Experience two unique adventures featuring both long-time heroes and new and returning villains as they battle for the fate of the world!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,251 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 19, 2012

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"Another Sonic classic now on Steam. It's a good fun game, and the Chao Garden is literally the best part of the game. "

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
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
47.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Incredible game. I spent a large portion of my childhood playing this, whether it was racing, force-feeding Chao or doing Mad Space hide and seeks with my cousin.

Aside for the obvious HD remaking, it hasn't changed. It's still that great exhilaration I remember. And now that I'm older and a much more adept gamer, I feel the need to perfect it :) halfway there already!

There are three types of stages, meaning you're three times as likely to get hooked on the game's playstyle! There are Sonic and Shadow's racing stages, obvious objective there. There are then Tails and Eggman's shooting/recon stages where you must reach the end leaving as much destruction in your wake as possible. And finally, my favourite, Knuckles and Rouge's treasure hunt stages, where you are equipped with a proximity radar which flashes a colour depending on how far you are from the gem you are trying to find. The objective is a best-of-3 gem hunt.

Seriously, if you're a fan of single player campaigns with astounding replay value and games where you can spend many hours playing to perfect your score or shave milliseconds off your time, this is a high HIGH recommendation.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Often regarded by fans as "the best Sonic 3D title ever!" Sonic Adventure 2 is a must buy for anyone who loves Sonic, or good platforming in general. A nice story told through 3 different "arcs" with fun gameplay and lots of replaybility, this game is truly one of the best Sonic games ever.
Pros:
+40-60 hours of gameplay
+3 diffrent types of gameplay each with fun mechanics
+30 different enormous stages to explore (each with 5 missions to keep you playing)
+Great soundtrack with memorable tracks (Live & Learn, City Escape, Sonic's Theme :D)
+CHAO RAISING (onion headed mutant/animal babies racing and beating the crap out of each other!!!)
+Secrets and hidden goodies EVERYWHERE!!!
+Multiplayer is fun (for the most part)
Cons:
-Repetitive and boring kart mini-game (you have to play it twice in the story, plus another 11 times in missions and mini games if you want all 180 emblem -_-)
-Some glitches here and there
-Lip syncing is messed up during cutscenes and voice acting sucks sometimes (Not Eggman, he sounds AWESOME :3)
-Questionable development decisions (WHY are the bounce bracelet and light speed dash activated with the same button!!!??? Why can the radar only detect ONE emerald at a time when it could detect ALL in SA1??? >:0)
*In conclusion. should you buy this game? ABSOLUTELY YES!!! For only $9.99 this game is definitely worth every penny!!!! It's fun, challenging, will keep you busy for quite a while, and will show you what the Sonic franchise is capable of making.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
LIVE AND LEAAAAARN. HANGING ON THE EDGE OF *BUY THIS ♥♥♥♥ING GAME NOW OR I'LL DESTROY YOUR FAMILY*
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
70.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
It's pretty cheap and it's worth about 69 hours of your time!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
95.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
amazing game. they fixed the double jump glitch which made it hell on gamecube, so with that gone i'd highly recommend this. the chao garden and side missions keep you playing too
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
I can't get started on how ♥♥♥♥ing good this game is. Seriously, it's the best game ever! It's the fastest game you'll ever play, I promise you that. I have literally spent my entire life playing this game. I know all the super speedy shortcuts and where all the hidden chaos emeralds are. I love playing as Knuckles and Tails too, those guys are chill in real life. One complaint is that you can play as Dr. Eggman, who in my opinion is the evilest villian in the world, and I think allowing us to play as him is distasteful, much like a game featuring Adolf Hitler as a playable character would be. However, I'm willing to look past that and still rate this 11/10 on speed alone.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
53.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
good soundtrack and gameplay (for the most part)
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Like skyrim but with speed
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
So, it's kinda funny... 24.6 hours on record. The keywords being ON RECORD. I have literally spent a solid thousand hours playing this game on the Nintendo Gamecube since I was a little kid. I've dumped more of my life into this game than almost any other game, and for good reason -- This game is bliss. This game is what all these subpar modern 3D Sonic games should've strived to be. The action stages are incredible, the chao garden is a lot of fun (and has a really deep meta... No, really, google "sonic adventure 2 chao garden" and look at a comprehensive guide. Chao Garden is practically its own game in the broad spectrum of things...) the graphics were EXCELLENT for 2002, and it all runs at a silky smooth (but unfortunately locked) frame rate on even my low-end laptop. If you have a weak system, a USB-connected controller, and you DON'T own Sonic Adventure 2, you are legitimately missing out on one of the best games your computer can run.

P.S., BUY THE BATTLE DLC, IT'S ONLY $3 AND ADDS PLENTY OF CONTENT TO THE GAME

P.S.S., Getting 180 emblems isn't hard... But if you're up for a real (but completely do-able) challenge, get 180 A ranks.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Let's take a dive, in Aquatic Mine,
Once was a coal pit, but now it's a water ride,
Makes you wanna sit back, enjoy your life,
And do things you like doing, get to shine.
It sure beats fighting with the foes all the time,
But I gotta do it, they always stay out of line,
Sometimes I wanna just chill and land,
But I'm the protector of the Emeralds and gems.
Staying up a duct, I'm in a deep cut,
I'm seeing skulls that burn, they trying to cut me off,
Avoiding my luck, I'm feeling kinda stuck,
I'm in narrow hallways running like it's a ballgame.
Hand track, beat track, all lead to different hallways,
In a maze, and I don't know what to do,
Guaranteed though, Imm'l find the Emeralds,
They don't call me Knuckles for nothing, I can't lose.
Sure beats fighting with the foes all the time,
But I gotta do it, they always stay out of line,
Sometimes I wanna just chill and land,
But I'm the protector of the Emeralds and gems.
Staying up a duct, I'm in a deep cut,
I'm seeing skulls that burn, they're trying to throw me off,
Avoid in my luck, I'm feeling kinda stuck,
Don't call me Knuckles, gimme da bucks.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Rolling around at the speed of sound,
Got places to go, gotta follow my rainbow!
Can't stick around, have to keep moving on,
Guess what lies ahead, only one way to find out!
Must keep on moving ahead,
No time for guessing, follow my plan instead.
Trusting in what you can't see,
Take my lead I'll set you free.

