Most Overrated Sonic Games

The Top Ten

1 Sonic Adventure 2 Sonic Adventure 2

Best Sonic game ever? Ha! Yeah right. SA1 was awesome and deserves all the love it gets. This game is only okay at best for me. After all, I only like the speed stages (minus crazy gadget) and two mech shooting stages. That's not even half the game! Sure it has the best 3D multiplayer in the battle port but I think the Genesis and Sonic 4 games have better multiplayer. Not to mention the inconsistent story, crappy camera, mad space, meteor herd and crazy gadget being stages I loathe, I dislike this game. I respect you opinion if you like the game, but I'm not as nostalgia blinded or community blinded as I once was. At best, part of the game is fun making it an okay, somewhat solid game but at worst, the game is so poorly designed it blows.

Best Sonic game ever? Not a chance! In fact, I think this game is still overrated because people try to say that more than 1/3 of this game is good (but they fail miserably at it)! I applaud the extremely high replay value (actually, this game has too much replay value for its own good. 180 EMBLEMS THAT REQUIRE EVERY A RANK?! That's too crazy, especially in the case of Treasure Hunting and Hard Mode stages!) and improved graphics and voice acting, but other than that, everything else just takes a step backwards (treasure hunting was hit insanely hard with a nerfed radar and a nerfed hint system that was an exact equivalent of having NO hint system if you don't know the level design. Shooting stages were hit pretty hard to with linear level design not built around very clunky controls.), even the speed stages (to those of you who think Adventure 1's sonic stages were already linear, Speed Highway says hello, along with 7 other stages. That said, Adventure 2's speed stages are mostly ...more

Thing is though, SA1 had Big the Cat, horrible lip sinking, god awful voice acting, and the camera was probably a bigger enemy then Eggman's robots and Chaos combined. I'd say the adventure series as a whole was bad and super overrated. I respect your opinion if you like either two, but nostalgia is definitely a huge factor for why these games are loved. If they came out today, I'm pretty sure it would get bashed harder than Sonic 06 and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

This game is horrible here are some reasons why;
You can't here the voices since there's loud music
Rouge the bat
Knuckles stages
The camera angle
And the number one reason why this game was bad is...
Shadow. Before you fanboys and fangirls start hating me here is my reason
Shadow is overrated, he has a bad personality and overall he's just a sonic recolor.

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2 Sonic CD Sonic CD

Well This Game is Good. But I Think The Award For The Best Sonic Game Ever is Getting Replaced Because Due To The Level Design, Generic Boss Battles and The Overrated JAP/EUP Soundtracks. As For The US Version: it is Very Underrated. Anyways Sonic CD is Good, But Not That Good and No It is Not The Best Sonic Game Ever.

This is great it might not be the best sonic game but its good even if the Japanese and europa versions were different also metal sonic first appearince

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3 Sonic Colours Sonic Colours

I do love this game but I think it gets WAY too much attention because of the wisps I mean sure they're good but it's not speedy which is what sonic unleashed was and people say that this game brought sonic back to fame but I think unleashed did that.

I'm sorry, but I don't like this game at all. There's far too much 2.5D, which isn't very impressive. There's barely any 3D, which means you can't really explore the vibrant landscapes. And the voice acting is really annoying too, although Roger Craig Smith definitely improved since this game.

"Sonic Colours" is definitely overrated!
I strongly prefer "Mario Colours".

Uh, no. This game gets hate from all of the genesis fans. - DCfnaf

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4 Sonic R Sonic R

Everyone and their grandma hates this game, so I don't think this game is overrated

5 Sonic Generations Sonic Generations

Good but WAY OVERRATED The 2D Modern Sonic sections are HORRENDOUS Classic Sonic stages were okay and about half of the Modern Sonic were AWESOME and the other half were either okay or RETARDED And Sonic Colors and Unleashed were FAR Superior to this and even the Adventure games were better

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6 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Old is great for a video game! Also, this game is great!

I know They Are Both Great Genesis Games. But They Are Getting A Little Too Old Really Fast (At Least There Are Still Fun Classic)

No, it's underrated. This game is getting more and more hate due to Sonic Adventure series.

Horrible difficulty balancing, horrible special stages, no save feature, boring boss fights, and too many horribly placed enemies and hazards

7 Sonic Unleashed Sonic Unleashed

This game was never supposed to exist anyways. Besides, Pac-Man Unleashed would be much better.

Yeah, pacman would obviously be amazing as a were whatever pacman is. I was being sarcastic by the way

Do people seriously count werehog stages appropriate for a Sonic game?!

8 Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut

The whole Sonic Adventure series sucks major balls anyways.

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9 Sonic Rush Sonic Rush

I Have NO Idea How Everyone Likes This...

BORING LEVEL DESIGN, NOT A TON OF REPLAY VALUE, And A Bad Soundtrack... Please do me a favor, and play sonic rush adventure.

This should be top 1, not a Classic Sonic game!

