Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

App review by Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Wizarding adventure makes money magically disappear.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 59 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Rip off

Screw this game, honestly, everything is designed to make you spend money. A stain on the Harry Potter franchise.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 12+

It was ok at first

As a lifelong Harry Potter fan when this game was announced and released I was ecstatic but that quickly changed. Joining your house, getting your wand etc were a letdown, there was no quiz or quick few choice to get your house or wand. You literally pick your own. After the first half hour of starting for what had potential to be a very interesting story, as it’s a completely fresh one from the original. You are hit with tasks that can only be solved by spending what little you receive at the start. But naturally you’ll never have enough to do the tasks when you desperately need them because they replenish in real time at an agonizingly slow rate. So if you encounter a situation where your avatar is being choked to death, you have the option of either buying gems with real money or closing the app and coming back after you’ve recharged for free. Obviously Hogwarts Mystery is designed to be played in short tasks , most the time you find that you can’t complete a long task or story because you simply have no energy or money.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (Contains optional in-app purchases.)
  • Release date: April 26, 2018
  • Category: Adventure Games
  • Publisher: Jam City
  • Version: 1.5.3
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 10.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: February 12, 2019

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