Worst Sonic the Hedgehog Games

Sonic the Hedghog is one of the greatest video game characters ever. But does that mean all his games are good? Hell no. The blue blur himself has been in some downright terrible games. Here are what I consider to be his worst.
The Top Ten
1 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

This game was meant to introduce Silver, and he played a vital role in the story. Unfortunately, there were a lot of glitches and inflexible gameplay for a Sonic game, but it was rather fitting for the world they were in. The music was good, the story made sense once the characters were introduced, and Elise played the damsel in distress. Sonic saves the damsel in distress, and in this situation, he's the one who needs her. She's just a role to fulfill the story, and the end, it never even happened. The game had potential, and throughout every bad moment I played, the music helped get me through. It was perfect for the game, and the final boss track? Flawless. It has classic Sonic written all over it. Although this isn't the greatest game SEGA has made, it had potential to be great.

I honestly think people are overreacting to this game. You think sonic drift or blast is better than this? Please. Yes, it is glitchy. But really, does it really bother you? Can't you just ignore it and just play the game? The only thing that you have to really actually restart is the silver glitch, and that only happens if you purposely try to do so. About the game play, the stages are good. The music is awesome. Face it. The new character designs-that egg an nipple thimbles is all in your head. Those are not random, Those are actually how some jackets button. About the romance-If you think that's weird, that it's the same like anything else like why is Mario battling turtles? Why is sonic an animal fighting a jackass scientist? So that is not a case. I honestly think you guys are just making the game not enjoyable for yourselves. The glitches are small, except the silver boss fight, and that only happens if you try to make it happen. Every game has glitches. Sonic 3 has MORE ...more

Everything about this game smells bad. Graphically it might good in some things like: a few cut scenes and some of the music works, but everything else is a complete disaster. The story is some of the worst even for a Sonic game, the characters are never a joy to see on screen, the new characters added are pretty bad. Silver the Hedgehog is bland and uninteresting, and Mephiles is a forgettable villain. Elise is possibly the worst princess in all of gaming. Not useful, doesn't seem to understand anything going on around her and gets kidnapped too many times!

You think Peach was the worst of it? I believe she has gotten kidnapped by Bowser 12 times in separate games. In this game Elise gets kidnapped 7 times! And do not get me started with that infamous kiss scene near the end of the game. And I've been told that fans to this very day even still defend scenes like this?!

The ultimate blunder is how awful the controls are. Every character moves too fast, so fast they can ...more

This game is horrible. The only thing I liked was it's soundtrack and it's graphics. Their is so much wrong with this game. There are glitches everywhere, Bad Side-Missions, the game wants to load everything and the list goes on. The thing I hate the most about this game is Princess Elise because she is scared of everything. You even have to carry her through some of the levels. Why Why can't she do it herself? Sonic also loves her as well. Why Sonic would you love someone that is scared of everything? When Sonic dies Elise kisses him and that bit made me want to throw up. This game actually nearly killed the Sonic Franchise.

2 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Of course the only reason Sonic 06 is above this is because of how much more known it is than Boom. Sonic 06 may have been glitchy and had plenty of control issues, but it is a masterpiece compared to this pile of crap. 06 is fast, has multiple new characters (Silver), lasting legacy (Generations Crisis City), in spirit has a good soundtrack and is a commercial success (Platinum Hits on Xbox 360). Rise of Lyric on the other hand is hella slow, cheaply combatted, it's not even a Sonic Team made game, so it isn't even a real Sonic game, had a forgettable yet horrible soundtrack, was very short, and only sold 620,000 copies! It's the lowest selling in the series. Anybody who says 06 is still the worst is just sick in the head.

Horrible glitches, horrible voice acting, the characters are slow, generic villain, Knuckles is an idiot, and Shadow is a jerk for no reason. So glad the Sonic Boom games are not canon. Yes, Sonic '06 is a horrible game too, it also has horrible glitches, a generic villain, Princess Elise, bestiality, and Silver was really stupid in that game...but some of the glitches were funny, the plot was complex and not that bad and the game would have had better story results had SEGA gave the game more TLC, some of the cutscenes were amazing and realistic looking, and the music was memorable and awesome. Also, Sonic '06 was an accident. It was the first time SEGA failed to make a good game by rushing the game production for Christmas. It should have been a lesson learned. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric has no excuse.

