Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

aka: Harry Potter Et Le Prisonnier D'Azkaban, Harry Potter a Väzeň z Azkabanu, Harry Potter a Vězeň z Azkabanu, Harry Potter e o Prisioneiro de Azkaban, Harry Potter en de Gevangene van Azakaban, Harry Potter ja Azkabanin vanki, Harry Potter och fången från Azkaban, Harry Potter und der Gefangene von Askaban, Harry Potter y el Prisionero de Azkaban
Moby ID: 23722
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The PC game based on the third Harry Potter story is, like its counterpart on consoles, a three-dimensional action adventure, but with entirely different challenges and levels.

The player controls both Harry as well as his friends Ron and Hermione, while casting spells, solving puzzles and fighting enemies. Each of the three has one unique spell: Harry can freeze things, Hermione can transform statues into living creatures which can reach areas she can't, and Ron can pull himself over chasms or pull things toward him.

When the three (or sometimes only two) of them are together, the one best suited for the task at hand is automatically selected. If the power of several spells is required for a certain task, the other characters (AI-controlled) join in the casting. Spellcasting is context-sensitive - the correct spell is selected according to the object targeted.

When not engaged in a specific mission, the castle of Hogwarts can be freely explored. Many secrets and smaller tasks await. Scattered all around Hogwarts, usually in hidden areas, are Every Flavour Beans, Pumpkin Pasties and Cauldron Cakes, which function as a sort of currency. They can be traded for Collectors Cards, passwords for portraits that lead to more secret areas, and power-ups.

To finish the game, not only must the main missions be completed, but several side tasks as well. All 80 Collectors Cards must be found, all portrait passwords acquired and several mini-games completed. These include battles against pixies and a magically animated book, and a hippogriff flying course.

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  • Гарри Поттер и узник Азкабана - Russian spelling
  • 哈利·波特与阿兹卡班的囚徒 - Simplified Chinese spelling
  • 해리 포터와 아즈카반의 죄수 - Korean spelling

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Critics

Average score: 67% (based on 23 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 24 ratings with 1 reviews)

The third Harry Potter adventure game is wonderful!

The Good
I like this game because:

  1. I like to play adventure games.
  2. I love all Harry Potter books/movies/ games.
  3. As the two other games, it follows the movie, that follows the book.
  4. You can re-play the 3 challenges until you find all the shields (and not from scratch).
  5. You can repeat the final exams until you pass.


**The Bad**
It's impossible to finish the Hippogriff Courses Mini-game! And you can't finish the game unless you finish the Hippogriff Mini-game! You can't control Buckbeak's velocity, it's too fast, and it's very difficult to fly through the tiny rings using a mouse. I tried the fifth course hundreds, thousands of times and never made more than 5000 points (twice, until now...); and you must to do 5600 points to win. I can't finish the game only because of this mini-game... I won Dementors and Voldemort, but I can't win this mini-game. :-( I wish the developers freely distribute a patch changing this mini-game to only 3 or 4 levels...

**The Bottom Line**
A wonderful game for Harry Potter and Adventure games lovers, but frustrating when you can't win the Hippogriff Courses Mini-Game.

Windows · by Lill Ferraz (2) · 2006

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Game added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: Jeanne, vedder, Picard, lee jun ho, marley0001, Patrick Bregger, Rik Hideto, Rwolf, gbcat, Zhuzha, Đarks!đy ✔.

Game added August 25, 2006. Last modified March 27, 2024.