PixelatedGamer.com writes, "As you can tell, I'm less than enamoured with Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. It's not a bad game, I didn't notice any bugs and everything worked as expected. But it's far too short and limited. Once you've completed it, there's not really any reason to go back. The control system works quite well, although did potentially damage my right arm, but it does make me suspicious as to how well younger players would be able to play this game. As for older gamers, I can't see them being particularly fascinated by this game unless they are a die hard Harry Potter fan. Overall, this game just feels very much like an ideal rental. For most gamers, it'll only take a weekend of playing to complete which makes it ideal rental fodder. Just don't expect too much of it, it's far from memorable unfortunately."