• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jun 18, 2001
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 346 Ratings

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  • Summary: The world can be a confusing and dangerous place, especially when there are two of you! Sonic must face the new, villainous Shadow but you choose how the story unfolds - you can be a hero, or make friends with the dark-side! In the most thrilling Sonic Adventure ever created there are 6The world can be a confusing and dangerous place, especially when there are two of you! Sonic must face the new, villainous Shadow but you choose how the story unfolds - you can be a hero, or make friends with the dark-side! In the most thrilling Sonic Adventure ever created there are 6 playable characters, new moves to master, over 30 challenging stages and 3 different 2 player games - will you save the world or conquer it? Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
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  1. 100
    You could easily be playing this game for 60-70 hours. That’s absolutely insane for a platform game – but every single hour’s a fun one. If you own a Dreamcast, SA2 is one of the system’s essential titles.
  2. A fantastic game with an at-times atrocious camera system. Nevertheless, an incredible amount of extra features are more than enough to keep Sega's latest in the 'A' range.
  3. 94
    If this is the last Sonic game in these declining Dreamcast years, it's satisfying to know that the DC didn't go out with a bang, but with a sonic boom.
  4. While SA2 offers a wealth of gameplay styles, the freshness and depth which made Sonic Adventure so remarkable has hardly been improved upon.
  5. It's simple, robust gaming at its best.
  6. A brilliant game but as you know, no game is perfect. Sadly in the case of Sonic Adventure 2, there’s frequently the feeling of ‘Ugh what a set up!’; if you know what I mean.
  7. It doesn't have the "wow" factor that the first game had and is somewhat forgettable after you have played it through.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 98
  2. Negative: 12 out of 98
  1. AndrewP.
    Dec 15, 2006
    10
    Best 3D Sonic game I've ever played. Dreamcast rules, I still have mine! Fabio and Jugon Dream are morons, this game is excellent.
  2. Dec 5, 2014
    10
    A really good game, especially his new versions. The fact that the history is good, and there is 2P battle, already does the game. I ve playedA really good game, especially his new versions. The fact that the history is good, and there is 2P battle, already does the game. I ve played the Story mode with my brother, obviously the history is Single-Player, but we did it in our way. If someone not like this game, and won't will buy it, he is wasting his time with i-dunno-what. Expand
  3. May 13, 2016
    10
    This is the best 3D sonic nothing tops this besides sonic generation and sonic colors. This game introduces shadow the hedgehog and he is aThis is the best 3D sonic nothing tops this besides sonic generation and sonic colors. This game introduces shadow the hedgehog and he is a great character to play with Expand
  4. Dec 17, 2013
    10
    Very interesting game with a good storyline and gameplay! One of the best Sonic games at all! These games should be created so far! I put 10Very interesting game with a good storyline and gameplay! One of the best Sonic games at all! These games should be created so far! I put 10 out of 10! Expand
  5. Monkeyman
    Oct 25, 2005
    9
    This is game is absolutely fabulous...excluding the loss of the adventure from 1 and the camera.
  6. Nov 11, 2017
    8
    Sonic Adventure 2 is a nostalgic game for Sonic fans. The game was released in 2001 for the Dreamcast. There was also a Gamecube and HD portSonic Adventure 2 is a nostalgic game for Sonic fans. The game was released in 2001 for the Dreamcast. There was also a Gamecube and HD port released too. The game is split up into two stories - the hero story and dark story. The hero story includes Sonic, Tails and Knuckles. The dark story includes Shadow, Rouge and Eggman. The game also has different play styles just like the original Sonic Adventure. There are classic speed stages, treasure hunting stages and mech stages. The only part I enjoyed was the speed stages with Sonic and Shadow. They played just like a normal 3D platformer with elements of speed. The treasure hunting stages - Rouge and Knuckles - were alright. They are much more difficult than Sonic Adventure 1 due to the large areas and crappy radar system. The mech stages - Tails and Eggman - could be fun. The controls were slippery at times, but did not hold the gameplay back.
    This is the first game to introduce the characters Shadow and Rouge. They are fan favourites and are still in the franchise today. There most recent appearance was Sonic Forces (PS4/Switch/Xbox One). They are both villains at the start, but become friends with Sonic and co towards the end.

    Overall, the game is fun, but certain aspects make it difficult to come back to.

    8/10 - Great
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  7. JohnV.
    Apr 12, 2007
    0
    Sonic/Shadow: Hold up and jump occasionally. . .or grind and do nothing. Uninspired level design exasperates things. Tails/Robotnik: do the Sonic/Shadow: Hold up and jump occasionally. . .or grind and do nothing. Uninspired level design exasperates things. Tails/Robotnik: do the same with spotty jumping and gliding controls. Worry about time limit and chaining enemies with crappy A.I. Knuckles/ Rouge: Get lost in large levels with timed switches that demand percision. Wouldn't be so bad if not for horrible music and boring levels. It defines the word tedious. The only good thing would be the Boss fights. But they're too little too late. Worst. . .Game. . .IN FRANCHISE. Expand

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