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"Discover the Magic of Hogwarts"
— Official tagline

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a video game based on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling and its film adaptation.

The key theme of the game is to explore Hogwarts like never before as well as undertake the missions from the book and film. A press release made by EA Games on 21 November 2006 gave a first glimpse of the characters in the game with Next Generation graphics, as well as an idea of what the game would be like.

The game was released for the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, and PC/MAC.[1]


Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizard community is in denial about his encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Dolores Umbridge, an official from the Ministry of Magic, teaches courses in defensive magic, but this leaves the young wizards unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces that threaten them. Harry teaches other students, in secret, how to defend themselves.


Playable characters[]

The following are available only during one mission:

The following is only playable during two missions:

  • Fred and George Weasley - Player has one of the twins set off a Portable Swamp, and also plays as them when setting off the fireworks. In the GBA version they help Harry duel Slytherins.

Dumbledore's Army members[]

Hogwarts ghosts and poltergeists[]

Hogwarts professors and staff[]

Portraits and artwork[]

Order of the Phoenix Members[]

Death Eaters[]

Inquisitorial Squad[]


Platform differences (characters)[]

Playstation Portable System (PSP) players have the opportunity to play as dark characters such as Lord Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange, and as a member of the Inquisitorial Squad (Draco Malfoy, Crabbe & Goyle etc.) Although it has yet to be figured out how to unlock Voldemort. This feature is not available on other platforms.


PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, and Xbox 360 versions[]

Room of req

Two students duelling in the Room of Requirement

  1. Little Whinging and Dementor Attack (not in PSP version)
  2. 12 Grimmauld Place
  3. Hogwarts
  4. Defence Against the Dark Arts Class
  5. Detention with Dolores
  6. The Room of Requirement
  7. Introducing Grawp
  8. Christmas at 12 Grimmauld Place (not in PSP version)
  9. Umbridge's Hogwarts
  10. Occlumency and Snape's Worst Memory
  11. Fred and George's Finest Hour (not in PSP version)
  12. Ministry of Magic
  13. Battle in the Death Chamber
  14. Duel in the Ministry Atrium
  15. Hogwarts: Endless Day

GBA and Nintendo DS versions[]

  1. Little Whinging and Dementor Attack
  2. 12 Grimmauld Place
  3. Dumbledore's Hogwarts
    1. Defence Against the Dark Arts Class
    2. Detention with Dolores
    3. Charms Class
    4. Finding the Room of Requirement
    5. 1st Dumbledore's Army Meeting
    6. Angelina Johnson and the Trophy Room
    7. 2nd Dumbledore's Army Meeting
    8. Astronomy Homework Meeting
    9. 3rd Dumbledore's Army Meeting
    10. Luna and the Thestrals
    11. 4th Dumbledore's Army Meeting
    12. Transfiguration Class
    13. 5th Dumbledore's Army Meeting
    14. Recruiting Parvati, Padma and Hannah
    15. 6th Dumbledore's Army Meeting
    16. Herbology Class
    17. 7th Dumbledore's Army Meeting
    18. Care of Magical Creatures Class
    19. 8th Dumbledore's Army Meeting
    20. Ginny and the Doxy Venom
    21. 9th Dumbledore's Army Meeting
    22. Divination Homework Meeting
    23. Ernie Macmillan and the Potion Ingredients
    24. 10th (and last) Dumbledore's Army Meeting
  4. Christmas at Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place
  5. Umbridge's Hogwarts and Inquisitorial Squad
    1. O.W.L.'s (Transfiguration, Charms, History of Magic, Potions)
    2. Harry's Last Occlumency Lesson and Snape's Worst Memory
    3. O.W.L.'s (Herbology, Divination, Astronomy)
    4. Swamping the Courtyards
  6. Ministry of Magic
    1. Battle in the Death Chamber
    2. Duel in the Ministry Atrium (which, ironically, happens in the Death Chamber)


OOTP-game Hogwarts

Hogwarts school

There are many rooms in Hogwarts:


Voldemort vs Dumbledore game

Dumbledore casting a spell at Lord Voldemort

There are nineteen spells in the game, all classified under Environmental and Combat (13 spells for combat and 6 spells for the environment). You use environmental spells to earn discovery points in and around Hogwarts. Combat spells are for when you are duelling other wizards which has been described as quite common. The following spells are in the game:

Combat spells[]

