It needs improvement but it has potential 3/5
This game is okay but not good it would be good if they stopped treating it as a cash grab and tried to make it enjoyable. Have energy restore quicker, and make clothes/hair choices cheaper to purchase and make the boy hairstyles better P L E A S E, and make us able to have more causal uniforms, ALSO MAKE THE MC AGE OVER THE YEARS!!! thanks and goodbye
Edited for better rating 5/5
I originally gave this game 4 stars and offered suggestions. Since then, new updates have delivered many of the things that I felt were missing! I feel like the makers of this game listen to the feedback and only wish to make the game more enjoyable, not simply make money off of the players. So, so, so happy with this game. My favorite thing is that there is practically ALWAYS some type of promotion or new goal to work towards (outside of the main storyline), so I never get bored with it. Keep up the good work!
No sound 3/5
This game is pretty cool. But mine has no sound.
Connection errors 1/5
I’m so fed up with the constant connection errors. Just fix them okay? There’s never been a game like this- I’ve been not able to log on for days and have no idea how it’s gonna affect my activities. Can’t believe I paid thirty bucks for this.
GIVE US MORE ENERGY 1/5
No one should have to take ALL DAY to complete one class! By getting frustrated with the fact that you can't do ANYTHING without out waiting for hours takes away the magic of the game.
When the only way to unlock a scarf is to pay 200 gems...
Good game but 1/5
By v angry32
Pretty good game aside from the many thing things people have already said, although whenever you are in a class or something, and you click on a glowy thing, it’s really hard to click away to press a different one without having to finish the whole bar.
Error going on? 3/5
I’m a year 4, and just got to part 11. There are no courses to do and it’s called “talk to Penny, Please wait,” but it doesn’t take you anywhere. Is there something wrong with the game right now??
I’m stuck 4/5
I absolutely love this game but I think I’m stuck. My character is in year 4 in the library with tonks and the niffler but it won’t go past that. Ever time I load it just shows the same thing. And I can’t get out of the library either. I’m scarred to delete the app because I’m afraid I’ll loose all my progress. Can someone tell me what to do?!?!?
I can’t even play the game. Takes way to long to accomplish tasks. Tired of waiting hours.
Energy waiting time is ridiculous 3/5
The waiting time for the energies is ridiculously slow. I get 2 minutes that timing would be perfect but 4 minutes? If there’s no update to that I will just change it to 1 star.
I love this game 5/5
This game is the best
Not as bad as i thought 4/5
Really enjoying it so far, i just wish it had more outfits/looks to choose from and that the questions were harder but overall enjoyable to play
Terrible Game 1/5
By Huzzah person
This is is probably the worst mobile game I have ever played. The quests expire after a certain time limit but you run out of energy before you can get all stars on things like lessons and the games fix for that is to have you buy more energy. Then energy recharges at a rate of 1 per every 4 minutes. If a lesson is 1 hour long and you have to get 5 stars to fully complete it you’d normally run out of energy after getting maybe one or two stars because actions somehow require you to tap repeatedly on them to fill it up and use up energy. All of a sudden 25 energy is gone and before you can get enough to again tap on everything, the lessson ends. Even when you level up the meter doesn’t go beyond 25 energy and after leveling up you get 25 more energy to fully fill it rather than just add 25 more on like most games so if you’re unlucky enough to level up while having 10 energy then guess what it’s only 15 more energy for you and then you have to grind all over again. It is not worth playing this game.
So much potential, wasted 2/5
Game is a waste of time-literally, because all you do is wait to reload energy that you burn up in repetitive, boring classes. There is no challenge at all-it’s all set up as a waiting game to get you to spend money. Oh and everything costs serious money. Even the short term challenges are fruitless, because you have to wait on the developers to release the next chapter. So disappointed.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT 1/5
The game takes forever to load and it freezes a lot and takes me out of the app. Please fix!
IPhone X 4/5
I love this game and it would have been a 5 star if I could figure out how they leave it on an IPhone X which has no home button.
need to be able to get energy quicker , would helpful if we could coins too
Can’t get to play 1/5
By Not sure...
