8 best Harry Potter games for Potterheads
Harry Potter games allow students to experience the wizarding world. Source: Valerie Macon/AFP

Whether you are a fan of the books or the movies, you have definitely imagined yourself attending Hogwarts and carrying your own wand.  

With the latest Harry Potter game, “Hogwarts Legacy,” players can now live out their wizarding world experience. 

While you can’t actually attend Hogwarts, this game will allow you to experience what it’s like to be a student at the famed magic school.

In this role-playing wizarding game, you will get the chance to choose your house, attend classes, learn spells, brew potions and even duel with other wizards. 

Players will also get the chance to learn subjects from the original books like Defence Against the Dark Arts, Charms, Herbology and Transfiguration. 

But for all you Potterheads that haven’t been able to get your hands on the game just yet, here are Harry Potter games to play as you wait to get your hands on “Hogwarts Legacy.”

Eight best Harry Potter games for Potterheads besides “Hogwarts Legacy”:


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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery 

Similar to “Hogwarts Legacy,” in this role-playing mobile game, you’ll get to create your own character and experience life as a Hogwarts student. 

While the game is set before Harry Potter attends the school, there are many familiar aspects to the game.

This includes all of the teachers from the books and movies, such as Professor Dumbledore, Professor Snape, Professor McGonagall and many more.

You can choose your house, brew potions, use charms, cast spells and more.

Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup 

If you have always dreamed of playing quidditch, now is your chance. 

“The Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup” brings everyone’s favourite wizarding sport to life.

Players will get to fly around on brooms, dodge opponents and score points.

Even the golden snitch is featured in the game giving players a chance to chase after and catch the extremely fast small ball. 

You can choose to compete in the world cup or play against the Hogwarts house teams. 

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

No “Hogwarts Legacy”? No problem. Created after the hype of “Pokemon Go,” “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” lets players venture outdoors, waiting for creatures to pop up on the map.

The aim of the game is to keep muggles from finding out about magic by casting spells to get rid of magical beasts and any other magical creatures spotted. 

Instead of flinging poke balls, players will mimic wand motions to cast their spells. 

Harry Potter: Puzzles and Spells

“Harry Potter: Puzzles and Spells” is based on the popular match-three game “Bejeweled.” They share the same format, requiring players to make matches as they progress.

The game includes all the familiar characters from the films and books. You will also be able to create an avatar and choose a house and a magic wand.

As you progress in the game, you’ll encounter similar moments from the story and navigate various obstacles with spells that you learn along the way. 

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Wizarding World Digital, a partnership between Warner Bros. and Pottermore. Source: Matt Winkelmeyer/AFP

Wizarding World

Previously known as Pottermore, the website has been renamed the Wizarding World.

While it isn’t exactly a game, the website allows users to experience becoming a Hogwarts student through many interactive quizzes. 

Here, you can take a quiz to find out which Hogwarts house you belong to and which wand is best for you. 

Book of Spells and Book of Potions

This game allows players to experience the motion controls to make spells and potions in augmented reality. 

Available on PlayStation, you will use the controller and camera to play this game.

You’ll be put in the shoes of a Hogwarts student and learn new spells and how to cast them.  

Based on the fictional nook by Miranda Goshawk from the books, the game has been described as “the closest a muggle can come to a real spellbook” by author J.K. Rowling

Lego Harry Potter series

Want to see all your favourite Harry Potter characters as Legos? With the Lego Harry Potter game series, now you can. 

The series is broken down into two parts, “Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4” covers the first four books and Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 covers the last three.

As part of the game, you will be tasked with collecting, exploring and puzzle-solving while casting spells, making potions and helping your classmates. 

The Hogwarts Escape

This online Harry Potter-themed escape room is perfect for all you Potterheads looking to experience Hogwarts.

“The Hogwarts Escape” is completely free and allows players to play alone or with friends. 

You will start out as a first-year Hogwarts student and be placed in your house. From there, you will encounter a series of questions and puzzles to try and escape the room.