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. - Christiantastic

Guess what, folks? The only two things that are decent in this game is the theme song and Silver the Hedgehog! In other words: THIS GAME IS WORTHLESS!
A princess makes out with a hedgehog, Sonic can defy gravity and when he's suppose to do something E.G. going through a window, he doesn't do it! On top of this, it has the most pathetic mission ever: Get hit by a car! One intelligent hedgehog who could run as fast as Sonic would think "Avoid the car" but NO! He wants to run into it and lose all of his goddam' rings!
Sonic 06... If only I could travel in time (like Silver), I would tell SEGA not to waste their time on this game and think about making "Sonic Adventure 3", a game that would be appreciated.
P.S. on the thumbnail, why does it say "Platinum Family Hits"? It is so low, it doesn't even deserve that title!

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

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2 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Hotel Mario vs. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Hotel Mario gets 56/100 stars.
Hotel Mario has bad gameplay - it is solely about shutting doors and getting rid of Bowser's minions (and children, which are The Koopalings) as well as rescuing the unreasonably overrated Princess Peach (I hate these types of stories) which is uncreative. And the CD-i control is broken, so thus the gameplay is bad. But there are many other decent things about this video game. The voice acting is really hilarious, so thus I love the voice acting. Princess Peach does not sound whiny and with a girlish, squeaky and aggressively annoying voice, which is a very good thing. Instead, she sounds like an aging, old-school Western Canadian (LOL). And the cutscenes are actually well-animated and truly hilarious. And they formed YouTube Poop, which I have nothing against generally. And the boxart- I love the boxart and am fine with the fact that it was not made by Nintendo.
The soundtrack is awesome, too! It ...more

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.

I was already disappointed with this game when I discovered the main theme wasn't a modern version of Sonic CD's Sonic Boom!

So, that Christmas morning... I was in utter disgust when I found it under the tree even though I acted like I was a crazy nut for the game in front of my beyond generous parents . I knew that a Sonic game that would top them all was too good to be true. The game play was slow You're too slooow ! , the plot was shallow, the finale was shallow, even the main baddie, Lyric which is a horrible name for an antagonist by the way , was absolute shallowness! I also found it quite annoying how certain characters wouldn't shut their traps during game play cough Amy e e cough . The main thing that really ticks me off however, is Knuckles. I've always despised how Sonic X turned Knux into an absolute joke of a character who acts like an idiot with a temper and is often pushed to the side by Sonic. In Sonic Boom, they reminded me of that cringe driving tweak to ...more

All bugs and glitches aside, it's painfully bland. - Bores

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3 Sonic Labyrinth

A sonic game where you go slow. Need I say more? Oh, I do. Mind-numbing mazes. Need I say more now. NO. Terrible music. Calling Sonic '06 worse than this is a disgrace to Sonic itself. At least in Sonic '06 you're allowed to go FAST, the MAIN IDEA OF THE CHARACTER, and the music is great. This has NOTHING.

People still think Sonic 06 is the worst?

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.

Sonic & the Secret Rings is even worse than the underrated Sonic Labyrinth!

Sonic is suppose to be fast, but in this game he is SLOW!

Sonic deserved to be slow. Besides, Sonic Labyrinth is awesome! This game is worth persistence.

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4 Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis

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

Remember, people, we're talking about WORST Sonic games ever, not best.
Maybe it's because I played it on the Wii from the Shop Channel (closing Jan. 2019, SELL THE REST OF YOUR GOLD, BUT YOU CAN'T BUY MORE! ), but
1. It didn't lag at all.
2. It was REVOLUTIONARY and yet like a basic prototype for the era of 16-bit games. I mean, without Sonic 1, where would Sonic 2 be?
3. Playability with controls wasn't bad at all, considering SEGA wasn't that old and it was still an experimental art.
Am I talking about the same game? I'm referencing Sonic The Hedgehog (1991). - ICader

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.

I like both the original Sonic the Hedgehog and its GBA port, but I would highly prefer the original.

Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis gets an 8.3.

Sonic Genesis gets a 5.5.

If you have ever played this game you realise that the physics in this game are completely broken, for example when you jump on an item box in the original, you will get launched as high as you jumped from but in THIS peice of work GOD it slows you down like crazy. So this game gets 0.00000000000001 out of 1000000000000.

