The Greatest Sonic The Hedgehog Games

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10. Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble

Sonic Triple Trouble (Sonic & Tails 2 in Japan) is a platform video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It was developed by Aspect and published by Sega for the Sega Game Gear. Originally released in 1994, the complete title of the game is Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble. It is the sequel to Sonic Chaos.

In August 1995, a 48-page comic adaptation within the Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog was released. Sonic Triple Trouble was re-released in 2003 as part of the Sonic Adventure DX for the GameCube and PC as a hidden game. It was also included in Sonic Gems Collection for the GameCube and PlayStation 2. Sonic Triple Trouble was re-released on the Coleco Sonic along with 19 other Game Gear and Master System games in 2006.

9. Sonic The Hedgehog (Original)

Sonic the Hedgehog is a platform game developed in Japan by Sega and published for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis system. It is the inaugural game and 1st installment in Sega’s flagship Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, and was the first title developed by Sonic Team. The game was released in 1991 in North America, Europe, and Japan. It is sometimes retrospectively referred to as Sonic the Hedgehog 1 or Sonic 1 to differentiate it from both its main character and sequels in the same series.

8. Sonic & Knuckles

Sonic & Knuckles is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Genesis. It was developed in the United States at Sega Technical Institute by members of Sonic Team, and was published by Sega worldwide on October 18, 1994. As well as working as a standalone game, through a system dubbed “lock-on technology,” Sonic & Knuckles acts as an expansion pack to both Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 3, with which it was developed in tandem.

A port of Sonic & Knuckles was released on September 9, 2009 for Xbox Live Arcade with complete backwards compatibility with earlier XBLA Sonic games, HD support, online leaderboards and network play. It was later re-released on the Wii Virtual Console in Japan on October 27, 2009 and USA on February 15, 2010.

7. Sonic Adventure

Sonic Adventure is a video game developed by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998, in Japan by Sega for the Dreamcast. One of its development titles was Sonic RPG (although the final product was an adventure game, not a standard RPG). The final updated edition, known as Sonic Adventure International, was released on September 9, 1999, in North America, October 14, 1999, in Japan and Europe, October 18, 1999, in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, and December 3, 1999, in Australia.

It has sold over 2.5 million copies, making it the best-selling Dreamcast game. It was the first Sonic game on a sixth generation console. An enhanced port was released in 2003 as Sonic Adventure DX: Director’s Cut (see below) for the Nintendo GameCube and in 2004 for Microsoft Windows. The game was ported to Xbox Live Arcade on September 15, 2010 and PlayStation Network on September 20, 2010.

6. Sonic CD

Sonic the Hedgehog CD, or simply Sonic CD, is a platform game and the 3rd installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It marked the first official appearance of the characters Metal Sonic and Amy Rose. It was released for the Mega-CD in Japan on September 23, 1993, in Europe in October 1993, and finally in North America for the Sega CD (the North American name for the Mega-CD) on November 19, 1993. The game was ported to PC CD-ROM in 1996.

5. Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (or sometimes as Sonic 2) is a platform game that was developed in the United States by members of Sonic Team working at Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. It was released in Japan on November 21, 1992 and in North America and Europe three days later on November 24, 1992 (Sega nicknamed the American and European release date, a Tuesday, “Sonic 2sday”).

It is the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog and was followed by Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in 1994. The game introduces Tails as a new playable character. The story follows Sonic the Hedgehog and his new partner, Miles “Tails” Prower (in later games simply referred to as “Tails”), on their mission to stop the evil Dr. Robotnik from stealing the Chaos Emeralds to power the Death Egg. Sonic and Tails must defeat Robotnik’s army and free their friends.

4. Sonic The Hedgehog 3

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (often abbreviated and officially titled in Europe and Australia as Sonic 3) is a platform game and the 4th installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. It was developed in the United States by members of Sonic Team working at Sega Technical Institute, and was published by Sega, debuting worldwide in the first half of 1994.

The game is a sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and follows on directly from the end of the game, in which Sonic defeated his enemy, Dr. Robotnik; crash-landing on a floating island, Sonic encounters new character Knuckles the Echidna, and must once more retrieve the Chaos Emeralds while also working to stop Dr. Robotnik from relaunching his ship, the Death Egg.

3. Sonic Heroes

Sonic Heroes is a platforming video game and the 8th installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team USA and released in 2003 (Japan) and 2004 (North America) for multiple platforms. The game follows four teams of three characters, each of which has a unique subplot, and as Doctor Eggman begins another attempt at global domination, each team follows a separate path to stop him. This game differs from other Sonic games by allowing the player to take control of each of three characters of a particular team, each member of which has a unique ability, that of speed, power, or flight.

2. Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 that was made to celebrate the 15th anniversary, of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. It was developed by Sonic Team, published by Sega and directed by Shun Nakamura. The game shares its name with two earlier video games, a manga, a television series, a comic book series and their eponymous main character.

To disambiguate, the game has been called by a number of different aliases, including, but not limited to, Sonic 06, Sonic 2K6, Sonic 360, and Sonic Next Gen. It was released during the course of 2006 and 2007 to critical ire. The game was also made available on Xbox Live’s Games on Demand service on August 11, 2009, but was later delisted during September 2010 in order to increase the value of the brand.

1. Sonic Adventures 2

Sonic Adventure 2 is a video game for the Dreamcast video game console with a similar port for the Nintendo GameCube named Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. It is the sequel to Sonic Adventure. The game was released in North America on June 19, 2001 and in Japan and Europe on June 23, 2001 for the Dreamcast to mark the 10th anniversary of the release of the original Sonic the Hedgehog.

The game introduces two new playable characters, Shadow the Hedgehog and Rouge the Bat, and is also one of the few Sonic games to officially feature Doctor Eggman as a playable character. It is also the first game in the series in which the latter character is wholly referred to as “Eggman” in the West, and the “Robotnik” name was adopted in Japan for other related characters.

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