Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Played at leisure, though, this remains a bewitching adventure, and one that true Harry-maniacs will want to return to again and again.
  2. Visually, it's among the best games available on the GBA, with superb animation and attractive environs. [Spring 2003, p.33]
  3. Looks great and, while it can be a bit easy, the new sneaking skills, Quidditch and card collecting make Hogwarts a fun place to be. [GamesMaster]
  4. The best reason to get this is the ability to link with the Gamecube version to transfer items and spells. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  5. New spells, a compelling story and tons of action-oriented puzzles. [Dec 2002, p.220]
  6. Nearly every aspect of the game impresses, except for the airborne Quidditch matches. [Dec 2002, p.272]
  7. While not as great as the console version, relatively speaking, Chamber of Secrets will certainly keep you interested - for a spell.
  8. 78
    It is a long adventure, though, with plenty to do.
  9. I enjoyed roaming around, but started getting tired of the dungeon crawling pretty quickly.
  10. It tells a good story, and there's a lot to do within the confines of the Harry Potter universe. If you don't really care for the characters, you'll probably find the gameplay repetitive and dull, but then you'd have no reason to play the game anyway.
  11. 60
    While Potter fans will enjoy seeing Gilderoy Lockhart on their GBAs, uncompelling gameplay makes him just another pretty face.

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