Ranking the Sonic games from worst to best

12. Sonic and the Black Knight

Sonic and the Black Knight was a great looking game… Shame about the gameplay though.


Sonic and the Black Knight is the second entry in the Sonic Storybook series, with the earlier Sonic and the Secret Rings focusing on Arabian Nights, while this one dealt with the legend of King Arthur. And it’s hard to argue against the fact that this Sonic game had great production values… Actually, this had some very nice-looking cutscenes, and every wrinkle on Sonic’s blue body was lovingly rendered here.

It’s a pity though, that the gameplay wasn’t up to scratch. This is because Sonic and the Black Knight mostly ditched the fast and furious platforming gameplay of the earlier Sonic games, and instead had you dispatching enemies in a linear fashion with Sonic’s big, bad sword. It didn’t help either that the controls were pretty poor too, meaning this is a Sonic game most people likely won’t want to spend much time with.

Came out on: Wii.