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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 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

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 20, 2013
    90
    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
    70
    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
    65
    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
    60
    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
    50
    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. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 5, 2012
    50
    Time to reassess everything about 2001. [Christmas 2012, p.99]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
  1. Mar 24, 2022
    10
    RATING: 100%

    Sonic Adventure was a hit. It expanded the series beyond anything known for both Sonic games and 3D platformers in general.
    RATING: 100%

    Sonic Adventure was a hit. It expanded the series beyond anything known for both Sonic games and 3D platformers in general. It's sequel, released in 2001, was even more of a hit. Focusing more on action and platforming, the game brought the series to the next level. It added Shadow, aka one of the most well-written video game characters of all-time. The game has so much replay value that you can play a stage 100 times and not get tired of it.
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  2. Jan 2, 2013
    10
    Sonic has gone so far and had so made I think this is the best!
  3. Oct 11, 2012
    10
    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 aThis 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. May 6, 2016
    8
    Sonic Adventure 2. The game most Sonic the Hedgehog fans call the greatest Sonic game of all time. Many people still replay this game to thisSonic Adventure 2. The game most Sonic the Hedgehog fans call the greatest Sonic game of all time. Many people still replay this game to this day. People say that if it wasn't Sonic the Hedgehog 2 that got people into the Sonic series, it was this very game. So, let's take a look at it, shall we?
    Released 15 years ago on the short-lived SEGA Dreamcast, Sonic Adventure 2 is a sequel to Sonic Adventure, a Dreamcast launch title. It is, for the most part, very similar to Adventure in terms of gameplay. There's three gameplay styles, unlike SA, which had six. The three returning gameplay styles are speedy platforming (starring Sonic and Shadow), shooting (starring Eggman and Tails), and treasure hunting (starring Knuckles and Rouge). The hedgehog levels are amazing, in fact, they're the best levels of the game. They're so memorable, that's why people replay SA2. Shooting stages are meh. Eggman's are, at best, good and sorta fun. Tails's levels are terribly designed since he was put into the game late and was an Eggman clone, that's why you can't fly with him like in SA. Knuckles's levels can be alright, but for some reason I hate Rouge's level design more than Knuckles's, especially Mad Space. Remember the radar system from SA's treasure hunting stages? That radar is dumbed down here. You can only find one emerald piece at a time, and emeralds are always placed randomly, so having a good time in these stages are luck-based.
    The story is great. It's one of the many darker Sonic stories. I won't spoil this one. Experience it for yourself. Let's just say there's a hero side and a dark side of the story.
    The soundtrack here is just amazing. It is one of the best Sonic soundtracks to listen to while doing something, like typing a review for a game. This soundtrack ties at number one with Generations.
    Since this isn't the Dreamcast version (in fact, it's an Xbox 360 re-release), there's dlc here (I know the Dreamcast had dlc, but you'll see what I mean here). The re-release dlc includes SA2 Battle from the GameCube port, the one that probably got people into the series, as SEGA's consoles were dying and Nintendo was still going strong. Battle just gives more multiplayer options and a few other extra stuff, but it's not like Sonic Adventure DX.
    I really do love this game. Everything about it is great. Still, this game is pretty old, and some frustrating and cheap things could occasionally happen like glitches. Still, I highly recommend this title. I see why everyone loves it. If you got an old Dreamcast or GameCube, get this game. If you have access to the Internet on PSN, Xbox Live, or even Steam, download this game. You gotta live and learn.
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  5. Oct 14, 2012
    7
    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 theLet´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
    6
    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
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  7. Dec 9, 2017
    1
    The ONLY good thing about this game are the chao's. Literally everything else is terrible. The controls, the camera, the story, theThe ONLY good thing about this game are the chao's. Literally everything else is terrible. The controls, the camera, the story, the characters, the missions, the voice acting, it is all horrible. This is one of the worst aging games I have ever played. Expand

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