Sonic Heroes
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
PlayStation Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s) December 30, 2003 (JP)
January 27, 2004 (NA)
February 6, 2004 (EU, AUS)
October 8, 2004 (EU, re-release)
October 22, 2004 (AUS, re-release)
2006 (NA, re-release)
Genre Platform
Rating(s) All (JP)
E (NA)
3+ (EU)
Mode(s) Single Player, Multiplayer
Sonic Heroes is a game in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.


Unlike other games in the franchise, the player controls one character while two others follow them. The player can switch to these characters at will. Each character has a type assigned to them that allow them to take different paths in the levels. In addition, there is now a "Team Blast" move which can destroy all enemies that are on screen.


There are three types in the game: Speed, Flight, and Power. Speed types are the fastest characters in the game and the ability is associated with the wind element. Flight types are characters who have the ability to fly and are associated with the lightning element. When flying, the other two characters will hold onto the flying character. Power types are the strongest characters and are associated with the fire element. They have the ability to break objects that the other two types can't.


Team RoseEdit

Team Rose is the first team in the game. They are designed around the easy difficulty and this team is the only one who has a tutorial level. Their leader is Amy Rose.

  • Speed: Amy Rose
  • Flight: Cream the Rabbit
  • Power: Big the Cat

Team SonicEdit

Team Sonic is the main team of the game. They are designed around the medium difficulty. The leader of this team is Sonic.

  • Speed: Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Flight: Miles "Tails" Prower
  • Power: Knuckles the Echidna

Team DarkEdit

Team Dark is the third team in the game. They are designed around the hard difficulty. The leader of this team is Rouge the Bat.

  • Speed: Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Flight: Rouge the Bat
  • Power: E-123 Omega

Team ChaotixEdit

In their first full-team debut since Knuckles Chaotix, Team Chaotix is the fourth team in the game. Unlike the other teams, they are not based around difficulty levels. Instead, their levels are all mission-based. The leader of the team is Vector the Crocodile.

  • Speed: Espio
  • Flight: Charmy Bee
  • Power: Vector the Crocodile

Team Super SonicEdit

This is a special team that is only available in the last story of the game. Team Super Sonic is used to take down Metal Overlord. Super Sonic is the team's leader.

  • Speed: Super Sonic
  • Flight: Miles "Tails" Prower
  • Power: Knuckles the Echidna



The game has received mixed reviews.


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.