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 (1,057 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 4, 2011

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Includes 4 items: Crazy Taxi, SEGA Bass Fishing, Sonic Adventure DX, Space Channel 5: Part 2

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Includes 17 items: Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine™, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, Sonic 3D Blast™, Sonic Adventure 2, SONIC ADVENTURE 2: BATTLE, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed: Metal Sonic & Outrun DLC, Sonic CD, Sonic Generations, Sonic Generations - Casino Nights DLC, Sonic Spinball™, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode I, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode II

 

Recommended By Curators

"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
38 of 40 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
If you played the original release of this game when it was first published on Steam, you noticed that the game in higher resolutions were a square in the center of the screen. However Sega has fixed these issues with a patch update and the game looks better in the new 4x3 aspect ration in higher res compared to the original edition. Still you will want to have an XBOX 360 controller to play this game as I've tried to switch my Logitech F310 Gamepad from XBOX 360 Mode to Logitech Dual Action Mode to see what would happen and it was not a fun experience to say the least.

As far as the "DX" label, I don't agree with it since Sonic Adventure DX was originally a Gamecube game and it was ported to PC before the Sega Dreamcast Collection existed. This version lacks a lot of content that was found in DX, including the unlockable Game Gear games that made playing Sonic Adventure DX on the Gamecube a worth while sit down game. At least the frame rate is more steady in this version of the game compared to the PC port however graphically speaking, the system requirements seem a bit much for porting over an XBOX 360 game to the PC.

If you are a pure Sonic fan and you have to have this game, its a must own for any Sonic Fan, but if you are looking for port perfection, this game lack in that department a little more then you think.....

Overall rating (Neutral, minus the camera nuisances the overall game presents in some areas.)
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Give me your best sho... OH NO
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.8 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
why are you reading reviews when you could be playing this game?
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