I dislike the gameplay, but the graphics & music are good. I find this game to be underrated, though. I would prefer the Mega Drive original over this not-so-bad GBA port.

There should be a Game about Killing Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis.

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5 Sonic Free Riders

This game is the worst. The fact that you have to use your body to control is really clunky. The most obvious and annoying failure is the control. The controls don't function and nothing registers. The theme song even screwed up, even Sonic 2006 had good music but this theme song is terrible. The cutscenes are also really bad. The only redeeming aspect is the decent graphics but even then nobody cares about that when the controls and theme song are done very wrong.

Mario Kart 7 vs. Sonic Free Riders

Mario Kart 7 gets 31/100 stars.

More of an improved Mario Kart DS, this game is very fun. Of course, the voice acting sucks and this game isreally overrated. Also, the character roster is ruined by Peach & Daisy, the two bratty princesses of the Mushroom Kingdom and Sarasa Land with annoying voices and wearing horrible clothing! Mario Kart 7 is epic, also, and the controls work okay, but where's Waluigi and VS. mode?! And the Miis! This game's tracks I have very mixed to mediocre opinions about. And guess what? Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, the Mario Kart Arcade GP series and Mario Kart 8 are way better for many reasons! Mario and Rosalina are decent characters of this game. And guess what?! This game does not suck, but there are many aspects that suck about this game.

Sonic Free Riders gets 7/100 stars.

I hate this game so much! Even Crush 40's "Free" was indecent! And the worst ...more

You're Saying Mario Kart 7 is A Fun Game But You Give It A 31/100? , 31 Is A Low Rating, I Could See Around More Than 50, But How Is It Fun But You Give It A 31? - VideoGamefan5

Proper control, what's that? Competence, what's that? Need I say more?

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

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6 Shadow the Hedgehog

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

"(SEGA's Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door/Sticker Star"

Irrelevant. Very irrelevant

I don't think they can screw up worse than this.

1. Horrible controls. It was fine in Adventure 2 and they screwed up in Heroes. Why wasn't it fixed?

2. Why are the characters suddenly swearing?

3. The story is terrible. You could be defying Black Doom in one stage, but he acts like friends with Shadow right after that! Also, 9 non-canon endings. BUT YOU STILL NEED TO GET ALL 10 TO GET TO THE LAST STORY. More on that later. Also, the GUN commander! It was GUN who killed Maria, yet he blames Shadow and becomes the GUN COMMANDER! Also, it's too edgy for a Sonic game!

4. The stages. Ugh. You have to beat Westopolis 10 times. Other stages up to 10 as well. If not at least twice. With very few exceptions. Not to mention these stages are mostly filled with boring enemy killathons. Not to mention playing some of these tags over and over again! Also why are there suddenly guns? The gunplay is good but still! That wasn't even getting in to the fact that all enemies ...more

This is the worst sonic game in the franchise without a doubt. The levels center on killing every enemy in the stage usually, which can make them drag on, especially with the length of some of the later levels. They can either be the equivalent of a straight line, or worse than The Legend of Zelda for the NES (Lost Impact). To get all 10 (non-canon, as Shadow ends up being a hero in the end, screwing the morality system) endings, you need to start from the beginning of the branch, meaning 10 play-throughs of Westopolis. Shadow is WAY too slippery in this game, causing you to slide into obstacles, enemies, or even a bottomless pit. It has the laziest plot devise ever; aliens, Eggman GETS KILLED BY SHADOW in multiple endings, the music isn't as good as it usually is in a Sonic game, the boos fights drag, Black Doom pulls the "I am your father", the G.U.N. commander is an idiot, Maria's character was ruined, the vehicles control is horrible. This game sucks! It's the worst Sonic game by ...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 - Pinkarray

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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

U guys are dumb the reason sonic is in a car because he can't drift on feet

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!

Sonic: Okay, the track in front of me looks pretty clear.
0.5 seconds later: Ah! Turn!

This game is great! Why? Because of the animation, graphics, visuals, characters & old time glory. The gameplay may be very unfair, but I think this game deserves much more love!

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8 Sonic R

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

Can you feel the sunshine? If you can, it's clear that you've become a victim of the monstrosity of this game. And, really? The TAILS DOLL?! Sigh. I hate and always will hate Sonic R, the game with unfitting music, unappealing tracks and one of the most stupid myths ever: The Tails Doll.

