Sonic CD PlayStation 3

User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36

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  1. Mar 19, 2012
    6
    Sonic CD has been ported spectacularly to the current day consoles. The controls are tighter than ever, the graphics are crisp and scroll as smooth as butter, there is both the American and Japanese soundtrack to choose from and the whole game has been perfectly upscaled for modern displays. It's coder Christian Whitehead did a perfect job and even outstripped the original. That said,Sonic CD has been ported spectacularly to the current day consoles. The controls are tighter than ever, the graphics are crisp and scroll as smooth as butter, there is both the American and Japanese soundtrack to choose from and the whole game has been perfectly upscaled for modern displays. It's coder Christian Whitehead did a perfect job and even outstripped the original. That said, however, I have never been overly keen on Sonic CD. In my opinion, the stages are far too dependent on bumpers and flippers...etc. You spend far too much time pinging around with very little control and not nearly enough time actually platforming. The time travel concept, though cool in theory, never really works as well as it should either. Great bosses, though. Expand
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 16, 2012
    90
    Sega have succeeded in adding just enough tweaks and extras to convert the unconvinced.
  2. It's still worth going back to see where [Little Spiky's] come from. [March 2012, p.103]
  3. This SEGA-classic is considered by many to be the best Sonic-game ever made. Sonic goes so fast in this iteration that he can even travel through time, making the pimped out DeLorean from Back to the Future seem like a pushover. [February 2012, p.101]