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"Dare You Return to Hogwarts?"
— Official tagline

The video game Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was released on 15 November, 2002, the same day as the film adaptation, developed by KnowWonder, Eurocom, EA UK, Argonaut, and Griptonite Games (varies by platform) and published by Electronic Arts.[1]


Five different versions of this game were released for different gaming platforms:



Harry in greenhouse COS PC

Harry Potter as seen in the PC version


Note: not all characters appear in all versions of the game.

  • Ron Weasley: (Voice: Gregg Chillin) Harry's best friend, usually seen leading Harry to class or to the Quidditch stadium, or in cut scenes. In the computer game, Ron usually leads Harry to challenges instead of classes.
  • Hermione Granger: (Voice: Emily Robinson) Harry's other best friend, a brainy girl who is rarely with Harry most of the game, except in cutscenes. She is petrified toward the end of the game. In the computer game, she also leads Harry to classes.
  • Ginny Weasley: (Voice: Victoria Robinson) Ron's little sister, who Harry has to rescue at the end of the game. In the home console versions, Harry also has to find Ginny's dropped items in Diagon Alley.
  • Fred and George Weasley: (Voices: Lewis MacLeod) twins, older brothers of Ron and Ginny. They play as Beaters on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. They have a very minor role in the computer version (they set up the bean trading system seen throughout the school and grounds), but in the home console versions, they give Harry a refresher on the Flipendo spell, teach him how to toss gnomes, and once back at Hogwarts, they open a shop in Gryffindor Tower where Harry can purchase items like Stink Pellets and Dungbombs, Famous Witches and Wizards cards, and the Alohomora spellbook. In the console versions, the shop is only open at night and on the last day before entering the Great Hall.
  • Neville Longbottom: (Voice: Gary Fairhall) one of Harry's roommates; a clumsy, forgetful boy. In the home console versions he gets trapped behind a tapestry, and Harry has to find the Diffindo spell in order to free him. He is absent in the computer game.
  • Draco Malfoy: (Voice: Lewis MacLeod) Harry's arch-rival, usually found sneaking around at night. Harry also duels him at the Duelling Club. He is also in the clip where Harry (in the figure of Goyle) is in the Slytherin Dungeon to talk with Draco. In the computer game, Malfoy is also seen at the House Point Ceremonies.
  • Myrtle Warren: (Voice: Victoria Robinson) a ghost who haunts the first-floor girls' bathroom.
  • Albus Dumbledore: (Voice: Lewis MacLeod), the Headmaster of Hogwarts. While normally absent from a good part of the game, he features prominently in a cut scene in which he tells Harry that he does not think that Harry is the Heir of Slytherin. He also appears at the end of each day to announce the latest house point totals.
  • Professor Snape: (Voice: Allan Corduner) the Potions Master. Known for being unusually strict, he is usually to be found in the Dungeons, near his classroom. In the computer game, if Harry gets caught in the Slytherin common room while sneaking out, Snape shows up and punishes him.
  • Professor McGonagall: (Voice: Ève Karpf) the Transfiguration teacher. Her classroom is located on the left side of the second floor in the computer version. Also in that version, she isn't seen very often because Harry doesn't have any Transfiguration classes. There is a time in between classes/challenges when the classroom has just been open when McGonagall is holding a class. If Harry enters the classroom, she will give him a warning and send him out. If Harry enters subsequent times, McGonagall will take 5 house points away. She also leads Harry to Dumbledore's study when Nearly Headless Nick has been petrified.
  • Professor Flitwick: (Voice: Allan Corduner) the Charms teacher. His classroom is located on the right side of the second floor in the PC version.
  • Mrs Norris: Argus Filch's cat and acts as the caretaker's assistant. She is petrified near the beginning of the game.
  • Katie Bell: She plays Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Appears sick in the Hospital Wing in the GBC version.
  • Professor Lockhart: (Voice: Mark Lowenthal) the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. His classroom is located on the third floor. He also is in charge of the Duelling Club, and accompanies Harry and Ron into the Chamber (excluding the home console and GBA versions).
  • Rubeus Hagrid: (Voice: Jonathan Kydd) a very large half-man, half-giant, usually found in his cottage in the grounds. He is also seen in a cutscene where he is taken away to Azkaban. In the home console games, he can be found in the Leaky Cauldron.
  • Aragog: (Voice: Fred Ridgeway) An Acromantula that dwells in the Forbidden Forest.
  • Professor Sprout: (Voice: Ève Karpf) (all versions except console versions) is the Herbology teacher. She teaches in the greenhouses, which are located on the right-hand side of the grounds.
  • Madam Hooch: (Voice: Ève Karpf) (PS2, GameCube, Xbox, GBA): the Flying teacher. She teaches a flying lesson in an outside lawn area, and thereafter is always found there during the day if Harry wants to try to improve his score on the flight training course.
  • Oliver Wood: (Voice: Lewis MacLeod): Gryffindor Quidditch team Captain. He calls Harry to his first Quidditch practice of the year, and thereafter is always found at the Quidditch stadium during the day if Harry wants to try to improve his practice time for catching the Golden Snitch. In the PC version, Wood appears after Harry's first Defence Against the Dark Arts Class. Wood leads Harry to the Quidditch pitch, and re-teaches Harry how to play Quidditch.
  • Percy Weasley (Voice: Lewis MacLeod) (PS2 and Xbox, and PC/Mac): a Gryffindor prefect, older brother of Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny. Percy can be found in the Gryffindor Tower study room at night; he does not like to be disturbed, and will throw Harry out of the room if he catches him. The only way to reach Fred and George's shop (see above) is through the study room. In the computer game, Percy is only seen in Gryffindor tower or the Duelling Club if Harry visits there in between classes/challenges.
  • Peeves (Voice: Chris Crosby) (PC, PS1, GBA, GBC), a poltergeist. Harry meets him repeatedly in the game. This is also the first and only game in which he is shown to have a "napping place" and the ability to shrink.
  • Gregory Goyle: He's one of Malfoy's friends and is playable when Harry transforms in him. In the usual games only he is playable, while on the GBC, Crabbe is also playable.
  • Lee Jordan (commentating only), is the commentator for Quidditch and is good friends with Fred and George Weasley.
  • Lucius Malfoy (Voice: Allan Corduner): The father of Draco. He is seen in Borgin and Burkes and then in Diagon Alley. He is also mentioned during Harry's Quidditch training. The last cutscene he appears in is the one where he fires Dumbledore and arrests Hagrid.
  • Tom Riddle (Voice: Harry Robinson): The young version of Lord Voldemort. He is controlled by his diary. The diary is destroyed during the showdown in the Chamber of Secrets and Riddle is destroyed with it.
  • Cho Chang (mentioned only)
  • Cedric Diggory (mentioned only)
  • Millicent Bulstrode (mentioned only)


