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Hogwarts Legacy for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 3.8
  • (19)
  • Security Status

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Open-world Harry Potter RPG

Hogwarts Legacy is a roleplaying game by Portkey Games based on the Harry Potter novels. Here, players can create their own magical story as they play as one of the students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. If you are a fan of the franchise, this is your chance to experience the magic.

Unlike other Harry Potter games, Hogwarts Legacy is not a rehash of the novels. You get to play an original character of your own making, like in the popular mobile HP game, Hogwarts Mystery. The locations you can explore will be from the novels though.  

Experience the magic

Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG that will take players to the wizarding world. As mentioned, you will play an original character who will be attending the magical school. The game is set in the 1800s. There will be no familiar characters, like Harry Potter and Voldemort. However, the locations and magical creatures here will be familiar as most are introduced in the movie and novel series.

In the game's beginning, you will be exploring the school as you learn magic. However, in a classic Harry Potter vein, you will be embroiled in a dangerous affair with evil forces seeking to disrupt the peace.  Possessing an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic, you will choose between yielding to the dark temptation or protecting the secret for the greater good.

Like other RPGs, you need to learn and master the skills you need when facing enemies. As this is a magical RPG, you'll learn to cast spells, brew potions, and tame magical beasts. Although, the game also comes with interactive story gameplay, which emphasizes your decision making. With a morality system, your choices and interactions with other characters will impact how the story will unfold. 

For HP fans

If you are a hardcore Potterhead, then Hogwarts Legacy is a game for you. Although it isn't directly based on the writings of J.K. Rowling, the game is heavily set in the Potterverse. Here, you can experience the magic and explore an unexplored wizarding world. However, as this is a massive open-world with lots of locations and NPCs, expect that it will require high-end specs from your computer.

PROS

  • Original timeline
  • Customizable original character
  • Open-world environment
  • Morality system

CONS

  • Unoriginal premise
  • Requires high-performing PC

Hogwarts Legacy for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 3.8
  • (19)
  • Security Status

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