Even if the Potter franchise doesn't float your boat, muggles in search of a fun title should look past the hype and sink their teeth into this enjoyable title.
Much improved gameplay centers around exploring the large magical worlds with pals Ron and Hermione, casting spells on enemies.
Each console version serves up something a little different. The XBox wins on graphics and the PS2 version features a unique EyeToy bonus game (no fair!) while the GameCube edition offers connectivity to your Game Boy Advance unit (where you can raise and race owls.)
The bottom line with this Potter installment is that fans of the series will want to pick this one up - it's certainly the best Potter-themed game to date.