Compete across land, water and air in incredible transforming vehicles that change from cars to boats to planes mid-race.
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Release Date: Jan 31, 2013

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About This Game

Sonic and the All-Stars cast line up on the starting grid once again to battle for supremacy in the ultimate race. Compete across land, water and air in incredible transforming vehicles that change from cars to boats to planes mid-race. It’s Not Just Racing. It’s Racing Transformed!

Key Features:

  • Play as over 20 legendary All-Stars each with their own transforming vehicle.
  • Race across 25 tracks and arenas.
  • World Tour, Grand Prix, Battle Arenas, and more.
  • Unleash ingenious weapons or utilise your character’s unique All-Star Move.
  • 4 Player split screen and up to 10 player online events. Plus even take split screen gaming online.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 1GB Ram (Windows XP), 2GB Ram (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8)
    • Graphics: 256MB with Shader Model 3.0 support
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 6.7GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9 Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2GB Ram (Windows XP), 4GB Ram (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8)
    • Graphics: 512MB with Shader Model 3.0 support
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 6.7GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9 Compatible
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Very Positive (159 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (8,149 reviews)
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jms brwn
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
it's ♥♥♥♥ but not that ♥♥♥♥
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SpartanDavie
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
First, I had issues starting the game because of ASN_App_pcDx9_Final. It seems others have the same issue, here is how I fixed it. Go to the games local files folder (right click game in steam library-preferences-local files-browse local files) the copy the ASN_App_pcDx9_Final file, paste it into the same folder (you will now have a file named ASN_App_pcDx9_Final - copy) rename the ASN_App_pcDx9_Final - copy to ASN_App_pcDx9_Final.EXE then start the game again and it should work!

This game really is as enjoyable as Mario Kart and is certainly a good alternative that works well on PC. The visuals are great for a karting game. I will give a full review and rating when I have played the game more. I just wanted to share the fix information
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lmauer2
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I am sure the game would be fine if it didn't error out and crash every time I try to launch it. Never did get to play it, I verified which is usually a trusty option and all of my drivers are up to date, but to no avail.
Edit: Thanks to a comment by a friendly chap, the game now works and is more amazing than I had hoped!. I have found that I enjoy it a great deal more than MarioKart because of 1: level design, 2: Changeup in playmodes throughout career, 3: the transforming to different vehicles.
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tom-
( 36.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Make that a thumb sideways.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a mix of Mario Kart-like randomness and chaos, and Trackmania-like skill-based precision racing, and then some more.

So it is a game with several very different game-modes and race types, in singleplayer you'll go through all of them, wether you like them all or not. How much fun you will have depends on what kind of preferences of racing game types you have, and I'll try to point out those things in this review.

First off, if you're a completionist, going for 100% achievements or as close to that as possible, this game is quite ok into the 70-80% region, and then it becomes difficult, even frustrating, and a game of chance much more than a game of skill. That's a very clear thumbs down from this perspective. Most people don't care about that but I wanted to mention it for those who do.

If you're a fan of fun racers with random weapon pickups, this game has alot of that, in singleplayer aswell as multiplayer.
The randomness is really really prominent in singleplayer races against AI. No matter how good you are, winning in the hardest ("expert", unlockable) and second-to-hardest difficulty modes is very difficult mostly, and when you win, you don't have the feeling that you did that, but you just got lucky with the pickups and the enemy AI's rubberband mechanism. Someone might be out there who does enjoy that kind of racing, but I didn't. As mentioned, it's the central part of the game.

If you're a fan of driving skill based racing with no element of randomness, this game has some of that, too, and I happen to like those parts. The higher difficulties are a challenge, but it's how well you race that makes the difference, and there's a clear sense of progress and improvement with each retry. You memorize the courses, you spot shortcuts, get a feel for the physics model (unrealistic but that's ok) and the different unlockable drivers that handle differently, and most importantly you learn how to get "boosts" by performing slides around corners and stunts during jumps. So you have to keep an eye out for opportunities to do that, and pull it off with some skill and precision. I enjoyed these kinds of races the most. They come in different variations and make up about 1/3rd of the singleplayer game. Those variations are racing against the clock/against a pre-recorded non-random ghost, racing against AI but without weapons, drift challenges, boost challenges, and ring races in air levels.