Note: Not all spells are available in all versions of the game.
  • Flipendo (all versions): triggers switches, moves objects, and knocks back targets. Harry learned this spell during his first year at Hogwarts. He always begins the game with this spell, and is mainly used for attacking.
  • Alohomora (all versions except 5th gen console): unlocks mechanical locks, including those found on doors and locked chests. Harry learned this spell in the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. In the PC version, Harry knows the spell at the start of the game. In the 6th gen home console versions, he has to purchase it at Fred and George's shop. In the GBA version it is an unlockable; you have to collect every Wizard and Witches Cards in the Charms category to obtain it.
  • Lumos (all versions except GBA and 5th gen console): illuminates the caster's wand. Harry also learned this spell in the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. In the PC version, Harry knows the spell at the start of the game. In the home console versions, he finds it in Knockturn Alley.
  • Skurge (all versions except PS1): clears Ectoplasm (an "unpleasant greenish substance left behind by certain ghostly beings", in the words of Professor Flitwick) out of doorways and off floors. Harry may learn this spell in Charms (PC/Mac version), during a late-night adventure (6th gen home console versions), when looking for the book Moste Potente Potions in the Hogwarts Library's Restricted Section (GBA), or when he reads Filch's Kwikspell letter (GBC).
  • Expelliarmus (all versions except GBA): in wizard duels, deflects spells cast by the opponent. It is not available outside of duels (PC/Mac). It can be also learned in Defence Against the Dark Arts (6th gen home console), in Duelling Class (available outside of duels) (GBC), or while duelling at The Burrow (PS1). Also, in the PS1 version, this spell doesn't deflect other spells, but disarms the opponent and puts an end to the duel.
    Diffindo COS PC

