Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
HP prisoner of azkaban.png
PAL region cover art
Developer(s) KnowWonder (PC),
EA UK (Xbox, PS2, GC),
Griptonite Games (GBA)
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Distributor(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Engine

Unreal Engine 2 (PC)

RenderWare (Xbox, PS2, GC)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance, Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube
Release date(s) PC
  • NA 25 May 2004
  • EU 29 May 2004
Game Boy Advance
  • NA 25 May 2004
  • EU 29 May 2004
  • JP 26 June 2004
Xbox
  • EU 29 May 2004
  • NA 2 June 2004
PlayStation 2 & Nintendo GameCube
  • EU 29 May 2004
  • NA 2 June 2004
  • JP 26 June 2004
Genre(s) Action-adventure with 3D platformer elements
Role-playing (Game Boy Advance version)
Mode(s) Single-player

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 action-adventure platformer video game that was released concurrently with the film release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The game was based on the film of the same name and on J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third novel in the Harry Potter series.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic (PS2) 70/100[1]
(GBA) 69/100[2]
(GC) 67/100[3]
(PC) 67/100[4]
(Xbox) 67/100[5]
Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 6.5/10[6]
Famitsu (GC & PS2) 30/40
(GBA) 27/40[7]
Game Informer (GBA) 8/10[8]
6.5/10[9]
GamePro 3/5 stars[10]
Game Revolution C[11][12][13]
GameSpot (GBA) 7.5/10[14]
(PS2) 7.2/10[15]
7/10[16][17]
GameSpy 3/5 stars[18][19]
GameZone (PS2) 9/10[20]
(GBA) 7.5/10[21]
(Xbox) 6.8/10[22]
(PC) 6.5/10[23]
IGN (GBA) 6.5/10[24]
(PS2) 6.2/10[25]
(Xbox) 6.1/10[26]
6/10[27][28]
Nintendo Power (GBA) 4.4/5[29]
(GC) 3.9/5[30]
OPM (US) 4/5 stars[31]
OXM 7/10[32]
PC Gamer (US) 72%[33]

The game received "mixed" reviews, according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[3][4][5][2][1]

The Times gave the game a score of four stars out of five and stated, "The game remains faithful to the spirit of the book, but it is perhaps a little too linear and predictable. Some scenes do not look quite right — the scale of the characters against the width of the Hogwarts Express clearly do not tally. But these minor disappointments are quickly outweighed by stunning visuals in the later levels. While older teenagers may snub this Harry Potter outing, there’s still good mileage in the bespectacled chappie for younger players."[34]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Critic Reviews for Game Boy Advance". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Critic Reviews for GameCube". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Critic Reviews for PC". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  5. ^ a b "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Critic Reviews for Xbox". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  6. ^ EGM Staff (August 2004). "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". Electronic Gaming Monthly (182): 101. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  7. ^ "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". Famitsu 811. 2 July 2004. 
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  11. ^ Silverman, Ben (2004-06-18). "Harry Potter / Prisoner of Azkaban [sic] - xbox Review". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on 2004-06-27. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
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  18. ^ Villoria, Gerald (2004-06-04). "GameSpy: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2005-09-08. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
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  20. ^ The Bearer (2004-06-20). "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-10-23. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
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  22. ^ Sandoval, Angelina (2004-06-23). "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-02-18. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  23. ^ Hopper, Steven (2004-06-28). "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
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  27. ^ Butts, Steve (2004-06-09). "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (PC)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  28. ^ Casamassina, Matt (2004-06-03). "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (GCN)". IGN. Archived from the original on 2004-06-04. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
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  30. ^ "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (GC)". Nintendo Power 182: 120. August 2004. 
  31. ^ "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 94. July 2004. 
  32. ^ "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". Official Xbox Magazine: 78. August 2004. 
  33. ^ "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". PC Gamer: 58. July 2004. 
  34. ^ Wapshott, Tim (2004-05-29). "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (PS2, PC, GBA)". The Times. Archived from the original on 2006-01-29. Retrieved 2014-01-29. (subscription required)

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