Sonic the Hedgehog was born for one reason and one reason only, to combat the highly successful platforming hero, Mario. Sega needed a mascot that was faster than Mario and would lead to fast sales of their systems. He’s had some great games over the years but he’s also been in some not so great adventures.
From Adventure 2 battle to Colors to Pinball, the games have been all over the place, releasing on like every console under the sun. His popularity doesn’t exceed that of Mario’s but Sonic is a household name that will forever be in people’s minds.
We’re getting a brand new 2D and 3D title this year that will hopefully bring the hedgehog back to form. We thought it would be a fantastic idea to go back in time and look back at the best and worst Sonic games over the years.
Sonic Mania and Project Sonic 2017 will release sometime before the year is up. Mania takes classic 2D stages and spins them on their head; it’s a throwback that will surely appeal to beloved fans of the series’ past. Details on these two games will be announced during SXSW on March 16. This panel will answer questions about both games, showcase a new reveal for each title, and will discuss Sonic’s resurgence in the world of gaming since the reveal of both games. Of course, with Sonic involved, who knows what other surprises might be in store?
The last big title to come out on consoles was Sonic Boom. It was poorly criticized and went on to be one of the worst 3D Sonic games.
These both games are planned for release on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows.
Here’s the list of the hedgehogs best titles ranked by none other than Metacritic. Let’s see what was the best game according to critics and the worst.
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