EA’s Harry Potter Game Series Good or Bad?

Hashan Madusanka
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Harry Potter Video Game Cover Art – Image from Hypable

Are you a Potterhead? If you are, this article might interest you. Because from today’s article I’m going to give you some facts about the Harry Potter Game Series. It also categorized as a movie-based game.

Please Notice that we are going to make a analyse about the EA game series, not android or Lego games. We will cover them in a different article.

History of the Releases

EA’s Harry Potter game series did not have a record among the gaming community. However the series began back in 2001 with the release of the first game in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. And It had around 60% of Metacritic Rating. (A website rates games, films, etc). There is no way you would try this game now. It’s way too old. But that good old days, that was a game we loved playing (The era when graphics doesn’t matter).

The most successful game of the franchise is the second game, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. (I played this game back in 2006). The game had more than 70% rating in Metacritic. Similar gameplay techniques like in the first game and had more challenging events.

The Third game (Prisoner of the Azkaban) can be considered as the easiest game in the series. We saw the character switching in the first time in the series. The downfall of the series began from this game. The rating went down and down when the movies won the hearts of many.

As I said earlier the game’s popularity decreased through the next games and they didn’t get good responses from the fans. Followings are the ratings measured by the Metacritic for last games.

  • Goblet of Fire – 68-71%
  • Order of the Phoenix – 51-68%
  • Half Blood Prince – 48-66%
  • Deathly Hallows Part I – 37-56%
  • Deathly Hallows Part II – 43-55%

As you can see, Last games doesn’t have many good reactions from the fans. May be the huge popularity of the films may caused this. Because the fans had huge expectations about the games and they didn’t deliver it properly. Since all the games purely based on the story of the movies and inspired from books of J.K. Rowling.

Conclusion

However I thought the last game, Deathly Hallows Part II was a good game since it contained a lot of playable characters we never played before. You’ll be able to play as Ginny, Seamus, Neville and more. Which is a great thing I found in the games. If that reason is good enough for you guys, you should try that game.

For other games in the Harry Potter Game Series, it’s your choice to play those games. However, I can say is that the series should have done better to be remembered among the gamers.

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