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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (PS)

by Electronic Arts
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
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  • Bring the world of Harry Potter home to your PSone (also works on PlayStation 2)
  • Explore the numerous, captivating 3D environments based on Hogwarts
  • Attend lessons where you learn spells and potions through fun mini games
  • Battle evil creatures using all of Harry’s abilities
  • Chase down Draco Malfoy on a flying broomstick
  • Interact with over twenty popular characters from the book
  • Take a fast-paced 3D roller coaster ride through Gringotts

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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00005LW64
  • Release Date: 16 Nov 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,616 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

The history of video games is littered with translations of films--most of them bad. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, while most certainly created around the feature film's visualisation of the Harry Potter story, is actually very good, despite being too easy for most experienced gamers. It's a fun, colourful experience even for the few of us left on this planet who have neither read the books nor watched the movie.

Electronic Arts thankfully placed a lot of emphasis on production value for this release instead of taking the cheap cash-in option. Aside from the occasional pop-up problem that makes walls vanish quite un-magically, the graphics are beautiful and fun. Chocolate frogs (an appropriate health power-up) and other elements and characters from the book and film are wonderfully animated. The sound effects and, particularly, the voice acting are top drawer, which helps draw the player into the Potter experience. Also, the gameplay is nicely varied throughout. Players go from learning a new spell in class, to retrieving fire seeds for Hagrid, to magic fights against the Slytherin bully Draco Malfoy, to riding the broom--which is especially fun. There's even a Quidditch level early on, but there's little to do and it's over very quickly.

On the downside, the game suffers from some really odd control. Like a lot of adventure games, jumping is really important since many levels require you to clear obstacles or reach out-of-the-way items. But, unlike nearly every other game in the genre, there's no jump button. Instead, players automatically jump from the edge of a platform from either a full stop or while running. It takes a lot of getting used to because, if you're not at full run or full stop, it's easy to just walk right off the edge and fall. And, like too many other games, you can only save your game at predetermined locations in the game.

Another fault of this game is its lack of challenge for experienced gamers. It's nice that they're trying to make it accessible to the entire cross section of PlayStation-owning Harry Potter fans, but without varying levels of difficulty, it's less of a game than a tour through Potter's magical world. Still, it is an interesting world, and even through it's easy, the action is still varied enough to be fun. --Porter B Hall

