ESRB Rating

May contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language, and/or minimal suggestive themes.

Release Date

US: 2009-06-30

Genre: Action

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Also available for: PS2, PSP, PS3, DS, Xbox360, Wii

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn't counted on Romilda Vane’s chocolates! And then there's Hermione, simmering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

In the game, players will return to Hogwarts to help Harry survive a fraught sixth year. They will also have a chance to engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class and take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory. Players may even get sidetracked by Ron’s romantic entanglements as they journey towards a dramatic climax and discover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Game Flies onto Store Shelves 2009-06-30

The game for fans to live the thrills, action and excitement of Harry Potter this summer.

EA and Warner Interactive Confirm Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Release Date 2009-05-14

Fans can live the action, excitement, and thrills of Harry Potter beginning June 30th.

Harry Potter Game Delayed 2008-09-08

The Half-Blood Prince is now set for summer 2009.

EA and Warner Bros. Confirm Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to Ship with Film in Summer 2009 2008-09-08

The Harry Potter video game is the place for fans to live the thrills, action and excitement of Harry Potter next summer.

Harry Potter Game Set for Delay? 2008-08-15

Warner Bros. pushes Half-Blood Prince to 2009. Will EA follow suit with the game?

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Ratings for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Rating Description
Presentation The story is jumbled and poorly explained, but it's not a big deal. You feel like you're walking the halls of Hogwarts and riding your broom. That's pretty impressive.
Graphics The characters' faces don't look good when talking, but the school is great.
Sound Some of the sound-alikes suck, but the music is the same sweeping, orchestral score you'd expect from the movie.
Gameplay Dueling has been improved but it's not perfected. Still, exploring, flying, and making potions are all a good time.
Lasting Appeal The story section should take between four and five hours, but there are a handful of challenges to come back for. Too bad dueling wasn't online and a bit more refined.
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