• Publisher: EA Games
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2002
  • Also On: PC
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 78
  2. Negative: 9 out of 78
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  1. Jul 5, 2012
    5
    A disappointment compared to the PC version of the game. Still somewhat worthwhile, but there's really no point in getting it when the PC game is also available.
  2. Jan 1, 2013
    6
    Well, this is the worst console version of the game. The Xbox/Gamecube version has better controls, better targeting system, better graphics, and better voice acting. This one is okay, but I definitely recommend that you play the Xbox/Gamecube version instead.
  3. Jul 7, 2017
    6
    Empiezo valorando la serie potteresca videojueguil, en este caso toca "Potter y la cámara secreta" donde deberá cursar su segundo año esta vez.
    El videojuego en sí deja un sabor de boca de "nostamal" con cosas negativas, como a la hora de conjurar hechizos algo torpes, pero por lo menos valoran la habilidad del jugador al poder aumentar su potencia debiendo dominar los tiempos y con
    Empiezo valorando la serie potteresca videojueguil, en este caso toca "Potter y la cámara secreta" donde deberá cursar su segundo año esta vez.
    El videojuego en sí deja un sabor de boca de "nostamal" con cosas negativas, como a la hora de conjurar hechizos algo torpes, pero por lo menos valoran la habilidad del jugador al poder aumentar su potencia debiendo dominar los tiempos y con penalización incluida si sale rana, cosa que hecho en falta en los demás juegos de este encantador mago.
    Los gráficos son buenos teniendo en cuenta la época (una cuyo los fps y el HD no importaban), tampoco los youtubers y demás ralea... ya paro que me emociono.
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  4. SherylR
    May 3, 2003
    6
    I give this game a 6 becuase it is a bit disappointing. It is waaay to easy and even the first one on PS is harder! But there are the hard moments liek the libarry reading room at night, and Griffins and class challenges otherwise the loading is rubbish and the graphics are okay.
  5. May 5, 2014
    7
    this game is actually one of the best games based on a movie. It delivers well in making you feel like you are in the harry potter universe, and as far as content, there is tons to explore in the halls and Hogwarts castle. I really enjoy this game, maybe more than I should. and also, this game does an awesome job at making fun and challenging puzzles. the controls and what not can bethis game is actually one of the best games based on a movie. It delivers well in making you feel like you are in the harry potter universe, and as far as content, there is tons to explore in the halls and Hogwarts castle. I really enjoy this game, maybe more than I should. and also, this game does an awesome job at making fun and challenging puzzles. the controls and what not can be somewhat clunky, but if you enjoy harry potter, you will probably like the game too. the third game is probably my favorite, and the rest after it kind of suck. Expand
  6. Mar 29, 2015
    5
    Decent adventure with some frustrating platforming and short length. Hogwards seems much bigger than it actually is and exploration isn't satisfying. A few fun levels where you learn and master your spells but they also don't have a final dungeon to fully test you with all your spells. Right when progression his getting it's stride the final disappointing boos happens and it's over.

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    Decent adventure with some frustrating platforming and short length. Hogwards seems much bigger than it actually is and exploration isn't satisfying. A few fun levels where you learn and master your spells but they also don't have a final dungeon to fully test you with all your spells. Right when progression his getting it's stride the final disappointing boos happens and it's over.

    The shining spots are the house points which actually matter and they can be earned and lost optionally. So winning the house cup at the end of the game is optional and must be earned. The collectibles are also fun with them being 100 hundred wizard cards with a simple illustrations and a small sentences of who they are.

    The biggest flaws are the load times. Dear good they are long and consistent. 1/5 of my playtime was probably load times. the stealth sections will also angry some as getting caught actually costs you 5 house points which can quickly go up.
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  7. Jan 1, 2017
    7
    My actual score is 7.9/10. The game is good not just for a licensed game, but a video game in general. The graphics are great, the music is terryifing like it should be, the story isn´t bad. And the gameplay is fun. Though the `ps2 has more flaws than the GC and Xbox versions. It has long loading times, controls worse, and looks duller so I give the Gamecube versión an 8/10 and the Xbox aMy actual score is 7.9/10. The game is good not just for a licensed game, but a video game in general. The graphics are great, the music is terryifing like it should be, the story isn´t bad. And the gameplay is fun. Though the `ps2 has more flaws than the GC and Xbox versions. It has long loading times, controls worse, and looks duller so I give the Gamecube versión an 8/10 and the Xbox a 8.2/10. But the ps2 versión is still good. A game I could recommend to anyone, not just Harry Potter fans. Expand
  8. Jun 24, 2020
    7
    Compared to the "Philosophers's Stone" for PS2, this one has definitely improved gameplay. Harry Potter fans will most probably enjoy it but both "Philosopher's Stone" and "Chamber of Sercrets" have a mess of a story line. Developers shortened it and skipped the parts that makes this game very difficult to follow if you haven't read the books.

Awards & Rankings

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#25 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
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#47 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 80
    For Potter fans of all ages, Chamber of Secrets is a must-have.
  2. There is a glaring misbalance in the game progression, and additionally, the load times are almost grotesquely long, a fact that can lead to some unnecessary frustration.
  3. PSM Magazine
    60
    Another strange weakness is the storytelling, which glosses over key events and explains itself so poorly that if you don't know the story already, you might not figure it out. [Jan 2003, p.36]