Sonic Mega Collection Plus Xbox

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. 78
    You can't find a better deal than 20 games for 20 dollars. While not every Sonic game is a winner, the majority are. These games, though old, are superior to Sega's more recent 3D Sonic offerings.
  2. While Sonic aficionados will be disappointed by the omission of a few notable titles, such as the superlative "Sonic CD," there's a ton of solid Robotnik-thwarting to be had with the Mega Collection Plus.
  3. Game Informer
    75
    If you grew up with these games, they're still a joy to play. New converts t the Sonic fold will get a great introduction to the 'hog's history. [Dec 2004, p.168]
  4. 80
    Despite its exclusions, though, Collection's large selection of titles for $19.99 is a tough thing not to recommend to anyone who calls himself a gamer. Even if a few of the games undeniably suck.
  5. AceGamez
    90
    An absolute must have for people who liked them back then and if you never actually played them... well, I'll hold back. Just buy this collection.
  6. For 20 bucks, this is almost a must-have for the old-school Sega nut inside us all. [Holiday 2004, p.67]
  7. Play Magazine
    67
    If you don't already have these excellent games, then Mega Collection Plus is an awesome investment. [Nov 2004, p.76]
  8. 65
    The games are just as you remember them, damn excellent, but the lack of bonus material and additional Sonic games severely hurts the overall package.
  9. The biggest problem we have with this game is the sad fact that a few of the games seem to suffer from occasional slowdown.
  10. All the titles are direct emulations so the sense of nostalgia is amazing and old-school gamers will dig the inclusion of Game Gear titles, unlockable Genesis games, and a few extras.
  11. Next Level Gaming
    83
    Ahhh, the memories. Anyway, all in all a nice compilation to have, especially if you spend your days on Ebay trying to find these games.
  12. There's tons of bonus material on offer including comic covers and illustrations, and the option to save your game at any point is a godsend.
  13. 85
    20 classic Sonic Team and Sega games perfectly emulated on the Xbox for $20; what's not to like?
  14. Great gameplay for a nostalgic rainy day, however the amount of extras and longetivity is missing.
  15. The clever Comix Zone is a great bonus but the Game Gear titles are primitive and mere curiosities.
  16. While not a definitive collection of Sonic memorabilia and games, it is damn close and definitely the best available on any console.
  17. Xbox Nation Magazine
    70
    None of the games runs in full-screen mode on Xbox, while the GameCube versions are identical to the 16-bit originals. [Jan 2005, p.98]
  18. Some less "hardcore" players will find themselves frustrated to a fault, as Tails falls into a pit of spikes for the hundredth time, but if you can put up with the heartbreak, harking back to ten years ago can be great fun.
  19. Pelaaja (Finland)
    60
    It's quite hard to give a score to this collection. All the games are simply dated and don't offer anything to modern gamers. However, for the fans it's a trip down memory lane and the collection earns it's place in a collectors game collection. [May 2005, p.74]

Awards & Rankings

#97 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 26, 2016
    10
    This collection is great and this game sadly didn't come out on the Gamecube. But anyways this is my 2nd favorite Xbox game. One of the bestThis collection is great and this game sadly didn't come out on the Gamecube. But anyways this is my 2nd favorite Xbox game. One of the best collection games created. Full Review »
  2. Apr 8, 2014
    10
    One of my favorite Xbox games since I was about 6 to 7, an extremely addictive game! If you are a Sonic the Hedgehog fan, this game's for you!!!!!!!!!
  3. ChrisD.
    May 7, 2006
    9
    Just the right amount of sonic games you need. Unlike gems collection as it throws all the crappy Game Gear games at you, mega collection Just the right amount of sonic games you need. Unlike gems collection as it throws all the crappy Game Gear games at you, mega collection gives you all the ones on the mega drive and also some from the game gear. There are also a few unlockable games which is cool. Full Review »