User Reviews

Unfinished, but still fun William Baker (10) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars
Look past your prejudice and just enjoy the game. AkibaTechno (254) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
Don't be fooled by the reviews sonicteamUSA (49) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.6
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.7
Overall User Score (21 votes) 2.8

Critic Reviews

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Playstation Front (Apr 03, 2007)
Ei, ei, ei... was hat das Sonic Team in der langen Entwicklungszeit nur gemacht? Wäre die nur dezent verbesserte Technik noch gerade so zu verkraften, geht man in Sachen Gameplay einen Schritt zurück und bringt ausschließlich Altbewährtes zu Tage. Hier geht die Bedienung schwerfällig von der Hand, in Verbindung mit der kuriosen Kameraführung kommt Frustfaktor auf. Einzige Neuerung gegenüber den alten Teilen ist die Havok 3- Physikengine, die lediglich einer der Charaktere, nämlich Silver The Hedgehog, einzusetzen weiß. Der quasi nicht vorhandene Multiplayer-Modus fällt negativ ins Gewicht, man kann ausschließlich mit einem Freund an einer Konsole spielen. Das lässt die Wertung ein ganzes Stück in den Keller rutschen.
Games Master (Apr, 2007)
The frustrating thing about Sonic is that it has all the makings of a great game, but falls short by being utterly, unforgivably broken. There are so many glitches that it makes it near unplayable, and when enemies fill the screen it slows down so much it's like Sonic's in the Matrix. But there are some good bits; Silver's telekinesis powers are entertaining and the odd level feels like classic Sonic. But then it slaps you in the face and unfairly kills you. A bit of a mess, then.
Power Sonic (May 10, 2014)
Sonic the Hedegehog ou Sonic Next-gen é um dos games do Sonic de análise mais controvertida. Há os mais ferrenhos críticos ao game e há também aqueles que defendem o jogo. Os críticos dizem que tirando o fato de ser um jogo do ouriço, absolutamente nada atrairia o público a um game como foi Sonic Next-gen. Já os defensores dizem que as falhas do jogo são acostumáveis e que ao final tem-se em mãos um ótimo jogo. Em que lado você se posiciona? Jogue e conclua por si!
Sounds like, once again, Sonic Team and Sony just don’t mix. They were dodgy on PS2 and they’re downright allergic to the PS3. For what it’s worth, Sonic the Hedgehog 360 is awesome, and Sonic Rings is looking amazing. Sonic Team still has it when it comes to Nintendo and Microsoft. My advice is to stay as far away from this one as possible; especially if you’re a Sonic fan. After spending 700.00 on a console this is like a kick in the teeth. This game should be cancelled.
Playstation Universe (Apr 01, 2007)
Unfortunately Sonic didn’t turn out to well for his next-gen debut. Die-hards may enjoy the title from time to time but even they would find some disappointment. It just seems that Sonic Team spent all of their time adding new features rather than working on the basics of gameplay. There are some good ideas with the multiplayer modes and all of the different playable characters but the fact that the gameplay is so bad means most of the good features in the game go unnoticed. We can only hope that the next Sonic game will be something well worth a purchase.
PSX Extreme (Feb 06, 2007)
Sonic the Hedgehog retains none of its former quality, and while there have been too many below-average installments in the past, this one might be the worst. There are simply far too many major problems here to recommend this game for purchase, and in fact, unless you bleed Sonic blue, we can't even recommend a rent. If you're willing to withstand the constant onslaught of glaring issues regarding the control, you might be able to revel in some of those aforementioned highlights, but it won't last. In the end, you'll find yourself wishing for the good ol' 16-bit days, and if you have the Genesis and the first couple Sonics or the Genesis Collection for the PS2, you'll want to pop it in and relive the glory days.
45 (Mar 23, 2007)
Ce premier Sonic sur Playstation 3 est une grosse déception. Peu jouable, à la difficulté mal réglée et aux niveaux peu intéressants, on aura beaucoup de mal à le conseiller, même aux inconditionnels du hérisson bleu. Si les développeurs continuent de nous proposer des Sonic aussi peu convaincants, ils risquent bien de dégoûter les joueurs de ce personnage phare des jeux vidéo.
IGN (Feb 07, 2007)
Sonic the Hedgehog is a mess. While there are a few glimmers of hope early on when players take control of Silver and his cool telekinesis ability, it's quickly realized that the game's design never really capitalizes on it. The remaining character situations (Shadow's vehicle segments and Sonic's traditional platforming) aren't anywhere near as interesting as Silver's, and the whole game has a forced and generic feel to it. Once you sauté that winning formula with a rack full of technical problems you end up with one hell of a disappointing game.
GameSpot (Feb 02, 2007)
Only the most blindly reverent Sonic the Hedgehog fan could possibly squeeze any enjoyment out of Sega's latest adventure. This platformer is a mess from top to bottom, and any of the occasional moments that don't feel somehow broken only serve to make the game's other flaws appear that much bigger.
GamesRadar (2007)
