- Considering the copyright restrictions, you won't find too many Harry Potter games online.
- The games that can be found online include 9 official individual Potter games that are tie-ins for each book in the series, plus a few side games.
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There a several Harry Poter video games based on the series of the same name fantasy novels written by British author J.K. Rowling.
The initial game series was released by EA starting with 2001. There’s a game for each book in the series, with the final book having two separate games, though.
Apart from this official series, there were some other official individual games, developed by different publishers, based on the Harry Potter universe. So we’ll take a look at some of the Harry Potter games that you can find online.
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What Harry Potter games are available online?
The Harry Potter games published by Electronic Arts were the first video games to take the Wizarding World into the gaming realm.
The series includes 9 games, one for each book in the official Harry Potter series, with 2 games for the last one, respectively.
All games were developed for various consoles, from PlayStation to Xbox, Game Cube, or Wii, as well as for PCs and Macs.
With the third game, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban the publishers turned towards the RPG genre. The gameplay is different on PC vs. PS2/Gamecube/Xbox.
The multiplayer feature was introduced only in the fourth game of the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Up to three players can join from the same console. This game plot follows closely the action in the book of the same name.
For the remaining three games, the developers dropped the multiplayer feature. Moreover, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2 are third-person shooter type of games, with rather negative reviews from game fans.
Ideally, you should start with the first game and continue with the rest until you finish the series. But, of course, you can buy any of the individual games on the official Playstation website.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is an RPG inspired by the Wizarding World, released in 2018 for Android and iOS.
The game is free to download and play up to a certain point, after which you need to make in-app purchases to continue.
You have your own personal avatar – a student attending Hogwarts – that you can create and customize; you can learn spells, attend magic classes, embark on various quests with witches and wizards.
Note that the game is set before the action of the official Harry Potter series, but fans can still relate to the familiar universe.
Players have appreciated the interactive gameplay and the new universe, but have complained about the slow unfolding of the story.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an augmented reality and location-based type of game released in 2019, again for Android and iOS.
It comes in two games modes: single and multiplayer.
Players have to create their avatar, which is located somewhere on the world map, then choose their profession and their wizarding house.
The gameplay focuses on traveling around various Wizarding locations, exploring various challenges, and solving mysteries. Players are able to view the gameplay world through a smartphone.
Once again, the app is free to download and comes with in-app purchases.
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FAQ: Read more about Harry Potter games
- Is there a Harry Potter RPG?
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is an RPG compatible with Android and iOS. It was released in 2019 and can be played for free, with in-app purchases.
- Are there any Harry Potter games for PS4?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is supposedly going to be released for PS4 as well as for other consoles, but so far it’s out only for smartphones
- Is there a Harry Potter MMO?
There’s yet to be a Harry Potter MMO, but this is one of the most expected modes that Harry Potter fans are waiting for, and it’s also expected to outshine all other games as well.