Review round-up: 'Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4' (all consoles)

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Another installment in the well-loved Lego video games franchise (see also the Lego Star Wars, Lego Indiana Jones, and Lego Batman franchises). Players in Lego Harry Potter follow the capers of Harry & friends through the first four books, using spells and special powers to build and break Lego bricks along the way. There's also a clever co-operative mode for two players.

Lego Harry Potter
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, PSP and PC
Released: North America, June 29. Europe, June 25.
Age Rating: Everyone 10+ in North America, 7+ in Europe.

Sample Scores
Yahoo!UK: 5/5 "Fantastically varied"
Eurogamer: 9/10 "Something truly special"
IGN: 8.5/10 "The game fans have been waiting for"
GameSpot: 8/10 "It's charming, funny, and fun"
Pocket-Lint: 8/10 "Gameplay is consistently brilliant"
G4TV: 4/5 "Joyously whimsical, top-to-bottom enchanting"
NowGamer: 7.9/10 "A perfect fit for its target audience"
1UP: B+ "My very favorite of the Lego bunch yet"
JeuxVideo: 14/20 "Leaves a little something to be desired"

Price: €49.99 / $49.99 (360 PS3 Wii), €39.99 / $29.99 (DS), €29.99 / $29.99 (PC PSP)