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Sonic Adventure 2 sends the Dreamcast off with a "Sonic Boom." AkibaTechno (254) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Very, very, very fun M.Allen (88) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Better than the first one! Baza (1905) 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 (902) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars
Sonics 10 year anniversary is celebrated in style. Sycada (191) 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 (2157) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.9
Overall User Score (68 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic (Jun 27, 2001)
The animation is silky smooth, but the character speech doesn't match up with their lip movements, making it look like a bad martial arts flick. Personally, I thought Sonic was much cooler before they gave him that wimpy voice! I also can't forget to mention the music - it's outstanding. From rock to rap, original songs were specifically composed for each stage. In addition, for those who care, those worthless "Chao" virtual pets are back with some new VMU games. Sonic Adventure 2 is a wild ride, one every Dreamcast owner will appreciate.
95 (Dec 15, 2001)
¿Es Sonic Adventure 2 el mejor juego de plataformas? ¿Es el mejor Sonic? A lo primero yo creo que sí, es el mejor junto a Mario 64, yo no me decido por ninguno de los dos, por que los dos tienen su esencia, su carisma. A lo segundo como todo el mundo dice es el más ambicioso, pero que queréis que os diga, para mi sí, pero eso siempre lo juzgaréis vosotros, yo solo aporto mi humilde opinión de "viciao" xDDD.
Meristation (Jun 26, 2001)
En el 10 año de vida de SONIC, Sega tira la casa por la ventana (esas sonrisas) y nos demuestra que en esto de las plataformas y la velocidad y como diría la canción... Con dinero o sin dinero, hacen siempre lo que quieren y su palabra es la ley, no tiene trono ni reina, ni nadie que lo comprenda, pero SONIC sigue siendo EL REY!.
IGN (Jun 22, 2001)
There's so much I could talk about because Sonic Adventure 2 delivers so much gameplay on one GD-ROM. It's rather unfortunate that some of you dear readers out there, as well as some of my "peers" gave the final verdict to Sonic Adventure 2 without experiencing a lot of the wonderful gameplay modes. I was also teetering on giving this a slightly lower score until I finished the game with the full ending. Even then, there's still a lot of gameplay to enjoy as I have a feeling I'll be replaying the later levels, if not to find hidden areas, but because I want this wonderful feeling to last. Sonic might appear on other next generation systems in the future, but right now, all I care about is playing one of the best Sonic games ever on one of the best consoles ever. If this is the last Sonic game in these declining Dreamcast years, it's satisfying to know that the DC didn't go out with a bang, but with a sonic boom.
Acabando, este es el mejor plataformas de DC de largo y el mejor hasta la fecha de cualquier plataforma. Largo, muy largo, variado (auqnue las fases de exploración pueden llegar a cansar), con una calidad técnica sublime (con el único defecto de la cámara) y una jugabilidad propia de la saga: vertiginosa. La despedida del erizo azul de las consolas SEGA y de su décimo aniversario no podía ser mejor, con un título cinco estrellas. ¿Eres un héroe, o un villano? ¿Salvarás el mundo o lo dominarás? Decídelo jugando a Sonic Adventure 2.
Shin Force (Dec 15, 2001)
If you like top notch action along with a very playable adventure, then look no further. Sonic Team shows the world how to make games (again), and this one's just in time for the celebration... That would be the 10th Anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog!
Gaming Target (Jun 25, 2001)
In my opinion, Sonic Team pulled off a huge feat and made the best Sonic game ever. The characters are great, it’s fast, extremely fun, and it looks magnificent. Even though Sonic Adventure 2 wasn’t a flawless showing for Sonic and this pals, it’s still a must own title for Dreamcast (and Sonic) fans.
Consoles Plus (Jul, 2001)
La réalisation est assez époustouflante. L'animation est speed, la jouabilité instinctive, et on peut désormais jouer à deux. Un des jeux phares de la DC.
92 (Jun 28, 2001)
Ihr wollt den Geschwindigkeitsrausch? Aber auch Shooter-Action? Und Adventure-Flair? Und Mini-Games? All das bietet Euch Sonic Adventure 2 in Prachtgrafik. Zehn Jahre nach dem ersten und äußerst erfolgreichen Sonic-Game, präsentieren die Entwickler wieder einen Top-Hit, der an den Erfolg des Originals anknüpft und sowohl Sonic-Fans als auch Einsteiger begeistern wird: Das Game ist optisch ein Genuss, spielerisch voller Abwechslung und bietet - was bei Konsolenspielen nicht selbstverständlich ist- Langzeitmotivation. Wer den letzten Beweis für das Potenzial der Dreamcast braucht, sollte sofort zugreifen!
