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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: 40 out of 224
  1. Nov 10, 2017
    10
    Best Sonic game since Generations. Amazing visuals, music, story, and gameplay. 10/10.................................................................
  2. Nov 8, 2017
    10
    I would give this a 7 as several of the levels control worse than a Datsun on a frozen pond, but the avatar creator alone gives it three extraI would give this a 7 as several of the levels control worse than a Datsun on a frozen pond, but the avatar creator alone gives it three extra bonus points in my book. 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
    I don't understand why critics are hating the game. I mean it isn't the greatest game but its not bad either. Sonic forces has alot of goodI don't understand why critics are hating the game. I mean it isn't the greatest game but its not bad either. Sonic forces has alot of good things about it like the story, game play, and soundtrack. Most people are complaining about the fact that there aren't too many levels but they might add more levels for different characters like Knuckles, Silver or maybe some special stages. Over all the game isn't that bad and hopefully other critics like IGN can understand. Expand
  5. Nov 8, 2017
    7
    After fullly playing this game it was a train wreck and the gameplay felt strict with movemonet. Overall the game is good and has a niceAfter fullly playing this game it was a train wreck and the gameplay felt strict with movemonet. Overall the game is good and has a nice story. Buy at your own risk.

    Pros :
    Good Story
    Good soundtrack (Sonic stages)
    Beautiful graphics
    Nice level designs

    Cons :
    Controls feel so strict with movement
    Trying to turn is like trying to turn while boosting
    So much button delay (not because of lag)
    A broken game when released
    Avatar stages DO NOT fit for 2d sections the controls feel so strict while trying to move in air
    Recycled stages and stages that could have been left in mania
    Classic sonic has no use to be in the game
    Avatar soundtracks are nothing but Dupstep , Nightcore music (not that bad but the vocals need to go)
    theres NO DRIFTING IN THIS GAME which makes the gameplay feel even more stiff even for curves
    Homing attack system has been nerfed and delays A LOT
    This game was made for the whiny oc fans
    Cutscenes are bugged and you can only watch them at 20fps
    No idle animation (which fans somehow complain about this)
    Going through the red hoops or any hoops makes sonic/avatar keep spinning while in air
    Boost is still uncontrollable especially for curving
    Boring boss fights
    Hard difficulty feels too easy
    The physics with modern 2D stages are broken and really bad platforming
    Stages are way too short

    Overall still a fun game but just needs a big patch to get rid of these bugs and improve the gameplay.
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  6. Nov 7, 2017
    5
    ok i guess. the physics arn't great the story isn't great and the game overall doesn't feel too great. the music was good though. i guess. iok i guess. the physics arn't great the story isn't great and the game overall doesn't feel too great. the music was good though. i guess. i can see alot of the sonic bois are giving it ten. silly billys. but thats to be expected isn't it Expand
  7. Sep 16, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is game is so bad very bad because The characters and story mode were disappointing and bad SEGA!!!! is stupid all time and years Expand

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