Sonic Riders Xbox

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
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  1. Mar 27, 2017
    4
    Long story short, this game was the bane of my childhood, though this should come as a surprise to no one. Why would Sonic ever want to use a skateboard? He could probably be way faster by just running. Why are there so many stupid characters that I don't want to care about? Why do they care about racing on skateboards when Sonic, being the fastest thing around, could do something betterLong story short, this game was the bane of my childhood, though this should come as a surprise to no one. Why would Sonic ever want to use a skateboard? He could probably be way faster by just running. Why are there so many stupid characters that I don't want to care about? Why do they care about racing on skateboards when Sonic, being the fastest thing around, could do something better suited for the time of the Sonic crew? My child self was hoping for an expansive adventure game that I could zoom through, finding treasure and beating up bad guys, but what did we get? Sonic Riders. The game, although being another decent racing game in a vast sea of decent racing games, seemed at the time of my childhood to be a huge disappointment to my expectations for a Sonic game. This sentiment hasn't changed, but I now look at it as an example of the textbook problem with Sega; they, by trying to look hip and cool to a new audience, have only further alienated the new audience they want and betrayed their old fans for not something that would guarantee higher profits, but the mere potential of their existence. Expand

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#73 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. AceGamez
    80
    Sonic Riders doesn't boast too many tracks, nor does it have an online mode, which is a shame, but a bit of unique futuristic racing with familiar faces is what I'm after these days, and Sonic Riders delivers on that front hands down.
  2. Sonic fans may fill their need for speed here, but everyone else, please walk on.
  3. For the most part, it's overly complicated, and dominated by things designed to stop it being fluid and exciting.