Follow me, set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through, follow me.
Follow me, set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through prove it to you.

Follow me!
Oh yeah!

Danger is lurking around every turn,
Trust your feelings, got to live and learn!
I know with some luck that I'll make it through,
Got no other options, only one thing to do!
I don't care what lies ahead,
No time for guessing, follow my plan instead.
Find the next stage, no matter what that may be.
Take my lead, I'll set you free.

Follow me, set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through, follow me.
Follow me, set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through, prove it to you.

Follow me!
Follow me!

I'll make it through,
Oh Yeah!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
ROLLING AROUND AT THE SPEED OF SOUND
GOT PLACES TO GO
GOTTA FOLLOW MY RAINBOW
CAN'T STICK AROUND HAVE TO KEEP MOVING ON
GUESS WHAT LIES AHEAD ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT
MUST KEEP ON MOVING AHEAD
NO TIME FOR GUESSING FOLLOW MY PLAN INSTEAD
TRUSTING IN WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE
TAKE MY LEAD I'LL SET YOU FREE

FOLLOW ME
SET ME FREE
TRUST ME AND WE WILL ESCAPE FROM THE CITY
I'LL MAKE IT THROUGH, FOLLOW ME
FOLLOW ME
SET ME FREE
TRUST ME AND WE WILL ESCAPE FROM THE CITY
I'LL MAKE IT THROUGH
PROVE IT TO YOU


FOLLOW ME
OH YEEEEEEAAAAHHHH
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
SPEED IS KEY!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I have always loved this game. Would have no need for it if my console version didn't break. Anyways , this game is awesome! I would consider this one of the best Sonic games in my opinion. Loved the different stories and the Chao Garden most of all. I would totally buy a Chao Carden game *hint hint*. This game can be a bit annoying with the camera angles in this game. The mech stages with Tails and Eggman is the worst on PC because of the way the keyboard controls work. Would probably work better on a controller or a console. Overall , if you love Sonic , you should totally buy this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
108.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
I love me some sonic adventure 2 battle its my childhood and a really good game overall the story isnt the greatest but the gameplay is sonic and shadow are your typical speed deamons tails and eggman drive mechs through stages built for mech's knuckles and rouge are the hardest because their stages are so big and exploration is key here. if you enjoy a classic sonic game like adventure 1 characters like sonic e102 gamma and knuckles buy this game its a fun action platformer and buy the dlc i did it for nastalgic reasons but it gives you a few more options like all the characters in multiplayer are unlocked and so on and it has fun glitches like the chao key glitch and more. I rate this game 9/10 go buy this game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
I got into the Sonic games rather late, probably around the time Sonic Advance 3 was out, but I took steps back while still moving forward and... this particular game ate up so much time in my life. It's addicting and a whole ton of fun to play through! And there's a chao garden feature that will keep you from stopping, even after beating the game! I'd write more but I'm too lazy.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This game is overrated and dissapointing. There are several glitches, the gameplay is a mess especially with the sonic/shadow stages (your momentum slows simply by jumping for instance) and the game is just overall boring. If you didn't grow up with this game I doubt you'll be able to get much enjoyment out of it other than the admittately fun chao garden and hilariously bad voice acting. I'd love to play a bit more so I could go in greater depht with how bad it is, but the damn thing won't even launch anymore. 5/10 would not glitch into inescapable corner again
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I'll review this as a port. The game itself is fantastic and one of the best games of the dreamcast/gamecube library.

-Some of the cutscenes are still pre-rendered. And by that, I mean they came straight from the Dreamcast. Numerous times, I saw some of the cutscenes run in 4:3, while the gameplay is 16:9. That shows Sega laziliy ported this game.

-Camera controls feel off. You rotate the camera by pressing RT or LT(I use an xbox 360 controller). However, pushing RT, rotates the camera to the left of your character and vice versa, and the camera will only move horizontally. A handful of times, the camera will point at a fixed angle.

-Except for adjusting resolution, there are no graphical settings at all.

-The same goes for audio settings. The only settings available are language spoken and mono/stereo.

-You cannot change the interface language while running the game. You could in the Dreamcast and Gamecube versions, so why take that out?

-The music is untouched from the original DC/GC version, which I find to be a mixed feeling. It's nice that they kept all the songs, and listening to the familar tunes brings back memories, but an updated soundtrack would've been better.

-The multiplayer battle mode is DLC, which is a huge red flag in my book. Battle mode was available from the start in the GC version, and should be available from the start in this version.

-Customizable menu has also been locked out as DLC. Is Sega turning into Capcom now?

-In some of the cutscenes, the lip sync is a bit off. Again, Sega is being lazy with the port.

I recommend getting this game only if:
1. You've never played it before
2. You don't have a Gamecube or Dreamcast
3. You're like me and love it enough to buy it a second time
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
i rolled up in a ball and flew into water and died because sonic can't swim for ♥♥♥♥

overall good game
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Ahh, the memories. played this game around 12 years ago, with a friend of mine, just going through platformers. And had a lot of fun. Now years later, i still have fun playing it.
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