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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Xbox)

79
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Seemingly based on a Reader's Digest version of a novelization of the film. DarkBubble (370) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 1.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 1.5
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 2.0


The Press Says

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88
GameZone
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
IGN
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.
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Game 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!
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4Players.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.
78
Gamesmania
Für Harry-Potter-Fans ein absolutes Muss! Alle anderen Spieler bekommen ein solides und abwechslungsreiches, aber nicht außerordentliches Spiel für ihr Geld geboten.
73
GameSpot
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.
70
Jeuxvideo.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.
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GamePro (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!