Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jun 10, 2009
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 80
    Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is a fantastic game, but you can find it elsewhere for cheaper. This package adds a few things you can't find in most other Sonic re-releases, such as online play and leaderboards, but those really don't add much.
  2. Not quite a stone-cold classic, but close enough to make the low asking price a no-brainer.
  3. For 400 Microsoft points, Sonic 3 is not just a pleasant trip down memory lane, but a welcome return to a series that has gone awry.
  4. X-ONE Magazine UK
    90
    Fantastic stuff. [Issue#48, p.99]
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 10, 2016
    10
    People who think that this game is better than Sonic 2 then something is honestly wrong with you. Sonic 3 gets everything better than whatPeople who think that this game is better than Sonic 2 then something is honestly wrong with you. Sonic 3 gets everything better than what sonic 2 got wrong in every way and is probably the best sonic game out there Full Review »
  2. Jun 26, 2014
    10
    Simply the most perfect Sonic game on the 16 bit era. Sonic 2 took Sonic the Hedgehog and made it better but this took both of them and madeSimply the most perfect Sonic game on the 16 bit era. Sonic 2 took Sonic the Hedgehog and made it better but this took both of them and made them the very best they can be. More features, a great 2 player, the ability to play as Sonic and Tails (and using Tails to fly is a bonus), better power ups, great story and level transition make this easily one of the best (dare I say the best) Sonic games to date. If you haven't played them you have clearly been living under a rock for the last 2 decades. Pick it up for cheap and your in for a treat.

    PS. I feel it deserves the top spot of being better than Sonic 2.
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  3. Oct 18, 2011
    10
    Cheap, Retro goodness and while I don't feel the game is quite as good a game as sonic 2 was, it is still a 16 bit classic sonic game, for theCheap, Retro goodness and while I don't feel the game is quite as good a game as sonic 2 was, it is still a 16 bit classic sonic game, for the price you seriously can't go wrong (pick up sonic and knuckles with it (also very cheap) and you can play through the two games as they were meant to be one whole gamebut sega released them seperately as 2 diff games). Full Review »