    Diffindo (PC version)

  • Diffindo (all versions except GBA and 5th gen console): "dead-heads" Venomous Tentaculas and Spiky Bushes, may be used to sever certain vines, ropes, spider webs, and hanging tapestries. Harry learns this spell in Herbology (PC/Mac), or during a late-night adventure (6th gen home console).
  • Mimblewimble (PC/Mac): in wizard duels, temporarily makes the opponent unable to articulate and cast their next spell properly. Not available outside of duels.
  • Rictusempra (PC/Mac): stuns magical creatures and, in wizard duels, "knocks back" the opponent, causing them to lose stamina. Harry learns this spell in his first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson.
  • Spongify (PC/Mac): activates certain "Spongify" carpets and paved floor specially marked with the symbol of the spell. Harry learns this spell in his second Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson.
  • Avifors (6th gen home console): turns statues into birds. Learned in Transfiguration.
  • Incendio (All versions except PC/Mac): shoots a blast of blue fire from Harry's wand. Used to light torches, clear away spider webs, and in combat against spiders and fire crabs. Learned in Charms (6th gen home console), in Gringotts' underground (GBA), or in Herbology (5th gen console).
  • Verdimillious (5th gen console): this spell is used in duelling and shoots green sparks at the opponent, and Harry already knows this spell at the beginning of the game (GBC), or unveils hidden platforms (pretty much the same as Lumos in the PC/Mac version) and Harry learns it in a private Defence Against the Darks Arts Class (PS1).
  • Vermillious (GBC): shoots red and orange sparks at the opponent. Harry already knows this spell at the start of the game.
  • Informous (GBC): adds a brief description and the opponent's weaknesses and strengths to the Folio Bruti. Arthur Weasley teaches this spell to Harry.
  • Mucus Adnauseam (GBC). Weakens the opponent and damages them each turn. Harry learns it from Myrtle Warren.
  • Petrificus Totalus (5th gen console): petrifies an opponent. Harry learns this spell from Katie Bell in a side quest. In the PS1 version he learns this from Lockhart and it is used to stun Pixies.
  • Fumos (GBC): creates smoke to make the caster harder to see, potentially easier to miss. Hermione knows this spell at the beginning of the game. Harry cannot learn this spell.
  • Wingardium Leviosa (GBA and 5th gen console): makes objects or opponents fly. It is learned in Charms Class (GBA), or Harry already knows the spell at the start of the game (PS1). In GBC it is only seen in a minigame.
  • Locomotor Mortis (6th gen home console): Prefects cast this spell at Harry if they see him wandering around the castle after curfew or in restricted areas. It locks his legs and holds him in place until they catch up and discipline him. Harry cannot learn this spell.

Harry also learns, in Potions, how to make a Wiggenweld Potion, which replenishes his stamina after he's been injured. The two main ingredients are Wiggentree Bark and Flobberworm Mucus.


Debug mode can be accessed in the PC and Mac version of the game. It includes cheats like level selection, ghost mode and others. Likewise, there is also a cheat code for the Game Boy Advance version that also presents its own debug menu.

Differences between media[]

