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06th Feb 2023

The first reviews for Hogwarts Legacy are absolutely stellar

Rory Cashin

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The game will be available for certain consoles this week.

Ever since it was announced way back in 2017, fans of the Wizarding World have been patiently waiting for the arrival of Hogwarts Legacy. Set over a hundred years before the events of Harry Potter and his time at the magical school, you control your own unique character, after you select their appearance and house.

You’ve arrived at fifth year later than the rest of the students, and your character has an “ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart”… and you’ll need to access a forgotten form of magic to understand this secret fully.

Now that early copies have been received by critics, the early reviews are arriving for the game, and their pretty much unanimously very, very positive:

Game Rant – “Avalanche has created something truly special with Hogwarts Legacy. It succeeds at being the dream Harry Potter game that many fans were hoping for, and if nothing else, it creates a rock-solid foundation for future Wizarding World games to be built upon. Hogwarts Legacy lives up to the hype, and we can confidently say it’s the best thing to come out of the Harry Potter franchise since the original books and movies.”

Push Square – “Hogwarts Legacy has turned the hopes and dreams of Harry Potter fans into reality. Finally there is a proper simulator of the school of witchcraft and wizardry, allowing you to create your own student, attend classes, and explore the vast landscape outside. […] Almost 26 years after Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone hit bookshelves, video game fans finally have a magical title to be proud of. It’s everything we’ve dreamt of.”

IGN – “In nearly every way, Hogwarts Legacy is the Harry Potter RPG I’ve always wanted to play. Its open-world adventure captures all the excitement and wonder of the Wizarding World with its memorable new characters, challenging and nuanced combat, and a wonderfully executed Hogwarts student fantasy that kept me glued to my controller for dozens of hours.”

PlayStation Universe – “Hogwarts Legacy is a compelling fantasy-RPG packed with stunning scenery, memorable characters and fantastic combat. Not only is it a brilliant love letter to fans of the Wizarding World, it excels as a game in its own right, so even non-Potter fans will find themselves immersed in its great story and characters.”

Hogwarts Legacy arrives on PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X|S on Friday, 10 February, and will be available on PS4 and Xbox One in April, followed by Switch in July.