Sonic 06 had some redeeming qualities about it, but this game has nothing redeemable at all. I can't believe this isn't 1. In fact, almost every person I see on the internet who say 06 is worst than boom admit that he or she has not played boom, but most people who have played both say boom is worse. I'm guessing this is the case here because nobody in the comments section even properly explain why 06 is worse. And when they do give a reason, it is usually boom is playable and 06 isn't. That is a lame excuse because 06, while very terrible, is still playable, and the real unplayable game is free riders.

This...THIS...NEEDS to be number 1. Sonic 06 was awful but it did some things right. Rise of lyric didn't do anything right. The music lets start cause sonic 06 succeeded that and rise of lyric...sorta has none. I mean it does but its always blocked out by when the characters say stuff but they say it ALL the time! The controls are like mixing Sonic 3D Blast on the genesis and sonic the fighters together and there that is Rise of Lyric's controls. Yep. The redesigns make me puke and they do awful one liners and they break the 4th wall ALL the time. The graphics look like a poor glitchy demo for the PS3. The multiplayer is bad and the glitches are so bad well except for the Knuckles infinite jump glitch cause that made the game more short for me! Yay! Oh yeah frame rate...slower than Sonic Labryinth. Overall this game is so bad and the people who keeps defending it...please die...please die.

3 Sonic Labyrinth

Wow! This isn't at number 1? This game was so slow, horrible controls, terrible level design, dull graphics compared to the good Sonic titles on the Game Gear, and this game was just horrible! This game should cost you a penny at the most, and was definitely the worst ever Sonic game. And why is Sonic and the Secret Rings not on here? That game traumatized me.

This game is possibly the hugest disappointment in video game history, hands down. I doubt even 06 was worse. I may even go as far as to say that it is not a Sonic game at all because to me, what makes a Sonic game a Sonic game is the adventurous feel and the needs-a-doctor sick music.

What do we have here? A bundle of poor gameplay, lazy and terrible level design, a camera worse then Bubsy 3D, TERRIBLE controls, and to top that off the exact opposite of what Sonic stands for: NO SPEED!

Bad graphics, no jumping, slow, boring, can give seziures if you get the invincibility power up, the power-up designs are lazy, the game is too short, and the only "Good" thing about the game is the music.

4 Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis

Hands down the worst port in Sonic history. The game is impossible to complete in many ways. The music is completely massacred as it's been replaced with horrible junk that sounds like somebody playing the clarinet while farting. It takes forever for Sonic to move up from the ground and to get back, and it takes even longer for him to jump from one platform to another. I don't know what Sega was thinking. Were they on crack? Possibly.

Let's review Sonic the Hedgehog (for the Sega Genesis) zones.

Green Hill Zone gets 9/10 stars.

Marble Zone gets 9/10 stars.

Spring Yard Zone gets 9/10 stars. It was a classic plains course that started the whole Sonic franchise.

Labyrinth Zone gets 9/10 stars. It was awesome and Sonic 1 has perfect graphics and music.

Starlight Zone gets 9/10 stars.

Scrap Brain Zone gets 9/10 stars.

Final Zone gets 9/10 stars.

Let's review the Sonic Genesis stages

Green Hill Zone: 5/10 stars.

Marble Zone: 5/10 stars.

Spring Yard Zone: 6/10 stars.

Labyrinth Zone: 5/10 stars.

Starlight Zone: 6/10 stars.

Scrap Brain Zone: 6/10 stars.

Final Zone: 5/10 stars.

Sonic the Hedgehog (for the SEGA Genesis) is one of the best Sonic games ever! It started the whole Sonic franchise but did not introduce Sonic the Hedgehog (Rad Mobile did) but did introduce Dr. Eggman (he is so perfect as Classic Eggman). ...more

I can't think of a more cruder way to make a port of an old Sonic game than this one. Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis for the GBA sucks hard. Let's say that it's mid-2007 and you're both a Nintendo and Sega fan. You are off on a road trip through upstate NY with your friends. You decide to play on your old GBA SP. You have the port of Sonic 1. You start playing it, and you start raging in your head. You then decide to play Pokemon Diamond on your DS, it's that bad. Don't take this game on road trips. Your time as a Sonic fan will end quickly. Why does this port suck? It has godawful music. It was released on the same day as Sonic 06. Slowdown issues and glitches. Just like Sonic 06, it was rushed. Go screw yourself, Sonic Genesis for the GBA.

