4Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

Available for Android and iOS devices since April 2018, Jam City created a Hogwarts before young Harry Potter ever entered the Magical School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is an engaging and fun game, but sadly it’s held back by microtransactions which are almost as excruciating as the Crucio curse.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery allows the player to create their own character and choose their Hogwarts House – not sure how the Sorting Hat feels about that. You can attend classes and learn new spells, explore all the magic that Hogwarts has to offer, and build up friendships with a really diverse range of characters. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is everything that a Harry Potter game should be.

But that energy system… Anyone who has played Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery probably still has nightmares about the Devil’s Snare section, and just how awful running out of energy can be. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery requires energy for pretty much any action needed to complete a section of the game – even daydreaming in a lesson requires energy! Energy builds up over time, or can be bought for muggle money.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a brilliant game, but it can only be fully enjoyed if you’ve got a lot of money stored in Gringotts.