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.

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9 Sonic Blast

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.

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!

"Gameplay is trash, but the graphics are good, so I think the game is good" final fantasy 13 and 14 had good graphics, but they were both garbage. Also, the graphics look like they took the graphics for 3d blast, chewed them up and spat it out - Sanicball

More like Sonic slow ass - ShaunFan04

Sonic Blast is so underrated!

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10 Sonic's Schoolhouse

I sucks

Sonic's Basics In Education And Learning

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.

Oh hi, welcome to my NIGHTMARE SCHOOLHOUSE!

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The Contenders

11 Sonic and the Secret Rings

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

Like This? - SackofCheese

Those controls were absolutely awful. Just as bad as Sonic 06's controls. - iliekpiez

This game is great, just hard to complete.
I mean, I've had it since I was like 10 and I still haven't completed it.

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12 Sonic Spinball

I can't get past the first level. - Smash64

I never cared for either version


Sonic the Hedgehog wasn't too spoiled until he got taller, thinner & bossier starting in Sonic Adventure 1.

I liked the genesis version, but the game gear version was pure ass - Sanicball

MD Version is alright. But don't even get me started on the Game Gear version!

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13 Sonic 3D Blast

Am I the only person who likes this game?

Nope, I like it too. This game is actually kinda fun with the vast levels and exploration.

A Lot of people say that the Sega Saturn version sucks compared to the Sega Genesis version. I think that the Saturn version is better

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 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!

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14 Sonic Drift 2


Also, this game got mostly mixed reviews, but became more underrated! This game only needs improvements & practice to make it better.

Also, Mario's rival will be Amy Rose.

Sonic & Yoshi Drift

The game already has improved. We got Sonic and SEGA all-stars racing, so yeah.

How about Sonic Drift 3?

That includes Penis the Hedgehog.

Sonic and all stars racing replaced this crap - ikerevievs

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

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15 Tails Skypatrol

Uh iike tails adventure - thesoniclover

Tails's overly soft skin smells like dead fish!

Also, this game is overly underrated!

This game still could use improvements like Tails Skypatrol 2: Tails & Mario Skypatrol whereas Miles "Tails" Prower is not alone, but he is also flying a fully nude Super Mario on steroids (in Western Canada). Now that will make the game suck more!

Game gear

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

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16 Sonic Unleashed

Super Mario Galaxy vs. Sonic Unleashed

Super Mario Galaxy gets 42/100 stars.

This game is the top 2 highest rated video game currently, only behind Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64, not he DS deserves to be the top 1 highest-rated video game ever, not Super Mario Galaxy 2) and even surpassing the top 3 highest-rated video game of all time: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (which is still a great game). The storyline/plot is awful but transformed well. And the beginning and ending?! The worst in a video game, ever! The story begins and talks about the Star Festival and just by a crappy letter, Princess Peach lures Mario back into the Mushroom Kingdom for the Princess Daisy lacking Star Festival! WHY DID I HAVE TO GO THERE?! And the voice acting is bull! Princess Peach once again has a high, whiny and annoying voice and actually gives us the evil eye and just does nothing to save the land! And Bowser has a stereotypically low and hyper-masculine ...more

Forgettable - Bores

I strongly disagree. I happen to like this game, but I can see why people hate it (well, half of it anyway). The daytime stages are fun and the nighttime stages are... meh. That doesn't stop me from playing the game though because whenever I play this game, I play the daytime stages mostly. Seriously though, this game isn't that bad and the only things I dislike about it are: quick time events (especially in Eggmanland), were-hog levels (the reason why the a lot of people hate this game), Eggmanland (WAY too long for a final level. I get that final levels are supposed to be challenging, but this is ridiculous), and the metal collecting (one of the reasons why it took me 2 YEARS to beat this game). The bosses could be better, but other than that, the voice acting, music, and graphics are great. Jason Griffith was spot on as sonic here! And the story is not too cheesy or serious which is just the way a sonic story should be and no human girlfriend to ruin it* cough sonic 06 cough*. I ...more

Super mario world vs sonic unleashed mario100/ 100 sonic 0/100 - thesoniclover

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17 Sonic Shuffle

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.

As long as Peach isn't in it, I'm fine with the idea.

