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Average Player Score Based on 780 ratings
7.2
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Score Breakdown Based on 780 ratings
  1. 10 (106)
  2. 9 (117)
  3. 8 (190)
  4. 7 (160)
  5. 6 (76)
  6. 5 (49)
  7. 4 (26)
  8. 3 (23)
  9. 2 (9)
  10. 1 (24)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.3

    Can you feel the sunshine? With this game you can!

    In the mid 90's SEGA launched the SEGA Saturn with 3D graphics and one of the best game was a Sonic racing game, Sonic R, which I am going to review. With the graphics these days, people will think ' Aw, that looks crap'... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • Review Score:4

    i didn't have fun playing this game at all.

    thank you for choosing to read my review! i appreciate it very much! okay peoplez. there's a little story mixed in with the review. if you don't want to hear the story, read a different review. if i could type in m... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Sonic R

  • Review Score:7.4

    Another nice Sonic racing idea. Now if only it could have been more elaborated. Is still a decent play.

    In Sonic R you get to choose to play has Sonic and friends around 4 courses in which once you finish them all you will unlock another one. Sonic R brings racing gameplay on foot in courses that have special items that w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.2

    Not the best

    A game That is good but not the best. The controls are very simple and easy to learn but has no tutorial in the game that tells you how to do certin thing you have to read the manual. The gameplay is like any other racin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    Sounds good on paper, and could've been good, but just isn't really.

    Here's my first review, now fine-tuned to make it better. Sonic R was one of the very few sonic games for the Sega Saturn. Sonic did cameo in saturn games like Daytona USA, Gale Racer, and Christmas NiGHTS, but he onl... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    This is an awesome game which you can find on Sonic Gems Collection for NGC, Xbox, or PS2. This is a great multiplayer!

    This game has 9 characters (including Super Sonic) which are playable in this game. Although there are only 5 tracks to choose from, they are very detailed and have many different paths you can take. There are other fun ... Read Full Review

    4 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    The last Sonic game to show the classic Sonic isn't as good as your think. Gameplay: Here in Sonic R, you race other characters with ether Sonic, Tails, Knuckles or Amy. you unlock more as you beat courses and such... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    This game contains all cartooney version of your favorite sonic characters. The racing style felt very unique(at that time). The soundtrack was awsome and the level disn was good enough to mix in some nice short-cuts. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.8

    I love this game.

    I think this game is actually fun. Laugh all you want. The graphics.....hmmm well good for genesis but they aren't that great.The gameplay is fun though it's repetitive quick and easy to beat but not to unlock all of the... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2.9

    BOOOO!

    Why does God put stupid ideas like this in a man's mind? Sonic R was a good idea. Sonic is a character of speed and why not give him a racing game? Well, Sonic, hang up your foots and call it a day, because Sonic R is a ... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    Sounds good on paper, but terribly executed. It's short, dull, and just not fun to play.

    First of all, this was the only exclusive Sonic game on the Saturn... yeah, you think it would be decent at least? Unfortunately, Travelers Tales does yet another low budget job and churns out Sonic R, arguably the wors... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5

    Sonic R will mostly appeal to die-hard Sonic fans. Sonic R isn't worth your time if you hate the flaws I mention here.

    Gameplay: Sonic R is basically a racing game on foot. You run through 4 3D courses (And 1 unlockable course) using some Sonic characters from the series. After you win first place in all the courses, you're done. And ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful