The Sonic the Hedgehog series has been honored by the gaming community ever since its debut. Here is a list of awards awarded to the franchise.
- The Sonic series was awarded the very 1st Outstanding Contribution Award by the Golden Joystick Awards.
- The Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition has given the Sonic series many records such as:
- IGN ranked Sonic the Hedgehog as the 19th greatest series of all time.
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II was chosen as Starbucks "Pick of the Week".
- Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Generations (UK only) were awarded an Xbox 360 Platinum Family Hit.
- Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, Sonic Mega Collection, Sonic Gems Collection, Sonic Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Riders were all given Nintendo GameCube's Player's Choice.
- Sonic Heroes was awarded an Xbox Platinum Family Hit.
- Sonic Heroes, Sonic Mega Collection Plus, Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic Riders & Sonic Unleashed were all given Greatest Hits on PlayStation 2.
- Sonic Rivals & Sonic Rivals 2 where given Greatest Hits on PSP
- At E3 2013, Sonic Lost World was given the following awards:
- We Love It – The Escapist
- Best of E3 (Nominee) – Dvlzgame.net
- Best of E3 (Nominee) – Game Trailers
- Best of E3 (Nominee) – Gaming Excellence
- Best of E3 (Nominee) – IGN
- Best Platformer (Nominee) – Pure Nintendo
- Best 3DS Graphics (Nominee) – Pure Nintendo
- Best of Wii U – Destructoid
- Best of E3 – My Geek Review
- Best of E3 (Nominee) – Hardcore Gamer
In May 2016, it was announced that the Sonic series had been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.