Sonic Generations Xbox 360

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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. Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. 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.
  2. Oct 31, 2011
    85
    Sonic Generations delivers what fans have been looking for with a successful combination of classic and modern gameplay, both of them polished and highly replayable, making this latest Sonic game the path to follow for future releases.
  3. Nov 8, 2011
    83
    It's a far better game than any of the modern day Sonic titles I've played so far, and the classic Sonic stuff is enough to sell me on the game, even if the modern Sonic side isn't always my cup of tea.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Dec 4, 2011
    70
    Sonic Generations is five hours of fun. The gameplay has more excitement than most other games I've played this year, and it sets a template that future Sonic games will hopefully pay attention to-it's just a shame that Sonic Generations, like Sonic himself, goes by very, very fast.
  7. Nov 1, 2011
    60
    Compared to Colors, Sonic Generations is a weaker, above average effort. Even taken as fan-service, the game's wavering quality, apparent lack of creativity and meandering filler feels like it's stalling until next year's birthday, and next year's game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 121
  2. Negative: 9 out of 121
  1. Oct 25, 2014
    10
    Simply amazing. This game has proven why Sonic is the successful icon he is today in the first place. This game is fast, fun, full of action,Simply amazing. This game has proven why Sonic is the successful icon he is today in the first place. This game is fast, fun, full of action, and exciting. This is by far one of my most favorable games. Defiantly one of the best Sonic games by far, and even worthy enough to be considered one of the best games of all time in general. 10/10 Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2012
    10
    Sonic Generations is a must play game for any gamer. The game itself remasters 3 Sonic levels in beautiful HD from each of Sonic's eras,Sonic Generations is a must play game for any gamer. The game itself remasters 3 Sonic levels in beautiful HD from each of Sonic's eras, Genesis, Dreamcast, and Modern as well as 2 boss fights in each era followed by an original final boss. Each level of the game must be played in 2 brilliant perspectives, classic HD side scrolling as classic Sonic with classic abilities such as the spin dash and spin jump, as well as modern HD platforming as modern sonic with modern abilities such as boosting and homing attack. Each boss fight however is a predetermind perspective. Plot: As Sonic races through Green Hill zone for the first time, he notices an earthquake shaking the ground and looks up in horror as the menacing Time Eater rushes him through time. Meanwhile, the modern Sonic runs into a surprise birthday party set up by his friends, only to be seperated from each other in different areas of time due to the Time Eaters unexpected attack. Upon running through familiar areas, he is reunited with his friends and encounters his past self. His partner Tails meets his past self also. Both Tails reach the conclusion that they are stuck within a time space conitinum, and that the Time Eater plans on erasing time and space. They also conclude that if both Sonics speed through areas throughout Modern Sonic's life they can restore time and space, and better yet can challenge the Time Eater if they collect the 7 Chaos Emeralds. Level Remakes: The Levels are exactly what any Sonic fan wants, fast paced, nostalgic, and a throw back to 20 years of Sonic. Anyone who has never played a Sonic game can experience a sample throughout every piece of his gaming legacy in brilliant HD. Speed: every level is incredibly fast as the theme of Sonic is about speed therefore this platformer/sidescroller feels as if you are rushed throughout the game, although to a Sonic fan this is what is expected and praised, and to a newcomer to the franchise this can be overwhelming yet a new and exciting experience. My Opinion: every gamer should play through this game at least once Expand
  3. Nov 1, 2011
    10
    Sonic is back better than ever. It's not perfect, but is the best Sonic game for over a decade. The nostalgia of Classic Sonic remember theSonic is back better than ever. It's not perfect, but is the best Sonic game for over a decade. The nostalgia of Classic Sonic remember the old 2D side-scrolling that everyone love and enjoy. The 3D and 2.5D game play of Modern Sonic is the perfect balanced of Sonic Unleashed speed and Sonic Colors platforming plus great 3D plataforming that I waited for years. My only problem of this game that is too short. I just beat in 5-6 hours, olny 7 bosses of the entire game and Classic Sonic only have 2 bosses, I'm waiting the future DLC with more stages and bosses. Sonic Generations is the best Sonic game in years, maybe the best I ever played. After beat the game, the game has 90 challenges to complete, Red Rings to found, replay the stages to get rank S, it's a must-buy for the fans, but if you never played Sonic before, rent it, you can pass the weekend having fun, Sonic is good again better than never. Welcome back Sonic. Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2013
    9
    Even though I prefer Sonic Colors, I can't deny this game is incredible, the gameplay is as great as sonic colors, though noticeablyEven though I prefer Sonic Colors, I can't deny this game is incredible, the gameplay is as great as sonic colors, though noticeably glitchier, not to the level of Sonic 06, but it's still noticeable. Though the story and writing is really, REALLY, weak compared to Sonic Colors, and the soundtrack, while it's still great. Does not even COMPARE to the masterpiece of a soundtrack sonic colors had. Otherwise it's a great experience, Fun gameplay, great graphics, and music. Expand
  5. Jul 18, 2016
    8
    This is one of the best Sonic games ever made, it's not perfect, because some of the challenges where stupid, and it's short. But the gameThis is one of the best Sonic games ever made, it's not perfect, because some of the challenges where stupid, and it's short. But the game play and graphics cancel both of those flaws out Expand
  6. Jan 21, 2012
    8
    I've been playing Sonic games since I was five and sitting down with the good 'ole Sega Genesis with Sonic 1 and 2 and this game is the bestI've been playing Sonic games since I was five and sitting down with the good 'ole Sega Genesis with Sonic 1 and 2 and this game is the best homage to the past and present games that anyone could ask for. This game does have it's pit falls from the expected wonky controls in the New Sonic stages from the accidental homing strike to the hard to control straight away runs it, definitely puts the 3D stages on par with the Sonic Adventure games. Sonic Generations makes great use of level that were amazing but stuck in crap games, take example Sonic Unleash, the were-hog was just a giant flop, but the normal sonic had amazing stages and huge set pieces which they took a level from and stuck it in this game with no stupid gimmicks added turning something unbearable into something wonderful. Sonic Generations allows the player to play the game as original sonic and new sonic, which is to be expected from the title, so when you have a stage you play two acts one belonging to Classic and the other to the new one, this also applies for the challenge stages that come up after you complete both acts of a game; with things like time trials, puzzle challenges, and sonic friend stages that involve New Sonic's 'Beloved' partners, but all of these just add to that game making it a much more expansive game than I originally thought it to be it'll keep you busy for a good time just with the story alone. Overall it's great to see that they made a current sonic game that makes shifting through the previous flops all the better. Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2014
    0
    It's completely rubbish don't get it it's to hard they should of made a help option, the first day I got it I enjoyed it but the next day IIt's completely rubbish don't get it it's to hard they should of made a help option, the first day I got it I enjoyed it but the next day I got bored of it I got this awful game for no reason so don't get it because it sucks. Expand

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