SONIC AND SEGA ALL-STARS RACE FOR VICTORY IN A HIGH SPEED HIGH SKILL RACETRACK SHOWDOWN! TAKE TO THE TRACK BY CAR, MONSTER TRUCK, BIKE AND EVEN AEROPLANE IN SONIC & SEGA ALL-STARS RACING. Explore stunning new circuits including Sonic Seaside Hill, Curien Mansion and Blizzard Castle as you zip around medieval castle ramparts, hurtle...
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Release Date: Mar 3, 2010

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SONIC AND SEGA ALL-STARS RACE FOR VICTORY IN A HIGH SPEED HIGH SKILL RACETRACK SHOWDOWN!
TAKE TO THE TRACK BY CAR, MONSTER TRUCK, BIKE AND EVEN AEROPLANE IN SONIC & SEGA ALL-STARS RACING.
Explore stunning new circuits including Sonic Seaside Hill, Curien Mansion and Blizzard Castle as you zip around medieval castle ramparts, hurtle under lush rain forest canopies and tear through bustling city scapes in a frantic race to the finish line. Jostle against a selection of 20 challengers including Super Monkey Ball’s Ai Ai, Amigo from Samba and the evil Dr. Eggman in your unique character vehicle. Stay ahead of the pack by dodging traps and launching outrageous character moves such as the invincible Super Sonic, Banana Blitz assault of monkey balls or Tails wild Tornado - set to throw any vehicle clean in the air! But if you’ve been battered, beaten and broken, it’s not over yet! Super-charge your vehicle with power-ups to get back in the race and be sure to stay alert for the secret short-cuts that will give you the edge to victory.
  • Party Racing Fun - Battle it out in single player, challenge your friends in 4 player split-screen for the ultimate track racing showdown!
  • All Your Favorite Racers - Choose from 20 different characters from the Sonic & SEGA universe including Sonic, Tails, Aiai and Amigo.
  • High Velocity Vehicles - Every character drives their own unique vehicle including sports cars, bikes, planes and even a giant banana to perform bespoke special man-oeuvres!
  • All-Star Moves - Need to get by a competitor? Can’t overtake a racer? Then take them out with a pick-up weapon (missiles, mines and other obstacles) or one of the 20 unique character moves that allows the recipient to know who just hit them!
  • Stunning Visuals - Race over medieval castle ramparts, under lush rain forest canopies and through bustling city scapes as you battle through 27 challenging tracks from the Sonic and SEGA Universe.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista. (if running Windows Vista SP1 is recommended)
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4/Athlon 64 3000+ or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 1GB RAM (2GB on Vista)
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 256 MB RAM (NVIDIA 7600 or better, ATI X1300 or better)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or Athlon 64 X2 4200+ or better
    • Memory: 1.5GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD 3800 series with 512 MB of VRAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card
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Matticus
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I don't know why It's taken me so long to play this game. I'm a huge Sonic fan but whenever I wanted to play a racing game I've always gone straight to Mario Kart. In short, this game is fantastic. It's fast paced, has a great soundtrack, looks beautiful and the controls are easy to master. I have loads of fun playing this with my son. This is going to be a family favourite for a long time. Brilliant.
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Sunnyside
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Note: I bought the game for PS3 after I had already played quite a bit of it's sequel. I sunk around 15 to 20 hours into it there.

Racing Transformed may have improved on nearly everything, but this game still is worth playing for the courses and the more entertaining All Star moves. It's a really solid experience overall though. I bought it because there are a few fan favorite characters that didn't return for the sequel and I feel I got more than what I paid for.
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remix
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I actually prefer this one than transformed since I feel uncomfortable when boat and air
Cut all the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t and let's road race
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( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
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Duke
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
good luck playing if you don't have a controller. because you literally can't
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Eric
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
A surprisingly great racing game featuring Sega characters.

When I first saw this game, I thought it was Sega's poor attempt at a Mario Kart rip-off. Boy, was I wrong! This game is a blast to play! The visuals are nice, the soundtrack is fantastic, the selection of characters is good, and the tracks are well designed.

Graphics:
This game debuted sometime in 2010. Even so, with its crisp HD textures, soft particles, motion blur, shadows, and good models, the visuals hold up even to today's standards. No complaints here.

Audio:
The sound effects are nothing special, but get the job done. Where the audio really shines is in its soundtracks. Man, they are fantastic! Most (if not all) of them are ripped or remixed from past Sega games, but they all sound great. I like listening to the Billy Hatcher soundtracks, and I especially love the Samba de Amigo tracks!

Characters:
There's the Sonic staples: Sonic, Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Eggman, and Big, but there's also Billy Hatcher, Aiai, Jet Set Radio people, and more. Sega did an outstanding job at really offering a diversified ensemble of characters to choose from.

