CheatCC says, " Sonic Free Riders never really had a chance. On the one hand it's a Sonic game, and Sega has demonstrated many times over the last decade that they have no interest in making quality Sonic games. Those titles will sell the same number of copies no matter what. Free Riders does nothing to break that tradition. Moreover, this game is a racing game on a brand-new system that clearly was not designed with racing games in mind. It never had a chance to be good, and in almost every respect this game falls short."