• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2002
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 302 Ratings

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  • Summary: Sonic and company are back and better than ever in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. Dr. Eggman is causing trouble once again, and it's up to Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles to stop him. Experience faster action, all-new two-player games, and a branching storyline that lets you choose to save theSonic and company are back and better than ever in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. Dr. Eggman is causing trouble once again, and it's up to Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles to stop him. Experience faster action, all-new two-player games, and a branching storyline that lets you choose to save the world as the Hero side, or conquer it as the Dark side. In the single-player mode, you'll go through more than 30 unique stages, which include a forgotten pyramid, an abandoned military base, and a giant space station. And then there's the expanded two-player mode, which features 12 playable characters competing in new head-to-head games. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. The way the Advance interacts with the Cube is flawless, and if you have Sonic Advance (and we recommend you pick it up), it's a nice touch, with lots of promise for future games.
  2. 87
    If you’ve played or owned the Dreamcast version though, there isn’t much new to do.
  3. 84
    Blazes across your screen with incredible graphics, addictive gameplay, and deep play options. Sure, it's not flawless, but it's definitely worth playing.
  4. Unfortunately Knuckles/Rogue gameplay, camera problems, some sound problems and limited replay value hurt the game in the long run.
  5. 69
    I'm more annoyed by the gameplay mechanics and head-spinning level design than I am satisfied.
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    Offers a glimpse of brilliance...but lacks the magic that made the original Genesis classic a Mario-worthy masterpiece. [15 March 2002, p.79]
  7. 40
    Although the two-player mode is entertaining, there's not enough variety to keep you going for long, and the quibbles with the camera and the music are the icing on an unsatisfying cake. Avoid.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 89
  2. Negative: 6 out of 89
  1. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    I found this game in a box in the attic and thought that I would try it out as the last time I played it way about 6 years ago. This game isI found this game in a box in the attic and thought that I would try it out as the last time I played it way about 6 years ago. This game is the best sonic I have ever played and I have played my fair share. Its a really fun game for the younger the older generations so I would buy it if you can with a 2nd hand gamecube because it is worth it at the end of the day. Expand
  2. May 19, 2016
    10
    Favorite game of all time. Despite the Eggman and Tails levels being crap and the Knuckles and Rouge levels being ok, the Sonic and ShadowFavorite game of all time. Despite the Eggman and Tails levels being crap and the Knuckles and Rouge levels being ok, the Sonic and Shadow levels are SO good that this is still the best game I've ever played. Two player mode is awesome too. Physics in the game are amazing too and no Sonic game since has come close to how easy it is to move around in this game. Expand
  3. Aug 8, 2012
    10
    This is the game of my childhood, it was absolutely amazing, and I will remember playing this for the rest of my life, even if the mechanicsThis is the game of my childhood, it was absolutely amazing, and I will remember playing this for the rest of my life, even if the mechanics may not be so great and the glitches were there, I didn't care, I was happy to play and listen to the sonic theme tune all day long. Expand
  4. Jun 14, 2015
    9
    This game is practically flawless. I repeat: FLAWLESS! The music is great (as with almost every sonic game.),The graphics are sharp (some ofThis game is practically flawless. I repeat: FLAWLESS! The music is great (as with almost every sonic game.),The graphics are sharp (some of the best for it's time.), the story is awesome (just like the first sonic adventure), the gameplay is awesome ( speed and shooting are great, but treasure hunting just drags on, and is the only reason I took off a point), and the voice acting is phenomenal. Before I go, I'd like to talk about the Chao world because it is amazing. You can raise your own chao, and evolve them. You can even put them on your GBA*!

    In conclusion, I really recommend buying this game. 9 out of 10.

    *Game Boy Advance

    P.S. I should add that if you really want to have fun with the chao function, get sonic advance. It will allow you to do a lot more with transporting your chao.
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  5. Mar 26, 2013
    9
    People say this is Sonic's Best 3D outing and While I agree Colors is a much better product than this, While there is more replay value isPeople say this is Sonic's Best 3D outing and While I agree Colors is a much better product than this, While there is more replay value is this game than Colors it's overshadowed by those tedious Treasure Hunting Missions. Bottom Line: If you can find it cheap, I'd go for the Gamecube version because there's no sound mixing issues with this one what so ever. Expand
  6. AdamL.
    Nov 29, 2005
    8
    Good Music, Good Gameplay, but the one thing it lacked was a good story. The Voice acting, as usual, sucked your mom, and the cinematics CG Good Music, Good Gameplay, but the one thing it lacked was a good story. The Voice acting, as usual, sucked your mom, and the cinematics CG was down the toobs. The Gameplay was a little hard to control and the multiplayer drooled. I guess I should give it a seven, but I still go back and play it and have a great time, so I'll cut it some slack... Expand
  7. Apr 21, 2016
    0
    This game sucks and sonic fans know it they just hide the truth because it was their "first" sonic game, sonic fans hated sonic 06 because itThis game sucks and sonic fans know it they just hide the truth because it was their "first" sonic game, sonic fans hated sonic 06 because it was a buggy mess but this game is no better (especially MAD SPACE) i do not recommend this game to anybody, go play sonic adventure DX because at least its playable. Expand

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#4 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
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#7 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002