Percentile Rank

Team Sonic Racing is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 54 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

55%

Critics Recommend

Based on 54 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
May 17, 2019

Sumo Digital ditches the wider world of Sega for its latest kart racer, but for all that's lost a new focus and inventiveness is found.

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VG247
Unscored
Unscored
May 17, 2019

An extraordinarily competent racer

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Scored Reviews

CGMagazine
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
May 18, 2019

Team Sonic Racing refines and advances the genre in creative ways that make it a must play for both kart racing and Sonic fans alike, which is easy to do thanks to its budget price.

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WellPlayed
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 21, 2019

The risk pays off as Sumo take their cult hit racing series in a new direction that looks great, sounds great and plays like a dream

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is a strong return to form for Sumo Digital’s kart racing spin-off series.

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IGN
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2019

Team Sonic Racing adds a creative twist on the arcade racer with its exciting team-based mechanics that put strategy and precision at the forefront alongside blistering speeds across mesmerizing tracks.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is a blast to play. The unique team based racing puts a spin on an already successful formula that encourages players to work together while also feeling competitive enough to not keep those away who always want to prove they're the best.

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The Games Machine
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is a delightful game, the perfect match between Mario Kart and that OutRun theorized by the same Sumo Digital in 2006.

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GameCrate
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is fun, well designed, and stuffed with replay value. It excels everywhere except the one place it matters: couch co-op, and that's the one major flaw that holds it back.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

It is a great title for anyone looking to scratch that kart racing itch, with lots of throwbacks to previous Sonic titles in both course design and music (including a new Crush 40 track because of course it does). I enjoyed my time with Team Sonic Racing and I think others will too.

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OnlySP
May 16, 2019

Team Sonic Racing does not do anything that is revolutionary, but the single-player mode is a significant improvement on previous Sumo Digital racing titles, since the teamwork and customisation options add quite a bit of depth. The result is clearly meant to promote local multiplayer, but players can still have lots of fun solo. Team Sonic Racing definitely packs enough entertainment in to be worth the cost of entry.

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Saudi Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
May 21, 2019

It might not top the previous entry overall, but it still manages to nail all the essentials with tight handling, beautifully varied tracks and a plethora of modes, and the team aspect of this entry is a welcome change, if not a totally flawless one.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
May 17, 2019

If you’ve got a serious itch for some good old racing, Sonic and friends can help scratch it.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2019

Sonic Team Racing is possibly the most consistently fun kart racer since Mario 64.

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Press Start
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 20, 2019

With a team based approach to racing Team Sonic Racing is a very unique addition to the Sonic franchise, solidly executed across the board. It especially excels in larger multiplayer groups.

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PushStartPlay
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is an absolute blast for all ages alike and will more than play its part in the kart racer revival.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

I can definitely feel the sunshine.

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Gamers Heroes
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is an absolute blast as a local multiplayer game. The team based mechanics offer an injection of fresh and exciting ideas into an otherwise stagnating genre, making it a must-play for fans of the series. The online races can be a little chaotic at times, but with a bit of patience and a lot of luck, there's plenty of fun to be had here.

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IGN Italy
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is a game full of content, enjoyable to play and with a very well-structured co-op mode. Nevertheless, the title suffers on the medium/long duration, with a design of the tracks not always delighted and the readability of the action sometimes compromised by some aesthetic choices. Team Sonic Racing, therefore, while giving peaks of unquestionable fun, is devoid of that leap, that spark of play that can make the difference.

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Spaziogames
7.9 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Top Critic

7.9 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is a good racing game, with the brilliant idea of the "team gameplay" and few little flaws.

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Cheat Code Central
3.9 / 5.0
3.9 / 5.0
May 24, 2019

With some patches and some polishing, Team Sonic Racing could be satisfactory. It has some interesting ideas. Getting to race with other people and help one another, in the name of everyone in your group doing better, has some merit.

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GamePro
78 / 100
78 / 100
May 17, 2019

Solid fun racer with great team focus, but also weaknesses in track design and driving experience.

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IGN Spain
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
May 22, 2019

A nice racing game that pivots around the team idea bringing something new to the genre, but leaving some of the things that made previous Sonic race games special.

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Hobby Consolas
77 / 100
77 / 100
May 17, 2019

A pretty solid and good-looking game that manages to satisfy any kind of gamer, altough it lacks the variety and part of the charm os some other racing titles. It gives what it promises, anyway.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

I absolutely recommend giving Team Sonic Racing a whirl for its new kind of kart racing play, but if you want to play locally with your friends, you’ll have to put up with some potholes.

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VGN
7.5 / 10.0
VGN

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
May 16, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is definitely a great racing game that focuses on team-work, but that unfortunately lacks in several other aspects. If you love the racing series from Sega, then you could give Team Sonic Racing a chance, otherwise you should wait until Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled comes out.

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God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing isn't the best karting game out there. But its well-executed team mechanic changes the way you play, making it a worthy addition to the genre.

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Game Informer
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

The team-based mechanics help Team Sonic Racing stand out from other kart racers, but Mario Kart is in no danger of losing pole position in the genre

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Wccftech
7.1 / 10.0
7.1 / 10.0
May 22, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is a shadow of the All-Stars Racing Franchise, losing more than just a fun cast of racers in the transition. There's still some fun to be had in this derivative kart racer, but you're better off seeking two other racers to join you on the track.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing gives players a whole new take on the "Kart Racer" genre thanks to its team gameplay mechanic. It works and it allows less skilled players to enjoy competing against other human players. It's just too bad that SUMO got rid of the transformations and the SEGA All-Stars...

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Flickering Myth
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 24, 2019

As a goofy party game sure to bring people together around the TV – or the Switch – Team Sonic Racing is an enjoyable meat-and-potatoes kart racer. It's no Mario Kart 8, but was it ever going to be?

