• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2004
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: In Sonic's most exciting adventure yet, you maneuver a team of three Sonic characters through massive levels to overcome the ultimate evil! You guessed it, Dr. Eggman is on the loose once again, but this time he'll have to take on three powerful characters at once! Whether he's trying toIn Sonic's most exciting adventure yet, you maneuver a team of three Sonic characters through massive levels to overcome the ultimate evil! You guessed it, Dr. Eggman is on the loose once again, but this time he'll have to take on three powerful characters at once! Whether he's trying to outrun Sonic, or dodge Knuckles punches, he'll have plenty to contend with. All twelve characters have unique strengths that you'll take full advantage of to get your team through the course at full speed. Whether you choose Team Sonic, Team Dark, Team Rose, or Team Chaotix, you'll be off on a wild journey filled with challenging missions unique to each team. In this groundbreaking title that brings the Sonic series to PlayStation 2 and Xbox for the first time, Sonic Heroes marks the next evolution in Sonic's gaming career. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. A great game and I think it is safe to say that the long wait for a new Sonic game is finally over, and it was well worth the wait!
  2. 75
    It's way too easy to dash off a cliff into an instant death, which seems totally out of place these days.
  3. 70
    Gamers who haven't exactly stuck by Sonic's blurry blue side over the years will have to work a little harder to get to the fun, spastic heart of Sonic Heroes, but those who know what to expect in terms of mechanics and sheer kinetic insanity will feel right at home.
  4. The game is just a mess at most times (besides the graphics and sound), the gameplay has bugs and there are a couple misleading times in the many levels. The game is also sometimes so fast paced that it's impossible to get some vital powerups and items.
  5. 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]
  6. It's also the closest the series has been to its roots in well over a decade.
  7. 30
    Its tricks are old and it offers no challenge but for the irksome nuisances of its design. [JPN Import]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 54
  2. Negative: 11 out of 54
  1. Oct 13, 2011
    10
    very nice game i love the racing aspect and its just an amazing childhood game. I also like the graphics of this game. I currently don't ownvery nice game i love the racing aspect and its just an amazing childhood game. I also like the graphics of this game. I currently don't own it but i remember playing it when i was 5. Expand
  2. Aug 31, 2016
    10
    Melhor jogo 3D do sonic, trouxe os times, divididos entre velocidade, voo e força, aonde cada um teria sua usabilidade nas fases, os gráficosMelhor jogo 3D do sonic, trouxe os times, divididos entre velocidade, voo e força, aonde cada um teria sua usabilidade nas fases, os gráficos estão bonitos, trouxe tambem a volta do metal sonic, com o metal madness. Expand
  3. Sep 24, 2012
    10
    Sonic Heroes is the one game I have so much memories with. I was 5 years old when this game came out and have been playing this game on andSonic Heroes is the one game I have so much memories with. I was 5 years old when this game came out and have been playing this game on and off since. Recently, I took a trip down memory lane and realized the game is as good as I remember it being. The game takes place right after Sonic Adventure 2 and Eggman is at it again. This time, you have to use teamwork in order to defeat Eggman. Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles are in Team Sonic, Shadow, Rouge, and Omega are in Team Dark which is supposed to have more difficult levels but I don't see it, Rose, Big (that annoying cat from SA1), and Cream, and finally there is Team Chaotix which features the characters from Knuckles Chaotix. Vector, Espio and Charmy and this team is my favorite because it focuses on mission styled gameplay.You are able to shift characters by using the triangle and circle button using three formations. Flying, speed, and power. All formations help you throughout the stage. Also, throughout the game there are level ups which increase the power of your attacks. The bosses are pretty memorable too. I find little problems rather than the special stages in which if you do not beat 7 of them, you have to replay through some of the levels and collect the chaos emeralds in order to unlock the final stage. Besides this frustration, the game is very well designed and I find nothing wrong with the graphics for a game made in 2004. This game is the BEST Sonic game in the series EVER. I have no idea why some people say the game sucks while there is barely anything wrong with it. If you like great and unique platforming, this is surely the game for you. Expand
  4. Jan 2, 2014
    8
    Would have been a 10/10 just because of nostalgia and awesomely designed stages IF it wasn't for the terrible controls and the annoying asWould have been a 10/10 just because of nostalgia and awesomely designed stages IF it wasn't for the terrible controls and the annoying as hell hit detection. Expand
  5. May 25, 2020
    7
    Jogava quando eu era criança, não era lá essas coisa mas tb n era ruim, o problema é que eu achava muito complicado jogo e meio feio comparadoJogava quando eu era criança, não era lá essas coisa mas tb n era ruim, o problema é que eu achava muito complicado jogo e meio feio comparado a outros na época. Expand
  6. Feb 2, 2017
    6
    This version of Sonic Heroes contains issues that are not present in other console versions. It tries its very best, but at numerous times,This version of Sonic Heroes contains issues that are not present in other console versions. It tries its very best, but at numerous times, suffers from numerous bugs. If you want to enjoy Sonic Heroes, stay away from its PlayStation 2 version and get either the Xbox or GameCube versions instead. Expand
  7. JM
    Jan 2, 2004
    0
    This game rocks. It would have a ten if it wasn't so hard to dunk and rebound.

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#13 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
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#43 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004