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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
79
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PlayStation 2
76
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GameCube
76
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User Reviews

Seemingly based on a Reader's Digest version of a novelization of the film. Xbox DarkBubble (370)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 11 3.1
Macintosh 2 1.0
PlayStation 2 5 2.8
Windows 17 3.7
Xbox 6 2.0
Combined MobyScore 41 3.1


The Press Says

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100
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com
Given that the character interactions are limited to running into your buddies, Ron and Hermione, who lead you to your next class, Harry Potter is hardly an RPG. It's essentially a version of Quake with a heck of a lot more story and none of the latent homoeroticism (I'm sorry...we're talking about a game where muscle-men run around with big guns and call each other "bitch"). It's not exactly faithful to the book, but—like all adaptations—it takes what it can and invents the rest to make its format work.
90
PlayStation 2GameZone
This is definitely a fun and addictive adventure game that will grow on the youngest or oldest of Harry Potter fans. It’s difficult enough to be challenging for all ages, but easy enough for all ages to enjoy as well … and even some issues here and there won’t stop the fun. In addition, it even provides a solid title for those who aren’t as into the books or movies, and could stand on it’s own as a good action game even without the big name attached.
89
GameCubeIGN
The Harry Potter license is one of the biggest in the world. Millions of readers have enjoyed the books. The same number flocked to see the first movie when it debuted last year and even more are likely be to turn out in long lines for the second. So it makes perfect sense that uber publisher Electronic Arts shelled out big bucks to exclusively bring Potter and his friends to next-generation consoles. That's good and fine, but what of the big question: does the boy wizard's transition to videogames do the franchise justice? As die hard fans of the series, we're happy to report that the answer is a triumphant yes. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for GameCube is not without flaws, but it's still a polished, fun, inventive 3D adventure game that shouldn't be missed.
88
GameCubeGameZone
Fact of the matter is that there is no reason not to like this game regardless of whether you are into the books and movies or not. It is an excellently crafted 3D action/adventure title that manages to stay true to its namesake and be a hell of a lot of fun in the process. The GBA link support doesn’t hurt matters either. The boy who lived makes an exceptional debut on the Gamecube.
88
XboxGameZone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will not only please the fans of the books and movies but also satisfy those gamers looking for an outstanding adventure game. With its well-crafted story, great characters and nearly perfect controls, this is a game that is just too fun to ignore. If you’re looking for the perfect game in the Harry Potter universe, this is most definitely the game to buy.
87
XboxIGN
You never know what to expect from a videogame based on a popular license. But, to me, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets hasn't fallen victim to any of the unfortunate failings that become so many of these types of games. It's, in fact, a very well done 3D adventure game filled with a fun quest, challenging puzzles and an intuitive control scheme and magic system. It reminds me a lot of Zelda, actually, which is a great thing. That's not to say it's perfect. Some of the puzzles lack the intensity of those in Zelda and there is a level of redundancy in some of the challenges, but for the most part it's all still something of an addiction.
84
PlayStation 2Consoles Plus
Ce nouvel Harry Potter est amusant, mais la gestion des caméras fait chier. Un jeu propre et bien réalisé, dans la lignée des livres et des films.
84
PlayStation 2IGN
I think that just about anybody will get his or her money's worth with this game. But for genuine Potter fans, this is an absolute must buy. The way in which developer Eurocom has brought Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Quidditch and the cast of the Potter books to life in videogame form is brilliant. There is so much to see and do in the Harry Potter universe here that the game is practically a virtual library of Potter related locations, items, and characters. And the topper is that the Chamber of Secrets storyline is presented with equal flair and detail.
82
GameCube4Players.de
Wunderbar - für Potter-Fans ist die Konsolenfassung von Harrys neuem Abenteuer ein gefundenes Fressen, da sie die Atmosphäre der Bücher und des Films hervorragend auf den Bildschirm transportiert. Grafisch ist lediglich die XBox-Version minimal besser, spielerisch liegen alle Konsolen-Varianten gleichauf. Allerdings hat die GameCube-Fassung dasselbe Problem wie das PS2-Pendant - es gibt viel gute Konkurrenz: Games wie Starfox Adventures oder Super Mario Sunshine schlagen spielerisch in eine ähnliche Kerbe. Allerdings hat die Kammer des Schreckens den Potter-Bonus, so dass Fans im Zweifelsfall zu dem Spiel greifen sollten, das Ihnen thematisch am ehesten liegt. In jedem Fall haben wir hier einen lohnenden Hogwarts-Ausflug für kleine und große Forschernaturen, die nichts gegen etwas Action einzuwenden haben, und beim einen oder anderen Bedienungsmangel gnädig ein Auge zudrücken.
