The 5 video games a Harry Potter fan shouldn’t miss

The augmented reality mobile video game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is one of the best games in the saga (Photo: Niantic)

Earlier this year, HBO premiered the special Harry Potter: return to Hogwarts where almost all the actors of the cinematographic saga appeared, which delighted fans all over the world. For those who didn’t need that 20 year celebration and need more, they can play the best titles you can find below.

Over all these years, several video games have been released for many consoles and smart devices. Although some have not been well received or have had little success, there are others who have earned a place not only because they are based on the saga.

Many will surely remember this title because they probably played it when they were kids (it was released in 2001), this title was available for PlayStation, PC and later in its remake for PS2, GameCube and Xbox.

It all takes place inside Hogwarts castle, and just like in the movie, the player has to go through different places while learning new spells and fighting against dark forces. Even with low graphics it was a success and it is still one of the best video games in the saga.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Photo: Harry Potter/File)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Photo: Harry Potter/File)

After the success that Niantic had with Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game, it launched Wizards Unite for mobile devices with Android and iOS where the user must interact with the real world.

Although it did not reach the popularity of Pokémon Go, it is considered one of the best and one that fans should not overlook. As a member of secret status special forces, you come to the wizarding world to help the ministry of witchcraft and witchcraft.

As its name suggests, the saga has been adapted into a two-volume LEGO version available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch which compiles Harry’s adventures from the first to the last film in a tone of action, humor and puzzles.

LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Photo: Harry Potter/File)
LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Photo: Harry Potter/File)

For this part of the plot, the saga reaches a darker tone when they have to start protecting the school from dementors, creatures that absorb joy and can eat the souls of their victims.

Here you can control Ron and Hermione, as well as Harry, to progress through the different stages and show the best skills. It was released on PS2, Game Boy Advance and available on PC.

He took the same formula as the Philosopher’s Stone game and expanded on it; It was for Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, PC, Xbox, Gamecube and PS2. Quidditch matches were new in this title.

Harry Potter: Magic Emerges (Photo: File)
Harry Potter: Magic Emerges (Photo: File)

While there are other titles from the past such as Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup and Wonderbook: The Book of Spells, they were less iconic and now the industry is looking to keep the saga in the world of video games to through new releases such as Harry Potter: Magic Awakens.

This latest free-to-play game will be available for mobile phones and will introduce “a combination of strategy role-playing games (RPGs)”. The title was co-developed and co-published by Games Warner Bros. and NetEase Games and it’s slated to launch later this year for both iOS and Android.

At Harry Potter: Magic Awakens Players will take on the role of a Hogwarts student who is in his first year at the franchise’s iconic school after receiving his acceptance letter.

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