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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
39
2.3
Windows
42
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PlayStation 3
...
2.0
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Description

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is an adaption of the movie of the same name. The player takes the role of Harry Potter on his quest to find the Horcruxes; the source of the villain's immortality. In contrast to the former games based on the franchise this is a third person shooter. The levels portrait key moments from the movie.

But of course Harry does not use real weapons; he relies on his magic wand to mow down the enemy hordes. He has different magic spells to his disposal; both offensive and defensive. The offensive spells are similar to regular weapon, e.g. expulso acts like a MG and stupor like a gun, and the defensive ones are used to turn enemies against each other or create cover. The latter can be useful because the game features a classical cover system where Harry can duck behind to regenerate his health. With him are his AI allies Hermione and Ron which fight on their own. New or upgraded spells are earned after level ups.

In addition to the shooter sections there are first-person stealth missions in which Harry needs to avoid detection. For this purpose he uses a invisibility cloak which has only limited power - if it runs out Harry is out in the open. It is recharged by standing still. Between the main missions the player has to solve other quests in any order. Those have nothing to with the movie plot.

The challenge mode is unconnected to the campaign and includes missions like killing as many foes as possible in a limited time.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Wii Doxies

Alternate Titles

  • "Harry Potter und die HeiligtÞmer des Todes: Teil 1" -- German title

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The Press Says

GamingXP Wii Nov 18, 2010 63 out of 100 63
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec, 2010 59 out of 100 59
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Dec 17, 2010 45 out of 100 45
Play.tm Xbox 360 Dec 01, 2010 41 out of 100 41
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Nov 16, 2010 8 out of 20 40
Brash Games Xbox 360 Nov 30, 2010 4 out of 10 40
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Xbox 360 Dec 24, 2010 39 out of 100 39
Gamekult PlayStation 3 Nov 18, 2010 3 out of 10 30
4Players.de Wii Nov 29, 2010 26 out of 100 26
Gameblog.fr Wii Nov 23, 2010 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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