The Murder Of Sonic The Hedgehog Has Surpassed 1 Million Players On Steam

The visual novel is also the 61st highest rated video game of all time on the platform.

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  • Over 1 million players have played The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog on Steam, according to the brand’s social media manager.
  • It has also become the 61st highest-rated game on the platform with a 98% positive score from 11,208 reviews.

Sega’s point-and-click visual novel game The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog has amassed over 1 million players on Steam. Developed by Sega’s social media team, the title was an April Fool’s Day release on the platform as freeware, but it looks like the free-to-play strategy has worked wonders unexpectedly. The overall response to the title has also been overwhelmingly positive.

The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog is currently the #61 highest-rated game of all time on Steam. Considering how 98% of the 11,208 user reviews are positive, this stat is an accurate reflection of the game. Sonic brand’s social media manager and developer of the visual novel Katie Chrzanowski tweeted these numbers from her official account.

In The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog, Amy Rose gathers with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles among other characters to celebrate her birthday on the Mirage Express. Everyone is there to participate in a murder mystery game, but before it can begin the train speeds up and knocks out Amy and Tails. When the two awaken they find Sonic deceased and start to investigate the scene.

Players take control of a new Quokka character who is just starting their job on the Mirage Express. You have to help Tails solve the mystery by examining rooms and interrogating characters on the train. In addition, there are minigames in which the player takes control of Sonic in an auto-running isometric perspective game where he needs to collect rings.

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Only by collecting the required amount of rings can you proceed to the next part of the interrogation in the visual novel. Furthermore, the difficulty of these minigames increases as you progress through The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog. Even though it isn’t a Sonic Team title, the game’s description on Steam says you can consider it “headcanon.”

The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog is only playable on PC and isn’t available on consoles.

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Ahmed Mansoor is a News Writer who has a deep passion for single-player adventure games. He loves to keep tabs on the gaming and technology industries and loves to break stories that interest his audience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and several years of experience writing for games. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Written 600+ News Stories.

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