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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,128 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 4, 2011

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"One of the best Sonic games on the Dreamcast, now on Steam. Course we're all just going to play it for the Chao garden."

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
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
After having played the Dreamcast, GCN, and finally PC version of this game, I can say that this is pretty decent overall.
It has all the goodies that the Dreamcast didn't, such as the black market, hero/dark chao, and a reward for collecting all 130 emblems (not spoiling it). Of course, it also has the enhanced HD graphics if those are up to your taste (some prefer nostalgia).

Pros:
E-102 Gamma (shooting stages)
Open World (Could be a con for some)
Tails accompanies Sonic in his action stages, and can be controlled by a second player to collect items.
Did I mention Tails isn't in a stupid mech?
Treasure hunting stages are more polished than SA2, and provide a better detection system.
The game feels fluid, and the controls work properly for the most part.
The goals of each stage are clearly explained
Flashy powerups
Excellent menu theme
Chao garden
Hidden emblems that can be found throughout the open world
Intense, action based gameplay (for most stages anyway)

Cons:
Big.
Camera can be wonky (is a problem in all versions)
Screen resolution is somewhat awkward depending on your monitor
Chao cannot be transferred from SADX to SA2 (without the use of mods)
Button to pick up a chao is mapped to the same button that pulverizes it (spin dash)
No online capabilities, so no online bonuses like on the Dreamcast (again, modding may fix this)
Terrible voice acting
Mediocre story
Open world is pretty mundane
No Shadow (I kid...)

Has this game aged well? Probably not, but that doesn't mean it's not fun. It can provide a sense of nostalgia for previous players, and still entertain newcomers. I still prefer the GCN version over this, but this is a solid substitute that can be worth your time.



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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Sonic Adventure DX is a GameCube game that was well recieved by fans but not so much with critics. Why? Let's find out

STORY
Story itself isn't very interesting. You meet misterious echidna called Tikal and well.... er..... i don't really know. But at least it tries to take itself seriously unlike newer sonic games so that's a huge plus!

GAMEPLAY
Every character haves own unique gameplay style. Sonic is get to the goal ring or capsule, Tails is get to the goal ring or capsule before Sonic, Knuckles is collecting pieces of the master emerald, Amy is get the hell away from some robot, Gamma is run'n'gun, and Big is fishing

Sonic Stages are fast paced and just dang fun to play
Tails Same like Sonic but preasure is bigger
Knuckles Not too bad. At least radar shows all 3 pieces at the same time
Amy Panty Shot Adventure DX. But for real, it's least interesting one. She runs so sssssssllllllloooooooowwwwwww and level design can be a*s sometimes
Gamma It controls much better and faster than in SA2. It's really fun but time limit is unnecesary
Big I can't believe i'm saying this but sweet damn...... i enjoyed.......


SOUNDTRACK
It's almost flawless. This is type of music that i want in sonic games. Bit*hing guitar solo, awesome vocals..... not this techno Violin, Piano stuff....


OVERALL
Not as amazing as SA2 but it's still great. Yeah camera and framerate can be a*s sometimes and you will hurt your Chao just by accident more than you think, but it didn't ruin experience for me. It's Dreamcast/GameCube classic that you don't want to miss. 8/10
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Sonic Adventure was Sonic's first real 3D-Adventure. It has a great soundtrack (even nowadays), great Levels and overall alot of content (very hard content). It just has to suffer from some small issues. For example, this game has 6 main chars which you have to play through, badly you often have to repeat levels and this makes the whole game a bit monotonous. Another disadvantage of the game is the char Big the cat and his gameplay mechanic, fishing. Badly the mechanic is explained awfully bad , so it is really hard to figure out how this works. This can be really frustrating. The DX-version of the game suffers also additionally of many "new" bugs that the original version did not have. But overall, it is a real great platformer with alot of content. Great levels, great soundtrack, but with some strange bugs, monotonous gameplay and one char that is awfully bad explained. If that still does not bother you, you get a really good platformer!

Rating 7/10
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Here is my review of the game.
+good story
+i feel alot of nastalga
+good level design
+good levels

-Camera angles
-some glitches
-Big the Cat


Final Verdict

7.5/10
Played this as a child. 10 years later i have defeated it.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Sonic Adventure DX, despite its numerous bugs, will always have a place very close to my heart. The joy of zipping through levels as Sonic makes the odd instance of sloppy programming very forgivable.

That said, I hope that everyone who was involved with programming the game's camera, designing missions 53 & 54, and making Big the Cat's stages goes on a nice skiing holiday to the Alps. To get there, they will take a luxury airplane with a faulty engine. The plane will be filled with crates of rusty chainsaws, kitchen knives, thumb tacks, petrol cans, barbed wire, jars of nitroglycerin, shrapnel, broken glass, hacksaws, junior hacksaws, golf clubs, scissors, lawn mowers, dynamite, rusty nails, staples, hiking gear, leaky batteries, circular saws, poison, hammers, craft knives, power drills, throwing stars, machetes, potato peelers, a mezza luna, syringes, caltrops, garden shears, hedge trimmers, flip knives, and meat cleavers. The pilot will be Helen Keller.
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