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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. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 7, 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.
  2. Nov 11, 2011
    83
    Sonic is back again with a successful combination of classic and modern gameplay. One of the best Sonic games in the last few years.
  3. Nov 7, 2011
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Nov 7, 2011
    80
    Despite the audiovisual grandeur of the rest of Generations, the shortcomings make it feel like little more than a "popcorn game" -- exhilarating, not very serious, and over before you get a chance to take it all in.
  5. PC Master (Greece)
    Mar 1, 2012
    80
    Overall, Sonic Generations is a well-designed, welcome exception to the massive circulation of violent games in the market, a 'game' that represents perfectly the pure meaning of the word. [February 2012]
  6. PC Games (Russia)
    Dec 24, 2011
    75
    A real festival of a game, charging you with good spirits – but only if your fingers touch the joypad, not a keyboard. [January 2012, p.77]
  7. PC Gamer UK
    Jan 29, 2012
    64
    If you know what it expects of you, there's a thrill to some of Generations' showier moments. If not, prepare to hit a series of brick walls at high speed. [Feb 2012, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 139
  1. Dec 4, 2011
    10
    Played the game to the finish, played many mini-games (missions) and the game is just...just f**cking awesome!
    The controls for a PC platform
    Played the game to the finish, played many mini-games (missions) and the game is just...just f**cking awesome!
    The controls for a PC platform game are awesome (played with keyboard and with XBOX360 controller), also the music is epic,story is the best thing ever classic sonic and tails are back its really cool.
    I give this game a 10 because this game brought my sonic fan spirit to 100% again and I feel that Sega is not going to ruin the sonic franchise again.
    If you haven't played the game, get up and go get the game on your nearest game shop!
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  2. Nov 4, 2012
    10
    Where should i start?this game is incredible! first,it's a nostalgic trip for old school sonic fans,and is also a nice tour trough sonic'sWhere should i start?this game is incredible! first,it's a nostalgic trip for old school sonic fans,and is also a nice tour trough sonic's history for new sonic fans.the graphics are really nice,and it's good to have classic sonic and his 2D stages again..the only problem,is that the game is too short! but that's ok,there's a lot of stuff to do,and you can also add mods if you have the PC version,which increases replay value. Expand
  3. Nov 3, 2011
    10
    Seriously, best sonic game since Sonic Adventure 2 for me. I've played Sonic games my whole life, and after their new direction with theSeriously, best sonic game since Sonic Adventure 2 for me. I've played Sonic games my whole life, and after their new direction with the secret rings, and shadow the hedgehog's own game, I sadly had to stop wasting money on sonic teams garbage. But I'm happy to say this game rocks! And this version on steam is so much cheaper. Currently you can purchase this game for $30, which is quite a bargain for so much fun. I'd also like to chime in that the modern sonic portions are strangely more fun than I would have thought. The boost mechanic really takes some skill in order to master. If you don't believe me, just youtube modern sonic green hill speed run. Oh, and screw Joystiq! Expand
  4. Jun 22, 2020
    9
    Absolutely great game. Best way to celebrate the series' 20th anniversary, with solid modern and classic gameplay, and amazing soundtrack withAbsolutely great game. Best way to celebrate the series' 20th anniversary, with solid modern and classic gameplay, and amazing soundtrack with a lots of lovely remixes. Expand
  5. May 9, 2012
    8
    It's a good game. I wish Sega could have had a broader spectrum by adding more levels rather than just putting all of those side quests. TheIt's a good game. I wish Sega could have had a broader spectrum by adding more levels rather than just putting all of those side quests. The same goes for the music track. It would have been neat if Shadow, Silver, Knuckles and Tails could have also transformed into their super form in this game. Expand
  6. Apr 8, 2012
    8
    This game is the best possible thing they could have done for the Sonic franchise. It pays homage to fan favourites throughout the entireThis game is the best possible thing they could have done for the Sonic franchise. It pays homage to fan favourites throughout the entire Sonic timeline while simultaneously picking up the pace with fresh content that, for the first time in quite while, looks like a step in the right direction. Its only drawbacks are the occasional technical foible; my personal experience involved a lot of plugging and unplugging my USB controller before it would detect correctly, but hopefully other users will have better luck. Expand
  7. Jul 26, 2012
    0
    Does not pick up embedded nvidia graphics cards in laptop for some reason. I can get the game to force run off of it but It crashes for someDoes not pick up embedded nvidia graphics cards in laptop for some reason. I can get the game to force run off of it but It crashes for some reason right after I launch it. Just a heads up to everyone with gaming laptops Expand

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