Team Sonic Racing

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release date: May 21, 2019

Sonic and his many anthropomorphic pals are back for their third kart-racing competition – and before you ask, Sonic races in a car as a handicap because there’d be no contest if he was running on foot. Sumo Digital, the same developer behind the brilliant Sonic All-Stars Racing games, is back for Team Sonic Racing, which focuses solely on the Sonic universe and puts drivers in teams as they vie for a combined score rather than pole position. It’s definitely a departure from the more traditional arcade racing of the previous games, and the Sonic focus sadly excludes all that wonderfully obscure Sega fan service. But the vibrant visuals and finely tuned fundamentals are still there, with all the boosting, item-blasting, and mid-air tricking you could hope for.