Most Underrated Sonic Games

In The Sonic The Hedgehog Series (By Sega): There Are The Games That Are Fan Favorite Such as Sonic Adventure 2. However, There Are 5 Games on The Series Have Too Much Hate Showing The Unappreciation They Already Have.

So Let's Get The Love of Those Games and The Rules Are The Same as The Overrated List.
The Top Ten
1 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Product Image

Shame what happened to this game. It was supposed to be released in the fall of 2007 but Microsoft rushed Sonic Team to release it one year earlier as to be Sonic's 15th anniversary game. Resulting in all the issues we have now. I remember playing the demo at a Gamestop with some other kid at the store and we both thought it was bloody amazing. I have a feeling we were playing some demo from the 07 version that we should have gotten. But overall the game isn't as bad as it is portrayed to be; no it isn't trash that belongs in the landfill, no the members of Sonic Team don't need to hang themselves, no it didn't kill the Sonic Franchise. Despite this the game is bad, although I suppose it has an excuse.

For a while, I truly believed this was a bad game. Then I actually bought and played it and realised how stupid I was. Allow me to justify just some of the complaints...

"Sonic's too slow! "
Like someone here already said, that's to emphasise platforming over blind boosting.

"There's too many glitches! "
So? They don't get in your way. Some are fun to execute, like the breakdancing on a box to go to space.

"The loading times are long! "
Not THAT long. Patience, dude. Patience. Just a bit of it.

"Elise kissing Sonic, bestiality! "
This is by far the stupidest reason I've heard. People saying this don't even know what bestiality IS. Bestiality is sexual interaction between a human and an animal. Therefore, it's only bestiality if you're a damn pervert.

I've played a lot of underrated games: Spider-man Web Of Shadows, The Legend Of Spyro Trilogy, Shadow The Hedgehog, Sonic Unleashed, and a few more. We don't get anymore underrated than THIS! This is my all time favorite guilty pleasure and I'm actually proud to say that. The reasons why people hate this game were because of the glitches, load times, frame rate issues on ps3 (Xbox 360 still has a little bit but not a lot) Sonic being slow (which they did to have the game have emphasis on platforming and exploration, which I like) and that kiss. Those are the most bulls*** excuses to hate on a game. I go as far to say this is the BEST ADVENTURE ERA SONIC GAME! Although my favorite Sonic game period is Unleashed.

I Heard The Sonic Adventure 2 Fanbrats Are Screaming At The Top Of There Lungs at Their Lungs Right Now.
Yeah That's Right, The Most HATED Game in The Sonic Franchise Also in My Opinion The Underrated Game of The Franchise. Everywhere on The Internet: The Bad Memes About Sonic 2006 is Starting to Get Really REALLY Annoying Nowdays and it Makes This is Underrated as The Sonic Storybook Series. If You Are a Sonic Fanboy Who Really Hates This Game Need Some Huge Help. Anyways The Game is Great Because Of The Gameplay. I Know it Was Hard to Control Due to The Glitches and Bugs But I Have Fun With The Game To Care. Also They Complain That Soundtrack is too Generic Compared to Previous Games. I Think That it is FANTASTIC, You Don't Want to Listen to Boring Music That's Way People Prefer Sonic Music Over Mario Music Because Sonic Music Has Much More Variety Unlike Mario Music Which They Have Wacky Instrumentals With Too Child Like Themes (No Offensive Koji Kondo) Also They Complain About ...more

2 Shadow the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog Product Image

Urgh. This game gets hated for the most stupid and nitpicky of reasons.

1. The game has guns. Why is that a problem? And don't say it's because it ruins the kid friendly feel of Sonic because Jak II did the same thing to it's kid friendly predecessor, and does that game suck because of it? No.

2. Shadow swears. Again referring back to Jak II and 3, that game had instances where characters said p*** and a**. So people are OK with that but not OK with Shadow saying damn, one of the most minor of swear words?

3. The last story is the only real one. Think about it logically. In order for a game's story to continue there has to be at least one ending that's real. If there was no last story and Shadow was a hero in the next game then it would still have the same complaints that all other endings were fake. That aside who gives a F***? The last level was fun, Devil Doom was epic as hell and you get rewarded with the Shadow Rifle for beating it. Gameplay should matter ...more

Nitpicky fans. Wow.

People hate this game for cussing, vehicles, and guns. Well, tons of raging 7 year olds play Call of Duty... so how is Shadow's game breaking the kid friendly feel of Sonic?...

The cussing is beyond fine. I mean, games like Jak and Daxter have cussing in it. Those games used far worse swear words then "damn" which is the only one Shadow uses. Also, the swearing can be funny at times. "Where's that DAMN fourth chaos emerald?! "

As for guns, at least there's no blood or gore when you shoot something. Also, you don't have to use them.

