Harry Potter Video Games Ranked

I love the Harry Potter books and read them far more than I should. I think each one is better than the last.

I remember when the first Harry Potter game came out, I was excited to play it because it kind of reminded me of Zelda, but with wizards!

Well, nearly 20 years later, I finally played it, and naturally, due to my love of Harry Potter, I played them all, that is, all eight games, because they had to separate The Deathly Hallows into two games, just like the movies, even though they could have easily fit both games in one. But I digress.

I found that these games bounce all over the place in terms of genre and gameplay, so unlike the books, they do not get better with each one, hence why I am writing this.

So here we go, all eight games ranked in order from my least favorite to most favorite. Obviously I am only including the mainline games.

#8 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

PlayStation 2, 2003

Times Beaten- 1

This game, the one I wanted to play so badly, turns out to be complete crap. You go around Hogwarts completing missions and sidequests with only vague hints to go off on. Every class teaches you a new spell, which to learn, your professors throw you into a deadly labyrinth of Hell to find the spell book. Make it out alive and you are worthy to keep the spell, and the students move on like this is totally normal.

It plays horribly with unresponsive controls, and I didn’t like it at all.

#7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

PlayStation 2, 2002

Times Beaten- 1

This game is just like the first one, but has some gameplay improvements. It’s still pretty bad though, just not as much as Sorcerer’s Stone. Also, how did this one come out before Sorcerer’s Stone??? Ahh, that was originally a PS1 game.

#6 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

PlayStation 2, 2005

Times Beaten- 1

This is the first game in the series to change up the formula. They went with a full action game with this one. Before each level you can pick Harry, Ron, or Hermione, and equip items found in the world that increase health or magic power etc. Whoever you don’t pick is controlled by AI throughout the level.

It’s like a 3D Mario game, in that you go into the same level multiple times to find Hogwarts Crests, much like the Power Stars in Mario.

There are a few spells to choose from, and sometimes all three of you need to team up to move something. Throughout each level you and your computer-controlled partners just blast away at tons of enemies and solve puzzles.

This is the first game that doesn’t take place in Hogwarts, pretty much at all, in fact.

It’s an okay game with one foot crossing over into the “bad” territory.

#5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Wii, 2010

Times Beaten- 1

They really change it up with this one, turning the series into a third-person-shooter. You get a variety of spells and items to use in battle, but it’s cumbersome to switch between them, and they are all more or less useless. The first spell you get, which is your main attack spell, is the only one worth using.

It’s an alright game with some faulty controls from time-to-time.

#4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Wii, 2007

Times Beaten- 1

The fifth entry returns the series to the inside of Hogwarts, but with different gameplay. The developers put a ton of effort into this game, and it shows. They managed to get many of the actors from the movies to do the voices in the game, which is nice. The gameplay is solid-ish with a new dueling system that allows you to use different spells for the most part rather easily. There are also mini-games to play such as wizard’s chess and gobstones.

There are lots of fun little puzzles to solve too that net you emblems. The more of these you collect, the more stuff you unlock, whether it help you in the game, or bonus material like cool interviews and behind-the-scenes stuff with the cast and crew.

It is far from flawless, however, but it’s a good game to be sure.

#3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

PlayStation 2, 2004

Times Beaten- 1

This game impressed me. It is the style of the first two games, but actually good. The controls work, the gameplay is fun. And you get to play as Ron and Hermione for the first time! Each of the three wizards-in-training learn their own unique spells and you can switch between them at any time, making for more diverse gameplay and puzzle-solving. Thinking on it, this and Goblet of Fire are the only two games where you don’t play as just Harry.

Also, for some reason, Hermione has shining blond hair, which is kind of weird.

#2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Wii, 2009

Times Beaten- 1

This game plays like Order of the Phoenix, but improves upon it. This is actually a really fun and really good game.

