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  • Summary: Set across three defining eras from 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog video game history, the instantly recognisable environments of Sonic Generations have been re-built in stunning HD and are now playable in both classic side scrolling 2D from 1991, as well as modern 3D style found in Sonic'sSet across three defining eras from 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog video game history, the instantly recognisable environments of Sonic Generations have been re-built in stunning HD and are now playable in both classic side scrolling 2D from 1991, as well as modern 3D style found in Sonic's most recent adventures. Each incarnation of Sonic in Sonic Generations comes complete with his trademark special move, Spin Dash and Spin Attack for Classic Sonic, and Homing Attack and Sonic Boost for Modern Sonic. An innovative new interactive menu system allows for complete immersion in Sonic's universe with favourite characters and hidden treasures gradually being revealed throughout the game. Expand
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. 95
    Probably the best Sonic game ever made, and the perfect celebration of everything Hedgehog for any type of fan. Happy Birthday, Sonic!
  2. Nov 1, 2011
    85
    The excellent game Sonic has deserved for years, that although doesn't evolve the gameplay formula, adaptates it better than ever to the 3D, although with some flaws. A game that will make fans smile.
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    83
    The speed is intense, the color and detail is really great, the level designs throughout are impressive, and the control is about as good as we've seen from Sonic.
  4. Nov 2, 2011
    80
    It's the same recipe as in its predecessors: speed, Sonic and style. Although the handling is not exactly great, there's lot to find in Sonic Generations. Variety, challenges and a nice skill system do Sonic justice.
  5. Nov 15, 2011
    75
    This is a great way to celebrate the twentieth birthday of a videogame icon. 2D Sonic still stands for a superb platforming experience, while 3D Sonic shows us yet again why this series has gone downhill.
  6. Dec 1, 2011
    70
    It can't sustain itself for more than an hour or so. [Issue#212, p.92]
  7. Nov 3, 2011
    50
    A reminder of both what you adore and abhor in a series that's had its simple joys diluted by flash-in-the-plan iterations and ideas.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 70
  2. Negative: 3 out of 70
  1. Mar 30, 2014
    10
    This game has at least a reasonable amount of just about everything good about any sonic game. All of that good stuff is throttled towards youThis game has at least a reasonable amount of just about everything good about any sonic game. All of that good stuff is throttled towards you at a rapid pace, leaving you electrically satisfied in all directions. My only problem with this game is how violent it is. I never asked for all of this gore from a game rated E10+ for violE10+nt gamE10+ Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2011
    10
    Brilliant fun Sonic platforming is back, at last!
    I've played Sonic since way back in '91 and can assure you this is classic Sonic with
    Brilliant fun Sonic platforming is back, at last!
    I've played Sonic since way back in '91 and can assure you this is classic Sonic with bells.
    My 2 year old son who is an avid gamer on DS, 360, PS3 & iPadloves it to so its got very wide appeal for all generations.
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  3. Nov 2, 2011
    10
    Sonic Generations is the best Sonic Game since Sonic 2!
    I admit i was kind of slipping from being a sonic fan after Sonic 06 but this game
    Sonic Generations is the best Sonic Game since Sonic 2!
    I admit i was kind of slipping from being a sonic fan after Sonic 06 but this game brought me back and its probably one of my favourite games of all time.

    The Story is something i can really appreciate as a Sonic fan since they are finally making jokes about themselves and it is hilarious, every line of dialogue is sure to make you atleast giggle!

    The Gameplay is everything we ever wanted from a perfect Sonic Game and thats Incredible speed,Momentum based Platforming and any other awesome additions certainly help the game stay fresh and new.

    and finally the Graphics are Breathtaking, you have to see them to believe them. (Especially if you got a 3D TV)

    In Conclusion Sonic Generations is one of the best games all year and it is definitely worth every penny of its purchase price! (oh and Rival Battles are EPIC)
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  4. Mar 15, 2013
    9
    This game is awesome, it just really is.

    The game is basically to celebrate Sonic's birthday, and my god was it well done. Past years, Sega
    This game is awesome, it just really is.

    The game is basically to celebrate Sonic's birthday, and my god was it well done. Past years, Sega have been making some pretty bad Sonic games, but this one is amazing. First of all, the gameplay, it's solid. You can control Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic, each having their own gameplay style. Classic Sonic is focused on platforming, while Modern Sonic is focused on speed, and i mean ALOT of speed. Each character also uses control mechanics from previous games, which is nice. Graphics are beautiful, soundtrack is GODLIKE, and overall the game is just fun. Now there are a few flaws for example... Planet Wisp is an amazingly frustrating level. I spent 15 minutes JUST to get through it. And the rival battle against Metal Sonic seems to be extremely frustrating as well, as Sonic controls super sloppy, an it just doesn't feel like you're playing Sonic, it feels you're playing Mario on ice. Now boss and rival fights with Modern Sonic, they are super amazing. They have TONS OF SPEED, and that's what Sonic is about! That alone makes the boss fights awesome. Also levels in this game are from previous games, and the music is a remix of the older ones, which i love. There are challenge gates around for you, which you need to complete in order to actually fight the boss, so I'm guessing it was there to increase the game length. But they do have special unlocks like music and artwork. Speaking of that... You can unlock music from older games and use it in stages, man do i love listening to Palm Tree Panic xD This game is super fun, and is good for people who don't know about Sonic, as there is also character biographies you can unlock. This game, is a must-have, in my opinion.
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  5. Nov 1, 2011
    8
    The Classic Sonic levels are awesome. They are based in 3 differents alternatives to finish the level , good remixes of the musics, theThe Classic Sonic levels are awesome. They are based in 3 differents alternatives to finish the level , good remixes of the musics, the physics is good now(finally Sega)
    The rolling isn't so good compared with the speedup of the genesis games, but definitely the spirit of the original Sonic was made in this game.
    The Modern Sonic have good remixes, too, but the excess of boost in gameplay and the level desing is like "race games"(a boring and easy gameplay concluding).By the way, this Sonic serves to show how the hedgehog changed in relation of the original genesis game form.
    Classic Sonic is the principal attractive of the game.
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  6. Jul 6, 2013
    8
    For years Sonic games have not really been all that great, or even good, but finally Sonic Generations actually gives some justice to theFor years Sonic games have not really been all that great, or even good, but finally Sonic Generations actually gives some justice to the hedgehog. So great playing through all the great levels of the past and present. Definitely a game to add to your collection. Expand
  7. Oct 7, 2012
    0
    Sigh.... Sonic Generations this is what I call the worst Sonic game of all time. Sega is very uncreative with their game. "Uhh... we have toSigh.... Sonic Generations this is what I call the worst Sonic game of all time. Sega is very uncreative with their game. "Uhh... we have to make a Sonic game" Sega staff: "sigh" Sega worker: " hey I got an idea instead of thinking of something new lets just recycle all of Sonic's adventures! Thus this terrible game was born. It features terrible graphics. Horrible voices really abysmal. Almost unplayable stay away from this game Expand

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