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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HTownLord96
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I actually struggled trying to make this game work until recently. It somewhat works except I still have a couple of issues with it. Unless I was able to run it via windowed mode, the game would cause my graphics card to stop responding and recover twice until it refused while playing on fullscreen. I was able to run through most stages fine but for some reason, turbine loop managed to freeze my display everytime to the point where I had to open task manager and close it before it gave me a blue error screen. Unless your PC is running on Windows 8 or 8.1 and you have decent specs, you would get through it fine. But if you updated from 8 to 10, its likely you would not be able to run through the game perfectly without having any issues with your graphics card.
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Mojohosavich
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
The best racing game for Steam.
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Dr. Y. J. Shazbot
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Pretty fun game, worth a play, but the sequel is an improvement in just about every way. If you can, pick them up in some kind of bundle, or just get the second one by itself.
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Sugar Knight
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
If Mario Kart were an iPad, this game would be a Toshiba Handibook. Sure it has more content like maps, racers and the convinience of being on PC, but in the end, you're going to beg your mom for the iPad.
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Modhog
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
It's a good racing game which had a high potential which when the better sequel (Transformed) released showed it delivered.

Pros (+1)
The controls work nicely and are compatible with an XBOX ONE controller from the moment you start it.
Lots of course from SEGA and Sonic's past,
Many racers from other Sonic games and some other games by SEGA (Billy Hatcher and Alex Kidd etc),
Ingame pointshop which allows you to buy even more songs, courses and racers,
Powerups and an even cooler Final Smash-type powerup you will only ever get if you absolutely suck or play on hardmode with.

Cons (-0.5)
No Online Mode unlike console varient,
Not very innovative and didn't bring anything new to the racing genre it just felt like Mario Kart had Sonic slapped on the face of it,
Missing everything new Transformed brought to the mix.

All in all it is plain but necessary if you are a kart game enthusiast, Sonic fan or an ONLY PC gamer which needs a game that is like Mario Kart.
Rated 8.5/10
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A-Wolf-With-Shades
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Not the best PC port of a game I've ever seen but it works and is playable. I still hate that it doesn't have multi-player.
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<4W2C0> Mike Maniac
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
So glad I got this game! Transformed was the first one I played, and really enjoyed it (still am!). So I was unsure if I would like this first game, assuming it might be too much of the same. But it's not. Many maps have the same theme, but different layouts...more engaging layouts...Basically- trippy as _ _ _ _. Love it. Transformed's Samba level doesn't even hold a candle to the original Samba levels. So frickin fun!
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[REKD] Smurfen
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
whats the controls to drive????????????
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AceMaster1993
( 46.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Because the only good part of this game was removed, AKA the online part I can't recomend this game. Offline for a online game just makes no sense, I'M sorry for being so hard on the game but it just sucks because you need to have other people sit in front of your computer when it removes the PC part of computing.

Making this a waste of money for most people, just play the Xbox360 version that still has the online part still working.

You can find this title for a lot less and it's complete and it still has people playing it even today.
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neight.rerden
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
This is quite a fun arcade game that resembles mario cart. Definetly worth downloading and trying out, good fun and can enjoy this for many hours!
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Potato Of Justice
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
I much prefer the xbox 360 version because of banjo kazooie and i prefer having physical versions of games but if you don't have a 360 or ps3 pick this up its amazing.
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martpr_v8
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
I have been looking for something that was suitable for the entire family to sit down and play together for quite some time now. this game fits that bill perfectly. simple enough for children as young a 4 years old to get to grip with, yet still fun and addicting enough to keep fully grown adults entertained. around 7 hours play time was racked up just in one sitting on a lazy Sunday. the graphics still look stunning & on many occasions the levels feel like they are jumping out of the screen. and of course there are plenty of characters and their vehicles to unlock form cars, quads, planes and bikes.
it doesn't have online multiplayer but there is a "asr transformed" version that's basically the same thing with multiplayer.
if you want something everybody can play then get this.
well worth the little money it cost, especially if its on sale
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[TTPN] Derpy the Ninja Pony
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
I'm having a good time.

I give it an A-ok.
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KG
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
goodgame แนะนำๆ มันดีที่มีรู ห้ะ
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Chemical_X_
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
This is a fun game and I love the split screen feature and I use it to play with my brother. We use 2 xbox 360 controllers to play and they automaticly assign themselves as player 1 and 2.
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Call Me AWP
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Best game ever
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Digital Ruin
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Surprising good it may be better than Sonic Transformed. All stars is visualy stunning and really competitive racing I highly recommened it , it doesnt have multiplayer thats its only draw back everything else is as good if not better than Transformed. Snap this up if you see it on special you wont regret it at all.
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cosmic cookie
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
I thought this game was great one the wii but its even better on pc! I just wish that you could play multiplayer :/
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Koigokoro
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
where is online multiplayer
why cant i key rebind
the voice acting makes me cringe


its like mario kart, but ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥. you. sega
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
So glad I got this game! Transformed was the first one I played, and really enjoyed it (still am!). So I was unsure if I would like this first game, assuming it might be too much of the same. But it's not. Many maps have the same theme, but different layouts...more engaging layouts...Basically- trippy as _ _ _ _. Love it. Transformed's Samba level doesn't even hold a candle to the original Samba levels. So frickin fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Pretty fun game, worth a play, but the sequel is an improvement in just about every way. If you can, pick them up in some kind of bundle, or just get the second one by itself.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
I thought this game was great one the wii but its even better on pc! I just wish that you could play multiplayer :/
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40 of 54 people (74%) 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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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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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.4 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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25 of 28 people (89%) 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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30 of 38 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 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
7 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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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
A very under-rated Sonic game! It has some things that it lacks from Transformed, like Online MP and obviously transformations, but I think this game is still worth picking up! I just think things like the music is better here. You can buy multiple music tracks for one racing track which is great.