The Next Level (USA) (Jul 05, 2001)
And so in conclusion, how much do the downers in Sonic Adventure 2 detract from the game's greatness? Well, I have to say after playing the game through all the way, very little. The game as a whole is good enough to make the problems, in hindsight, seem a bit minor. And while I have to say that as, broken down to it's components, it's a weaker game than its precursor, but on the whole, Sonic Adventure 2 manages to deliver a worthy sequel. Good stuff.
While it’s not perfect by any means, Sonic Adventure 2 is easily the best platform jumper available for the Dreamcast today and a solid contender as one of the top five platformers of all time. By providing players with three distinct characters, all of whom possess unique abilities, this is, essentially, three games in one. While there are some minor control issues that may hamper the fun, the camera has at least shown signs of improvement over the original Sonic Adventure. Some might argue that switching the focus away from the lead character and his unique skills distills the purity of the Sonic license, but the change of pace provided by this system makes for a more complete, challenging and entertaining experience. Even better, you can take a break from your role as a hero and play evil equivalents of Sonic and his friends — further mixing up the levels, goals and storyline.
Gamekult (Jun 25, 2001)
Sonic fait ses adieux à la Dreamcast de la plus belle manière qui soit en offrant aux joueurs ce qui est assurément une de ses toutes meilleures prestations. La Sonic Team réussit le tour de force de préserver tout l'attrait qu'on peut avoir envers un jeu dont l'ossature n'a pourtant pas changé depuis 10 longues années. En apportant toujours plus, en polissant, en améliorant sans relâche au fil du temps. Réalisation en béton, gameplay réussi et durée de vie conséquente permettent à cet ultime épisode de ne pas déroger à la règle. Au même titre qu'un Mario, Sonic a toujours été une valeur sûre, et il le reste cette fois encore.
GamersMark (Jul 25, 2001)
I thought to my self after i played this game "buy the game now!" So what are you waiting for you heard my review go buy the game its awesome. Remember Sonic is Back but with his Evil side!
GamePro (US) (Jun 19, 2001)
Additionally, mastering the controls of six different characters gives Sonic 2 enough variety in its gameplay to make it addicting to the very end. Sonic Adventure 2 continues the Hedgehog?s legacy in impeccable form. Brilliantly showcasing marvelous visuals, hip tunes, and a diversity of playable characters, Sonic runs at supersonic speeds to deafening fun. Feel the rush with one of the Dreamcast?s last fantastic games.
Defunct Games (Feb 27, 2005)
As a whole, Sonic Adventure 2 stands as a remarkable game stemming from pure Sega ingenuity. The controls are familiar and the style and flare from the first has been raised to an entirely new level! Better options, different narrative structure, and new characters bring an onslaught of advancements over the former Sonic Adventure. While many of us are willing to play games that cause you to painstakingly waste time by backtracking for hours on end, the rest of us prefer a quick-paced, action-packed game. And even though Sonic Adventure 2 does lack a sense of complexity, the game is sure not to disappoint with its continuous flow of adventure and exceptional surroundings.
90 (UK) (Jun 23, 2001)
Sonic Adventure 2 is a triumph. Whilst its predecessor was a fantastic game in its own right, it could be a little overbearing with the "adventure" aspect, and with this Sega have gone back to Sonic's roots in style - buy it now.
Power Unlimited (Sep, 2001)
Beste Sonic, namens de gehele redactie en alle lezers van de PU gefeliciteerd met je 10e verjaardag, ouwe egel!
Gamezone (Germany) (Jun 27, 2001)
Sonic Adventure 2 kann seinen Vorgänger noch mal übertreffen und bietet jede Menge Spielspaß für alle Fans des Genres. Allerdings leidet Sonic Adventure 2, wie jedes 3D-Jump´n´Run, teilweise etwas an Unübersichtlichkeit, was den Spielfluss etwas ins stocken geraten lässt.
87 (Dec 04, 2001)
En resumen, un excelente juego de Sonic, probablemente no el mejor, pero sin ninguna duda uno de los más trabajados juegos de plataformas que jamás haya visto la luz en consola alguna. El Sonic Team se merece un enorme aplauso, y el único erizo azul del planeta también; hay que reconocer que es difícil mantenerse en lo más alto durante 10 años sin quedar anticuado ni perder la esencia del comienzo, y él lo ha conseguido. Nuestra próxima cita será en las consolas de Nintendo, donde esperamos con ansiedad su estreno. Yo no me pienso perder la batalla de Sonic y Mario en las propias consolas de la competencia, ¿vosotros?