Seriously, Modern Sonic is overrated & Classic Sonic is overrated!

Levels sucked, music sucked, story sucked, Sonic's slow even whioe boosting, Sonic Rush Adventure for the win!

Agreed! Sonic Rush was too hard for me! And Sonic should just die!

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10 Sonic and the Secret Rings Sonic and the Secret Rings

Wait what? OVERRATED? Yeah, this game actually got good reviews from critics. Believe it or not IGN said it was better than Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.
So a game with fidgety controls and level designs that might as well be train tracks is better than Sonic Adventure 2 Battle? Seriously?

This game shall be replaced by "Pac-Man & the Secret Rings".

I strongly prefer "Mario & the Secret Rings".

I like megaman and the secret rings

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The Contenders

11 Sonic Adventure Sonic Adventure

How dare this be top 12. Some considered Sonic Adventure to be the best Sonic game (or so one of the best) so thus Sonic Adventure should be top 1.

It's a bit overrated but still AN EPIC START TO SONIC'S 3D GAMES

This list has Sonic games that are not even overrated, people are just dumping random games on here.

Sonic Adventure should be ripped off by Pac-Man Adventure.

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12 Sonic Advance 3 Sonic Advance 3

Even though the Sonic Advance trilogy one of the Modern Sonic games that are literally great, please see Cris Dude's "Top 5 Overrated Sonic Games" for proof. I can actually have a lot of fun with being pressured to get all the much Chao there is during the gameplay.

13 Sonic Dash Sonic Dash

I forgot to add Sonic Dash to the list. The graphics are rather run-of-the-mill. There are very little music tracks. There is no story. Modern Amy Rose is in this game. The gameplay is retro/arcade-style but rather repetitive and pressuring. I give Sonic Dash a 5/10.

14 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

I bet the reason why Sonic '06 gets its wild fanbase is how Amy Rose and Pricness Elise III are portrayed! Why are people sexist?! These HIDEOUS aspects never make a game.

15 Sonic Spinball Sonic Spinball

More like "underrated". This game is perfect with graphics, music, nostalgia cause, adaptions, being a Classic Era game, the worlds & etc..

This should be top 1! Seriously, I don't want to get this awful game again! Why do people prefer Modern Sonic over Classic Sonic?!

16 Sonic Battle Sonic Battle

Very overrated indeed that it deserves the top 1 spot. Many seem to know about this game, and Amy Rose has no reason to be in this 2D crap game.

There was no real reason for Amy Rose to have a sisterly relationship with Cream the Rabbit/arch-rivalry with Rouge the Bat. It could be executed tolerably. But guess what?! They made Amy Rose a dainty, bad-tempered, silly, overrated jerk and Rouge the Bat has the personality of Lola (from Shark Tale). This makes the Sonic Adventure duology look as underrated as Knuckles' Chaotix (Knuckles the Echidna and the Chaotix are both very overrated for being upbeat, useful and specially capable).

Who can argue? This game is 2-D & should be ripped off by Pac-Man Battle & Sonic Battle crossovers. Also, shouldn't there be a Sonic Battle 3D/3DS sequel?

Crap. I meant to say "Knuckles the Echidna and the Chaotix are both very underrated for being upbeat, useful and specially capable. Either way, this needs to be in the top 5s. Commentators on the Gligar13Vids video "BAD GAMES: Sonic Battle" act like this game is awesome very angrily. For me, Sonic Battle deserves a mixed reception.

17 Sonic Advance Sonic Advance

The weakest of the 3 advance games in my opinion. There are 4 characters, but the levels are all the same and as a result the characters unique abilities feel underused. Plus after Ice Mountain the level design takes a nosedive with terrible pit and enemy placement, and TOO MANY SPIKES!

Isn't the only way to get the good ending getting all the 7 Chaos Emeralds only as Sonic the Hedgehog so he could turn into Super Sonic?

Sonic Advance: a game with terrible graphics (which is not worse than the 2-D animation & character voices), & inappropriately positive reception. Also, Sonic is not awesome! Pac-Man is much better. Let Pac-Man replace Sonic & let there be a Sonic & Pac-Man Archie Comics.

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18 Sonic Heroes Sonic Heroes
19 Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Modern Amy Rose fans (that pathetically overrate this girl due to her mean-spirited demeanor, how she gets riled up, her arch-rivalry with Rouge the Bat, her sisterly relations with Cream the Rabbit, fangirling over Sonic and dress skirt that sticks out like a tutu) would rage when they see the Modern Sonic games (take for instance, the one and only Sonic RPG and quite a disappointment) on the list. Say, did I, Kieran Glen Harris Stark put this here, by the way?

20 Sonic Shuffle Sonic Shuffle
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Top Remixes

1. Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
2. Sonic CD
3. Sonic Unleashed
1. Sonic Adventure 2
2. Sonic R
3. Sonic Generations
1. Sonic and the Secret Rings
2. Sonic Dash



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