A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You are Harry Potter who is trying to teach 28 other students magic in order to protect themselves.
Violence & Scariness
Intense wizard dueling portrayed where one character is killed. If you lose a duel, you fall down, pass out, and wake up in the hospital ward.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Harry kisses Cho under the mistletoe.
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Products & Purchases
This is part of the Harry Potter franchise and is based on the movie of the same title.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is available across all platforms, but is truly spectacular when played on the Wii. The always-scary Dementors do appear at the beginning of the game. Later, you duel the Death Eaters and Voldemort: Both are long, intense battles, thus triggering the E+10 rating. But the fantasy violence is a small part of this game. Instead the focus is on exploration, solving fetch tasks, and immersing yourself in the world of Harry Potter.
Is It Any Good?
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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