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  • Summary: In the fight between heroes and villains, will you choose to save the world or conquer it? The hunt for the Chaos Emeralds is on and battle lines have been drawn between Hero and Dark. Experience two unique adventures featuring both long-time heroes and new and returning villains as they battle for the fate of the world! Sonic Adventure 2 makes its return on Xbox LIVE Arcade with a full cast of playable heroes and villains, exciting two-player competitive modes, Chao Gardens, and more than 30 action-packed stages, all remastered in HD! Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 20, 2013
    Now that this great title is available with high definition graphics, it's a great way for fans of 3D platformers to spend ten bucks.
  2. Oct 25, 2012
    Minor troubles aside, for about ten bucks you get one of the best Sonic experiences, and one that can and will keep you busy for weeks, if you're really want to see everything. If you can get past the camera issues, some control quibbles and the rather boring search for crystals, this will hook you like in the olden days. This reunion might bring with it some surprises, as your memory seems to play tricks on you, but it's still a worthwhile get together.
  3. Oct 5, 2012
    The new HD graphics are not perfect, but they're suitable. The character models don't look too bad, but some of the environments and textures just look weird in their "upgraded" form.
  4. Oct 5, 2012
    Sonic Adventure 2 HD isn't terrible, it's just a relic from an unpleasant era. All of its problems are the sort of thing that plagued countless games back when Sega originally put it out, but they're also the sort of thing that people figured out how to fix in the years since.
  5. 50
    Fleeting moments of decency can't make up for the overall trudge, though. With such better Sonic outings in recent years, this old speedbump is best avoided.
  6. Oct 22, 2012
    Sonic Adventure 2 might technically be Sonic but it doesn't have any of the classic spirit of the cocky hedgehog. Instead, Sonic Adventure 2 offers a bunch of nice concepts that feel a little disjointed and muddled.
  7. Time to reassess everything about 2001. [Christmas 2012, p.99]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Dec 17, 2012
    What can I honestly say? If you're just getting into the series or want to relive your childhood, this game is totally worth it. Fingers crossed for a Sonic Adventure 3 :) Expand
  2. Jun 9, 2013
    The best 3D sonic game, on a good port including widescreen and the Battle addon content. I wish Sonic games were back like this, althought the muliple characters gameplay is not the best, I like it. At least, they are playable, not like in actual sonic games where you can only play as Sonic. Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2012
    This game is GREAT. If you like SA1 then you will like this one. The only problem is that there is no onliine 2 player and knuckles radar is a downgrade. Other than that perfect! The graphics and everything. It might be hard at first but after a while it will start to be fun! Expand
  4. Mar 24, 2013
    It's the same title from the dreamcast and gamecube, for better or worse. However, it's somewhat disappointing that the full game isn't include upon initial purchase, meaning that you will have to download the "Battle" DLC if you want full access to multiplayer and Chao Karate for around $3-$4. The soundtrack and story mode are present and so are the many problems with controls and camera which continue to cause many random deaths. You either love it or hate it. Expand
  5. Oct 14, 2012
    Let´s get to the point the only thing worthy of this game are Sonic/Shadow high-speed platforming stages and the racing versus mode the other modes aren´t that enjoyable, the tails/eggman stages are just mindless shooting and Knuckles/Rogue stages are just boring, you basically run around a stage to search emerald shard, and the story of the game is just terrible but the gameplay for Sonic and Shadow it´s great and really addicting and the racing versus mode it´s really fun. In conclusion get this game if you are a Sonic fan or like me you play it back in the dreamcast (or Game Cube) and you want it back. Expand
  6. May 6, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Im A Fan Of The Sonic Series I Anticipated Playing This On My Xbox 360 What Do I Think Let's Find Out

    The Story Starts With Dr.Eggman Infiltrating The G.U.N Base To Find A Project His Grandfather's Creation Titled Project Shadow After Mistaking Him For Sonic Project Shadow Decides To Help Eggman Destroy The Earth With A Laser On The Space Colony Ark It Instead Attempts To Crash Into The Earth Sonic And Shadow Go Super And Stop The Ark From Crashing And Shadow Crashing To Earth Overall The Story Is Ok Not Too Bad

    The Gameplay Is Like Sonic Adventure 1 But Updated With Gamma's Gameplay With Tails And Eggman
    Sonic With Obviously Sonic And Shadow And Treasure Hunting With Knuckles And Rouge Also There's A Multiplayer Mode,Racing Mode,Chao Race,Etc Also The Chao Garden Returns With Now A Chao School And Chao Karate

    The HD Graphics Are Good But The Audio/Voice Acting Is Terrible Cause Most Of The Time No One Can Hear What The Characters Are Saying This Was Fixed On The Gamecube Port But Not On The Xbox 360 Or PS3 Version What The Hell And The Music Is Great Except Live And Learn

    Story 7/10
    Gameplay 8/10
    Graphics 9/10
    Audio/Voice Acting 6/10
    Music 8/10
    Overall 6/10
  7. Oct 7, 2012
    I am truly disappointed with this game, Sonic Adventure (the first one) for the Xbox 360 was perfect in my opinion but this is bad. The story I can't hear at all because the music just drowns it out. The controls are TERRIBLE mostly on the Tail's stages. It seems everything great about the first one on the Xbox 360 was just tore apart and built from scratch on the second one. One thing I did like is the Sonic stages as I felt they were better than the first Sonic Adventure. Don't get this game on Xbox 360, get it on the Gamecube instead. Collapse

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