• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 29, 2013
  • Also On: 3DS, PC
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  • Summary: When the Deadly Six threaten to annihilate his world, Sonic's new moves and power-ups are the only way to defeat them before it is too late. In his latest plan to defeat Sonic and rule the world, Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of 6 menacing creatures known as the Deadly Six. However,When the Deadly Six threaten to annihilate his world, Sonic's new moves and power-ups are the only way to defeat them before it is too late. In his latest plan to defeat Sonic and rule the world, Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of 6 menacing creatures known as the Deadly Six. However, when the Deadly Six rise up against their new master, Sonic must unite with his arch nemesis Eggman and explore the mystical Lost Hex in order to take them on head-to-head. Use Sonic's unique new moves and incredible Color Powers to speed across a variety of unique terrains, racing inside, outside and upside down in every level. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 64
  2. Negative: 9 out of 64
  1. Oct 18, 2013
    90
    Sonic Lost World is a great platform game. SEGA did a great job creating a brilliant level design and mashing up the best elements from Colors and Generations. This is a solid Wii U exclusive which, along with Rayman Legends, can easily sell the Nintendo console to platformers lovers.
  2. Oct 18, 2013
    80
    Even though the hedgehog’s deceleration is a resounding success, that precision in gameplay is hindered by a temperamental homing attack and subsequent cheap deaths. That aside, though, Sonic Lost World is unquestionably a return to form and a reason to care again – thankfully without the rose-tinted specs.
  3. Oct 22, 2013
    80
    Sonic Lost World is the ideal title for those seeking an immediate and funny platform meanwhile waiting for a new Mario.
  4. Oct 25, 2013
    65
    Sonic: Lost world introduces a few very strong new elements, but clings to old formulas that can’t be combined with the new 3D-style. That makes Sonic: Lost World great from time to time, but an awkward failure at others.
  5. Oct 18, 2013
    60
    Lost World could have been a great Sonic game, but agitating cutscenes, an overly complicated control scheme and a really unclear general direction puts a stop to that. I have a hard time imagining this will satisfy anyone to a full extent.
  6. Oct 28, 2013
    50
    It's more clear than ever that Sega doesn't know where to go with Sonic. The game tries to do a lot of things and end up failing at most of them. Those of you who want a great platformer for the Wii U should just pick up Rayman Legends or wait for Super Mario 3D World.
  7. Oct 18, 2013
    20
    If you love him as I once did, you’ll agree that it’s time to take Sonic out back and put him out of everyone’s misery.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 152
  2. Negative: 14 out of 152
  1. Oct 29, 2013
    10
    This is a great game! I have been playing for a week now and it is amazing.Of course it's not perfect but besides the boss fights this is aThis is a great game! I have been playing for a week now and it is amazing.Of course it's not perfect but besides the boss fights this is a game that is worth your time and money if you are a sonic or platformer fan Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2015
    10
    Unlike the Critics like the biased IGN and unreliable Gamespot, I actually know how to play a Sonic game. And let me tell you, I knew how toUnlike the Critics like the biased IGN and unreliable Gamespot, I actually know how to play a Sonic game. And let me tell you, I knew how to play this Masterpiece. Many people think it's a copy off of Mario Galaxy, although the truth is Mario Galaxy is kinda a copy off of the space levels in Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Adventure 2's levels are related to Yoshi's Island space-like levels, and Yoshi's Island's space levels are a copy off of many parts of Sonic 3 and Knuckles's Carnival Night Zone and Death Egg Zone, and Sonic X-treme (Which a lot of people seem to be in denial of, thinking it was a fish-eye view game only, but the truth is it was a combination of both gravity-based gameplay and the fish-eye view, yeah I've done my research.) But I digress. And while I admit Mario Galaxy was a magnificent game, it was not completely original, because Sega thought of the idea first, and while many fans of Mario Galaxy can deny it all they want, it's not going to change the facts, but again, I emphasize, Mario Galaxy was a god-like game, a great step away from the money-grabbing, repetitive, sexist, though sometimes creative, games Mario is usually in.

