Codex Gamicus

The close and synergistic relationship between book, film and videogame is more defined in the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix videogame than ever before. Players will be able to explore the many key locations within Hogwarts in minute detail, each one a visual match to its film equivalent, while being engrossed in the thrilling adventures outlined in the rich narrative of the book.

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about the teenager’s recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts’ venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort’s return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge’s Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves “Dumbledore’s Army,” Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.

With the ability to play multiple characters, including Harry Potter, Dumbledore and Sirius Black, the video game of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix offers fans the opportunity to wield a wand, explore all around Hogwarts and experience one of the most exciting and dangerous years in the life of the Boy Who Lived.

Playable Characters[]

  • Fred Weasley
  • George Weasley
  • Albus Dumbledore
  • Harry Potter
  • Sirius Black

Spells used in the game[]

Non-combat spells

  • Reparo, a repairing spell.
  • Wingardium Leviosa, used to lift objects.
  • Depulso, used to push away objects.
  • Accio, used to summon objects.
  • Reducto, used to destroy objects. (Not available in the Nintendo DS version.)
  • Incendio, used to burn objects.

Combat/duelling spells

  • Expelliarmus, used to disarm an opponent. (It deals great damage but if your opponent is kneeling, use this spell to finish off your opponent.) (Available at times in the Nintendo DS version, but when it shows up in the duels, you have to use it.)
  • Stupefy, a slow, powerful stunning spell.
  • Protego, shield charm, makes protective shield that deflects spells.
  • Rictusempra, another stunning spell that is faster than Stupefy but weaker (in the books, Rictusempra is a tickling spell).
  • Petrificus Totalus, paralyses the opponent. This spell proves to be a strong spell because if opponent is alone and is hit by this spell, the duel is automatically over. The same thing could happen to you. (Though it only deals great damage against Voldemort) (Not available in the Nintendo DS version.)
  • Levicorpus, used to hang the opponent upside-down. In the game, the spell can be used verbally. However, in the books, this spell did not appear until Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and is only nonverbal. (This is yet another spell that only damages Voldemort) (Not available in the Nintendo DS version.)
  • Expecto Patronum is used in the beginning against the Dementors, and again in a Dumbledore's Army (D.A.) meeting, but it is never used again.