Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode II
The Sonic 4 Saga continues in Episode II with the return of a beloved side kick and fan-favorite villains! Following the events of Episode I, Metal Sonic has returned to form an alliance with Dr. Eggman! To face this new evil, Sonic will have to call upon an old friend to help him save the day!
User reviews: Very Positive (272 reviews)
Release Date: May 15, 2012

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About This Game

The Sonic 4 Saga continues in Episode II with the return of a beloved side kick and fan-favorite villains!

Following the events of Episode I, Metal Sonic has returned to form an alliance with Dr. Eggman! To face this new evil, Sonic will have to call upon an old friend to help him save the day! Now joined by Tails, race across four new Zones and take down fearsome new badniks with deadly combination moves in order to put an end to this dastardly duo’s plans!

Experience the Sonic 4 saga as never before with the addition of a brand new engine; bringing you gameplay with updated physics and zones in stunning HD graphics! Also new to Episode II is the addition of online/local collaborative play where players can team up with a friend to take control of Sonic and Tails as they battle against Dr. Eggman!

BONUS! Owners of both Episode I & Episode II will unlock Episode Metal! Play as Sonic’s greatest rival in this exclusive zone and experience the untold story behind Metal Sonic’s revival!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7
    • Processor: Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz/Athlon 64 3000+ or Equivalent & above
    • Memory: 1 GB (2 GB on Vista)
    • Graphics: 256 MB (NVIDIA GeForce 8600/AT Radeon HD3650) & above
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9c
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB Free
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.4 GHz/Athlon 64 X2 4200+ & above
    • Memory: 2 GB+
    • Graphics: 512 MB (NVIDIA GeForce 8800/ATI Radeon HD 3800) & above
    • DirectX®: DirectX 11
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB Free
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Way better than episode 1, this game is more like a Sonic game should be, still lacks a little in the music, but its is a fun game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This game is very fun,i had it on xbox and me and my brothers had so much fun! I would also reccomend purchasing episode 1 to play as metal sonic in "Episode Metal" on episode 2!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Huge improvement over the last game. Improved Graphics, Sonic feels fast this time, and music didnt feel so repetitive like before. The game introduced some tag team abilites that were interesting and worked well. Got to the first boss and i thought they were gonna rehash the totem boss with the arrows but it quickly switched switched to a more creative boss. They were probably poking fun at how the bosses were in the last one. Metacritic's score is questionable. Games pretty good overall.

4/5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
A great improvement over Episode I but still retains some of its mistakes. The main difference in this game is the addition of Tails and "tag actions" which, in my opinion, was both good and bad for the gameplay. It added some new fun mechanics but also made the game much easier (almost every time you fall or mess up, you can use the "flying tag action" to save yourself).
Pros:
+Better level design and fun platforming (GREAT compared to Episode I)
+Bosses and enemies are mostly new and feel more Sonic like
+Improved physics
+Nice new mechanics
+Addition of multiplayer and Red Rings to keep you playing
Cons:
-Game is too easy
-Still uses some recycled material
-Special stages may become irritating
-Why can't I choose to play as Tails in single player!!!??? >:0
Should you buy this game? Yeah, even if you're not a Sonic fan you will probably enjoy it :)
Still... $15 is a little too expenisve so buy it on sale.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
i dont get why people played so much mario in the old days. this is even better than the old sonic 2D.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
mlg
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
This game gave me cancer. Not as much as episode 1 but still more cancer than I'd like.
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This game is bad, and you should feel bad for having made it. It's only redeeming feature is that it is better than episode 1. Stick with Generations - that's how you make a Sonic game.
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
It was ok. You'll like it if you're a Sonic fan, but it's not a good sidescrolling platformer. Episode 1 was far better. Buy this game on sale if you must.

The backgrounds and graphics were absolutely stunning. I liked the fact you had Tails tag team abilities. When you do the spinny thing with tails it looks like they're doing a 69 which is pretty funny. Makes you realize why Sonic always runs away from Amy and spends so much time with Tails...