No. Please don't get this game confused with the Megadrive original. This game is not the original, it's a shambolic GBA remake with constant lag, hurrendous music and sound and has glitches worse than Sonic 06.
Play this game on the Gameboy Advance then play the original and tell me which one is better.

5 Sonic Free Riders

Um, why is this game only 7. While controls in 06 and RoL were bad, this game is truly the most technically flawed game because the controls don't work... ANYWHERE! They don't work in story mode, they don't work in the tutorials, and worst of all, they don't even work in the menu screen. While the music in boom is mediocre, the music in this game is SO ANNOYING! And the voice acting. I don't hate the voice acting for 06( come at me), I really disliked the script for RoL (to be fair, RoL voice acting presentation was great, but the presentation gets ruined by the script), but this game has the absolute worst presentation in the Sonic franchise (yeah, even worse than Shadow the Hedgehog's voice acting). While Shadow's voice acting was dull (the game, not the character before this game), the presentation of the voice acting in this game was so annoying! The script was also very annoying, so I definitely hate the voice acting in this game more than any other game, especially the voice ...more

This is the worst video game I have ever played. I've seen Angry Joe's review, but I'm not basing my opinion on his. I've actually played the game, and it is as bad as he says. I thought the game was unplayable long before I even saw his review. Glitches in Sonic 06? Pft. What glitches? Besides the glitch where Knuckles and Rouge hug onto walls, they are nonexistent if you don't try. Ball puzzle for Silver is frustrating because the crates don't work? What are you talking about? The crates worked just fine for me, and it only took me 2 tries because I was careless the 1st try. Sonic 06 is not unplayable, but Free Riders is extremely unplayable. It's not literally unplayable, but nothing even works 90% of the time. Remember how many control functions in Secret Rings were mostly uncooperative or delayed with a few exceptions? Well in this game, everything is uncooperative or delayed, and even turning doesn't work, which Secret Rings does just fine. I bought and played Sonic 06 just so I ...more

The only video game that could get worse than Sonic the Hedgehog '06. This game deserves to be at least top 2, although it is the worst Sonic the Hedgehog game basically by its broken controls and lack of bonus content.

Top 10 Worst Sonic the Hedgehog games

Top 1: Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).

Top 2: Sonic Free Riders.

Top 3: Sonic X (Leapfrog).

Top 4: Sonic Shuffle.

Top 5: Sonic Battle.

Top 6: Sonic's Pinball Party.

Top 7: Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood.

Top 8: Sonic & the Black Knight.

Top 9: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (for the Wii).

Top 10: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode Metal

This is the worst game I've ever played! I mean some people got the game to work just fine I know, but even when I tried re calibrating the Kinect, the game still didn't work for me! I mean to those of you that say this game is playable while Sonic 06 isn't, have you actually played Free Riders? Because the claim that this is more playable than 06 is just a plain lie! Why do I have to hurt my back when turning doesn't even work 75% of the time?! This game is an excercise for the wrong reasons! Nothing in Sonic 06 made me want to rage quit (I don't see what the fuss about the ball puzzle for Silver is. It was just fine for me, and not even the Mach speed sections, while annoying, didn't make me want to rip my hair. I still haven't finished 1 story in Free Riders because I can't stand the gameplay's horrid controls.)

6 Shadow the Hedgehog

2005 was pretty much a great year for darker entries in their respective franchises. Batman had Batman Begins, Star Wars had Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of The Sith, and even video game franchises didn't stray away from darker entries... except this one. Making a darker game out of a normally-cartoonish franchise almost never works, with some exceptions like the Mega Man X series and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess and Breath of The Wild. Shadow The Hedgehog fails to do just that, as it's just a fairly convoluted story with guns and stupid attempts at swearing, with one example being "Where's that damn fourth Chaos Emerald?", don't forget Black Doom being a generic doomsday villain without the charm of Eggman. And the controls suck, as well. And this was released along with the far superior Sonic Rush, as I'd rather be playing that instead of this one.

