Sonic and the Crusaders of Darkness is a fangame created by PurpleMasherGamer. It is the first game in the Darkness trilogy. It was released on 22nd November 2012 for the XBox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.


Dr. Eggman is back at it again! This time, he broke into the Vault of Light and freed the Crusaders of Darkness imprisoned there. Now Sonic must defeat the Crusaders and save the world(again)


See: Sonic and the Crusaders of Darkness/Story


The playable characters in the game are scarce. They are:

  • Sonic
  • Gaia Chip
  • Tails
  • Shadow

The non-playable characters include:

  • Eggman
  • Badniks
  • Amy
  • Cream
  • Knuckles
  • Espio



  • Sonic:

Spin Dash, Homing Attack, Blurred Punch, Blurred Kick(all from start)Super Sonic, Slide, Drop Kick, Blurnado(unlockable)

  • Gaia Chip

Stomp, Crush, Punch, Flash(all from start)Emanation, Awakening, Shed Skin(unlockable)

  • Tails

Spin Dash, Fly(all from start)Air Burst, Propel, Wind Stream(unlockable)

  • Shadow

Spin Dash, Homing Attack, Shadow Punch, Shadow Kick(all from start)Super Shadow, Chaos Control, Chaos Blast, Slide, Drop Kick(unlockable)


Up: Forward

Down: Backwards

Left: Left

Right: Right

A/X: Jump

A/X + B/O: Homing Attack

Down + X/Square: Spin Dash

X/Square: Boost

Y/ Δ: Fight

RT/R1: Sidestep to the right

LT/L1: Sidestep to the left

RT/R1 + Left: Drift left

LT/L1 + Right: Drift right

Left analog: Move(alternative for D-pad)


Title theme and Sonic's theme:

Shadow's theme:

Tails' theme:

Gaia Collosus Chip's theme:

Boss theme:

Final boss theme: (Stage 1) (Stage 2)


See: Sonic and the Crusaders of Darkness/Story

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