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  • Summary: In Eggman's greatest victory to date, the evil doctor has conquered much of the world with a mysterious new power. A resistance comprised of Sonic's friends is formed to fight back, and in the midst of the chaos and destruction, an unlikely hero will rise up to help Modern and Classic SonicIn Eggman's greatest victory to date, the evil doctor has conquered much of the world with a mysterious new power. A resistance comprised of Sonic's friends is formed to fight back, and in the midst of the chaos and destruction, an unlikely hero will rise up to help Modern and Classic Sonic take back the world. Even these three heroes may have their work cut out for them, as Dr. Eggman has a new ally of his own... Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 46
  2. Negative: 5 out of 46
  1. Nov 10, 2017
    80
    2017 is the year the Sonic franchise stops running from itself. Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces celebrate different eras, but they both take the same shameless “all-in” approach. Sonic Forces is a confident game, serving up a story and stages that go for broke while dodging the pitfalls of the past. As long as you’re not a hardline 3D Sonic hater, this earnest, entertaining adventure is worth a spin.
  2. Nov 13, 2017
    70
    Sonic Forces mashes together everything from Sonic’s history, from 2D/3D mechanics to over-the-top action spectacle pieces. The new customizable hero feature breathes fresh life into the franchise, but the 3D gameplay it uses overpowers the game’s attempt to combine what has made the different eras of Sonic work.
  3. Dec 29, 2017
    65
    Sonic Forces improves on the 3D gameplay but ruins Classic Sonic. This game will be met with torches and pitchforks by the fans, but their kids will have fun with the custom created character and the rest of the game.
  4. Nov 8, 2017
    60
    Unfortunately, all of its mechanics are shallow and mixed up... If you love the franchise, go back to playing Sonic Mania.
  5. Nov 8, 2017
    55
    Sonic returns with an adventure full of good intentions, but poorly executed. The control and level design are the main issues to tackle, but if you're a hardcore fan Sonic, you'll probably enjoy the game.
  6. Nov 28, 2017
    50
    Sonic Forces is yet another stumble in a series that looked like it had regained balance after Sonic Mania's launch. A game for hardcore fans, although won't be so appealing to the rest of potential buyers.
  7. 40
    Whoever this shoddily made platformer is meant to please it won’t be those that like Sonic Mania, or any of the better 3D Sonic games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 210
  1. Mar 17, 2018
    10
    Sonic Forces is one of the best games I've ever played. It's a step forward in everything. It has great graphics, nice story, Classic Sonic isSonic Forces is one of the best games I've ever played. It's a step forward in everything. It has great graphics, nice story, Classic Sonic is back, it has car physics, and has nice gameplay and voice acting. Roger Craig Smith has never done a better acting on Sonic before. It deserves the love it gets from everyone. Expand
  2. Nov 7, 2017
    10
    Sonic Forces es un juego del que no me esperaba mucho la verdad, pero de todas maneras me anime a comprarlo por la nostalgia. El resultado fueSonic Forces es un juego del que no me esperaba mucho la verdad, pero de todas maneras me anime a comprarlo por la nostalgia. El resultado fue increíble. Fue un aire completamente nuevo a la saga, me esta gustando el juego, lo único en contra me parece que es la duración del mismo. SI te lo quieres pasar al 100% si te puedes demorar unas 20 horas, pero si lo quieres pasar rápido tal vez en unas 6 máximo. Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2017
    10
    Best Sonic in Years, of course he wave some problems but not so BIIIGG! The Story is Good! The Levels can be short but for me is not bad, theBest Sonic in Years, of course he wave some problems but not so BIIIGG! The Story is Good! The Levels can be short but for me is not bad, the content itself is great, the avatar costumization is great too! Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2017
    8
    Ignore a lot of the negative reviews of this game, at least for the PS4 version. The game is actually quite decent. I expected to go in withIgnore a lot of the negative reviews of this game, at least for the PS4 version. The game is actually quite decent. I expected to go in with it being a rehash of Sonic '06 but I was quite surprised with this game. The levels are "almost" well designed for 3D sonic, Sonic is "SOMETIMES" funny, and there's actually a lot to do. Sure there are times it doesn't control well and the story is all over the place, but I'm having a blast. I'd give it a 7.5 if I could, but I'll go with a 8 for Metacritic. Expand
  5. Nov 7, 2017
    7
    This game is good, but a bit of a disappointment. One thing is it's a bit short, which I know Sonic Generations was short, but this one seemedThis game is good, but a bit of a disappointment. One thing is it's a bit short, which I know Sonic Generations was short, but this one seemed shorter, even with 3 character stages (well 4 actually). Another thing is that the custom hero and modern Sonic stages were about 60% quick time events, and the bosses were incredibly easy (except the very last boss). It wasn't Sonic Generations 2 with a different name, but I feel like it would've been better off that way. However, the story was fantastic and dark, some of the music was great, the graphics were pretty great, and the classic Sonic stages were alright. Overall, I feel like this game had potential of being one of the best Sonic games, but it ended up being just good, with the gameplay being ok. I really hope that Sega and Sonic Team doesn't take this as "we shouldn't make 3D Sonic anymore" and take it as "we need to make a better 3D Sonic game" or "we need Sonic Adventure 3!" Expand
  6. Feb 6, 2018
    6
    When I first saw the Trailer for Sonic Forces,I was glad Sonic was returning to the Boost Formula that made Colors and Generations my 2When I first saw the Trailer for Sonic Forces,I was glad Sonic was returning to the Boost Formula that made Colors and Generations my 2 Favorite games,but when i played this at a Friends house I didn't like it too much,First off level design was bleak and really short,The only thing you were doing in Modern Sonic levels were boosting, hitting the occasional Enemy, and in certain levels quick-time events, In the Avatar stage You were abusing the wispons and going through automatic drift sections,In Classic Sonic levels,You can no longer spindash and for some reason Classic Sonic had a dropdash,I didn't know if it was me but the control felt very weird and what I thought would be a great Sonic experience turned to become one of my least favorite games for this year,The Graphics were gorgeous and We could finally play as Shadow Expand
  7. Jul 7, 2018
    0
    Is SEGA kidding me? The game is crap .It doesnt have good level design. Look at Sonic 06 this game is a buggy mess.But the levels are GOOD!Is SEGA kidding me? The game is crap .It doesnt have good level design. Look at Sonic 06 this game is a buggy mess.But the levels are GOOD! And Forces do it otherwise. And why the OC ,Classic Sonic, Silver,Team Chaotix and Silver.They dont fit in the story. What can I say about thus game? Its the worst Sonic game since Sonic Free Riders Expand

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