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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 160
  1. Mar 31, 2020
    10
    For the most part Sonic Generations succeeds at making a fun game! Classic Sonic controls extremely well, and Modern Sonic levels feltFor the most part Sonic Generations succeeds at making a fun game! Classic Sonic controls extremely well, and Modern Sonic levels felt extremely fresh to play, especially Sega Genesis based levels. All in all. Sonic Generations is a fun game that celebrated the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog and continues to be a solid game! Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2011
    10
    One of the best looking pc game out there.
    Nostalgia, talent and a beautiful finish complete this title, a must buy for any fan of the blue
    One of the best looking pc game out there.
    Nostalgia, talent and a beautiful finish complete this title, a must buy for any fan of the blue hedgehog.
    I will give a perfect 10!!
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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. Jul 11, 2018
    9
    Except the classic controls, Sonic Generations is a love letter for Sonic fans. Really! I know everybody already said that, but that’s the truth.
  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. Jan 7, 2012
    7
    A legitimately good Sonic game, as rare as those have become. Quite charming in places. Platforming mostly feels good, and most of the levelsA legitimately good Sonic game, as rare as those have become. Quite charming in places. Platforming mostly feels good, and most of the levels are genuinely fun to play. Story isn't nearly as self-serious as other modern Sonic games. Boss battles are a little weak, but not hard or over-long. Absolutely worth the price. 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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