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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: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. 95
    Probably the best Sonic game ever made, and the perfect celebration of everything Hedgehog for any type of fan. Happy Birthday, Sonic!
  2. Nov 1, 2011
    85
    The excellent game Sonic has deserved for years, that although doesn't evolve the gameplay formula, adaptates it better than ever to the 3D, although with some flaws. A game that will make fans smile.
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    83
    The speed is intense, the color and detail is really great, the level designs throughout are impressive, and the control is about as good as we've seen from Sonic.
  4. Nov 2, 2011
    80
    It's the same recipe as in its predecessors: speed, Sonic and style. Although the handling is not exactly great, there's lot to find in Sonic Generations. Variety, challenges and a nice skill system do Sonic justice.
  5. Nov 15, 2011
    75
    This is a great way to celebrate the twentieth birthday of a videogame icon. 2D Sonic still stands for a superb platforming experience, while 3D Sonic shows us yet again why this series has gone downhill.
  6. Play UK
    Dec 1, 2011
    70
    It can't sustain itself for more than an hour or so. [Issue#212, p.92]
  7. Nov 3, 2011
    50
    A reminder of both what you adore and abhor in a series that's had its simple joys diluted by flash-in-the-plan iterations and ideas.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 103
  2. Negative: 4 out of 103
  1. Aug 27, 2015
    10
    This is Hands down one of the best Sonic games that i ever played! Its miles better than Sonic Boom or 06 and im really happy to see what SegaThis is Hands down one of the best Sonic games that i ever played! Its miles better than Sonic Boom or 06 and im really happy to see what Sega did here for Sonics 20th birthday! Make a game about his past adventures and relive them! And guys! Dont listen to user BobRichardsin! He has some kind of hatred for Sonic! Just look at his reviews about other Sonic games! All 0! Expand
  2. Nov 8, 2011
    10
    Besstes Sonic Game seit Sonic 3+ Knuckles! Schnell, Schneller Sonic.
    Ein wenig mehr umfang hätte es sein können -
    Besstes Sonic Game seit Sonic 3+ Knuckles! Schnell, Schneller Sonic.
    Ein wenig mehr umfang hätte es sein können - aber ok viele Herrausforderungen. Und schön das mal ein teil (und vor allem so ein guter) für Pc veröffentlicht wurde!
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  3. Nov 2, 2011
    10
    Sonic Generations is the best Sonic Game since Sonic 2!
    I admit i was kind of slipping from being a sonic fan after Sonic 06 but this game
    Sonic Generations is the best Sonic Game since Sonic 2!
    I admit i was kind of slipping from being a sonic fan after Sonic 06 but this game brought me back and its probably one of my favourite games of all time.

    The Story is something i can really appreciate as a Sonic fan since they are finally making jokes about themselves and it is hilarious, every line of dialogue is sure to make you atleast giggle!

    The Gameplay is everything we ever wanted from a perfect Sonic Game and thats Incredible speed,Momentum based Platforming and any other awesome additions certainly help the game stay fresh and new.

    and finally the Graphics are Breathtaking, you have to see them to believe them. (Especially if you got a 3D TV)

    In Conclusion Sonic Generations is one of the best games all year and it is definitely worth every penny of its purchase price! (oh and Rival Battles are EPIC)
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  4. Apr 29, 2018
    9
    Probably the best Sonic game ever created! This is for both the new generation Sonic fans and old school Sonic fans as it has both contents!Probably the best Sonic game ever created! This is for both the new generation Sonic fans and old school Sonic fans as it has both contents! It has those nostalgic stages in 2D but also revamped them into a 3D version which is a great feature. You can play as both young Sonic (2D) and older Sonic (3D)
    A great Sonic game overall
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  5. Nov 20, 2011
    8
    A very fun game, that let's you play as the new and the old sonic! It's very refreshing to see Sega back on the right track with their SonicA very fun game, that let's you play as the new and the old sonic! It's very refreshing to see Sega back on the right track with their Sonic games. If you like new Sonic then you can play as well as if you like old style Sonic! Very balanced game with a solid story backing the great game play. Expand
  6. Jul 23, 2016
    8
    Excelent gameplay and level design, best sonic since classic genesis games ..the bad : Weird story. / 30 fps ( Graphics are not so complex,Excelent gameplay and level design, best sonic since classic genesis games ..the bad : Weird story. / 30 fps ( Graphics are not so complex, why not 60 fps ? Totally possible in ps3 for a game like this!) . However, great game Expand
  7. Oct 7, 2012
    0
    Sigh.... Sonic Generations this is what I call the worst Sonic game of all time. Sega is very uncreative with their game. "Uhh... we have toSigh.... Sonic Generations this is what I call the worst Sonic game of all time. Sega is very uncreative with their game. "Uhh... we have to make a Sonic game" Sega staff: "sigh" Sega worker: " hey I got an idea instead of thinking of something new lets just recycle all of Sonic's adventures! Thus this terrible game was born. It features terrible graphics. Horrible voices really abysmal. Almost unplayable stay away from this game Expand

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