developer: Electronic Arts Inc.
publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Game mode: single player
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for PC, PS2 and etc. is the second installment in the video game series following the adventures of Harry Potter. Similarly to its predecessor, the game described herein is based on the books written by J.K. Rowling. In the game, players assume the role of the young wizard, who begins his second year at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. After missing the train and flying the car to school, one has to discover new secrets of the old castle.
This time around, Harry is dragged into a dark plot related to House Slytherin, and has to face the heir to the House’s head – Salazar Slytherin. Luckily, with the help of his friends Hermione, Ron, Hagrid, and Hedwig the owl, Harry can solve new mysteries and defeat another threat lurking at Hogwarts. Of course, players have a lot of adventures ahead of them, but there is also a lot of studying to be done, as, in order to face the challenges ahead, the young wizard has to learn new spells. When wandering around the school and the school grounds, players are bound to meet many characters known from the books including Moaning Myrtle and visit vendors in the Diagon Alley. Additionally, there are multiple mini-games in which you get rid of the gnomes in Mrs. Wesley’s garden and face other students in Professor Lockhart’s Dueling Club.
In terms of the game’s technical aspects, the developers decided not to change the formula that works just fine and fits the convention. Controls have not changed since the first installment – it is highly intuitive. In the game, players get to visit multiple 3D locations and meet multiple characters, whose models are decent quality. On his adventures, the main protagonist has to fight different enemies including blast-ended screwts, blue pixies, and hilarious gnomes. The difficulty level of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for PC, PS2 and etc. is adjusted to the younger players.
age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium III 500MHz, 128MB RAM, 16MB graphic card, 600 MB HDD
Game Boy Advance
Uses: GCN-GBA Link
Uses: GCN-GBA Link