Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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PC / Windows
Game Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PC) Cover
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | PC

Action, TPP, Harry Potter, logical elements

Companies responsible for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Electronic Arts Inc. | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets release date for PC:

game language:
English

15 November 2002 | Worldwide

15 November 2002 | Europe

Game mode: single player , size: 1 CD
Game score 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 2000 players' votes.  

Be Harry Potter™ and unlock the mystery at the heart of the Chamber of Secrets™. With dire warnings from strange quarters and dark schemes afoot, Harry's second adventure will be every bit as magical — and dangerous — as his first. But this time the spells are more potent, the foes are more fearsome, and Harry’s friends are more important than ever.

Use your Folio Magi to collect four famous Witches and Wizards™ Cards.When you have collected them all you will unlock a secret. Click on your Cards to see a close up and read a description on the reverse.

Search the school and grounds to find four famous Witches and Wizards™ Cards. When you have collected them all you will unlock a secret.

source: http://harrypotter.ea.com/cofs/english/home.html

Game Boy Advance
Game Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GBA) Cover
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | GBA

Action, TPP, Harry Potter, logical elements

Companies responsible for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Griptonite Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets release date for GBA:

game language:
English

14 November 2002 | Worldwide

15 November 2002 | Europe

14 November 2002 | USA

Game mode: single player

Sophomore Year

Chamber of Secrets GBA is a great improvement on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. While the first Harry Potter GBA game was a top-down collectathon, Chamber of Secrets is an isometric action-adventure title in the Zelda spirit.

After surviving a harrowing first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, Harry is nothing but optimistic for his second year. Enthusiasm quickly turns to horror when his fellow classmates begin turning into stone and everyone points the finger at none other than Potter himself!

Help Harry unravel the mystery surrounding Hogwarts and clear his good name, all while maintaining high grades.

Danger Lurks Around Every Corner

Considering that the Chamber of Secrets book is fairly light on action sequences, certain liberties have been taken by the developers to create an entertaining quest. For example, when Harry makes a withdrawal from his savings account, he has to traverse a fire-spitting mine filled with traps and puzzle switches.

Having already completed (or rather, survived) his first year of wizard schooling, Harry makes a rather formidable protagonist. Armed with his trusty wand, Harry can cast a multitude of attack and support spells. He can also run, jump, sneak and climb to nearly any reachable surface in sight.

It's in the Game

Not everything involves lever-pulling and plodding through dungeons. The popular wizards and witches sport of Quidditch returns. Not surpisingly, high-speed flying-broom sport lacks the visual splendor and flight control offered on the Nintendo GameCube version, but it still offers a pleasant distraction from regular game play.

Game Imitating Art

The incredible settings from the two Harry Potter movies have been faithfully recreated on the Game Boy Advance screen. Rich colors and generous parallax scrolling effects add incredible depth to the story-furthering cut-scenes. The new isometric viewpoint also shows off the detailed backgrounds and character models. If you look closely, you'll notice how closely each character resembles his or her big-screen counterpart.

The music and sound effects have also been turned up a notch from the first game. Although still a bit synth-sounding, the soundtrack seems to have been faithfully reproduced from the movie and Nintendo GameCube score.

Fans of the books and movies should be pleased to see how well their beloved characters have been handled. Those few individuals unfamiliar with the Potter-verse will still be pulled in by the well-paced action and adventure aspects. Either way, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets offers enough story and gameplay goodies to enchant Potter fans new and old.

source: http://www.nintendo.com/gamemini?gameid=m-Game-0000-1208

Nintendo GameCube
Game Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GCN) Cover
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | GameCube

Action, TPP, Harry Potter, logical elements

Companies responsible for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Griptonite Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets release date for GameCube:

game language:
English

14 November 2002 | Worldwide

15 November 2002 | Europe PAL

14 November 2002 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

When a developer takes on a beloved property, it always runs the risk of creating a great-looking product with blah gameplay. We're happy to report that this is most definitely not the case with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Features

* Visual highlights like the flying Ford Anglia and the Whomping Willow are captured perfectly, as are the faces of stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley)

* Smoothly done tutorial on moving, casting spells and checking your extensive inventory

* Minigames like gnome-tossing provide a break from adventuring

* Great graphics, including lovely particle effects from Harry's wand

* Terrific musical score dramatizes each scene

* Plenty of cinema sequences, voiced by excellent acting talent

Eurocom generally sticks to the movie, but isn't afraid to add game-appropriate elements. Gamers will get a kick out of quieting a quarrelsome washing machine with a few expertly cast Flipendos. Harry collects school supplies and runs errands in Daigon Alley before taking off with Ron in the flying Ford.

Their crash-landing at Hogwarts earns them the instant enmity of Prof. Snape. Hogwarts is one adventure after the other -- broomstick-riding, helping rescue a boy trapped behind a tapestry in the Gryffindor Common Room -- as Harry and his friends gradually learn of the mystery at the game's center.

The Chamber of Secrets does a good job of varying gameplay. The only rough spots come in the stealth sections, where Harry must sneak around bookshelves and cabinets without being seen. In these sections, a fixed overhead camera makes it tough to see where Harry's nemesis is lurking.

Bottom Line

A charming game that's sure to please Harry Potter's legions of fans, Chamber of Secrets delivers challenging gameplay by the cauldron-full. The result is a smooth broomstick ride that should please all but the most hard-core gamer. See the Connectivity section to find out details on how this game links up with other Harry Potter games to unlock secret areas and minigames.

source: http://www.nintendo.com/gamemini?gameid=m-Game-0000-1207

Sony PlayStation 2
Game Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PS2) Cover
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | PS2

Action, TPP, Harry Potter, logical elements

Companies responsible for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Griptonite Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets release date for PS2:

game language:
English

14 November 2002 | Worldwide

15 November 2002 | Europe PAL

14 November 2002 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 143 players' votes.  

Be Harry Potter™ and unlock the mystery at the heart of the Chamber of Secrets™. With dire warnings from strange quarters and dark schemes afoot, Harry's second adventure will be every bit as magical — and dangerous — as his first. But this time the spells are more potent, the foes are more fearsome, and Harry’s friends are more important than ever.

Use your Folio Magi to collect four famous Witches and Wizards™ Cards.When you have collected them all you will unlock a secret. Click on your Cards to see a close up and read a description on the reverse.

Search the school and grounds to find four famous Witches and Wizards™ Cards. When you have collected them all you will unlock a secret.

source: http://harrypotter.ea.com/cofs/english/home.html

Microsoft Xbox
Game Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (XBOX) Cover
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | XBOX

Action, TPP, Harry Potter, logical elements

Companies responsible for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Griptonite Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets release date for XBOX:

game language:
English

14 November 2002 | Worldwide

15 November 2002 | Europe PAL

14 November 2002 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Be Harry Potter™ and unlock the mystery at the heart of the Chamber of Secrets™. With dire warnings from strange quarters and dark schemes afoot, Harry's second adventure will be every bit as magical — and dangerous — as his first. But this time the spells are more potent, the foes are more fearsome, and Harry’s friends are more important than ever.

Use your Folio Magi to collect four famous Witches and Wizards™ Cards.When you have collected them all you will unlock a secret. Click on your Cards to see a close up and read a description on the reverse.

Search the school and grounds to find four famous Witches and Wizards™ Cards. When you have collected them all you will unlock a secret.

source: http://harrypotter.ea.com/cofs/english/home.html

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

Uses: GCN-GBA Link