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The logo for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 video game. All games use the same logo of the films, which is, in turn, based on the logo used in the American franchise of Harry Potter books by Scholastic press.

Since the success of the films, different gaming companies have produced several video games based on the Harry Potter series, most notably Electronic Arts (EA) and Traveller's Tales (TT).

Electronic Arts series

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Cover of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone game.

In 2001, gaming company Electronic Arts (previously known as EA Games) began releasing adaptations of each of Warner Bros. Harry Potter films, with a considerable respect to the original plot in the book franchise.

Eight videogames have been released with the exact titles its film counterparts have in the US:

The game series as a whole is highly heterogeneous, since the versions for each platform of each title may have its own gameplay and features.

In 2003, after the second game, Electronic Arts also released a Quidditch-focused game entitled Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup.

Cast

See List of Harry Potter cast members.

LEGO series

Four titles of videogames based on LEGO Harry Potter toy series by the famous block-building toy company LEGO have been released. They feature LEGO toy versions of Harry Potter characters, places and items in cartoon-styled, speechless, often comedic animations, typical to LEGO videogames.

Different companies have released these games in two occasions, one at the beggining of the film series and the other near its conclusion.

LEGO Creator (2001-2002)

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LEGO Creator: Harry Potter.

In 2001, Superscape produced a computer game based on LEGO Harry Potter building toy series: LEGO Creator: Harry Potter, which was published by LEGO subsidiary LEGO Media. The game was part of the LEGO Creator video game series.

A sequel based on the second film, entitled LEGO Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was produced by Warner Bros. Interactive in 2002 and also published by LEGO Media.

The two releases received much less attention in comparison to the concurrent Electronic Arts series, thus no more sequels in LEGO Creator Harry Potter series were lately published.

LEGO Harry Potter (2010-2011)

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Cover of the Wii version of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.

With the film series about to conclude in 2010, LEGO re-acquired rights on the Harry Potter series and, together with its new toy sets, planned the release of a remastered video game based on the Harry Potter series. Traveller's Tales (TT) then produced LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, as part of the LEGO video game series. Focusing on the first four years in the Harry Potter series, the game featured a very detailed and consistent gameplay, in addition to the original soundtrack used in the films.

After the large success and positive reviews acquired by LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, TT produced a sequel focused on the last three years of the series, entitled LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, which also received good reviews.

The two games were published by Warner Bros. Interactive for most platforms.

Wonderbook series

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Book of Spells game cover.

SCE London Studio, a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment, released a PlayStation-exclusive game called Wonderbook: Book of Spells (or just Book of Spells) in 2012. Directly crediting J. K. Rowling rather than the film series, the game simulates spell learning with a wand, through the Book of Spells by Miranda Goshawk.

A similarily-styled sequel entitled Wonderbook: Book of Potions (or Book of Potions), focused on Zygmunt Budge's Book of Potions, was released in 2013.

Harry Potter for Kinect

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Harry Potter for Kinect.

In 2012, Eurocom developed a Xbox 360 game designed for the Kinect accessory based on Harry Potter films. The title was Harry Potter for Kinect. It consists mainly of minigames based on clips from the film series.


J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
Philosopher's Stone book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Chamber of Secrets book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Prisoner of Azkaban book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Goblet of Fire book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Order of the Phoenix book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Half-Blood Prince book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Deathly Hallows book film 1 game 1 film soundtrack 1 game soundtrack 1
film 2 game 2 film soundtrack 2 game soundtrack 2
Other written works Other games
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Harry Potter: Trading Card Game
Quidditch Through the Ages LEGO Creator: Harry Potter/Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Tales of Beedle the Bard Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
Harry Potter Prequel Harry Potter: Find Scabbers
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book Harry Potter DVD Game: Hogwarts Challenge/Wizarding World
Harry Potter Film Wizardry Harry Potter: Spells
Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4/Years 5-7
LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World Motorbike Escape
LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World Harry Potter: The Quest
Encyclopaedia of Potterworld (potentially cancelled) Harry Potter for Kinect
J. K. Rowling: A Bibliography Wizard's Challenge
Other canon Other films/documentaries/soundtracks
J.K.Rowling Official Site Harry Potter and Me
Pottermore The Queen's Handbag
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life
Harry Potter: The Exhibition Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (video game soundtrack)
The Making of Harry Potter Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story
Wonderbook: Book of Spells Harry Potter: Beyond the Page
Wonderbook: Book of Potions The Tale of the Three Brothers
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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