  • In all the games the word "Muggle" is avoided in all instances and rephrased to "Non-magical".
  • In the 6th gen home console versions of the game, Hufflepuff students wear purple robes rather than their usual yellow. This colour also applies to the energy trails of their broomsticks in Quidditch games or racing with Harry.
  • In the PC/Mac and 6th gen home versions of the game, Harry and Ron were in Diagon Alley when they realised they missed the train. In the book and the movie, they couldn't go through the barrier in the train station.
  • Peeves appears in every version of the game but the 6th gen console versions, despite not appearing in any of the films.
  • The ghoul in the Weasley's attic is present in the book, PlayStation and Game Boy Color versions, but not the film or any of the other games.
  • Colin and Justin are omitted in the 6th gen home console versions as well as the PC/Mac versions of the game. Dobby is also completely absent from the game in the 6th gen home console versions. Dobby only appears in the PC version in a cutscene at the very start in which he warns Harry not to go to Hogwarts.
  • In the 6th gen home console versions there is no Duelling Club, and Harry's duel with Malfoy is a part of their Defence Against The Dark Arts lesson. In the PC/Mac and Game Boy Color versions, the Duelling Club is a minigame allowing Harry to compete against other students for prizes. In all other versions, the Duelling Club is a one-off event identical to the book/film.
  • The Whomping Willow is located in the Forbidden Forest in all games except the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation versions.
  • Harry doesn't break his arm during Quidditch in the PC/Mac or 6th generation home console versions, whereas he does so in the book, film, Game Boy Advance and PlayStation versions.
  • Sir Nicholas' Deathday Party is absent outside the Game Boy Color and PS1 versions.
    • In turn, he and Hermione are the only people who get petrified by the Basilisk in the 6th gen home console versions. Mrs Norris is also a victim in the PC/Mac version, joined by Penelope Clearwater in the Game Boy Color version.
  • Ron and Hermione only drink Polyjuice potion alongside Harry in the 5th gen console versions. Furthermore, the 6th generation console version is the only one where Hermione brews the potion on her own with no help from Harry and Ron.
  • Ron doesn't go into the Forbidden Forest with Harry in any of the games except the Game Boy Color version. In the PC version, Ron has to stay behind in order to help Harry climb an obstacle. In the PlayStation version, Ron leaves Harry right before he enters the Forbidden Forest. In the 6th gen console versions, Ron doesn't even follow Harry to Hagrid's hut. In all versions of the game, excluding the Game Boy Color version, Ron arrives with the Ford Anglia to rescue Harry after his encounter with Aragog.
  • Hermione gets petrified after the Forbidden Forest scene in the games, rather than beforehand, as in the film and book.
  • Only in the PC/Mac and 5th gen console versions do Ron and Lockhart accompany Harry into the Chamber of Secrets like in the book/movie.
  • The basilisk in the novel is green. In the film and 6th gen home console versions, it is grey. In the PC and Game Boy Color versions, the serpent is purple. In the PlayStation and Game Boy Advance versions, it's blue. Additionally, all but the Game Boy Color incarnations of the basilisk attack by spraying venom at Harry, which is not the case in the book or film.
  • In all the games except the Game Boy Color version, Harry has to use Gryffindor's Sword to fire lightning or magical energy at the Basilisk, while in the book and movie, he simply kills it by stabbing the sword into the Basilisk's mouth. The Game Boy Color game is the only version where Harry swings the sword normally but retains him stabbing the Basilisk for the finishing blow. In the Game Boy Advance version, the sword never appears at all and Harry instead uses regular spells against the Basilisk.
  • Harry stabs the diary with a Basilisk fang in the book/movie, which is retained in the PlayStation version. In the PC and PlayStation 2 versions, the Basilisk accidentally impales the diary with its fang when it dies. In the Xbox/GameCube version, one of the Basilisk's fang flies out and lands on the diary when Harry defeats it. Harry stabs the diary with Gryffindor's Sword instead in the Game Boy Color version. The Game Boy Advance version doesn't show what happened to the diary.
  • In the PC and 6th gen console versions, Hermione is present during the House Point ceremony during the ending, since she, unlike in the movie/book, recovers much earlier.
  • In the PC/Mac version, when Harry drinks Polyjuice Potion, not only does his body transform to resemble Goyle's, but his clothes transform as well, and they transform back at the same time as his appearance reverts.
  • The Weasleys' pet Puffskein is only present in the PlayStation version of the game, despite never being seen or mentioned in the film/book.

Behind the scenes[]

