• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2007
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 44
  2. Negative: 4 out of 44
  1. I’d like to get past my seeming bias for the Old Days, but every mistake and death reminds me of some comfortable feature from yesterday’s Sonics that didn’t make it into Sonic and the Secret Rings. Sonic is just too fast for his own good.
  2. 40
    Loose controls and repeating levels marred what could have been a break out hit for a series that desperately needed one.
  3. From its incongruous RPG-style leveling up to its endless recycling of levels to its utterly ridiculous Arabian Nights-themed story, Sonic and the Secret Rings feels horribly padded from top to bottom.
  4. Though Sega once again stumbled with this outing, I have slightly renewed faith and am cautiously optimistic for Sonic’s next appearance.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 149 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 61
  2. Negative: 20 out of 61
  1. Christa
    Oct 12, 2007
    2
    I couldn't play this for more than an hour before I had to beg blockbuster to take it back, pretending it was damaged. It's so monotonous.
  2. Feb 19, 2014
    5
    Decent, but weird plot. The level design is good, but that's where the appeal stops. While playing it, at first I enjoyed it. However, its when I put my controller down and the game kept on going when I realized the game plays itself. The multiplayer mode is like Mario Party's unsuccessful brother. Full Review »
  3. Oct 30, 2013
    4
    THE GOOD: The soundtrack is fantastic. Some level designs look great. The mini-games are fun, have different modes, and actually make good use of the motion controls.

    THE BAD: The Main story mode is not very fun. The motion controls are unreponsive and awkward. The story is meh. The villain is forgettable. The mini-games are more enjoyable than the actual story mode. Very linear gameplay. It feels like the game plays itself.

    One of the worst Sonic games I have ever played. Not recommended. Skip it.
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