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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Hogwarts Legacy 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 9 weeks ago.
Set in the 1800s, your character holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have the rare ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic. But will you, like in the game Fable use this for good or sinister ends?
Play involves joining as a fifth-year student who is able to manipulate powerful ancient magic. This soon takes you on a dangerous journey as you uncover secrets of the wizarding world. As you progress you grow your character’s abilities by mastering spells, potions and harvesting plants. Along with battling deadly enemies, you make new friends and school professors who help you on your way.
It's not an adaptation of the books and films but a story and world anchored in Wizarding lore inspired by J.K. Rowling’s world, in which players will find new and unexpected locations, characters and story elements.
The game focuses around the use of magic and spells. In terms of violence, you battle enemies who are visibly hurt by spells and attacks. There are monstrous creatures and masked figures engulfed in flames. Characters hurt in battles fall to the ground in pain and remain prone on the floor with blood visible.
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Younger players need to be able to deal with exploring a large world and switching spells quickly in combat. You also need to be able to notice the colour-coding advice to direct your combat. You also need good perseverance when you are lost or losing battles a lot.
Hogwarts Legacy Xbox One Version
Hogwarts Legacy Xbox Series X|S Version
Hogwarts Legacy: Digital Deluxe Edition
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can purchase add-ons like:
- Hogwarts Legacy: Dark Arts Pack that adds Thestral Mount, Clothing and a Battle Arena.
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Release Date: 08/02/2023
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Accessibility: 37 features
Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World
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