Sonic Gems Collection GameCube

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2005
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
Buy On
  1. Nintendo Power
    85
    Worth the price of admission for "Sonic CD" alone. [Sept 2005, p.85]
  2. Play Magazine
    85
    An excellent classics compilation, due mostly to "Sonic CD," finally revived after so much begging. [Sept 2005, p.57]
  3. "Sonic CD" and both "Vectorman" games alone make paying the $30 price an extremely easy decision. With those three brilliant titles in hand, the remaining eight can basically be treated as bonus additions to mess around with.
  4. I can do without some of the Game Gear games in the collection, but to have Sonic CD once again just makes it worth having.
  5. Offering the proverbial something for everyone, Not only does it give Cube owners (and PS2 owners, if you get the PS2 version) the chance to get to grips with some of the lesser known, but ultimately brilliant Sonic games of yesteryear (which are still great now), but also give the long suffering Sega masses the chance to finally play Sonic the Fighters on a home console.
  6. 75
    A decent compilation, even though it's not as solid as Sonic Mega Collection. At a bargain price of 29 bucks, however, "Sonic CD" and "Vectorman 1" and "2" make for a worthy purchase for fans or anyone who may have missed them the first time around.
  7. Sonic CD alone would be a good reason to own this collection. If Mega Collection has left you hungry for more Sonic, Gems Collection has got everything else between it and Sonic Adventure DX. Sonic Gems Collection completes the continuum of Sonic history available for GC.

Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
#22 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jun 9, 2016
    9
    Classic. That's all the controls are good and I like the great games they picked for the collection well except Sonic R that's why it's not aClassic. That's all the controls are good and I like the great games they picked for the collection well except Sonic R that's why it's not a 10. Either way this game is great! Full Review »
  2. Sep 2, 2016
    8
    sonicCD IS AWSOME but to bad its the CREEPY AMERICAN SOUND TRACK so I never really play the game for that reason but 9.5/10 for that and sonicsonicCD IS AWSOME but to bad its the CREEPY AMERICAN SOUND TRACK so I never really play the game for that reason but 9.5/10 for that and sonic R 8/10 tails sky patrol 4/10 tails adventure 5/10 vector man 6/10 and 2 is 6.5/10 sonic the hedgehog 2 (gg) 6/10 sonic triple trouble 7/10 sonic the fighters is 7.8/10
    now the worst one is sonic drift 2 0/10 BECAUSE ITS SOOOOOO BORING AND UNLIKE MARIO KART IT HAS NO ENJOYMENT THE PLAYABLE CHARACTERS DONT DIFFER and SONIC R is a great game and people don't now about the spin dash! XD oh and sonic spinball is not as good as the sega genesis one which is the best pinball game ever! but the game gear one isn't THAT bad so it deserves probrably a 5.5/10! so so far this game is mostly good so ill give its total score a 8/10 medal:GOLDEN sonic has better anniversaries than Mario too
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  3. Apr 6, 2016
    7
    I play this game on Ps2 . Im cant put a higher estimate this game , Because its a collection of Sonic retro games , but this collection hasI play this game on Ps2 . Im cant put a higher estimate this game , Because its a collection of Sonic retro games , but this collection has got Sonic R and Sonic the fighters unlike Sonic mega collection Plus on PC . This is good collection , but only 6/10 . Full Review »