  • Crucio (Only in cut scenes) Consists of a strong flash of green light that strikes the victim's body hard and tortures them.
  • Expelliarmus: A spell used to disarm your opponents and fires a jet of sparkling yellow light at an opponent.
  • Expecto Patronum: A spell used to defend yourself against Dementors. (Only used in specific story battles)
  • Flipendo: (GBA & Nintendo DS only) A jinx to knock over opponents.
  • Levicorpus: A spell used to suspend your opponent upside down in mid-air. Consists of a multi-coloured jet of light.
  • Petrificus Totalus: A spell used to put a full-body bind on your opponents. Note: This spell can be deadly for when used on a lonely opponent, the battle ends automatically and the same can happen to you. Consists of a jet of white light and when a player reaches level 11 or 12, two curses will be released.
  • Protego: A spell that deflects spells coming your way. Consists of a glowing pin-point of light that surrounds the player's body and lasts for several seconds.
  • Protego Duo: (PSP version only) A spell that sends back spells to your opponent.
  • Rictusempra: A spell that tickles and stuns the opponent. Consists of a purplish jet of light that surrounds the opponent, encircles them and finally strikes them.
  • Stupefy: A spell used to damage your opponent. Consists of 3 (5 when playing as Dumbledore) jets of red light that strike the opponent and cause them to fall into a kneeling position.
  • Stupefy Duo: (PSP version only) A spell that causes more damage than the original.
  • Ventus: (GBA & Nintendo DS Only) A gust of wind is emitted from the end of the wand.
  • Finite Incantatem: (PSP Version Only) A spell that removes the effects of any spells.

Environment spells[]

These spells are used to work out all the tasks around Hogwarts and the other locations.

  • Accio: "Summoning Charm" A spell used to pull objects closer.
  • Depulso: "Banishing Charm" A spell used to push objects farther.
  • Incendio: A spell used to create fire.
  • Reparo: A spell used to mend broken objects.
  • Reducto: A spell used to break mended objects.
  • Wingardium Leviosa: A spell used for levitating objects.


The following creatures are in the game:


The following items are in the game:

Mini games[]

These mini games are available to be played:

Portraits and passwords[]

In the game you will do different things that Portraits ask you to do (after you talk to them) to learn their passwords and gain access to shortcuts. The passwords in the game are:

Wii version[]

The Wii version of this game was not available until July 21st, 2007, in conjunction with the movie release, according to EA Games. The Wii version of the game is different from the other versions as you will need to use the Wii Remote to cast spells by waving it with the appropriate wrist movements to cast a spell correctly. EA hoped this would give the players using the Wii a more 'WIZARD FEELING'.

The following is a table detailing all the Wii Remote movements in the Wii version of the game.

Movement Spells Casted
Raising the remote and nunchuk Wingardium Leviosa and Levicorpus
Waving the remote clockwise Reparo and Expelliarmus
Waving the remote anti-clockwise Reducto
Shaking the remote horizontally Petrificus Totalus, Incendio, and Expecto Patronum
Flicking the remote up Protego and Accio
Flicking the remote down Depulso and Rictusempra
Pushing the remote and nunchuk forward Stupefy


The music featured in this game consists of some of the same tunes used in the previous games plus an entirely new, original score composed by James Hannigan. This is the first video game that includes the song titled "Hedwig's Theme," the main theme in the Harry Potter films, for the producers were sold the rights to play the tune.

Character voice-overs[]

Main characters[]



Image Name Description Gamerscore
Go to Hogwarts OOTPVG Go to Hogwarts Arrived at Hogwarts 20
Get to the Room of Requirement OOTPVG Get to the Room of Requirement Discovered the Room of Requirement. 30
Recruit Dumbledore's Army Recruit Dumbledore's Army Recruited Dumbledore's Army. 100
Unhinge Umbridge Unhinge Umbridge Unhinged Umbridge 100
Finish the Story Finish the story Finished the story 100
Win the Characters Cup Win the Characters Cup Met all the characters in the game 10
Win the Explorer Cup. Win Explorer Cup Discovered all known areas of Hogwarts 10
Win the Defence Cup Win the Defence Cup Cast all defensive spells in a single encounter 20
Complete discovery level 1 Complete Discovery Cup 1 Complete Discovery Cup 1 10
Complete discovery level 2 Complete Discovery Cup 2 Complete Discovery Cup 2 10
Complete discovery level 3 Complete Discovery Cup 3 Completed Discovery Cup 3 10
Complete discovery level 4 Complete Discovery Cup 4 Completed Discovery Cup 4 10
Complete discovery level 5 Complete Discovery Cup 5 Completed Discovery Cup 5 20
Complete discovery level 6 Complete Discovery Cup 6 Completed Discovery Cup 6 20
Complete discovery level 7 Complete Discovery Cup 7 Completed Discovery Cup 7 20
Complete discovery level 8 Complete Discovery Cup 8 Completed Discovery Cup 8 20
Complete discovery level 9 Complete Discovery Cup 9 Completed Discovery Cup 9 20
Complete discovery level 10 Complete Discovery Cup 10 Completed Discovery Cup 10 20
Complete discovery level 11 Complete Discovery Cup 11 Completed Discovery Cup 11 30
Complete discovery level 12 Complete Discovery Cup 12 Completed Discovery Cup 12 30
Complete discovery level 13 Complete Discovery Cup 13 Completed Discovery Cup 13 50
Win the Portrait Password Cup Win the Portrait Password Cup Discovered the password for every shortcut portrait in Hogwarts. 10
Win the House Ghost Cup Find the House Ghost Cup Found all the house ghosts of Hogwarts 10
Ornithology Cup Win the Ornithology Cup Found all the flying creatures of Hogwarts 10
Win the Homework Cup Win the Homework Cup Completed all the teacher mini-quests 10
Win the Studious Success Cup Win the Studious Success cup Got an "O" in all lessons 20
Win the Grand Master Cup Win the Grand Master Cup Beat all wizarding chess champions 20
Win the Exploding Snap Cup Win the Exploding Snap Cup Beat all Exploding Snap champions 20
Win the Golden Gobstone Cup Win the GOlden Gobstone Cup Beat all Gobstones champions 20
Win the Friend of the Year Cup Win the Frien f the Year Cup Found Luna's lost belongings 20
Win the Architecture Cup Win the ARchitecture Cup uncovreda ll the hidden Hogwarts symbols 10
Win the Smuggler Cup Win the Smuggler Cup Found Fred and George's hiddne parcles 10
Win the Secret Statue Cup Win the Secret Statue Cup Challenge Cup unlocked: Found all the secret wizard chess statues 10
Win the Witches and Wizards Cup Win the Wtiches and Wizards Cup Found the hidden wizard plaques arond Hogwarts 10
Win the School Pride Cup Win the School Pride Cup Tidied up hogwarts 10
Finish on hardest difficulty Finish on hardest difficulty Finished the story on the hardest difficulty 100
DA ten DA ten. Recruited 10 members of the DA 10
DA twenty DA twnty Recruited 20 members of the DA 10
Magic 500 Magic 500 Cast 500 successfull spells 10
Walk the platform Walk the Platform Covered 9 3/4 miles 10

