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  • Summary: In Sonic's most exciting adventure yet, you maneuver a team of three Sonic characters through massive levels to overcome the ultimate evil! You guessed it, Dr. Eggman is on the loose once again, but this time he'll have to take on three powerful characters at once. Whether he's trying to outrun Sonic, or dodge Knuckles punches, he'll have plenty to contend with. All twelve characters have unique strengths that you'll take full advantage of to get your team through the course at full speed. Whether you choose Team Sonic, Team Dark, Team Rose, or Team Chaotix, you'll be off on a wild journey filled with challenging missions unique to each team. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. It's a grand maze without dead-ends. [March 2005, p.84]
  2. The action is bewildering and frenetic, the challenge is minimal and the usual camera problems persist, but this is still an exuberantly entertaining game.
  3. Essentially an Xbox port with improved graphics. [Jan 2005, p.78]
  4. A step in the right direction, adding a nice teamwork element to the game. However, it is ultimately mediocre at best, given its fair share of problems, including bad camera issues and overly simplistic gameplay.
  5. 70
    The only way that the game stands apart on the PC is the higher resolution for graphics. A gamepad is a necessity for the full experience but the presentation of the game suffers somewhat due to the complete lack of an instruction manual.
  6. A poor man's take on the franchise's 16-bit salad days. [March 2005, p.72]
  7. Ridiculously fast, under-developed and frustrating to control. [Christmas 2004, p.119]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. KeelieG.
    Jan 31, 2005
    I LUV Sonic Heroes!!! there should really be a Sonic Heroes 2; if that's even possible... :)
  2. Jul 30, 2012
    This is a great game.Many different levels and special levels.Pleasantly play for each team.Cool music.Just nostalgia.I a great many more, you can write about this wonderful game.It gets me to the highest assessment.I suggest playing all holders ps2.It created for the game ps 2. Expand
  3. Hypersonic
    Feb 27, 2005
    I love it and still struggling lol but its a bit easy on most storys hope theres a sonic heroes 2 for pc and other consoles shame this isnt on dreamcast. Expand
    Jan 9, 2005
    I think this game is great,it looks so much more real than SA2, SA2:battle,SA,and SADX.But the games computer graphics are a little off.
  5. Fighter17
    Jul 27, 2005
    While the gameplay is dead-on great, the only problem with the game is the voice acting. The voice actor of Tails must be fired!!
  6. Jan 18, 2013
    Good game actually. Its colorful, cute and frustrating in a good way. Story was cute and the Voice acting sucked. Each team is cooperative, different and easy to use. Graphics were ahead of its time but the speed couldve been more at all times. Level design was great but you really, REALLY wouldnt want to play this game on the PC, a gamepad is nescessary to enjoy it overall. If I had played the console version, I would probably give it an 8. Expand
  7. Apr 3, 2011
    It's too complicated to learn and too confuse to use the character abilities. The game is also too slow, i took almost a life trying to do it and finally a discovered that there is no spin dash! And to top it all the freak camera also make it even more difficult to eliminate the enemies. Expand

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