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  • Summary: Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast and fast-paced competitive style racing as you face-off with friends in off with friends in intense multiplayer racing. Race together and work as a team by sharing power-ups and speed boosts. Take control of your racing style --Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast and fast-paced competitive style racing as you face-off with friends in off with friends in intense multiplayer racing. Race together and work as a team by sharing power-ups and speed boosts. Take control of your racing style -- Choose from 3 distinct character types and unlock game changing vehicle customisation options to suit your racing style. Speed up. Gear Up -- Team Racing at Sonic Speed! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. May 18, 2019
    95
    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.
  2. May 17, 2019
    80
    If the fans might object that Team Sonic Racing has only karts to race, the co-op mechanics are very good and getting our team in front feels even better than to win the race. On the other hand, the game offers little-to-no challenge and the the content is pretty light.
  3. Jun 24, 2019
    80
    Overall, Team Sonic Racing is a fun and inventive racing game that puts a nice spin on it with focus on team cooperation. Cooperate with your teammates, blaze through the tracks, and work together to gear up and speed up.
  4. 75
    A small roster, somewhat bland presentation, and performance issues during local play do hold the game back from its full potential. 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.
  5. May 22, 2019
    70
    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.
  6. May 17, 2019
    70
    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.
  7. May 17, 2019
    50
    Team Sonic Racing, despite carrying a tidbit of fun, doesn't stand up to other kart racers today.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 39
  2. Negative: 5 out of 39
  1. Jun 22, 2019
    10
    Team sonic racing it's a game from somo digital and they mix the gameplay between sonic heroes and sonic and all stars games but with sonicTeam sonic racing it's a game from somo digital and they mix the gameplay between sonic heroes and sonic and all stars games but with sonic characters only this game brought a new mechanic for the kart game the team mechanic is so smoth the team ultimate is amazing in my opinion team sonic racing is better than crash team racing you must buy this game Expand
  2. May 21, 2019
    10
    It’s so fun the stages are beautiful gameplay is fun haven’t tried online yet and when you increase the difficulty be ready for it to actuallyIt’s so fun the stages are beautiful gameplay is fun haven’t tried online yet and when you increase the difficulty be ready for it to actually get hard to beat Happy I got this Game I waited so long for this Expand
  3. May 21, 2019
    10
    Very entertaining and at a great price. It will never be Mario Kart but who cares.
  4. May 25, 2019
    9
    Very solid kart racer. Better than most out there. Jammin soundtrack, and even the opening which i originally wasnt fond of is growing on me.Very solid kart racer. Better than most out there. Jammin soundtrack, and even the opening which i originally wasnt fond of is growing on me. (Crush 40 still jams) Expand
  5. May 22, 2019
    8
    After Transformed I was legitimately curious about this game: Transformed was one of the most fun kart games I played in a long time - evenAfter Transformed I was legitimately curious about this game: Transformed was one of the most fun kart games I played in a long time - even more than Mario kart 8 in my opinion- and I spent dozens of hours to finish that game and still haven't for how fun and difficult it was.

    TSR is a nice addition to the franchise, but I can't really say it's an upgrade: I still think Transformed is vastly superior despite its flaws such as having 3 different types of vehicles to LEARN and how inhumanly difficult the AI can be at S ranks. TSR however is a really fun game and I've been playing all day non stop, it's that fun.

    TSR adds the team mechanic, which is actually pretty interesting albeit very easily exploitable: instead of racing alone - even though you can still race alone in other modes - you got a team of 3 and this allows you to do some neat new features such as the slingshot, where you basically track behind the other team members in order to get a boost which really helps in rubber banding the race, and being able to pass power ups to other members: not only these actions are useful but they're extremely encouraged as you get more turbo, eventually unleashing a super turbo that gives you maximum speed and handling and invicibility for a short period of time TO ALL YOUR MEMBERS. Unlike Transformed however you can't shoot but only bump on others, but overall the team mechanic serves a good purpose on allowing ways to recovery from the last positions, which is often a problem in kart games.

    Another thing tht the team mechanic brings is that you just don't have to reach first to win: you need to get your squad to a higher position as well or else your score won't be as high as it should, making your efforts to reach first useless. For example if you're first but your squad is in the last position you're not going to score high to win the race. It seems weird but it works really well and it invites players to actually play in a team while racing.

    And add the fact that there's a career mode with a little story to follow, customization for your car including painting and parts - although it's only 3 pieces for 3 parts + 3 legendaries that don't really make any difference - and an INCREDIBLE price point of 40 euros, I could easily recommend this over mario kart honestly: for such a little price there's a ton of content and it's well cured enough!

    Honestly my only issues are very few: the game is REALLY tough, even at normal difficulty, and hard feels like I'm racing against S ranks from transformed, not really looking forward to do extreme.
    Upgrades are done randomly, with each race giving you coins to use in a gashapon machine where you unlock random upgrades for your race or new pieces for your cars and even though it's random IT DOESN'T REQUIRE REAL MONEY. It is tedious however.

