Parents' Guide to

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Cast magic with a Wii remote in best Potter yet.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+

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I love it, and I would say about all ages 8+ could play this. Now I don't even like Harry Potter, but I LOVE the video game(s)!!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (12 ):

While the past four Harry Potter games have been great, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix far exceeds those built-up expectations. Available in a number of versions but best played on the Nintendo Wii, this enormous game gives us the Hogwarts the previous games made us long for, with a sprawling layout and endless nooks and crannies to explore. A fully orchestrated soundtrack, realistic animation, and original voices from the movie all add to the rich experience.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a vast, gorgeous, and superb game. It creates a powerful gaming experience by immersing kids into the world of Harry Potter. It delivers the wish that many kids share: the ability to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and do magic.

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