The vehicles are the same. You don't have to use them.

I wonder why people call it the "Dark age of Sonic". It should be called the Dark age of the Sonic fanbase.

... Honestly I really like this game the vehicles sucked (there was legit no reason to use em.) I will say that but other then that... I like mostly everything else about this game hell I'd say it's one of my favorite sonic games nostalgia might have something to do with that as well but I think the gameplay is fun the story is... um interesting to say the least, the controls aren't half bad I think heroes has WAYY worse controls then this game I think they are very useable, the voice acting is really good in my opinion I really like the va's in this game and jason as shadow is the perfect shadow voice when I think of shadow's voice I instantly think of his it's just really fits shadow for some reason but then again my opinion. The branching paths mechanic is also really interesting and I don't mind that there is a "true ending" it's a fitting reward in my opinion for getting all the "endings".

I was originally going to vote for 06 because my experience contradicts those of others, and I thought everyone was full of crap (I still think people refuse to give credit were it's due because everyone was to disappointed to give positives), but then I noticed more and more people begin to say that this game is nowhere near as bad as it was made out, even though immensely flawed.
But to this day, I vote for this game because this game is hated for ALL OF YHE WRONG REASONS!
Yes, I admit the controls are very flawed, but that's the only actual flaw people ever complain about. Everything else is nothing more than a nitpick.

3 Sonic Unleashed Sonic Unleashed Product Image

Why isn't this number one? Compelling story, groundbreaking graphics for the time, fantastic soundtrack and great gameplay. Gameplay wise, the werehog gets a lot of undeserved criticism, I personally feel they're okay, at times it can be engaging and fun, and while not as good as the sensational daytime stages, they're still not as bad as everyone says they are. The daytime stages are a blast, they are mostly 3D based unlike the overrated game known as Sonic Colors which is 80% 2D block platforming. This game came out after Sonic 06, a bad unfinished game filled to the brim with bugs and glitches, therefore, if it wasn't for this game, we wouldn't have gotten good titles like Sonic Generations, Sonic Colors (good but overrated) and Sonic Forces.

I only played the Wii version regardless of most of this games hate is towards the werehog stages I like it. The night stages scoring system is like sa2b get a certain score to get a s rank while day stages is like rush to the goal as fast as you can.

This game used to be really underrated in the early 2010s. But as of 2017, I don't really think it's underrated anymore. Everyone loves it now. In fact, it's leaning towards overrated nowadays.

Sonic Unleashed was the game that transitioned from the garbage Sonic Games to the good ones. It was the game in between that shift and I think it was pretty decent.

4 Sonic Lost World Sonic Lost World Product Image

This is so underrated. It takes away the boost formula and offers a slower paced adventure. And that's okay. People dislike it because its not the way sonic was meant to be. But who says he can't change. The levels are fun to explore and the game is so freakin wacky. In a good way. It has fun with it self and each level is something new. The 2d stages are simple yet gimmicky. And the 3d stages are exploration based and fun. IGN and gamespot need to realise that this game is for kids and they shouldn't criticize it just because their not the target demographic.

My vote goes to Sonic Lost World. This is one of my favorite Sonic Games and it deserves so much more than it gets. I think that this game really had an interesting idea and had some great mechanics at work. "BUT IT IS TOO SLOW! " This...isn't completely true but that's beside the point. What genre is Sonic supposed to be? A PLATFORMER. Speed is just the reward you get if players platform correctly. "BUT THE PARKOUR SUCKS! " And the reason why is...? Yes, the parkour definitely needs some improvements, but the parkour makes the levels dynamic and I want to see it again. "BUT THERE ARE ATTACK ISSUES". I've never had issues with the attacks at all. "BUT YOU COULDN'T GET A LIFE FROM COLLECTING RINGS IN THE INITIAL RELEASE! " WHAT? 1. They fixed that, 2. Was that what made the Sonic Games so great? "BUT THE BOSSES ARE PATHETIC! " Yes...that's the only argument I agree with. And, NO it is NOT copying Mario Galaxy. He's not in space. And the main reason it doesn't copy Galaxy is because the ...more

When I first played and beat Sonic Lost World I only thought the game was so so. I struggled learning the games controls and new mechanics introduced. There were some levels I absolutely despised. While I didn't think it was a "bad" game, when at first comparing it to some of the previous entries I thought it lacked in some areas like level design. However, after a while playing through it with a more open mind and taking time to learn its mechanics better I soon began to greatly enjoy Lost World. Being able to pull off some stunts with the parkour and getting a really good time on a level were very satisfying. Levels that I didn't care for whether by their gimmick or dieing a lot got better after learning the controls. When I took time to explore the levels, what I though lacked wasn't as bad as I thought. Sonic Lost World when taking it as it is, it's a good solid game. A lot of the complaints I use to have, and I see look more like nitpicks that anything, like Sonic being slow in ...more

I downloaded this game for free with the Mario kart 8 offer, I didn't like it at first, but when I got to world 3 it became really good, also people say that sonic is slow because he uses the spinball instead of speed boost, that is pretty stupid. The only thing I hate about this game is the stupid 6. One resembles Justin Bieber,

5 Sonic and the Black Knight Sonic and the Black Knight Product Image

Worst reasons to hate a sonic game ever!

