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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world role play game set in the world of Harry Potter. You control a wizard character who starts as a student at Hogwarts but then ventures out on a dangerous journey with a mystery to solve. You design your character, learn to craft potions, cast spells, upgrade talents, and develop enough power to survive in the wide world.

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 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.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/02/2023

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Role-Play (Adventure and Open World)

Developer: Avalanche Sweden (@AvalancheSweden)

 

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DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16, provisional.

Rated for younger players in the US. Not yet ESRB rated but likely to be ESRB TEEN.
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.

CostsCosts

Hogwarts Legacy usually costs £49.99 to £74.99.
 

Hogwarts Legacy

Steam Store PC £49.99

Hogwarts Legacy: Digital Deluxe Edition

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Hogwarts Legacy Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@AvalancheSweden) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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