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  • Summary: Relive the classic collected adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD in the newly remastered Sonic Origins! From the iconic Green Hill Zone to the treacherous Death Egg Robot, you'll speed down memory lane to thwart the sinister plans ofRelive the classic collected adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD in the newly remastered Sonic Origins! From the iconic Green Hill Zone to the treacherous Death Egg Robot, you'll speed down memory lane to thwart the sinister plans of Doctor Robotnik in polished high definition! This latest version includes new areas to explore, additional animations, and a brand new Anniversary mode! Explore the classic Sonic titles in high-resolution, with all-new opening and ending animations for each title! New Unlockables: Complete various missions to collect coins to unlock new content, challenges, and Special Stages through the Museum. Classic and Anniversary Mode. Choose to Spin Dash your way through the numerous zones in Classic mode with the game's original resolution and limited lives, or the new Anniversary mode with unlimited lives and revamped fullscreen resolution. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. 95
    Sonic Origins is a fantastic celebration of 30 years of SEGA's spiky blue mascot, offering four of the best platformers money can buy and chucking in a bunch of great extras that long-time fans can appreciate. Regardless of where the Blue Blur head next, Sonic Origins is a reminder of just how damn good these timeless classics are.
  2. Jun 23, 2022
    90
    These games look great and play better than they ever have in HD. But what else do you get? As far as extras, not a ton. You do get a small museum mode, a boss rush, and some bonus missions. But compared to, say, the 3D explorable world with its multiple media museums from Sonic Jam, it’s a bit bare. But, hey, I’m not really here for bonuses. I’m here for those four games. And a few oddities aside, these are fantastic remasters. Even if you’re a Sonic fan who already owns these games in other compilations, Origins is worth it.
  3. Jun 29, 2022
    85
    While I have my qualms with the way the graphical presentation is handled during gameplay, I have to commend Sonic Origins for delivering on its promise. It’s a great collection, and one that got me passionate about the series again — immediately after playing, I downloaded Sonic Mania, Sonic Colors, and Sonic Forces to keep riding this high. With any luck, Sega continues the trend with other classics.
  4. Jun 21, 2022
    80
    Sonic Origins isn't a comprehensive collection of Sonic games, as some of the 16-bit entries are missing. It also isn't the definitive version of these games, especially since the music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 seems to be the sticking point for re-releases. What you have are four games that add a good deal of quality-of-life changes without changing anything else that made the Sonic games classics in the first place. If you can get over the initial asking price and confusion over the versions and are a fan of the older Sonic games, this one is worth a spin.
  5. Jun 24, 2022
    80
    Sonic Origins goes all-out in paying tribute to the iconic franchise's early years.
  6. Jun 29, 2022
    70
    Sonic Origins does an excellent job with its presentation, bonus content, and modernizations of classic games. On the other hand, I wish more games were included even if they didn't get the royal treatment that the 4 titles here did.
  7. Jun 21, 2022
    60
    As much as there are some modifications that might make the game more appealing to newer players, Sonic Origins is undoubtedly something designed for long-time fans, especially those who just want to have access to the classic games on the current platforms, without much concern for changes. If you, like me, can't even remember a time in your life when Sonic didn't exist, the collection can be a nice, if somewhat a simple, gift. For the rest of us, it might not seem interesting at all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 7 out of 33
  1. Jun 24, 2022
    10
    This is a great collection re release of 4 great games. The new features/additions of boss rush, mission modes, anniversary mode and theThis is a great collection re release of 4 great games. The new features/additions of boss rush, mission modes, anniversary mode and the additional playable characters and museum all make it worth buying in my opinion even though I already own the original 4 games on their original consoles. My one and only disappointment is the reduced screen size if you want to play the classic versions but it's not even a big deal and just takes a bit of getting used to. A 100% superior re release of old Sonic games over Sonic Colors Ultimate, for sure. Expand
  2. Jun 26, 2022
    10
    a nice remastered collection with 4 games which made history playing the Classic Sonic games with the dropdash and fullscreen Is trully a bless
  3. Jun 24, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's amazing game love the anniversary mode and the Classic mode. All new modes are amazing this game is created for original fans and new players who love 2D Sonic Games or the gameplay of Sonic Mania. Expand
  4. Jun 25, 2022
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I'm giving this score a 9/10. it could've been a 10/10 if Sega listened to their fans. the reason why I'm giving this a near perfect score is because it's a definitive way to play sonic even know people wanted to play classic sonic on modern platforms for a long time with widescreen support and I'm glad they did. they did not screw this game with bugs and glitches and left us in the dark with no communication. it's a great way to play this game you got 4 classic iconic games from the 90s including sonic 3 and knuckles and it changed perfectional not because of the music replacing but additional sound effects that'll make the game better. this was the best remastered of all time and it's even close to sonic mania. Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2022
    9
    An amazing collection, and the best way to play these classic games on current gen consoles.
  6. Jun 25, 2022
    8
    Good-
    Surprisingly full-featured. All four games still look and play amazing. A true love letter to the series' best years
    Bad- No way to
    Good-
    Surprisingly full-featured. All four games still look and play amazing. A true love letter to the series' best years

    Bad-
    No way to play classic mode in the 16:9 resolution. The letterbox backgrounds locked behind DLC

    Thoughts-
    Sonic Origins is truly a celebration of Sega’s beloved hedgehog. The future of the franchise remains typically unclear – based on what we’ve seen of Sonic Frontiers so far, it could honestly go either way – but Sonic Origins reminds us that nothing will ever be able to diminish its past. When Sonic was good, it was better than almost anything else out there, and this collection celebrates those glory days in the best way possible.
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  7. Jun 25, 2022
    0
    The laziest thing i've seen, how could you justify 44$ for 4 games that are 3 decades old? There's no substancial upgrade besides theThe laziest thing i've seen, how could you justify 44$ for 4 games that are 3 decades old? There's no substancial upgrade besides the widescreen support, frame rate is the exact same as it used to be (60fps) if this at least was a remastered collection, it should've been like the Devil May Cry HD collection, wich not only made the games look and run better, but THEY ALSO made it 29$, way cheaper than buying the 3 games alone.

    In conclusion, this game is just a utter cashgrab, overpriced ****
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