Princess Daisy makes up a much better princess to be honest. - KennyRulz244444

Let's cash in on Mario Party! - iliekpiez

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.

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18 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

Sonic and the Fortnite white knight - B1ueNew

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!

On rails, sword based combat in a sonic game. one of the worst games I've ever played. Terrible plot. Could not have fun playing this game

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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.

This game wasn't that bad

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

An awful RPG with Atrocious music. Avoid this game!

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20 Sonic Riders

Terrible voice acting in this game is included!

But I appreciate Air I from Super Monkey Ball in this game. How about Mario Riders?

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.

Don't add Peach in, that would make the game absolutely terrible. - KennyRulz244444

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...

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. - spodermanfan1000

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21 Sonic Forces

HEY classic sonic is here for a reason the true ending of sonic mania with super sonic will explain it

I can't believe people say this is better than super Mario odyssey.
Sonic Forces' level design is terrible with each stage being just going through a line nothing exciting at all.
Classic Sonic got shoehorned in just to make money. Don't believe me? the developers actually said in an interview that the only reason classic was there was to appeal to his fans! The 2d levels control horribly and are missing some of the stuff from Generation's 2d levels. AND WHY IS SUPER SONIC A DLC?! THAT WOULD BE LIKE IF IT COUST MONEY TO GET A FIRE FLOWER IN MARIO! And before, YOU ACTUALLY HAD TO PAY FOR HIM! Also episode shadow sucks, the are only three levels in episode shadow and 1 or 2 of them were reskins! The avatar maker thing is cool but the options are very limited and were made to appeal to THOSE sonic fans. The final boss is a reskin from the final boss in Sonic Colors! Sonic forces gets a 4/10 not as bad as boom but very disappointing and it didn't live up to the hype.

Even 06 and schoolhouse were so bad, they were good. This game is just boring, the level design is bad and linear, and it controls terribly. You don't even fight Chaos, and it is terribly inconsistent (Tails cowers in fear from Chaos 0, despite being able to take on Chaos 4 before, which is a lot stronger). - MegaSceptile17

Sonic Forces you to give this a bad score

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22 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. - bestgamer

Another underrated old Sonic game.

Still WAY better than stuff being made at SEGA again

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23 Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

This game is boring as all hell. At least its brother could be fun with how broken it is. This... is just lifeless. - Thepenguinking2

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.

Shut up about the pacman archie comics already!

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

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24 Sonic Lost World

Ripoff of super Mario galaxy

Pretty bad - Bores

TAKE IT OFF! This is NOT a ripoff of Super Mario Galaxy. The games music isn't as good, it's not in space, and it's mainly one level at a time, unlike Galaxy where you have multiple tasks in the same area. Also, SONIC HAD THE GRAVITY GIMMICK FIRST. It was seen in Sonic Adventure 2. I'd expect people to know that considering it is the FAN FAVORITE GAME. STOP SAYING IT'S A RIPOFF OF GALAXY. Also, how is the game slow? You all just suck at it. He's not as fast as he is in Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors but if you hold down the run button and platform CORRECTLY...you know, JUST LIKE THE OLD GAMES...then you run at a decent speed for a game that also focuses on platforming and exploration. This game is really underrated and just gets hate because of idiots like IGN and GameSpot changing everyone's view. - DCfnaf

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? - Harri666

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25 Sega Superstars Tennis

Its OK I guess but the Controls are horrible enough said

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

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

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

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

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26 Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

Defective Homing Attacks, Light Dashes and Somersaults.
Extremely clunky, unnecessarily long and repetitive.
Really lets you know about the bad camera and nerfed Emerald Radar is awful.
Full of plot holes and idiotic plot points. Also, the characters teleport. - Edgehog05

Okay, so gameplay wise... this game is awful. Like, two characters are known to be good, but even then that in itself is a split issue. Knuckles and Rouge are in slow, clunky levels, and the less said about Tails and Eggman the better.

Story wise... it's stupid. First off, how do you mistake Shadow for Sonic!? It makes no sense, from color, to the spikes and even the white fur on Shadow. When they see an anthropomorphic hedgehog, is it just, ' oh, hi Sonic! '. Then how come they never mistook Amy? ( Okay,'s probably the dress, but still.)

