Sonic Heroes Xbox

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  • Summary: Sonic Heroes brings the Sonic series to the PS2 and Xbox for the first time. Dr. Eggman is causing havoc again and it's up to you to maneuver a team of three Sonic characters through massive levels. All 12 characters--divided into Team Sonic, Team Dark, Team Rose and Team Chaotix--haveSonic Heroes brings the Sonic series to the PS2 and Xbox for the first time. Dr. Eggman is causing havoc again and it's up to you to maneuver a team of three Sonic characters through massive levels. All 12 characters--divided into Team Sonic, Team Dark, Team Rose and Team Chaotix--have their own unique strengths, so choose your teams wisely. Find the best combination to complete missions full of enemies, puzzles, and huge environments. No matter what team you choose, the only direction is forward and the only way to get there is fast. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    Sonic Heroes will fill you with a sense of pure fun seldom seen in the annals of modern game design. [Jan 2004, p.50]
  2. With simplistic controls, the fluidity of the gameplay is neigh-on faultless, something that has manifested itself in the success of the team system in the game itself, which in itself gives the game more depth than it would otherwise have enjoyed.
  3. It certainly offers one hectic and frenzied gaming experience, which has to be the main element of any Sonic game and something that was sadly missing in the recent titles.
  4. 72
    Clocks in at a short 14 levels that can be finished in a couple hours the first time through. Playing through as other teams provides some variation, but with no actual change in the level design.
  5. 70
    Sonic Heroes isn't a drastic change from the Adventure games, and happens to suffer from most of the same problems. That said, the extra nostalgia factor and team play system do make it that little bit better.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    67
    As with the previous two 3D Sonic outings, Sonic Heroes is a solid platformer that could've been a lot better if the developers had spent more time balancing the levels and tweaking the unbelievably frustrating camera. [Feb 2004, p.108]
  7. Rarely does dying feel like the player's fault and, in typical "Sonic Adventure" fashion, the best bits are when you find that the majority of control has been taken away from you, and you're flung around the world at escape velocity. [Mar 2004, p.105]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Jul 30, 2012
    10
    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, youThis 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
  2. Mar 2, 2017
    10
    I Love This Game Because It Was The 2nd Game I Ever Play When I Was About 3 Years Old And Going Back And Playing It Now I Relize Just How GoodI Love This Game Because It Was The 2nd Game I Ever Play When I Was About 3 Years Old And Going Back And Playing It Now I Relize Just How Good It Is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  3. Jan 10, 2016
    9
    An amazing game. I do think that the Xbox version of this game is the second best port (after the gamecube version.) But anyway, this gameAn amazing game. I do think that the Xbox version of this game is the second best port (after the gamecube version.) But anyway, this game gave me memories of the older Sonic games, when they used to be awesome. I do find the combat a bit slippery and the controls in general a bit jittery, but everything else is just simple amazing. great gameplay, graphics, story, and OST to go with. Love it so much! ^^ Expand
  4. Oct 24, 2014
    7
    I don't get why some people hate this game, I think it's pretty good. Then again I am saying this as a guy who spent hours and hours of hisI don't get why some people hate this game, I think it's pretty good. Then again I am saying this as a guy who spent hours and hours of his time as a young kid playing this game, over and over again.
    7/10 For Nostalgia
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  5. Feb 2, 2017
    7
    This version of Sonic Heroes bumps Sonic's Xbox debut to a bad start. I'm not saying this version is terrible, but at least it's worth aThis version of Sonic Heroes bumps Sonic's Xbox debut to a bad start. I'm not saying this version is terrible, but at least it's worth a purchase for Xbox owners, but don't expect the great things that came with its original release. Its Xbox version could need a little more makeover from the GameCube version. Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2014
    7
    At heart a brilliant game, with a usually solid difficulty curve. Replaying the game 4 times never really bothered me, as with all the hiddenAt heart a brilliant game, with a usually solid difficulty curve. Replaying the game 4 times never really bothered me, as with all the hidden extras in levels, there is a lot of replay value, and only two of the team story lines are actually identical, Team Rose being a shorter tutorial version (a great idea imo) and Chaotix a thoroughly enjoyable revamp of the standard story. Personally I didn't see the issue with replaying the story as it was a lot of fun. Sadly, occasional glitches and flaws in level design do cast a shadow on the experience, and frequently ruined the game for me, but are worth putting up with nonetheless. Expand
  7. AndrewP.
    Dec 15, 2006
    4
    This game's horrrible. The demo gave me a false impression and I played the real thing and it got boring after a couple levels. I'm This game's horrrible. The demo gave me a false impression and I played the real thing and it got boring after a couple levels. I'm glad I didn't buy it for PC now, even if it was only five dollars, truly not worth it. Expand

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#34 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
#16 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004