• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2004
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
Buy On
  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. It's a servicable and innovative effort, but there's still room to grow. [Mar 2004, p.107]
  3. Weekly Famitsu
    78
    8 / 8 / 8 / 7 - 31 silver [Vol 786]
  4. 75
    It's way too easy to dash off a cliff into an instant death, which seems totally out of place these days.

Awards & Rankings

13
#13 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
43
#43 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 130 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 130
  2. Negative: 20 out of 130
  1. Apr 15, 2013
    6
    Sonic Heroes was one of my favorite childhood games for PS2. I had a blast with this game growing up. The theme song is one song that isSonic Heroes was one of my favorite childhood games for PS2. I had a blast with this game growing up. The theme song is one song that is forever stuck in my head.

    Now then, gameplay wise, Sonic Heroes isn't "that" bad. It's still somewhat enjoyable. As a kid, I just played. I didn't focus on the right and wrongs. I just had fun. Now, I see that the camera is completely terrible. Literally, barley any control. The Speed, Power, and Fly sections of the game were ok. Not great, but good. The flight meter on the flying characters is too short. It goes out in a heartbeat. The only thing I actually enjoyed was being the Speed type. I just loved running through it, not caring about what was happening.

    Overall, Sonic Heroes is (like I said) not all that bad. It's still a game. Not the best, but still.

    6/10
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  2. Dec 1, 2012
    8
    This game is Amazing,it gets a lot of crap due to its glitches,bad story,textures/graphics and most of all the voice acting but the gameThis game is Amazing,it gets a lot of crap due to its glitches,bad story,textures/graphics and most of all the voice acting but the game doesn't deserve that for all the bad,the good in the game over-weighs it,and in my opinion,the graphics aren't to bad,the textures are solid,I found no glitches,I found the voice acting ok in a funny way and the story is fun so everything all the critics say is crap.Now the gameplay is amazing,I found the three teams of three a good idea that worked well and the music is F*****G awesome.The two player mode is cool for a quick go and the only downfalls are rogues voice and Omochoa. Full Review »
  3. May 17, 2017
    7
    As a kid, I used to enjoy this game a lot, especially the CG cutscenes. Looking back, it's not as bad as most people say it is. Overall,As a kid, I used to enjoy this game a lot, especially the CG cutscenes. Looking back, it's not as bad as most people say it is. Overall, 7.1/10.

    +Relatively simple plot
    +Likable characters
    +Replay value
    +Creative level design

    -At-times jerky camera
    -Bad dialogue and voice acting
    -Comparatively outdated graphics (COMPARATIVELY outdated.)
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