Compete across land, water and air in incredible transforming vehicles that change from cars to boats to planes mid-race.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (4,970 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 31, 2013

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Includes 17 items: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Sonic 3D Blast™, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine™, Sonic Spinball™, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic Generations - Casino Nights DLC, Sonic CD, Sonic Generations, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode I, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode II, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sonic Adventure 2, SONIC ADVENTURE 2: BATTLE, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed: Metal Sonic & Outrun DLC

 

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"Wacky Kart Style gameplay for when you're not emulating Mario Kart on your glorious machine."

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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
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
As good as or even better than Mario Kart in all catagories. Don't be put off just because Sonic is the main selling point. Great challenge, great controls, great multiplayer. For sure worth a check out if you like party racers such as Mario Kart, Crash Bandicoot Racing and Modnation Racers.

And TF2 characters as racers. Enough said.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
gotta go fast
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Admittedly, an oddball in my Steam game library, one filled with gory shooters, slaughterfests, and other such M-rated material, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is like the stray hippie amongst a population consisting of shizophrenic sociopaths! If you don't like long reviews, just skip to the last paragraph, where I summarize everything!

I quite honestly don't remember just how exactly this game ended up in my library, but I recently decided to play it anyway. Because while I may have many games I still need to play out of my library, I've been desiring a decent racing game for quite some time. Did I expect this game to actually fulfill that desire by being anything close to what could be considered a quality racing game that brought me some great amount of entertainment? Honestly, no, I did not.

But alas, I was surprised! What I expected to be nothing more than a dumbed down racing experience with unbalanced items and cheesy banter between characters that would make me want to turn this into one of those M-rated shooters I own so that I may claim unsavory vengeance upon them for their horrible forced personalities, turned out to actually be one of the few good racing games I've seen on Steam!

How is it good? Well, allow me to explain! Wait... Oh, right, that's what reviews are about... Um... Moving on!

From the screenshots, and the involvement of Sonic and co, in a bright and cheerful-looking environment, one may be brought to the understandable conclusion that this game would only be enjoyable if you were young, or the stereotypical "hardcore" 50-year old Sonic Fan with no friends, who yells "You're too slow!" at every car he drives by on his way to his minimum wage job at the local McDonald's. You would be wrong.

Amazingly enough, this game is actually enjoyable regardless of age, and you really don't have to be a fan of Sonic at all to enjoy the gameplay. I'd recommend this game regardless of the age of the player, as it's obviously safe for young kids to play, but definitely offers an enjoyable experience for older players as well (For reference, I'm almost 19).

Is it for the "filthy casuals"? No, not at all! While a casual could definitely get into the game on the lower difficulties that take nearly no skill whatsoever, a pro gamer could easily find a good challenge on the hard, and expert difficulties!

My only complaint would be how few tracks there are. A total of 16 new tracks, with an additional 4 classic tracks, plus mirrored versions of all the tracks, and +1 new track with a mirrored version if you get the DLC. Thankfully, the game offers a variety of modes to make this small number of tracks less bothersome. Nonetheless, it is a small amount, and new DLCs with additional tracks are unlikely.

Speaking of the DLC, it's not bad, but I certainly wish it offered more than just one single new track. A full circuit of four new tracks would certainly be more appealing. The DLC track isn't really worth it in all honesty, since it's not nearly as interesting as the tracks originally in the game, and there's also a few bugs in it that can be accidentally triggered from time to time (nothing too frequent, so don't worry). Buy it if you really want a new character, and desperately want an extra track. Otherwise, skip it.

So, in summary, a great game for all ages (children or adults), and offers a challenge for both casuals and hardcore gamers, providing a small number of tracks, but a fair number of characters, and overall one of the few good racing games on Steam right now.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
hands down the best Kart racing game since Crash team racing on PS1.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
i really really like this game
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Awesome Sonic game.
Very dinamic, the diferent kinds of levels and challenges will keep you wanting to play.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Why would I not recommend this game?

The gameplay is vastly different from the previous entry in the series. Transforming and drift boosting will give a great edge in this game once you master the latter. Risk boosting in plane mode can take some time to master since you have to roll out of the way at the last moment for it to count.

The staff ghosts can be a real pain in some levels (looking at Graveyard Gig and Burning Rangers in particular since both are a little difficult to master drifting in).

Cameo appearances from non-SEGA stuff (Danica Patrick, Ralph, and Yogscast if you choose to buy it) are nice to see. Interestingly, people seem to hold a lot of course record top 10 spots with Ralph with characters like Metal Sonic, Sonic, and AGES all coming pretty close to it.

Quite a blast to race through the courses (although I think Mirror Mode could have been replaced with 4-8 new tracks instead, oh well, SUMO's call there) and try to beat your own record every time. I did find Traffic Attack (sans the last one) and Pursuit to be a difficult to master since those felt a tad bit more on the "need to memorize a specific course of pattern" kind of logic to me. Pursuit was way more difficult though since you have a set amount of HP so you can't just recklessly chase down the tank.

The characters were great although a couple of them looked a bit off (looking at Gum, Beat, and Pudding). Dialogue and racing stuff was pretty nice. It seems Gillius is the hardest one to master as well out of all the characters.

Fantastic game, whether it is in a deal on Steam or not, worth icking up and playing.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
75.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Diddy Kong Racing's spiritual successor. Heavy skill required for a kart racer, one of the hardest games to get 100% achievements for both time wise, skill wise, friendlist & luck.

But it's a great game to play online, the AI is super challenging, great to have friends over & play spilt screen 4 players. 9/10 game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
66.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
I'M. SO. HAPPY.

This is every bit "Mario Kart for the PC". It's full of characters, powerups that aren't too overpowered, tons of maps, tons of game modes for each map. The career mode is both hard as crap, and yet, somehow beatable with persistance. You really feel like you get better at racing, and it rewards you.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, you can split-screen 4-player in career mode. So yes, unlike tons of games designed by morons, this one you can actually level up while having fun with your friends and family.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Top notch
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
It's an awesome kart racer, i loved the first one and i love this one too!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
87.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
I like Mario Kart but I dont have Wii or a DS so this will do
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
280.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Super balanced racing game. Better than the first All-Stars racing game. Hard learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, competetive play becomes a blast.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Good Game!
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
156.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I love AND hate this game! It's a great single-player game, but it's not worth playing online races. It's almost impossible to find a game against legit non-cheating players. It seems like 70% of the online community are using some type of cheats or trainers to alter the game in their favor, having your car spin-out and sometimes end up facing the wrong direction any time you accidentally collide with them. The cars never react this way during offline races against the computer, so you'll probably find the online matches frustrating at best. Unless you're the type of treacherous, perfidious, miscreant who uses dishonest and underhanded tactics to win.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
nice i like this racing
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Super fun game!

and the music is perfect
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
how do go forewards?
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
157.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Tryhard Central
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
It's okay.
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