The platforming itself was quite lackluster. Most of the levels were just so easy it was rather boring. I really hate the handholding where the game tells you where every bottomless pit is and when you need to use Tails' tag team ability. The music is mediocre until it becomes grating because it's so repetitive.

I have little to no reason to replay levels as there's a save system. Although, special stages are required to obtain the chaos emeralds. If you've been to a special stage once and failed. You can retry it from the menu system. The game was also rather short, it took me 3 hours to get through all 4 stages and Metal Sonic stages.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This game has online co-op! And it works well. It's not like the Sonic 2 co-op, where Tails will just get left behind. You just have to tap a button to reunite Tails and Sonic. The online seems to be sturdy. I had a little bit of lag during the final Acts, but it never became unplayable. But don't expect to just find some rando online, because I don't think many people even REALIZE the online co-op exists. It's not even listed on the steam features blurb. Plus it's a million times better than Episode 1. Skip right to episode 2. And don't believe the people who say this game is "the worst Sonic game ever." It's FUN. And the music and level design are both on-point. The homing mechanism is a little bit broken, though. And there are several frustrating moments towards the end. But it's not a bad game, dammit. It's probably not worth a full $15, though. Or maybe it is, if you can find someone to play with.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Well sorry that I've enjoyed this game. I liked Episode I and this one have better grapshims, better controls and better soudtracks. However, it seems that the problem come from a unbalanced difficulty, a load of vicious moments and a very hard final boss. It is way harder than Episode I.

→ 74/100
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
I honestly don't know why Metacritic gave this game poor reviews. It's a vast improvement over episode 1, the only complaint I have is that it was too short and I want more!
If you're a sonic fan, you'll absolutely love this since Metal Sonic makes his much desired come back. Even if you're not into sonic games this is still great for platformer fans. I'm glad that steam users gave this game positive reviews because it certainly deserves. The game is totally worth the price and I hope some day Sega decides to make more episodes.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
The Sequel to the one of the worst sonic games out there.
this is actually a solid game, and way better than the first sonic four episode.
The graphics are more sharp and it has a more sonic vibe to it.
The music is alot better this time around. ( same with the sound effects)
The gameplay is pretty fun, the platforming is fast, the momentum (while still a little wonky) is much more responsive, but The homing attack is still here and can be overpowering, also there are these little tag-team things that can get annoying at times. the levels are well made and are fun to play.
The bosses are a mixed bag but all-in-all they are really fun (some of them are based off of older games bosses).
The Metal sonic segments are awesome, so much fun to play.
The story doesn't really go anywhere, not like the older games.
Verdict: it's suprisingly not awful. 6/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
""A Blast from the past""

Back in the day we had Sega and one of our most played games was Sonic the Hedgehog. This game brought back alot of great memories and made some new ones. Partner with tails to take on the oh so memorable Dr. Eggman and Metal Sonic.

If you played this when you were young you'll enjoy this now!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
This game is much better than Episode I; the graphics and controls are better, the environments and bosses are more unique, and the music more memorable. Not saying it's a perfect game, though; I'd say that the inclusion of Metal Sonic was unnecessary, and I wouldn't go so far as to say it's worthy of being called a direct sequel to Sonic 3 & Knuckles. However, it's an enjoyable Sonic game, and for that, it's worth the recommendation.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
51.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
This has to be one of my favorite Sonic games ever. Twice as good as the first part, which when I bought it when it came out on 360 I didn't see that coming. I love this game more than the 2D half of Sonic Generations, and that's totally the better half. Now I'm going to have to remaster this game, like I did with the first part, so I can have the same bragging rights again. Where is part 3 Sega? They came out with the two Sonic 4 games about a year apart from eachother, maybe less. WHERE IS PART 3! SEGA, TELL ME, TAKE MY MONEY AND GIVE ME MORE SONIC 4! Can I double recommend this game?
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Does everything Episode I did, but better.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
GOTTA GO FAST GOTTA GO PLAD GOTTA GO NOW
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Good classic gameplay.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
This is a pretty good game! It's not absolutely amazing, but it's definitely fun! Any sonic fan should play this game!
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