Oh my god... horrid voice acting, bad controls, Shadow the Hedgehog: The Movie (WHO NEEDS THAT?! ), nightmare-giving characters, horrible levels, and an average soundtrack. this game deserves second place at least. This is worse than Sonic Labyrinth and Sonic Genesis and even Sonic Drift. But I think Sonic '06 is even worse. What's worse than this? Sonic Free Riders? Sonic Shuffle? I believe so. This game welcomed the current 3D graphics we have in today's Sonic games such as Sonic & the Black Knight (SEGA's Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door/Sticker Star, all these games suck and Paper Mario on the N64 and Super Paper Mario are WAY better) and Sonic Colors, which is quite decent. I do like the adult themes of this video game.

Shadow the Hedgehog gets 1/5 stars.

Sonic Labyrinth gets 3/5 stars.

Sonic Genesis gets 3/5 stars.

Sonic Drift gets 3/5 stars. Same goes with its sequel.

Sonic '06 gets 0/5 stars. Even Hotel Mario is better and gets 3/5 ...more

I'd admit, I like Shadow and he is one of my favorite video game characters, but the idea of this game is unnecessary. It talks about Shadow's past and you get to choose who he really wants to be. It also gives him guns (it relies on it to help you kill enemies better), makes the characters swear, have the characters get upset when you attack members of your side (who are clearly trying to attack you no matter what side you are on and even a few of the characters scold you for attacking Eggman's robots? But Eggman is the villain! Don't they hate Eggman? ), has aliens, Shadow being made of Black Dooms blood, people honoring that crazy Gerald Robotnik, bad controls, and frustrating camera.

Due to Shadow being a pretty great video game character, I don't hate this game like most people do, but it still has a lot of things wrong with it and it's not my favorite. People should be weirded out by a young hedgehog riding vehicles, swearing, and using guns. Shadow is 50 years old, but ...more

I thought this game would be fun at first... That was until played the actual game. I mean, since when did Sega ever thougth Sonic games had to be dark and have guns... With the persistant use of "Damn"? Even Sonic says damn in one of the levels if you fail it. There is death, destruction, guns, cursing, and a very confusing plot. I know some of you may think I'm complaining and some of you may like the game, and that's okay. But, this is my opinion and I don't like it. Please refrain from making a game like this that is "age approved for kids 10 and older", Sega. Kids are influential from characters like Sonic and Shadow. So... Just think

Shadow+Guns+cursing= Kids who become thugs.

Do you really want to be even partially responsible for turning kids into thugs because of this game, Sega? I appreciate your other games... Most of them, anyway.

7 Sonic Drift

Super Mario Kart vs. Sonic Drift

Super Mario Kart gets 99/100 stars.
Super Mario Kart is a flawless and extremely nostalgic video game. Its graphics/visuals are the best graphics/visuals in any 2D Mario game and its music is very nice. How could people prefer modern Mario Kart games over this masterpiece? This game and Mario Kart 64 and even Mario Kart: Super Circuit are way better because of the lack of really annoying voices and more classic tracks and even much better Rainbow Roads. There's nothing I don't like about this fun game. Princess Peach is the worst video game character of all time, but here, even she was not THAT bad. I even like her victory music, even if it is my least favorite victory music track in this game with Bowser having my most favorite. I love all the victory music tracks. And the VS. mode! It's classic too! And I love the Japanese version! Donkey Kong Jr. is best to play as here, and the race tracks are amazing! I love everything about this video ...more

Sonic is in a car because he decided to be incredibly lazy and not use his full potential to actually run at the speed of sound. You want an epic foot race with Sonic and Metal Sonic, NOPE! How about an incredibly boring racing game that fails at ripping off Mario Kart. DERPY DERP DERP!

I love Sonic Drift 1 & 2.

The Sonic Drift series are good.

The Sonic Adventure series are so terrible, though.

Sonic is NOT awesome! Sonic is similar to Veruca Salt due to his pompous personality & preachy attitude.

Nothing happens... At all. You race around without even knowing where you are going. Plus, you only get four characters to choose from, making for a lack of variety.