Sonic either needs to be reworked from the ground up, or put to sleep. Every installment has us hoping for a return to glory, but each one further craps on the hedgehog's legacy. The redeeming qualities here are few and far between, and it's just plain not fun. If Sonic were a real person, his friends would've called for an intervention long ago. We're really worried about you, blue buddy. Get help.
GameDaily (Feb 08, 2007)
Sonic the Hedgehog for PlayStation 3 most notably suffers from lack of momentum. If Sonic can't run at full speed like he's meant to, he ceases to be important.
A handful of multiplayer modes and the chance to play as other favourites from Sega’s series may be enough to sate Sonic obsessives hungry for new thrills, but even these additions aren’t enough to save the hedgehog’s latest adventure from mediocrity.
40 (Aug 13, 2007)
A Sega le recomendaríamos que se abstuviera de volver a lanzar un título de esta calidad, no sólo para este personaje, aunque al menos por respeto, habría que optar por una honrosa muerte o limitarse a experiencias portátiles, antes que hacernos afrontar la inversión de este Blu-Ray para disfrutar de una de las mayores tomaduras de pelo de la historia de los videojuegos.
38 (Mar 04, 2007)
Selbst wenn es zum Start der PS3 keine Alternative als Jump&Run gibt, sollten sich alle von Sonic the Hedgehog fernhalten und beten, dass die Duos Jak & Daxter oder Ratchet & Clank abwärtskompatibel sind. Und wenn ihr das neue Sony-Flaggschiff nur für das Jubiläumsspiel des Kultigels gekauft habt, ein Wort der Entwarnung: Es wird mit Sicherheit bessere Spiele in diesem Genre geben. Denn viel schlechter kann es nicht mehr werden. Egal, wo man hinschaut, finden sich alle Mankos, die auch schon die 360-Version geplagt haben: Angefangen von den Ladezeiten über die grafischen Schwächen, die dank Aliasing auf der PS3 sogar noch stärker ins Auge fallen bis hin zu spielerischen Mankos erwartet euch nach wie vor ein unausgegorenes Action-Adventure, das die Bezeichnung "Next-Gen" auch nur als Alibi zur Schau trägt.
30 (Mar 20, 2007)
Sonic fans might be able to stomach some of these issues, but they really shouldn't be tolerated. Sonic has been on a slippery slope for years and SEGA has done nothing about it, and this has culminated in what can only be described as a complete disaster. Coming from SEGA it's hard to believe and even harder to understand, as Sonic used to be 'it' as far as gaming icons were concerned. Now he's been dragged through the mud so many times that it's hard to see him ever finding his former glory.
Pro-G (Mar 20, 2007)
Sonic fans might be able to stomach some of these issues, but they really shouldn't be tolerated. Sonic has been on a slippery slope for years and SEGA has done nothing about it, and this has culminated in what can only be described as a complete disaster. Coming from SEGA it's hard to believe and even harder to understand, as Sonic used to be 'it' as far as gaming icons were concerned. Now he's been dragged through the mud so many times that it's hard to see him ever finding his former glory.
25 (Apr 05, 2007)
I like Sonic I really do. He gave Mario a real run for his money. But since then the fall from grace has been bitter and this game can only be described as rock bottom. I am hard pressed to find anybody to recommend this to, not even to die hard fans. I guess if you like pain, like glitches, or you collect games that start with “S” then this game is for you. Everybody else, stay away. Here’s to hoping this game bombs out and Sega realizes it and makes some much needed changes to what was a thriving franchise. But unfortunately for now, we have yet another horrible game to add to the growing list for Sonic and friends.
Diehard GameFan (Feb 05, 2007)
Never before has a game so totally blown me away with how poor it is. It seemed like every new character was less fun to control, and the entire game seemed glitchy and rushed. The floaty, too-fast character control was worse than ever, and it’s mind boggling that the camera issues from this game in 1999 are still around today. With a trend in gaming to redo older games with new graphics, it is possible that Sega decided to redo Sonic Adventure 1, complete with inane adventure parts and gigantic levels where the only fun parts are where you barely have control over your character. I cannot recommend against this game enough. Whether you’re new to the series (and thus set up to hate it forever if this is you first exposure) or a longtime fan (like me), you will be offended and disgusted by the game masquerading as a Grade A mascot game. It’s that bad.
It's unfortunate, really. Sonic the Hedgehog could have been the next-gen platformer, the one to usher in a new era in platform gaming. The story is okay, the inclusion of multiple yet distinct hedgehogs adds some flavor to the mix, and the visuals are some of the best yet seen on the console (the opening cutscene gives even Gears of War a run for its money). But all these factors are for naught. The game is marred - more than marred, the game is in fact ruined - by its lack of a clear focus and its ridiculously over-the-top loading times. Sonic may be a fast little bugger, but this game's poor design slows him to a standstill. Avoid it at all costs.
The A.V. Club (Dec 12, 2007)
The princess is safe and sound. Now who's going to save Sonic as his franchise circles the drain?