Worth picking up if it's like 5€ or something. It has pretty good singleplayer, but if you are mainly going to play multiplayer, then transformed is going to be better for you.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
Can't decide if you want this game, or Transformed? I'll make it easy. Buy them both. Wait till they're on sale and get them both. Why? Because both this and Transformed are excellent games.

Ok, so now that we got that outa the way, here's why I recommend this game. I actually started off playing Transformed first when I first got into PC gaming. I absolutely love Transformed which is why I was kinda scared to buy this installment. I had looked up video footage and it didn't appear to be worth my while. Well I had some extra Steam money and had nothing else to spend it on so I finally just bought this game. As many have complained about there is no online multiplayer. Boo hoo......I don't care. I buy games for their single player experiences. What I've always liked about Transformed is that it is a REAL racing game, unlike Mario Kart which feels like dodge ball on wheels. Sonic and Sega All Star Racing is no exception. Even though it is not as fast as Transformed, it is still a balls to the wall racing game. The A.I. DOES NOT rubberband on you like Mario Kart does and the weapons slow you down, but not so bad that your chances of winning are ruined by a few unlucky hits. If I had one complaint about the game, it would be the weapons. They're kinda boring (like Mario Kart) but that's to be expected because this was Sega's first crack at a kart racer. However to me the racing is important, and the drift and stunt boosting are still here though it's not as elaborate as Tranformed is. I love the tranforming dynamic in Transformed, but I don't miss it in this game. What I'm trying to say is that this is an excellent kart racer than stands on it's own and I still like it 10 times better than any recent release of Mario Kart. It still does everything right, and the best reason buying this game as well as Transformed is that all of the tracks are different from the second installment. I bought this game because I wanted more Sonic All Star Racing after I completed Transformed.

Lastly this game is not coded as well as Transformed is so don't be surprised if the game drops a few frames here and there. You won't see the drops in your frame rate counter, but you'll notice the slight stutters. They are not even close to game breaking, but just know that there's nothing wrong with your computer.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2013
In some respects it's even better than the sequel (Transformed).
1. No ♥♥♥♥♥♥ boats or planes
2. Less taxing on old computers
3. Cheap as dirt

If you like Transformed, I also recommend this for the added stages and characters.
It seems to run on the same engine with only minor differences in gameplay. Characters don't level and only have one cart each, and you have to watch for cues as to what drift level you're on. Other than that, it's -by and large- the same.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2015
I have to say this game is pretty awesome for many reasons. It combines all the SEGA games together into one game where your favourite characters race against each other! A huge number of tracks from different worlds with cool environments. Also , This game has enough game modes to keep you playing for a long time! I'd recommend this game to people who have played games from the SEGA company back then to bring all your memories/favourite characters into one action racing game!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 10, 2015
Sonic SEGA All-Stars Racing is a pretty good 'Mario Kart clone' and it probably would be the best kart game on Steam if not for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, which is better and way more fun but comes at a higher price.

Since this game does not come with multiplayer support this game is only recommended for players who just feel like playing a game like this single player.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
This is probably one of my favorite racing games. i would recomend to any fans of sega and racing games. :P
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2014
It's essentially Mario Kart, but it's no Mario Kart. A straight forward party racer dependant mostly on star apperances and that's good enough for me. Love the music and those Sega style graphics. Shame that it's so unfriendly to alternate control schemes and joypads.

Scale: 1=despised 2=negative 3=could go either way 4=acceptable 5=loved
Game design: 4/5 It was only when I played the new Transformed game that I noticed the flaws in this game, but I still think the design suits the game for what it is.
Tone: 4/5 Obnoxiously cut and pasted voice acting makes everything more fun.
Personal skew: 3/5 I'm aware it's a Sega cash grab, and I do enjoy party racing, but the game plays exactly how it's portrayed, and its done it well enough.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2012
It's great, BUT... Well, if you have an Xbox360, get that version instead of the PC version. It has two more playable racers and actual online play. If not, but you have a PS3, get that version instead of the PC version, it at least has online play.

In general, is easily the best kart-style racing game around on a non-Nintendo system, it's really good... But the PC version has two major faults. While it runs ok, it's a half-♥♥♥♥♥ port in most other respects. Still shows keyboard keys when using a gamepad, you can't actually type where it asks for text input.

Second, Sega actually stated that PC games would just pirate the game anyway, and used that as an excuse to remove all online features including online multiplayer and any access to the DLC content (no, it makes no sense to me either)... so you're getting a lot less game on PC than on Console.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2013
This game didn't get the recognition it deserved once it got released. Awesome kartgame that can hold its own against the mother of all karters MarioKart. Great tracks, beautiful sceneries, fitting soundtrack and just an all around s***load of fun.

The only negative note, is that it lacks a multiplayer on PC. You can compete locally with friends, wich is great, but playing those only makes you realise how awesome a multiplayer wouldve been.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2012
the fastest thing alive just got faster
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2013
EDIT - Allright. Gotta be fair. So long as you set your speakers in Control Panel to stereo ONLY (NOT quad or 5.1), the game runs. You will get past the splash screen. Now that the game does run OK, I gotta say it's a blast to play. Every blue moon or so there is a bit of slowdown but it doesn't last long and mostly the game runs well and fast, even at 1920x1200. There are a ton of tracks and racers and if you want some old-school carting fun, this game fills the bill. I haven't tried Transformed yet but this one is a blast, especially if you can get it on sale for about $3. It isn't hard to do well but that doesn't detract from the fun. It makes me smile so that's OK in my book.
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