Sonic Adventure 2 Image
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 88 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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 theyIn 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

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Movie 5
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oct 10, 2012
    91
    Sonic Adventure 2 is for true Sonic fans that want to relive a time when the series was still fun to play. Despite the terrible camera and some audio hiccups, it's a great experience for old and new players alike. The Chao Garden and great price only add to the overall package making this one a sure fire bet!
  2. Oct 16, 2012
    80
    Sonic Adventure 2 offers the same thrills as its Dreamcast and GameCube predecessors without sacrificing too much. The online features from the Dreamcast title are unfortunately stripped, and the GameCube extras are only available as paid DLC – making this PSN download worth skipping if you already own either of the original titles. But for those who haven't yet experienced the fast paced adventure, this is a stellar port of an old classic.
  3. Oct 9, 2012
    70
    Sonic Adventure 2 has aged well. Nevertheless its purchase should be considered carefully, because of defects that already penalized the original version.
  4. Play UK
    Nov 30, 2012
    69
    Sharp when played in short bursts. [Issue#225, p.83]
  5. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Nov 20, 2012
    50
    The only real reason to purchase this port is if the prospect of scouting out a Dreamcast and a copy of the game seems a bit pricey. [Holiday 2012, p.81]
  6. Oct 9, 2012
    40
    Sonic Adventure 2 didn't really get an unanimously enthusiastic reception when it came out in 2001, and this "HD" remastering won't either. Even though the fans will be able to enjoy this game in full widescreen / 720P resolution, nothing else has been upgraded, and it's not even the best version to date (the GameCube one) that's been used for this. Worst of all, SEGA asks for an extra DLC purchase to upgrade it to the Battle version.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Oct 3, 2012
    10
    i lyk plin a sanic i tink itas fun rolling in ball and runn fast through stages and i clear every act gam is in hd high definitnietion you cani lyk plin a sanic i tink itas fun rolling in ball and runn fast through stages and i clear every act gam is in hd high definitnietion you can see the graphifcs sonic is blue angd he get the rings i give this gam 10 sanic hegehouds out of 10 for ggbeing good game very fun yes thbank you bye Expand
  2. Jul 21, 2018
    10
    Admittedly, this isn't as good as the earlier consoles. The story is still the best we've gotten out of any Sonic game. The game play is stillAdmittedly, this isn't as good as the earlier consoles. The story is still the best we've gotten out of any Sonic game. The game play is still solid with a fantastic variety to play as, add in the countless amounts of replay value creates a ton of fun that never ends. This may be nitpicking, but the multiplayer characters, and the menu screen skins for DLC was all really unnecessary. Maybe just because it was free in the dreamcast and gamecube versions of the game, and I'm just old. Besides that, it's still amazing, and it has aged perfectly. Expand
  3. Oct 4, 2012
    10
    The best Sonic game ever now in HD. It is very nostalgic to look these graphics that were awesome 11 years ago in a HDTV, but they keepThe best Sonic game ever now in HD. It is very nostalgic to look these graphics that were awesome 11 years ago in a HDTV, but they keep looking good. The musics are awesome (one of the best soundtracks), the story is the best in a Sonic game, and the gameplay is AMAZING (specially with Sonic and Shadow, but the other characters are very fun too). My only concern is about download content. I hope SEGA bring new things (new stages, or new costumes in 2 players mode), not only the 2:Battle from the GameCube. Congratulations Sonic Team for producing the game that I'll never forget, you are great! Expand
  4. Dec 9, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Let's see.

    Graphics: 10/10

    The game looks beatiful, and they greatly improved from the first game. The lipsinking is much better, often matching what they are saying. Only bad thing, the game, for the most part, has realistic looking explosions than don't match the look of the game. Otherwise, looks good to me.

    Story 4/10

    The story is only a bunch of non-sense; its stupid, many of the cutscenes are a complete disaster and unbearable to watch, and the plot is just so dumb. Since this is a platformer story isn't really important and i wouldn't really care hadn't been for the fact that the first game's plot wasn't that bad and it was sort of interesting. Here though.... Its horrible.