Tracks:
Just like with the characters, the race tracks include vistas from Sonic, Billy Hatcher, Jet Set Radio, Samba de Amigo, and more. Being a big Billy Hatcher fan myself, I was overjoyed to be able to race through Dino Mountain and Blizzard Castle (I'm still waiting for a Billy Hatcher sequel, Sega!).

Karts:
The kart selection, compared to games like Mario Kart, is underwhelming. You do not win or unlock new vehicles (though you do win/unlock an in-game currency and new stages); you have only one vehicle per character. This is not bad, as each character has a vehicle that handles differently from the last, but it would still have been nice to select from different kart variants. Oh well.

Performance:
For a game that debuted so many years ago, it is surprising just how poorly optimized it is. At times I encountered random stuttering and frame drops. It plays almost as smooth as butter on low settings, but hiccups here and there on anything else.

Verdict:
This is an outstanding racing game that offers crisp visuals, a fantastic sound track, a great selection of characters and tracks, and includes wonderful gamepad support and smooth controls. There is an overwhelming amount of replay value here, what with grand prix, missions, multiplayer, single races, challenges, and more. Perhaps the only negative is the lack of wireless multiplayer (it's local only). It would have been a blast to race with others around the world! Final thoughts: this is a great racing game.
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The Eternal Vanguard (probably)
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Crashes before it even displays the title screen.

I had to wait for 5 minutes in the seperate config program for five minutes just to write this

DO NOT BUY THIS
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99bmario
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
This is a good game, but not for full price. I would recommend getting it on sale, or getting Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
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TheGangstaSheep
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is a wierd one. At the time I didn't have enough cash for transformed so i got this instead. To start with I was extremely impressed. I played a couple of missions, looked at the character roster and tracks. It seemed great, and it was until I came across an almost game-breaking glitch. Warning, if you have intel hd graphics. When using my intel graphics card, I noticed something very strange. There are a select few stages that don't start and crash the game, and since the first stage in the chao cup is unplayable due to this glitch, the entire grand prix is unplayable. I believe you can fix this problem by verifying the game cache or doing some stuff in the graphics settings, but Sega really shouldn't have made people have to do this. I enjoyed the game without my intel graphics card, but due to these problems, this could easily be written off as a crappy port. Sega has done this a few too many times now and it's beginning to get annoying. So if you don't have intel, i fully recommend, but if you do, there will be some settings involved to get the game to work.
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KÎRÏTÕ_❤_ŧÛÑà™
( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
I really enjoy playing this game.

However I hope that there will be a future patch to add mirror courses, online multiplayer mode and even an option to play the game as 64bit. As each time I play as long as an hour. I get a message after the game still stays open but the message saying the memory is low. I found out on the web that the game plays as 32bit. Would be better if it can play on 64bit as well. I know that the developers are still developing and supporting this game. As the mobile version of this game has updates from time to time.

Other Sonic games I'd like to see ported to pc Steam store
Sega Superstars Tennis
Sonic Colors
Shadow the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog movie game
Sonic Unleased
Sonic Riders
Sonic Zero Gravity
Sonic Heroes
Sonic Boom new including expansions (If that can be possible)

Because the reason why I want more Sonic games added to Steam store. My collection feels incomplete without them.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is a wierd one. At the time I didn't have enough cash for transformed so i got this instead. To start with I was extremely impressed. I played a couple of missions, looked at the character roster and tracks. It seemed great, and it was until I came across an almost game-breaking glitch. Warning, if you have intel hd graphics. When using my intel graphics card, I noticed something very strange. There are a select few stages that don't start and crash the game, and since the first stage in the chao cup is unplayable due to this glitch, the entire grand prix is unplayable. I believe you can fix this problem by verifying the game cache or doing some stuff in the graphics settings, but Sega really shouldn't have made people have to do this. I enjoyed the game without my intel graphics card, but due to these problems, this could easily be written off as a crappy port. Sega has done this a few too many times now and it's beginning to get annoying. So if you don't have intel, i fully recommend, but if you do, there will be some settings involved to get the game to work.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This game is a definitive kart-racing title on PC, probably running on the same engine used by Outrun '06: Coast 2 Coast. While the gameplay isn't very deep, the amount of content this game provides more than worth the price. Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is way less punishing than its sequel and allows you to unlock all racers, tracks and music just by earning Sega Miles for each played event. Recommended to every SEGA fan.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
A surprisingly great racing game featuring Sega characters.

When I first saw this game, I thought it was Sega's poor attempt at a Mario Kart rip-off. Boy, was I wrong! This game is a blast to play! The visuals are nice, the soundtrack is fantastic, the selection of characters is good, and the tracks are well designed.

Graphics:
This game debuted sometime in 2010. Even so, with its crisp HD textures, soft particles, motion blur, shadows, and good models, the visuals hold up even to today's standards. No complaints here.