I try to play but keep getting a fail to connect to Facebook. I had everything working. I was at year 4. Spent lots of money. Now it won’t load since 36 hours ago
Great game but controlled by energy. 4/5
By Clash of Clans #Billy
This game is great it’s unique and it brings back the movies to everyone who plays it with its great story. But the game is very controlling. You need to do a lot of things just by having energy. Somethings take so much energy you could possibly fail at them or you have to wait until your completely full on energy again before moving on which takes a good bit of time in its self. Also rewards should be scaled to player. So if your courage is level 4 instead of getting 5 or 10 courage as a reward maybe 20 or 30 maybe more, as well as increased gem rewards so that you could at least buy some energy to continue to enjoy the game!
Extreme money grab...otherwise cool game 3/5
It’s hogwarts...what’s not to love. Waiting on energy, that’s what’s not to love. Want an owl? That’ll cost you 320 gems. Better pull out your wallet. Want clothes that you need for stat boosts...good luck earning the cost in game. I hate how mobile games have become these huge cash grabs and even more so that we as consumers are willing to except buying $49.99 gems just to buy a new pet.
I wanted to enjoy this game so much, but cant get over the pay to win concept
THIS IS AMAZINGGG :3 5/5
By CRYTSAL cat 101
This is amazing !!! It’s so much fun I try my best to do the spells and things it’s so much fun! Love it
I love this app 5/5
I have so much fun with this game it’s very COOL please make a part 7 in the game
DO NOT PLAY - Stole Money From Me! 1/5
I tried to purchase the gems in the game through my iTunes account, was charged, and then I did not receive the gems I purchased. I contacted Jam City about the error via email and also through an official error report on their website, and I reached out to the official game on multiple social media platforms immediately after the error happened. About a week later I was contacted back via email, saying I had to contact apple about it because the payment had gone through, and so I did. Then apple responded that I need to reach out to Jam City, and that only they can resolve this issue.
I am a huge HP fan and was really excited about the game, but I will never play it again because they took my money and are REFUSING to fix the issue. Do not waste your time with this game.
fun if you actually have energy 2/5
The energy takes 4 min per energy to recharge. When you get to higher levels it just becomes more difficult. You need more energy to complete the classes and it takes longer to get back to full energy. My energy goes up to 30 meaning it takes 2 hours to fully recharge which makes it nearly impossible to finish classes with full stars without buying additional energy. Also the spots around Hogwarts that give extra energy take forever to reuse and if your energy is full it won’t give you the energy but will still make you wait to use it again. Also it’d be cool if you could take a sorting hat quiz and then choose for people who aren’t very familiar with the fandom. B
Nice game but..... 4/5
By 28John W.
This game is so fun to play and overall a well made game. But you have to wait so long for energy while you only have a certain amount of time to do a task. Besides that it’s pretty good
Fun but energy really stinks 2/5
This game is very fun but the energy goes out so quickly and then you have to wait over an hour to replenish it. Also one quest would delete an entire energy bar and it seems like it is an almost pay to win game unless you have the patience to play this game for like 13 minutes then wait another 2 hours to play again for another 13 minutes. Fix the energy please.
Freemium game 1/5
Do not get this game, it has freemium energy setup, and all it consists of is spending energy clicking on bubbles that pop up, to complete quests.
Energy gain is slow content is pretty good 3/5
Like most of the other reviews state gaining your energy back is extremely time consuming. There should be other ways to gain energy back. Mini games, extra lessons, finding more hidden energy, etc. Also I find the money system pretty useless. You will run out of energy and be able to use diamonds. Then you will run out of diamonds and have money, a lot at that, but the only thing you can do with the money is buy pointless clothing. that being said it is pretty fun to play and go throughout the years. Making friendships and earning rewards is great too. The waiting for gobble stones and meal with friends is an extremely long wait too.
Great game. But a couple complaints 5/5
By kayeleigh m
This is a very fun game but my only problem is the energy system. Also the fact that the word “practice” is spelled wrong every time annoys the crap out of me. 😂😂
Meh gameplay 3/5
The only reason this game gets so high stars is its Harry Potter.
Storyline is intriguing but the game play is repetitive and boring. There’s no actual game to play. It’s just click and wait.
Update Annoyance 1/5
The last update has caused more energy be used during actions and it’s irritating. I’ve given more money to you guys prior to this change. Strongly thinking about uninstalling it.