8 Sonic R

Aw, come on guys! This game's still better than Sonic CD! The soundtrack of this game was magnificent. As for the controls, some of you clearly never played Metal Knuckles. He's the best character by far! He controls perfectly, he's fast and he can even (Sonic Colours' Voice) HOVER! And the Tails Doll curse is pretty dumb in my opinion. This cute little Plushie wouldn't hurt a fly!

This game is perfect, it puts Mario Kart to shame, great track design, imaginative and balanced character roster. Not to mention mine blowing graphics that rival today's accompanied by awesome music that fit the tracks perfectly, this game hits all the right notes and will be remembered as the single greatest Sonic game of all time

Let me tell you how bad this game is: If I was having sex with Sofia Vergara, Beyonce and Marilyn Monroe (when she was alive) at once and this game came into my head for some reason I couldn't do it anymore. It just couldn't happen. This game makes me THAT frustrated/sad.

How is this game not on the top ten. It's one of the worst games EVER. The graphics are terrible, the music is unfitting, the controls are slippery, and it was obviously rushed. This game is the second worst sonic game I have ever played.

9 Sonic Blast

Good portable. Terrible game. The music is the worst in the series. The graphics while they tried it's still bad. The levels are one of the worst zones in sonic history. Bosses are two easy. Sonic Blast gets 3/10

I played this game as a kid! I had it on Game Gear. It wasn't too hard, but the Blue Marine Zone level is so frustrating. I could NEVER beat that level and I constantly died.

Despite the art-style looking a little weird, This game plays really well! It's one of the underrated games in the franchise and it deserves more praise!

This game is awesome! Sure, the controls are not very fair, but the graphics are a masterpiece and I wish I could play this perfect game forever!

10 Sonic and the Secret Rings

Secret Rings is kind of like the "bad child" of the Sonic franchise. Like, for example, Sonic 06 was rushed thanks to this game, when it was also announced at E3 2006 and the development team of 06 was left with a few people to work on it, while a majority worked on Secret Rings. The controls are so godawful that you may consider breaking open the WiiMote batteries and drinking the battery acid. The story is laughable, but it does do good with the Middle Eastern vibe and Sonic's friends are portrayed as storybook characters. Also, why does Erazor Djinn look like Groose from Zelda: Skyward Sword on steroids? This game is pretty much like a South Park parody of itself in terms of story.

How is this all the way at the bottom on a "worst Sonic games" list when it should actually be #1? This is honestly one of the crappiest games I've ever played. All the minigames/challenges are needlessly difficult because of clunky controls with the Wiimote.

When I first got this game, I was actually excited to play this. But reviews said the controls was bad, but to me, the controls was so easy to me. Anyone else agree with me?

This game isn't that bad. I grew up with this game and I didn't LOVE it, but liked it because it was different and unique. At least this game is better than Sonic and the Black Knight

The Contenders
11 Sonic 3D Blast

This game may be a 3D fail with bad controls, a weird gameplay and slow gameplay, but it did not annoy me at all. It has great graphics, a very nice atmosphere, very catchy 16-bit music and what else? This game has levels with many of its ups and downs. It's nostalgic, man!

The Saturn version was badass and fun to play. It had all the elements of a classic Sonic game. The Genesis version, however, had NONE OF THAT! It should've been released for the Sega X32 so it makes more sense.

We checked Sonic 3D Blast. This game was not that bad, but it could definitely use improvements such as crossovers & better gameplay 7 even in-game 3-D. The graphics are still beautiful.

This game is actually pretty fun! Though I recommend the Saturn/PC version over the Genesis version, but that's also pretty good, too.

12 Sonic's Schoolhouse

Educational games + Sonic= EPIC FAIL!
Ok, Seriously this game is just a nightmare. Horrible voice acting and disturbing animals is not a good sign of an awesome game.

I think Elmo and Teletubies just got a new playmate! And by playmate I mean Suckmates because this game sucks! Also it should be higher on the list that shadow the hedgehog!

At least this is better than Mario's Early Years games and the top 1 true worst Sonic game ever: Sonic X for the Leapfrog!

This game should be number 1. Sonic 06 and Rise of Lyric can be still called a game (kind of). But this thing can't.

