Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
HP goblet of fire.png
PAL region cover art
Developer(s) EA UK
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Distributor(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Engine RenderWare
Platform(s) PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation Portable
Release date(s) PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox & Game Boy Advance
  • NA 8 November 2005
  • EU 11 November 2005
Nintendo DS & Nintendo GameCube
  • NA 8 November 2005
  • EU 11 November 2005
  • JP 26 November 2005
PlayStation Portable
  • NA 15 November 2005
  • EU 18 November 2005
Genre(s) Action game
Mode(s) 3-player Cooperative multiplayer, Single-player

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 computer and video game that was released right before the film release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Both the game and the movie are based on J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth novel in the Harry Potter series.

The game follows the three main characters of the film — namely Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley — and there is an entirely new spell-casting system that allows for collaborative spells. The characters themselves more closely resemble their film counterparts than in previous games. It also has higher-quality graphics than the previous Harry Potter video games. However, the game play in the fourth video game is much more action-oriented, which is a change from the previous games.

In addition, players can play the game with friends, and can combine their magic and spells to make them more powerful. Players can also capture moving beans using Accio and increase their power with collectors, creature, and character, cards.

There is no RPG iteration of the game, unlike with previous titles. In addition, it was pointed out that unlike the previous installments, there was not much room to "run around" such as in the previous games where you were allowed to move freely within the castle and on the grounds.

The game is divided into several non-consecutive levels, some of which are locked at the beginning of the game until the player collects enough Triwizard Shields to unlock it.

It is noted as the last Harry Potter game released on GameCube and Xbox, its also the first Harry Potter Game to get an E10+ Rating in North America.

Plot[edit]

For a complete synopsis, see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Harry Potter is unexpectedly chosen as a fourth contender for the title of Triwizard Tournament champion in his fourth year at Hogwarts. Over the course of the school year, he must learn the spells and tricks necessary for him to be able to get through three difficult tasks and, ultimately, escape the clutches of infamous evil wizard Lord Voldemort.

Characters[edit]

The following actors have contributed their voices to the game for their characters:[1]

Spells[edit]

Jinxes[edit]

  • Stupefy: stuns enemies.
  • Orchideous: Turns enemies into a bundle of flowers.
  • Orbis: Drives enemies into the ground.
  • Inflatus: Inflates enemies like balloons until they explode.
  • Avifors: Turns enemies into a flock of ravens.
  • Lapifors: Turns enemies into little rabbits.
  • Ducklifors: Turns enemies into little ducks.
  • Melofors: Creates a pumpkin around an enemy's head.
  • Pullus: Turns enemies into chickens.
  • Vermiculus: Turns enemies into worms.
  • Ebublio: Turns enemies into a cloud of bubbles.
  • Expelliarmus: can be used while dueling Voldemort in the end.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (GBA) 70.10%[2]
(Xbox) 69.69%[3]
(PS2) 67.59%[4]
(PSP) 67.19%[5]
(GC) 67.15%[6]
(DS) 64.50%[7]
(PC) 62.11%[8]
Metacritic (GBA) 71/100[9]
(PSP) 70/100[10]
(GC) 69/100[11]
(Xbox) 68/100[12]
(PS2) 68/100[13]
(DS) 68/100[14]
(PC) 66/100[15]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 6/10[16]
Game Informer 6.5/10[17]
GamePro 3/5 stars[18]
GameSpot 7.3/10[19][20]
(GBA) 6.6/10[21]
(DS) 6.5/10[22]
GameSpy 3.5/5 stars[23]
(PSP) 3/5 stars[24]
(GBA & DS) 2/5 stars[25][26]
GameZone 8/10[28][29]
(PSP) 7.8/10[30]
(GBA) 7.7/10[31]
(Xbox & GC) 7.5/10[32][33]
(PS2) 7.1/10[34]
IGN (DS) 7.8/10[35]
(PSP) 7.5/10[36]
(GBA) 7.4/10[37]
7.2/10[38]
Nintendo Power (GC) 8.5/10
(GBA & DS) 8/10[39]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 3.5/5 stars[40][41]
Official Xbox Magazine 7/10[42]
PC Gamer US 35%[43]
X-Play 3/5 stars[44]
The Sydney Morning Herald 3/5 stars[45]

Just like the previous Harry Potter game titles, Goblet of Fire has received average to mixed reviews. GameRankings gave it a score of 62.11% for the PC version,[8] 67.59% for the PlayStation 2 version,[4] 69.69% for the Xbox version,[3] 70.10% for the Game Boy Advance version,[2] 64.50% for the DS version,[7] 67.15% for the GameCube version,[6] and 67.19% for the PSP version.[5] Similarly, Metacritic gave it a score of 66 out of 100 for the PC version,[15] 68 out of 100 each for the PS2, Xbox and DS versions,[12][13][14] 71 out of 100 for the GBA version,[9] 69 out of 100 for the GameCube version,[11] and 70 out of 100 for the PSP version.[10]

The Sydney Morning Herald gave the game three stars out of five and stated that its highlight "is a brief but thrilling broomstick chase against a fire-breathing dragon. An underwater interlude is less successful, although it provides variety."[45]

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