation. [Christmas 2005, p.108]
  24. An unbelievably lazy title that just feels cheap. It has poor gameplay that the target audience will just fall asleep at, which only adds to the infuriating realisation that it will still sell thanks to the lightning scarred teen’s name.
  25. AceGamez
    Seasoned gamers will find very little of interest here, regardless of how massive a Harry Potter fan you are (personally I love the books and the films).

Awards & Rankings

#44 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 73
  2. Negative: 17 out of 73
  1. Tiffanie
    Oct 16, 2007
    Ive got to say that this game does not measure up to the standard the Harry potter books deserve! The last three HP games were excellent, but Ive got to say that this game does not measure up to the standard the Harry potter books deserve! The last three HP games were excellent, but this game was a disapointment! There is just NO flowing story in it!! I agaree with over people, that it sholud be made like HP the prisoner of azkaban as that game, in my opinion was the best one so far!! I gave it a five because it wasnt a terrible game itself, however it just doses not compare to the previous versions!! This game failed to meet the feel of HP and should of been made with more story and adventure..its too mission bassed. purchase this game and prepare to be kinda disapointed!! Full Review »
  2. Jun 9, 2022
    After first three Harry Potter games, which I thought are more on a bad than a good side, this one is definitely the worst. I honestly don'tAfter first three Harry Potter games, which I thought are more on a bad than a good side, this one is definitely the worst. I honestly don't think it could have been worse than this. It has a disappointing gameplay and bad system with levels. I do not even to mention the story. I am surprised that I even played this one till the end. Full Review »
  3. Jan 31, 2018
    As a Harry Potter Fan I really love this game. It has a pretty cool 3-Player-Coop which I used to play with my best friends a lot who also love HP.