The gameplay for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is different from the previous games after developers decided it required a new direction to suit its growing adult audience.The player controls the character Harry Potter from a third person over-the-shoulder camera, and is played in the style of a third-person shooter. The Deathly Hallows – Part 1 game includes a progression system where Harry gains experience and can upgrade his spells.
Combat in Deathly Hallows Part 1 involves button or keyboard presses or mouse clicks to cast spells. The player is able to change the spells by selecting the spell wheel. The spells also have an effect on enemies and the environment with the player being able to use Wingardium Leviosa to throw objects at other players or to clear paths and the Confundo spell being able to make the enemy fight for the player (which is used in a sniper point of view). Head shots are also a feature in the game with the player being able to control Harry to aim a spell at their opponent’s head. Part of the combat sequences involve the cover system where the player hides behind an obstacle, until it has been destroyed, to avoid receiving damage from their opponent.
||Single Core 2.4 GHz or Dual 2.0 GHz or equivalents
||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
||256MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce 6800, ATI Radeon X1600 or better. Laptop chipsets may work but are not supported.)