NFG Summary:Sonic Adventure 2 makes a triumphant return on Xbox LIVE Arcade, offering players the ultimate choice between saving the world as a hero or conquering it as a villain. With a full cast of beloved characters, an array of exciting stages, and the addition of Chao Gardens, this remastered HD edition delivers non-stop action and thrilling two-player competitive modes for an immersive and nostalgic gaming experience.

Categories: 3D, Platformer
Meta Score: 73
User Score: 84.0
Platform: Dreamcast, PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, GameCube
Publisher Names: Sega
Support Language: English*, French*, Italian*, German*, Spanish – Spain*, Portuguese – Brazil…
Publish Date: 2002-02-11

PC Requirements:


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 or AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 30 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 720p Low @ 30 FPS. Requires a CPU which supports the AVX and SSE4 instruction set.


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 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!

Positive Comment(s)

The way the Advance interacts with the Cube is flawless, and if you have Sonic Advance (and we recommend you pick it up), it’s a nice touch, with lots of promise for future games.90Hot Games
If you’ve played or owned the Dreamcast version though, there isn’t much new to do.87GameBiz
Despite the messy structure, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle is still up there with the best of them, knocking most of the competition for six. And that’s what counts. [GamesMaster Magazine]87Games Radar
A particularly good example of why SEGA and Sonic Team are so revered within the games
Blazes across your screen with incredible graphics, addictive gameplay, and deep play options. Sure, it’s not flawless, but it’s definitely worth playing.84GameSpy
A sprawling, complicated adventure. [Mar 2002, p.132]84Nintendo Power
Aside from the camera-angle blemish, Sonic 2 for the Gamecube is still loads of fun.80GamePro
A fairly solid title, but it falls short of the mark for a big “Sonic” release.80G4 TV
If you can keep yourself from blinking, you might be able to help the little furry freak collect his golden rings, like some sort of crank-addicted Hobbit.80Maxim Online
This is an excellent addition to the Sonic series. There are features to unlock, rings to collect and fights to be won. Mario will not be sad, you can play this game without fear of him getting upset.80ARHaslage

Negative Comment(s)

The fact that most gamers have seen all of this before makes it a bit more difficult to see this game’s strengths, while making its weaknesses that much more apparent.75Electric Playground
The Sonic levels are explosive as ever, although the control isn’t nearly as refined as it should be. The rest of the stages in the game are poorly concocted and void of fun. [Mar 2002, p.81]75Game Informer
Even on a system where you’d never expect to see the blue streak, there are plenty of classic wide-eyed moments of joy following the heels of the world’s fastest, most arrogant hedgehog.75Game Revolution
Unfortunately Knuckles/Rogue gameplay, camera problems, some sound problems and limited replay value hurt the game in the long run.70Nintendophiles
Sonic and Shadow’s levels are incredibly enjoyable, but the other levels lack the same level of polish and excitement. The game as a whole is great, but hindered by some camera and control issues.70GamerWeb Nintendo
A far cry from the Sonic of the early 90’s.70Nintendojo
Anyone who paid for a Sonic title will be racing hedgehogs only 33 percent of the time, and that just isn’t enough.70Adrenaline Vault
I’m more annoyed by the gameplay mechanics and head-spinning level design than I am satisfied.69IGN
While it has its moments, its lack of refinement makes playing it a disjointed and frustrating experience.68GameSpot
Though the new multiplayer levels are nice, fixing the horrible camera should have been the priority. [Mar 2002, p.139]67Electronic Gaming Monthly

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