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Sonic the Hedgehog

Game review by
Bobbi Dempsey, Common Sense Media
Sonic the Hedgehog Game Poster Image
Atrocious design problems sink Sonic.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 43 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Fantasy violence involving kicks, dashes, throwing boulders, bombs, and other explosives.


There's an implied romance between Sonic and a female character.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this game is extremely confusing and difficult to play. Bad camera angles, quirky controls, difficult saving options, and meaningless side missions combine to make this a frustrating game. There is some fantasy violence in the form of throwing bombs, boulders, and other items.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bynickk1 July 29, 2015


Sonic 06 is infamous for being comeplete garbage, and your review is exactly how I feel. There is one thing I can add though. This game also features bestiality... Continue reading
Adult Written byJack W June 25, 2017

This game is fine, stop being so spoiled.

The only bad thing is Princess Elise.
Teen, 15 years old Written by#1friezafangirl January 20, 2012

Don't Say NO to Sonic '06!

This game is one word. AWESOME. I have it for the 360, have beat it probably 5 times, and it is awesome. It doesn't glitch at all on MY Xbox. Silver the He... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byHotaru Chan November 3, 2010


The glitches make the game difficult to play, and the story isn't that great either. The only thing good is the music, in my opinion.

What's it about?

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG for Xbox 360 takes the classic Sonic \"need for speed\" formula and adds next-gen graphics, multiple characters, and a compelling story. Unfortunately, something went horribly wrong in the execution. While speed is Sonic's trademark, in this game you only really achieve that by using booster ramps.

Is it any good?

The camera angles stink -- most of the time, the camera sticks to the player, but when you are faced with the task of defeating a robot more than four times your size, you won't even begin to know how to contain him on your screen, much less attack him. On other occasions, Sonic will be going too fast for the camera, which will, inevitably, lead to death. The quirky controls can be every bit as frustrating. Another problem: the checkpoints are few and far between and extra lives are unheard of.

Sonic does do some things right. You can control a cast of vastly different characters. The graphics, at times, look like they belong on an Xbox 360, and the cut-scenes look really great. But take everything into account, and even diehard fans of the series will have trouble making it through the entire game - this one's not even a renter.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the disappointment of playing a bad game. Is it more frustrating than seeing a really awful movie? How could the game have been much better? What are the worst parts? Which games get it right? If you like the Sonic character already, are you a little more forgiving about this game's quality or even more disappointed?

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