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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
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 29, 2022
    80
    Sonic Origins is a must-have collection for fans. Despite the lack of a few things, SEGA did a good job celebrating one of the greatest icons in videogame history.
  2. Jun 25, 2022
    70
    If you can make peace with a few missing options and don't mind the paid DLC aspect you'll still have a great time here, and if you're coming to these games fresh you're in for an almighty treat, it's just a shame that SEGA has chosen to sully the endeavour with unnecessary greed and a few glaring functional omissions that could so easily have been included. So there you have it, Sonic Origins has got it where it counts but a little more TLC would have seen our score bumped up by a few points. Maybe next time, SEGA.
  3. Jun 22, 2022
    65
    While it's almost impossible not to have fun with Sonic Origins, it is easy to lament the missing features, neutered Sonic 3 soundtrack, and absence of the blue blur's outings on the Master System and Game Gear. Disappointing.
  4. Jun 27, 2022
    65
    While Sonic Origins does little to innovate or make this set of ports stand out besides some forgettable Museum unlockables and some nice new artwork, it remains a perfectly fine addition to the accessibility of classic Sonic games on modern consoles. I wish it were not at the expense of the ability to purchase them individually from older ports; however, even with its flaws, it’s as fun as these games have ever been.
  5. Jun 28, 2022
    60
    Sonic is the hero of my childhood! I grew up with 2D platformers and my Mega Drive with games is now well protected in a glass cabinet in the living room. Accordingly, I approached Sonic Origins with hope. Sega would have had the chance to interest younger players and offer old fans a little added value. But they missed it cleanly. For new players, 40 euros for four old games will be too much. At the same time, the collection offers almost nothing new for fans. Sure, the scans of the old manuals and developer sketches are nice, but they are nothing more than some fluff on top. The versions of the games work good on Xbox Series and still play fantastically, but they are only warmed up and nothing here is original from the Mega Drive. This is simply unworthy of these classics of gaming history.
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  1. Jun 29, 2022
    0
    Have been Much Better Collections in the past. This is a Horrible Cash Grab that has locked Content behind a pay wall from a Collection ofHave been Much Better Collections in the past. This is a Horrible Cash Grab that has locked Content behind a pay wall from a Collection of only four 16Bit Sonic Games from the Genesis. Took the versions of the games Created by developer Christian Whitehead and didn't credit him but that maybe for the best. They took his work, removed features, made them buggy, and just destroyed them completely. If you can get older Sonic or Sega Game Collections you'd get much better and more for your buck. Also Sega removed these games from being sold separately on digitally storefronts to force you to have to buy this. Sonic Origins i really bad and Scummy. Sega is a horrible company and so is modern Sonic Team. How do you screw up a collection of Sega Genesis games so badly.Bedides being a Glitch and Bug Filled Mess you also can't play with loves in widescreen mode and the classic mode that claims to be the original games are not. Expand