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  • Summary: Join an epic high-speed fight to save a world decimated by Dr. Eggman and a mysterious villain in the newest game from the team that made Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations. Experience fast-paced action as Modern Sonic, catapult past perilous platforms as Classic Sonic, and use powerful newJoin an epic high-speed fight to save a world decimated by Dr. Eggman and a mysterious villain in the newest game from the team that made Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations. Experience fast-paced action as Modern Sonic, catapult past perilous platforms as Classic Sonic, and use powerful new gadgets as your very own Custom Hero Character.

    In Eggman's greatest victory to-date, the evil doctor has conquered much of the world with a mysterious new power. A resistance comprised of Sonic's friends is formed to fi ght back, and in the midst of the chaos and destruction, an unlikely hero will rise up to help Modern and Classic Sonic take back their world.

    Even these three heroes may have their work cut out for them, as Dr. Eggman has a new ally of his own...
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 14, 2017
    65
    There is too much wrong with Sonic Forces to recommend it to everyone, but if you’re hankering for 3D Sonic, and you’ve finished every other Sonic game, then check it out on sale.
  2. Nov 8, 2017
    65
    Despite my multiple gripes with Sonic Forces, I still enjoyed the adventure. 3D Sonic games still aren't to where they should be after such a long time of iteration and experimentation, but through improved gameplay and level design, Sonic Forces continues the series' evolution in the right direction.
  3. Nov 16, 2017
    64
    Poor controls, short and few levels: the game is over as fast as Sonic runs. It has its moments, but considering the positive prerequisites, the technical shortcomings make the game a mess.
  4. Nov 13, 2017
    60
    We get the impression that Sonic Team wanted Forces to be the Best Sonic Game Ever, with a Greatest Hits package of everything good in the series, but they didn’t have the time, money or talent to accomplish this. The 2D sections control poorly, and the 3D sections sport the same problems that the series has had since Sonic Adventure – such as dying if you don’t play the level exactly as the designer intended. There’s fun to be had, but even then Forces feels so cheap and abrupt that you’ll be finished with it entirely in 4 hours. It’s not the worst 3D Sonic game, but in trying to do everything Sonic Team didn’t really accomplish anything. Next time, stick to just Generations 2 or Colours 2. Or even better – give Sonic entirely to other developers.
  5. CD-Action
    Feb 8, 2018
    50
    Sonic Forces’ few merits (like the soundtrack) are not enough to offset primitive gameplay, crude level design, poor pacing that completely obliterates the sense of speed, and the script that resembles a fanfic. [01/2018, p.42]
  6. Nov 15, 2017
    50
    Sonic Forces is not, like several entries in the series, offensively bad. There are some stages where you can’t help but be swept up by its breakneck pace, pounding soundtrack, and chaotic pinball table levels. It’s just unfortunate that it was released so soon after Mania, which took the best of old Sonic and made it sparklingly relevant again. Forces, however, is plagued by inconsistent level design, floaty controls, and a risible Saturday morning cartoon storyline that only kids and rabid Sonic fans will find entertaining.
  7. Jan 18, 2018
    30
    I won’t pretend that Sonic Forces is a disappointment – it telegraphed its kitchen sink approach to content a long time ago. Desperately trying to please every kind of Sonic fan, it is every bit the mishmash of half realised ideas vying for your attention that it seemed like it would be. I guess I just never expected that their attempts to hold that attention would be so feeble.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 99
  2. Negative: 31 out of 99
  1. Nov 7, 2017
    10
    perfection !
    mixture of colours and generations Done better
    i really enjoyed the game people do say that the level design is bad but its
    perfection !
    mixture of colours and generations Done better
    i really enjoyed the game
    people do say that the level design is bad but its only for the first worlds and this game has some of the best modern sonic stages from any boost game
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  2. Nov 17, 2020
    10
    Dear Sonic Forces developers. Dont listen this primitive PC haters who got a negative score to you amazing Game. Its my first review onDear Sonic Forces developers. Dont listen this primitive PC haters who got a negative score to you amazing Game. Its my first review on Metacritic and i was so impressed by SF that try to wrote this words to cheer you up!
    SONIC FORCES, for me, its first game after Sonic Adventure 2 that has that old 16 bit spirit of Sonic games on Mega Drive.
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  3. Nov 7, 2017
    10
    this game is awesome
    and follows the boost formula perfectly from unleashed and generations and colors
    if you really enjoy playing the
    this game is awesome
    and follows the boost formula perfectly from unleashed and generations and colors
    if you really enjoy playing the previous boost games i recommend you to play this one as well

