Sonic '06 has randomly reappeared on the Xbox 360 digital store after 12 years of being delisted

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SEGA's bringing back a true classic: no, not the Genesis titles that will be out next month in the Sonic Origins collection, but rather, Sonic the Hedgehog, the infamous 2006 3D platformer for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The digital copy of the game was delisted by SEGA in 2010, following the brand stating that they were removing "average" Sonic titles from digital platforms, in order to increase the value of the brand, in some of its darkest days. If you've ever lamented missing out on picking up the game on XBLA all those years ago, worry not, as the game has mysteriously returned.

The Xbox Marketplace is offering Sonic '06 for $4.99, specifically for the Xbox 360, as the game is not backwards compatible with the Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. It also follows upon and reverses SEGA's recent trend in taking down older games from digital stores, whether it was the retro releases of the 16-bit era games on 360/Steam/PS3, or all of their PS3 games from the PlayStation Now service. Currently, there is no official word from either Microsoft or SEGA as to why the game has returned to the XBLA.

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game doesn't appear to be on the bc list. it's no where to be found on the series x store. why bring that old game back to the 360 that's pretty much a dead console?
For fun. Microsoft’s literally doing this to some OG Xbox games, let alone 360 ones. A sudden reappearance on the store could potentially mean an addition to the list later down the line, although it’s more likely that it’s just a snafu in the database.
 

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Just bought it to play on xbox 360 slim. Also for beat em up fans final fight double impact is on sale for 2 dollars and its backwards compatible.
 
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I legit wouldn't mind trying the game if it had a Series X enhancement patch that also fixes some issues with it. Getting rid of the loading would also be great.
 

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No seriously. This is one of the worst games ever made. Should have NEVER seen the light of day even back in 2006.

I will never forgive Sega now that they have put this abomination back in stock.
If you think '06 is one of the worst games ever made, your library has been severely lacking. It's not good but there are hundreds, probably thousands of significantly worse games. Hell, it's not even the worst Sonic game.
 

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If you think '06 is one of the worst games ever made, your library has been severely lacking.
Don't say anything like that. Also, I do know there are other games that are even worse, including that Atari 2600 title I don't even want to tell the name of.
 

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As odd as it is, I don't know what all the fuss about the game being brought back is. Sure, it's definitely not the best Sonic game to randomly come back, but I don't think it's as bad as people make it out. This was my first Xbox 360 game I ever had, and as a kid I always thought the glitches were just me being horrible at the game. I recently played through the game again 100%, and I have to say, I had more fun with it than I did with more recent Sonic games (especially Forces, ugh. Though, at least I didn't phase through floors in that game, and the character creation was pretty fun).

Sure the story is mediocre at best, and the glitches drive me insane during story mode, but Sonic 06 is at least fun to mess around in. I love launching crates into the air, and skipping story sections entirely through glitches. Really the worst parts of the game are those sections where you're forced to run fast without a choice, and the annoying Princess Elise who could be entirely removed from the game and it'd be barely noticeable. It does suck that it was listed at 4.99, I got my copy back in 2009 for 1.99 at Gamestop.
 

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The worst Sonic ever
Let me think about that.. no.

If you think this is bad (and it is), you've not played Sonic Boom on Wii U or Sonic Forces.

And, and Sonic Genesis on GBA! Yeah, that thing everyone had forgotten about.


Sonic 06 at least was bad, but strangely enjoyable.

My favorite version of Sonic 06 wasn't even the retail, rather the demo. It felt more polished and stable (I really enjoyed it a lot).

 
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Let me think about that.. no.

If you think this is bad (and it is), you've not played Sonic Boom on Wii U or Sonic Forces.

And, and Sonic Genesis on GBA! Yeah, that thing everyone had forgotten about.


Sonic 06 at least was bad, but strangely enjoyable.

My favorite version of Sonic 06 wasn't even the retail, rather the demo. It felt more polished and stable (I really enjoyed it a lot).

I played Sonic Boom, that was the second worst. Sega forgot how to serve the fans
 

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If you think '06 is one of the worst games ever made, your library has been severely lacking. It's not good but there are hundreds, probably thousands of significantly worse games. Hell, it's not even the worst Sonic game.
sonic forces takes that one by a long shot. (further shot if we go by boom) Sure it's not... too buggy. but it's so medicore and the controls are so stiff that somehow 06 got that right in comparison.
 
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I actually bought it, now trying to get a refund, since I thought it was bc with the series x. they've made it mass confusion on the xbox store, because 360 games say "download to 360," where it will download to the series x if it's bc. and, the xbox app is a pos. it has like the worst search results for things.
Where does it say it is BC tho.

All they have done is said they'll add it back to the store, so saying a 360 game is on the store and says download to 360..... you assume it is an sx game.

Also you do know its microshite, dont rely on its search, I mean come on look at bing ffs lol.

I remember watching a film about a guy who could time travel and had to prevent a terrorist attack on a train.

The story was completely believable until I saw he was using bing as a search engine to uncover the truth.
 
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