  • In the PC version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, there is a background character named Marilyn who is a Hufflepuff that collects curious objects. As an inside joke, in the next adaptation for Chamber of Secrets, there is another extra, Arthur, who is stated to be Marilyn's younger brother and shares her strange hobby.
  • In PC version, unlike in previous game, all cards can be collected without trading beans for them. However there are students offering to trade beans for cards, but you can't get two copies of the same card; if you trade beans for that card, and then you open the chest where that card would be in, you get a bean instead. So it would be better to find all the cards without trading beans for. However trade only applies to bronze and silver cards, gold cards can only be collected from chests, only once all the silver cards are collected, which unlocks a special room on the first floor.
  • The game has notable graphical differences in one generation of consoles. The PlayStation 2 version's graphics are carried over to the later console versions of the Philosopher's Stone video game, (including some of its lines spoken by a number of characters). However, the Xbox and GameCube version features notably altered graphics such as a more simplistic lighting system, as well as removed and altered content (such as dialogue, cutscenes, possibilities/exploits and swapped card locations) and a faster frame rate.
    • Also, Prefects are only limited to the Library Annexe, the hall to the Restricted Section, and the Dungeons in the Xbox/GameCube version. Prefects on the Seventh Floor, the Entrance Hall and the grounds are not present.
    • The Prefects themselves are significantly more difficult to avoid in the PlayStation 2 version, quickly running towards Harry if they see him, as opposed to simply walking at their regular pace if they spot him in the Xbox/GameCube version.
    • The outside routes are also altered in that there exists a "warp zone coding" in Xbox and GameCube only, as when the player takes a set pathway leading towards one of four locations (the Quidditch Stadium, Hagrid's Hut, Flying Grounds and the Herbology greenhouses), the screen will fade to black and teleport Harry in an instant short notice instead, as opposed to manually walking to the location throughout the way on foot.
    • The Herbology greenhouse that houses the Diffindo spell book is drastically changed to where only Horklumps block the entrance (the crawlspace from the PS2 version is removed), and instead of hostile willow branches, a duo of Venomous Tentacula along with a row of Puffapods appear instead (the Tentacula only becomes active once the spell book is attained from that point on).
    • Due to the warp zone coding, Harry can only land his broomstick in specific areas of the grounds.
    • Crabbe is absent in the Game Boy Advance and Xbox/GameCube versions, but is present in the PlayStation 2 version.
  • In the PC/Mac and 6th gen home console versions, Ron states that the Ford Anglia is parked in Charing Cross Road. This is a real life street within London, and is also the location of the Leaky Cauldron within the Harry Potter universe.
  • In each version of the game, the architecture of Hogwarts is based on the Philosopher's Stone game from the same platform, with some changes and additions. The exception is the Game Boy Advance version.
  • In the PC version, there is a secret level known as the Gryffindor Challenge. It's only accessible with the debug mode. Press the Delete key next to the help key, then move to beyond the door usually leading into the Gryffindor Tower's dormitories, then press the Delete key again, the level will then load. There are nine secrets, and ten challenge stars there. There is no timer for this level.
  • When Harry is disguised as Gregory Goyle with the Polyjuice Potion, getting caught by a Prefect in a banned/curfew area, house points will be lost from Slytherin instead of Gryffindor. However, this is only possible in the PlayStation 2 version, as the Xbox/GameCube version lacks the deducting of points from Slytherin house despite the dialogue for it being kept in.
    • Additionally in the PS2 version, if Harry were to visit the seventh floor and get caught by the Gryffindor Prefect whilst disguised as Goyle, the prefect has two unique lines of dialogue by a different actor. He even deducts Points from Slytherin despite not having the ability to do so for Gryffindor if he caught Harry.
    • If Goyle approached the Fat Lady, she denies him entry and requests him to return to the dungeons. In the GameCube and Xbox versions, however, if Harry were to say the password to the Fat Lady as Goyle, he'll instead say it's locked as if it's a door.
  • In the PC version, even if Slytherin had the most house points at the end of the year, they would still be disqualified.
  • In the Game Boy Advance version, Harry has to sneak into Filch's office to take a map though it isn't mentioned until the sequel, it can be assumed this is not the real Marauder's Map due to not showing the locations of subjects around Hogwarts.
  • The game, especially the console versions, has a "bad ending". If Harry were to lose the final battle against the Basilisk, the Chamber of Secrets starts to collapse as Harry is defeated on the ground, and Riddle, while brimming with power, speaks in Voldemort's voice: "I have returned. The world will be purged of all Mudbloods and non-magical people. I, Lord Voldemort, will conquer all..."
  • Unlike the previous game's console versions, this game's wizard card sets are more consistent with each playthrough, as the objectives for obtaining each card stay the same, and only certain set cards can have an extra copy to allow trading with certain NPC students for other specific cards.
  • There is also a glitch that can occur in the Xbox/GameCube version of the game in that the player, by re-visiting Myrtle Warren's bathroom per day (as soon as it's been made available after a certain point in the game), can reopen a certain chest (which requires Skurge to unlock) to easily receive multiple copies of Godric Gryffindor's card, despite the fact that it is not one of the cards programmed in the game for trading. This can also apply to the Merwyn the Malicious card, only since it is received from the Library, it can be "cloned" during the day or the night (and for that card, the player must know Incendio first in order to access the room that contains its chest).
  • In the Game Boy Advance version, it's possible to access a cheat menu with all sorts of debugs available.
  • In the PlayStation 2 version, as soon as the player receives Expelliarmus, it is possible to use this spell to deflect the Locomotor Mortis spells from Prefects at night to leave them surprised and shocked, all while giving Harry the chance to flee. Most Prefects will respond with "Did you see that?!". Note that this only works in the aforementioned version, as that possibility was not carried over to the Xbox and GameCube versions.
    • Prefects on the PlayStation 2 also can be stunned much more from a Flipendo spell cast at them repeatedly, even at close range (though if not careful, they may still get to cast Locomotor Mortis). In the Xbox/GameCube version, they immediately attempt to cast the Leg-Locker Curse after being attacked by the Knockback Jinx, giving very little time for the player to escape.
    • Also in the console versions, it is possible to catch and deflect spells not only cast by Prefects in the PlayStation 2 version, but it's also possible to do so on one's own backfired spell. This only works on Flipendo and Incendio however, as the other projectile spells will pass through. In the case of the former, it moves rather fast so tight timing to activate the charm is needed.
  • In the Game Boy Color version of the game, in the part where Harry, Ron and Lockhart are in the Chamber of Secrets, there is a notable exploit/glitch (as well as perhaps a programming oversight). When the three fight in a magical encounter and lose it, the screen resumes to Harry on the other side of the snakeskin and when you move on to the Chamber of Secrets, you still have Ron and Lockhart in the group and during the fighting of the Basilisk, Ron joins Harry and Fawkes in battling the monster and later Lockhart is said to have lost his memory despite his backfiring Memory Charm being skipped.
  • The Puffskein model used for the Weasleys' pet in the PS1 version is reused from Philosopher's Stone, though its hair noticeably stands taller. Opposed to eight of the creatures seen in the previous game, this Puffskein is the only one present in this title, though the game remains unchanged in the creature's programming behaviour. This version of the game is also one of the only two instances (alongside the first) in the Harry Potter franchise where Puffskeins are entirely different from their appearance and nature in the novels.
  • In the Xbox and GameCube versions, treasure chests throughout Hogwarts and the Grounds will disappear during the night (however they are still present in areas only accessible during specific nighttime quests).