Audio:
The sound effects are nothing special, but get the job done. Where the audio really shines is in its soundtracks. Man, they are fantastic! Most (if not all) of them are ripped or remixed from past Sega games, but they all sound great. I like listening to the Billy Hatcher soundtracks, and I especially love the Samba de Amigo tracks!

Characters:
There's the Sonic staples: Sonic, Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Eggman, and Big, but there's also Billy Hatcher, Aiai, Jet Set Radio people, and more. Sega did an outstanding job at really offering a diversified ensemble of characters to choose from.

Tracks:
Just like with the characters, the race tracks include vistas from Sonic, Billy Hatcher, Jet Set Radio, Samba de Amigo, and more. Being a big Billy Hatcher fan myself, I was overjoyed to be able to race through Dino Mountain and Blizzard Castle (I'm still waiting for a Billy Hatcher sequel, Sega!).

Karts:
The kart selection, compared to games like Mario Kart, is underwhelming. You do not win or unlock new vehicles (though you do win/unlock an in-game currency and new stages); you have only one vehicle per character. This is not bad, as each character has a vehicle that handles differently from the last, but it would still have been nice to select from different kart variants. Oh well.

Performance:
For a game that debuted so many years ago, it is surprising just how poorly optimized it is. At times I encountered random stuttering and frame drops. It plays almost as smooth as butter on low settings, but hiccups here and there on anything else.

Verdict:
This is an outstanding racing game that offers crisp visuals, a fantastic sound track, a great selection of characters and tracks, and includes wonderful gamepad support and smooth controls. There is an overwhelming amount of replay value here, what with grand prix, missions, multiplayer, single races, challenges, and more. Perhaps the only negative is the lack of wireless multiplayer (it's local only). It would have been a blast to race with others around the world! Final thoughts: this is a great racing game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I actually prefer this one than transformed since I feel uncomfortable when boat and air
Cut all the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t and let's road race
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76 of 84 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
THIS VERSION OR TRANSFORMED-VERSION: WHICH TO BUY?
Firstly, let me say if you are only interested in a SINGLE-PLAYER experience, then get this game and rather than TRANSFORMED. This game is arguably superior in at least one aspect: it has context-sensitive race announcer! If you are torn between THIS VERSION or TRANSFORMED, start with this one--it's a great game and you will not be disappointed. I have played Transformed on two other platforms so I can stand by this review. That being said, if you want multiplayer, get Transformed.

FULL REVIEW
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is a brilliant kart racer and nearly as good as any MARIO KART racer. It's the only Kart Racer that I keep coming back to (e.g., I have purchased this game on three different platforms). This game is bug-free (as of 11-1-2014) and runs beautifully on my gaming laptop.

Pros
+ Creative, fun, and colorful course designs (the underwater ancient ruins is a particular fav of mine)
+ Addictive and catchy music
+ Stellar character models and animation
+ Unique and varied voice acting
+ Infinite replayability and variety
+ Seamless controller support
+ Several difficulty settings to maintain challenge over-time
+ Local multiplayer

Cons
- No online multiplayer support

If you are a fan of Kart Racers, than this game is a must-buy!
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33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
While Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has a lot to offer, I felt that this instalment had a little more. It seemed like there were more tracks than in Transformed, which wasted tons of space by making mirror versions of the already existing ones. And because this earlier version had more tracks, you'd get different looks at more than one SEGA franchise, instead of Transformed having only one track for every series except Sonic The Hedgehog. I also preferred the active announcer in this title over the one in Transformed. This one actively says what's going on in the race, and does it with excitement and gusto, whereas the one in Transformed just uninterestingly states short phrases, item names, and achievements. Sure, the graphics and the racing itself may be better in Transformed, but I think its predecessor did a better job at the content and the experience as a whole.
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
If there is one thing that I really like about this game is how easy it is to pick up and play the game without having a prior knowledge of how racing kart games work. You get lots of characters in game and different tracks and racers that you can earn when you do better in the game. I'm surprised that in this game, the House of the Dead Curien Mansion made it as a playable track. As you may know House of the Dead is a mature rated game :) The controls are great and the fun factor is in there. I believe they even came out with this game in the arcade as well. While we know a famous plumber won't make their PC gaming debut anytime soon it's a safe bet that this is the best racer on the PC hands down if your looking for a fun arcade style racer to play. You won't be dissapointed and the fun factor will be there. Be sure to get it on a sale if you can because websites that are authorized to sell Steam games discount it often.
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42 of 59 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
It's actually alright, but the sequel (transformed) is better in every way. Get that instead.
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31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
99.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
A lot better than some people would give it credit for, and a pleasant change from all the driving simulations out there at the moment. If you don't know already this game was the start of something bigger... in the form of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed. Currently both games are also included in the Sonic Hits Collection for €27,99.
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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2015
This game can be seen as Sega's Mario Kart and it is to a certain extent. However, It does seem to have it's own style in the choice of characters and power-ups like the All-Star. If you like Mario Kart, take this game for a ride (pun intended) too.
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