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 17, 2019

The Blue Blur is back in this fast and fun kart-inspired arcade racer, with a few twists for good measure.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 22, 2019

When you and your two pals are sharing item pick-ups, driving in each other's racing lines, and skimming past one another for a boost, Team Sonic Racing shines. It offers something different in the kart racing genre.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
May 25, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is a fun arcade racing game with familiar characters, good track designs and an emphasis on team play, which suffers from outdated graphics, lagging multiplayer and other number of problems. Do not expect revelations.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is a fun and intelligently designed, albeit content-light, kart racer. The game's central focus on teamwork gives the experience a unique and engaging flavor and its sense of speed kept me dialed in. But, that isn't enough to assuage the title's evident flaws. From an unimpressive roster of stages to lacking modes outside of Team Sonic Racing's great single-player campaign, I'd be hard pressed to see this game lasting more than a dozen hours for many fans. While the fundamentals are fun, this racer could've used a tune-up before coming to market.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 17, 2019

We don't want to drag Team Sonic Racing down for ultimately quite trivial points. At the end of the day, Sumo Digital has served up a solid kart racer that succeeds in bringing something new to the table. It won't be to everyone's tastes, but the cooperative racing adds a nice layer of rapid fire strategy. It's implemented well, to the point where standard races feel distinctly secondary. It might be lacking the wow factor SEGA's other IPs brought to Sumo's other racers, and it's a shame performance is a little rocky, but this is a good option for PS4 players who want some arcadey thrills.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 22, 2019

Taken on its own merits, Team Sonic Racing is a fun karting game that doesn't quite match Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in terms of either performance or sheer level of content, but still offers satisfying handling and should still keep Sonic fans entertained for a while. It's impossible not to compare it to its predecessor, though, and in all the areas where Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed excelled, Team Sonic Racing is merely competent. By no means a bad game, then, but when we look back years from now it won't be standing on any karting game podiums.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

In most circles, Team Sonic Racing probably won't unseat Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (or Transformed's ever-enduring legacy if my house is any indication), and that's fine with me. Plenty of folks will enjoy the Sonic focus and many of the tracks would have been fantastic as Transformed DLC. I just wish it wasn't as limited in scope out of the gate.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 23, 2019

When it comes to the nitty gritty of it all, Team Sonic Racing might not be the strongest, most innovative racer out there, but fans of Sega’s previous karting games as well as fans of Sonic will definitely find something to enjoy.

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USgamer
May 17, 2019

Sumo Digital is back to hit you with that fantastic Sonic Racing action. Team Sonic Racing has a new focus on team-based mechanics, but it ultimately feels like a step back from the excellent Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The tracks are great, there's a whole of new customization options, and Team Adventure's challenge courses do well to differentiate the game from its peers, but it's a rebuilding year.

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Screen Rant
May 23, 2019

Team Sonic Racer is an excellent kart racer, but no one's playing it.

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COGconnected
70 / 100
70 / 100
May 24, 2019

Although I found a few cracks in the facade, I still had some decent fun with this game. The Sonic aesthetic is plastered over every surface, the songs kick you out of your chair, and teamwork system adds a lot of mileage.

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Heavy
6.5 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2019

While this racer is passable to some extent, its problems will make fans yearn for a true sequel to Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed. Here’s hoping that Sumo Digital makes it way back to what worked so well in the first place.

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Stevivor
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Overall, Team Sonic Racing is… fun. I wouldn’t say it’s a top-of-the-line title by any means, but little tweaks to the formula give it an edge over others in the same field.

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TrueGaming
6.5 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
May 24, 2019

Team Sonic Racing feels like a major step back after the brilliant Transformed, even though it is a solid experience. overall, this game can't be seen as a valid competitor for a game like Mario Kart 8.

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BaziCenter
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 20, 2019

Team Sonic Racing ends up in the middle of the table when compared to its competition, and while it suffers from some serious technical issues, it still manages to entertain due to its diverse gameplay and different multiplayer modes.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 20, 2019

A spirited attempt at innovation and some competent driving mechanics are not enough to escape the shadow of either Mario Kart or the previous Sonic & Sega racers.

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is a technically sound karting game, but really only sells its central mechanic well enough in multiplayer to convince you that it needs to be there. It's not helped by only featuring the mostly bland Sonic family of characters and locations, leaving it feeling like an overall downgrade from the fantastic Sonic & All-Star Racing games.

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Digital Chumps
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

While Team Sonic Racing makes a statement with its collaborative squads of racers, its identity is lost in the amorphous complexion of a conventional kart racer. Worse, its gorgeous locales and myriad customization options aren't quite enough to support a despairing imbalance between luck and skill. Silver the Hedgehog's presence is one of many indications Team Sonic Racing is burdened with deadweight and light on inspiration.

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AnaitGames
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 19, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is a competent and fun arcade racer, with good and well-executed ideas --it's less splendid than others in its same genre, too, and even than others in its same series.

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Daily Star
May 17, 2019

That being said, the tracks themselves are refined and tight enough, so much so that will welcome new players, but will reward those who take the time to learn where they can shave vital milliseconds off their lap times. The sound design is solid enough – the title music is memorable and reminiscent of something out of Persona 5, which can only be a good thing.

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TrustedReviews
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is fun yet ultimately underwhelming kart racer. It's innovative team-based mechanics can make the solo campaign a joy, but aren't fleshed out enough to prevent things becoming repetitive.

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Guardian
May 22, 2019

Sega's latest motorised caper is a fun, cartoonish outing that demands group strategy on the circuits

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GamesRadar+
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing, despite carrying a tidbit of fun, doesn't stand up to other kart racers today

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