In multiple versions[]

  • For the US release, actor Jim Dale is the narrator, whereas for the European release, the narrator is actor Stephen Fry. This causes several minor inconsistencies:
    • In the PS2 version outside the US, particularly on earliest editions, the reading of some of the collectors cards would in a few causes be in the wrong voice (Dale instead of Fry).
    • The Mac version (localised for the US) features narration alternating between Dale and Fry depending on the cutscene.


  • In UK releases, some words are misspelled with their American spellings. For example, in Lockhart's introductory speech, Dark Force Defence League is misspelled as Dark Force Defense League.
  • In the Chamber of Secrets, Harry stares directly at the basilisk long before Fawkes scratches its eyes out.
  • During the opening sequence of Harry being rescued from No.4 Privet Drive, Hagrid can be seen inexplicably standing in the back garden of the house next to the Dursleys'.
  • Once you enter Slytherin Common Room, and a cutscene about Harry as Goyle talking to Draco starts, if you skip this cutscene, then quit the game before leaving the Slytherin Common Room and reopen it, skipping the cutscene would keep it going and the screen would remain dark. You would have to start the game all over again. Maybe the creator noticed that error when being caught by Snape then changed it so instead of being reloaded, Harry gets transported back. You might notice this if you get some beans or cards then get caught.
  • If you go outside of Hogwarts unless you're going there for the forbidden forest, you will be trapped there, and you would have to quit the game and reopen it.

