Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Sonic's Glorious Return! Classic Nigel (150) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
Simply an amazing "killer app". A O (71) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The First Adventure ... Begins Rouge (7) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
Without a doubt, the best game I ever played! M.Allen (76) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Could have been great, but... optrirominiluikus (112) 2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars
The best Sonic game since S&K. Gary Smith (65) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
A classical title, that I will always remember. Kluke (8) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.3
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (87 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Power Unlimited
Sonic Adventure zet een nieuwe standaard voor platformgames. Het is het snelste spel dat ik ooit heb gespeeld en de graphics zijn baanbrekend. Er is weinig tot niets aan te merken op deze fantastische game. Echt een spel dat je doet hopen dat die Dreamcast snel naar Nederland komt.
Electric Playground
Sonic Adventure is a must buy. Despite its annoying quirks, this is still fantastic software that will have Sonic-lovers going crazy and the Dreamcast doomsayers reconsidering their stance. If Sega does take the time to clean up some of the glitchy aspects in this title, expect another blue blur revolution this Christmas. I'm just glad he's back.
neXt Level
Auch wenn der Handlungsspielraum begrenzt ist und es einige grafikfehler gibt, ist Sonic Adventure doch ein phantastisches Abenteuer. Die flüssige Grafik ist einfach beeindruckend, und der Sound überzeugt. Wer ein Jump&Run-Fan ist und darüber hinwegsieht, daß bei Sonic Adventure die Betonung auf dem Run liegt, sollte sich das Spiel ganz oben auf seiner Einkaufsliste für Dreamcast-Software notieren.

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המשכון מצויין לשאר המשחקים עם הרבה תוספות מעניינות. משחק שיתן דחיפה רצינית למכשיר החדש. כן ירבו!
Super Play
Sonic Adventure är verkligen stort. Både som plattformsäventyr och som flaggskepp för Dreamcast. Sonics comeback är ett faktum.
Video Games
Wahnsinn! Unbeschreiblich! Grafisch teilweise fast perfekt inszeniert! Mir fehlen die Worte. Als SA Ende letzten Jahres auf den Markt kam, hab ich's angespielt, jedoch absichtlich nicht allzu weit. Umso beeindruckter war ich jetzt (zumal auch mehr Vergleichsmöglichkeiten bestehen), was SEGAs Flagschiff, mal abgesehen von einem Soul Calibur, alles zu leisten vermag - wohlgemerkt, dieser Titel kam 1998 auf den Markt! Leider verhaspelt sich die Kamera einen Tick zu oft, was jedoch anhand der innovativen Features (Bestzeiten-Uploads ins Internet usw. -mehr dazu in VG 11/99) nicht stärker ins Gewicht fällt. Ein Meisterwerk!

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Dreamcast no se pudo estrenar de mejor manera, con su mascota y con opciones de VMU e internet.
Sonic Adventure is a must-have game for the Dreamcast, and it's a blast for the entire twenty-odd hours of gameplay. With the Chao-breeding simulation and the minigames, Sonic offers much more beyond the completion of its story. Fans of the Sonic series will definitely be pleased with Sonic Adventure - it truly carries and builds on the style of the original games. Even with its flaws, Sonic Team has produced a 3D experience unlike any to date.
Una aventura IMPRESCINDIBLE. Vale que la historia sea algo infantil, pero Sonic Adventure es divertido y variado como pocos. Un juego que ha sabido aunar excepcionalmente el sabor a clásico con un apartado técnico acorde a nuestros dias. Además, ¡¡¡mira que precio tiene!!!
The Video Game Critic
You can play through most stages using multiple characters, each providing a unique experience. While playing with other characters is generally less fun, it does give the game substantial replay value. Their stories intertwine, giving the game a cohesive quality. Spicing things up are snowboarding, airplane shooting, and pinball stages. Sonic Adventure is surprisingly long, and just when you think it's over, you're off to a new stage. There's even a virtual pet-style "Chao" game you can download to your VMU. The musical score is eclectic, ranging from the heavy metal of the intro to the mesmerizing African beats of the Mystic Ruins. The character voices are less appealing, and it's unfortunate they were given voices at all. Even so, this ambitious game is a triumphant blend of fast action, simple controls, and stunning graphics. Even ten years after its release, playing Sonic Adventure is a breathtaking experience.
Mega Fun
Viele finden Sonic kindisch oder uninteressant. Für mich ist das nicht nachvollziehbar. Sonic Adventure zeigt einmal mehr, wozu Yuji Naka und sein Sonic-Team in der Lage sind. Riesige innovative Levels, viele Gegner, Bonusspiele, versteckte Bereiche und ein absolut ausgefeiltes Gameplay sollten eigentlich jeden Spielefreak überzeugen, zumal sich der Spielablauf mit jedem der sechs Charaktere ändert, Dazu kommt ein fast geniales Endgegner-Design und eine dermaßen ausgereifte Optik. dass man sich fragt, was uns das Sonic-Team als Nächstes bescheren will. Bis dahin werde ich mich auf jeden Fall mit Sonic Adventure beschäftigen!