13 Sonic Spinball

The Genesis version is far better compared to the utter pile of crap that is the GameGear Version. This version is not only extremely clunky and horrific to look at. It's also incredibly boring thanks to the dark uninteresting environments.

This is a ripoff Pinball. That's right everyone, SEGA can't have original ideas at all! They have to rip off other great games. How 'bout the get some brains and make a good game, yeah?

The Genesis version is the best, Master system works just fine, but the Game gear version isn't that good.

Genesis Version is a pretty cool game, but I'm actually referring to the Game Gear version in this vote.

14 Sonic Drift 2

The whole Sonic franchise sucks, yet this game is not as bad as games with Sonic characters w/ their terrible Sonic Adventure/Sonic Colors/Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series designs.

The only good thing about this game is that Fang's in it. Besides that, this game sucks.

You will fall off the tracks, just from turning around.

As if Sonic Drift was actually good, SEGA was probably blind when they made this game, it had absolutely no potential

15 Tails Skypatrol

How about Mario & Tails Skypatrol?

This includes Sonic & Yoshi Skypatrol.

This even includes Luigi & Blaze Skypatrol & Princess Daisy & Shadow Skypatrol.

P.S. Princess Peach is very short tempered.

I highly forbid you to play this game. Don't even think about ignoring me. You Will be sorry. It is not a good game

Well, 'tis worth handling a non-bump-into-things run. Also, this game is cool.

I actually like Tails adventure a lot, but I just don't get Sky Patrol at all.

16 Sonic Unleashed

This game was trying to combine the speed and adrenaline of a sonic game with a slow beat-em up esque game for an already awful fanbase. This was however the last sonic game in awhile that hasn't been that bad but its fanbase will never be pleased.

I actually found this game really good, despite of the night levels. Sonic in day controls better than Sonic Generations and leveling up the speed and dash boost is a good thing Sega added. Maybe turning to the werehog wasn't expected, but it had really good controls

The Werehog…the Werehog, that idea is plastered in my brain because every time I hear his roar or voice, I laugh like a lunatic. And what the hell is Chip, first of all, it's a stupid name and he doesn't look like any animal I have seen in my whole life. What is he? I saw him for the first time and this word popped in my head: Gremlin.

WHAT!? I love this game, it's my 2 favorite! The day stages are fast and good looking, and the amazing combat system, Yes, I like the combat system, with cool combos and unleashed mode! This game is so underrated

17 Sonic and the Black Knight

What do you mean by "Where did this come from"? Sonic & the Black Knight is one of the most overrated video games of all time. I could put it on my list of "Top 15 Worst Sonic the Hedgehog Games". I am glad that Sonic the Hedgehog had a different style once again. Gameplay is the most important aspect of the game, and it is rather fun, yet nothing special. The graphics are very dull. The soundtrack is a hell yeah, even though Rerez is rather right that rock music does not belong in a 2nd-millennium AD British realm. What infuriates me the most about Sonic & the Black Knight which made me originally spam for "Mario & the Black Knight" is Modern Amy Rose getting getting furious at Sonic the Hedgehog for forgetting their date, which is probably the main reason why people will be furious at you for not liking Sonic & the Black Knight. Don't listen to your self-proclaimed girlfriend, Sonic. You have Olympian skills, so you do not deserve less praise than Modern Amy Rose, who is even more ...more

That's funny. Sonic & the Black Knight is top 17 on the "Top 10 Greatest Sonic the Hedgehog Games' list and top 17 on the "Top 10 Worst Sonic the Hedgehog games" list. Anyways, this game sucks and there's almost nothing decent about this crap. The alternate-reality doppelgangers such as Sir Lancelot and Nimue (better than Amy Rose) should have English accents, for God's sake! And the CGI cutscenes SUCK! This game is just nothing but bullcrap and deserves to be in the top 10s.

This game is a travesty. God knows why it is so low down on this list because it should be right up there in the top 5 at least! You can't really compare it to the Gamegear lineup of games because some of them are on another level of bad but when you take all the "modern" era Sonic games ie. everything post Sonic Adventure, I would take any of the other games over this one.
It's worse than Sonic 06 because while that game is bad, at least I can actually control it, there is an attempt at making an intricate story (even if it doesn't work) but mostly it actually feels like a Sonic game. Shadow the Hedgehog is dull but at least the stupid gun gimmick functions, Sonic and the Black Knight's sword play just doesn't work. Everything about Sonic is lost in Black Knight as the high octane platforming is reduced to brief moments of speed through empty fields before stopping dead to repeatedly cut down enemies in the same fashion over and over again!
After the problems with the night ...more

The extensive voice acting, the overly fancy plot & etc is what the Mario franchise should have, not Sonic/Mega Man/Crash Bandicoot/Spyro games like Sonic & the Black Knight!

