Experience two unique adventures featuring both long-time heroes and new and returning villains as they battle for the fate of the world!
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Very Positive (126 reviews) - 80% of the 126 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,987 reviews) - 86% of the 2,987 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 19, 2012

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About This Game

In the fight between heroes and villains, will you choose to save the world or conquer it?


The hunt for the Chaos Emeralds is on and battle lines have been drawn between Hero and Dark. Experience two unique adventures featuring both long-time heroes and new and returning villains as they battle for the fate of the world!


Save the day as heroes Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles or cause chaos as Shadow, Dr. Eggman, and Rouge, utilizing each of their unique skills and abilities!


Take a break from the main story and challenge a friend in two-player across kart racing and other competitive modes!


Raise your own pet Chao, improve their statistics, and compete with them in unique mini-games!


Challenge yourself to complete over 150 unique missions across 30 action filled stages!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/Win7
    • Processor:Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz/Athlon 64 3000+ or Equivalent & above
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB (NVIDIA GeForce 8600/AT Radeon HD3650) & above
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.4 GHz/Athlon 64 X2 4200+ & above
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB (NVIDIA GeForce GTS250/ATI Radeon HD 4850) & above
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
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CrazyRiverOtter
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
The Sonic/Shadow stages are nice and fast, but are also linear to the point where exploration is forbidden. The Tails/Eggman stages are also pretty linear and they drag on, but at least make it fun to blow stuff up. The Knuckles/Rouge stages are a travesty. You have to search for hidden emerald shards with a radar that does a downright awful job of telling you where to look while hint monitors flat-out lie to you.

Fans of Sonic the Hedgehog and kids will probably enjoy it a fair amount, but otherwise it's just kind of underwhelming.

That said, it is fun to hack it and play as Doctor Eggman in City Escape.
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CoolGuyRift
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
ITS MY CHILDHOOD ON STEAM!


The game works well with a controller (as well as the original did at least).
Runs smooth, at least for me.


I have experienced a few crashes, where the game will just freeze, but the audio will continue on (its halted, but music and whatever sound was made when it crashed will play normally). It's happened twice, but that's the only problem I've had.

It's one of the better Sonic games out there, so if this wasn't a part of your childhood but you like Sonic, get it.
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McLovin
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
gutta geuw fest_xxx
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ItzMLG
( 36.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
BEST SONIC GAME EVER. But really glitchy.
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ۜBart simson™ [☭RUS☭]
( 58.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Great gameplay and soundtrack
Full review: youtube. com/watch?v=Qzb87qir7Cs
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Shelby Universe
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
fun to play with friends. chao chao chao!
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DarkSlayer2025
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Chao Garden :|
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Twistcrash
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
The only good part of this game is the Chaos.
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sonic adventure 2 sucks dick
( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
this game is the worst sonic game ever made

each and every stage has a terrible, gimmicky platforming element that COULD work well if it weren't for the terrible camera angles, amazingly inexistant collision detection, and fundamentally broken physics

if you enjoy not seeing anything because the camera placed itself behind the walls of the very tight corridors that make 80% of this game, superly precise platforming with controls that'll make you feel like you are wearing buttery boxing gloves, ear-piercing low-pitch beeps everytime you go through a Tails/Eggman level, and dying because you fell in the nothingness despite your best efforts over and over and over and over again, this game is for you

if you're a masochist, spare yourself the price of this game and stick as many knives inside your ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ instead, you'll get a similar experience

anyone who defends this game is a fool and a spawn of satan himself
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
If you've played this game before, then dropping a few dollars on it could be worth it. But if you haven't and you're interested in Dreamcast-era Sonic, then prepare yourself.

Some of the cons of the game include cheap enemy placement, a handful of crappy levels with questionable designs (particulary Pyramid Cave, Crazy Gadget, the car levels, Mad Space, and Final Chase), RNG, terrible camera angles, audio mixing, and the strain required to get A-ranks sometimes (especially for perfectionists). You'll open a door, immediately get hit by one of those Chaos ♥♥♥♥ers, and lose all your rings; you'll get screwed over by dumb mechanics like manipulating gravity and trying to traverse poorly designed half-pipes in Green Forest; you'll have to navigate a treasure hunting level that's a lot bigger than it should be and have a hit-or-miss attempt in doing well in general due to random emerald placement; you'll barely see what you're doing sometimes; and you'll be more than frustrated when you can't get the best rank for a level and have to play over it again. Note emphasis on using "you'll" alot, because all these things do happen. You will get angry playing this game at least once.