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (PS)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wizard Game! 17 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Hi I'm Jamie and I have watched the film yesterday, so i wanted to play the game as soon as possible. I think the game is very replayable. The game dosnt follow the story of the film or the book. It is however based on the characters and all the scenery. Any true Harry Potter would enjoy it. I started playing it, and could not put it down. I was on it for 5 hours.
Harry runs about shouting 'Flipendo', which is the standard attack against small baddies.The spells are very cool. and there are several ones you have to do yourself, and they are from the books. You learn the spells from lessons.
It isnt particluarly hard or frustrating, unlike sone other games. It is a real pleasure to play.
There are many different challengers and no real levels. You collect cards and house points. You have to explore Hogwarts, looking out for some nasty suits of armpour and yellow conquer creatures. Many creatures that havent been seen so far in the books, appear in the game. They are in the magical creatures book.
The game revovles around collecting several flavours of Berti Bots every flavour beans. Including some bogey and earwax flavour!!!
Draco malfoy is much more evil in the game. In the books hes just an annoying bully but in the games he is a key force of evil.
As usual there is alot of platform jumping, but its not very hard to do.
If you buy this game you will have a great time.
This game never gets boring.. and you don't have to the same jump a thousand times"!!
As Ron said to Harry "Just you wait, its the best game in the world!"
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This game, like the movie, was one of the worlds most eagerly awaited peice of merchendice from the Harry Potter Phenomenon.
The game lets you explore the whole of hogwarts grounds and castle within a touch of the button. The imagination of it is ingenius, and the maker of the game must have really paid attention to the book.
You are able to interact and communicate with other characters in the game (eg Albus Dumbledore and Ron Weasley) and they will help you with the tasks set.
The let downs. Well... there aren't too many, to be honest. The main one is that there is no multiplayer option. Only one player may join in the fun. And the other one is that, when you complete the complex and strategic journey, you aren't very likeley to start over and play again.
If i could have given the game 4 1/2 out of 5, i would. The minor let downs are forgotten when you are free to perform magic, and battle with huge creatures.
This is a must buy, if you are a Harry Potter fanatic, and own a Playstation.
Henry Miller
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone 6 Dec 2001
Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone is just above average in playstation game world but poor value for money as it was completed in about 3 day's and I am only 10!( all my friends completed it in about the same time!!)
The good points, are that there are excellent graphics and superb sound effects.
They have got the characters down to the last detail (nearly headless Nick, malfoy,professor snape,and lot's lot's more) you can go to diagon alley with hagrid,go to gringott's bank, you can also put Fluffy to sleep with a flute and play chess with giant pieces.
You can go to lessons like defence against dark arts, poisons class and learn spells like the knock back jinx and levitation spells.
There are loads of things to do but you will have to get it and see for yourself.You could easily get away with hiring this game as it's such short game play and spend your precious pennies on the next Harry Potter book.If your a harry potter fan this game will not disappoint you!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter - What I Think. 2 Jan 2002
By A Customer
This playstation one game has got good graphics and it is funner for ages 4-6 although ages 7-10 would understand it more. I am 12 years old and it is not i that have got the game it my cousin who is 8 years old. He is a big fan of Harry Potter so he would like the game but it is not only the fact that he likes Harry Potter it is because he thinks the graphics are marvellous, which makes him want to play Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone over and over again. I give this game 4 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You know the story - just play the game! 15 Nov 2001
By A Customer
This is a well-produced, enjoyable game, whose only real flaw is that it doesn't follow the book quite as closely as it could have done. For example, the whole 'detective' thread of the novel, which leads Harry and co. to eventually deduce that the Philosopher's Stone is being kept in the school (and that someone is planning to steal it), is barely mentioned. But since almost everyone playing will already know the story back-to-front, this hardly matters.
The camera-moves take a little getting used to, but the strangest part of the control system is the lack of a 'jump' button: Harry jumps automatically if you run him off an edge sufficiently quickly. A problem with this is that sometimes you will casually sidle over the edge of a pit that you intended to leap over. Conversely, it makes sections of the game that would have been irritatingly fiddly a lot more fun, and we should be thankful that our thumbs are being saved undue wear-and-tear.
Having mastered the controls, the gameplay becomes extremely enjoyable, exploring and learning new spells, puzzling throughout the expansive Hogwarts environment. Mini-games are often encountered, and these are (for the most part) fun, replayable games in their own right (especially the exhilarating mine cart runs!). Broomstick flying is enjoyably challenging to master - although this might mean that it is a little too hard for the target audience. The inclusion of a 'Quidditch tournament', separate from (but unlocked by) the main game, is a brilliant idea, since it allows the Quidditch-obsessed to indulge themselves, playing Quidditch in all weather conditions and ultimately winning the cup for Gryffindor!
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5.0 out of 5 stars this game is still awesome! thank you so much
brings back memories as a I found my old ps1.
this game is still awesome!
thank you so much.
Published 1 month ago by jemma
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great game. Works perfectly.
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Arrived quickly and worked well
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Brilliant Game.
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Exactly as promised
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5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVED IT THIS WAS ROCK N ROLL
Published 6 months ago by J. Howell
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I love this game, I gave it 5 stars because the disk was in great condition and it included the book and original case just as was displayed, there isn't one bad thing I can say, I... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Annell
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work
The Game states disc load error when trying to load and doesn't load when given time. I have a play station 2 which is fine condition therefore the game should really work as... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Rachel
5.0 out of 5 stars i dont care if its awful, i love it!
always have loved this game, even though its cheaply done and the controls are a little iffy, but nothing you cant overlook. Read more
Published 11 months ago by mangaste^^
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
Great game.. for all ages not just the kids, I love Harry potter so I had to buy it.. Arrived quick and was cheap but great quality.
Published 13 months ago by Kylie
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