18 Sonic Shuffle

After the amazing (or mediocre) Sonic Adventure, this thing came. Why I'm calling it a thing is because I don't think it's a game. The controls are clunky, the graphics never improved, the new characters, a girl who sorta rip offs NIGHTS and an dark edgy villain who isn't that amazing at all, Omochao..., and the mini games. Here's my version called Crash Shuffle
Crash Bandicoot:Sonic
Coco Bandicoot:Tails
Fake Crash:Super Sonic
Ripper Roo:Omochao

Sonic Shuffle is forever awful & needs to be replaced by Mario Shuffle feat other crossover characters whereas Mario plays the role of Sonic, Yoshi plays the role of Tails, Princess Daisy plays the role of Knuckles & Luigi plays the role of Amy Rose.

Sonic Shuffle is top 15. This game deserves to be top 1. It's so bad.

Sonic Shuffle deserves 0/10 stars aka a "Disaster" score on IGN like how they rated Olympic Hockey Nagano '98, a very underrated video game.

This deserves to be top 1! This game deceived me! It's not even 3D. Or so it's only beginner 3D. It's mostly 2D and there's nothing decent about this game! I always lose.

19 Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Had potential to be a good RPG, it failed, probably the worst soundtrack in sonic history (Shadow the hedgehogs was mostly forgettable, but it had a few decent songs, mostly main themes), though that might be because of rumors that they got the music from a website or something, controls are awkward, and other problems.

Here's hoping that if there's ever a sequal (which is left open due to a cliffhanger at the end), here's hoping that it will be one massive improvement over this.

Amy Rose has always been supposed to be Sonic's sister. I know that Sonic was Amy's best friend before she met Cream the Rabbit, yet this could fairly change & Axel Chains will be Amy Rose's newer best friend.

Made by BIOWARE. Creators of Mass Effect and other games and yet this game turned out to be a total letdown.

I had to play this game 4 times to realize that there was no secret ending.

20 Sonic Forces

People got excited for this game. Mania deserved it's hype, it was a good game, but this game totally sucked. It could have had some dark elements and clever level designs. It could've had Silver included in the gameplay, it could've made the classic levels fun. But, no. Instead we got a typical, cliche modern Sonic game.
Don't even get me STARTED on Infinite. He was awful. Honestly, other than Dark Gaia, Mephilles, and Chaos, all the Sonic villains suck.
Having and OC is cool, but they were very mary-sue-ish, and opened up a whole new fanbase that shipped them with Infinite.
This game isn't the worst Sega has to offer, but it is far from some of the groundbreaking Sonic games we've gotten in the past.

Alright, I want to make something clear.
Was this game disappointing? Yes.
Was it awful? Heck no.
While I agree that the Classic levels are boring, some characters are useless, and the avatar stages can be dull, I still think the game was decent. It had a good plot(Knuckles was portrayed as a good leader to show the Sonic fanbase that he isn't stupid), the graphics are good and Modern Sonic is fun. I will say that most of the cast is useless(except for Sonic, Eggman, Knuckles, and OC), specifically Tails. But that doesn't change the fact that fan-games like Sonic Trash Hill are better! There is a difference between bad and disappointing Sonic Fan-brats! Learn to realize that!

Personally I don't think this game was bad. SEGA learned so this game barely had any bugs. They discontinued the awful Boom games to make this. Infinite was a great villain - possibly my favorite Sonic villain now. He had a good backstory and reminds of Kylo Ren. I had some doubts about the OC creator, but I have come to enjoy that. It's like having your own character fighting alongside the Freedom Fighters, which is really cool.

I know a lot of people said this game was mediocre, but I loved it.

