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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: 35 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Nov 28, 2011
    91
    Bottom line: If you are or have ever been a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog during the series' two-decade history, then this is your game.
  2. Oct 31, 2011
    85
    Sonic Generations delivers what fans have been looking for with a successful combination of classic and modern gameplay, both of them polished and highly replayable, making this latest Sonic game the path to follow for future releases.
  3. Nov 8, 2011
    83
    It's a far better game than any of the modern day Sonic titles I've played so far, and the classic Sonic stuff is enough to sell me on the game, even if the modern Sonic side isn't always my cup of tea.
  4. Oct 31, 2011
    80
    As positively nostalgic as all of this is, it's not surprising to find that Sonic Generations' emulation of past greats extends to its duration. Despite the fact that there are nine main stages per Sonic, seven bosses and ten side-missions per Zone, it will take an experienced fan just a few hours to blast through to the main ending.
  5. Nov 7, 2011
    80
    A combination of the best of Sonic, Sonic Generations reinvents, while staying true to the myth, and serves the fan well, whatever its generation is. It's an anthology of the musics, the pictures, the bosses, characters and levels we loved the most during those past 20 years of Sonic games, and one that, while not perfect (some gameplay imprecisions do subsist), remains a must-have for the Sonic lovers.
  6. Dec 4, 2011
    70
    Sonic Generations is five hours of fun. The gameplay has more excitement than most other games I've played this year, and it sets a template that future Sonic games will hopefully pay attention to-it's just a shame that Sonic Generations, like Sonic himself, goes by very, very fast.
  7. Nov 1, 2011
    60
    Compared to Colors, Sonic Generations is a weaker, above average effort. Even taken as fan-service, the game's wavering quality, apparent lack of creativity and meandering filler feels like it's stalling until next year's birthday, and next year's game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 180
  1. Oct 2, 2016
    10
    Can you see?
    The sun is shinin' on me.
    It makes me feel so free, so alive! It makes me want to survive! And the sky, it makes me feel so
    Can you see?
    The sun is shinin' on me.
    It makes me feel so free,
    so alive!
    It makes me want to survive!
    And the sky,
    it makes me feel so high,
    The bad times pass me by
    'cause today
    is gonna be a brighter day!

    Can you feel the sunshine?
    Does it brighten up your day?
    Don't you feel that sometimes
    You just need to run away?
    Reach out for the sunshine
    Forget about the rain
    Just think about the good times
    And they will come back again

    Feel the sunshine...

    Without you,
    there's nothing for me to do
    Can you feel the sunshine, too?
    It's comin' through;
    it makes me feel brand new
    When you're here,
    I wish you were always near
    'cause everything's so clear
    And today
    is gonna be a brighter day

    Can you feel the sunshine?
    Does it brighten up your day? (Brighten up your day...)
    Don't you feel that sometimes
    You just need to run away?
    Reach out for the sunshine
    Forget about the rain
    Just think about the good times
    And they will come back again

