Sonic Unleashed Image
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 50 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 640 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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
Buy Now
Buy on
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 50
  2. Negative: 10 out of 50
  1. Sonic Unleashed is a glorious return to true console form for Sonic.
  2. An accomplished Sonic game leaving us wanting more.
  3. I appreciate Team Sonic’s effort to mix the old with the new, and there’s definitely some potential in the alter-ego mechanic. Unfortunately, they don’t blend especially well in Unleashed, an experience that had me alternately stoked to get to the next traditional level and a bit disappointed every time the sun went down.
  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. 60
    Sonic Unleashed is kind of a video game equation of sorts. If half the game is solid but far from perfect, and the other half is pitifully bland and repetitive, then the result equals an experience that ends up disappointing almost as much as impressing and entertaining.
  6. Despite the power of the blue Hedgehog, Sonic Unleashed never really impressed us. The game has its moments, but these moments are so rare and easily forgotten when you've reached the point where you almost throw your controller against the tv. The race levels are awesome, but with the heavy load of the uninspiring Werehog levels, those aren't even enough to give the game a sufficient grade.
  7. Terrible level design, unresponsive controls, and a poor camera are just the beginning of the problems in this awful adventure.

See all 50 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 227
  1. Oct 3, 2021
    10
    sonic unleashed o jogo mais injustiçado de todos, gráficos belíssimos ate pra 2008, jogabilidade impecável, quase nenhum bug, musica que dasonic unleashed o jogo mais injustiçado de todos, gráficos belíssimos ate pra 2008, jogabilidade impecável, quase nenhum bug, musica que da vontade de chorar de tao boa que e, historia comparável a sonic adventure 2, o jogo só peca em lag e os cara deu nota 6 enquanto os usuários: nota 8.3 Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2020
    10
    this is the best 3d modern sonic game, amazing gameplay, soundtrack, cgi cutscenes, and good story too, even though the werehog stages are toothis is the best 3d modern sonic game, amazing gameplay, soundtrack, cgi cutscenes, and good story too, even though the werehog stages are too loong and not as fun as the day stages, but still this is a truly masterpiece from sega and this game deserve higher score on metacritic. Expand
  3. Aug 17, 2011
    10
    A much better game than the reviews suggest. Loads of secrets and replay value, fantastic graphics and music. If you love sonic you'll loveA much better game than the reviews suggest. Loads of secrets and replay value, fantastic graphics and music. If you love sonic you'll love this. Hell, you may even learn to like the Werehog. Expand
  4. Dec 23, 2021
    9
    The most underrated, and the best game in the franchise. But if you don't think so, you have to agree that this game has the highest budget inThe most underrated, and the best game in the franchise. But if you don't think so, you have to agree that this game has the highest budget in the franchise. The werehog isn't that bad as people usually say, you just have to upgrade his combat skills. Expand
  5. Jul 21, 2011
    8
    This game is not really bad. The gamplay can be great in daytime levels and touchy in nightime levels, but the graphics and music is awesome.This game is not really bad. The gamplay can be great in daytime levels and touchy in nightime levels, but the graphics and music is awesome. The length of the game is about 10+ hours, and are both for fun and pain. Sega is stupid about delisting this game, because they need to re-realase this game, but making the werehog levels like in Sonic & the Secret Rings, and do the framerate at a good speed, and also making the daytime levels longer and the nightime levels shorter. I'm giving this game an 8 for all these reasons. Expand
  6. Jul 9, 2016
    8
    This game honestly craps on the game that came out before, Sonic 06 and while many do criticize the werehogs combat, I think it works andThis game honestly craps on the game that came out before, Sonic 06 and while many do criticize the werehogs combat, I think it works and there are many combos that you can kill enemies with. And the day time stages just blow your mind away with the speed that sonic goes. Expand
  7. Dec 10, 2021
    0
    Una carta de amor al gaming, sonic unleashed es una obra maestra de su tiempo con un gran soundtrack historia gameplay plataformeo direccionUna carta de amor al gaming, sonic unleashed es una obra maestra de su tiempo con un gran soundtrack historia gameplay plataformeo direccion artistica, hermosa en todo sentido, muy feliz del parche de los 60 fps en xbox. No puedo describir la sensacion de derrotar a dark gaia en su fase perfecta ni de escuchar endless possibilities. Obra maestra sin duda te amo sonic Porfavor sonic team que sonic rangers sea igual de bueno que este juego porfavor Expand

See all 227 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. Critical Misfires: 40 High-Profile Games with Disappointing Reviews

    Critical Misfires: 40 High-Profile Games with Disappointing Reviews Image
    Published: October 4, 2012
    Mediocre reviews for a high-profile videogame? It does happen from time to time, as the new release "Resident Evil 6" demonstrates. Inside, we look at 40 games from the past decade that earned disappointing reviews despite major anticipation.