#1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Wii, 2011

Times Beaten- 1

They go out with a bang in the final entry to the series. It’s the same TPS-style like Part 1, but fixed everything that made Part 1 bad. Now you can switch spells on the fly, and they actually do stuff, making the gameplay intense, fun, and very satisfying. This is truly a great game. Except it’s super-short, seeing as it basically only covers the tail-end of the book.

So there you have it, all the mainline Harry Potter games from worst to best in my opinion. Truthfully, only the last three are truly good games that I would recommend playing.

Tournament Of Hotties: Adam Sandler’s Lovely Leading Ladies- Round 2, Part 1

Adam Sandler has done a lot of movies, most of them romantic comedies, and he typically has a very attractive woman as the person he is romancing, so it’s time to pit all the wives, girlfriends, partners in some way that he has had among all his movies to see who is the ultimate hottie!

I can’t make any promises that I didn’t miss any, for there’s quite a few and it’s been years (like in the decades) since I’ve seen a lot of these, or I’ve only seen them once and don’t remember, but I’ll do my best to find them all!

Note that I will be judging the women as their characters, and not the actresses themselves, for we will likely see them before and after their films were made.

Check out all of round 1 listed here to catch up. Now let’s begin round 2. Things should get steamy!

 

Bout #1

Veronica Vaughn (Billy Madison)

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Veronica Vaughn. So hot, want to touch the hiney.

Billy Madison says it all.

She’s clearly a very beautiful woman with a great body, both when she was younger, and older.

 

VS

Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer)

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Her wavy hair in this movie drives me wild.

Absolutely gorgeous.

 

Both of these women are very attractive, but there’s something off about Veronica’s face that keeps her from becoming completely beautiful. Plus Holly is better looking in every category anyway.

Victor

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Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer)

 

Bout #2

 

Vicki Vallencourt (The Water Boy)

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If only the camera were pointed a little lower…

She’s not bad looking and has a great body, but she’s nothing spectacular.

 

VS

Vanessa (Big Daddy)

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I still can’t get over how good she looks in that dang bra.

Turns out that bra is concealing perfection. This is one hot blond with an incredible body.

This is an easy choice.

 

Victor

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Vanessa (Big Daddy)

 

Bout #3

 

Valerie Veran (Little Nicky)

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So her character isn’t good-looking, but what about the actress?

Her boobs seemed to have quadrupled in size as she aged. But she’s still not the best looking woman ever.

 

VS

Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds)

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The beautiful alter-ego of Babe Bennett. Let’s see what this woman has to offer as neither of these characters, shall we?

She’s very sexy, and yet at the same time, not. Regardless, she’s not someone you would pass up a night with.

 

Victor

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Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds)

 

Bout #4

 

Linda (Anger Management)

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She’s decent looking in the film, but how about the actress?

Wow, she’s actually pretty sexy and hot.

 

VS

Deborah Clasky (Spanglish)

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She’s a pretty beautiful woman.

When it comes down to it, both of these girls could likely show you a good time, but this one seems a little more wild, and definitely is sexier in her film.

Victor

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Linda (Anger Management)

 

Bout #5

 

Donna Newman (Click)

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God, she’s so beautiful. I can’t wait to see what else she has to offer.

Those legs…phew. She’s a hot cookie, that’s for sure.

 

VS

Alex McDonough

(I Now Pronounce You Check & Larry)

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Wow. Alex is facing off with another extremely hot woman. Let’s see if she can compete.

That is one smokin’ hot female.

This is a really tough bout as both of these women steal the show. Both have perfect bodies, beautiful faces…perfect everything.

But Alex is yet again going to eliminate another hot woman that should make it in the later rounds. The reason Alex pulls ahead is because she wears such sexy things in her movie, and looks jaw-dropping in each outfit.

But like we did with Dalia, I think Donna deserves a special send off, so here ya go!

 

Victor

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Alex McDonough

(I Now Pronounce You Check & Larry)

 

That’s it for now, see you in part 2!