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 Shadow the Hedgehog

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

How come people hate this game because of it's violence and cursing but prefer the Japanese version of sonic X for that reason? - myusernameisthis

Yeah this is awesome I like this game I have played this in 2018

... 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".

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2 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

I know this is the Second hated sonic game but I played it and I actually love this game my 5th favorite sonic game (sonic the hedgehog, sonic the hedgehog 2, sonic and knuckles, and sonic generations are ahead but sonic generations is my favorite)

I haven't played it and I still think it is underrated. I've seen let's play and it looks kinda bad but:
1. I have seen worse
2. It looks kinda fun despite it being bad
3. Some people seem to just hate the game blindly without even playing
I hope to play it in the future and see if it really is that bad, but I say play it if you are curious or have never played it before you call it garbage.

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. - Edgehog05

This game is bad

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3 Sonic Unleashed

My favorite Sonic game. - Schoolisawesome

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. - Drawbox

One of the best

Werehog was an interesting concept... But it's still underrated. It's actually good. - MissRWBY202

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4 Sonic Lost World

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 - DCfnaf

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

This game gets hate for stupid reasons. No it is not a Mario Galaxy ripoff, in fact, Sega actually tried to make a game similar to this in the 90s. The only real bad thing about this game was the plot(or to be more specific, the writing) and the Deadly six. - Drawbox

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, - Harri666

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5 Sonic Chaos

I __in hate this sonic game!

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

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.

6 Sonic and the Black Knight

It's one if my favorite sonic games
it has amazing story and gameplay - mfys


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?

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7 Knuckles' Chaotix

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!


8 Sonic Rush

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? >:(

9 Sonic R

Am I the only person who likes this game?

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

Good game. Now shut up.

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

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10 Sonic Advance 2

Sonic Advance 2 isn't underrated!

The Contenders

11 Sonic CD

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

What he said.

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.

12 Sonic Heroes

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

Stupidest reasons to hate a sonic game ever.

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

It takes FOREVER to complete some stages, and kill some enemies. But it doesn't mean it's that bad. 4/10. - mattstat716

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13 Sonic Rush Adventure

Many people either overlook this game or just act like it didn't exist. Sure it didn't have big names like Amy and Knuckles but absolutely opened to positive reviews.

One of my favorite sidescrollers on the DS, real shame it doesn't get more love.

Although it may not be as good as it's predecessor, it's still a pretty great game, with an epic soundtrack (not as good as Rush's though) and I think both Rush and this deserve more attention.

Take this game off the list! It's overrated!

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14 Sonic the Fighters

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


15 Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

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

This game is overrated, you mean. Why are Modern Sonic games higher than Classic Sonic games on this list?

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

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 - Aquaturtle

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16 Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

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. - Edgehog05

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.

This game is overrated. Not underrated.

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. - DensestPotato

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17 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection
18 Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

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

19 Sonic & Knuckles

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

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

& Knuckles

20 Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

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

21 Sonic 3D Blast

Come on, guys, 3D Blast is a blast! Much better than Sonic Blast, which backfired!

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.

A great game to bridge the gap between the genesis games to adventure

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22 Sonic Battle

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.

23 Knuckles the Echidna In Sonic the Hedgehog 2
24 Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games

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

25 Sonic Forces

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

I auctually LIKE it

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26 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

It really is a good game unlike the previous one

This game was loads better than Episode 1 for these reasons:
1. More creative level designs.
2. Tails now serves as a helpful purpose in the game...
3... Which means exploration is more fleshed out.
4. Music is better composed.
5. (most importantly) the physics are better.

27 Sonic Colors

What are you talking about?! People love this game! They like more than SA2, and actually it is great. - Kerbiman123

This games awesome and enjoyable. Bothe versions have different color powers you can use while progressing in the levels. Sonic Colors ds version, I prefer because this along with my favorite. color power violet void got more stuff like missions to complete and unlock extra. SCREW IGN! Complaining abouT if you fail the mission HAVE TO START OVER the mission that's perfect so you can get another chance to get a high score. Plus awesome theme song thata make Mario music look like garbage that they is. Sonic games are getting better but just lack playable characters.

It makes me blam saga for rushing this game but I still respect them for the bugs and glitches sonic must not be a move it gives me nightmares if sonic has a new design in the film he be on T.V.


28 Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear)
29 Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Underrated... more like Overrated!

I strongly love this game because of the levels, the graphics, the perfection & this was how Sonic characters used to be in this game- perfect. This game deserves the top 2 spot.

Who did this? - DensestPotato


30 Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble

Sonic the hedgehog triple trouble is triple times the trouble to play BECAUSE THIS GAME JUST SUCKS!