There are sections in the levels (with varying extent per level) of air and boat racing, that handle quite a bit differently. The air controls are a disaster, imho. The slower you are, the faster you turn, which is ok on paper, but it makes handling steep curves extremely imprecise and frustrating, especially when the curve is not only left/right, but at the same time upwards/downwards. They should have looked at the 15 year old Pilotwings 64 to get an idea of how to design good, uncomplicated but precise controls for such a game mode.

The great downside to the game as a whole is, that, unless you happen to like all of these different kinds of racing, you'll hate some parts of the game. Due to how the singleplayer progression is designed, you can't really ignore those parts, if you want to progress through the game.
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LaughingButterCup
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
When a spin-off game of sonic is better than his main series, you know SEGA has f**ked up again!
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~FS~ ndudde67
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Meh, bought this to play with a friend who came over, and we played, but found the controls responsive than we would have wanted. Mario kart is a better option.
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Geth Prime
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
very good game, had it on xbox but had to get it on pc
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WizardLizard
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
It's Mario Kart... for the PC.... Sega Edition
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Jazzy Lemons
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Controller rumbles with game, but cannot control game. Have to set aspect ratio in config file otherwise, play in windowed mode in top right screen despite being in full screen mode. Have to play in windows 8 compatibility mode or else it is just a white box simulator. 10/10 best port good effort.
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AWotKing
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
"Everybody Super Sonic Racing!" Oh wait... this isn't THAT game?

Rating: 8/10 "Better than Sonic R"
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Before you decide to buy this game ask yourself these questions:
- Do you want to play mario kart on your PC?
- Do you love crash team racing?
- Do you enjoy goofy race?
- Do you want to race multiplayer locally to have some fun with friends?
- Do you like Sonic?

----Then Buy it----
But remember........

THOSE AI WILL DEFINITELY KICK YOUR ♥♥♥ THOOO!!!
- Their cars accelerate faster than yours
- They will always target you NO MATTER WHAT
- Near perfect driving troughout the race
- The Possibility of them getting allstars is much higher than yours

And you think that getting gold medal in Gran Turismo is hard? Try the hardest difficulty and we'll see

This is the dark souls for kart racing guys, but still a very great and polished game 8.5/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
An Excellent game, you can play hours and hours and won't feel disappointed. The game has too many achievements and is a really good quest try to do everything, I love Mario Kart games, but I would say That Sonic & All-Starts Racing Transformed is the best
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Wow, didn't realize there was an improved version of Mario Kart 8 on PC that runs 1440p and 60FPS. This game is refreshing and the local coop is great!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, in case you can't tell from the title, is a racing game, and the sequel to Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. In this game your car transforms into a plane or boat depending on what the course calls for at certain points. As you play the game you earn experience points, and when you level up, you earn a new mod for that character. Mods are changes to how your character's vehicle handles. Because you have to level up each character individually to unlock all the mods for all the characters, it can either be something that adds replay value for you, or be an unfun grind. Aside from the usual grand prix and versus modes, there is a quest mode as well, where you complete challenges to earn stars that allow you to unlock more characters, mods for characters, and of course more challenges. Some of these challenges can be really difficult at times, and to top it off there's also an extra difficulty to unlock that makes these challenges even harder. While the game doesn't have as many power ups or courses to choose from as Mario Kart games have nowadays, the gameplay is solid, and the courses often have multiple paths you can take that act as shortcuts. So far in these Sega All Stars games, I think this one has the best fan service. It's also the best looking and best sounding game in the series. This game is available for multiple platforms, but I recommend getting it on Steam assuming you have the specs to run it, since the Steam version has more exclusive characters than any other version, including an exclusive DLC character.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Sumo Digital did an amazing job with this game. Everything from the characters they brought, the tracks, the transformations, the PC exclusive characters, the optimization, it's unreal. It's literally a SEGA paradise.

