Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the action and value for money are on the whole positive. The graphics and story also get good comments. The controls and gameplay get critical reviews.

story, graphics, value for money, action

gameplay, controls

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 49 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 47 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 47 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (2)

Expert review by:

Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince - Review

 

Harry Potter and his encounters with the Half-Blood Prince won't win over newcomers to the franchise but it may have enough juice to entertain longtime fans. Electronic Arts is not going to win any awards with this video game based on the hugely...

Controlling the wands with the analog sticks, players will send spells by flicking the stick in any one direction. The battles aren’t insanely hard nor are they profound with strategies, but battling a friend is fun from time to time. The only real...

Expert review by:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review

 

Another missed opportunity with Harry and company

Graphics are pretty good ? particularly Hogwarts; Crest Collection may turn into an obsession, whimsical vibe for younger players

Repetitive gameplay, too much quidditch; too much bizarre dueling, and too much potion making. Over and over again

I asked if I could come and watch.

Expert review by:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

 

To be honest, I had all but forgotten about Harry Potter, as it has been a couple of years since the last book and I assumed the fanatical craving for the next slice of magic had finally died out. As someone who suffered through the anti-climactic...

The entire game is almost identical to the last offering, only with the focus shifted to Quidditch, dueling and potions. If that floats your boat then prepare to spend a few hours just repeating those tasks until the game ends. This may be enough fun...

ADVERTISEMENT

Expert review by:

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

 

I went into Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince telling myself to have an open mind. I thought I was probably five to ten years older than the audience the game is aimed at, and all the wand work is probably designed for the Wii so playing it on my...

For fans of Harry Potter this game will be a blast, with a great world to explore. Newcomers to this world of wizardry may find some areas lacking though.

Expert review by:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

 

Much like the PS3 version, the 360 version was a considerable improvement over the last game in the series. Let me explain why.

Expert review by:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review (Xbox 360)

 

I expected it to fall into the sub-genre of video games I call “the pink and the purple,” which are games directed at younger girls and kids software in general. They serve their purpose, but aren't generally taken seriously by game players

Of those, the potion game was, for me at least, the most fun. Dueling wasn’t too hard, but it was pretty loose with how it determined if someone got hit, and many times it would seem like a shot of yours bounced off or passed through your opponent....

Expert review by:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

 

About half good

Faithful Hogwarts re-creation ; Easy enough to get around ; Can call up Nearly Headless Nick

Controls made for the Wii ; Lacks real substance ; Problematic camera

Order of the Phoenix's diversionary puzzles were a fun way to extend longevity but here the push-everything tasks are lacking focus, much like the rest of the game and its pitifully butchered plotline. A real shame, especially given the promise shown...

Expert review by:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

 

With a new Harry Potter movie comes a new installment in the Harry Potter video game franchise from Electronic Arts. One thing that all gamers who are Harry Potter fans should know is that the game is simply a copy of the movie. For people like me who...

Targeted at the younger audience, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a decent game overall, but it doesn't live up to the potential and grandeur of the Harry Potter legacy. The mini-games are fun enough to play and will keep you interested for a...

Expert review by:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

 

Magic-minded gamers have a chance to play through the penultimate Potter picture, in the interactive interpretation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Based on the film and featuring characters modeled on the likenesses of its stars, the game pres

Expert review by:

Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince

 

Summon the wizard within you. In the game of Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince, players return to Hogwarts to help Harry survive a fraught sixth year. Engage in exciting wizard duels, mix, and brew magical ingredients in Potions class and take to...