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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Release Date: Nov 19, 2012

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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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LucasOne
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Absolutely great and most definitive port of SA2!
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xXCloneyXx
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
This game is an utterly overrated piece of hot garbage, and I can honestly say that it has little to no redeeming features whatsoever

Let me start off by saying that I am a huge Sonic fan. I adore the franchise, heck, I even love Sonic Adventure. But this game, hoo boy I have some grievances. Where to start, well let's start with the gameplay.

As with most of these games, the only fun levels are Sonic action stages. However, this game is different, as it has only one fun Sonic action stage. The first one. Which is pretty dang fun. But aside from that, this game is full of buggy cameras, clanky controls and unnecesarry deaths aplenty. That's my main problem I think. In a game, if you die and it's your fault, then great. It is just a hard game and you need to improve. But with this game, almost all of the deaths can be easily pinned onto the game. The buggy camera can easiy redirect your course into a bottomless pit, and the shoddy homing attack often leads to a similar fate.

But that's just Sonic. Knuckles is similar to how he played in SA1, only worse. Rather than his HUD telling you if any emerald shards are nearby, it only tells you about one at a time, which can lead to frustration when you find an emerald shard where you checked several times before. Yes, the game does give you a few hints, but they are mostly cryptic and unhelpful.

Tails is a travesty. His levels forget the Sonic monochre, 'Gotta go fast', and instead provide mind-numbing, shambling gameplay where all you need to do is hold down the action button.


But it's not just the gameplay. The character models look abysmal, the voice acting is just terrible, and the animation is often very stunted. In addition, you will often hear character's voices cutting each other off, leadign to confusion in cutscenes.

The chao garden is fun. I wont dispute that, although again kind of overrated.

The soundtrack is decent, but nothing too special in my opinion. One or two tracks stand out, but to be honest if you buy a game just to hear them, but Sonic Generatons instead.

I will end this review by talking about the final stage. It is a very overly long-winded level spanning multiple characters. However, certain parts are so ridiculously hard in comparison to the rest of the game, that many players may nto see it through.
Buy at your own risk, nostalgia can be blinding.
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Cirsee
( 73.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Note of warning, this is not the original Sonic Adventure 2 for the Dreamcast. Instead, it is the remake for the Gamecube; however, you have to pay to access those extra features. This version of the game is shown to be the Dreamcast version, but with some of the Gamecube features (Back Market and the Fortune Teller for example.) Basically, this is the remake with the extra content removed. Unless you wish to fully complete the game by reaching 180 emblems, you will NEED to buy the DLC. The DLC adds a few more emblems to the game that you will need to get to unlock the hidden stage in Stage Select; moreover, these are mandatory if you wish to unlock all of the achievements.

In short, you have to pay to access content that SHOULD ALREADY BE GIVEN TO YOU.
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osyagin79
( 718.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
It's very good game!
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A Dirty midget
( 28.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Product received for free
Treasure hunting levels suck

Mech levels are ok (with some fun ones)

Sonic and shadow levels are great

The chao garden is THE BEST THING TO EVER EXIST! Ok not really but it is really fun and addictive suprisingly.

Overall I'd say i enjoyed the game but I prefer the first game

CHAOOOOOOOO
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Gamewiz625
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
The only good thing in this game is the music
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Punished "Venom" Shia
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
LIVE AND LEEEEEAAAARN!!!
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Jetty
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Still a great game.
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RadicalHalibut
( 14.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This game is hands down one of the best Sonic title's to date. Sonic Adventures 1 pales in comparison to the magest of Sonic Adventure's 2. First of all, in this game there are multiple characters unlike in the first where you could only play as Sonic, secondly this game features a sexy female lead, she's also a bat. This game covers it's bases well and recieves my vote to become the game of the year 2016.
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Lanky Kong
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
The most over-rated garbage ever.

Only the Sonic levels are good. The Tails and Knuckles stages are so slow and boring they'll probably make you stop playing.

I never liked any of the Sonic characters, they all seem dull and uninspired.

Not much else I can say about it. The only reason to play it is because of the Sonic levels, which are actually pretty fun

3/10
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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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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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
123.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
My favorite game of all time. It still lives up to the memories, and I think it has aged pretty well (unlike the first one).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
This is an excellent game. The levels are fun and there are different characters to play as with their own moves. The bosses are also very well made. However, the camera controls are TERRIBLE. The camera sometimes gets stuck in a wall and such, and when you move the camera, as soon as you move your player it often jerks back to its position where it's hard to see. The gameplay and levels are very fun, but the camera is horrible. But it's a very old game, (I think first made in like 2000), so you have to cut it some slack. Overall, I'd recommend it.
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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
the game okey on pc i like gamecube more
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 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!

Pros:

- 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 :( )

Cons:

- 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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