Some people like the story, others don't. The voice acting and lip-syncing can be bad from time to time too, but it's a Sonic game at the end of the day. Whether you care or not is up to you, but I don't think of them as a totally significant parts of the game unlike '06 and Unleashed.

As for pros, the game has some pretty good music, a fair bit of stages that are pretty fun (like all the Sonic and Shadow levels besides the ones mentioned above), an interesting story, presentation, and gameplay concept of hero versus dark, and gameplay value in terms of collecting rings to buy stuff for the Chao Garden and doing up to five missions per level out of the 31 in the game (though the fifth mission on each level makes you want to die). If you do like collecting in games, then SA2 does well to appease. I can definitely say that the pros outweigh the cons in a general sense, but it may not be so apparent sometimes.

And on a side note: you'll either like the Chao Garden or you just won't care at all. It's a virtual pet simulator.

The difficulty of the game comes from a few of the aforementioned cons like bad camera angles and RNG. As you play levels over and over, you'll get used to stuff like the timing of jumping off ramps, how enemies appear from literally nowhere, and overcoming the bad detection in light dashing and difficulty in making precise movements at times. So really, your first playthrough might not be that great. You just have to keep getting used to it and get in flow with the game, because it's definitely necessary to get all 180 A-ranks.

But really, Sonic and Shadow levels are either easy or annoying, Knuckles and Rouge levels can drag sometimes, and Tails and Eggman levels just require abusing the lock-on function to get get score bonuses. That's the basic gist of it.

So yeah, getting used to how this game works makes the mentioned pros all the more enjoyable. Being able to deal with how this game varies in quality often is the best way to experience it. There's not a Sonic game really like SA2 besides its predecessor in the series. If you haven't played this game before in your childhood or any other time like most people here, then be ready for something totally new. And if you have, prepare to relive the weird but charming mix of frustration and joy.

Oh, and this game pretty much requires the use of a gamepad too.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
NOTE: This made made with the BATTLE DLC

One of the best Sonic games of all time featuring 6 playable characters, 3 playable stories, an amazingly fun and adorable chao garden, and a great soundtrack. Sadly, this game doesn't fully support Intel HD graphics and causes the infamous "floating vehicle" glitch in City Escape. (It doesn't seem like SEGA will fix this anytime soon)

Rating: 9/10 "Escape from the City!"
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
the game okey on pc i like gamecube more
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
58.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Great gameplay and soundtrack
Full review: youtube. com/watch?v=Qzb87qir7Cs
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
262.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
200+ hours and I still haven't beaten Hero Story quick enough.

10/10 would waste 1 week of my life for speed again.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Nostalgia, Chao Garden, going fast, edgy hedgehogs, yosh, mad space literally makes me mad simulator.
But thats a good thing.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I'm going to be very clear, either you buy tthis game and your male genitalia triples in size.

Or you don't buy it and 34 chaos are sent in a forest to live "an happy life" >:(
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
every time it opens my computer freezes not allowing the use of task manager

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Honestly, this game has it's flaws, but if you actually look past the flaws, you can actually dish out a GREAT Sonic game, yeah a 2001 game that game out on the Gamecube and Dreamcast, but still, the game is great, the story may be a little confusing but that's what most titles are like, I mean, it's not every day you see a Blue Hedgehog running down the streets of San Fransisco, is it? No, you don't, this game has a good amount of gameplay to boot too, and two sides of the story to select, which, are both accessable from the getgo, which most games don't have.

All in all, past the flaws, the game is pretty solid, and holds up to it's name even after 15 years, it's still pretty good.

The only thing I really have to say is, get the game with the Battle DLC, since it makes the game twice as better.
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