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  • Summary: Sonic celebrates his 15th anniversary by blazing his way onto the next-generation consoles, with his first adventure set in the human world. Featuring interactive 3D environments and a large cast of returning and new characters, get ready for the reinvention of Sonic The Hedgehog, in hisSonic celebrates his 15th anniversary by blazing his way onto the next-generation consoles, with his first adventure set in the human world. Featuring interactive 3D environments and a large cast of returning and new characters, get ready for the reinvention of Sonic The Hedgehog, in his most intense, high velocity escapade to date. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 13 out of 17
  1. Game Informer
    68
    In the end, Sonic nuts will love it. Everyone else should stay away.
  2. Games Master UK
    57
    Some good ideas and lush graphics marred by bad game design. [Apr 2007, p.66]
  3. It is worth a rent, however, just to savour the few good bits, laugh at all the glitches... and to start crying when you remember what Sonic games used to be like in the '90s. Sob.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    40
    The most muddled and irritating Sonic game yet. [May 2007, p.110]
  5. Wrought with visual glitches and pre-existing issues with poor camera angles, the mixture of zippy running missions grows tedious at near-Sonic speed, with limited control and boring exploration sequences. This one hits a brick wall, for sure.
  6. Pure Magazine UK
    40
    Possibly the lowest point in Sonic gaming, sloppy camera and terrible level design let this down badly. [Mar 2007, p.53]
  7. Not only are the voices horrible, as is the case for most Sonic games, but the story makes very little sense. Its like if you took any basic Nintendo story like Mario saving the Princess, lengthened it to several hours long, and filled it with mindless details that make no logical sense at all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 141
  2. Negative: 77 out of 141
  1. Apr 19, 2012
    10
    This Sonic Game may have a lot of hate, but let me tell you this....I LOVE THIS GAME!!! Its one of my Favorite Sonic Games. Not trying to be aThis Sonic Game may have a lot of hate, but let me tell you this....I LOVE THIS GAME!!! Its one of my Favorite Sonic Games. Not trying to be a Sonic Fanboy, but its true. Silver is Cool, Shadow is Great and Sonic is AWESOME!! Expand
  2. Jul 14, 2020
    10
    Many people here, as I can see hate this game so much, but honestly, I don't see anything for what you can hate it.
    In my opinion, this game
    Many people here, as I can see hate this game so much, but honestly, I don't see anything for what you can hate it.
    In my opinion, this game is a very cool game for my lovely ps3, and I'm not sorry about a single penny I spent on this game.
    It has beautiful and very serious story that sonic games are lacking nowadays, very bold and unique Silver's gameplay. I never saw anything like that in any other game and I hella liked this psychokinetic gameplay! Also I liked the adventure-styled Sonic's gameplay, especially very fast mach-speed sections, you're really feeling yourself super-fast during them. Level design of this game is very diverse, you'll see both post-apocalyptic city and fantasy castle, underwater scientific lab and fantasy jungles, and all this diversity, surprisingly, fits each other well and don't make any dissonance while completing the game, I'll just clap to the devs for it, because it's very hard to do with such level-design diversity, many games failed in it. I also liked beautiful and rocking music this game has, there were many very talented groups like Crush 40 or Zebrahead. Even months after I completed the game I still listen to His World on repeat everyday! Also I liked very good cutscenes that perfectly showed the mood of scene and what characters of the scene are feeling right now. When Silver needs to shake because of despair, he's shaking, when Shadow needs to look bad-ass, he looks bad-ass! And it also has pretty good graphics for 2006 year, at least on PS3 version that I played. I don't want to spoil anything about the story, because I think that it's one of the main advantages of the game and it's worth to complete the game and know out the story by yourself, but I'll say that it have pretty much of drama, time travels, and it's one of two game stories that genuinely made me cry at the ending. One of the best game stories ever.
    At the end, I'll say that even though this game of course has some flaws, like very frequently loadings, especially during town missions, or some annoying bugs, they didn't ruin my experience of the beautiful gameplay, story, and level-design of the game at all, and I don't understand all the hate this game gets. Recommending anyone to play it, even if you are not a Sonic fan, this game is, in my opinion, an underrated masterpiece.
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  3. Mar 13, 2015
    8
    everyone hates this game but I loved much of the multiplayer modes like the really cool when I play with my sister charismatic characters buteveryone hates this game but I loved much of the multiplayer modes like the really cool when I play with my sister charismatic characters but the story and many children do not know why this story reminded me of mario Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2020
    4
    While it is very pretty and some of the gameplay styles are interesting, but that doesn't excuse Sonic 06's very complicated and nonsensicalWhile it is very pretty and some of the gameplay styles are interesting, but that doesn't excuse Sonic 06's very complicated and nonsensical plot, and the overabundance of glitches and bugs that have clearly not been tested. Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2017
    3
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2006: Jesus were to begin... ok lets start off with the positives: enjoyable soundtrack, not one of my favorites but stillSonic the Hedgehog 2006: Jesus were to begin... ok lets start off with the positives: enjoyable soundtrack, not one of my favorites but still solid, Graphics are pretty nice and at least a decent number of interesting of ideas. Ok now for the... negatives *sigh* well I guess we can start off with horrendous story, disgusting voice acting, poor collision detection, sooooo many scripted scenes, glitches and frustrating mechanics, unnecessary large hub worlds, very sensitive controls and overall not a very fun game, unless if you like rushed games for a holiday I can't recommend this game to anyone. Expand
  6. Aug 30, 2022
    1
    Es un juego sin terminar, una demo mal echa , los personajes se inclinan con el más mínimo escalón, es casi imposible de jugar , está lleno deEs un juego sin terminar, una demo mal echa , los personajes se inclinan con el más mínimo escalón, es casi imposible de jugar , está lleno de lleno de Bugs , la historia no tiene sentido y shadow que es combate céntric hace lo mismo que Sonic pero peor Expand
  7. JordanA.
    Mar 7, 2007
    0
    This is by far the worst game I have ever played in my life. I know Sonic Team can make something better than this. I mean why don't This is by far the worst game I have ever played in my life. I know Sonic Team can make something better than this. I mean why don't they just call it "The Loading Game", because that's all it really does. Enter mission--load--, explain mission--load--, say one more line--load-- and your finally in the mission. And the missions are terrible as well. And the beginning? Who found it fun to be chased by a tails screaming at you the whole way. This game gives you no clue on what to do. It's pathetic. Luckily Sega made up for Virtua Fighter. Expand

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