Top Ten Sonic the Hedgehog Video Games With the Best Graphics

The Top Ten
1 Sonic Unleashed Sonic Unleashed Product Image

The opening cutscene and the final boss cutscenes featuring Dark Gaia prove that this game was ahead of its time. Almost Pixar-quality, if I do say so myself. If the entire game's cutscenes were redone in the same style and quality as the opening, it would make the perfect movie. Not to mention the Werehog's outstanding fur graphics and the environments of the continents. Blown away that this game was the successor of Sonic '06; they're so far apart, both game and graphic-wise.

This games graphics looks really over done but in a good way in some sorts, the only problem with the engine is obviously the frame rate, if unleashed were to be brought to the ps4 or pc that handle graphics and specs better than the 360 and PS3 then no other sonic game could compare to unleashed.

I loved the realistic looking graphics and while the characters didn't look realistic they looked like cartoon characters in the real world.

The only problem I had with the good graphics is that it would lag at random points. But that's what happens with Sonic moving at his fastest and beautiful graphics

2 Sonic Generations Sonic Generations Product Image

I love the graphics on this game. I used to want this game on Wii (even though it never came out for wii) when I did not have an Xbox 360. I see why a Wii version was never released. THe graphics are amazing.

I love the graphics for this game, but what did they do with Modern Sonic's lips?

While not as good as Unleashed's graphics, the graphics in this game were still great and at times are quite gorgeous (most notibly in Sky Sanctuary)

3 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Product Image

I quite hate the graphics of Sonic Next-Gen. They are silly, dull, modern (not that I don't like the modern times, it is just executed in a somewhat excruciating way) and outdated. If anything, the Sonic games for the SEGA Genesis deserve to be higher. Sonic Next-Gen has a silly fanbase as well as a wild hate-base. If anyone hates Modern Sonic, other people could hate you even more if you hate Sonic Next-Gen.

Although this game is trash it has pretty good graphics but I think it deserves to stay in 3rd place!

I wish the Wii version of this wasn't cancelled.

This game belongs in the trash.

4 Sonic Colors Sonic Colors Product Image
5 Sonic Lost World Sonic Lost World Product Image

Wonderful graphics and level design. Definitely a Solid game worth picking up.

The Wii U's graphics irritated me actually.

6 Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Product Image

Sorry, but graphics in this game are just awful! And hard to look at them! They just annoy me a lot! PS2 Graphics are even a quit bit better...

Nah these graphics were awful. Nothing compared to lost world.

Unlike 06, this game's graphics literally annoy me!

Even if not an amazing game, the graphics were good...

7 Sonic 3 & Knuckles Sonic 3 & Knuckles Product Image

Nothing wrong with preferring this game over a Modern Sonic game. Take for instance, presentation-wise. We didn't have Modern Amy Rose back then.

Just because games have good graphics don't mean they're good. Call the genesis dated you want, but Sonic games on that system were the best

Best sonic game graphics. I really like how stuff look in that game.

8 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Product Image
9 Shadow The Hedgehog Shadow The Hedgehog Product Image

Love the graphics

10 Sonic Heroes Sonic Heroes Product Image
The Contenders
11 Sonic Forces

Graphics looks nice in my opinion.

12 Sonic And The Black Knight Sonic And The Black Knight  Product Image
13 Sonic Adventure 2 Sonic Adventure 2 Product Image

I love Sonic Adventure 2's graphics mainly because they are similar to the graphics of Super Monkey Ball (original) except they are more retro!

14 Sonic CD Sonic CD Product Image
15 Sonic Adventure Sonic Adventure Product Image
16 Sonic Mania Sonic Mania Product Image
17 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Product Image
18 Sonic the Hedgehog

I put the original 16-bit version on the list. This game has such underrated graphics. What's wrong with 16-bit graphics with no flickering issues, extraordinary sights (especially how the sky in Starlight Zone is starry) and etc?!

19 Sonic X-Treme
20 Sonic R Sonic R Product Image

What's to expect from a video game released in the 5th generation era of gaming?

21 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Product Image

Really nice graphics!

22 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics Product Image

Good for a 2011 game, even thou I'm an adult, I got addicted to this game!

23 Sonic Blast
24 Knuckles' Chaotix Knuckles' Chaotix Product Image
25 Sonic the Fighters

Yeah, I said it, Modern Purists of the broken Sonic fanbase that like anti-feminism! Like Sonic Adventure 2, the graphics and environments are heavily reminiscent to the original Super Monkey Ball, which I blatantly love! - Kieran Stark aka The Ultimate Daredevil

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