Worst Sonic Game Was Deleted 10 Years Ago, But Now It’s Back

Sega removed the worst Sonic the Hedgehog game 10 years ago, but is now back on the Xbox 360 market.

There was a time where Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the premiere video game franchises in the industry, with each installment selling well and receiving rave reviews from critics. That changed in 2006 with its release Sonic the Hedgehog for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the disaster of the often touted game isn’t just one of the worst Sonic game ever made, but one of the worst games ever made, period.

Sonic the Hedgehogalso referred to as sonic 06 to set it apart from the original game, it was created by the relatively small development team at Sonic Team and rushed to store shelves so it can get out in time for the holiday shopping season. The end result is a train mess with a heavy camera and a mountain of other issues that make it unplayable in some cases. It’s a stain on Sonic the Hedgehog a franchise that some would say caused permanent damage to the reputation of the blue hedgehog, but is now back, in a limited capacity.

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In an attempt to make Sonic the Hedgehog forget the fandom sonic 06Sega removes game from digital storefront along with other bad reviews Sonic game in an effort to enhance the brand image. But for unknown reasons, sonic 06 back in at least one digital storefront, more than a decade after it was originally removed from the list.

As seen by Sonic Stadium, Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 is now back on the Xbox 360 market and is currently available for digital purchase. It’s not clear why this happened, and it’s entirely possible that it was an error. After all, this isn’t the first time Xbox has accidentally re-entered a game that shouldn’t have been available for purchase, and since then. sonic 06 not compatible with newer Xbox consoles, that seems like the most likely explanation.


Then again, perhaps this was a deliberate move on the part of Microsoft at Sega’s request. Maybe the company decides that 10+ years is long enough for Sonic the Hedgehog to forget how sonic 06 burn it, and may no longer be interested in hiding it from the public. That Sonic the Hedgehog the franchise is enjoying a bit of goodwill now thanks to its well-received Sonic the Hedgehog movies, so maybe Sega no longer cares about sonic 06 tarnish brand reputation.

Every Xbox 360 gamer who wants to try sonic 06 for whatever reason have to buy it while it is still available, as it is unlikely to last long in the market. Meanwhile, those who are interested in the new Sonic the Hedgehog gaming experience has Sonic Frontier looking forward to the end of this year.


Sonic the Hedgehog available for PS3 and Xbox 360.

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