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

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.

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

... 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".

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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 - 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

Sonic Chaos Sonic Chaos Product Image

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

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

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

I __in hate this sonic game!

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

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?

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

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!


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? >:(

Sonic R Sonic R Product Image

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.

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.

The Contenders

Sonic Advance 2 Sonic Advance 2 Product Image

Sonic Advance 2 isn't underrated!

Sonic Heroes Sonic Heroes Product Image

Stupidest reasons to hate a sonic game ever.

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

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

Sonic Rush Adventure Sonic Rush Adventure Product Image

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.

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!

I love replaying the boss where you fight the Captain and Johnny. I only hate sailing. - mattstat716

Sonic the Fighters

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


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

Good idea. But it sadly ended up being tedious, easy, and boring

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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. - MasterCreepy

& Knuckles

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 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.

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

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

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

Knuckles the Echidna In Sonic the Hedgehog 2
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

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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