5 School-Based Games You Can Play While Waiting for Hogwarts Legacy

In 2022, Hogwarts Legacy is expected to offer one of the most immersive gaming experiences. Following the release of the State of Play gameplay clip, fans are drooling at the prospect of seeing what Hogwarts Legacy has in store.

Hogwarts Legacy will be released in Holiday 2022 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Some fans are speculating if this will be an adaptation of JK Rowling’s original novels given how brilliantly the Wizarding World and Hogwarts are portrayed in Hogwarts Legacy. However, the creators have stated that Hogwarts Legacy would have an original storyline with certain aspects from the Harry Potter universe.

The prospect of freely roaming the school’s corridors, attending classes, and interacting with classmates in Avalanche Software’s upcoming Hogwarts Legacy has piqued the interest of the gaming industry and put enormous pressure on the developer. While waiting for Hogwarts Legacy, players can enjoy various other great games throughout the school grounds.


Explore these pre-Hogwarts Legacy school games

5) Life is strange

Editor: Square Enix

Platform: Android, iOS, Google Stadia, Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Life is Strange is a narrative game that is a contemporary take on the visual adventures that made PC gaming popular in the 1980s and 1990s. The game was split into five episodes, each released regularly throughout 2015.

Max Caulfied in Life, is Strange discovers she has such power after foreseeing a storm that would devastate her community. Players take control of Max and interact with their surroundings, solving puzzles and unlocking new conversational options.

In the imaginary setting of Arcadia Bay, players can visit numerous locations and chat with non-playable characters. While branching options are used for communication, the dialog exchange can be rewound. If an event is reset, the information previously given can be used again in the future.


4) detention

Publisher: Red Candle Games, Coconut Island Games, Playism

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Android, Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, Macintosh operating systems

Detention is a survival horror RPG set in 1960s Taiwan and developed by Red Candle Games. The game begins with Wei’s point of view and soon switches to Ray’s, with the school evolving into a nightmarish version of itself inhabited by malevolent monsters known as the “lingering”.

Players must solve puzzles to gradually unravel the mysteries of the school and learn more about Ray and Wei. Religious aspects based on Taiwanese culture and mythology are also included in the game.


3) Star Wars Jedi: Jedi Academy

Publisher: LucasArts, Activision

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Mac OS X

In 2003, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy was released, which takes a page from the wizarding world by transporting players to a fictional school.

Although Jedi Academy is best known for its lightsaber action, the game is also famous for its immersive storyline. It uses the Academy to give the player a natural sense of rising through the ranks of the Jedi, while offering new insights into the Star Wars world.

The game’s shooter elements are typical, with an array of projectiles, energy weapons, and other explosives. Health and shield gauges are refilled individually for each player.

The player character is a Force user in both single player and multiplayer, with a number of Force powers in addition to his lightsaber. Push, Pull, Jump, Heal, Lightning, and Star Wars powers are among the talents available.


2) individual 5

Publisher: Atlus, Atlus USA, Deep Silver, Sega (Royal)

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3

The Persona series follows a group of students who can summon “Personas” and use them to battle an evil force in each game. The latest game in the series follows an exchange student who along with a gang of other students develops the ability to summon personalities and create Phantom Thieves.

Persona 5 is a role-playing video game in which the player assumes the position of Joker, a male high school student spending a single year at school in present-day Tokyo. Like a social simulation game, the game is governed by a day-night cycle and weather systems that affect overall behavior.


1) bullies

Editor: Rockstar Games

Platforms: Android, Playstation 2, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Wii

The game has a cast of fascinating and unforgettable characters, both in the game’s scenes and running around wreaking havoc in the game. The concept of the game is very amazing. Jimmy tries to take control of all the cliques under the supervision of a senior named Gary to make Bullworth a more peaceful environment for the kids.

Most of the game takes place at Bullworth Academy, where players complete objectives to help Jimmy climb the ranks of the school. One of the best aspects of Bully is the versatility of its gameplay. There are a variety of game modes and objectives available in the main missions, but there are also multiple classes to complete such as Art, English, and Gym, as well as side distractions like go-karting.


Disclaimer: This article reflects the opinion of the author.


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