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

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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.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Harry Potter y el misterio del Príncipe" -- Spanish title
  • "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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Critic Reviews

Gaming Age Jul 15, 2009 B+ 83
IGN Jun 30, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77
TeamXbox Jul 01, 2009 7.1 out of 10 71
GameZone Jul 05, 2009 6.9 out of 10 69
InsideGamer Jul 17, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
NZGamer Jul 14, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Onlinewelten.de Jul 14, 2009 60 out of 100 60
GameCell UK 2009 5 out of 10 50
Xbox World 360 Jul 13, 2009 4.9 out of 10 49
Game Shark Jul 17, 2009 C- 42


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