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  • Summary: Having been broken apart by the evil Dr. Eggman, it's up to Sonic to put the pieces of the world back together again by retrieving the power of the chaos emeralds! In doing so, Sonic finds himself in a race against time and faced with an unusual situation that challenge hims in ways neverHaving been broken apart by the evil Dr. Eggman, it's up to Sonic to put the pieces of the world back together again by retrieving the power of the chaos emeralds! In doing so, Sonic finds himself in a race against time and faced with an unusual situation that challenge hims in ways never before seen. Both day and night play different, yet important, roles in Sonic's newest quest... as the sun sets, a new adventure awakens. By completing a wide variety of action-packed stages, spanning the seven broken continents of the world, gamers unleash Sonic’s amazing abilities to save the world, and himself! In addition to running at high speeds, which is highlighted in four new speed mechanics, combat fighting now becomes possible. New combat, movement, functional abilities and platforming are introduced to offer increased depth and variety. Sonic Unleashed offers a re-defined experience for fans and newcomers of the franchise alike by combing picturesque & detailed scenery, an expansive world with multiple paths to choose from and dynamic viewpoints for an immersive and renewed gaming atmosphere. Along with seamless 3D to classic 2D camera transitions, the game is built on a powerful, new proprietary "Hedgehog Engine," which introduces impressive lighting abilities and new technology tailor made for Sonic’s new speed capabilities. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 24
  2. Negative: 8 out of 24
  1. To be quite frank, Sonic Unleashed is half great game, and half unnecessarily unleashed. The Sonic levels are extremely fun and bring back the memories of yesteryear, and the night-time levels will leave players wondering why Sonic Team continues to torture their fans by continuing to add pointless things to prolong good gameplay.
  2. It is not the most awaited experience for a tri-dimensional Sonic but this chapter will leave the fans pretty satisfied and convinced that the formula for a more organic and complete game is one or two blocks away.
  3. If Sonic Unleashed is a good game or not has to be decided by you. If you are patient, you can have lots of fun with this title. If you tend to be a bit choleric or just want to relax while playing there is no necessity to buy it.
  4. The Sonic-team has succeeded in developing an improvement upon the last Sonic-game on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Even then, Sonic Unleashed is a flawed game. The Hedgehog-levels are fast and fun, while the Werehog-levels offer a bit of a change to the classic Sonic-gameplay, although, unfortunately, it often comes down to mindless button bashing. Unleashed shows that Sonic isn’t dead and buried yet, but still leaves a lot to be desired.
  5. There are things about Sonic Unleashed that reminded me of how great this franchise could be when done right. It’s just a shame those parts weren’t the true focus of the game.
  6. 45
    Sonic Unleashed has made me bipolar. In the daytime, I'm happy – almost too happy. And at night I become angry and irritable, frustrated and impossible to be around. [Ed: Nice, Hilary. Backwards much?]
  7. Terrible level design, unresponsive controls, and a poor camera are just the beginning of the problems in this awful adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 82
  2. Negative: 3 out of 82
  1. Sep 27, 2010
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I'm a long time Sonic fan, since Genesis, and I absolutely LOVE this game. It's alarming to see so many giving it so little credit, and highlighting their woes about certain aspects. Personally I had a fun time playing as Sonic the Werehog, but more than that, the speed levels are utterly incredible. Spectacularly crafted, graphically too. Couldn't be more pleased with the outcome![2] 10 for that one Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2020
    10
    One of the best Sonic games, with the best graphics and the most epic. The idea of this game is very interesting, especially the scenarios andOne of the best Sonic games, with the best graphics and the most epic. The idea of this game is very interesting, especially the scenarios and its gameplay Expand
  3. Mar 31, 2016
    10
    Este que foi um dos se não o melhor jogo da hera moderna de Sonic, um jogo que me fez remeter ao Sonic Adventure pela sua exploração nos ditosEste que foi um dos se não o melhor jogo da hera moderna de Sonic, um jogo que me fez remeter ao Sonic Adventure pela sua exploração nos ditos Hub Worlds e principalmente dentro das próprias fases. Na questão gráfica, ele continua sendo um dos jogos com os gráficos mais lindos até mesmo para os dias de hoje. Com relação a historia e enredo do jogo, não posso dizer que foi uma das melhores historias, mas tem sim uma ótima historia e um ótimo enredo. com relação a jogabilidade é sem duvida uma das melhores, os controles respondem muito bem, as vezes ocorrem alguns travamentos e isso pode acabar resultando em uma morte injusta. Mas nem se preocupem pois isso não tira em nada a grandiosidade desse jogo que é incrivel.
    Aos fans de Sonic que nunca jogaram este jogo da franquia podem jogar sem medo será um dos se não o melhor jogo do Sonic que irão ter a oportunidade de jogar
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  4. May 20, 2020
    8
    Awesome story, Awesome Final Boss, Awesome Music, Good Gameplay, wich has not a lot of bugs like Sonic 2006.
    And at least AWESOME LEVEL
    Awesome story, Awesome Final Boss, Awesome Music, Good Gameplay, wich has not a lot of bugs like Sonic 2006.
    And at least AWESOME LEVEL DESIGN.
    The only 2 bad things is, that the Werehog levels are to long and the framerate goes sometimes really low on ps3 and xbox360.
    This game is underrated
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  5. Feb 7, 2017
    8
    This game was cruelly underscored, in my opinion, by sites like IGN and GameSpot way back when. However, upon removing the sometimes flat outThis game was cruelly underscored, in my opinion, by sites like IGN and GameSpot way back when. However, upon removing the sometimes flat out inaccurate observations, you can see that Sonic Unleashed is a fantastic game, and possible one of the best Sonic games made in recent memory.

