Review

Review: Team Sonic Racing isn’t as transformative as it should be

A decent kart racer that never fully sells its central hook

Lead Designer
Richard Acherki
Key Credits
Andy Ritson (Art Director), Jun Senoue (Composer), Takashi Iizuka (Producer)

Fast, colourful, robustly made... but Team Sonic Racing’s seven-year-old predecessor was more transformative in every sense.

  • Good-looking, good-feeling arcade racing
  • A single-player component with meat on its bones - as long as you skip the story
  • Co-operative racing is a good idea when it comes off...
  • ...but it’s not the game-changing idea it promises to be
  • Limited character roster will only appeal to die-hard Sonic fans
3 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 4
Lead Designer
Richard Acherki
Key Credits
Andy Ritson (Art Director), Jun Senoue (Composer), Takashi Iizuka (Producer)

Fast, colourful, robustly made... but Team Sonic Racing’s seven-year-old predecessor was more transformative in every sense.

  • Good-looking, good-feeling arcade racing
  • A single-player component with meat on its bones - as long as you skip the story
  • Co-operative racing is a good idea when it comes off...
  • ...but it’s not the game-changing idea it promises to be
  • Limited character roster will only appeal to die-hard Sonic fans
3 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 4