Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Published by EA, Developed by EA

Genres: Adventure (1 players)

US release date: Jun 25th, 2007 | EU release date: Jun 29th, 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the first in the franchise that we have developed for the next generation consoles," said Harvey Elliott, Executive Producer at EA UK. "Together with current generation versions, we are creating an immersive and, above all, faithful Harry Potter experience that will both accurately reflect the world showcased in the film and also delight fans of all ages."

"Working with EA, we look forward to offering fans the most authentic Harry Potter game to date, one which captures the compelling story of the fiction and high visual quality of the movie," said Jason Hall, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "After reading the book and seeing the film, fans will be able to take advantage of the complete interactive experience with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix game."

The close and synergistic relationship between book, film and videogame is more defined in the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix videogame than ever before. Players will be able to explore the many key locations within Hogwarts in minute detail, each one a visual match to its film equivalent, while being engrossed in the thrilling adventures outlined in the rich narrative of the book.

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community is in denial about the teenager's recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort, preferring to turn a blind eye to the news that Voldemort has returned. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort's return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge's Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves "Dumbledore's Army," Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.

With the ability to play multiple characters, including Harry Potter, Dumbledore and Sirius Black, the videogame of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix offers fans the opportunity to wield a wand, explore all around Hogwarts, and experience one of the most exciting and dangerous years in the life of the Boy Who Lived.

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Whizam! With the flick of the wrist, Harry Potter is on the wii, all magic via the wiimote. With the remote used as a wand, this is definitely the most intuitive and authentic game in the series. But will the magic satisfy even the gung-ho born again christians who despise...read full review

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Gonzo said:

I like the movies for Harry Potter. I don't know if I should get this. It should be interesting.

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eric wii said:

It looks awesome. I'm really excited to try out the "swish-and-flick" technique.

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BrothaZ said:

With all due respect, are you on dope? Of course you should get this! Think. A wand. A wiimote. A wand. A wiimote. A wand. Yeah, you get it now, right!?!

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[RS]Omega Red said:

Can't wait for the movie, and can't wait for the game!

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Luigi said:

I have the 3rd Harry Potter game and I have to say it's pretty good.

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Tails said:

Games made after movies usually suck.

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Sonic Fan said:

The only game from a movie that looks good is Spiderman. Harry Potter, I don't think so.

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BIG wii fan said:

This game should be amazing. I thought it was coming out way before the 30th of July though.

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Franksy said:

This is going to be awesome. I mean waving the wii-mote like a wand is well up my street.

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ben said:

This game COULD work well if they do it right, graphics look good, might pick it up.

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Nova said:

The textures are good but the shapes and lighting look a bit lacking.

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Splintercell4ever said:

When I first read this book, I knew this would make a pretty tight video game. Especially during the Department of Mysteries battle scene.

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BIG wii fan said:

I can't wait until this! The controls are really good. You move the remote and nunchuk in different ways for different spells. Going to be the best harry potter game yet.

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Crimson Hawk said:

Me and my mom LOVE Harry Potter, we're seeing the movie as soon as it hits theaters. If the movie is awesome (of course it'll be awesome), I'm so getting this game.

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Jskrdude said:

I hope it turns out good. I played the first one, it was kind of stupid. Why did I have to fight my way through a forest to get to Hagrid's house? It was still fun. Just almost nothing like the book. Or even the movie.

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i need a wiieww said:

When I was younger, I used to have so much fun playing the 2nd game, but the 4th one sucked badly.

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Hey said:

The only good one, in my opinion, was the third game. It was a bit like Ocarina.

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eric ♥ wii said:

I hope it comes with a free movie pass thing.

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Rocket said:

I wish I had a Wii seems really cool, with the remote actually used as a (so-called) wand. Though, I wonder. The casting system wouldnt be so exciting like in the Wii, in. Let's say, ps2 ofc. Though, will the graphics be a lot worse in ps2 than Wii? And, should I better then buy it for ps2 or for pc? (graphic-wise).

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Gonzo said:

I think this is good. It comes with a movie ticket, but only one, not for a whole family. The wiimote for the wand, that's interesting.

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Fire Emblem Fan 14 said:

The movies are awesome and the gameplay for the game is better!

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x5jonnyx5 said:

I want to play this game so bad. But how will you be able to cast spells? I'm guessing the motion sensitive remote will be able to comprehend the 'swish and flick' motion.

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Taz said:

Sound is decent, but billions of horrible camera angles. The targeting is tough to see sometimes, some gestures get garbled because a few of them require random shaking and the end result can be a different spell. If you want to just run around Hogwarts and throw tables around, go for it!

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Nickhead said:

Looks awesome, I'd give this game a thumbs up,.

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Gonzo said:

I hate the part when he makes out with Cho. Watch the movie.

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Luigi said:

Yeah, I just saw the movie. It's Christmas and mistletoe just comes out of nowhere, Harry and Cho are under it. Just nasty.

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Wii-zard said:

Don't forget free movie pass! Adult matinee or all times child.

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Silver Clover said:

Eh, this is going to be the greatest! The 4th one stunk, but this one resorts back to 1-3.

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Crimson Hawk said:

I just saw the movie, I loved it. Except the part were he makes out with Cho! Oh, and I got the 7th book Deathly Hollows, it is good so far.

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Splintercell4ever said:

Yeah, I just finished the book and couldn't believe some of the characters that got killed off. Oh well. If the final book gets made into a movie, it will probably have to become a trilogy to cover the story.

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Silver Clover said:

So true, Splinter. That book is madness, and I haven't even read it. Just from the stuff my friend tells me about it. And, I can't wait for the video game of the movie of the book (if there is going to a movie, those actors are getting old. OLD!).

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Vanilla Spice said:

I love this game! I'm just so sad that the series of books is over *crying softly*.

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Punkchetta said:

I love this game but I'm not a big fan of the book though.

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