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"_ Sonic Generations is largely a game for the most hardcore of Sonic fans, but for the millions who have fond memories of narrowly dodging spikes, grinding on rails, or even that time he was a pinball, Sonic Generations is a game made for you._" -IGN.com
"_Sonic Generations is a strong, sometimes sentimental capstone to the franchise's first 20 years. It's at its best when it reminds you how it felt at the beginning, with so much to look forward to. _"- Kotaku.com
The ultimate celebration of 20 Years of Sonic gaming, Sonic Generations delivers the definitive experience for Sonic fans new and old.
Sonic’s universe is thrown into chaos when a mysterious new power comes into force, creating ‘time holes’ which take Sonic and his friends back in time. Whilst there, Sonic runs into some very familiar characters from his past including a younger version of himself! Now they must team up to defeat their enemies, save their friends, and find out who is behind this diabolical deed.
Twice The Fun Play as both Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic in the ultimate Sonic experience. Master the moves of each character as they race through each environment on their own designed built track
The Best Bits Just Got Better Iconic environments from gaming history come to life in beautiful HD for the ultimate Sonic adventure, each revisited, recreated and re-imagined with stunning results.
All new experience Play some of your gaming’s most iconic environments in a whole new way with famous Sonic stages presented in stunning new stereoscopic 3D.
Unlock New Adventures Once you complete each level and ‘free’ Sonic’s captured friends, you’ll get to go back and take on more challenges with them at your side.
Infamous Bosses and Rivals Take on some of the most notorious characters from Sonic’s past as you fight for ultimate supremacy.
Master Your Moves Master Classic Sonics famous spin-dash attack and utilise Modern Sonic’s ‘Boost’ as you complete all new tracks.
Nostalgia at its finestKingTed | March 25, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
The Sonic franchise has come a long way since its early days on the Sega Genesis/Megadrive and some mistakes were made on the way. So with Sonic Generations, Sega tried to gain the players’ forgiveness. The result is a pretty good game with a lot of fan-service. The concept is simple. The new foe introduced in this game can travel through time and because of that, Sonic can meet.... himself. It’s a new adventure using the most famous or appreciated levels of the franchise. You can play each level in two different manners. With Old Sonic, the gameplay works in 2D like in the Genesis days. With Modern Sonic, the game runs a lot like Sonic Adventure 2. Both 2D and 3D level designs are good. It’s fun game but don’t expect it to be the next best Sonic game ever made. (That title belongs to Lost Word IMO) It's fast and fun and that's all it needs to be.
Best compilation of Sonic's history!Eddd1996 | March 7, 2015 | See all Eddd1996's reviews »
After 21 years from the release of Sonic the Hedgehog, the anniversary title had to be a masterpiece. And it was a success! Firstly: you can play as both classic and modern Sonic. Each gameplay is different. Classic Sonic's style focuses on platform jumping, whereas modern Sonic is fast. So fast. Movin around at the speed of sound! :) Secondly: Music is astounding (just like in every Sonic game). Thirdly: You can play all the best levels in Sonic's history: from Green Hill Zone, Speed Highway to Seaside Hill. Finally: bosses. The essence of this game. Shadow, Eggman, Perfect Chaos (!) - challenging, but epic.
In my opinion it's the best Sonic game on PC!
A blast from the pastMadDemon64 | Jan. 6, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Sonic Generations is what Sonic 06 should have been. It’s what Sonic Unleashed should have been. It is what Sonic games should be.
Sonic Generations will have you take control of both modern Sonic and retro Sonic back during his Sega Genesis days, each playing slightly differently from one another. Modern Sonic plays just like he does in modern games, with an emphasis on speed, using the homing attack and playing on 3D stages, and retro Sonic plays just like he did in the original games, with an emphasis on platforming and playing on 2D stages.
The story is standard Sonic fare, and the stages are representations of stages from previous Sonic games, which is a mixed blessing due to some of these stages coming from less than memorable if not universally hated games.
If you were burned on Sonic 06, play Sonic Generations. If you were burned on Sonic Unleashed, play Sonic Generations. If you were burned on Sonic Heroes or Sonic Adventure 2, then you should probably stick to the Genesis classics.
Must haveSnotnarok | Sept. 10, 2014 | See all Snotnarok's reviews »
Okay let me start by saying if you get this game, you can basically get 'a free ticket' for the awesome levels in Sonic Unleashed. There's a mod that has all of the day/modern Sonic levels that work in this game with a simple to use mod interface called Sonic GMI.
Sonic Generations by itself is 2 games in one, play as Classic Sonic then there's Modern Sonic. Each level will let you play as both, that doesn't mean it's the same level, no, not even close. Classic Sonic only moves in 2D and his levels are very much his own, same with Modern Sonic, they're themed the same with the same gimmicks. Down to having the giant truck chase you in that one Sonic Adventure 2 level you all love so much.
Classic Sonic does not have the same handling as he did in the 2D games, it's similar at best. Just have one go at the spindash and you'll get what I mean. Modern Sonic handles like a car out of the game Burnout, you got your fast parts where you're literally drifting around corners and darting around the stage. You'll play through levels that may be familiar to you visually but they're all remade from the ground up for each character and their play style.
Only negatives I can think of (without the mod) the game is a bit short, maybe 3 hours if you plough through it, the levels are really fun to replay but that's not everyones cup of tea. There's a lot of challenge levels where you'll engage in going through part of a level with the help of another character to get around or whatever. Oh, and they've got bossfights obviously, revamped and crazy from past games and have a good nostalgic feel to them but are fun otherwise. There's also not much in the way of cutscenes, they're just sorta there to say "Here's a new level!", while this is a major complaint to some...it's a Sonic game, your story was summarized on the back of the box till the Dreamcast.
With the Unleashed mod you get 6 more levels about, and if you're really feeling like modding the game you can play as anyone from Sonic to Knuckles, Blaze a real hedgehog, Robotnik himself.
Bit of a disjointed review but honestly the game is worth it if you like platformers or just going crazy fast.
Best Sonic game in a long time.FlamingDbag | Aug. 6, 2014 | See all FlamingDbag's reviews »
Modern 3D Sonic at his finest with a respectable return to form with Classic 2D Sonic levels. Memorable levels from previous games like Green Hill Zone and Seaside Hill return and have completely new layouts and visual upgrades. This game is an absolute must play for anyone who has ever enjoyed playing a Sonic game.
PC version has mods (such as new levels) and removes the console version's frame rate cap. Xbox 360 controller is HIGHLY recommended.