Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is an action packed adventure game based on events that are imbued in the book with the same title. The user directs the game’s main character, Harry Potter, as he delves into the grounds and castle of Hogwarts. The game’s objective is for Harry to prevail and triumph the challenges that are presented to him in different scenarios along the course of the game. In order to do this, it is a requisite for Harry to learn new tricks that will be of assistance to him to be victorious against his adversaries, such as being able to fly and control a broomstick and learn new spells.
Harry encounters an assortment of activities throughout the game. These range from attending class, completing tasks and to-do lists, puzzle-solving, and exploration and combat. A variety of mini-games are also incorporated such as Quidditch and broomstick races. The acquisition of every spell also presents a challenge in itself which Harry must overcome within a limited time frame. However, in the course of the game, challenges no longer present a time limit but lies solely on a specific task that must be accomplished, such as being able to get the needed ingredients for Hermione’s potion from the Forbidden Forest.