Even if you're not a fan of racing games, you'll REALLY love this especially if you're a huge SEGA junkie. The racing mechanics and soundtrack hook you in and want you to keep on playing. There's lots of replayability. Grand Prix, Missions, Time Trials, Online racing, Battle Mode, and much more.

My only problem is the the way the cars control and the launcher which is the only way to change controls and graphic options, but again. Minor complaints.

It's totally worth getting. Did I mention we have the best version of the game?
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Make that a thumb sideways.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a mix of Mario Kart-like randomness and chaos, and Trackmania-like skill-based precision racing, and then some more.

So it is a game with several very different game-modes and race types, in singleplayer you'll go through all of them, wether you like them all or not. How much fun you will have depends on what kind of preferences of racing game types you have, and I'll try to point out those things in this review.

First off, if you're a completionist, going for 100% achievements or as close to that as possible, this game is quite ok into the 70-80% region, and then it becomes difficult, even frustrating, and a game of chance much more than a game of skill. That's a very clear thumbs down from this perspective. Most people don't care about that but I wanted to mention it for those who do.

If you're a fan of fun racers with random weapon pickups, this game has alot of that, in singleplayer aswell as multiplayer.
The randomness is really really prominent in singleplayer races against AI. No matter how good you are, winning in the hardest ("expert", unlockable) and second-to-hardest difficulty modes is very difficult mostly, and when you win, you don't have the feeling that you did that, but you just got lucky with the pickups and the enemy AI's rubberband mechanism. Someone might be out there who does enjoy that kind of racing, but I didn't. As mentioned, it's the central part of the game.

If you're a fan of driving skill based racing with no element of randomness, this game has some of that, too, and I happen to like those parts. The higher difficulties are a challenge, but it's how well you race that makes the difference, and there's a clear sense of progress and improvement with each retry. You memorize the courses, you spot shortcuts, get a feel for the physics model (unrealistic but that's ok) and the different unlockable drivers that handle differently, and most importantly you learn how to get "boosts" by performing slides around corners and stunts during jumps. So you have to keep an eye out for opportunities to do that, and pull it off with some skill and precision. I enjoyed these kinds of races the most. They come in different variations and make up about 1/3rd of the singleplayer game. Those variations are racing against the clock/against a pre-recorded non-random ghost, racing against AI but without weapons, drift challenges, boost challenges, and ring races in air levels.

There are sections in the levels (with varying extent per level) of air and boat racing, that handle quite a bit differently. The air controls are a disaster, imho. The slower you are, the faster you turn, which is ok on paper, but it makes handling steep curves extremely imprecise and frustrating, especially when the curve is not only left/right, but at the same time upwards/downwards. They should have looked at the 15 year old Pilotwings 64 to get an idea of how to design good, uncomplicated but precise controls for such a game mode.

The great downside to the game as a whole is, that, unless you happen to like all of these different kinds of racing, you'll hate some parts of the game. Due to how the singleplayer progression is designed, you can't really ignore those parts, if you want to progress through the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
U'll REALLY love this especially if you're a huge SEGA junkie. The racing mechanics and soundtrack hook you in and want you to keep on playing. My favourite is crasher.The character is attractive.There's lots of replayability. Grand Prix, Missions, Time Trials, Online racing, Battle Mode, and much more.
The only defect is server lost.On-line player be short.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
One of the best Sonic games on steam. Much like Mario Kart with 1080p and 60 FPS. All 3-star tracks are fun if you like the challenges.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Best sonic game i ever played
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Coming from a long history of playing Mario Kart, this game is refreshingly similar but includes some distinctive features. For once, AI don't finish in the same order in every damn race. Then there is the career mode (one by one vs. cups of 4) and the unlocking through progress. Last but not least there are similarities such as drifting (snake technique?).
The biggest feature - the transformation into ships and planes - goes along with a change in physics and balancing which is great.
Overall, the single player is much less frustrating than expected. There are so many different race modes! Time Attacks, Ring Races, Drift Challenges, Speed Challenges, races without weapons...
From what I can see, this is the best Mario Kart availalble for PC and it might even beat it on any platform because of the track variety and different race modes.
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