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Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Summary: Take to the air in the first game that allows players to fully experience the magical speed, power, and competition of Quidditch, the favorite sport of witches and wizards, in the Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup game. For the first time, gamers will experience the full complexity andTake to the air in the first game that allows players to fully experience the magical speed, power, and competition of Quidditch, the favorite sport of witches and wizards, in the Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup game. For the first time, gamers will experience the full complexity and exciting challenge of Quidditch, which involves two teams of seven players who fly on broomsticks, playing four balls simultaneously. Players will control every position on their team, including three Chasers who try to score with the Quaffle, two Beaters who control the dangerous Bludgers, the Keeper who protects the goal, and the Seeker who chases the elusive Golden Snitch that must be caught to end the match. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Definitely personifies the magnificence of the sport, but it is lacking because it's not as advanced as I had hoped it would be.
  2. It really only has two problems, both of which can be overcome very easily. It's way to easy in the single player mode, and the lack of true 4 dimensional movement keep the game from being super great.
  3. Game Informer
    78
    What EA has so successfully done is taken a franchise that scares away most hardcore sports fans and built a game that's technically solid, entertaining, original, and unbelievablly fun. [Nov 2003, p.142]
  4. 70
    One part hockey, one part soccer and one part pure fantasy, Quidditch World Cup may not have the draw or the depth of Madden, but it is still plenty of fun to play.
  5. Cheat Code Central
    70
    If EA had relied on their stellar background in sports to enhance QWC, this game would be infinitely better and much easier to play. That's not to say it's not enjoyable. It can be, at least before the challenge ramps up later in the game.
  6. 65
    It's all a bit dull, gameplay-wise, until you can trudge through at least one season of shutouts. The good news is that presentation-wise, Quidditch World Cup sparkles.
  7. TotalGames.net
    42
    A tediously simple game, utilising all of two buttons and an analogue stick to do just about everything - which isn't much. This minimal depth repels any desire to want to return to this game ever again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. BillS.
    Feb 6, 2004
    10
    It is excellent.
  2. AaronP.
    Feb 7, 2004
    10
    It kicks butt.
  3. Apr 29, 2022
    10
    Jogo incrivelmente bom, que eu jogo sem parar. Simplesmente uma obra prima do PS2.
  4. TravisF.
    Nov 4, 2003
    8
    This game was awesome to play. Quidditch is an awsome sport to play! I think EA should make another one with some new things involved.
  5. Aug 29, 2020
    7
    A fun fictional sports game! Good team selection and decent graphics.

    The game becomes addictive at first but eventually leaves you wanting
    A fun fictional sports game! Good team selection and decent graphics.

    The game becomes addictive at first but eventually leaves you wanting just a tad more.
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  6. Aug 12, 2016
    7
    While the it's quite graphically appealing for its time, the "juiciness" of the game just doesn't overcome the obvious fact that it's not forWhile the it's quite graphically appealing for its time, the "juiciness" of the game just doesn't overcome the obvious fact that it's not for experienced gamers. Even in the higher difficulties, the matches can fairly easily be won every single time with just a little practice and can be over fairly quickly once you master filling the snitch meter. Expand
  7. AndrewE.
    Jun 10, 2004
    1
    This game is too easy to play! I could have beaten this game in a day if the matches were not so long.

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Awards & Rankings

96
#96 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003