And the whole, grandad / Maria thing brings up questions about Eggman/Robotnik. For starters, wasn't his last name originally Ovi Kintobor? It's probably an un canon comic, but again. Second, where was he those 50 years ago? He would be, what Maria's sister or cousin. You mean he was either too young to know at the time, or straight up not born. (Sega, please release the ages of these people). For the former, he would probably still ...more

This is a horrendous game, half the time it's like it doesn't know what it's doing, the gameplay is sloppy, the story is ridiculous with mixed tones, the cut scenes are poorly animated and the voice acting is just atrocious. If there's one thing that can be said it took from adventure one, it's bad camera and underwhelming bosses.

Only one third of the gameplay is good! This should be below the first one( that game had more than one good gameplay style! )

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27 Sonic Pinball Party

I remember this game, just no...

Sonic the talking doooge
sonic the talking doooge
heya sonic can you give me yo money?

28 Tails & the Music Maker

You should know that this is the good game on pico dumbass :c

This game is childish. I can't believe this game isn't higher on the list.

Too easy, not for us adults, too damn short and has decent graphics.

This game should be #1 without a doubt. - RalphBob

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29 Team Sonic Racing

This Game isn't even out yet. Why are you hating on it now? - Mattblue66

"Sonic could run not drive lololol"
Probably the stupidest reason to believe this game is bad.

This is sonic team last game it boring and don't buy it saga stop making sonic games you ruined everything we loved about sonic screw japan

Sonic could run not drive lololol

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30 Sonic Jump Fever

Sonic Jump Fever should be replaced by Mario Jump Fever & the whole Mario franchise should be on the iPhone for sure & Sonic Dash needs to be replaced by Mega Man Dash & Mario Dash. Sonic Dash is bull & should be replaced by Mario Dash. Pac-Man Dash wasn't too bad, whatsoever.

What the? It is awesome and I have it on my phone!


31 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii) gets a 2/10 (Painful) score.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS) gets a 4/10 (Bad) score.

Why is Princess Peach in a Sonic the Hedgehog game anyways?! Rosalina and Princess Daisy are way better than that whiny, terrible at Skill-type events princess of the Mushroom Kingdom! I'd rather she'd suffer ruling Sarasa Land, where Princess Daisy rules.

Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games (Wii) gets a 5/10 (Mediocre) stars.

Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games (DS) gets a 6/10 (Okay) score.

Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games is mainly interesting as hell due the game taking place in Vancouver, where I am from and Princess Daisy of Sarasa Land and Miles "Tails" Prower interacting there. They're very cute and have so much stuff in common, too!

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii) gets a 2/10 (Painful) score.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (3DS) gets a ...more

This should be at least top 2. I mean, why is Princess Peach in this game anyways? Peach & Daisy are terrible athletes & the game is too hard as well as its graphics bore me. This shouldn't be the original Mario & Sonic game. But unfortunately, it is.

This game also sucks because it wasn't released after Super Mario Galaxy.

It had to start in Greater Vancouver.

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32 Sonic X (Leapster)

Sonic X Leapster should be top 1! Seriously, "Sonic X" sucked ever since the start! Also, I prefer "Mario X" & "Pac-Man X" over "Sonic X". Mario X could take place in Greater Vancouver whilst Pac-Man X takes place in Vancouver Island. Also, Amy Rose could have a big fight with Mario & steal each other's Piko-Piko Hammers.

The whole Sonic X franchise (out of Japan) sucks ass!

This should be top 2. Seriously, I hate Sonic X and next there is an educational game?! Damn IT! I HATE THIS GAME!

How great is this game? -100/100 stars great.

Sonic and educational games just don't work. And you can stop with the Mario/Pac-Man stuff now.

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33 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear)

This game should be voted number 1.

This game isn't that bad. Besides, many people like this game.

I have this game, it's so hard! At least it's classic.

This game only is bad because it's Sonic 2, not a crossover & doesn't take place in Canada.

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34 Sonic Dash

This game sucks & should be replaced by Mario Dash (still on the iPhone".

The Mario I am referring to is definitely Nintendo's mascot.

We hate you, Sonic Dash! There should be Mario Dash.

Sonic Dash got a totally average score anyways.

Also, what's with Sonic/Mega Man Archie Comics? Why are there no Pac-Man Archie Comics yet?!

