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  • Summary: Sonic Generations brings a mix of classic and newer Sonic levels, letting you play through them in classic 2D or full 3D.
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Gamescom 2011: Sonic Generations - Official Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Despite the main game's brief length, Sonic Generations is fantastic fun. As long as you don't mind replaying the same levels to try to better your own records, which is a challenge in itself, this is an essential purchase for Sonic fans.
  2. Jan 30, 2012
    80
    The blue speedster, both past and present, delivers a solid first outing on Nintendo 3DS.
  3. Nintendo Gamer
    Dec 7, 2011
    79
    Good-looking and fan-pleasing, but a bit short. [Dec 2011, p.65]
  4. Nov 26, 2011
    70
    Most of all, it never quite recaptures the original's vibrant spirit that made it stand out 20 years ago.
  5. Jan 4, 2012
    65
    In the end, Sonic Generations is not the worst Sonic game I've played, but it's far from the best either. I'm glad that I was forced to play through the whole thing, as there are definitely some clever design choices and cool moments in later levels. It's just a shame that I had to wade through so many cheap speed-blocking hits and uneventful levels to get to them.
  6. Dec 12, 2011
    60
    The worst thing about the game, believe it or not, is that it's occasionally good - great, even.
  7. Dec 5, 2011
    25
    I can safely say that you should probably skip this one, unless you're a diehard Sonic the Hedgehog nut. It's not an awful game, but it's also a far cry from great.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51
  1. Nov 25, 2011
    10
    Don't listen to negative reviws of this game the cheap deaths are because they suck on difficulty. It is worth the money and definitlyDon't listen to negative reviws of this game the cheap deaths are because they suck on difficulty. It is worth the money and definitly compared to old sonic games this game seems to be the best sonic game since the genises. Buy this game and don't listen to trolls. Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2017
    10
    I love this game,Got it last year and i still play it a lot Don't listen to the negative reviews they don't know what a good sonic game isI love this game,Got it last year and i still play it a lot Don't listen to the negative reviews they don't know what a good sonic game is when they play it! Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2016
    9
    Since I loved Sonic Rush on the DS I couldn't hate Sonic Generations, a 2D platform with 3D environment is simply fantastic, and the so manySince I loved Sonic Rush on the DS I couldn't hate Sonic Generations, a 2D platform with 3D environment is simply fantastic, and the so many references to Sonic Heroes (the music of selection stage, or the emerald challenges) made me love it. The online multiplayer is a bit laggy, but I accept it. The story is a bit short but if you are a perfectionist and you want all S ranks, you have a lot of hours of gameplay to get them. Expand
  4. Sep 11, 2013
    7
    Sonic Generations for the 3DS is good. The gameplay is fun and the graphics are colorful and cartoonish.
    It's Disappointing that City Escape
    Sonic Generations for the 3DS is good. The gameplay is fun and the graphics are colorful and cartoonish.
    It's Disappointing that City Escape wasn't in this though. Score: 3/5.
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  5. Dec 16, 2017
    7
    Sonic Generations 3DS isn't a bad game, but it isn't a great game. So it's what you expect from a sonic portable game. But the boost formulaSonic Generations 3DS isn't a bad game, but it isn't a great game. So it's what you expect from a sonic portable game. But the boost formula isn't the same in sonic rush or sonic rush adventure.it uses it's own boost formula, which I would say is pretty cool. But this game should have games from sonic's portable history. Like bridge hill from sonic 1 game gear. ok. they did get one from sonic rush adventure and sonic colors ds, but that's all. It's OK in that matter. Expand
  6. Oct 19, 2013
    6
    The 3DS was lacking a good sonic game, so Sega decided to port Sonic Generation to the 3DS about a week after the console port was release.The 3DS was lacking a good sonic game, so Sega decided to port Sonic Generation to the 3DS about a week after the console port was release. Sonic Generation for the 3DS is different from the console port with remade levels from past Sonic games and different boss, but it doesn't make it a good idea. The story is the same, but this time Sonic made to his birthday party and Tails (Sonic best friend) hasn't finish getting the party and the purple monster comes and takes Tails to this limbo world where he meet his past self. The two Sonics and the two Tails must stop what ever go on. Gameplay is all 2D platforming which is a huge disappointing to me because the 3DS could handle 3D platformers like Super Mario 3D Land and it feels pointless playing as both Sonics. So here how it goes if you don't like fast classic Sonic you could with faster modern Sonic with boost and everything. Now classic Sonic has the homing attack like his modern self which make it feel weird. The level desigh is some what bad and the first three classic Sonic levels are rip right out of the games their base off. Sonic Generation 3DS port has one big problem is that Sonic team (Developers) Should have focus on the handheld Sonic games from the Game Gear, Gameboy Advance, and DS era. Sonic Generation for the Nintendo 3DS is a okay port from the console port, but you just skip it or if our a big Sonic fan (like me) you could just add it to our collection. Expand
  7. May 6, 2018
    0
    They should have ported the PS3 version to the Wii U instead of making this... thing, the graphics are quite ugly and the game is too short

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