This game being mediocre just stings so much, the amount of potential wasted is unreal. The idea of every sonic character coming together is really something that could make a good story, but all this game feels like is level after level, there's no story to it. But the one thing this game aces like every Sonic game, is the soundtrack.

21 Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

Oh, this game... IT SUCKS!

Top 1 reason: the nearly impossible level design.

Top 2 reason: The addition of Archie Comics episodes (it it Archie Comics' fault that there are no Pac-Man Archie comics! )

Top 3 reason: The voice acting.

Top 4 reason: Frequently, you are forced to wait for anything decent.

Top 5 reason: The game is mainly slow.

I think this game is often considered to be worst 3ds and sonic game of all time!

I can't play this game at all! I will neve rlike Modern Sonic games at this rate, but this game is cool.

I thought it was pretty fun. Well, this place Doris seem reasonable enough.

22 Sonic Riders

Sonic Riders is one of the few modern Sonic games where you really do go fast, yet for the wrong reason. Hoverboard racing? Come on! Can't we have a Sonic game where he runs fast and beats bad guys up at the same time?

The game itself is fun and the story is mediocre, yet it isn't what Sonic fans want from a Sonic game. Better luck next time, SEGA...

I'd prefer Mario Riders with extensive voice acting & Princess Daisy's pear figure for Sonic Riders while Daisy is naked alongside Peach who has the same pear figure, only a little bit more elongated.

This game gets a lot of hate but I don't understand why. Sure there is flaws but it's a simple game that's a lot of fun and it's the best sonic game of 2006 you got to give it that.

Death Battle: Jet the Hawk vs. Pinky (the female pink ghost from the Pac-Man franchise). I mean, come on! Both are so hyper-fast that they should rival each other (especially in Western Canada).

23 Sonic Lost World

I think I have the same feelings for this game like I have for Sonic Rush Adventure. It's a decent Sonic game, however its reputation is ruined thanks to the bipolar story that can't pick a tone. At one point, Sonic and Tails are arguing with each other in one cutscene, and the next feels like a cartoon. Might I mention the references to strangling, skinning people alive and even genocide? Why does it want to be dark all of a sudden? There's that, and that the Deadly Six are annoying villains. Zazz is decent, Zomom is a fat guy, Master Zik is a stereotypical Master Shifu/Mr. Miyagi wannabe, Zeena is a valley girl, Zor is emo and Zavok is also decent. In my opinion, the gameplay is decent, but the story is ruined thanks to the random tone changes and the annoying villains.

I don't think that this is a rip-off of super Mario galaxy, this is never going to touch super Mario galaxy in a million years. If this was in development for so long then why does Sonic 06, unleashed, colors, and generations look better than this? And the reason why we hate sonic being slow is because the whole point is to run fast in the first place. if saying sonic is slow is not a good reason, then sonic genesis and labyrinth would not be so high on this list. and don't give me that, "Oh Sega was trying something different". Ok if you want to try something different, then PLAY A DIFFERENT VIDEO GAME

In my opinion, this game is edgier than Shadow The Hedgehog. For instance, the infamous "strangling a Zeti" cutscene. There's also a lot of references to skinning people alive, and even genocide of all things. In a Sonic game. Eggman is also a genocidal maniac in this game that he makes Lysandre from Pokemon look innocent by comparison. Why was this game rated E? It's an edgy Sonic game disguised as a lighthearted one!

Stop saying it's a ripoff of super Mario galaxy, this was actually developed for a long time, stop saying sonic is too slow, what is wrong with sonic fans hating the wii you and the good sonic games on there?

24 Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

This is a fun game. It was intended to be a ripoff, SEGA wanted to beat Nintendo at all thing's.

This game is fun! How could no one like it? It's hard but fun.

Why is this on here? This game is really fun! It's also funny too!

This is my least favorite Sonic game, not Sonic '06 (shoot me).

25 Sega Superstars Tennis

Why don't they really show "let's play" videos of the original Sega Superstars anymore?

P.S. More like "Sega Superstars Penis".

It is good and bad but mostly bad. And to think that Mario was so good at tennis why couldn't sega be good at tennis

Fun and good-looking game, but the controls take some getting used to.

WHAAT! Wghy is this on the list I mean its not the best sonic game but its not that bad its really fun actually but I would recomme'and sega all stars racing instead

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