It’s okay. 3/5
It’s not as great as the hype made it up to be. It’s a lot of just tapping buttons, and running out of energy. The energy needs another way to get it other than waiting like twenty million years for it to auto-fill and buying it. Make it a reward more often or something.
I find Rowan and Ben kinda annoying too.
May be fun for the super hardcore Potterheads for nostalgia but for me it’s meh. Only thing keeping me playing is I wanna know what happens. But really, please make energy easier to get. Or stop making us waste it on stupid things.
On the new update: I re-downloaded the game when I heard there were new features, as well as the ability to get gems/energy by watching videos but didn’t realize that would be super limited. You can get about 6 energy for watching two videos and that’s it for a few hours, and I think like 3 gems for a video every few hours. Doesn’t help a whole lot.
My Thoughts on the game 4/5
Once I heard that this game came out I was eager to play this game and so far I like it, it wasn’t what I expected it to be, I thought it would play like the Harry Potter games on the console, but no it’s more of a tap and see what happens. I was shocked to see it be free. I thought a game like this would cost at least $5 but instead there’s micro transactions which I’m not really happy about but I understand why it’s there. I have been seeing complaints (which is one reason for the 4 star)on the energy limit to move on and the wait times, so maybe to fix it either add more to the energy limit and/or decrease how much energy is needed to pass a certain event? and maybe fix the time stuff takes to do? Just a thought. I am however intrigued by the story it has definitely hooked me into wanting more (and those 100 gems that you gave us was especially nice of you). I am looking forward into how the story develops in the other years of the game
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery 4/5
I just- LOVE IT!❤️😀
Hogwarts mystery 1/5
It it is plain and simple garbage
Encountered a glitch during one of the stories where it’s frozen on a scene and i contacted the support but still no response or fix
Amazing, but lacking 5/5
By Sona R
This game is my very favorite game. I think being a Potterhead makes it even more interesting and enjoyable. I never really stuck to a game until I discovered this one. I love how we have our own options, but players don’t have as much freedom as some would like. In other words, I feel as though we could have more to do. Like “gobstones” and “meal with a friend”, I think there could be something like, “quidditch practice” with a real quidditch team one could try out for and choose their own position in. There could be matches similar to the style of dueling, as well. One could gain points in flying at “quidditch practice”, flying lessons, or “go flying with a friend” (another option I suggest), and the better they are, the higher their chances of winning the game. But the quidditch team could be made of the player playing the game and other characters the story created, such as Rowan, Bill Weasley, Ben, etc. to give everyone a chance at the team. This could give the player an opportunity at meeting new friends in their house, as well. Additionally, in everyone’s year 7, there could be a Tri-Wizard Tournament in which one can choose to participate in, and the other participants are once again characters the game created such as Rowan, Bill Weasley, etc. and of course, if the player chooses to participate, they are chosen. I understand this goes against the history of Harry Potter, but it would also be an extremely fascinating event to experience, and would again give the player an opportunity to make new friends and meet people from outside of Hogwarts. Players could also have the option to go to Diagon Alley between new years, where they could buy new things at a larger variety of shops seen in both the movies and the books. They could have a break during the holidays where they spend time at Hogwarts solving a mystery or gaining more points, which could simply be an added chapter in the whole year. Some friends could go home, while some stay at Hogwarts. It would also give the player a chance to meet more teachers from the books and movies. There could also be a better way of refilling energy, such as a smaller time limit (e.g. 1:30 min/1 energy) or one large overall time limit (e.g. 30 min/ full energy). Other than these small quirks, I give this game a 5-star rating, as I understand not all expectations can be met, although I strongly recommend the suggestions above.
Glitch with Barnaby 4/5
So I have just befriend Barnaby Lee and whenever I have a meal with him and exc. he has a mean face that appears whenever you beat someone in a duel. The first time I saw it was when you beat him in a duel so he is on your side and he had that face I was a little surprised since he shouldn’t be mad but I thought little of it. Then I had a butter beer with him to befriend him and he had the same face. The game said I can now have butter beers with friends now and since I just befriended Barnaby I decided to drink with him and he had the same face. I think it’s a glitch with the game and was wondering if anyone has the same problem.
