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)

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

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.

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.

For me, it's one of the most enjoyble Sonic game, but because I have a really bad taste for videogames. (I like 3D Blast and CD and I hate Adventure 2)

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2 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

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.

While I know this game has many horrendous problems like the "dark" tone, broken story, and ruining my favorite character in the series. But for some reason I like it for some reason, it could be that this was the one I liked the most when I was younger. - ChaoslordG1

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.

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3 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

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

It's Just Okay
Not Perfect
Not Awful

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4 Sonic Unleashed

This game is ok, but I stopped playing it because I got stuck on the city night level - Harri666

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.

The first and best sonic game I've ever played, I'm sorry, but adventure sucks. Unleashed RULES!

Hell no, we ain't in 2008 anymore kiddo, this is the most overrated sonic game, period. - DensestPotato

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5 Sonic and the Black Knight

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).

Fanbase: SONIC IS NOT SUPPOSED TO WEILD A SWORD! Me: Sonic slashing enemies to oblivion with a sword? Guys, I think I died from all the awesomeness.

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6 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!

THIS GAME IS BEAST!

7 Sonic Heroes

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

This should be number 1

8 Sonic Chaos

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.

9 Sonic R

Am I the only person who likes this game?

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

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

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10 Sonic CD

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.

The Contenders

11 Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

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

This is overrated. - DCfnaf

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12 Sonic the Fighters

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

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13 Sonic 3D Blast

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

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. - DensestPotato

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14 Sonic Advance 2
15 Sonic Rush

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

16 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

No, its pretty dull, not necesarilly terrible but besides the story adding up info on obscure lore of the series (emerl) its not interesting. - DensestPotato

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17 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection
18 Sonic & Knuckles

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

19 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

20 Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
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