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 (1,484 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
298 of 342 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
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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161 of 186 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Chao Simulator 2001: Remastered Edition
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86 of 91 people (95%) found this review helpful
61.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
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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176 of 229 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Like skyrim but with speed
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44 of 47 people (94%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
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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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
51.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
Sonic Adventure 2 was a title most Dreamcast owners were curious over about how different it would handle things over it's predecessor, and back in it's day it was met with mixed reactions. (Very much like the first Sonic Adventure) Usually most people praise the gameplay sections of Sonic and Shadow for the more straightforward platforming action gameplay, but berate the clunky platform and shooting-segments from Tails/Dr. Eggman's stages, and the incredibly large and oftentimes tedious stage design of Knuckles/Rouge's treasure hunting stages. Although met with mixed reactions, Sonic Adventure 2 was overall regarded as one of the better outings SEGA's mascot has received in his 3D career.

With the game's release on Steam, I've tried this game out after I played the Gamecube port many years ago on, and personally I think it's a pretty decent port with HD graphics, a curious leaderboard system for the really hardcore fans of this game, and the 'Battle' content originally from the Gamecube port as DLC, which includes a pretty decent 2-player vs. mode and a overhaul of the main menu theme and other minor extra's.

The game's divided into 3 main gameplay modes, which you tackle as 3 characters on both the Hero and Dark side of the spectrum, complete with their own set of stages. As explained above the characters' gameplay styles are very drastically different, and most newcomers will often struggle with even finishing alot of the stages past the first few ones in the story, because of the somewhat harsh difficulty curve in the stage design. A new mechanic introduced in this game was the ranking system, in where dependant on how fast you cleared the stages and how well you overall did in your run, the higher the score, which is oftentimes easier said than done. Frequent issues were the rather clunky camera angles that shifted all over the place during gameplay, and you can't manually control the camera while moving around, alot of the enemies in Tails/Dr. Eggman's stages wold often spawn out of nowhere and collide with your character, taking a big chunk of damage and risking their high score streak, and that you can only detect one objective out of 3 at a time in the Knuckles/Rouge stages, and they usually randomize with the locations of the items, requiring you to both know the large stage layout and also collect them as quickly as possible, making A-ranking alot of the stages quite a difficult task in itself.

There's also the Chao Garden in where you can raise your virtual pet Chao, either for time-wasting fun, or to have them compete in races or karate mini-games. It's a nice distraction and improvement from the Chao Garden system in the original game, but raising them can be very time-consuming (unless you use a in-game glitch mechanic to abuse it) and you have to remain in the actual Chao Garden to wait for your Chao to mature and grow better stats. It's a alright inclusion, but nothing I would spend time on personally.

Flaws aside, Sonic Adventure 2 is still a title worth playing if you're a big fan of the blue hedgehog and it's a moderate price on the Steam Shop. Just don't expect too have a easy time on the game if you're trying to shoot for all the unlockable content in the game.
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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
124.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
Going through every part of this masterpiece is probably the best way to describe it, since it offers different sets of entertainment.
On top of the "Hero" campaign, you also have the "Dark" campaign, featuring the antagonists as playable characters.
Taking care of these two will grant you access to dozens of missions in "Stage Select", where you can replay all the stages of every campaign.
There's then the "Boss Attack Mode", where you get to battle every boss in each campaign in quick succession, which is actually more fun than it sounds!
After completing all campaigns and additional modes (Boss Attack and Kart Race) you have the additional challenge of getting better ranks in the 155 missions, which grants several dozens of hours of extra gameplay, to say the least...

Granted that the storyline missions may sound repetitive, having a trio of characters in each campaign, with absolutely different playstyles, offers fantastic variety to the experience.
Other than simply rushing through each campaign, there's also the small side-quest of obtaining hidden upgrades for every playable character, some of them making challenges easier, and some of them being simply fun.

Far from exciting but riveting nonetheless is precisely what Chao training and breeding is, since you get to not only raise them and improve their abilities, but you get to use their improved stats in several challenges.
Arbitrarily to reviews, the player's role in Chao Races and Karate is severely diminished and easily deemed boring (unless you enjoy mashing a single button), but seeing your endeared and mutated Chao bolting through adversaries after hours' worth of feeding and upgrading it is extremely rewarding!
Sonic and Shadow may be on the cover, but by the end of every challenge, it'll be impossible not to have grown attached to the astronomical replayability that this game offers...
Try reading only the first letters of each sentence.
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62 of 95 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
LIVE AND LEAAAAARN. HANGING ON THE EDGE OF *BUY THIS ♥♥♥♥ING GAME NOW OR I'LL DESTROY YOUR FAMILY*
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37 of 54 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
ROLLING AROUND AT THE SPEED OF SOUND!

But seriously, you can raise chaos in this game.
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
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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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
95.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
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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24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
160.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
It's pretty cheap and it's worth about 69 hours of your time!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
79.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Best Chao world EVER!!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
"This is Knuckles, and I'm back
I've been away for a while
But I'm here to kick some butt in Wild Canyon
I shall find all the pieces of the Master Emerald here
I'm gonna get those fools
They wanna play with my emeralds
They playin' with the wrong guy

E-chi-do-na, that's what I'm represtin'
Never seen a mic hog spit like a menace
Wild Canyon fun, I gotta chase a bat, ha
Yeah, Rouge, she's sexy and smooth
A double-cross spy thief that's out for my jewels, ah
I feel her watch in mysterious ways
That's why I stay on point like every single day
I gotta protect this place I do it for my race, ah, ah

Yeah, you know how it is
Yo, yo
Throw your hands up
Come on, come on

Ain't nobody gonna come here and eat my plate, no
Yo, what happened, my emerald's gone
Somebody gonna get theirs quick, my word is bond
Who coulda did this? That snitch named Rouge
When I catch her, I'm'a get her with these tools
There you are, c'mere little thief
Think you can fly and get away quick, uh-uh
Give up the emerald or die, I don't love you

Yeah, you know how it is
Yo, yo
Throw your hands up
Come on, come on"
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
A great game. especially the music.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
sonic adventure 2 its fun game and good time we have in sonic game and i really love chao in game so awsome. the so cute chao.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2014
I can buy my childhood on steam?

10/10 would bang
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
The controls can be a little awkward at times, the story is hilariously campy and so is the acting, but the level design and soundtrack are enough to make most look over these aspects.

I personally prefer the first SA game due to it's open-ended nature, but most will find charm in this game through it's more focused level design and slightly better graphics over the first game if that matters to you.

Either way, this is a classic.

One huge problem, though: The steam version is the answer to the question of "What if Sonic Adventure 2 was made with modern industry practices?"

-You must have an internet connection at all times to play this game. If your connection drops, the game outright pauses until it reconnects. I found this out the hard way after playing on my work laptop. The ♥♥♥♥ing worst kind of DRM.
-Battle edition is paywalled behind DLC
-They did not add online multiplayer to Battle even though it would have benefitted the game greatly
-There's no special minigame for external devices in the chao garden because this is PC
-Performs somewhat poorly on lower end PCs, like this is some kind of straight console port from the PS3 or X360 version

If you absolutely must get this game and PC isn't your only option, get the gamecube version. If PC is your only option: These problems are not that bad and you'll have a good time with this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
You remember back when you were a kid, your dad would give you candy once in a while, but first he force fed you a pinecone, and you wanted that delicious piece of candy, but you knew you couldn't have it until you choked down that painful pinecone? Yea.. kinda like that. Chao mode: 10/10, everything else: Pinecone
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
While I only played this a little on here, this was one of my favorite gamecube games growing up, and the game is still amazing. c:
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