    dont care about the biased ratings it doesn't make any sense that they gave colors and generations such good ratings while forces is getting more hate than positive ratings
    forces is a mix of an improved sonic colors and generations
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  4. Jul 31, 2018
    7
    Я фанатею от соника. Но все таки, сеге требуется выжимать из себя больше сока что-бы создавать хорошие франшизы, которые требуют от соник тимЯ фанатею от соника. Но все таки, сеге требуется выжимать из себя больше сока что-бы создавать хорошие франшизы, которые требуют от соник тим фанаты. Ну ребята, распускать руки надо не так же сильно. Игра бы получила отличную оценку, если бы так сильно не залажали сюжет и оптимизацию. Персонажи ведут себя предсказуемо, многое из франшизы осталось не раскрыто. При прохождении игры, сюжет был на столько прост и нераскрыт, что я особо ничего и не поняла. В основном делают так: Экспозиция, завязка, развитие действия, кульминация, развязка, и кажется все бы ничего.. Но там всего каждого по чуть-чуть. Если решили делать что-то глобальное, и неудачливый Эггман впервые смог завоевать такую часть планеты, то просто требовалось сделать сюжетную линию минимум на полтора часа одних анимаций как полноценный мультсериал(С добавлением горы уровней однако). А то как-то просто Доктор как всегда пытался захватить мир и.. О боже!! У него это вышло!! Бац. И как не предсказуемо... Не успел игрок моргнуть как соник и аватар(Как правило должен быть Наклз с участием ВСЕХ персонажей. Наклз же был лидером во всей этой серой толпе) одолевают и Инфинита, и неожиданно для всех(нет) Эггмана. Я не пытаюсь оскорбить игру, но если вы все таки собрались что-то большое с неожиданном переворотом сюжетной линии, то делайте на совесть! Ну просто тратить время на создание окружения, текстур и персонажей а потом терпеть крах всей игры. Из-за трейлера все явно просто не могли не пустить слюни по гемплею и такой неожиданности что Эггман наконец-таки выбился в злодеи. А что вы нам подали? Берите пример с адвенчера - все недочеты закрыл сюжет. Пожалуйста постарайтесь хотя-бы с новой игрой! На вас все надежды! Ну вот что себе представляет составить хороший сюжет и мимику персонажам? За неделю можно составить сюжет, исправить все ошибки, дополнить сюжет отсылками в следующие и предыдущие части. Если бы не мои надежды и преданность франшизе, я бы поставила далеко не 7. Если вы сделаете прорыв - большинство вернется и многие присоединятся. Разработка сониковских игр - должно получить большую долю внимания. Ибо со следующей игрой вы потерпите или значительные убытки, или все обратно встанет на свои места как в далеком 2008 когда вы пытались создать совершенство. Возможно вы так же старались над игрой 2011 года выпуска как Sonic Generations, но все таки так-же урезали настоящее. Принести во франшизу что-то новое к примеру спин-оффа, не значит сделать костеголового(Наклза) бревном, добавить неуравновешенную Стикс. Или команду молний(Але.. 1 серии нам бы вполне хватило оценить то что они неудачники, зачем делать еще одну сюжетную недоугрозу). Ну думаю.. Фанаты когда-то смогут достучатся до разработчиков. Expand
  5. Jun 11, 2020
    6
    Sonic Forces is for me - Sonic's fan, painfully average. When i realy enjoied this non stop action in beautyfull graphics and realy good musicSonic Forces is for me - Sonic's fan, painfully average. When i realy enjoied this non stop action in beautyfull graphics and realy good music there comes linier level design, underdeveloped compared to Sonic Generations controlos and annoying, cringe storyline. It hurts this game. Expand
  6. Feb 28, 2021
    4
    I liked the game first, but when I replayed the game I found out the game is not underrated. It is boring, easy, and the graphics are meh.I liked the game first, but when I replayed the game I found out the game is not underrated. It is boring, easy, and the graphics are meh. What I like about this game is the music, it's not bad. But when I grew up, took my friends to listen to it, they were laughing me off. Then I realized, that it's childish and just cheap compared to music from Sonic Unleashed and Generations.
    Please, do not pay for this game, because the more it sells, the more bad Sonic games will we get.
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  7. Mar 31, 2021
    0
    absolute garbage

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