82
PlayStation 24Players.de
Wunderbar - für Potter-Fans ist die Konsolenfassung von Harrys neuem Abenteuer ein gefundenes Fressen, da sie die Atmosphäre der Bücher und des Films hervorragend auf den Bildschirm transportiert. Andererseits lebt das Spiel natürlich vom Potter-Bonus, da es gerade auf der PS2 massig vergleichbare Action-Adventures gibt: Jak & Dexter, Phantomias oder Peter Pan bieten dem kleinen Zauberer ordentlich Paroli. Nichtsdestotrotz ist der neue Ausflug nach Hogwarts eine lohnende Investition für alle großen und kleinen Forschernaturen, die nichts gegen etwas Action einzuwenden haben, und beim einen oder anderen Bedienungsmangel gnädig ein Auge zudrücken. Allerdings muss man deutlich sagen, dass die PS2-Version grafisch gegen die GameCube- und XBox-Fassung den Kürzeren zieht.
82
PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365
All in all Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was not a bad game by any means, neither was it a great game. It was a great attempt by EA, but in the end Chamber of Secrets just wasn't fun enough for me. You slowly start the game before you even get into the castle (Hogwarts) and then you have somewhat boring and tedious missions. Another complaint is the ridiculously long load times, which by the way are after about every other room!
82
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Zugegeben, Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens ist größtenteils was für Fans des kleinen Zauberers, denen der PC als Spielemedium noch fremd ist. Immerhin besteht der Hauptteil des Programms doch darin, Buch und Film am PC noch mal zu erleben. Aber auch erfahrenere Harry-Fans haben ihren Spaß. Allein das Aufspüren der Verstecke motiviert ungemein. Ich werde noch herausfinden, was sich hinter der Silber-Tür verbirgt. Und wenn ich dafür Hogwarts auf den Kopf stellen muss
82
XboxGame Freaks 365
All in all Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was not a bad game by any means, neither was it a great game. It was a great attempt by EA, but in the end Chamber of Secrets just wasn't fun enough for me. You slowly start the game before you even get into the castle (Hogwarts) and then you have somewhat boring and tedious missions. Another complaint is the ridiculously long load times, which by the way are after about every other room!
82
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Ook al heb je nog nooit een boek van Harry Potter in handen gehad, heb je geen flauw benul wie Draco Malfidus is en weet je in de verste verte niet wat er bedoeld wordt met een dreuzel, dan nog is Harry Potter en de geheime kamer een absolute aanrader.
82
GameCubeGame Freaks 365
All in all Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was not a bad game by any means, neither was it a great game. It was a great attempt by EA, but in the end Chamber of Secrets just wasn't fun enough for me. You slowly start the game before you even get into the castle (Hogwarts) and then you have somewhat boring and tedious missions. Another complaint is the ridiculously long load times, which by the way are after about every other room!
82
Xbox4Players.de
Wunderbar - für Potter-Fans ist die Konsolenfassung von Harrys neuem Abenteuer ein gefundenes Fressen, da sie die Atmosphäre der Bücher und des Films hervorragend auf den Bildschirm transportiert. Gerade die XBox-Variante glänzt mit phantastischer Grafik, gegen die sowohl die GameCube - als auch und gerade die PS2-Variante schwach dastehen. Außerdem mangelt es dem kleinen Zauberer auf der Microsoft-Konsole an kompetenter Konkurrenz, spielerisch vergleichbar sind lediglich Blinx - The Time Sweeper und Crash Bandicoot . Addiert man noch den Potter-Bonus, haben wir hier einen lohnenden Hogwarts-Ausflug für kleine und große Forschernaturen, die nichts gegen etwas Action einzuwenden haben, und beim einen oder anderen Bedienungsmangel gnädig ein Auge zudrücken.
81
WindowsPC Zone Benelux
De cd-roms van Harry Potter en de Geheime kamer zullen ongetwijfeld als warme Smekies over de toonbank gaan. Er is dan ook niets mis met het vervolg van Harry's digitale avonturen op Zweinstein.
80
MacintoshMac Addict
Despite minor faults, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a pleasure to play, even if spells and puzzles have been dumbed down a bit for kids and casual gamers--hard-core gamers will breeze through. For the rest of us, the newest Harry Potter game is an engaging diversion.