GameSpot (Jun 19, 2001)
Unlike movie sequels, video game sequels generally have a legitimate chance at being superior to the original. Developers are able to learn new hardware techniques and are able to create a more visually robust product with the sequel, and feedback from critics and consumers alike let them make specific tweaks to the gameplay system. Such is the case with Sonic Adventure 2: Sonic Team listened to the complaints about the first Sonic Adventure--the uninspired voice acting, the camera problems that interfered detrimentally with the gameplay, the tedious and often tiresome adventure sequences--and has responded with Sonic Adventure 2, a streamlined action game that gives a determined nod to the original, and still classic, 2D Sonic the Hedgehog games. The ghosts of those original 2D Sonic titles are exorcised in the game's amazing pace, heart-pounding platform jumping action, and in the unyielding barrage of creatively designed levels--much more so than the original Sonic Adventure.
Power Sonic (Jan 31, 2015)
É inegável que Sonic Adventure 2 é bem mais refinado que o Sonic Adventure. Os épicos bugs de câmera de seu antecessor foram bastante reduzidos, o que não quer dizer que o game não tenha uma câmera perfeita. A Câmera ainda é falha, mas está bem mais aperfeiçoada. Os gráficos continuam tão bons ou melhores que o seu antecessor. As cutscenes não estão ainda ideais, mas foram bastante melhoradas em relação ao antecessor. Os personagens continuam tendo movimentos robóticos e às vezes ficam deformados. De vez em quando eles nem abrem a boca para falar. A dublagem é boa apenas com o áudio em japonês, pois os movimentos da boca ficam bem sincronizados. Já em inglês fica muito estranho. Alguém fala e muito tempo depois ele abre a boca.
Gamer's Pulse (Jun 20, 2001)
The question is how long can the player remain happily engaged in chugging through the limited game modes without asking, “why weren’t all of these incorporated into a single, continuous experience?” The answer for most is: long enough to warrant a purchase. There is a lot to play here, and most of it is fun for a decent while. SA2 is a good title from a great development house, and one of a few good notes for the DC to exit on.
Gamezilla (Jul 26, 2001)
Here is another gem in the Dreamcast library. I beat up the camera angle a little bit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it past those odd situations. In all actuality, SA2 is an excellent purchase title in what will ultimately be a limited number of Dreamcast games released this year. Anyone of any age will enjoy this game if for no other reason than the rocket fast Sonic/Shadow levels and excellent graphics.
Game Vortex (Dec 08, 2002)
It's not perfect, but Sonic Adventure 2 offers plenty of fun to any gamer willing to give it a shot. With sharp graphics, tons of levels, and enough replay value to keep you coming back for more trying to get all of the emblems, you'll find Sonic Adventure 2 is a worthy addition to your Dreamcast library. Yes, I could have done without the Knuckles/Rouge levels, but the rest of the game ranges from solid to brilliant. Good job, Sonic Team.
Planet Dreamcast (Jun 29, 2001)
This is without a doubt one of the best 3D platformers I have ever played on the Dreamcast, or on any other console for that matter. A decade from now when you look back and start waxing nostalgic about platformers, Sonic Adventure 2 will likely spring to mind, and a tear will appear in your eye. Once you wipe the dust from said eye, you'll want to pull the Dreamcast out of the closet and give SA2 a whirl. Most will overlook the game's problems and have a really good time with it. And while it doesn't offer much in terms of innovation or make platform fans out of everyone, gamers itching for a great new Sonic adventure won't likely be disappointed. I can only wish all developers made their games this good.
Like I said earlier, you can choose as either Hero or Dark mode. If you choose Hero you will play as Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. You play as Shadow, Robotnik, and Rouge in Dark mode. Each will take an average gamer between 4 and 8 hours to beat. Both Hero & Dark are about 30 levels altogether and make for a great game filled with action, excitement, and adventure.
Gaming Age (Jun 22, 2001)
Sonic Adventure 2 even with all its faults, is a splendid game that everyone must have in their collection. However, it still can?t be helped that it could have been even greater than it is. It?s still a great Dreamcast farewell present that makes you wonder why the Dreamcast had to die so soon. If you?re a Dreamcast owner you must purchase this title. If you?re not a Dreamcast owner, well, if you got money to spend then go and buy one.
