Rated 9 out of 10 by DancingShadows Pretty good for a game based on a book
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is probably one of the better games I have seen in the series. It differs in many places from the plot set down in the book, but it would make a pretty boring game if you knew everything that happened before even turning your system on. It has some fairly tough challenges at times, and often require a particular characters special skills and particular spells to figure out. The graphics were okay, they weren't as in depth as many of the other types of games I have played but they get the job done. With the controls, it can sometimes be easy to mess up, especially when you are trying to target lock particular things. You just have to be careful how you do things because some parts are time based and difficult in control. One of the area's I had excessive trouble with in the controls was the hippogriff flying exercise. The flying was complex and made it very hard to collect what was needed. The game is something that seems to be geared more toward kids but some of the challenges say otherwise. All in all, I would recommend this game to people that like the series but don't get easily frustrated.
Rated 7 out of 10 by b-ball 44 Realistic, fun, and different
I liked this game a lot. It had a slighty different Hogwarts Castle than Harry Potter 1 and 2, but I liked that. I believe that if you are between the ages of 9 and 14, you will enjoy this game. You will get hooked by the graphic change between Harry Potter 2 and 3. I also liked how EA Games took out the stupid spell challenges! Spell challenges were so easy and wasted my time, so I'm glad they took that out. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was also a very neat game because it is so much like the movie and book! You get to fly Buckbeak and save yourself from the dementors. I also like the Eye Toy Mini Games. If you get bored of playing the main game, I always play the Eye Toy Mini Games. They're fun, easy, and can remove a lot of stress. Overall I would recommend this game to most kids who enjoy action and adventure.
Rated 10 out of 10 by harry is awesome Harry potter
it was good, the last decent harry potter games in the series. the gba was the last rpg (i loved those) and it had the best story-line of the books. after this game it went downhill. i know the next games are good for co-op play, but it all just changed after this. it may seem cheesy right now but in a couple years we'll be calling half blood prince bad graphics, you now what im saying? but these games were AWESOME and i recomend them to any potter fan. like i said, the new ones are good, but they will NEVER be as awesome as the old classics. on the review side, the graphics were good and there was a big improvement on replay value. it was much longer than the older ones and being able to play as all three characters adds some spice to it. although this is good now, they went a bit over board now.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Guitar Goddess Awesome Game!
I love this Harry Potter game. I had it for a while and it eventually broke from all the scratches and all, but it was so good that I got another one. And I will get another one again when I can. Getting to choose if you want to be Harry, Hermione OR Ron is a great feature. I love playing Hermione because she can do so many more spells than the others. But Harry and Ron have very good qualities that you will need too. I think it does really good about following the book. A fun thing about this game is you get to explore a lot when you are doing your guests and their is alot of things and creatures that you can interact with. You get to fly buckbeak, and you face the dementors and use your patroness on them.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Aw3some Really good game!
I played and beat the game, and I have to say that I really enjoyed the graphics, gameplay, sound, and the lasting appeal. This game would probably make it to the top 10,000 games because the games that come out now have better graphics, and all, but for it's time, it's a really good game. I like about how you do potions class, and you have to collect the ingredients from around the Hogwart's Grounds. Compared to the last one, Chamber of Secrets, it was an awesome game. If i had rated this earlier, I would probably give the gameplay, sound, lasting appeal, and graphics all a ten. So I really enjoyed playing the game, and I think you will too.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Shamus Okay
It's a decent Harry Potter game, there are some pros and cons to this. One pro would be that there's some much to do once you get to Hogwarts, there's a lot to explore, a lot of stuff to collect. One con would be the graphics. Well, EA games did a good job with Hogwarts, but the character design (while, not horrible) could have used a tad of improvement. So, it's a good Harry Potter game. Get it if you wish. P.S. The EyeToy was an ingenious addition to the game.
Rated 8 out of 10 by OcarinaOfAwesome Best Harry Potter game ever!
I don't really like Harry Potter, but this game is just amazing. From the open environment, to the variety of quests that you have the option to complete, there is nearly infinite replay value here. The graphics are okay, but the real fun comes from the exploration. There are so many side quests to complete, with such a large world to complete them in. I would recommend this to any fan of legend of zelda, since they are both dungeon games.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SUperRKo BEST GAME EVER
This is truly the best game ever. Even though it is really long you can beat it soon like me in 8 hours. The final boss is tricky until you learn that you have to hit the demamtior That is sucking sirus 4 times and you beat it. Like I said BEST GAME EVER perfect for anyone!
Rated 10 out of 10 by HarryPotterFan7362 SUPER FUN AND AWSOME
This game totaly rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm a HUGE FAN of HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Rated 10 out of 10 by Ohwhattodo I remember these days!
What a great game. This is definately my favorite Harry Potter game. I remember spending a lot of time of playing and exploring around the castle all the time.