Harry Potter Mobile Games, Past and Present
While Harry Potter fans are definitely big readers, some of us are also magical gamers. If you are interested in playing Harry Potter mobile games, discover:
- Harry Potter mobile games ready to download today
- upcoming Harry Potter mobile games
- retired Harry Potter mobile games
Current Harry Potter Mobile Games
The following mobile games are available to download in most countries, on both Android and iOS devices.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a video game developed by Jam City, originally released for mobile devices on April 25, 2018. It was the first game released under the Portkey Games label.
Hogwarts Mystery begins in 1984, seven years before Harry Potter starts at Hogwarts. Players get to create an original character and attend Hogwarts with classmates like Charlie Weasley, Nymphadora Tonks, and more.
Hogwarts Mystery is a role-playing game (RPG) that takes players along a predefined plot involving your missing older brother, cursed vaults, and a nefarious organization. While you do have freedom to make choices throughout the game, which can affect small plot details, the overall plot remains predefined.
During the game, you take classes, make friends, progress the main plot, compete in limited-time events, enjoy side quests, and (eventually) date.
Official Hogwarts Mystery Links
Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells
Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells is a mobile game developed by Zynga and published by Portkey Games, originally released on September 22, 2020.
During this tile-matching game, players connect gems in different combinations to meet puzzle objectives. You follow along the Harry Potter series, beginning on Privet Drive. As you progress through puzzles, you also unlock different spells. Earn spell upgrades by solving puzzles themed around Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, and other Hogwarts lessons.
You can also join a Club! Earn Trophies, give extra Lives to your teammates, compete against other Clubs in Magical Mischief, and more.
Official Puzzles & Spells Links
Upcoming Harry Potter Mobile Games
For now, only one new Harry Potter mobile game has been officially announced. However, Portkey Games is always working on new content, so other Harry Potter mobile games could come out.
Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
Co-developed with NetEase, and published under the Portkey Games label, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened launched in Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions on September 9, 2021. A global release is expected sometime in 2022.
Magic Awakened combines three game genres to create something magical. It is a card collecting game (CCG), a role-playing game (RPG), and a massively multiplayer online game (MMO). Of course, MMORPG is already its own shorthand, but I’m not sure if MMORPGCCG will catch on!
Players enter Hogwarts as a Muggleborn student, in a storyline set a decade after the Battle of Hogwarts. You will:
- Master the magic
- Collect cards
- Explore Hogwarts
- Duel with players
- Brew potions
- Battle creatures
- Join your Hogwarts House
- Play Quidditch
Players in the Americas, Europe, and Oceania are now able to pre-register on the game’s official website or Google Play to receive exclusive rewards once the title is released.
Official Magic Awakened Links
Former Harry Potter Mobile Games
Unfortunately, not all Harry Potter mobile games last forever. While dedicated fans enjoyed these titles, the developers decided to retire them.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was an augmented reality, geo-location game created in partnership with Niantic and Portkey Games. The global launch began on June 20, 2019. The game servers shut down on January 31, 2022.
In this game, players joined the Statute of Secrecy (SOS) Task Force, an organization dedicated to keeping magic hidden from Muggles. A strange phenomenon named the Calamity led to magical Traces appearing in the “real world” (in-game Map). Players chose a profession, cast spells, earned resources, completed events, engaged in combat, and more. The story unfolded bit by bit during certain events.
The game concluded when the Calamity ended, removing the risk of Muggles discovering magic.
Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World
Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World was a hidden object game created in partnership with Mediatonic and WB Games. It was released on November 17, 2016, and it officially closed on January 14, 2020.
In this game, players started working at the Ministry of Magic’s Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Players partnered with Mathilda Grimblehawk to solve cases regarding magical beasts.
I hope this overview of Harry Potter mobile games was helpful!
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Brita is a pink and sparkly feminist who loves books, wine, France, and her husband. She's the former editor-in-chief of Wizards Unite Hub, the world's largest Wizards Unite fan website before the game's demise. You can learn more about Brita by visiting her other websites, social media profiles, and Harry Potter YouTube channel.