By Hot Steven
Takes forever to load sometimes
Could be a great game but... 3/5
The game is okay. I like that it’s a “pick your own story” kind of game but it seems like it takes forever to finish any task because you use up almost all of your energy just doing that task, not to mention if you run out of energy you’re done and can’t do anything else. I spend maybe a total of two minutes at a time actually “playing” the game sometimes because all my energy is gone already and I can’t do anything else.
Love it 5/5
I love this game! I’ve been waiting so long to finally be able to have Harry Potter game on the go via iPhone ! Although , I wish we didn’t have to wait forever for energy to fill up to keep playing especially when you have certain amount of time to play a certain quest .... but anyways . Love the game #HufflePuffProud 💛🖤💛🖤
Awesome game 5/5
By Hogwarts kid
This game is so FUN but it takes a while to get your energy up and that sort of annoys me. But overall it is a good game!
love it, but frustrated 4/5
i completely understand why it costs money/gems to replenish your energy. i just think that because energy is so vital to playing the game, there would be an option to watch ads for 2-3 energy, (like there is for gems sometimes) or that the energy bonuses found around the castle would recharge faster (not every 6 hours), or simply, it didnt cost as many gems as it currently does to buy energy (20 gems for 10 energy). i play mobile games because i dont have money for traditional video games, so the price being so steep for energy is preeeetty frustrating
Energy regen horrible 1/5
By Review dates?
Energy regen- limited amount of videos to watch ONE (1), then back to spending money or waiting.
Just by having the same “couple” people (*cough* 1 *cough*) spam their reviews is very indicative that the game is SO horrible they have to cheat to get the numbers up there.
Very recent “update” after the update to get the bad reviews to go away.
Energy- watching the video for energy has been added but, GUESS WHAT, you spend more time watching the videos than playing the game. Ultra-sadness
Good game 4/5
It’s a fun game but here are the problems.
1. Variety. The choices for your avatar, especially hair styles, are absolutely terrible. You either get straight long hair, straight short hair, curly short hair, or clumpy thingys. No ponytails, buns, or braids! I mean come on.
2. Refill time. It is the most ridiculous thing ever. FOUR MINUTES just to refill one thing of energy. No. Make it one minute. Way too long.
3. Quest time. I have to wait eight hours to start some of these quests. The smallest amount of time your gonna get is at least an hour. I can’t ever just sit and play this game for long amounts of time because of things like this.
4. Expense. Things are just WAY too expensive. One of the hairstyles literally costs 400 gems to buy. Gems are hard to get. It takes me a long time to save up. Please lower the prices.
Sincerely, a Hufflepuff second year student
Great Game, Can’t play for long tho 3/5
I love the game it’s interesting and entertaining but the classes you do require energy and you run out too often and have the option to buy it but it gets too expensive to play the game. Your energy will regenerate 1 point every 4 minutes for a total of 25 energy points but it runs out fast and that makes the game only to be played for a short amount of time.
I wish I could just purchase the game to play it cause I can’t rationalize spending more than $10 for it which is what I’ve spent already on energy points cause I love to play it.. JAM CITY ➡️ please make this game able to be purchased!!
HUGE time waster, and not in a hood way 2/5
What is with this energy system? I use up an entire bar of 33 to get 1 and 1/2 stars in one class. It's not even very fun besides the duels--just infinite tapping and more waiting. Plus, I get the feeling the choices you make don't even matter. Obviously not a good game to play if you're not willing to dish out some money.
5 star 5/5
Well, I do love the whole aspect of going to Hogwarts and trying to find a missing sibling, but the whole thing is a little too cheesy and quite a few of the little details are off (but only true Harry Potter fans like me would notice them, so it’s not a huge deal, but still). I’m actually okay with the whole energy thing, cause it keeps me from staring at my phone for hours on end. However, it just doesn’t give that warm and fuzzy feeling that I get when I read Harry Potter. I’m giving it three stars because it is a decent game, but more time should have been spent on the little details. (Ex. Peeves should not be blue).
Update: added one more star, just finished year 3 and I really enjoyed the plot, as well as some of the updates. Still not giving 5, though. Maybe someday. Also from the pictures it looks like you can choose the color of you pets, but I’ve seen a lot of videos and you can’t. But otherwise, good game!