An ancient evil lurking within the Master Emerald has been unleashed from its slumber by the devious Dr. Eggman and is on the verge of becoming the ultimate monster using the 7 Chaos Emeralds. Only Sonic and his friends are heroic enough to put a stop to Dr. Eggman and his evil minions.
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Very Positive (49 reviews) - 83% of the 49 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,745 reviews) - 79% of the 1,745 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 4, 2011

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About This Game

An ancient evil lurking within the Master Emerald has been unleashed from its slumber by the devious Dr. Eggman and is on the verge of becoming the ultimate monster using the 7 Chaos Emeralds. Only Sonic and his friends are heroic enough to put a stop to Dr. Eggman and his evil minions. Hit the ground running in this classic epic adventure in a race against time to save the world!

Features

Six Characters, Six Adventures
  • Play through as one of six different characters, including Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy, each with their own unique adventure and story.
Breed a Pet Chao
  • Breed and nurture your very own pet Chao in the Chao Garden minigame. Then compete against other Chao in a battle for ultimate Chao supremacy.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 series, ATI Radeon™ X1600 Video Card with 256MB RAM
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1.8GB Hard Drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2GB RAM or more
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c/Shader3.0 compatible, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series or higher, ATI Radeon™ X1900 Video Card with 512MB RAM
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4GB Hard Drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card
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Old Man McGucket
19.7 hrs
Posted: August 29
The blue blur on steam lit af gameplay pls buy 10 of them
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MEMESTARALERTMINECRAFTLETSPLAYER
2.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
this is one of the best games i have ever played not only is it the first fully 3d sonic title it was a classic in my opinion better than crash bandicoot and super mario 64 pls dont kill me. I remember selling my dreamcast a few weeks ago because i live in the uk where sega didnt port it to 50hz right so i sold it and decided to buy this remake and i have to tell you this is a very good port my only problem was the blue borders around the screen but that is nothing that mods cant fix. Very good game 10/10 a true classic.
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Auko
2.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
i got it because of the nolstilgia, stayed for the gameplay
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snaz ♥
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
gud for speedrunning
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Robin Adair
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
This game is literal garbage, even for the gamecube games. I bought this game as a joke. I don't think that it's the worst sonic game, (because that's a pretty hard title to get) but it still feels like there was no quality control involved what so ever. It did amuse me as a child though.
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vortex26
8.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
7/7 chaos emralds
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KirbyStar776
3.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
yes i know i only played emerald coast and the first mini boss but it's still great!. i give it 7/10 it's still a tiny bit laggy but my computer can handle it just fine since it's windows 10 and it says it works for 7 and XP, ones i complete sonic adventure i WILL get the second one!
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Nemesis
9.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
Although not aged well in some areas. Sonic Adventure is still an enjoyable experience and will always have a special place in my heart.
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You can just call me sexy ;D
37.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
great nostalgia trip for people who played this game in their childhood as well as also bringing up the nightmare's you had as a kid of having to play through big the cats story but other than that it's all good

not sure whether or not to recommend it to people who never played it leaning more towards no since if you're not playing for nostalgia reasons sonic generations is probably the better choice
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Sanok T. Hodgedawg
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
Has shown its age but still good (prefer SA2 just because the first stage also play this with betterSADX mod)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Great game, albeit just a little bit dated. Still an absolute classic, and definitely my favorite Sonic game of all time.

I HIGHLY recommend the BetterSADX mod, as the vanilla port of this game is garbage (4:3 ratio, lack of resolution upscaling, awful controller support, etc). This mod fixes all of these issues and makes this version the best port yet.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=299808681
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Sonic Adventure on Steam: Worst version of Sonic Adventure
Sonic Adventure on Steam with BetterSADX mod: Best version of Sonic Adventure
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
It's just another sonic game. What would be wrong with it?

This game has more than just a story.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Sonic Adventure DX. A remastered version of the Dreamcast platformer/adventure game about a blue hedgehog and friends.

Another new day awakens a new adventure after Sonic fights a strange liquid being in the city and witnesses his friend Tails crash-landing on the beach. Alongside others, you venture around Station Square, Mystic Ruins, and the Egg Carrier as you puzzle together what exactly is happening: what is Chaos and Tikal, why has Angel Island fallen from the sky, what is Eggman's newest plot?

