Most Overrated Sonic Games

The Top Ten

1 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

Some of the game is good. Other sections very boring and dull. The game has not aged well at all. Adventure 1 was a much better game.

More like underrated, everyone is on this game now.

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2 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.

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

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.

This game is mediocre at best

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3 Sonic CD

Most underrated sonic game

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

4 Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

Best Sonic game my ass. The only reason fans give this game so much praise is because of nostalgia. Only a third of this game is good. The rest of the stages are the below par mech stages and the bad emerald hunting stages, these are designed poorly and go on for way too long. They butchered the radar system from Adventure 1, which was actually very useful and was easier to complete levels with. Also, the mech shooting stages have no proper sense of control, therefore making it very easy to screw up. At least, Sonic/Shadow's levels are fun, fast action with fun platforming. This game is alright, but it is certainly not the best Sonic game ever, hell, it doesn't even make the top 5 Sonic games, Sonic Adventure 1 is clearly the better experience, at least half of that game is good. To add on to that, Sonic Unleashed gets so much negativity, even though half of that game is really good.

5 Sonic Adventure DX
6 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.

Like this game but I agree.

7 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

WHAT SONIC GENERATIONS IS OVERRATED AS SA2 BO... Gunshot.Yes I Know This Game is Great and All. But All The Problems Are: Only 9 Stages, 6 Bosses and The Final Boss is BullShit. Anyways, This is Not Bad, But I Think Sonic Colors is Way Better Than This.

8 Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The reason why I find sonic 2 way too overrated is for multiple reasons. The fact that some say it's the best game of all time or the only good sonic game. Also the camera is sometime garbage and the level design is too frustrating. Combine that with the fact that getting a game over get you back to the beginning of the game and we have by far the most frustrating sonic game of all time. And its not like they can't let you continue your game at the time. Mario lost levels let you do this and it release 8 years before sonic 2! Oh! And knowing this fact, the death egg and the special stages are lame.

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)

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

This is the most overrated Sanic game -- if only for it's the ONLY overrated Sanic game.
I love this game to death, yes, but considering many people say it's the BEST Sanic game or the last GOOD one, I just...

There are at least 5 Sanic games better than this one, and here they are:
5. Sonic CD
4. Sonic 3 & Knuckles
3. Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) (yes I love that one)
2. Sonic Colors
1. Sonic Generations

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9 Sonic Riders
10 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".

Nahh what about mario and the secret stars

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The Contenders

11 Sonic and the Black Knight

I PUT SONIC & THE BLACK KNIGHT ON THE LIST TWICE! Just because I find Sonic & the Black Knight to be one of the most overrated Sonic games doesn't mean I do not need to check whether I already have Sonic & the Black Knight on the list or not. And I have this game on the list! People only love Sonic & the Black Knight because of the aspects of Modern Sonic games (especially Modern Amy Rose, who has accused Sonic for forgetting her date WHICH SHE DAMN WELL DESERVED! All of the members of Team Sonic need way more love than Amy Rose, and so do many other hyper-strong characters like Blaze the Cat and Team Dark). - The Ultimate Daredevil of North America (aka Kieran Stark).

12 Sonic R

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

Well it's more or less Sonic R's soundtrack that's overrated than the actual game itself. - GamingDude888

13 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?!

OVERRATED! THIS GAME GETS MORE HATE THAN PRAISE, HATE IT DOESN'T DESERVE! "Oh, but Sonic is a wolf, which is different, and it is so not Sonic.". SO WHAT?! THE WOLFHOG WAS THE BEST PART OF UNLEASHED ASIDE FROM THE FINAL FIGHT AGAINST DARK GAIA (I'm talking about the HD version by the way). "It's not as fast as the hedgehog.". WELL I DON'T CARE! SONIC IS NOT ALL ABOUT SPEED, HE IS A PLATFORMER! ARE YOU REALLY GOING WITH THE "It's different from other Sonic games" EXCUSE? IGNORANT HYPOCRITICAL FOOL!

14 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!

Screw 2-D Sonic anyways.

15 Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut

I've never even heard of this. - RalphBob

The whole Sonic Adventure series sucks major balls anyways.

16 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.

Modern Era of Sonic being inferior to the Classic Era/Sonic Boom Era of Sonic in a nutshell.

It's sad that my comments get thumbed down whenever I say that a Nintendo/Sonic game in the 1990s in much better than this. :(

17 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.

18 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.

19 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?!

20 Sonic Advance Trilogy

Really, dude?! The Sonic Advance games/trilogy is already on this list! I would put the Sonic Advance trilogy on my list of "Top 15 Greatest Sonic the Hedgehog Games" like Nathaniel Bandy did on his video that was not his list of best Sonic games. - The Ultimate Daredevil, who gives the Sonic Advance trilogy a 4/5

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Top Remixes (4)

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 Adventure 2 Battle
2. Sonic Adventure DX
3. Sonic Adventure 2

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