Sonic Heroes

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Sonic Heroes

NTSC-U cover
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: E (Mild Fantasy Violence)
PEGI rating: 3+
OFLC rating: G
GRB rating: ALL
Widescreen patch available
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51950 & SLPM-65431 & SLUS-20718 & SLUS-20718GH
Japanese: SLPM-65431 & SLUS-20718 & NPJD-00060
German: SLES-51950 & SLPM-65431 & SLUS-20718
French: SLES-51950 & SLPM-65431 & SLUS-20718
Spanish: SLES-51950 & SLPM-65431 & SLUS-20718
Italian: SLES-51950 & SLPM-65431 & SLUS-20718
Korean: SLKA-25122
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20718
SLUS-20718GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: January 27, 2004
2006 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: 78FF4E3B
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51950
SLES-51950/P (Platinum)
Release date: February 6, 2004
October 8, 2004 (Platinum)
October 22, 2004 (Platinum, Australia)
February 22, 2012 (PS2 Classics)
CRCs: B7CF071A
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65431
SLKA-25122 (BigHit)
NPJD-00060 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: December 30, 2003
September 17, 2014 (PS2 Classics)
2004 (Korea)
2005 (BigHit Series, Korea)
CRCs: D7AE2B57
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Sonic Team
Publisher(s): Sega (JP, US, EU, AU), SCEA (US)
Genre: Action, Platformer
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: GameSpot6.2/10, Metacritic64/100
Game description: Sonic Heroes brings the Sonic series to the PS2 and Xbox for the first time. Dr. Eggman is causing havoc again and it's up to you to maneuver a team of three Sonic characters through massive levels. All 12 characters--divided into Team Sonic, Team Dark, Team Rose and Team Chaotix--have their own unique strengths, so choose your teams wisely. Find the best combination to complete missions full of enemies, puzzles, and huge environments. No matter what team you choose, the only direction is forward and the only way to get there is fast.
Sonic Heroes is the eighth primary installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Set after the events of Sonic Adventure 2, the game's story follows the journeys of four individual teams of three on their search for the mad scientist Doctor Eggman. However, Sonic the Hedgehog's robot duplicate and nemesis, Metal Sonic, is secretly manipulating the game's events in a plan to eradicate his long time foe.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
17 01 2013 1.1.0 r5517- GSdx 5464 SSE41 [09 12 2012]
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 [17 01 2013]
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 [28 12 2012]
Runs above full speed.
NTSC-J Windows 8.1, x64
  • Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2030 @ 3.00GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 @ 2 GB
v1.7.0-dev-1907 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • LilyPad
Europe v02.00(14/06/2004), Without unnecessary errors, the game started at 1620p (3K) 60 FPS, no brakes, bugs or freezes. Chern40+7

Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • AMD A10-5800K
  • AMD Radeon HD 7660D
PCSX2 1.3.0 SVN ZZOgl SPU2-X MTVU Hack and MVU Speed Hacks, recommended used. Runs at Full-Speed! Although the audio breaks unless you use these settings: I used ZZOgl for graphicss, SPU2-X. PortAudio API - OSS, Async Mix, Cat-Mull ROM


  • Original names: ソニック ヒーローズ (SLPM-65431), 소닉 히어로즈 (SLKA-25122)
  • This is Sonic the Hedgehog's debut on PlayStation 2.

Known Issues

Shadows flicker

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Shadows flicker.
  • Workaround: No known workarounds.

Emblem animation visual artifacting

  • Type: Not an issue
  • Description: During the animation where you get an emblem, there's a frame of severe visual artifacting on the emblem symbol. This appears to, but is not confirmed to, occur on original hardware.
  • Workaround: No known workaround.


Public compatibility forum links