Agreed! Sonic Dash shall be replaced by Mario Dash.

What's this game about it's a piece of junk

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35 Sonic Adventure DX

Whoever put this on here is a total dumbass this game was great - stoner69


36 Sonic Riders Zero Gravity

This game was the first sonic game I ever played. Yes, the final boss was INFURIATING and so were the missions to unlock Billy Hatcher, Amigo, and NiGHTS, but this game is underrated. - Mattblue66

Yes, this game is bad. But it's definitely an improvement over the original Sonic Riders. I do like the way they give attention to other SEGA franchises by putting in characters such as NiGHTS, Amigo and Billy Hatcher.

Still better than free riders

Why isn't this no.5? It sucks!

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37 Sonic Chaos

These people are saying this game is good! THEN WHY VOTE FOR IT! I __in hate this game!

This game gets a 16/20.

Wha- I loved this game! I did not even have trouble with this game. It has awesome music, great graphics and a nice story.

This game is fun! It's like an 8-bit version of Sonic 3 without Knuckles.

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38 Sonic Battle

Can Nintendo & Namco please make Mario Battle & Pac-Man Battle? Both of their Japanese versions will be the first ever Japanese versions of games in the Mario franchise to have coarse language. Please vote for Mario Battle & Pac-Man Battle over Sonic Battle!

Its WAY TO OVERRATED and I thought other fighting games such as sonic the fighters were better

Nintendo & Namco could've got away with games such as Mario Battle & Pac-Man Battle.

There should be "Mario Battle" instead of "Sonic Battle". PLEASE?

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39 Sonic 4 Episode 1

This game sucks. It's like Sega took some weird Bubsy fan game, recreated the graphics and added a swarm of gimmics.

For starters, the stages are either easy and linear or a "where the heck do I go" type stage. Sometimes, you can die through no fault of your own. One time, a boulder was chasing me, and I had to get in a specific spot to dodge it. The boulder fell down a hole, and I jumped in the same hole because I was curious. I fell to my death. Coming back to the spot where I died, there WAS a spring there, but I need more than that to tell me I can't go there. How about a sliding door to cover the hole? How about a! sign? How about anything?!?

The game's over-reliance on the homing attack is another problem. Enemies only exist so you can homing attack them to get to new areas. Also, the homing attack targets things that hurt you. One time, I saw one of those enemies that is surrounded with spike balls (the kind that throws them, like in Sonic 1 Labyrinth ...more

Trash - DrayTopTens

Terrible music, models look ugly, levels are trying to act new despite being worse versions of zones from Sonic 1 and 2, physics are terrible, the homing attack was designed for 3D Sonic games, but putting it in 2D Sonic games ruins the experience, this game is just awful and has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

I couldn't stand this game.
Not even for a few minutes!

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40 Sonic Rivals

Why didn't Nintendo & Namco bother to make a Mario Rivals series & a Pac-Man Rivals series?

How about Mario Rivals & Super Sonic Strikers?

Not a very good game. Also, Sonic Rivals needs crossovers like Super Sonic Strikers.

This game sucks! And what's with the voice acting?! Classic Sonic is much better!

41 Sonic Jump

Third worst sonic game ever made, only behind Schoolhouse and Adventure 7. Bad graphics, bad music that sounds like a band of tortured elephants, and bad gameplay which guarantees that you'll be dying a lot are the aspects that make this game such an unbearable experience.

I strongly prefer Mario to be on the app alongside Pac-Man.

I even want to make a game called "Sonic Strangled (Big Time)".

Just like how Sonic Jump & Sonic Dash are bad, Sonic & MegaMan is terrible & shouldn't even happen in the first place! Their plots are terrible! Also, this should be replaced by Sonic & Pac-Man: Worlds Collide!

The graphics are literally ripped right out of Sonic Advance. LAME!

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42 Sonic Boom

It should be # 1! You are right.

Should be number 1 - NoOreoForU

This is #3 already

43 Sonic Athletics
44 Sonic Eraser

Dude, it is a Columns/Tetris ripoff that bores you and me (the 12 year old nerd.) This was a classic-era game that should be erased.

Who would kill a Sonic, for real?
He's a hedgehog! Who would kill a hedgehog?
Who would see a hedgehog bleed? - zaplen

45 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing With Banjo Kazooie

It's the same just with the two


46 Sonic Jam 6

What the hell is sonic jam 6 the only sonic jam I know is sonic jam

It is a bootleg, that does not count.