    And while I didn't play a lot of the other sonic racing games, most of the races and even parts of the game feels recycled from previous games and of course you only have cars this time: if you missed that from transformed it's not going to be back here.

    Overall, I highly recommend it: a lot of stuff and content for a really good price. Hard to pass up, especially when you only got Mario Kart 8 (which costs a whooping 60 after a hundred thousand years and doesn't have the game modes that TSR or even SASRT had) or Sonic all stars racing transformed (which is cheaper and you can even get it on pc, but it's a lot harder due to 3 vehicles) to choose from.

    Or just wait a little longer and get CTR because that's going to be the definitive karting game!
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  6. Jun 9, 2019
    7
    This review is based solely on my experiences with the game. If you want to know every new addition to the game, look to another review. WithThis review is based solely on my experiences with the game. If you want to know every new addition to the game, look to another review. With that said, Team Sonic Racing is a good kart racing game, but it's not without its flaws. The new Team based karting mechanic while refreshing to the kart racing genre, is also its biggest downfall. After playing around 60 hours of this game, it's safe to say I've experienced everything this game has to offer.

    Starting the game for the first time, I was impressed by the colourful visuals, nice looking graphics, and energetic soundtrack. I immediately dived right into the offline campaign, and I wasn't expecting anything to fancy in terms of content. However, one thing that I immediately noticed was how slow the game felt compared the previous Sonic Transformed during races. This was later remedied by playing on higher difficulties which increases the speed, but also the intensity of the AI. The initial jump from Normal to Hard mode right from the start is a huge difficulty spike, and isn't recommended until you get used to the games Team based mechanics, and unlock mod parts to increase kart speed. Beyond that, the Team based mechanics play a crucial role in winning races. It's not just about you, it's about you and your fellow team members finishing races with a combined total of points dependent on everybody's race position.

    While the premise of being on team with racers sounds like a cool idea, you are constantly hindered by your AI teammates unable to keep up with you, especially on higher difficulties. Which causes you to lose races as a result. You came in 1st place? Well to bad, your AI came in 8th and 12th. So you lose! Sucks to be you! However, when playing with Human teammates, this is where the game really shines. As it was clearly meant to be played with actual people, instead of AI. Although this does require you to actually have friends willing to come over and play local split screen, but the option is there if you wish to use it offline.

    In addition to races, there are various other challenges you need to complete in order to progress, and also the option to obtain all the stars in their respective chapters to unlock Kart customization Paint kits. My overall experience with the campaign was enjoyable, albeit a little tedious during some sections. I especially disliked the Eggpawn challenges, and found that there were far to many of them. They felt like more of a filler than anything else. Overall I did manage to 100% the offline, but not without a lot of frustrating moments. I also don't feel the need to revisit the campaign for any reason upon completion.

    ONLINE

    Being a big fan of competitive Kart racers both Offline/Online. My biggest concern with any Kart racer is how they balance different Kart speeds, track design, and most importantly the items. But in this case, the Team aspect now has to be considered. Upon starting the Online portion, my biggest fear about the game long before it was released was that I would be losing races as a result of my teammates. Sure enough this is consistently the case. You may find yourself in lobbies where there are multiple teams of 3, and you are a lone wolf on team with AI. Now I don't care how good you are at this game. You WILL lose as a result of your teammates, even IF you come in 1st place yourself. Due to this game being a cumulative points structure, and not just your position. There have been numerous occasions where I came in 1st place, only to come in 3rd place overall due to being stuck with AI, or teammates not working as a team properly. This in addition to if one is a good player, you could painfully tackle on full squads solo, come in 1st place, but then lose overall. But hey, at least you have pride that you came in 1st place alone, but not overall right!? It should also be mentioned that the game has a broken mechanic where players can regurgitate one item by sending it back and forth to max out their Ultimate gauge, which causes the player to fly forward at a fast speed and become invincible. Cool mechanic, except for the fact that once again if you're alone or with an uncooperative team, you are stuck going against squads of players abusing the Ultimate and securing victory majority of the time, despite your best efforts.

    Also the ITEMS in this game are painfully unfair, and ANNOYING. The game has not one but TWO first place offensive items, which is the stone cylinders, and lightning bolt which also attacks other players. More times than I can remember, was I in 1st place only to get spammed with 2 stone cylinders, 2 lightning bolts, a homing eagle, and then have a squad fly by me with their Ultimate ability. The Blue shell from Mario kart has nothing on you compared to this!

    Online also has VERY long load times & a pointless voting system at the end of races. It takes 2-5 Mins watching a results screen after every race dependent on players times.

    Online is hit or miss!
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  7. Jun 4, 2019
    0
    Low fps, few tracks and characters... Not worth the price that is charged...

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