    So the claims that Sonic Lost World is a rip-off of Mario Galaxy is distorted. I honestly like to think Sonic Lost World is just Sonic X-treme being finished off because of the similarities that one of the original ideas for the storyline Sonic X-treme was going to have was implemented in Sonic Lost World, The six Zeti being the original 'six chaos monsters' that were going to be under forced to do Eggman's biding after he stole and released them from the Master Emerald, (Half of that idea was put to use on Chaos in Sonic Adventure.) Although while I admit Sonic Lost World is nearly original, I do admit I've found out a few of the developers of the game where inspired by parts of Mario Galaxy, but that's parts, not all of it. Many creators have been inspired by others ideas, but have managed to make it original. Just like my father always says, "Good people are great creators, great people are inspired by the ideas of others, with so many ideas in the world, arguably nothing is truly original."
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  3. May 31, 2014
    9
    When i look at the other reiews, I feel like people are underating this game. But it's actually a pretty good game. yeah i know it has weirdWhen i look at the other reiews, I feel like people are underating this game. But it's actually a pretty good game. yeah i know it has weird controlls but i got used to it. and it has a weird 3-D crap. but it has a good storyline, new characters, and some pretty neat stuff such as some awesome kick-ass moves and colors. but i can't beileve the score on this game i feel like it's so underated. but it's still a pretty good game which takes advantage of the Wii U Expand
  4. Dec 15, 2014
    8
    Queria colocarle un 7.5... Un 8 es muy alto, un 7 muy bajo, pero no puedo, así que me inclino por el 8 para describir este juego, que no es elQueria colocarle un 7.5... Un 8 es muy alto, un 7 muy bajo, pero no puedo, así que me inclino por el 8 para describir este juego, que no es el mejor juego de Sonic, no tiene la mejor jugabilidad y no tiene la mejor historia, pero que usa los multiples atributos que tiene la Wii U, tiene un sistema de niveles nuevo para la serie que resulta un tanto divertido y multiples caminos para finalizarlos y que en si tiene el potencial de ser un buen plataformas, así este trillado por la crítica y la decepción de jugadores tradicionales de Sonic pero nunca deja de ser un juego subvalorado. Expand
  5. Apr 8, 2016
    7
    Sonic Lost World is a game that was meant to change the gameplay of sonic for the better. The game replaces the boost with an infiniteSonic Lost World is a game that was meant to change the gameplay of sonic for the better. The game replaces the boost with an infinite spindash which is not as fast but still pretty exhilarating. The gameplay is some of the best the franchise has ever seen. Sonic also has parkour, which means he can run alongside walls. This game also lets you control your speed. It has three types. Slow, medium and fast. Slow is when you use the analog stick, sonic will do an uncomfortable jog. In medium you hold down the run button(you heard me right, a run button) to run slowly. Fast is your spindash. I think this was done to make platforming easier. However, the level design does not compliment these ideas. Most levels are
    strictly based on platforming and do not let you take advantage of the spindash and parkour. When it does let you take advantage, it is alot of fun. The story is nothing worth mentioning. However,Sonic lost world even with its flaws is a pretty solid platformer. It has beautiful graphics and outstanding music. However, I only recomend it to you if you are a sonic fan.If only this game had good level design, it would have been amazing.
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  6. Dec 31, 2017
    6
    Sonic lost world: after the success of sonic generations, SEGA listens to fans and they want more of a classic sonic feel so SEGA did justSonic lost world: after the success of sonic generations, SEGA listens to fans and they want more of a classic sonic feel so SEGA did just that in a sorta... average way I guess. Sonic lost world was announced to be released for Nintendo exclusively like colors. Trailers showed gameplay footage of sonic in a tubular level design and looks to be adventure gameplay. Sonic controls similarly to the adventure titles, he has the homing attack, spin dash and can jump on enemies, the differences are that sonic has a run button that makes him go a little bit more faster, the spin dash can be held down resulting to and endless boost, and the new parkour feature. To me I thought this was a very interesting idea but it doesn't very work well, the run button is somewhat fast but it doesn't control very well, when it's held down it has no flow, sonic goes from 0 to 20 in less than a second it feels very clumsy. The endless spin dash is cool but it's pretty sensitive and a bit tanky which makes me bounce off a wall. Speaking of walls, the parkour feature lets sonic travel up left or right from a wall, but it feels off, to activate the parkour you need to hold down the run button and run or jump on a wall. You think when you get enough momentum or speed you can travel up a wall faster but it doesn't work like that at all, it feels awful because of it. One of the most annoying things about this game is having sonic to cling onto a wall you did not want him to cling onto resulting death or messing up when you try to dodge an obstacle or something ( it's really hard to explain, your gonna have to play it to see what I'm talking about ). With all of these different changes it feels like I'm playing a confusing and sloppy version of Super Mario Galaxy and I love that game, go play that instead of this. For the games credit I think this game looks better than generations, I really like how well polished and clean this game looks, not as good looking as unleashed but this is still pretty good. The story is.. well.. better than generations but I don't think it's very good, the cutscenes look great but I don't really like how the writing was held, It looks like an HD Saturday morning cartoon but the writing and presentation doesn't, I think what really bugs me about the cutscenes are the dialog, I don't know how to put my finger on it but I just really don't like the voice acting. Overall sonic lost world is not a bad game I just don't think it's very good, If you plan on buying it I hope you have a better experience than I did. Fantastic graphics, effortless controls, meh story, good soundtrack, and sloppy parkour. I don't think I can recommend this game to anyone, but I'll leave that up to you if you want to pick this game up. Expand
  7. Nov 6, 2013
    0
    I felt compelled to vent my frustration about this game.

    Poor visuals, broken controls and the multi player mode is a joke. There is a
    I felt compelled to vent my frustration about this game.

    Poor visuals, broken controls and the multi player mode is a joke.

    There is a never a feeling of speed which I would have expected from a Sonic game.

    Like most games nowadays I feel as the end user I am the expected to be the beta tester.

    Paid £40 and lost £20 on the trade in as there is no comeback for shoddy games.
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