The 10 Best Harry Potter Games Every Fan Should Check Out

Best Harry Potter Games
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What Harry Potter video games are the best?

Since the success of the books and movies, Harry Potter has been turned into so many kinds of video games. It came as no surprise to anyone video game companies would want to join in on the success of one of the biggest and best British franchises. I’m here to tell you which of those games are the biggest and best of them all, decided by the ranking of fans themselves. So, here’s the 10 best Harry Potter games every fan should check out.

1. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Platforms: Android, iOS)

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Gameplay

Set between Harry Potter’s birth and his time at Hogwarts, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is an RPG game where you’ll create and customize your own avatar attending Hogwarts. Your choices will affect the narrative and your future outcomes. Attend magic classes, learn spells, battle rivals, and embark on quests. Create friendships by eating in the great hall, drinking in the Three Broomsticks pub, or playing gobstones.

Create and customize your perfect character for your Hogwarts experience.

Learn new spells during class to use during challenges.

2. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Platforms: iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Gameplay

Harry Potter and his friends will have many adventures as they attend Hogwarts, the school for witches and wizards in training. You can play alone or with a friend while you collect, explore, and solve puzzles. The game covers the first 4 years of Harry Potter, with a plot substantially like the movies. You’re able to cast a wide range of spells and unlock even more as you progress. You’ll make potions that can either help you along your way or turn you into a frog.

Characters also have certain special abilities, such as Ron, who can send Scabbers into tight spaces to solve puzzles.

Experience the magic of Harry Potter- Lego style!

3. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Platforms: iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Gameplay

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is a sequel to the previous game as adapted to the last three books and four films. New areas are added and environments from the prequel have been reworked with new details; a world full of new secrets to jam out. The magic of the game is watching what happens as a result to a spell. Zap a vacuum cleaner to see it go berserk. Blow apart a Lego tree and reassemble it into a cauldron-it’s fun seeing all the zany environmental reactions.

A look at all the playable characters.

Use a wide range of spells to solve puzzles.

4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Platforms: Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, macOS, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Gameplay

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone casts you in the role of the troubled young orphan wizard during his first year of studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Harry, you are challenged to attend classes in the arcane arts, collect as many magical sweets as you can find, and foil the plot of your parents' killer, the evil Voldemort. You’ll learn spells by reproducing them with a steady hand. Collect the multicolored Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans to trade for collectable trading cards of various wizards. Collecting all the more-hidden cards is a respectable challenge.

Play in third person as Hermione, Ron, and Harry.

Use magic to battle your enemies.

5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Platforms: Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Gameplay

It's another year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and you know what that means: Harry, Ron and Hermione are up to no good. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban game plot is based loosely off the book and film. There is a wide range of spells to use against in enemies and to complete challenges. You must make you way through a hefty plate of environmental puzzles, some of which are real brainteasers. Hedwig and Buckbeak are flyable characters in the game. And you can control Harry, Ron and Hermione together or separately depending on the situation or puzzle.

Join Harry, Hermione, and Ron on an adventure in the third installment of the series.

Some of Harry Potter’s strange monsters include books with teeth.

6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, macOS)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Gameplay

Go on missions that include the ministry of Magic, Grimmauld Place, and Little Whinging. You can explore Hogwarts and interact with objects, using magical spells to earn Discovery points. You can duel Slytherins in the Entrance Courtyard, Paved Courtyard, and specific floor corridors. Most of the duels are played as Harry. Nevertheless, near the end, one will play as Sirius Black and Dumbledore in different duels. Increase the power of your spells and earn player bonuses while following the plot of the fifth installment of the series.

Learn new spells.

The painting demands a password.

7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Platforms: Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, GameCube, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Gameplay

Take control of Harry as you explore Hogwarts castle and grounds. Encounter events that tie into the storyline of the second book. You’ll learn how to fly a broomstick and learn new spells for combating bosses, among other things. Each new spell is accompanied by a challenge, which the you must get through in a certain amount of time to complete that class period. Complete even bigger challenges, like traveling into the Forbidden Forest and gathering ingredients for a potion Hermione is making.

Explore the castle and its grounds.

Duel your enemies.

8. Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince (Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360, macOS)

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince Gameplay

Half-Blood Prince features the exploration of Hogwarts and casting spells on objects around the school. The game also includes multiplayer games, classes, different times of day, Quidditch, Wizard Duels and Potion making. You can duel freely with students during dueling club and learn spells from them. As you attend potions class, mix ingredients to make potions through visual symbols. Fly through the air as the Quidditch Captain. And collect shields throughout the game using various spells to help you.

Play Quidditch as Harry Potter.

Dueling is a major part of the game.

9. Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup (Platforms: GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance)

Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup Gameplay

The gameplay centers around chasers and keepers; direct and charge shots, passes, and tackles. The play restarts by having the Keeper of the team who just scored pass the Quaffle back into play as the points are tallied. Fill the Golden Snitch gauge by completing combos. Once the snitch is spotted, you’ll turn into seeker and fight to catch the Golden Snitch. Who will win?

Get ready to score your way through this game.

Wrack up the combos to catch the Golden Snitch.

10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Platforms: Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Gameplay

Goblet of Fire is a solid action-adventure interpretation of the book and film adaptation. Range from the Quidditch World cup, the Prefect's bathroom, and the Herbology greenhouses; which can be entered from the in game pensieve. Step outside of combat for in order to ride a broomstick and go deep lake swimming. Play the game alone or alongside friends, you’ll be able to combine your magic and spells to make them more powerful. You can also capture moving beans using Accio and increase their power with collectors, creature, and character cards.

The camp is under attack and you need to get out.

Let your friends help your defeat your enemies.

 

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