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Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast)

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Description

Sonic has returned! This time, his nemesis Dr. Eggman has teamed up with Shadow, a dark hedgehog with a mysterious past, and is aiming once again (like he doesn't) to rule the entire world with the power of the Chaos Emeralds! It's up to Sonic and his friends to stop Eggman and put him out of business for good!

With new features such as a story line told from the view of both the good guys and the villains, greater speed, and an improved A-Life system, Sonic Adventure 2 is poised to be Sonic's greatest and most dangerous mission yet!

Screenshots

Sonic Adventure 2 Dreamcast Sonic
Sonic Adventure 2 Dreamcast Knuckles
Sonic Adventure 2 Dreamcast Eggman
Sonic Adventure 2 Dreamcast Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "索尼克大冒险2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Sonic Adventure 2 sends the Dreamcast off with a "Sonic Boom." AkibaTechno (228) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Very, very, very fun M.Allen (76) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Better than the first one! Bazajt (1888) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The second best game in the best series of games ever Ben Burton (5) unrated
Sonic Team US, you have a lot to answer for. laemus (13) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Whilst it lasts, it's a blast. Gary Smith (65) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Sonic Adventure Without The Adventure, I Am Just As Confused As You MasterMegid (900) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars
Sonics 10 year anniversary is celebrated in style. Sycada (175) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
The shadow of Sonic Adventure. Kluke (8) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Best Sonic game made ever! Exodia85 (2169) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

The Press Says

Meristation Jun 26, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN Jun 22, 2001 9.4 out of 10 94
Shin Force Dec 15, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 27, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamezone (Germany) Jun 27, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Power Unlimited Sep, 2001 88 out of 100 88
Game Vortex Dec 08, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 19, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Super Play Aug, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Electric Playground Jul 30, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Who Would Win? 1 Katara (2)
Aug 23, 2007

Trivia

Characters

It seems that starting with Sonic Adventure, Sega started to abandon the American name of the game's antagonist, Dr. Robotnik, instead opting to use his original Japanese moniker, Dr. Eggman. However, in Sonic Adventure 2, the name Dr. Robotnik has been completely dropped; he's now called Dr. Eggman by the entire cast of the game, and in following games in the Sonic series as well.

Sonic Adventure 2 is the first game in the series to allow the player to play through the whole game as Dr. Robotnik/Eggman and try to take over the world. The game also introduces two new characters, Shadow the Hedgehog and Rouge the Bat, both on the "Dark" side.

Development

This was the first game the San Francisco based Sonic Team USA developed. Some of the levels in the game even resemble famous landmarks of the city, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and downhill roads of the city.

In-game advertisement

This is the only Sonic game to feature Sonic wearing Soap shoes to promote the product. This new product actually helped introduce the grinding technique that has been used in every 3D Sonic game since Sonic Adventure 2, due to a partnership between Sonic Team and Soap to help promote the shoes. There are also billboards in the game that advertise the product. However, due to the company not producing any more shoes, the partnership didn't last long. Thus, Sonic doesn't feature his Soap shoes in any of the future Sonic games after Sonic Adventure 2.

Special edition

The game was released exactly ten years after the original Sonic the Hedgehog, and to celebrate that, a special version of Sonic Adventure 2 was available in Japan.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Dreamcast Action/Adventure Game of the Year
Information also contributed by Sciere, sonicteamUSA and Spindash
Satoshi Kunsai (1817) added Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast) on Jul 08, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (234484)