About This Game
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a video game based on the fifth installment of Harry Potter, the popular saga of books and movies by J. K. Rowling. The objective of the game is to explore Hogwarts and follow the story of the book and the movie.
EA encouraged fan participation in game development and worked with a team of fans. However, contrary to previous titles like Goblet of Fire which is more action oriented, this time the adventure resembles the “sandbox” style (like Bully or GTA): Hogwarts is fully explorable most of the time, and there are “discovery points” that provide rewards to players, which can be activated by completing quests.
Also, there are battles between groups of students. The game starts with Harry in Privet Drive being bothered by his cousin Dudley Dursley, in Privet Drive it starts to rain and get cold after a very hot day, Harry and Dudley take shelter under a bridge where dementors attack them, the player has to make the Patronus spell to scare away dementors, so they expel him from school for doing magic outside of it.