Macworld writes: "Designed for release on the same day as the movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the latest in the series of adventure games based on the Happy Potter books by J.K. Rowling and their movie equivalents. Originally slated for released last Fall, both the movie and the game were delayed by several months. This extra time seems to have served the game well and makes Half-Blood Prince arguably the best of the series to date. Unfortunately, young Mr. Potter's games still fail to capture the magic and wonder of their source material.
For those unfamiliar with the Harry Potter craze, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince continues the adventures of Harry Potter, a wizard in his sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This time, he must uncover an insidious plot hatched by his rival, Draco Malfoy, meanwhile captaining his Quidditch team, confronting villainous Death Eaters, and dealing with being an angst-ridden teenager."