80 (Sep 20, 2009)
Das hört sich bis jetzt alles ziemlich toll an, doch insgesamt war ich von Sonic Adventure 2 sehr enttäuscht. Warum hat man die Oberwelt gestrichen? Gerade sie war ein wichtiger atmosphärischer Bestandteil des ersten Teils. Auch die Story ist nicht mehr so sehr ausgefeilt und die Aufteilung in zwei Spielstränge lässt einem nicht so viele Freiheiten. Ich habe es auch lieber wenn sich viele Charaktere eine Welt teilen und nicht jeder seine eigenen bekommt. Kurz und Knapp: Das Feeling und die Begeisterung aus Teil 1 waren weg! Versteht mich nicht falsch, natürlich macht dieser Sonic-Titel immer noch viel Spaß und weiß dank einiger toll ausgeklügelter Erweiterungen deutlich länger bei Stange zu halten. Auch die Technik ist mal wieder ein Kracher und versetzt einen mehrere Male ins Staunen. Nur das Erlebnis was ich aus Sonic Adventure mitgenommen habe, fand ich hier zu keiner Zeit wieder.
Retrogaming History (Aug 28, 2009)
Sonic Adventure 2 è un platform curato, divertente e con tutte le carte in regola per soddisfare i numerosi fan del genere. Capace d’offrire momenti di vera e propria esaltazione videoludica, quest’ennesima fatica del Sonic Team viene purtroppo pesantemente ridimensionata dal moltiplicarsi di quelle sezioni che, non avendo nulla a che fare con il simpatico porcospino blu e le sue storiche meccaniche, finiscono col tradire un’impostazione di base fondamentalmente vincente.
G4 Tech: Tech TV (Jun 27, 2001)
In the end, "Sonic Adventure 2" is a fairly solid title, but falls short of the mark for a big Sonic release. After completing a stage, you have the option of moving on to four extra missions for that stage (collect 100 Rings, finish in X amount of time, etc.), but it's hard to imagine wanting to play some of these levels more than once. The Chao World provides some replay value, and several stages are excellent showcases of the Dreamcast's still-impressive power, but Sonic fans will need patience to reach the more rewarding final levels.
80 (Jun 19, 2001)
Au final, c'est donc un sonic survitaminé et qui n'a pas pris une seule ride que l'on découvre dans cette seconde mouture. Le jeu est rythmé et varié et ne laisse pas une seule seconde de répit si ce n'est lorsqu'il s'agit de se livrer aux courses de Chaos entre les différentes étapes clés de l'aventure. Voici donc un titre au gameplay et à l'action particulièrement efficaces et qui permettra de découvrir ou redécouvrir Sonic sous son meilleur jour.
Game Revolution (Jul 01, 2001)
In the end, I liked Sonic Adventure 2, but it could have been even better. If only they balanced it with a touch more quality in a couple areas in exchange for all the quantity. But grievances like this don't take away enough to ruin the game. There are these beautiful moments where everything seems to be just right. Where the fastest, most arrogant hedgehog leaves a blue streak through a technicolor world. And I am a wide-eyed boy again, tagging along for the race.
Hur som helst är Sonic Adventure 2 sämre än sin föregångare, men fortfarande en juvel bland många i den kungakrona som får matcha Dreamcasts svepning ned i graven. Om inte annat för att det förmodligen är igelkottens sista Sega-exklusiva framträdande.
Electric Playground (Jul 30, 2001)
In the end, Sonic Adventure 2 is a decent diversion and a good time waster. The game plays just as well as a standalone title as it does as a sequel, since the story is independent of the first. Ultimately though, it doesn't have the "wow" factor that the first game had and is somewhat forgettable after you have played it through. Completionists will want it and Sonic fans will love it, everyone else will play though it, have some fun and then wonder what's next. Were this game released by any other developer it would have been lauded as a good first effort, but as a Sonic Team release it is a bit disappointing. We know they can do better.
Sharkberg (Dec 19, 2015)
If you have a Dreamcast, definitely look into picking this up. It’s a bit more rare (and thus more expensive) than Adventure 1, since this one came out right at the end of Dreamcast’s all-too-short lifespan. But if you have a Gamecube, you can also go for the enhanced edition titled Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, which features more multiplayer levels to enjoy. (I forgot to even mention that there is 2-player split-screen competition in this game. It’s not bad!) Also worth noting, this version of the game has been ported to PS3, Xbox 360, and Steam.