|Publisher(s)||Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|
Harry Potter is a series of video games based on the movie series of the same name. The movies, in turn, are based on the book series by J.K. Rowling, a British author. The games were mostly tie-ins with the movies, with the basic plot and world of the games taken directly from the films. However, there have also been a few games to break this trend. For example, Quidditch World Cup is a sports game bases on the fictional sport of Quidditch, which is portrayed throughout the books and movies. That said, the fact that the movie series has ended has cast the future of the game series into doubt, although more games are confirmed to be in development.
Harry Potter is a low fantasy series starring a young wizard of the same name. Generally speaking, the series follows the boy's trials and tribulations as he attends the Magical School of Hogwarts. His most distinguishing feature is a cursed scar on his forehead shaped like a lightning bolt, the remnant of an attack by the Dark Lord Voldemort when he was an infant. Voldemort, arguably the most powerful character in the franchise, is the series's chief antagonist, even after being defeated before the events of the series.
In general, the Harry Potter games have generally received average reviews, especially the movie tie-ins. The most critically acclaimed entry of the series was LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, which received scores around 8/10 from many critics. Conversely, some of the Harry Potter games have been trashed, particularly Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2.
Due largely to the attached brand, the Harry Potter games have sold millions of copies. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on the PlayStation, for instance, sold over 3.7 million units on its own. Individual million sellers also appeared on the PS2, Wii, Xbox 360, GBA, and DS.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, a game released by EA in 2001 for PlayStation, and PC, and released again in 2002 for Mac.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Game Boy Color), a game released by EA in 2001 for Game Boy Color.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Game Boy Advance), a game released by EA in 2001 for Game Boy Advance.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2003), a game released by EA in 2003 for GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.
Harry Potter series
Philosopher's Stone (Game Boy Color · Game Boy Advance · 2003) · Chamber of Secrets (PC · Game Boy Color) · Prisoner of Azkaban · Goblet of Fire · Order of the Phoenix · Half-Blood Prince · Deathly Hallows – Part 1 · Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Spin-offs: Quidditch World Cup
Sub-series: LEGO Harry Potter
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Pages in category "Harry Potter"
The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Game Boy Color)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PC)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2003)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Game Boy Color)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone