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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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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stubbsy2712
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Nostalgiagasm, love it, this is of course just my own opinion, but I seriously struggle to see how anyone (who has a controller) could possibly not like this game.
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BKR-70
( 17.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Best Sonic Game ! <3
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Δ-porter
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
it's horribly buggy, the missions are dumb and the gameplay is cheesy. Probably the worst game I've ever owned, bar none. That being said, I loved every second of it, beat every story mode (except for metal sonic) and couldn't contain my excitement when I realized I could do it all three times and then get a new story. 10/10 would play every minute of every day
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n00biNaToR
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Sonic adventure 1 DX and 2 are the last sonic masterpieces, both games realase on dreamcast. Both games are awesome games but unfortunately you should be aware this first game age very bad comparing to the second one. When you play this games you think "man! Sonic works quiet well in 3D, why sega dont make sonic adventure 3 or something", thats probably what all poeple ask until this day! Sonic Adventure 1 have best story from all sonic games by far, and have best villian from all games! Chaos is a awesome villian each makes you ask for more until the epic ending this game have, yes this game have one of the most awesome and epic endings ever made in a video game! the Gameplay is fast but really fast! Sometimes sonic even disapear from your screen each is awesome! Each character have a play style and own story! Levels are well design with some annoying seguements here and there, but over all the gameplay is diverse and fun. Sound is like EPIC!!!!! The soundtracks overall are really awesome. Well this game is really nice! Just play it is pure nostalgia! Just be aware this game is old and have bugs and age a bit bad, but if you pass that you will enjoy much as I did several times :)
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thecoletrain128
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
When you're a kid, perception is a bit different . 12 years ago, I would've said this is probably one of my favorite sonic titles to date. Now, I realize how much of a turd this game really is playing it in 2016. From it's awful camera, terrible dubbing, sleep inducing story missions involving big the cat finding his lost frog etc. Game itself has a laundry list of issues and If you are able to accept this, some enjoyment can be had. You'll most likely benefit from DX more if you played either the gamecube or the original release on dreamcast. Its feels like its ment for those who want the nostalgia trip but for everyone else, steer clear.
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One Name
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
I ♥♥♥♥ing played this game on the gamecube
I thought it was the greatest ♥♥♥♥ ever
Steam comes around and says
Hey Look Kid!
It's Your Childhood!
For 7.99!
The game runs pretty damn good on Steam
♥♥♥♥ dude
my nostalgia
deep feels
positive vibes
big the cat
fishing minigame
personal hell
10/10 would get them positive vibes again!!
NOSTALGIA!
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OverworldLord
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Sonic Adventure DX. Oh boy, we all remember playing this as kids, don't we? Well, after completing the game because my nostalgia got the better of me, I must say that it isn't entierly what I was expecting. Hear me out, I remembered the game being a lot longer and a lot more difficult when I was younger. Ok, so maybe that's because I'm not the MLG OpTic FaZe master that I am now, but still, it took a little over 10 hours to complete the whole game, from start to finish.

There are 6 characters that you can play as in the game;
-Sonic basically goes from start to finish as fast as he can, but with no time limits or anything. He is the only character with 15 stages, everyone else has 5.
-Tails wants to be faster than Sonic, so he uses flight to get in front of Sonic, and if he is too slow, too bad, the game ends and you lose a life.
-Knuckles takes hardly any time at all, because the levels are small, and he only wants to find 3 peices of a master emerald that are poorly hidden. It is hardest to find them when they are inside an enemy, because you don't generally care to kill them after your second or third campaign.
-Amy runs from her babysitter. A lot.
-Big is the shortest campaign by far, because he needs to catch his frog, who can LITERALLY BE FOUND AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY LEVEL. Still, it will take at least 10 minutes on the first stage for you to figure out that you need to mash random buttons in order to reel in 'froggy.' However, he would be a True Pacifist if he played Undertale, because he literally needs to kill nobody. Even the final boss. Really.
-E-102 is your average aimbot hacker who uses a laser to mark targets and increase the countdown timer he has to deal with for some reason. He's actually pretty fun to play, but he is also extremely easy to play. Go into a room with a bunch of enemies, spin around a few times, and everybody is dead. To be honest, his campaign is actually pretty good, and hollywood could make a movie out of his story.

Ok, so the nostalgia doesn't quite live up to my expectations. So what? It's f*#7ing Sonic Adventure, a game many of us grew up with, and I think it's OK. Rather short, but OK. On this runthrough, I didn't bother with the Chao that many of us know and love, mainly because none of the eggs that I was told would hatch actually did so. So if you're looking to ONLY do the campaign, you have about 10 hours of gameplay that you will only die in because of either the game's fault, you are too young to be good, or you are new to gaming. No matter what, you will probably be laughing at how bad some of the cutscenes are and some of the faces the characters make.

So, yeah. Buy it if it's on sale in that Sonic games collection thingy. You won't be dissapointed.*

*'Dissapointed' refers to it's literal meaning, not it's figurative meaning. If you ARE Dis-a-point-ed, please see a doctor immediately.
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allgamebestfan
( 27.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO
The sarcasm



Anyways the game itself is really good
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PK Halford
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
This game has aged badly. Hell, it had aged badly by the time the Gamecube port was out. But it still holds a strange sort of charm and sense of nostalgia in its awfulness. My recommendation comes with a huge caveat, however. Buy it only if you can get it for dirt cheap, and if you are a masochist like me and find pleasure in playing bad games. If good games age like fine wine, Sonic Adventure has aged like milk.

Pros:
  • Evokes nostlagia for fans of the franchise.
  • Humour abounds in the game's badness.
  • Plays more competently than some later entries in the Sonic franchise.
  • Japanese voice acting is available, and is much more pleasing to the ear.

Cons:
  • 50% of the game (Amy, Big, Gamma) is a total bore, and completing their mundane tasks are mandatory for finishing the game.
  • Controls like you're driving a car with one tire.
  • Camera tends to go a bit spastic in several areas, and wrestling it into position can be a chore.
  • Laughably bad English dubbing, featuring lifeless, extremely repetitive dialogue, as if the voice actors had a running bet on how badly they could perform their lines.
  • Boss fights with all of the complexity of a warm bowl of tomato soup.
  • $8.79? I think I paid maybe $20 for the Gamecube port, and that was in 2003! Wait for a sale if you must have this game.
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Mootoo
( 26.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
"Oh yeah, I love Sonic Adventure. I played it all the time as a kid!"

10/10


"Oh yeah... Big..."

*Broken Controller*/10
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Jimmy²
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Much better than it's sequal. <3
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Robertman2
( 65.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Chao Garden.
That's all
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Curtis The Lombax
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Holy ♥♥♥♥ this game is hard with a cheap walmart controller.





this game is worth the price
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ChiliDogs
( 64.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Could we get dlc for more big the cat levels?

Jokes aside,I've always liked this game.
Mabye it's the overcheesy dialouge and cutscens or the fastpaced action you get by running around as sonic or the surprisingly 6 character roster that makes me love it even more.
I even liked the big levels(yes i am a maniac)
What i feel this game does right is the replay value,it does this so good with having each character play diffrently from the other,like tails being focused on flying thourgh levels or Knuckles going around finding the lost pieces of the master emerald,and Big the cat fishing(srs probably best fishing simulator i've ever played)

I Highly recommend this game to any player that likes 3D Platformers,though while playing remember the game came out in 1999,and then 2003 for the gamecube,so glitches are sometimes an issue,sometimes,as most of the glitches happen when going out of your way and trying to make them happen.

All in all i would give this game 7/10 as some glitches can occur which can ruin the exprience and it can be tideous to play tails story as it is almost a repeat of Sonic's.
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Pcuspard
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
This game used to be really good. But then we all grew up and this game aged horribly. With glitches all over the place, low quality and controls leading to plenty of misfires, this game has aged horribly
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Recon ♔
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Great port, same version as the ps3 and xbox 360. I wish that there was a option to change the grathics to the dreamcast version but oh well.
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KamalaaKhan
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
BLUE STREAK, SPEEDS BY. SONIC THE FAILED GAMING GUY THING.

You disgust me sonic with your most valued game being this piece of garbage :(
i will never talk to you again sonic im breakin up with you pls dont call me

i give this a phytoplankton/10
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easy-54
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
It's the same game you love or (hate) back on PC.
Nothing has changed. If you plan on buying this game, make sure
to download the Better SADX Mod so you can run the game in a higer resolution.
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Feramah
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Dated with terrible voice acting.
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Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Sonic adventure 1 DX and 2 are the last sonic masterpieces, both games realase on dreamcast. Both games are awesome games but unfortunately you should be aware this first game age very bad comparing to the second one. When you play this games you think "man! Sonic works quiet well in 3D, why sega dont make sonic adventure 3 or something", thats probably what all poeple ask until this day! Sonic Adventure 1 have best story from all sonic games by far, and have best villian from all games! Chaos is a awesome villian each makes you ask for more until the epic ending this game have, yes this game have one of the most awesome and epic endings ever made in a video game! the Gameplay is fast but really fast! Sometimes sonic even disapear from your screen each is awesome! Each character have a play style and own story! Levels are well design with some annoying seguements here and there, but over all the gameplay is diverse and fun. Sound is like EPIC!!!!! The soundtracks overall are really awesome. Well this game is really nice! Just play it is pure nostalgia! Just be aware this game is old and have bugs and age a bit bad, but if you pass that you will enjoy much as I did several times :)
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Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Long time no see....
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14.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Sonic Adventure

Tive o prazer de jogar o original na Dreamcast.

Lançado pela Sega em 1998 e 1999 para o Dreamcast, em 2003, foi lançado Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, para Nintendo GameCube e PC.

Sonic Adventure evolui em todos os aspectos, é o primeiro jogo em 3D da série Sonic
O visual dos personagens mudou bastante, todos ganharam um estilo mais radical, principalmente Sonic que ficou com uma aparência mais radical que o clássico.

Enquanto a História passado alguns anos após Sonic e Knuckles terem derrotado Eggman na Death Egg, a cidade de Station Square é ameaçada por um novo inimigo, Chaos, que se alimenta das esmeraldas do caos, ao alimentar-se das 7 esmeraldas Chaos torna-se Perfect Chaos uma verdadeira ameaça.

O Dr. Eggman, queria controlar Chaos e ajuda-lo na busca das 7 esmeraldas para destruir, Station Square e construir em o seu império Robotnikland ou Eggmaland.

Cabe aos heróis impediram Eggman e recuperarem as esmeraldas antes que seja tarde demais.
É possivel jogar seis Personagens com História diferentes que acabam por interligar-se.

As personagens são : Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Big the Cat e E-102 Gamma.

Temos um mundo aberto para explorar a vontade: Station Square, uma cidade muito movimentada, Mystic Ruins, uma floresta muito extensa e cheia de mistérios. Egg Carrier, a nave de Eggman, vale a pena explorar todos os cantos.

Sonic Adventure possui sérios problemas de câmera, onde perdemos a noção do espaço temos de perder algum tempo a ajustar a câmera manualmente.

Um dos melhores Sonic que algumas vez joguei.

You are ready Sonic Adventure?

Very Good
★★★★
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Sonic Adventure DX review


The Good: Very, very, very, much.
The Bad: Try to find

Well, well, we all know what happened to this fellow. It looked like the start of something new for Sega and Sonic after a shocking past, with Sonic Adventure garnering positive reviews and Dreamcast sale’s making a promising start. The cancellation of Sonic X-Treme and the subsequent death of the Saturn looked firmly behind them. Alas, it was not to be. The Dreamcast lasted less than two years as competition had greater developer support, and the release of Sonic Adventure DX in 2003 failed to stand the test of time in comparison to contemporary platform games. Yet few would have predicted many more years of mediocre releases, and I wanted to see what was wrong when a hedgehog that defined my childhood went 3D.

Sonic Adventure plot sees a fight over the possession of the Chaos Emeralds. Dr Robotnil, um, Eggman, in his quest for world domination, gets his flying fortress up and running and seeks the water-based God of destruction Chaos, after destroying the Master Emerald and attempts to exploit his power by finding the Chaos Emeralds. The events spark the interests of six playable characters in the game: Sonic and Tails aim to prevent Dr Eggman from getting his way while Knuckles the Echidna attempts to restore the Master Emerald he was protecting by finding the lost shards. Eggman’s secretly compassionate sidekick E-102 actually wants to free all his fellow robots from his control, Sonic’s girlfriend Amy tries to find her bird friend and Big the Cat keeps losing his frog companion, who has swallowed his lucky yellow Chaos Emerald.

Although the excess of game characters has been one of many problems associated with the Sonic franchise, most of the other characters play quite well. Plenty of crossovers of other characters occur in the plot. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy host fast-paced levels, with a few differences. Tails can fly, Knuckles has the ability to glide and Amy has a Piko Piko hammer. E-102 takes a slower pace, sporting a few levels to wade through and blast everything with a laser gun while Big the Cat is obsessed with finding his frog companion and whose levels are extremely dull.

Sonic Adventure was so well received at the time because everyone wanted the new Sonic game to be good, and also the graphical quality was unprecedented. Rolling onto the first level, Emerald Coast, it’s easy to see how it was impressive. To see spinning rings, trampolines, item boxes and Sonic’s signature spin dash dazzling in 3D certainly had me amazed at 9 years of age. Seeing Sonic running clear of a killer whale destroying a peer was the icing on the cake. It’s still a decent enough level, with the sun shining on the beach, lots of jumping around albeit occasionally hard to land. It’s a good first impression all round.

After the first level the game’s biggest flaw emerges; relying on Adventure hub fields to find action stages. They serve no purpose other than to advance the plot and to get lost, and are littered with pointless NPC’s. There are a few of these: Station Square, Mystic Ruins and Angel Island; finding the odd clue from an orb to indicate where to be next. The plot is uninteresting thanks to appalling acting as well. Expression is limited, dialogue is sporadic rather than free-flowing and lip-synching is non-existent. There wouldn’t be anything wrong with a plot if it was acted well and didn’t need hub stages but the explorative elements shoehorn the game into something it is not, and should not be. Hub levels in the likes of Spyro the Dragon and Super Mario 64 suited the games spirit of exploring and collecting things. This does not work where core levels are fast and linear, A-B progression.

The core levels don’t get everything right either, being tricky for the wrong reasons. Irrefutably shoddy camera work, questionable design decisions and improperly assigned collision detection lead to deaths because of a design flaw rather than a flaw in the player’s skill. Sonic Adventure is actually quite a good game when thing’s work, demonstrating how Sonic could actually work in 3D. However, too many surrounding factors puncture a decent gameplay mechanic not only by level organisation but carelessness. This game is average not because it’s consistently ordinary, rather an aggregate of many good and many bad moments.

The flaws make you wonder about exploring the depths this game offers. Sonic Adventure allows you to train your own Chao creature, with the part reserved for the Dreamcast’s Visual Memory Unit ported over, almost like a virtual pet mini-game. His stats can be raised to improve his performance in races, and special Chao eggs can be found in the game. This PC DX version also features many additional unlockables such as a mission mode (which unlocks even more), hidden characters and the entire backlog of Sonic games on the Game Gear (although not on the Steam version). Missions are rather mundane though, such as collecting flags or transporting a man to the train station. A lot of the Game Gear games were initially poor and have aged badly also, and look nasty at a PC resolution. If you don’t want to get arrested for downloading and playing these Game Gear games on an alternate emulator, then this remains the only legal way to play these on the PC. But what I want to know is why the time taken to implement these needless extras wasn’t used to fix the game’s bugs?

It’s been an interesting insight into Sonic’s demise: a lack of polish in levels, badly acted plotlines and unnecessary adventure fields between core levels. Despite camera flaws action stages are generally good; levels remain fast, boss battles are challenging but fun and the linear formula has been converted rather well to three dimensions. Many aspects of the famed 2D gameplay are intact: collecting rings, busting badniks and avoiding spikes and traps. The graphics, although dated, are classic Sega-style bright and breezy, as is the somewhat cheesy soundtrack. It’s just a shame this was the start of a decade of rot for Sonic. This was certainly one of his better games in the decade and has enough good points for a Sonic fan to enjoy if you can ride out and ignore the dross, but others should take caution. A loop-de-loop experience of its own, at least it’s good to see Sonic’s showing positive signs of progress recently. 2010’s Sonic Colours scored well and the upcoming Sonic Generations looks very promising. Ignore the trolls, Sonic. I always had faith in you.

The perfect game... for fans of SEGA, Sonic anime "Sonic X", jRPG, platformer and consoles. And actually the entertainment for one evening. But for fans of the wonder. But the problems. But the miracle.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Nice arcade, always reminds me my carefree childhood. Sure, nowadays it looks pretty ugly and if you didn't play this 10 years ago, I'm afraid you won't like it at all. But for those, who did, it still brings nice memories.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Ages like fast food and is flawed to no end

But I still love it <3 except Big's stages
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Runnin around at the speed of sound
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Best Sonic game. Ever.
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Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Runs fast on my pc.
The fps, I mean.
Well, sonic does too, but that's not important.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
So I bet nobody expected this review from me but here we go. Sonic Adventure is surprisingly one of my favourite Sonic games may I say even as good if not way better than Adventure 2 and dare I say some of the 2D games aswell. This game was revolutionary for it's time (1998 in Japan) and here in the States when the Dreamcast launched in 1999. It may not have aged as well as some may like but for an "early 3D game" the graphics , sound , design and gameplay overall were completely fine. The transition from 2D to 3D may have not been as well received as some might've hoped but it really is hard to come off the success of Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
The models are really except the mouth movements are.....jarring to say the least. The music is overall nice especially the non lyrical songs but soem of those are catchy at least fitting even but a very "in it's time period" kind of thing. The story while pretty generic is interesting is some aspects and each of the 6 characters will have their slight alterations of the story and dialogue dependant on that specific character which adds a bit of flavor to it that Adventure 2 lacks and these 6 characters stories all intertwine at some point(s) too. Despite the human world setting alot of aspects of the game keep true and reference the classics for those of you who like that because sadly after this point I feel that Sonic lost it's way with that with trying to hard to fit into the new millennium and being "edgy".

Now each of the 6 characters have different gameplay styles not gonna lie Sonic's IS the best but I expect nothing less from the gameplay of the title character. Sonic runs and jumps like you all rememeber from the older games along with new abilities too. His levels are also the best too which is good as his story is obviously the longest but the most straightforward trying to find and keep the chaos emeralds from Eggman. Tails plays similar to Sonic but can fly and hover in short bursts with his own little set of new moves. Tails levels revolve around races or timers so think of it like Sonic stages on a timer but he can also visit specific parts of the stages that Sonic cannot so not much to complain here for Sonic and Tails gameplay.

Knuckles gameplay is basically finding pieces of the master emerald the locations are switched up each time you visit the stage but you are given a radar which keeps track of where the 3 pieces are in the stage. Unlike Sonic Adventure 2 you can use the radar to track each of the pieces all at once instead of one at a time. Some of Knuckles sections are vastly different due to the hunting nature of his gameplay along with his climbing ability he has from the games prior he also comes with his new abilities too. His gameplay is a nice change of pace from the other gameplay styles and doesn't bog down the game. Amy is a slower moving character who uses her unique hammer abilities to attack and jump to higher places. Her levels mainly focus on running away from a robot trying to capture her it's different from what we usually see in this series and while she isn't really important in the overall story besides Gamma's section really it's not a bad thing and I somewhat like her section the biggest downfall for her portion is I feel they could've done more with her "puzzle" sections or the sections where you gotta figure something out. Like more of the color cube sectinos or something alike it would've been nice.

Let's get the worst part out of the way and that is Big the Cat while being voiced by John St Jon is a plus he has no importance on the plot except a minor detail involving his friend froggy. His gameplay revolves around fishing which isn't a bad thing per-say but in a Sonic the Hedgehog game? No just no. Luckily his 4 stages can be completed in like a minute each so his portion is the shortest he gets a few abilities/upgrades too surprisingly but yeah there you go we got fishing in a Sonic game. Lastly we have E102 Gamma which plays out similarly to other characters as far as stage design goes he is a bit slower and uses his gun to shoot down enemies and obsticles in his path. Very interesting gamepaly even if you wouldn't expect it in a Sonic game it is pretty fun and he has the best story in the game honestly and really gets into detail and the perspective of one of the tiny animals trapped in a robot which animals being stuck in the enemies has always been a staple for this series so it was nice seeing how Gamma's story played out as he went around "saving" his friends. Then after you beat all of these characters stories you will unlock a secret I mean we all know what at this point but for the sake of this review i'll leave the final portion of this game a surprise. Did I forget to mention you can play each character at your own pace? That is alot better than the forced playstyle and narrative's on the sequel. It's also nice that this adventure actually feels like an adventure with hubs to explore and find stuff and fun little mini games here and there to play.

All in all the game may not have aged well in it's 15+ years of release and it may very well not be a "great" Sonic game or game in general but it's a game that while some small portions may be lackluster the overall experience is a fun ride and well worth checking out for one of the last good Sonic games (not counting handheld titles) even if the PC version has some glitches here and there.
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17.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
sonic adventure DX is one of those games i would play alot for the sonic and knuckles and gamma gameplay but big and amy never i did not enjoy the gameplay of big and amy i only enjoyed the gameplay of sonic and knuckles and gamma
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4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
I was talking about this game with a friend in a skype call. I told him about how I used to play this all the time when I was about 8 or 9 years old, before the disc got scratched. I explained why it was and is my favorite game. He then tells me to check my steam, and I SEE HE GIFTED IT TO ME WHILE I WAS TALKING AND OMG IT HAS BEED ABOUT 7 YEARS SINCE I PLAYED THIS OH YEAHJ I LOVE YOU AFGHAFEG

Serious notes: Mechanically functions well, controls and all. Works great with my logitech gamepad. (Doesn't feel quite as nice as playing with a gamecube controller back in the day though.) Bugs don't occur often, but when they do it is more charming than annoying.
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Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Chao garden: The game. Now with a side story.
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20 of 35 people (57%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
MORE LIKE SONIC ADVENTURE XD AM I RIGHT!??!
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
it is the 90s. we have to go fast good buddy says our hero sonic grammatically. he is running towards his friends who are ahead of him even though he is the fastest (sonic lets them win to boost their confidence) and they can see in the distance, a good sonic game, what will it be and will it be as good as the last gme which was so xtreme it could not exist? sonic regrets this. he sheds a tear as he thinks about tails, who was his friend, and is his friend, and the distance they are running is time in this context. they run to the future where sonic adventure was going to come out. it does come out and is not good it is really bad and knuckles says THIS GAME IS BAD YO because he is a black stereotype created by racists apparently and sonic says YOU DAMN RIGHT KNUCKLES because he is xtreme though less xtreme than in the sega saturn era and the dreamcast dies because it was awful. it was awful and you are wrong to miss it.

sonic is bad. how can sonic be bad. sonic gazes into a mirror. he sees the end of days and his own collapse and the end of the world is there in his eyes that have changed colors now enraging several people on the internet but not anyone in the real world or anyone who is not massively insane. sega was the best of us and sonic was the most tude and now he is gone, forever he is gone. he is gone. his heart is black. like shadow the hedgehog.

he raises a gun to his head and pulls the trigger.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
Like most people would say, definitely brilliant for its time. I can understand exagerrated facial expressions and okay voice acting but I wouldn't expect any less, it was 1999, everything they used here was considered cool back then, e.g casino's snowboarding, beaches, robots, ("Sup, cool, whoa, alright, hey, damn") chances are we all use each and everyone of those words without thinking, criticism is unnecessary. Gameplay now, an engineering feat in level design, when you platform it isn't jarring and is fairly fluid, controls respond contextually per situation and all enemies are well placed, although later levels require situational awareness e.g sky deck, egg viper. Sonic as usual has a streamlined design, people who complained about slimmer build and green eyes just need to deal with it, you physically cannot have full black eyes(you'd be playing blind), or a stomach that large if you want to be able to run that fast and actually see. Aesthetics are upgraded for characters but downgraded in certain places in the environment, won't take you out of the experience though.

In short, a game full of character and well designed, not to mention a soundtrack that pays homage to the Sonic style in more ways than one. Definitely worth a buy.
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Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Maybe I'm just caught tot badly by nostalgia, but I love this game. The gameplay is sub-par, the voice acting is absolutely terrible, and the animation is pretty damn horrific, but that's part of it's charm. Even for someone who wasn't brought up by games like this and it's successor, the voice acting in this game will make you want to drink bleach, but in a good way: 10/10, would recommend to anyone with a spare (temporarily £1.39) fiver.
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Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Well I think this game could of done better, but overall this game is good. Originally this was remastered for the Nintendo GameCube as the original was made for the DreamCast around 1999. Saddly the DreamCast got slayed by failing to compete against the PlayStation 2 and ended Sega's console hardware.

Nintendo had been granted to remaster this game as well had some cool Game Gear mini-games, enhanced models and more. Plus the bonus with the GameCube version was linking Chao Garden with the Game Boy Advance.

Saddly this Steam version does NOT come with Tiny Chao Garden support nor have those Game Gear mini-games. Both the PC and GameCube versions failed to enhance this game further that could of been applied: such as the E-102 geometry, movement and gravity that appears awkward to control. And some of the control and camera bug glitches still remained on this Steam version.

So if you are Sonic fan and like to see how Sonic made his first Debut for the Modern Generation, buy it! But if you are fussy short-tempered gamer, otherwise no.
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