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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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  1. Negative: 8 out of 133
  1. Dec 17, 2011
    10
    Verry good game,Verry good game, åååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååååå Expand
  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. Jan 22, 2013
    8
    I love Sonic. I played his games on my Genesis and now i can play his games on my PC. First thing first, this game is brilliant. It has aboutI love Sonic. I played his games on my Genesis and now i can play his games on my PC. First thing first, this game is brilliant. It has about 20 well designed levels and over 100 challenge sections, and I'm already in love with this game just because of those 20 levels. Challenges aren't that interesting, i found some of them okay, but most of them are pretty mediocre and they're actually biggest game flaw for me. Game demands you to pass through at least couple of challenges in order to progress. That's irritating and looks like they just wanted gamers to think, that's this game is bigger that it actually is. Because, game is really short, if you're skilled in Sonic games, you're probably gonna beat Generations in hour, or, i don't know, I'm not that good in Sonic games. So, challenges aside, game's main strength are levels. I LOVE THEM! All of them. For me, replay value is really high, i can replay Rooftop Run or Escape the City any time and i will enjoy just as much, as i enjoyed it first time. Probably even more, because in levels there are hidden, you know, things, that you notice after playing couple of times. Controls feels great, except for classic Sonic, i think, but it's not because controls has flaws, it because it's just hard to control him accurately because of really bright graphics and, well, camera should be zoomed in a little bit. But other than that, game is great and worth buying. Story is ridiculous, lazy and rushed, however, it's a game about blue Hedgehog that fighting bold Teddy Roosevelt, what more do you expect? But, to be honest, bosses are pretty easy and lazy, especially final boss, i found him hard just because i couldn't understand what was going on, and your friend's advises don't do any good. Also, remixes for Classic Sonic aren't as cool, as for Modern Sonic, Classic Sonic has some, well, i dunno how to call that kind of musics, just *music that i don't really like* yeap, that's solves that, while Modern Sonic got bad-ass guitars, violins and pianos, and freaking vocal songs. I honestly can listen some of them outside game. PC port is solid, graphics are awesome and controls are actually pretty comfortable for keyboard. In fact, maybe it's for PC, or it's just me, but i found controls for Joypad a bit laggy and i prefer keyboard. So, basically, i really want to rate this game higher, because, well, it's a real come back from a hero of my childhood, that everybody considered pretty much dead. Can't wait for the next installment (not counting Sonic the Hedgehog 4). Expand
  6. May 21, 2013
    8
    This game was really well done. I thoroughly enjoyed playing it. The story doesn't really make any sense, but who cares, were here for theThis game was really well done. I thoroughly enjoyed playing it. The story doesn't really make any sense, but who cares, were here for the gameplay, right? And the game plays really well. The recreating of the stages for both classic and modern Sonic was done beautify. The only major let down is the face that because modern Sonic and Classic Sonic play so differently and yet the stages look so similar it's easy to forget which one you're playing as which can lead to disaster. It's also a shame that Sega didn't choose to recreate more classic stages for this game. Given that they had 20 years worth of material to work with the small handful of stages we were given seems almost ludicrous. And I still can't wrap my head around the fact that they included Crisis City from Sonic 2006. Still I thoroughly enjoyed this game and I'm sure anyone who likes Sonic games will too. 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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