Behind the scenes[]

  • In the American DS version, the second year Ravenclaw by the Hospital Wing who you have to win the Gobstone from is wearing a red and gold tie made for Gryffindor.
  • Lavender Brown is not even mentioned at any point in the game, although there are supposedly 28 DA members just like in the book. However, after telling the Patil twins to meet in the Room of Requirement, the number of members in the room goes up by three, suggesting that they tell Lavender, although this is not mentioned in the game script.
  • The duel between Harry and the Inquisitorial Squad after Dumbledore's Army is discovered (the duel in the Room of Requirement) is the only duel in the game that cannot be won, as the members cannot be defeated. Later in the game, the duel between Harry, Sirius, Lucius and Bellatrix can be won or lost, but that does not alter the storyline; Sirius is killed by Bellatrix after the duel regardless of the result.
  • Dumbledore's wand is the only wand that is different in the game, he still wields the Elder Wand while everyone else's wand is an exact replica of Harry's.
  • Instead of using the Incarcerous Spell on the centaur in the Forbidden Forest, Umbridge uses the Cruciatus Curse on him.
  • In the PC version, you can lose most of the battles with the Inquisitorial Squad and the game will continue. When you are playing as Dumbledore duelling against Lord Voldemort, if you lose, the game will continue as if you won with slight changes to their dialogue after battle.
  • Areas of Hogwarts castle that are inaccessible in the game are the Quidditch Stadium, Training Grounds, Divination Classroom (you can go up the staircase to the door, but you can't enter), the Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff Common Rooms (you can go down a staircase in the dungeons that leads to the Slytherin Common Room, but it stops abruptly at the bottom. This is probably the entrance, but you can't get the password), the Kitchens, most of the Forbidden Forest, the Lake (it can be seen, but you can't go right up to it or in it), Dumbledore's Office (it is only seen in cutscenes), the Chamber of Secrets (you can open the entrance in the bathroom, however) and the Philosopher's Stone Chambers (you can go up to a locked door on the third floor level of the Grand Staircase to the right of the normal third floor. Presumably, this is the entrance to where Fluffy was guarding the stone.)
  • In some outdoors areas of Hogwarts (ie. the Middle Courtyard) if you look around in the discovery view, you can see that parts of Hogwarts were not fully completed, and don't have any window patterns on (such as the Bell Towers and Training Grounds Tower).
  • There are noticeable differences in graphical quality between the Wii and PS2 versions and PS3 and Xbox 360 versions as they have a more advanced hardware than the Wii and PS2.
  • Many fans were unhappy with inability to explore Hogwarts in the previous game, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, so for this game the designers made sure to include as many areas of Hogwarts to explore as possible, as well as hidden rewards that can be found by exploring. The designers also wanted Hogwarts to look as close to how it appears in the films as possible, so they went back and looked at what they had designed in the previous games to determine what they needed to change, as well as looked at the blueprints of Hogwarts from the films and the notes from J. K. Rowling in order to create the most immersive Hogwarts possible.
    • However, keen-eyed players will notice that some areas are geographically impossible relative to the exterior layout, such as the fourth and fifth floors connecting at a point where they should both be going in opposite directions and the Seventh Floor landing going over one of the courtyards.
  • After hitting her with Crucio in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Harry kicks Bellatrix's wand into a water grate in a cutscene.
  • This was the last Harry Potter game released for the GBA.

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Notes and references[]

  1. Seff, M: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Announced." http://wii.ign.com/articles/747/747082p1.html, 11/21/2006
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