    Gameplay 9/10

    Many will be surprised to see such a high score in the Gameplay given Knuckles' and Rouge's stages, but i actually don't have a problem with them; they are really fun, at least for me. Yeah i can see when they are annoying, but for the most part, i like them. Sonic's and Shadow's, however, are by far the best part of the game, thanks to the speed. Tails' and Eggman's however, have no reediming qualities and they are just painful to play, not because they are horrible, but because in these stages you hear a high-pitched beep when you lockon, and since you do that through all the stage, its obnoxious to hear. Not to say that some stages with Eggman (and only him, not Tails) are kinda fun from time to time but thats mainly because of the looks.

    Overall: Pretty good game. Has it aged well? Kinda, but if you want to try this simply because everyone says its the best Sonic game ever, don't. Its just inferior to titles like Sonic CD and Sonic Generations, and if you have either of these titles, theres no need for this one, unless you want a nostalgia blast.

    FINAL SCORE: 8/10
    Expand
  5. Oct 5, 2012
    8
    Can't say too much about it. Still a awesome game, but with the same issue of bugs it has in SA1 for PSN/XBLA, Shadow NA voice acting stillCan't say too much about it. Still a awesome game, but with the same issue of bugs it has in SA1 for PSN/XBLA, Shadow NA voice acting still terrible and from the rest of NA voice acting as well (rather the JP VA but still not so good because I can't hear anything they say when the BG Music is too loud). There's probably some people would to kill my but I hate the Escape from the City music *die*. I prefer Live 'n Learn *uses phoenix down*. I think nowadays I like Sonic because his character, not from his games anymore. Sorry, but it's true. Anyway, go have fun and play it. Expand
  6. Oct 13, 2012
    6
    Sonic Adventure 2 could have been a lot better from the get go. It's not the port that's mediocre, but the game itself. Eggman's and Tails'Sonic Adventure 2 could have been a lot better from the get go. It's not the port that's mediocre, but the game itself. Eggman's and Tails' gameplay is slow and has bad platforming, the controls are wonky, and it's just slow in general. Knuckles' and Rouge's gameplay is a little better, but it involves wandering around the level, looking for hints as to where the Chaos Emerald shards are hidden, similar to Sonic Adventure 1. The best gameplay is Sonic's and Shadow's, which is more running, but still not enough speed to match it up to a game like Sonic Unleashed or Sonic Generations. The Chao Garden is fun, but some of the nitpicky details make it a tedious gameplay mode at times. And the Cart Racing more isn't nearly as good as the SA1 version. The multiplayer is good though, and the new HD graphicss make the game look fabulous. Expand
  7. Apr 20, 2020
    1
    I really want to give this game a 0, but I can't do it. Despite this, I absolutely DESPISE this game. This is the most frustrating Sonic gameI really want to give this game a 0, but I can't do it. Despite this, I absolutely DESPISE this game. This is the most frustrating Sonic game I've ever played. There are only two levels that I genuinely enjoy playing (City Escape (duh) and Metal Harbor), and they're two of the first four levels in the entire game. Sonic has no good levels after Metal Harbor. Shadow's levels are really boring and don't have any life to them. Tails/Eggman's levels control horribly and the lock-on sound gives me PTSD. The Knuckles/Rouge levels make me contemplate genocide on the Chao in the Chao Garden (which is an overrated pet simulator that I could give less of a f*** about). The story? A complete mess with more holes than a block of swiss cheese. The music? Hit or miss. The graphics? Not great, but this game is from 2001 so I'll let that slide. Also, I hope that whomever did the sound for the cutscenes was fired. It's really infuriating to see people praise this game because the entire Sonic fandom looks at it through rose-tinted glasses.

    Really should've given it a 0 out of 10.
    Expand

See all 21 User Reviews