This game is awesome! The graphics are very nice, the music is too, and this game is not annoying at all! Go Classic Sonic! Boo Modern Sonic!

31 Sonic and the Secret Rings

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

It's not unplayable like free riders.

This game very cool

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 06 I can see why it is hated, but it is still fine. - DCfnaf

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32 Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Whoever made this list is horrible. This game is overrated. And it isn't even that good! The special stages are worse than Sonic 2's,the game is too hard(it's like super mario bros 3 but with sonic),The bosses are horrible, and the blue spheres are near impossible. So even if this is underrated, That's what this pathetic excuse of a sonic game deserves. - Kerbiman123

33 Sonic Riders
34 Sonic Labyrinth

How on Earth is this not the most underrated Sonic game in existence. The game is fully functional. It's a alright puzzle platformer only "Sonic" attached to it, he doesn't need to be fast all the time. The music is also fantastic. Nothing is as underrated as this.

35 Sonic Drift
36 Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball

I can't believe Modern Sonic games are higher than Classic Sonic games on the "Most Underrated Sonic Games" list & Classic Sonic games are higher than Modern Sonic games (with Sonic CD being top 1 instead of a Modern Sonic games) on the "Most Overrated Sonic Games" list!

37 Tails' Skypatrol
38 Sonic Jam

The first "3d" sonic game. Real one is Adventure

39 Sonic 3 & Knuckles

This game isn't underrated. It's really good and many people do like it. - MasterCreepy

I can't believe that my comment called "Wow, I love your comment! This game should be top 1. I love this game and it is way more memorable than Sonic Adventure 2." got minused. HOW COULD HE?!

No disrespect to the Sonic Adventure duology, but I feel like people only prefer Modern Sonic over Classic Sonic because of Amy Rose (because of her girly dress skirt sticking out like a tutu to make her vain, she accuses one for doing what she forced him to do, she sounds like an infantile teenage girl, My Sweet Passion aka Amy's Theme and she fawns over the much more elite and superior Sonic the Hedgehog and his even better friends that are part of Team Sonic). >:(

40 Sonic Mega Collection

I got this for 10 bucks, and it had tons of games

41 Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

Personally the crystal thing got super tedious. It has ups and downs but I'm okay with it. - Wolfy_29

This games is good. The hate about the new level design I ignore it's the saqme flw in Mario bros ds about unskippable cutscenes. The haters show signs that they didn't complete the game because you can skip the cutscene. The dialogue is hilarious, plus the new character Sticks rules. IGN complaining about it painfully not funny same flaw than that terrible Mario bros ds, but Mario bros ds story is bad same as Peach useless.

42 Sonic Drift 2
43 Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)

This game deserves to be top 1! I don't know why people prefer Modern Sonic games over Classic Sonic games! This game is the original and people keep saying that the Sonic Adventure series are better than the Classic Sonic games on the SEGA Genesis, SEGA Master System & the SEGA Game Gear.

I would give this game 9 stars out of 10.

Sonic the Hedgehog had much better quills back then!

44 SegaSonic the Hedgehog
45 Sonic Blast
46 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

The game certainly is underrated. The characters especially Sonic in this game are more likable than in 06 game.

Considering Sonic BOOM... this game actually wasn't 100% terrible.
I got a small sense of story from it and the hydro dashing was... decent?
Too much forced humor and the graphics weren't too great, though. Why can't SEGA make a Sonic game with Sonic Unleashed or Generations style animation and not force crud like Sonic Lost World or Sonic 06? Anyway, back on topic, the robot-busting got tedious and long and tons of cutscenes every 15 seconds to 15 minutes of gameplay got in the way, but the story was somewhat slightly there and it was okay in general. - Wolfy_29


Glitches aside, I really feel this game is underrated in my opinion and this may be even a guilty pleasure game. Pretty much took it as a Sonic spin-off game different from the main series, and that's what I got when playing it. Had fun playing it.

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47 Knuckles the Echidna In Sonic the Hedgehog
48 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

This shouldn't be here. Sonic appears, yes, but it is in NO way a Sonic game. If you say it is, that means it's a Metal Gear game too. - Edgehog05

Technically this isn't a Sonic game, it's a Nintendo game. Plus, it has tons of popularity. Sonic just appears as a brawler. - Wolfy_29

Because I literally got over 15 dislikes on my comment that says "I hate the character voices so much! Super Smash Bros. Brawl has the best story ever. Why can't a Classic Sonic game be top 1?! ". - Kieran Glen Harris Stark aka The Ultimate Daredevil

This isn't a sonic game.yes it has sonic in it but still. And smash bros is an insanley popluar series, so why is this even on here?

49 Sonic Gems Collection
50 Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car
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