When you think about Harry Potter, it’s clear that people still like him a lot even after all these years. Because there’s still so much to do in the Potterverse, and some fans thought that the Harry Potter movies didn’t finish some storylines.
Fortunately for Harry Potter fans, there are still ways to stay in the Harry Potter world through video games. Do not just let you play through your favourite movie scenes. In some cases, you can even play Quidditch, roam around Hogwarts, and more.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (2019) – 64
For the most part, the games in the Harry Potter series are meant to take the player on a journey. What the books and movies were about makes sense. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, on the other hand, took that to the next level by literally sending the gamer out into the real world, so they could play it.
People who play the game use their phones to go around the world and find things like magical beasts, which they then have to get. It was a great way to connect the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series with the game. The game was both a critical and commercial hit.
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) – 65
In fact, this game has been around for a long time. It was released in 2001. And even though it doesn’t have the most advanced game features, many people still think it’s a lot of fun.
It’s possible to play the game and see what it’s like to be a student at Hogwarts. They can learn how to do things like cast spells, play Quidditch, fly with a broomstick, and even fight Lord Voldemort, who is very different from everyone else in the world. While the graphics were thought to be less than impressive, the game’s easy-to-use gameplay was praised.
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (2009) – 66
In this video game, there are a lot of things that people can do. For the first time, they can join the Gryffindor Dueling Club, which is a fun thing to do, too. Even if you want to start a fight between Harry and Draco, you can do that. People who play the game can also go to classes with Professor Slughorn and learn how to make some very powerful potions, too.
Along with everything else you can do in the game, you can also play Quidditch. Take care not to make a mistake, because there are about 700 ways this can happen. In the end, the whole thing was thought to be very fun, which is sometimes the best thing a game can get.
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007) – 69
Hogwarts is a lot more than movie fans think it is. The good news is that this game lets players return to the magical school and spend a lot of time exploring its grounds, which adds to the lore they didn’t know before.
Better, the player doesn’t have to worry about getting in trouble from Professor McGonagall or Albus Dumbledore when they’re out and about. Harry Potter fans will be happy to know that this game took important details from the books into account, which makes it one of the best video games about the books,
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (2003) – 69
In the world of Harry Potter, Quidditch is the most important sport, even though it has a lot of risks (for instance, Harry nearly choked on a snitch). Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup is a game made by Electronic Arts that lets players play as a leader of one of Hogwarts’ houses during the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup.
The player can choose a team from around the world and help them win. Each of these teams comes from a country around the world: Germany, Japan, France, and even Bulgaria, where you can find a Quidditch star named Viktor Krum! In some ways, the Quidditch World Cup was thought to be better than most other games from that time.
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (2004) – 70
A scene in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban shows Harry meeting Sirius Black for the first time in the movie. Player also get to solve the mystery of Sirius and his escape from Azkaban in this game. It doesn’t matter if they play as Harry, Hermione, or Ron when they do this.
Players can also fly Buckbeack for the first time, which was a completely new experience. However, they should also be ready to fight at some point. They’re going to meet the Dementors at some point. There are also a lot of mini-games to play and new spells to learn in this game.
Before we talk about the best Harry Potter games, let’s talk about the highly anticipated Hogwarts Legacy. This game promises to fulfil the wishes of fans who have been asking for an open-world Harry Potter game since the genre became popular.
Hogwarts Legacy is set in the wizarding school of Hogwarts in the late 1800s. Players will be able to explore the grounds of the school as well as other well-known places, like Hogsmeade. In 2022, the action RPG will be available on PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. Most gamers will be able to play at some point during the holiday season of 2022.
The Sorcerer’s Stone (PC Version)
That is the best way to start the best part of the game. Any Harry Potter fan who wants to play the games should start with this one instead of going to other places. However, you should only play the PC version. The console version is a slow downgrade in every way.
The Sorcerer’s Stone is like the Legend of Zelda, but it’s a lot more fun. You learn new spells, collect Every Flavor Beans, and solve puzzles. Just be ready for some bad voice acting and bad-looking people.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
What if you want to go to school at Hogwarts but don’t want to wait for the Hogwarts Legacy? Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a game you can play on your phone or tablet until then, when it should be done. As a mobile game, it’s not going to have the best gameplay. But it’s fun to see the Wizarding World this way.
It does have one major flaw, and that is the way it gets its energy. It is too easy to run out of energy, so the player has to stop playing for a few days or pay to keep playing. So, that might turn some people off, but Hogwarts Mystery is still a good mobile game that doesn’t deserve all the bad reviews it got when it first came out.