ByMichael Mitchell, writer at Creators.co
Gamer, writer, occasional pedant. Mitch lives up to all these adjectives and more by writing for Now Loading and Blizzard Watch. @Fizzl_CTR.
Michael Mitchell

The Harry Potter series is one of — if not the — most unforgettable series of the past few decades. And thanks to the Fantastic Beasts movies, the Pottermore website, and J.K. Rowling's short stories, it's likely to continue for some time. Being such a memorable series, it's accumulated some die-hard fans. It's also spawned several video games. I think you see what I'm getting at here.

If you're looking to pick up Harry Potter games for yourself, your kid, or that Potterhead friend of yours, we've compiled a list of all the Harry Potter video games that have ever been made.

The 'LEGO Harry Potter' Games

  • Systems: iOS mobile devices, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360 (Years 5-7 also available on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita)
  • Original release: 2010 (Years 1-4), 2011 (Years 5-7)
  • Multiplayer: Up to 2 players

Honestly, these are probably the Harry Potter games you'll want to go for first. They're some of the newest, and in general they're a heck of a lot of fun. There are two of them, one for the first four years and one for the last three — though you can also pick up the Lego Harry Potter Collection for the PlayStation 4, which bundles both games together.

Other LEGO Harry Potter Games

These games were technically released well before the titles above, but they didn't receive the same reception as the non-Creator titles, which is why I'm listing them second. I still recommend the above games, but if you're a real Harry Potter addict who must have every game, these'll be on your list.

However, be aware that you may have to run your PC in compatibility mode to make these work on newer Windows operating systems!

LEGO Dimensions (Add-on packs only)

  • Systems: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360
  • Released: 2015
  • Multiplayer: Yes!

LEGO Creator: Harry Potter

  • System: Windows PC
  • Released: 2001
  • Multiplayer: None :(

LEGO Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • System: Windows PC
  • Released: 2002
  • Multiplayer: None :(

'Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup'

This one actually comes from the same developers as the movie-based titles below, but it gets its own section for bringing quidditch to life in a way the other games haven't. Not to mention, it's pretty well-liked by those who played it in its heyday (though it may show its age now).

  • Systems: GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Windows PC
  • Released: 2003
  • Multiplayer: Heck yes!

'Harry Potter' Video Game Movie Adaptations

Coinciding with the releases of all eight Harry Potter films were video game adaptations produced by Electronic Arts (EA). As a result of the release schedule, several of these games are from the early 2000s and have not been remade for newer consoles. Additionally, most of these games are single-player only. However, they all do provide a Harry Potter gaming experience.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

  • Systems: Windows PC, Mac OS X, PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, GBC and GBA
  • Released: 2001
  • Multiplayer: None :(

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • Systems: Windows PC, Mac OS X, PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, GBC and GBA
  • Released: 2002
  • Multiplayer: None :(

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • Systems: Windows PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and GBA
  • Released: 2004
  • Multiplayer: None :(

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • Systems: Windows PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PSP, Nintendo DS and GBA
  • Released: 2005
  • Multiplayer: 3-player co-op

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Systems: Windows PC, Mac, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, Nintendo DS and GBA
  • Released: 2007
  • Multiplayer: None :(

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • Systems: Windows PC, Mac, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, Nintendo DS and Mobile
  • Released: 2009
  • Multiplayer: Yes

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

  • Systems: Windows PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and Mobile
  • Released: 2010
  • Multiplayer: None :(

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

  • Systems: Windows PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS
  • Released: 2011
  • Multiplayer: None :(

'Harry Potter for Kinect'

These last three games are last for a reason: They're all very niche gaming experiences, they're all exclusive to a single console, and they all require additional peripherals to play. Harry Potter for Kinect utilizes the (you guessed it) Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360 system.

  • System: Xbox 360
  • Released: 2012
  • Multiplayer: Yes!

The Harry Potter Wonderbook Games

These are a bit of an oddball pairing in the Harry Potter video games lineup, but they're definitely a unique experience. Unfortunately, in order to play these, you'll need a PlayStation 3, a PlayStation Move, a PlayStation Eye, and a Wonderbook peripheral. Considering these won't work on PlayStation 4, this set of games is only for the most die-hard of fans.

Wonderbook: Book of Spells and Wonderbook: Book of Potions

  • System: PlayStation 3
  • Released: 2012 and 2013, respectively
  • Multiplayer: None :(

That's all of the (current) Harry Potter titles! As I said, the series is likely to continue to grow with the Fantastic Beasts films. Newer titles (especially the LEGO ones) are my personal favorite, but all of these will likely have some appeal for Harry Potter fanatics (and if not appeal, at least amusement).

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