Sonic Adventure DX:
Sonic Adventure DX Directors Cut (NA)
North American box art
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Nintendo GameCube platform icon
Genre(s) Platform

03ESRB - E  01PEGI 3  01CERO A  02USK 6  01Australian Classification Board - G

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Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut is an enhanced remake of the original Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. It was released in North America in 2003 on the GameCube and the PC. In this version, a mission mode is was added. In the mission mode the player completes has to complete certain tasks to get emblems. The graphics have also been enhanced by adding more polygons and makeing the characters brighter. Sonic Adventure DX also includes the feature of Game Boy Advance to Nintendo GameCube Link Cable capatibility for unlockable secrets in the minigames. It also helps you out in the the Tiny Chao Garden. Also, as you progress through the game you will unlock all of the Sonic the Hedgehog games that were released for the Sega Game Gear. The game, however, recieved criticism due to the fact that it had more bugs and glitches than its Dreamcast predesessor.


The game stars Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, E-102 Gamma, and Big the Cat as playable characters. Each character follows a different part of the story, but they all link together. Sonic Adventure DX features two kinds of stages. First are the Action Stages where each individual character must fulfill a unique "goal" in order to complete the stage successfully. Second are the Adventure Fields. Because there is no time limit or goals to complete in the Adventure Field part of the game, you are able to explore without any distractions. However, in order to continue the overall game, it is necessary to find the level up Items that grant your character special powers as well as to locate the various action stage entrances scattered throughout the adventure field. Sonic is the fastest of the characters. There are many different paths to choose in each level. Tails' levels involve racing. Knuckles' involves treasure hunting. Amy's involve not getting captured by the robot zero. E-102 Gamma's levels involve shooting. E-102 Gamma has a timer. With Big the Cat you are fishing. Once you finish the game you can replay levels for better ranks. The missions then involve diffrent tasks. There is also a racing minigame you can play. The boss is either Eggman vs your character, your character vs. another character, or your character vs Chaos.

Levels list


GameGear games list

  • Sonic The Hedgehog 
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2 

Differences between ports

  • The framerate is now 60 frames per second, but due to the game engine it will sometimes drop.
  • New minigames have been added
  • Game Gear game were added
  • More polygons were added, giving the characters a shinier look.


The GameCube port of Sonic Adventure did not receive critical acclaim than the original Dreamcast version. While the Dreamcast version received an overall score of 8.6 by IGN, IGN rated the DX version 5.0 criticizing it for its "horrible" framerate, said to constantly dip up and down between 60 and 30 fps, the music and voice acting as being bad, and a "seriously malfunctioned camera". Gamespot, however, gave it an overall score of 5.7.


  • Sonic Adventure DX was originally supposed to be a GameCube exclusive but a year later was released for the PC. It is now available for download to the Xbox 360 and can be transferred over to the Xbox One.