Only in Mac version[]

  • The Macintosh edition (ported by Aspyr Media) has two different executables allowing it to be run on either Mac OS 9 or OS X. The former version however had many bugs in its initial release, including:
    • The doors outside the spell challenges in the Entrance Hall (which are supposed to remain locked until the player had completed the challenge for the first time) were always open
    • The door in the dungeons to get to the Bicorn Horn would not work properly.
    • Loss of video would sometimes occur after the Skurge challenge.
    • Some things would keep resetting, which includes opened chest being closed again, with same number of beans, except that if you got the wizard card from the chest already, it would give one bean. It also includes cauldrons in Potions acting like you didn't already took a lesson and not letting you get potions (all other identical cauldrons will still give the potion after Potions class). It also includes Gold Wizard Card Challenge door to lock even after you unlocked it, but if you already got all silver cards, you could workaround by turning on debug mode and using a delete key to go through the door. But don't do it until you get all 40 silver since it would be cheating. Also number of secrets found in areas would reset to zero. However number of beans, cards, house points, spells learned, players available to duel, and record time in spell challenge will remain, and events like tasks for Polyjuice Potion, and classes would not repeat unless you start a new game.
    • Framerate would sometimes decrease randomly regardless of the kind of Mac being used.
  • Aspyr planned to release a patch (1.0.1) to fix these problems, however only a beta version of this patch was released - which left some bugs unfixed. The Mac OS X launcher does not contain these bugs (with the exception of the resetting bug, which still remains).

In Xbox/GameCube version[]

  • Goyle's back under his cloak is untextured or missing. Because of this, if the player falls off something while playing as Goyle, his back is revealed to be see-through when his cloak lifts up.
  • When Ginny sees Harry in Diagon Alley at the start of the game, she is already wearing Gryffindor robes. Because it is her first year, she would not have been sorted into any house yet. This error is fixed in the PS2 version, where she wears plain black robes.
  • Earlier in a game playthrough, Harry's slowest-speed walking animation causes him to tip-toe, though upon reaching Hogwarts, Harry would instead walk normally but extremely slowly instead should he try to sneak walk.

In PS1 version[]

  • Just after Harry transforms into Goyle in the bathroom stall, if the player moves the directional button/analogue stick, the cutscene will be interrupted and Harry will exit the stall as his normal self.

External links[]

Notes and references[]

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)

See also[]

J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
Philosopher's Stone book film games film soundtrack game soundtrack
Chamber of Secrets book film games film soundtrack game soundtrack
Prisoner of Azkaban book film games film soundtrack game soundtrack
Goblet of Fire book film games film soundtrack game soundtrack
Order of the Phoenix book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Half-Blood Prince book film games film soundtrack game soundtrack
Deathly Hallows book film 1 games 1 film soundtrack 1 game soundtrack 1
film 2 games 2 film soundtrack 2 game soundtrack 2
Cursed Child script play
Fantastic Beasts film series
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book screenplay film game film soundtrack
The Crimes of Grindelwald screenplay film   film soundtrack
The Secrets of Dumbledore screenplay film   film soundtrack
Other written works Other games
Quidditch Through the Ages Wonderbook: Book of Spells / Wonderbook: Book of Potions
The Tales of Beedle the Bard Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
Harry Potter Prequel Harry Potter: Find Scabbers
Encyclopaedia of Potterworld (potentially cancelled) Harry Potter DVD Game: Hogwarts Challenge / Wizarding World
Pottermore Presents Harry Potter: Spells
The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac
Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey / Harry Potter Limited Edition LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 / LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World LEGO Dimensions
LEGO Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Motorbike Escape
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book Harry Potter: The Quest
J. K. Rowling: A Bibliography Harry Potter for Kinect
Harry Potter: The Character Vault / Harry Potter: The Creature Vault / Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault Wizard's Challenge
Harry Potter Film Wizardry Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World
The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Harry Potter Trading Card Game
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Art of The Film LEGO Creator: Harry Potter / Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Archive of Magic: The Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Harry Potter: The Wand Collection Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells
J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Movie Magic Volume One: Extraordinary People and Fascinating Places / Volume Two: Curious Creatures / Volume Three: Amazing Artifacts Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
Hogwarts Legacy
Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions
Other canon Other films / documentaries
J. K. Rowling's official site Harry Potter and Me
Pottermore / Wizarding World The Queen's Handbag
J. K. Rowling's X account J. K. Rowling: A Year in the Life
Harry Potter: The Exhibition Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story
The Making of Harry Potter Harry Potter: Beyond the Page
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
IndividualsPlacesCreaturesTranslations - Cover arts