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Sonic Heroes is a 3D action-platformer in which the player takes control of a team of 3 characters, each with a special ability - speed, fly and power. The objective of the game is to race through levels as quickly as possible whilst defeating enemies and collecting rings. Your time, rings and enemies defeated make up a point system, and more points mean a higher rank on the level. There are 4 teams of characters each with their own changes to the gameplay:
  • Team Sonic is the intermediate difficulty featuring Sonic (speed), Tails (fly) and Knuckles (power).
  • Team Shadow is the hard difficulty featuring Shadow (speed), Rogue (fly) and E-123 Omega (power).
  • Team Rose is the easy difficulty featuring Amy (speed), Cream (fly) and Big (power).
  • Team Chaotix features new mission-based objectives with Espio (speed), Charmy (fly) and Vector (power).
The game features 4 modes:
  • Story Mode, giving players the opportunity to play through levels as the story progresses.
  • Challenge Mode, giving players the opportunity to replay levels that they have previously cleared in Story Mode
  • Battle Mode, a multiplayer mode where players can race or battle each other
  • Tutorial Mode, teaching players the basics of playing the game.


Sonic Heroes GameCube Team Chaotix in yet another forgettable adventure
Sonic Heroes GameCube Mine Cart Mode
Sonic Heroes GameCube Team Chaotix Team Blast
Sonic Heroes GameCube Stage 2

Promo Images

Sonic Heroes Screenshot
Sonic Heroes Screenshot
Sonic Heroes Screenshot
Sonic Heroes Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "索尼克英雄" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ソニックヒーローズ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "소닉히어로즈" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Far better then many give it credit ... Kartanym (12705) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
A New Day Brings New Adventure Rachael Blenkin (2) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Horrid, half-assed, failed attempt at resurrecting a dying breed of game. AG Wolf (277) unrated
Not the best but fun Sonicfanx (10) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
4 teams and 12 high speed characters! knuckles-rox (11) unrated
STUIPD GAME Jesse Nitschke (2) 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars

Critic Reviews

64 Power / big.N / N Games Jan, 2004 90 out of 100 90
The Video Game Critic Mar 09, 2004 B+ 83
N-Zone Mar 02, 2004 83 out of 100 83
Power Sonic Feb 28, 2015 8 out of 10 80
IGN Jan 05, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Jan 02, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 06, 2004 14 out of 20 70
Nintendo Difference Mar 12, 2004 13 out of 20 65
Console Obsession Jul 25, 2015 6 out of 10 60
1UP May 09, 2004 5.5 out of 10 55


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A New Day Begins New Adventure 84 DJP Mom (11375)
Aug 24, 2007



This was the first Sonic game to be released on multiple platforms (Nintendo GameCube, Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox) simultaneously.

Team Chaotix

Team Chaotix is made up of three of the main characters from Knuckles' Chaotix.

PlayStation 2 version

The PlayStation 2 version is infamous for being poorly optimised and performing badly due to the weaker nature of the PS2's hardware when compared to the Xbox or GameCube. The PS2 version runs in 30fps with additional frame drops as opposed to the GameCube and Xbox's 60fps. The PS2 version also suffers from a lower draw distance and longer loading times. Another oddity exclusive to the American PS2 version is that, on menu screens, O acts as the primary "enter" button and X acts as the back button, similarly to how Japanese PlayStation games are controlled; the European version uses the correct button layout.

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will.i.am (1079) added Sonic Heroes (GameCube) on Jan 03, 2004
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