Planet Xbox 360 writes: "Harry Potter and his encounters with the Half-Blood Prince won't win over newcomers to the franchise but it may have enough juice to entertain longtime fans. Electronic Arts is not going to win any awards with this video game based on the hugely popular series that spans the globe. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is no different than the previous titles with gameplay that will be felt as overly repetitive. The phenomenon of Harry Potter is no mystery; it's able to grasp the attention of all demographics. As a novel, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was remarkable in its attempt to push its characters towards adulthood and their encounters with mature scenarios such as Harry's journey with Professor Dumbledore through Lord Voldemort's cave. As a film, Warner Brothers took the novel and put forth one of the darkest entries in the series to date."