This game is unlisenced. - MinecraftHater

47 Sonic CD

Here's a fun fact: If you leave Sonic for like 3 or 5 minutes alone he will jump off of the edge killing himself which will result in a game over. - Ilovestephanie

Besides the game over, it's a masterpiece - Maddox121

Oh my good that creepy message gave me nightmares for months, totally put me off this game for ever. - DizzyKid117

Most underrated sonic game and is the best one everyone loves sonic unleashed it's so overrated

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48 Sonic 3D Blast 5 Sonic 3D Blast 5

It's a bootleg. It's a little better than Somari. - BorisRule

Woah, Slow Down Here, This Is A JOKE Game, It's Just Another Bootleg - VideoGamefan5

At least this ain't Sonic 06 (shudder)!

49 Sonic Adventure

I've seen quite the war going on with this game and how people rate it, and personally I don't think either side has made a decent argument.

So I'm here to give my opinion. But first, I want to get some things straight. I like Mario 64 much more than this, and will compare the two later, and even prefer Mario games over those of Sonic, but I'm not a ' rabid Mario fan ' hating on Sonic for no reason, and I'm not some stupid kid hating on a game he's never played because it's cool. I have played this game and I did not enjoy it.

As for the argument that, ' it was the first 3D Sonic, it didn't need to perfect ' and, ' give them credit, they tried ' are frankly not a factor. Just because it was early and the developers tried doesn't excuse bad design and gameplay.

And, finally, before the nitty gritty, no, I am not going to talk about the chao garden (as it isn't required for beating the game, and for me can only be viewed as a fun little add on), and no, I don't care ...more

Sonic Adventure (both Dreamcast and GameCube versions) vs. Super Mario 64 (the N64/Wii Virtual Console version, not the DS version)

Super Mario 64 gets at least 1000/100 stars.
There is nothing I do not like about this game. But the story/plot can be a bit of a disgrace as well as this video game can be a little too difficult. Nonetheless, this video game has the top 1 best graphics out of all other video games. This video game is my all-time favorite. It has awesome gameplay also and it made 3D games popular, but this is the top 1 best video game of all time. The music is also the best music in a video game, ever! And the controls are not at the slightest bit broken. This video game has great graphics for its time. All the levels and secrets are flawless and very anticipating, especially Shifting Sand Land. But the whole video game itself feels a little too short - it is 6 to 7 hours long! Also, the beginning and ending are not my favorites either, but Super Mario 64 is the ...more

Crash Bandicoot and Spyro The Dragon are better then Super Mario 64 and Sonic Adventure combine

It wasn't the first 3D sonic, that was Sonic The Fighters (correct me if I'm wrong)

This game sucks on every story! It's stereotypical, the soundtrack was an insult, the redesigns are awful, the story is ridiculous, the game is too easy, the voice acting is corny and this game is a middle finger to the whole Sonic franchise!

I would give Super Mario 64 on the N64 a 100+/100.

I would give Sonic Adventure a 4/100.

I'm Sick of Mario Fans Bashing Sonic For No Reason, Look I Like Mario More Than I Like Sonic, But You Rabid Mario Fans Need To Stop Bashing Well Received Sonic Games, Also 4/100 Is Way Too Low For A Critically Acclaimed Game - VideoGamefan5

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50 Sonic 3 & Knuckles

This game is awesome it is one of the best sonic games - DrayTopTens

This is gaming heaven! Please take this off the list.

This game is only bad because of its not-too-cool entitlement, the fact that the game doesn't contain Mario in it, if we were bad at this game & above all the fact that this game is a Sonic game. The game is overall good for a Sonic game. The classic era designs for the Sonic characters are all great, but the modern era designs for the Sonic characters. Also, Amy Rose has always been supposed to be Sonic the Hedgehog's little sister out of Sonic Undeerground despite Amy Rose already having a dead brother in the comic series (whereas there needs to be Archie Pac-Man comics, NOT Archie Sonic/Mega Man comics). Also, imagine Amy Rose & Inky (from Pac-Man having a lot of sex.

I also prefer Super Mario Bros. 3 feat. Knuckles.

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