    Each character has a different yet unique style of gameplay:
  • Sonic's action stages are the classic dash to the goal
  • Tails' action stages are similar to Sonic's except that it's a race
  • Knuckles' action stages are a treasure hunt for the pieces to the Master Emerald
  • Amy's action stages are runaways from one of Eggman's creations Zero
  • Big's action stages are your typical fishing simulator, the goal being to fish for Froggy
  • Gamma's action stages are to "save" his brothers from becoming scrap metal like elder Beta

Review
The Good
Being the first game I've ever played from the famous franchise, Sonic Adventure DX is an extremely enlightening and fun-filled game I had an experience in. Though the story is basic, the stages are delightfully crafted for each character, the cutscenes are always amusing to view, and the soundtrack is terrifically done. Throughout the game, the upgrades provide new and interesting ways to navigate the maps. There's also a chao garden, where you can manage little babies, but I never bothered with it.

The Bad
For Big's action stages in particular, his stages tend to take a lot of time, patience, and simply knowing how to bait in fishes (and Froggy). If you lack any of these, it can be a little hard to get into the game and progress further in the game. Though his character is hilarious, his levels tend to last longer than necessary.

Conclusing Comments
--Hermix.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
I just hate myself for loving Sonic Adventure.

Basically, the game is broken, it have some gameplay problems, seems like Sonic should never be in 3D. But is a really nice try anyway.

+ the levels are amazing, the level design here is 10/10;
+ the soundtrack is just wonderful, Station Square theme sounds like heaven;
+ the story is another 'save-the-world' cliché, at least a good one;

- the controls are good, but the gameplay overall is clunky
- the graphics are ok, but Sonic looks like a vaseline addict
- the camera controls are bad, this isn't a Dreamcast game anymore

Overall, you really should try this one if you like the Sonic good old gems. You know, for the Adventure.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
gr8 game i came in my nonexistant pants
pros:
- a giant talking egg
- knock knock its knuckles

cons:
- not sonic 06
- not sonic boom
- who is this furry fox ♥♥♥♥♥♥

7.8/10 too much faster
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234 of 256 people (91%) found this review helpful
80 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
When I was young, I remember one day I was playing with my lego, my dad came home with a gift for me. It was a disc version of Sonic Adventure DX. I had only played Sonic The Hedgehog on my Sega Mega Drive. I was so excited to play this I immediately installed it on our family computer. I had many fun hours playing this game. But on one cold raining day, I woke up ready to play some more, for I was almost finshed. But as I walked into the office, I saw the disc smashed to pieces on the floor. I ran to my dad in tears. We never found out how it broke. For many weeks I would cry myself to sleep. My dad tryed to find anothe copy. But ever time he went to the shops, it would end in failure. Many years passed and I now play other games to hide my sadness. But as I'm browsing the steam store, I see a game called "Sonic Adventure DX" It was like Jesus himself kissed me on the face. I then bought the game and my childhood was brought back from the dead. This game was my childhood and when it broke, it took my childhood. I feel like a happy little boy again.
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157 of 196 people (80%) found this review helpful
163 people found this review funny
Recommended
218.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2015
Only played it a small bit... It was good.
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70 of 73 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
So I originally got this game when I was 3 or 4 for the SEGA Dreamcast, and I played the ♥♥♥♥ out of it for years, probably beat the game at least 30 times and loved every second of it, even Big The Cat. There is a fun variety of gameplay from each character and each story is unique, and its cool how they all interlock. Gamma's and Sonic's stories are the best in my opinion. Also, the soundtrack is AMAZING as you would expect from a sonic game. Fully recomended.
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101 of 121 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2013
...for the retro gamers.

The game got released in 2003, and the original on Dreamcast in 1999. So consider this game old.
Now it all depends of your age, if you are between 12-17 years old, I don't recommend you this unless as said on the title, if you are a retro gamer because your first game on a console was Call of Duty MW2 and when Sonic got released you were 3 years old so it explains the criticisms of the other useless reviews.

The game itself was a huge revolution and was one of the best Dreamcast games. And as every Sonic game, the camera is annoying, the voice acting and the motion capture are not the best points of it but, does a glitched camera and a bad voice acting ruins the game ? If it was bad acting in GTA I would consider.

Despite that, the game is pretty fun, various missions and mini games are available to extend the time of play though the game is quite short (3 hours to end the main Sonic story, but you have 7 chars stories, each is different and more or less shorter. With that you can do trials, 3 per level with each char + mini games and 60 missions throughout the main maps using all characters).
Finally, a 360 controller is highly recommended, or try to use x360e. But if you can buy this game you can buy a controller.

- This game is definitely one of the best games I ever played in my entire life. I can play it over and over remembering that when I played this game for the first time, I was 11 years old. I'm now 21. :D
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