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  • Summary: Players enter fantastical free-roaming 3D environments from Harry's world. Players become Harry Potter and delve not only into Harry's world, but also into his personality, via an internal "voice." Conversing with unique characters like Moaning Myrtle, shopping in Diagon Alley, and exploring the convoluted corridors of Hogwarts, players make crucial and independent decisions within Harry's world. Additionally, Harry can, of course, cast spells against foes - but these spells must be perfectly executed, or they could be miscast with humorous or critical consequences! Mini-games within levels can be revisited, so players can help Mrs. Weasley with "de-gnoming" her garden, challenge other students in Professor Lockhart's Dueling Club, or complete other mini-games again and again. [EA Games] Expand
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  1. 80
    Potter fans will love this game and anyone hankering for a decent action/adventure that we haven't seen since American McGee's "Alice" may just find this will hold them over until Mr. McGee's next big release.
  2. Clare (aged 10) says: I like the game a lot. Jumping over big gaps or on to moving things is a bit hard so I turned on auto jump, which made it a lot easier. Learning spells is pretty easy.
  3. The console games have more detail and are curiously a little more humorous than the PC version with some additional activities taking place, but even after all that, we enjoyed it immensely.
  4. For the child around you, or the child within you, and any fan of the Potter series, Chamber comes highly recommended.
  5. Whether roaming the halls of Hogwarts, or stepping into the options to play a Quidditch match, the game does have entertainment at its heart.
  6. It may be a little short for some - you'll probably finish it in under 10 hours - but god kows there are worse licensed games. [Feb 2003, p.77]
  7. Harry Potter may posses a certain charm that transcends the generation gap, but don’t expect this game to weave the same magic.

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  1. Jan 20, 2013
    10
    This is one of the first games i've ever played also one of my favorites . The storyline is a bit different of the movie but the gameplay is great and contains LOTS OF FUN! I have played it 10 times thorugh , no kidding , a masterpiece. Expand
  2. Aitbomeron
    Dec 25, 2003
    10
    Another game I bought for my boy. One of the best Ive seen him play.
  3. Jul 5, 2012
    10
    The greatest game of all time. No exceptions. While the game isn't as long and the castle not as extensive as in the console versions, the PC version makes up for this with mood, atmosphere and sheer fun. You want to finish the game, which I did not find to be the case in the console versions. Not only do you want top finish the game, but play it again and again and again... superb. 14 stars. Expand
  4. DanielL.
    Dec 19, 2003
    9
    A very good game but a little bit short. Great graphics though!
  5. Nov 11, 2011
    9
    I remember played this when I was young. Why do I still remember it? Cause it was the best PC game i've played when I was young :)
  6. JeremyL.
    Jun 6, 2004
    9
    Huge lifespan, took me over a year to beat. Highly original, a mix of the book and movie. Yes, the giant animals and Peeves were absolutely terrifying!!!! That's really the game's only downside! Expand
  7. TatumM.
    Dec 18, 2005
    7
    The game is a little to hard espescially quidditch i can't beat ravenclaw.

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