Sonic Unleashed Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Having been broken apart by the evil Dr. Eggman, it's up to Sonic to put the pieces of the world back together again by retrieving the power of the chaos emeralds! In doing so, Sonic finds himself in a race against time and faced with an unusual situation that challenge hims in ways neverHaving been broken apart by the evil Dr. Eggman, it's up to Sonic to put the pieces of the world back together again by retrieving the power of the chaos emeralds! In doing so, Sonic finds himself in a race against time and faced with an unusual situation that challenge hims in ways never before seen. Both day and night play different, yet important, roles in Sonic's newest quest... as the sun sets, a new adventure awakens. By completing a wide variety of action-packed stages, spanning the seven broken continents of the world, gamers unleash Sonic’s amazing abilities to save the world, and himself! In addition to running at high speeds, which is highlighted in four new speed mechanics, combat fighting now becomes possible. New combat, movement, functional abilities and platforming are introduced to offer increased depth and variety. Sonic Unleashed offers a re-defined experience for fans and newcomers of the franchise alike by combing picturesque & detailed scenery, an expansive world with multiple paths to choose from and dynamic viewpoints for an immersive and renewed gaming atmosphere. Along with seamless 3D to classic 2D camera transitions, the game is built on a powerful, new proprietary "Hedgehog Engine," which introduces impressive lighting abilities and new technology tailor made for Sonic’s new speed capabilities. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 50
  2. Negative: 10 out of 50
  1. Sonic Unleashed is a glorious return to true console form for Sonic.
  2. An accomplished Sonic game leaving us wanting more.
  3. I appreciate Team Sonic’s effort to mix the old with the new, and there’s definitely some potential in the alter-ego mechanic. Unfortunately, they don’t blend especially well in Unleashed, an experience that had me alternately stoked to get to the next traditional level and a bit disappointed every time the sun went down.
  4. The Sonic-team has succeeded in developing an improvement upon the last Sonic-game on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Even then, Sonic Unleashed is a flawed game. The Hedgehog-levels are fast and fun, while the Werehog-levels offer a bit of a change to the classic Sonic-gameplay, although, unfortunately, it often comes down to mindless button bashing. Unleashed shows that Sonic isn’t dead and buried yet, but still leaves a lot to be desired.
  5. 60
    Sonic Unleashed is kind of a video game equation of sorts. If half the game is solid but far from perfect, and the other half is pitifully bland and repetitive, then the result equals an experience that ends up disappointing almost as much as impressing and entertaining.
  6. Despite the power of the blue Hedgehog, Sonic Unleashed never really impressed us. The game has its moments, but these moments are so rare and easily forgotten when you've reached the point where you almost throw your controller against the tv. The race levels are awesome, but with the heavy load of the uninspiring Werehog levels, those aren't even enough to give the game a sufficient grade.
  7. Terrible level design, unresponsive controls, and a poor camera are just the beginning of the problems in this awful adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 87
  2. Negative: 13 out of 87
  1. Aug 17, 2011
    10
    A much better game than the reviews suggest. Loads of secrets and replay value, fantastic graphics and music. If you love sonic you'll loveA much better game than the reviews suggest. Loads of secrets and replay value, fantastic graphics and music. If you love sonic you'll love this. Hell, you may even learn to like the Werehog. Expand
  2. Feb 1, 2015
    10
    This game has amazing gameplay, graphics, music everything comes together nicely in it. It's fun and delivers slight variety but keepsThis game has amazing gameplay, graphics, music everything comes together nicely in it. It's fun and delivers slight variety but keeps everything you love about sonic in it 10/10 BESTEST GAME EVA Expand
  3. Dec 11, 2010
    9
    Simply a fun game! This game goes back to alot of what makes Sonic who he is when you play through the Sonic day levels. They actually made aSimply a fun game! This game goes back to alot of what makes Sonic who he is when you play through the Sonic day levels. They actually made a new Hedgehog Engine for this game to get the day levels down. The werehog levels are where some people might be thrown off alil. Yes, it can be a pain to keep having to switch between night and day, but playing as a werehog felt awesome especially since it made this sonic game also into a kid friendly God of War game! :) This is a great Sonic game is definately worth picking up for any sonic fan! Expand
  4. EXshad
    Nov 24, 2008
    8
    Though there the loading times from hell are back from Sonic's last 360 outing, there are some control issues with the werehog, and the Though there the loading times from hell are back from Sonic's last 360 outing, there are some control issues with the werehog, and the plot is kinda thin, this is the best console Sonic game since Sonic Adventure 2. By day, it's fast, insane, high-speed fun, made better thanks to perfect controls and a fluid frame-rate, and by night, it's a...decent to somewhat good brawler that is fun once you learn the ropes, but will leave you wanting to play as normal Sonic again since night stages are long. Still, both forms of Sonic are fun to play as in their own way. The hubs are back, but don't interfere with the gameplay, but rather, simply provide extra optional missions and shops to boost the replay value. They're linear this time and straight-forward, so Sonic won't get lost and it's easy to find your way out of there when you get sick of it. Oh, and for the first time in a 3D Sonic game, the camera is fantastic and dynamic. I seriously recommend this game to any Sonic fan with the system, and everyone else should check it out, maybe even buy it outright if you just want to play a new, GOOD 3D Sonic game. Expand
  5. May 2, 2016
    8
    This was the first game in the Sonic franchise that started to save it's reputation after the big failure of Sonic The Hedgehog 2006, sadly,This was the first game in the Sonic franchise that started to save it's reputation after the big failure of Sonic The Hedgehog 2006, sadly, it's pretty underrated. What really makes this game are the amazing graphics, great cut-scenes, fun day stages, storyline and Chip. The night stages are actually okay. It might be a bit boring, but it was a pretty unique idea for the franchise, and it helped to it's timeless storyline Sonic team went through. The only problem I got with the game is the RPG system... which is pretty unnecessary. The rest, it's great.

    Final rank: 8.5/10 (Great)
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  6. Jan 21, 2017
    6
    Sonic Unleashed is a poor combination of fast, sturdy daytime gameplay and slow, obnoxious unnecessary werewolf-fighting night time gameplaySonic Unleashed is a poor combination of fast, sturdy daytime gameplay and slow, obnoxious unnecessary werewolf-fighting night time gameplay that just recently describes "God of War" in a few words. I'm unsure of what to love about Unleashed as bigger flaws begin to outcome the game as just something that should be purchased for the average fan. Expand
  7. Sep 24, 2012
    0
    Sonic Generations is a game released on the 360, PS3, PS2 (if you couldn't afford a current gen console), and the Wii (if you like crappySonic Generations is a game released on the 360, PS3, PS2 (if you couldn't afford a current gen console), and the Wii (if you like crappy gimmick motion controls). The story of the game is that Dr Eggman blasts a laser at planet Earth and the planet is divided in half. The game offers the return of the terrible open world from Sonic 06 and instead of focusing on the main gameplay, they dedicate half the game to a gimmick. This gimmick is known as Sonic the Werehog who is Sonic turning into a warewolf in the night time. This wouldn't be a problem if this didn't affect half the gameplay. Instead of being focused on speed, these levels are focused on COMBAT. And as we all know, all Sonic games with combat in it failed miserably, so there was no point in doing this. This was a disappointment because the other stages were spot on. This game is not that good. It is half good and half bad because half of the gameplay is messed up. Expand

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