    When the sun goes down
    I feel like I am waiting
    For another day
    When the clouds go away
    Can you feel it?
    Ooh-hoo...
    Can you feel it?
    Oh...
    Can you feel it? Oh... Can you feel it? Can you feel the sunshine? Does it brighten up your day? (Brighten up your day...) Don't you feel that sometimes We just need to run away? Reach out for the sunshine Forget about the rain Just think about the good times And they will come back again [piano, percussion bridge] Can you feel the sunshine? Does it brighten up your day? (Brighten up your day...) Don't you feel that sometimes You just need to run away? (You just need to run away...) Reach out for the sunshine Forget about the rain Just think about the good times And they will come back again Can you feel the sunshine? (Can you feel it?) Does it brighten up your day? (Brighten up your day...) Don't you feel that sometimes We just need to run away? (Need to run away...) Reach out for the sunshine (Reach out...) Forget about the rain Just think about the good times And they will come back again Whoa-oh-oh-oh... Brighten up your day... You just need to run away... Reach out, you gotta reach out... Come back again... You gotta reach out...
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  2. May 13, 2015
    10
    This was my first ever sonic game after not knowing who sonic was. When i unlocked him in brawl i did not know why but when i unlocked him andThis was my first ever sonic game after not knowing who sonic was. When i unlocked him in brawl i did not know why but when i unlocked him and started playing as him i just really liked him. not because of his moves, i just liked him and did not know why. when my mom bought me this game and i put in in my xbox I WAS HOOKED!!! Gameplay was awesome, music was better than the original pieces of its original game. And also idk why but the spindash was my favorite part of the classic sonic parts. also n the final boss whenever the went out of the circle for 3d i switched to 2d to get rings. eventually i actually hit him and was surprised but happy at the same time. this is 1. in my top 5 sonic games. I LOVED 2d SONIC AND I WISH HE WOULD BE IN MORE GAMES!!! HE JUST RECKED THROUGH EVERYTHING AND HIS BOUNCING OFF ENEMIES REALLY WAS COOL AND I WISH THEY USED IT MORE IN THE GAME!!! THIS IS MY FAVORITE GAME OF ALL TIME!!! Expand
  3. Nov 1, 2011
    10
    Sonic is back better than ever. It's not perfect, but is the best Sonic game for over a decade. The nostalgia of Classic Sonic remember theSonic is back better than ever. It's not perfect, but is the best Sonic game for over a decade. The nostalgia of Classic Sonic remember the old 2D side-scrolling that everyone love and enjoy. The 3D and 2.5D game play of Modern Sonic is the perfect balanced of Sonic Unleashed speed and Sonic Colors platforming plus great 3D plataforming that I waited for years. My only problem of this game that is too short. I just beat in 5-6 hours, olny 7 bosses of the entire game and Classic Sonic only have 2 bosses, I'm waiting the future DLC with more stages and bosses. Sonic Generations is the best Sonic game in years, maybe the best I ever played. After beat the game, the game has 90 challenges to complete, Red Rings to found, replay the stages to get rank S, it's a must-buy for the fans, but if you never played Sonic before, rent it, you can pass the weekend having fun, Sonic is good again better than never. Welcome back Sonic. Expand
  4. Jan 4, 2019
    9
    I really love this game, and for those who have played it, you travel though time as sonic and his Genesis self and blast through the past toI really love this game, and for those who have played it, you travel though time as sonic and his Genesis self and blast through the past to defeat a mysterious figure that has captured his friends. Expand
  5. May 16, 2012
    8
    It's a great game and all, but it leaves something to be desired. The story had a lot of wasted potential, and therefore it felt... empty.It's a great game and all, but it leaves something to be desired. The story had a lot of wasted potential, and therefore it felt... empty. Also, was too short. More levels would have been great, but the ones that were chosen were not bad choices. Overall, it's really good, but still leaves something to be desired. I'd pick up Sonic Unleashed or Sonic Colors over this, personally, but it's still an amazing game. Expand
  6. Dec 12, 2013
    8
    Sonic Generations marks the 20th anniversary of the Blue blur, and with celebrations of our beloved gaming icon, a game also joins the club.Sonic Generations marks the 20th anniversary of the Blue blur, and with celebrations of our beloved gaming icon, a game also joins the club. And what kind of game is it?

    The game allows you to play with 2 Sonics. One from the good old genesis days and one from the modern Sonic days. Sounds confusing? Well, time travel is always confusing so don't point at me. The two Sonics are on their way to save their friends, speeding through stages of the past and fix the timeline.

    The gameplay is fun for everyone, either an old skool Sonic fan or a new one, or even someone who has never been part of this franchise. Like playing old platformers with speed added, classic Sonic is your friend! More of a 3d speed section fan, modern Sonic is the guy you want! You'll have to play with both of them to complete the game but don't worry, you'll enjoy it.

    The music consists mainly of older Sonic themes being remixed. For example, when you go through a stage you will hear two versions, a classic version and a modern version of the original stage theme. And they are absolutely a joy to listen to.

    Other things also make a return or are brand new. There are mission gates which allows you to go through stages with an other goal than reach the finish, and there's a skill shop in which you can adjust Sonic's gameplay style to your own. Want more speed? Buy the blast off skill. Want more grip? The acceleration skill is something you want.

    There are only two negative points that I have to mention with this game, which are the length and the story. The length of this game is only 4 hours long, not counting the missions and collecting red rings or achievements, so that's a bit of a let down. The story is pretty awkward. There are barely any cutscenes, and making a story including time travel tends to fail easy if done wrong.

    I would advice this game to any fan, whether old skool, modern lover or not a fan of Sonic overall.
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  7. Nov 16, 2014
    0
    It's completely rubbish don't get it it's to hard they should of made a help option, the first day I got it I enjoyed it but the next day IIt's completely rubbish don't get it it's to hard they should of made a help option, the first day I got it I enjoyed it but the next day I got bored of it I got this awful game for no reason so don't get it because it sucks. Expand

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