    The day stages, fast and frantic, with a fast and frantic soundtrack to encourage the player to keep going, the boost feature taken from Sonic Rush to exemplify this. The night stages, reserved and mostly relaxed, show that when a Sonic game slows down, it does it very well. The night stages have calming, and sometimes easily danced to music, even if the level length is a little ridiculous (Eggmanland, anyone?). Sonic Unleashed's soundtrack is easily the best part, be it the wild energy in the main theme, Endless Possibility, or the calming nature of Jungle Joyride Night. Although the Werehog battle theme can get very repetitive as it interrupts the level's theme music EVERY time a Dark Gaia creature rolls in Sonic's way.

    The plot is well written, the twist with Chip, your companion during this adventure, was well handled, even if it did come out of nowhere a bit, and the climax of this grand adventure is a spectacle to behold. The night bosses were unique, each with different way to defeat them, and the day bosses were kinda boring, considering that Sonic is continually running in them. The voice acting is great, Jason Griffith putting in good performance, though not as good as his performance in Sonic and the Black Knight.

    The game is great, not nearly as bad some people or news outlets would have you believe. The stunning soundtrack, the gorgeous locations and the change of pace from day to night, everything on offer can have some enjoyment, even if it is nowhere close to perfect.
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  6. Feb 19, 2014
    7
    When sonic 06 destroyed my enthusiasm and interest in the sonic series sonic unleashed brought it back. with the best graphics 3d sonic hadWhen sonic 06 destroyed my enthusiasm and interest in the sonic series sonic unleashed brought it back. with the best graphics 3d sonic had ever had. a solid plot line and enjoyment for oncegoing through the hub worlds. the speed levels are a 10/10 but the warehog lvs are beat em up heavy and are long and tedious but that shouldnt stop u from getting this sega sonic team classic Expand
  7. Apr 5, 2015
    2
    Is it bad? YES. Does it earn your time? NO. So disappointed. Too much boring unnecessary stuff, too goofy, too childish, too dumb, levels justIs it bad? YES. Does it earn your time? NO. So disappointed. Too much boring unnecessary stuff, too goofy, too childish, too dumb, levels just doesn't feel right. Generations are 10 times better. I wonder: is it possible that Sonic 06 is even worse? Expand

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