Sonic Generations PlayStation 3

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
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  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
    95
    Sonic Generations is, quite simply, the greatest Sonic game ever produced. Regardless of whether that statement still holds any relevance today, this game is a triumphant victory for Sonic Team and for the blue hedgehog himself. Stand proud Sonic, you deserve it.
  3. Nov 28, 2011
    91
    Bottom line: If you are or have ever been a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog during the series' two-decade history, then this is your game.
  4. Nov 7, 2011
    87
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. 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.
  6. Oct 28, 2011
    85
    It feels refreshing to be able to say that Sonic is good again. His upward trajectory over the last year continues and he's only gaining momentum. Sonic Generations is largely a game for the most hardcore of Sonic fans, but for the millions who have fond memories of narrowly dodging spikes, grinding on rails, or even that time he was a pinball, Sonic Generations is a game made for you.
  7. Games Master UK
    Nov 20, 2011
    84
    A great tribute to the classic series which also delivers the best modern take on Sonic to date. [Christmas 2011, p.64]
  8. Oct 31, 2011
    84
    Sonic is back again with a successful combination of classic and modern gameplay. One of the best Sonic games in the last few years.
  9. 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.
  10. 82
    With tons of unlockable content, you'll most likely play each stage several times.
  11. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Jan 2, 2012
    80
    A cool twist is that you have to play every level twice, once in 3D and once in 2D. There is a strong feeling of recognition here that will make fans of the Mega Drive-games feel really nostalgic. Dashing through the good old Green Hill Zones for example is a delight. [December 2011, p.78]
  12. Nov 30, 2011
    80
    Sonic Generations is a great game for fans of the series as well as anyone looking to play Sonic for the very first time. With plenty of unlockables and challenges to beat, this is the surefire Sonic game to get so far.
  13. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    Camera issues and the trial-and-error nature of the gameplay won't appeal to everyone, plus the release price doesn't quite fit with the length of the game, but fans will be more than pleased with what's been accomplished here as it's almost entirely for the good of the franchise.
  14. Nov 18, 2011
    80
    Sonic Generations brings the best of twenty years Sonic together in one game. The result is a very solid platform experience with eye-popping graphics and fluid gameplay.
  15. Nov 11, 2011
    80
    Sonic Generations proves that two Sonics are way better than one.
  16. Nov 7, 2011
    80
    A combination of the best of Sonic, Sonic Generations reinvents, while staying true to the myth, and serves the fan well, whatever its generation is. It's an anthology of the musics, the pictures, the bosses, characters and levels we loved the most during those past 20 years of Sonic games, and one that, while not perfect (some gameplay imprecisions do subsist), remains a must-have for the Sonic lovers.
  17. Nov 7, 2011
    80
    A game that captures all of the high points of the long-running series, and only one or two of the lows.
  18. Nov 7, 2011
    80
    Sonic celebrates its 20th birthday with what can easily be the best game in the franchise in many years.
  19. Nov 7, 2011
    80
    It could do with a few more levels, a bonus stage, more bosses, slightly tighter controls and a load more playtesting.
  20. 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.
  21. Generations always draws you back with its level design and compulsive simplicity.
  22. Oct 31, 2011
    80
    As positively nostalgic as all of this is, it's not surprising to find that Sonic Generations' emulation of past greats extends to its duration. Despite the fact that there are nine main stages per Sonic, seven bosses and ten side-missions per Zone, it will take an experienced fan just a few hours to blast through to the main ending.
  23. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Oct 29, 2011
    80
    3D Sonic has improved upon past controls with the use of a homing attack that lets him target enemies, as well as the launch pads that allow for more fluid gameplay. [Dec 2011, p.81]
  24. 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.
  25. Nov 9, 2011
    75
    With Sonic Generations, SEGA delivers a decent game. The campaign is very short but well worth your time if you are a Sonic fan. With a little more tweaking, the series will be lifted to new heights.
  26. Oct 31, 2011
    75
    There's a great deal of game here, which speaks to just how smart Sega is in iterating on a small collection of stages, rather than going the usual route of wasting valuable HD assets on a series of sprawling (and typically unplayable) levels for Sonic to get lost in.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 264 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 93
  2. Negative: 3 out of 93
  1. 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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  2. Nov 12, 2011
    9
    Fantastic game. Really has the authentic sonic feel. Only a few minor quibbles where the difference between fast and slow sections aren'tFantastic game. Really has the authentic sonic feel. Only a few minor quibbles where the difference between fast and slow sections aren't obvious resulting in repeated deaths. Also slow loading times for the ps3 but the gameplay is incredibly fun for novice and frequent players alike Full Review »
  3. Nov 1, 2011
    5
    The game's beatable in few hours, and it's not that fun, it has some missions but, more acts would have been much better, modern gameplay isThe game's beatable in few hours, and it's not that fun, it has some missions but, more acts would have been much better, modern gameplay is too boost to win, with platforming, but sometimes it don't work very well, hopefully the classic stages are cool, but not that much to "save" the game from being not so good. Full Review »