90 (UK)
If you’ve ever enjoyed a platform game, this should appeal to you. Aside from a few lip synchronising problems and a slightly weak plot, the game reels you in and never casts you out. Much more than the Sunday afternoon stopgap that I had hoped for.
Sonic Adventure ist wirklich ein würdiger Nachfolger der Mega-Drive Klassiker. Bis auf ein paar kleine Schönheitsfehler (Kamera, Kollisionsabfrage) stimmt hier einfach alles. Von der ausgezeichneten Technik, über den abwechslungsreichen Spielverlauf, bis hin zur fantastischen Präsentation. Mit diesem Spiel hat man nur Spaß, denn Frust kommt fast nie auf. Wegen der Adventure-Fields und der Chao-Zucht, die sogar unterwegs zum Einsatz kommt, ist man zudem nicht nur mit den Levels beschäftigt und taucht etwas mehr in die Welt von Sonic und seinen Freunden (und Feinden) ein. So sehr, dass man es schon sehr bald durch hat. Macht aber nix, denn die 1 1/2 Wochen die ich das erste Mal gebraucht habe, waren ein echtes Erlebnis. Das Spiel verursacht bei mir heute noch ein ganz besonderes Feeling!
Planet Dreamcast
Sonic Adventure is a creative triumph, easily surpassing all other titles as the current king of 3D platform games. The style and scope of this game are breathtaking, and proof positive that Sega is back on track. If they can keep up this level of output, I can't imagine what might lie in store next. Bring it on.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Sonic Adventure is both beautiful and fascinating, leaving a permanent mark of its passing upon the world of interactive entertainment as a refreshing blend of intense arcade action, mesmerizing cinematic sequences, and good old-fashioned platformer action. It’s a shame that the audio doesn’t hold up to the visuals or quality of gameplay, but otherwise, you’ll find little to take issue with. Our little, blue friend may have taken some time off since his last appearance, but it’s obvious that this hiatus has done wonders for his image and attitude. What else can I say? Sega’s main man has successfully made the transition to 3D–which speaks volumes in and of itself–establishing Sonic Adventure as the new benchmark title for the platform genre on the Dreamcast.
I was a big fan of Mario on the Nintendo 64 - that game kept me up late into the night and the graphics were amazing. But Sonic Adventure is better! I didn't expect much, having been let down big time by the Sonic games on the Saturn, but Sonic Team have really done themselves proud with this adventure. The sheer size of the game is awesome and you can find new things about each stage each time you play. Then there's the variety - platform levels, racing levels, pinball games - there's so much to Sonic Adventure that you'll never get bored. The icing on the cake is the Chao system where you can create your own virtual pet and take it away on a VMS. Fantastic stuff!
Die PAL-Version ist im Vergleich zum japanischen Original verbessert worden. Die neue Kameraführung, die Lokalisierung und auch das Optionsmenü mit der zuschaltbaren 60Hz-Option lassen kaum noch Wünsche offen... Doch einen Wunsch hätte ich noch... Ich will bald ein Sonic Adventure Nachfolger haben... :-)
Divierte, puede crear un cierto grado de adicción, cada personaje es una aventura, contiene un montón de minijuegos y Sonic esta más rápido que nunca. Sega lo ha logrado, le ha devuelto el trono de las plataformas a Sonic. El rey ha vuelto, ¡viva el Rey!.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Overall, as I said before, this is my favorite Sonic game. This is coming from someone who has liked all of the previous entries as well (with the exception being side stuff/spin-off stuff such as Sonic Spinball, etc). It's got a great variety of features, such as multiple characters, mini-games and the raising of Chao creatures. This is all in addition to a story that unfolds very well, as well as classic Sonic speed and action. Sonic Adventure is a top-notch 3D platform game that does the Sonic name proud!
Consoles Plus
Une réalisation technique exceptionnelle gâchée par les caméras parfois mal gérées et la faible durée de vie du jeu.
If you looking for a fast paced platform game then Sonic Adventure will suit you perfectly. Even though the Dreamcast is nearing it's second birthday in Japan this is still one of the most impressive titles. Sonic Team have crafted a very exciting game that only has a few minor problems that hold it back from becoming a classic.
The bottom line is that SA is a great game, but it is just too far from perfection to be considered a must-have title for the casual gamer during the Dreamcast launch. Hardcore platforming fans would be stupid not to pick this title up however, as they've seen there share of the rough spots in gaming history, and will no doubt appreciate the flashes of brilliance Sonic displays when he's at his best. If you think you can deal, then pick this one up, if not, at least give it rental. It may surprise you.
Game Freaks 365
I must say that how do they call it an ‘adventure’, when you run around talking to an orb, which will tell you what to do? I mean, the game is fun and all, but it gets annoy at how simple and repetitive things get. Sometimes things are so incredibly easy, the task becomes challenging and long, because you just don’t know what to do. To its credit Sega made a great attempt at making Sonic Adventure as open ended as possible.
