Parents' Guide to

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Darker story is lightened by humor and fun exploration.

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Harry Potter

Great for kids and tweens

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (15 ):

All the LEGO video games have been graced by great humor, creative level design, and the sheer joy that comes from collecting tons of unlockable characters. But what makes LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5–7 a real standout is the parts of the Harry Potter story that the developers decided to dramatize. They could have gone for a blast-heavy shoot-em-up (like LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars), but opted to put the focus on exploration and puzzle solving. In a game that depicts the final four Harry Potter films, you might not have expected levels where the goal is to explore Professor Snape's childhood memories or convince Horace Slughorn to come out of retirement and become a teacher again. But those levels are incredibly fun and fresh-feeling -- perhaps even more so than the (admittedly also great) levels devoted to the Battle of Hogwarts. There's so much to experience here, that the only real complaint is that you can't save your game mid-level -- so before you start a new play session, make sure you've got the time to work your way through to the next autosave spot.

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