80
WindowsUOL Jogos
A mecânica lembra muito o clássico "Zelda", da Nintendo, só que de maneira mais simplificada. Para a garotada, isso é ótimo: ninguém vai ficar "travado", sem saber o que fazer. Mas os jogadores mais velhos podem ficar um pouco decepcionados com a falta de desafio real. Se você é fã de "Harry Potter" e seu sonho é entrar em Hogwarts, pode considerar esse jogo "Imperdível". As coisas não ficam mais mágicas que isso.
80
WindowsGameplanet
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets definitely lives up to its name. Secrets yearning to be discovered, thrills to be had and Chocolate Frogs to devour, who would give up the opportunity to journey into Harry's world? Overall, this game will keep the young ones enthralled and some of the not so young ones amused. If nothing else, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets offers a great one on one tutorial of some of the more exciting aspects of the movie.
80
WindowsIGN
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a pretty decent game. There is enough gameplay to keep anyone busy for a long time. The struggle of trying to find all the secrets on just one level coupled with a fairly decent story might keep players coming back again and again. Good graphics and sound enhance the game. Harry Potter fans, of course, must buy this game, but even those not enamored of Harry Potter might find this a real treat.
79
GameCubeNintendojo
If you're a Harry Potter fan, this game is for you. If you're a gamer as well, that's even better. Eurocom have almost done the impossible: They have made a movie/novel based game actually good. The game exudes effort and it really shows. Sure it may not blow you away technically; the gameplay is way off revolutionary and it doesn’t have the same polish and refinement as really big titles, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t have fun with this game. Even someone who isn’t a fan of the Potter series will find something here that captures's their interest. If only all franchise games could be made like this!
78
Windows4Players.de
Auf der einen Seite ist Harry Nummer 2 wieder ein zauberhaftes Spiel: leicht zu bedienen, motivierend, mit allerlei Mini-Spielchen garniert und irgendwie einfach knuffig. Auf der anderen Seite ist die Technik trotz aller Verbesserungen immer noch von vorgestern, der Schwierigkeitsgrad sehr niedrig, und das Abenteuer immer noch nur allein spielbar. Doch die klar definierte Zielgruppe, junge Potter-Fans, wird wunderbar bedient. Falls Ihr also gelegentlich ein Stündchen oder zwei entspannt durch Hogwarts stöbern wollt, dann ist die Kammer des Schreckens ein willkommenes Ausflugsziel. Hardcore-Zocker werden sich hingegen gackernd abwenden, Spieler, die eine echte Herausforderung suchen sowieso.
78
GameCubeGamesmania
Für Harry-Potter-Fans ein absolutes Muss! Alle anderen Spieler bekommen ein solides und abwechslungsreiches, aber nicht außerordentliches Spiel für ihr Geld geboten.
78
XboxGamesmania
Für Harry-Potter-Fans ein absolutes Muss! Alle anderen Spieler bekommen ein solides und abwechslungsreiches, aber nicht außerordentliches Spiel für ihr Geld geboten.
78
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Für Harry-Potter-Fans ein absolutes Muss! Alle anderen Spieler bekommen ein solides und abwechslungsreiches, aber nicht außerordentliches Spiel für ihr Geld geboten.
77
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Dit spel zal niet de geschiedenis ingaan als het beste platformspel ooit maar het zal de kleintjes uren spelplezier bezorgen.
77
WindowsPC Action
Erstaunlich. Obwohl es ein Kinderspiel ist, macht es erstaunlich viel Spaß. Natürlich ist es nervig, wenn das Programm eigentlich alles selbst in die Hand nimmt. Aber manchmal geht's so hektisch zu, dass dieses Manko zum Vorteil avanciert. Beispielsweise beim Kampf gegen die Spinnen im Wald. Kleiner Bonus: Bestimmte Textpassagen und Szenen sind im Spiel enthalten, die im Kinofilm entschärft wurden.
77
WindowsGameSpy
Seasoned players will likely breeze through the majority of this game in a few sessions, although the challenge of locating every hidden item will extend the shelf life of this title for some. Although there are a number of puzzle challenges, none of them are particularly complex or frustrating, and most take moments to complete. Most of the enemies are also easy to get by, and quick-save points prevent the challenges from becoming too redundant. At times, the controls are a bit clunky, but generally speaking, this is a rather breezy and entertaining title that will most strongly appeal to fans of the Harry Potter franchise and casual gamers seeking a well-produced diversion. A greater challenge wouldn't have hurt, but this is a fun game worth checking out.
