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 (80 reviews) - 85% of the 80 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (2,867 reviews) - 86% of the 2,867 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

    • 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
    • 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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Very Positive (80 reviews)
Very Positive (2,867 reviews)
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( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Childhood Is now on steam :)
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Shadow Blast
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
How a 3D Sonic game is meant to be made (in comparison with every other Sonic game made and taking into conisderation the limitations of the technological era).
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( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Gotta go fast, also gotta find the emeralds and pilot a mech. It's Sonic ADVENTURE and it's kid tested mother approved
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( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This is such a fun and great game to play!

I've always wanted this game, and it's conveniently on Steam!


- Chao Garden (Possibly the best thing in the entire game)

- Great Soundtrack! (City Escape and Prison Lane are the best)

-Nostalgia (Sadly not for me :( )


- A ranks are kinda hard to get during your first playthrough.

- Certain things are hard to control or have a bad control scheme in general, such as Kart Racing (no real drifting around corners).

- Knuckles and Rouge stages are kinda bad.

- Controlling the characters properly may be hard to get used to.

Despite there being more cons, the game is still quite fun and I'd definitely recommend it to those who are hardcore Chao Garden and Sonic fans, as beginners may not be able to handle the challenge aspect.
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( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
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( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
The single best 3D Sonic game for a lot of people and rightly so. The game does have it's flaws for sure, namely the tedious Knuckles and Rouge sections and the changes they made from the first Adventure title. However this game is chock full of content and challenges to learn the ins and outs of and has a very satisfying control scheme which hasn't since been seen in a Sonic title. Sega, if you're listening, take notes from this great game. Learn what you did wrong and EVERYTHING you did right and use that for your next title. More of this. Less of...Sonic Boom.
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( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Got this when it was on sale for the memories. But unfortunately this game is plagued with game breaking bugs and it even gives my high end graphics card a hard time with how messy it is. Plus actually playing the game is pain staking because there is no mouse support, all of the controls are on the keyboard. Just keep your memories and take a hard pass on this one.
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( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24

I wanted to get it because of how I remebered the game. BUT IT SUCKS. Bad camera angles, wonky controls, annoying voice actors who talk over each other, SO MANY BAD THINGS!!! Why does anyone remeber this as a good game? IT IS HORRIBLE.

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( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Umm... This game is fun but LAGGY prob becuz i played it on a 2010 samsung laptop so yeah uh.. bye
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( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I can't believe I paid money for this.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
44 of 45 people (98%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Hello, childhood. What are you doing on Steam?
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38 of 40 people (95%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
The story is the cake itself, and the Chao Garden is the icing on the cake. And everybody loves the icing.

And the edgy black hedgehog is the cherry on top of the icing.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Come for the memes, stay for the Chao Garden.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
You'll end up buying this just for the first level

Rapper soundtrack in sonic is awsome
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
One of the best platforming games ever made, Sonic Adventure 2 marks the end of an era of high quality Sonic games. This high definition version is a real improvement over the original releases, keeping the good parts such as story, soundtrack, gameplay and increasing the details of its graphics. The major letdown is the lack of an online multiplayer mode. Even if you're not exactly a Sonic fan, this game's a MUST have and MUST be played.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
103.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
A masterpiece. I have no idea how they packed such replayability into a linear, story based game but Sega did, and gave us THE best platformer ever.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Roll around at the speed of sound. . . straight to the Chao Garden
Follow your rainbow. . . if it leads to the Chao Garden
Guess what lies ahead. . . it's the Chao Garden
Set me free. . . from this abysmal story and take me to the Chao Garden
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
99.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
spend hrs just trying to raise my chaos they just so cute. <3
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This is perhaps the best 3D sonic game from 15 years ago, but it hasn't aged well. Here's my poorly-organized "review":

Just like in the first Sonic Adventure game, you can play as several familiar "hero" characters, including Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. In addition, you can also play as a few "dark" characters, including Eggman, Shadow, and Rouge. There are three stage types: running until you reach the end of a level whilst going very fast (Sonic and Shadow stages), making your way through an area in a mechanical bipedal "thing" whilst shooting things with guns and lasers (Tails and Eggman stages), and hunting for jewels or keys whilst flying (Knuckles and Rougue stages).

The best stages are the Sonic and Shadow ones; they are very fast and are a blast to play. The Tails and Eggman stages are slow in pace, which becomes boring in later stages (you go through them wondering "when can I play a Sonic or Shadow stage and have fun again?"), though the shooting parts can be fun. Finally, the Knuckles and Rouge stages are the worst: you can only hunt down one jewel or key at a time, unlike the prequel, which showed how far or near you were to all items at all times. The first few Knuckles stages are pretty fun, but the ones near the end of the game are a crapshoot; you just have to explore massive areas for ten or fifteen minutes before you find what you're looking for. Plus, if you want to get an "A" score, you can't access the hint computers, so these stages become nothing more than a boring guessing game.

The story is more complex than those found in past Sonic games, but not by much. I won't explain further in fear of spoiling it for you...

Outside of the stellar Sonic and Shadow stages (and tedious/mundane Tails, Eggman, Knuckles, and Rogue stages), there are boss rush modes, a fun kart racing game, a multiplayer racing game (this is surprisingly fun), and more. However, perhaps the best part of the entire game is raising Chao--little Tamagotchi-like creatures. I've spent dozens of hours feeding, training, and breeding these things on the GameCube version of the game. Maxing out all of your Chao's stats, giving it a name, training it, breeding it, and sending it to school is incredible. Maybe I'm blinded by nostalgia, but I just can't explain how much fun this is.

If you grew up playing the Sonic Adventure games like I did, and want to experience some sweet nostalgia, get this game. Otherwise, this game may not be for you. The game hasn't aged well; the graphics are poor, the camera is weird at times, it is riddled with glitches, and the voice acting is terrible. These things may persuade you against getting the game, but if you're blinded by nostalgia like I am, the imperfections add to the flavor.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Man, it's nearly 12 years since I played this on the console, and I still remember this game fondly. The story, the various aspects/upgrades for each character, the multiplayer, the Chao garden, all incredible stuff.

This game is also moddable (to an extent), so if you have a thing for that, you're in luck!

I only have one minor problem with this game:
The fact that the Battle DLC is something that you have to purchase. I personally think this was not a good idea, it should have been included with the base game.

If you're in need of a nostalgia trip to the early 2000s, and you're a fan of the Sonic franchise, then by all means, get this game.

If you need me, I'm gonna be wasting my life, taking care of these adorable Chao that for some reason I named after my Steam friends.
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