This game was awesome it made you feel like you were a super fast knight and I understand how the story line was a little lame but who didn't like fighting shadow on the hardest level?

Man I hate this list. Sonic & the Black Knight is overrated with an overall mixed reception (meaning that it got half praise & half criticism).

Well, it does have weird controls, but other than that, it's okay.

6 Knuckles' Chaotix Knuckles' Chaotix Product Image

This needs top be top 1! This is the best Sonic game ever!

I wish this game was in Sonic Gems Collection.

The best soundtrack ever!


7 Sonic Chaos Sonic Chaos Product Image

This game does not get enough attention. Nor does Sonic Triple Trouble.

I added this comment because this duology is overhated for being other Classic Era Sonic gems.

Don't care if its underrated. This game is terrible.

They should reboot this game. It's pretty good.

8 Sonic R Sonic R Product Image

This game is horrible. Personally, I think this thing that calls itself a game is just something that was a test to see if the physics work, not its own game.

Not sure how good this game actually is, but I remembered enjoying it as a kid so it shouldn't be that bad

Nice game! People who complain about controls should stop playing Tails.

I enjoy this game but people just won't shut up about Tails Doll.

9 Sonic Heroes Sonic Heroes Product Image

Best sonic game, but people whine about it constantly. Look at the stages, they are the coolest looking stages and so iconic.

This game is okay, it's not really that great, but it isn't a bad game. I actually like it.

Stupidest reasons to hate a sonic game ever.

This should be number 1

10 Sonic Advance 2 Sonic Advance 2 Product Image

Sonic Advance 2 isn't underrated!

The Contenders
11 Sonic CD Sonic CD Product Image

This is way too low on the list. It has the best soundtrack, a creative time travel gimmick, awesome stages, and it's metal sonic's first game.

Most stupidest game EVER.

People won't shut up about the "i'm outta here" dialouge.

What he said.

12 Sonic Rush Sonic Rush Product Image

This game should be higher. It's actually one the best Sonic games out there. - Drawbox

This game is my childhood. No one really notices that it and its sequels exist nowadays, though. Why? This game is great!

Did a Modern Amy Rose fan put this here? >:(

13 Sonic the Fighters

Its not bad its just boring you can't beat the game while pressing the same button over and over again


14 Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Product Image

This games awesome I like the ball animation, multiplayer and story even though last sory lame you could notplay as Amy in last regardless they gave her a menu theme it would of been better in opinion like chronics dark brotherhood good until ending ver all good I like amy in this game and los world 3ds. Other tan advance series, Amcan curl up in h ball ths game this I prefer than her using he hammer in other gmes you can play as her. Slightly wish you can la as cream iation rae.

Sonic Adventure 2 is a great game with its various levels, multiple characters to play as, and its other features. However, this game definitely is not underrated.

SA2? Underrated? HA! Fans consider it the "absolute best! " Not to mention it's actually awful. Even if it was hated, that's what this pathetic excuse of a Sonic game deserves.

Should be number 1, its been considered overrated for so long that people are suddenly even calling it one of the worst. True sonic cycle.

15 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection Product Image
16 Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity Product Image

Why is this game here? It's so epic! - SpecialFunWorld

17 Sonic & Knuckles Sonic & Knuckles Product Image

Man, this list is disagreeable now. This game is the best Sonic ame ever, so thus it deserves the top 1 spot for sure.

This shouldn't be on the list because this is a good game.

& Knuckles

Oh come on! This is currently the only sonic game that has HYPER SONIC!

18 Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Product Image

Surprisingly, this is much better than Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal. Excluding the unpolished graphics, Fire & Ice's gameplay is more fun and innovative for a Sonic Boom game. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The only good Sonic Boom game


Sonic boom the rise of lyric was a total letdown for Sonic Boom fans but now sonic boom is back and it’s better than ever

19 Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood Product Image

It is a Sonic RPG. That's something that has never been done before and sadly never be done since either, probably because of how poorly this game's sales went. I'm a big fan of the RPG genre so when a series like sonic decided to try one out I was intrigued. I also like the story and the new characters in it. I think the Nocturnus Clan is awesome: especially Shade and Ix, and I also like the various alien races quite a lot. The music... while I can see why people don't like it I don't personally have a problem with it. It's overly simplistic for the most part, and that's better than actually being bad. TWO THEMES, HOWEVER, ARE AMAZING. THE FINAL BOSS AND REGULAR BOSS THEME The last thing that makes this game good for me is the dialog system. While most of the things you say don't really have an effect on the game, I think it's a nice touch. Lastly, I do admit the game has its flaws, with the numerous glitches and exploits I have found with the game and the high expectations ...more

