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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Shelby Universe
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
fun to play with friends. chao chao chao!
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MR.27234
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
despite the fact i grow up with this game and it holds a place in my hart i can't lie to my self this game has aged like milk milk left out from 2001 - 2016 and as the years pass this games one time minor flaws have grown to large crippling issues with the game from the va work has grown to be just bad and not in the funny like resident evil but bad lazy va work as well the sound mixing is off and this is so much worrs this game came out in 2001 the va work and sound mixing at the time was above this at this point games like soul reaver where out with better va work and sound. the game play is fun only when your sonic or shadow the devs for what ever reason thought to them selfs "hay why dont we split the game in thirds and throw in half ♥♥♥♥♥ mini games"witch only throe a wrench into the gears of a game that might have been a classic in the franchies but its pulled away by aged crap mech stages or hide and seek.the thing everyone talks aboute with this game the sound track witch is ok not the best sega has done (the still goes to jsrf ) but for a pillows inspired sound its good even if like everything eles in the game is braught down by some just bad songs alot of stages that use bland techno. as for the game it dose not look so good the dreamcast could look better but the game looks ok it hase aged as bad as other issues with the game. the camera is so bad it like tapeing a camera to a wield cat it never wants to cooperate no matter how hard you try witch only hurts the good controls of the game.the characters that return from classic sonic range from ok to just bland but the new character are just bad shadow being the token edgy new character and rouge is just a catwomen but a bat. i wish i could say this game held up but it didnt it just feels aged and a step down for sega and the dreamcast coming back to game among other dreamcast games
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DarkSlayer2025
( 7.2 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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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
( 723.2 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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
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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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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
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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
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person 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
2 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
260.8 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
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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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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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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