Sonic Unleashed
Sonic Unleashed (NA)
North American box art
Developer(s) Dimps
Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Wii platform icon
Accessory(ies) Accessory icon - Nunchuk - Blue Accessory icon - Wii Classic Controller - Green
Genre(s) Action-adventure,
beat 'em up,

04ESRB - E 10+  02PEGI 7 (2003)  01CERO A  03USK rating 12 (2003)  01Australian Classification Board - G

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Sonic Unleashed (JP) is a video game for the Wii that was officially announced on April 3, 2008. Developed by both Dimps and Sonic Team and published by Sega, the game adds a totally new element to Sonic the Hedgehog by introducing his 'werehog' form, adding a new twist to the otherwise usual Sonic game which are usually centred around defeating Dr. Eggman, Sonic's arch-nemesis. The game is split into two distinct styles, day and night - the former incorporates Sonic's normal platforming and fast pace, whilst the latter features a completely new gameplay as Sonic transforms into his 'werehog form' and the pace of the game slows down a bit, making use of his strength instead of his speed. Whilst the game is mostly centred around traditional platforming as is characteristic of Sonic games, the game also incorporates 'beating 'em up' which takes place in the night mode as the game transitions from day into night, and also makes uses of both 2D and 3D stages.

As well as being released on Wii, the game was released on a variety of other popular non-Nintendo consoles, such as Playstation 2 + 3 and on the Xbox 360. All versions of the game received mixed reception, with all having varying good points and flaws. However the Wii version of the game was said to actually be mildly better than the other other versions of the game.



The levels that take place durning night allows the player to control a version of Sonic that is called the Warehog. This version does not contain the hub worlds that are featured that are present in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. Instead there is a world map which some what acts like the hub worlds.

The warehog levels, unlike the Sonic levels, play like a beat-em-up game, similar to the gameplay of God of War. The warehogs levels are always in 3D, whereas the day levels alternate between 2D and 3D.

Compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, the day are very different. The levels are designed differently, and Sonic's controls have some slight differences.


Despite the fact that the Nintendo Wii version is more technically limited, it actually recieved better reviews. Many critics cited the addition of motion controls, and the better design of the Werehog levels, as the reason for this.


  • The game saw the third appearance of the Egg Fleet.
  • The DLC was omitted from the Wii release.
  • One level, Empire City, is completely absent from this version.


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