75
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Chamber of Secrets явно превзошел своего предшественника. Разнообразные заклинания вкупе с увеличенным набором локаций и более гибкой сюжетной линией превратили скучную аркаду а-ля Mario 64 в замечательное комплексное приключение. И взрослым, и их смышленым чадам наверняка понравится.
75
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
C'est avec plaisir que l'on retrouve l'apprenti sorcier sur PC, pour une aventure toujours aussi amusante et agréable à jouer. Les responsables de ce nouvel opus ont su reprendre les meilleurs ingrédients du premier opus en y ajoutant suffisamment de nouveautés pour ne pas lasser le joueur. Un prolongement réussi pour ceux qui souhaitent aller au-delà du roman et du long métrage.
75
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
The question before us is, does the Chamber of Secrets game manage to be both a good game and worthy addition to the Harry Potter franchise? I believe it does. The developers clearly went the extra mile to try to improve on the first, already-successful Harry Potter game, and they improved it in most respects. On the other hand there is still room for improvement in a few places, and there is currently a serious bug in the OS 9 version of which players need to be aware.
75
WindowsGameZone
This is a game that will appeal to younger players. It looks good and plays well. There may be a few stumbling blocks along the way, but Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets manages to capture the essence of the book in a manner that fans will likely enjoy. Whether roaming the halls of Hogwarts, or stepping into the options to play a Quidditch match, the game does have entertainment at its heart.
73
XboxGameSpot
In the end, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a marked improvement over the last Harry Potter game--it has a stronger game design and a lot more polish. The game's impressive visuals on the Xbox coupled with its rich gameplay definitely make it one of the better platform games on the system. Xbox owners looking for a solid platform experience will want to check out the game.
73
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a marked improvement over the last Harry Potter game--it has a stronger game design and a lot more polish. Although the graphics are the weak link in the package, the game is still very playable and fun for fans of the series. The rich gameplay and engaging story give the game an appeal that very nearly rises above the rough visuals, and they definitely capture the spirit of the books.
70
WindowsClubic
Harry Potter Et La Chambre Des Secrets n'est pas, comme presque toutes les suites, une révolution. On a toujours droit au même moteur 3D et les nouveautés côté gameplay sont rares. Par ailleurs, les fréquents chargements, souvent injustifiés, sont parfois pénibles. Mais, ne crachons pas dans la soupe, c'est toujours un plaisir que de résoudre les énigmes et de collectionner ces fameuses cartes. Un peu comme à l'arrivée d'un nouveau James Bond, le nouvel Harry Potter se laisse apprécier sans trop d'efforts... On ne lui en demande pas plus. Les enfants et les joueurs occasionnels pourront se laisser tenter sans courir le moindre risque. Ils y joueront avec grand plaisir, mais les joueurs expérimentés devraient par contre le boucler en moins de six heures.
70
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
La Chambre Des Secrets est un titre ma foi plutôt agréable, qui exploite bien la licence du jeune sorcier. La progression essentiellement basée sur la récolte et l'utilisation de sorts n'est pas déplaisante et on regrette simplement que le titre ne s'adresse qu'aux lecteurs du livre, plus à même de suivre l'histoire.
70
XboxJeuxvideo.com
La Chambre Des Secrets est un titre ma foi plutôt agréable qui exploite bien la licence du jeune sorcier. La progression essentiellement basée sur la récolte et l'utilisation de sorts n'est pas déplaisante et on regrette simplement que le titre ne s'adresse qu'aux lecteurs du livre, plus à même de suivre l'histoire.
70
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
La Chambre Des Secrets est un titre ma foi plutôt agréable qui exploite bien la licence du jeune sorcier. La progression essentiellement basée sur la récolte et l'utilisation de sorts n'est pas déplaisante et on regrette simplement que le titre ne s'adresse qu'aux lecteurs du livre, plus à même de suivre l'histoire.
70
GameCubeGamePro (US)
The lousy camera is a handful and a half, though, as it rarely orients itself properly and often abandons the player outright. That flaw aside, the game is very easy to play and offers lots of help, which makes perfect sense given its appeal to a young audience. Overall, the GameCube version ranks as the best of this year's class, and as long as your Potter fandom never falters, you'll see the magic in exploring this Chamber of Secrets.
70
MacintoshMac Gamer
While HP2 is an improvement overall, its improvements are definitely evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. I imagine that if the developers can keep it up, HP3 will be a decent game, but this iteration of the Harry Potter game franchise still falls a little short. Kids will no doubt enjoy being able to take part of Harry's world on their computer. With the proper supervision, they will be able to play the game pretty well, but younger kids will more likely get frustrated with the game than not. HP2 is not for the hardcore gamers. It is for fans of the Harry Potter series, serious fans at that.
70
XboxGamePro (US)
With such a strong license behind it, one would think the new slew of Harry Potter games would be topnotch entertainment. Unfortunately, the only thing outstanding about the Chamber of Secrets is the license as the derivative gameplay, nerve-grating voices, and uninspired design will likely turn off all but the most fervent of fans. Flipendo!
70
PlayStation 2Gameplanet
Sure it's single player only, but it's of a decent length, and the story unfolds over what feels like a long time. It's well worth the money, especially at $99.95 (NZD). Guys, your girlfriend will love it. Dads, your kids will love it. Wives, your husband will love it. If you're looking for an excellent quality game, that will appeal to kids of all ages, give this a go.
70
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
"Komm zu mir ... lass mich dich zerreißen" ist das Erste, was die rätselhafte Stimme aus der Wand Harry zuflüstert. Niemand außer ihm kann die Drohung hören - kein Wunder, schließlich findet Harry später mithilfe seiner Freunde Ron und Hermine heraus, dass es sich gar nicht um menschliche Laute handelt ... Genau wie der zweite Roman von Joanne K. Rowling setzt auch der Nachfolger von Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen voll auf das zauberhafte Hogwarts-Flair. Vor und nach Aufgaben wird die Handlung in Zwischensequenzen (wie das Intro in Spielgrafik) erzählt.
65
GameCubeNetjak
I find myself somewhat disappointed with the game. The graphics are good and the sound/voices are good, but the gameplay is sorely lacking. Between not knowing I could wall sneak because of the wonky activation of the A button and constantly losing my beans, I became increasingly frustrated with the game. I am a big Harry fan and I think that this is definitely a rental unless you are buying for a child who will be less sensitive to my issues and enjoy the game because it has Harry in it.
60
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Let me preface my remarks by saying this: If you’re shopping for a certified J.K. Rowling fanatic this holiday season, this game should do well enough to fill their Potter-centric gaming needs. If you’re young, and in love with a fictional wizard from England, you’ll probably eat this up like a box of Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean! Woo-hoo! Hey, how’s that for a pull quote? Moving on, let’s discuss whether or not Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is worth the recycled plastic disc it’s burned into. In a word, no.
60
MacintoshMacworld
Noticeably better than Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets offers casual gamers a fun tie-in with the popular book and movie, and it gives them a chance to experience the world of Harry Potter for themselves.
60
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
The game, however, does offer a goodly amount of variety in its vaguely mini-Zelda-ish episodes, and the ability to charge your many different magicks and cast them without any spell points to worry about is kinda fun. The sound effects are the game's most solid aspect with talented voice-actors (imitators, not the real thing) spewing scads of Britishisms. Just try not to flip out the hundredth time you hear Flipendo.
60
WindowsAdventure Classic Gaming
Some may argue that anything to do with Harry Potter needs no introduction. JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series is among the best selling fiction books in the world—for both children and adults—and has spawned several hit movies. The first game, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, is faithful to Rowling’s work and a joy to play. The second game, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, while offering an enhanced version of basically the same game but with a different plot, is no different.
51
MacintoshGames4Mac
Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens ist kein pädagogisch sinnvolles Spiel, war wahrscheinlich auch nicht als solches gedacht und disqualifiziert sich damit für den Titel "Kinderspiel". Betrachtet man es unter dem Gesichtspunkt einer Filmumsetzung, so ist es eine ausreichende Leistung jedoch qualitativ miserabel umgesetzt, sein Geld also nicht wert. Einzig und allein als weiteres Mittel um den unerbittlichen Konsumdurst der Harry Potter süchtigen Kinder zu stillen, kann dieses Produkt in gewissen Fällen verschrieben werden.
50
GameCubeGameplanet
Harry Potter enthusiasts will fall in love with this game immediately - it truly takes the player into Harry Potter's world and leads them through a series of days at Hogwarts. For any other gamer its a waste of time and most of the game has more load time than storyline. Rent it if you are unsure if you're a Harry Potter fan or not.