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 (53 reviews) - 86% of the 53 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,740 reviews) - 79% of the 1,740 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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DJ KirbyStar
0.2 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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⎛⎝Officer Spy⎠⎞
10.8 hrs
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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Rich Guinea Pigs
13.0 hrs
Posted: August 21
I love this game so much I used to play it all the time when I was younger. I was gonna play this on my dream cast but then I realized I lent it to my friend and I love it on my computer it's fun for when I'm traveling I can just play some Sonic Adventure Dx and this one is so much better than the second but I supose it was cool that I have a 10th anniversary Sonic coin because of the second one but this is my favourite sonic game and I see so many people saying the camera is horrible but all you have to do is set it to free camera and problem solved I hate people Thumbing this down because they are too dumb to check the options but yes if you don't have a dream cast or gamecube Buy this it's so dang good and hurry up you don't want to be too slow do you?
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johnarcher1998
13.8 hrs
Posted: August 18
Although this isn't a perfect game, I count it among the good Sonic games, even though I don't hold SA2 in that same regard. The Sonic levels are the only thing to come out of this series that feels like one of the Genesis games in 3D. The Tails levels are fun. The Knuckles levels are faster and more linear than the ones in SA2, making them stand above their SA2 counterparts. The Omega levels are also faster and better than their SA2 counterparts. The Amy levels are kind of bland, but forgivable. People love to bash on the Big levels, but they're at least better than the Tails and Knuckles levels from SA2.
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Mihneaxp2015
15.2 hrs
Posted: August 18
It's a good sonic game,even if the camera isn't and the grafics are not too good but this is because it's a dreamcast game.
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xxsoniclbpshowxx
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 16
My childhood right here, Good sonic game I'll say a 8/10 :)
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InTimmyWeTrust
10.3 hrs
Posted: August 15
Beautiful game full of action plus interesting storyline equals great game. Sonic Adventure DX has all of it and even more so we can surely name this game great. There are lots of advantages in it, so here are some of them:
+ Colourful and beautiful. Nowadays a lot of games have this, but back then it was pretty rare combination. Though you can say something like "all games of that period were colourfull" and you will be right. But this game combines it with beauty.
+ Six interesting connected storylines. How many times you played games with such a number of storylines? Each story is interesting in its own way and it is always great to meet characters from storylines you have already completed. In addition to that each character is unique so you will never get bored beacause of gameplay.
+ Chao. Chao are pets. Yes, in this game you can have a pet. And it is great.
+ Great things like looking for emblems, collecting rings and rank for completing level.
These are the main advantages, so now some disadvantages:
- Camera. It is a great problem not only for this particular game but for all games of action/platformer genre of that time.
- Difficulty. Sometimes you can struggle while completing the level. Especially when you are playing for the Big (Violet Cat).
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 11 people (100%) 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
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
2 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
162 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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69 of 72 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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