On The DS There Are Many Popular RPGs Such as Pokémon and Final Fantasy. However This is One Overlooked Gem That is Really Great, Which is Sonic Chronicles of Course. Why The Hell Ingore This Great RPG Gem (I Am Not Kidding).It Got a Great Gameplay with a Decent Combo System. I Know I Can 86% Agree On Was The Soundtrack is Somewhat Bad With Some Expections Are The Opening Theme, The Final Boss Theme and All of The Battle (Mostly The 4th Battle Theme).Also, I Wished SEGA Give Bioware Some More Elements For This Game Through.
Anyways-Sonic Chronicles is Great Overlooked RPG Gem That Needed Some More Love From RPGs and The Sonic Fanbase in General.

This game deserves a bit more love. I love the gameplay and how you play it, but I wish the storyline was slightly better and that it was maybe on the wii instead of the DS. Great concept, it just needed refining

The battle system is fun and... das it, what are RPGs? Taking your time, what are sonic games about? Going fast. And the music, oh god the music, it's a complete ear sore

20 Sonic 3D Blast Sonic 3D Blast Product Image

I love this game.

Everyone hates this game mainly because "IT'S SLOW! "

Seriously? The other reasons is because of the camera angle, the "repetitive" objective, bad controls, and level design.

The camera angle is creative in my perspective. I think it's cool for a 3D game.

Every game is repetitive. Yes, Sonic, Zelda, Mario, Halo, Call of Duty... IT'S ALL REPETITIVE. Deal with it!

The controls are fine in my opinion. Just hold the top and right d-pad to control Sonic. It's simple! Just need to get used to it and they'll seem amazing!

Level Design is perfect for the game. You can't mess up that easily. It's that simple.

The game is underrated. I love this game, but it's probably the work of the whiny emo teens we call "Sonic Fans" who always complain about every game.

This game is hated for it's bad control. If you are talking about the Genesis version, I understand, but the Saturn version, you can buy an Analog Stick controller, which makes the game MUCH MUCH easier to control.

Way too underrated, just a forced game for journalists to consider the start of the "dark age". in my opinion it's graphics go right there with DKC2, and the music...its absolutely godly.

If you want to play the Genesis version with a joystick or something then buy a SEGA arcade stick.

21 Sonic Battle Sonic Battle Product Image

This game is overrated, you mean. Mixed to positive reviews, 2D character sprites, horrendous music, etc... This game sucks!

Pop Quiz: What is The Best Sonic Fighting Game For The Game Boy Advance? It's Sonic Battle. This Game Never Dissapoint With a Great Fighting System, Good/Reused Sprites, A Awesome Soundtrack and One of The Most Epic Plot in The Entire Sonic Series so Far. I Find This Underrated Because Most of The Fans Never Heard of It or Never Seen it Before. I thing is a Great Fighting Game For Sonic and a Great Fighting Game in General That Even Beats Sonic The Fighters. The Only Problem is That The Characters Voices is Reused Too Much and Its Get Annoying at Times But Still a Great Game.(For The GBA)

I only played this once, but its good. Thde animation is its main flaw. Its sega equalevent to smash minus the smash ball. Better than 4 because this actually have useful characters and a vgood roster.

Good game

22 Sonic and the Secret Rings Sonic and the Secret Rings Product Image

Its terrible, controls badly and is overall a tease of whatever else was to come out on the wii (which was pretty solid, yes even the black knight). - DensestPotato

The Controlls are bad, but the story level design and soundtrack are amazing.

It's not unplayable like free riders.

This game very cool 06 I can see why it is hated, but it is still fine. - DCfnaf

23 Knuckles the Echidna In Sonic the Hedgehog 2
24 Sonic Forces Sonic Forces Product Image

It's okay. The game was too short and levels took too short of time to go through, but the character builder and the look of it was nice. - Wolfy_29

This game is okay to be honest. Problem is the team took more time making the engine than making the actual game, that's why it ended up being extremely short and easy.
It's not bad, but it's not that great.
Soundtrack kicks ass though. - MasterCreepy

This game is the complete definition of overhated. It gets way to much crap from everybody, when it really isn't that bad. - FarrowtheEdgehog15

This is not a bad game

25 Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games Product Image

GET THIS GAME OFF THE LIST NOW. This is one of the best games ever!

Does this really count as a Sonic game? Yes, Sonic's there, but it's a Nintendo exclusive which, as evidenced by Colours, wouldn't mean anything if it weren't for the fact that Mario's always treated as more prominent. - Edgehog05

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