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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: 11 out of 154
  1. May 3, 2021
    10
    Одна из лучших игр в серии! Отличный платформинг за классического Соника, и очень крутой, зрелищный и динамичный игровой процесс заОдна из лучших игр в серии! Отличный платформинг за классического Соника, и очень крутой, зрелищный и динамичный игровой процесс за современного Соника. Отличная музыка и Очень красивые и разнообразные локации. Обожаю эту игру. 10/10 Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    Simply amazing game.

    Flawless mechanics. Great marriage of 2D and 3D platform. Being able to play as modern Sonic and old-school Sonic feels
    Simply amazing game.

    Flawless mechanics. Great marriage of 2D and 3D platform. Being able to play as modern Sonic and old-school Sonic feels fantastic. The levels are numerous, very well thought. A good amount of them are so original it's stunning. Replayability is quite good, especially if you're after honing your skills and improving your score.
    All the excitement of the Sonics of the 90s and much more.

    The devs are rockstars. I have a hard time believing the amounts of different mechanics they managed to put into in, and it's working it so smoothly. I'll definitely watch their next games.

    All that for 30$ it's a steal. Now that I know how good this game is, I would definitely pay full price for it. I'm hoping for some DLC now.
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  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. Aug 19, 2021
    8
    Judging by Sonic Generations, Sega is willing and able to learn from its mistakes. The developers did not take advantage of the success of theJudging by Sonic Generations, Sega is willing and able to learn from its mistakes. The developers did not take advantage of the success of the first games of the Sega MegaDrive era, but tried to summarize all the best that happened to Sonic in 20 years of his life. They ended up doing. But also no problem. Expand
  6. Dec 19, 2012
    7
    The game started off really well. As I played through Green Hill and Chemical Plant recreations I was about to come in my pants. ThenThe game started off really well. As I played through Green Hill and Chemical Plant recreations I was about to come in my pants. Then something horrible happened. They decided that the rest of Sonic's days were equally memorable and deserved a proportional part of the game. The result is a bunch of stages from games you have never played, or if you have played them, you wish you hadn't. Although the game is very short, the gameplay itself is strong from start to end. The artistic design and music are also impeccable. Before I conclude, the ending boss was so stupid that I felt it merited a special mention. It was one the worst boss ideas I have ever seen in any game. You just hold down a button to boost and wait to reach the end three times. I was about to give this game an 8 but that alone made it drop down a point. I am sincerely surprised that in a game with such polish all around nobody realized how lacking that boss fight is. Sega have proven to be very peculiar, talented but misguided over the years thanks to horrible ideas. Expand
  7. Feb 20, 2022
    0
    Comprei esse jogo porque estava na promoção por um real, se não me engano. Joguei por pouquíssimo tempo porque ele é EXTREAMEMENTE malComprei esse jogo porque estava na promoção por um real, se não me engano. Joguei por pouquíssimo tempo porque ele é EXTREAMEMENTE mal otimizado, o que fez com que eu tivesse uma taxa de quadros baixa o tempo inteiro. Ademais, confesso que nunca gostei de Sonic. Tentei dar uma chance a esse, mas ele não me quis, então é isso. Expand

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