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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PlayStation)

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Description

One of several different games based on the first Harry Potter book and movie, the version for the PlayStation is a three-dimensional action adventure.

To complete his first year of studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and foil the evil Lord Voldemort's plans, Harry must complete a number of challenges. These include platform sequences, made easy because Harry jumps automatically when reaching edges. There are combat scenes, where Harry has to knock out or drive back enemies. Some challenges require the player to solve puzzles. Harry can use five different spells, which have to be learned in class first. Successful completion of the tasks often results in house points for Harry's house Gryffindor; failure in some deducts points, so the race for the House Cup can stay open until the end.

There is also broomstick flying in the game, both in Quidditch matches, where Harry has to catch the Golden Snitch by flying through rings that it leaves behind, and on other occasions, like chasing Draco Malfoy and knocking him off his broom.

Exploring Hogwarts is often rewarding, as many optional challenges and secret rooms await, often with rewards like a special item or collectibles like Famous Wizard cards and Every Flavor Beans. The beans can be traded for passwords that open up more hidden areas.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone PlayStation These are the game configuration options.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone PlayStation The game shows this screen while it is loading something
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone PlayStation Before the game starts it sets the scene by revealing excerpts from a book
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone PlayStation The game's title screen and main menu. The background is swirling murky cloud with the occasional lightning flash and a couple of circling owls

Alternate Titles

  • "ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal" -- Spanish title
  • "Harry Potter och De Vises Sten" -- Swedish title
  • "Harry Potter ja viisasten kivi" -- Finnish title
  • "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" -- UK title
  • "Harry Potter à l'école des sorciers" -- French title

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The Press Says

IGN Nov 09, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 16, 2001 15 out of 20 75
GamePro (US) Nov 16, 2001 3.5 out of 5 70
MAN!AC Jan, 2002 64 out of 100 64
Super Play Dec, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2002 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot Dec 13, 2001 4 out of 10 40
HonestGamers Dec 29, 2012 4 out of 10 40

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Terok Nor (18347) added Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PlayStation) on Aug 16, 2006