BritXbox: "Sonic Unleashed was meant to be great. Graphically is does not only the series, but the console justice. The music is great, replacing the tacky '90s pop-rock from previous games with delightful melodies which grow on you once you shake the feeling it's been ripped from an elevator. The controls and general gameplay mechanics aren't broken. Yet somehow the final product still falls short of what's expected from a powerhouse mascot. Either SEGA are afraid to release a short game or lack faith in their abilities, whatever the problem is, it has to be called out. They're so close to giving us the Sonic game the loyal fans have been screaming for. Sonic Unleashed is a perfect example of a good idea spoiled by pointless additions."