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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Windows)

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Description

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is based on the movie of the same name. The player takes the role of Harry Potter who has to fight against Lord Voldemort and his minions.

The game is not completely linear - between the chapters Harry can explore the school at his own leisure. If the player does not want to walk and search around, they have two ways to cut a corner: portraits, which are unlocked during the course of the game, can be used to teleport instantly to another place. Harry can also call a ghost which shows him the fastest way to the next mission. Exploration has mostly one goal: finding the 150 (more or less) hidden crests which unlock achievements and trophies. Because Harry lost his ability to jump and climb, he has to use spells to reach them.

Mini Games
The player will spend most of his time in three mini games: magic duels, brewing potions, and quidditch. The duels are used to learn new spells respectively improve the already known. Harry basically faces other magicians and uses his spells to defeat them, e.g. by paralyzing them or by parrying their spells. To perform a spell the player has to use his input device to recreate a certain movement.

Quidditch is a reaction test. Harry's broom flies automatically and the player can only slightly move it to fly through rings or avoid obstacles. While brewing potions Harry faces a bowl, ingredients and a time limit. Now he simply needs to recreate the receipt by using the ingredients in the correct on the bowl. Sometimes he needs to heat up the bowl or stir the brew up with his input device. If he makes a mistake there is smoke which costs time.

Screenshots

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Windows A cutscene from the early game (demo version)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Windows Quidditch (demo version)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Windows The magic duels (demo version)

Alternate Titles

  • "Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz" -- German title
  • "Harry Potter i Książę Półkrwi" -- Polish title
  • "Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé" -- French title
  • "Harry Potter és a Félvér Herceg" -- Hungarian title
  • "Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe" -- Brazilian title
  • "Harry Potter 6" -- Informal name

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The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Jul 02, 2009 73 out of 100 73
Cheat Code Central 2009 3.6 out of 5 72
Krawall Gaming Network Jul 15, 2009 62 out of 100 62
Onlinewelten.de Jul 14, 2009 60 out of 100 60
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jul 24, 2009 60 out of 100 60
Game Captain Aug 09, 2009 55 out of 100 55
Eurogamer.de Jul 06, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 02, 2009 10 out of 20 50
GBase - The Gamer's Base Jul 26, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 24, 2009 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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