Gaming Target
Sonic Adventure is a very enjoyable experience for any Dreamcast owner out there. If you are a classic Sega fan (from way back when the Master System ruled) or a Sega newbie, Sonic will be very fun, and those damn Chao will capture your heart.
The Video Game Critic
The music is good for the most part, but the heavy metal intro seems dated. The camera is sometimes an issue. For a fast moving game like this, camera location is key, and there are many occasions where you'll need to wrestle with it. Sonic Adventure may not be perfect, but it's a beautiful, fast, fun game which will keep you entertained for quite a while.
The Next Level
In conclusion, Sonic is a TRUE gamer's game, in every sense of the word. It may not be the most technically advanced, or stunningly deep game ever, but it has enough fun factor to make you not care. If you liked the older Sonics titles, platform games in general (or basically possess) a fully functioning mind, you'll have a fun thrill ride with this latest adaption.
Sonic Adventure is a great game that provides tons of fun and lots of replay time—Sonic has made the transition to a 3D world with style. All the fun of the original Sonic series is here and, while it does have some glitches, at the end of the day it’s a superb addition to the Sega family. With its magnificent visuals and fast-paced gameplay, it will stay on my play list for a long time. While other games on Dreamcast look promising, this one alone has made the new system worthwhile in my book.
Electric Playground
I had a tremendous amount of fun once I got past the “adventure” shell of the game and into the flashy stuff. Sonic Adventure’s mini-games are cool. Playing pinball, snowboarding and cruising through Panzer Dragoon-style fly-n’-shoot stages is always a gas. Once you beat levels, the game allows you to access these mini-games anytime you’d like, which is great. Even raising the obnoxiously cute Pokemon-like Chao and playing with them on the VMU and in the Chao races is a nifty extra.
I'm not really a big fan of the previous Sonic games, but this one had something special to it. Combine the graphics with such depth of gameplay and you have your self a winner. To add the other features like accessing the web site only through the Dreamcast makes it all the better. This is very impressive work Sega.
Tirando le somme, abbiamo un eccellente titolo, che nella ludoteca di ogni possessore di Dreamcast non dovrebbe mancare, non fosse altro per ciò che rappresenta.
Sonic sur Dreamcast, c'est de la dynamite graphique, des animations complètement dingues et une vitesse lumineuse ! On se grise d'autant de puissance, c'est sûr. Malheureusement, on ne peut qu'être déçu par la maniabilité. Le perso est hyper jouable, oui, mais la caméra gâche tout ! Dommage car Sonic Adventure est une caverne d'Ali baba aux mille trésors, et pour cela il reste un super jeu, donc un bon achat.
All Game Guide
Is Sonic Adventure the best of the Sonic games? Yes, but the franchise hasn't exactly been filled with AAA titles (although the first game is a genuine classic). Sonic Adventure has been described elsewhere as a roller coaster ride, which is the perfect term. It's great fun while it lasts, it offers plenty of high-speed thrills and there is enough excitement to justify a purchase. Yet this is not a long or difficult game, and if you don't like the idea of raising Chaos or returning to stages to improve on your time, then you won't be coming back after the ride is over.
Defunct Games
So with all this, how can Sonic Adventures, which could be considered Sega's long awaited answer to Mario 64, live up to all this nostalgia? Simple, it can't. But Sonic Adventures isn't have bad, either. The inherit problem from the get go is that it took Sega nearly four years to answer Nintendo's Mario upgrade, and now, with no major improvements in place, Sonic Adventure just seems gimmicky.
A zatem czas na podsumowania. Sonic Adventure mogę polecić każdemu i każdy znajdzie tam coś dla siebie. Wiem, wiem strasznie to oklepane, sam jak czytam ten tekst w innych recenzjach to dostaje spazmów, ale Sonic właśnie taki jest. To zróżnicowana gra o wielu obliczach. To wybuchowa mieszanka platformówki, gry akcji, wyścigów i jeszcze paru innych gatunków. Dla posiadaczy Dreamcasta pozycja obowiązkowa.
Game Revolution
All in all, Sonic Adventure is a good, strong title - but not a great one. Die-hard fans of Sonic are probably really excited about this new addition, but most gamers could take it or leave it. Though Sonic is Sega's flagship title for the Dreamcast, gamers should really look towards NFL2K or Soul Calibur to witness the true power of this new machine. If Sonic Adventure is what a good game looks like, imagine a great one.
Le Geek
Overall, Sonic Adventure is a good game with nice graphics and plenty to do, but is too generic to be a top tier title.
Le premier jeu Dreamcast, évidemment dédié à la mascotte de Sega , aurait pu être moins réussi... Malgré d'indéniables qualités (rapidité, variété des niveaux, bonus sympathiques), les défauts du jeu se font lourdement sentir : affichage 3D défaillant, angles de caméras parfois hasardeux, etc. Les amateurs éclairés de hérissons bleus et de jeux de plate-forme gonflés aux amphétamines apprécieront, malgré les erreurs de jeunesse.