When the Deadly Six threaten to destroy his world, Sonic’s new moves & power-ups are the only way to defeat them before it’s too late!
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Mixed (60 reviews) - 61% of the 60 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (795 reviews) - 69% of the 795 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 2, 2015

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About This Game

In his latest plot to defeat Sonic and rule the world, Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of 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 amazing new moves & incredible Colour Powers to speed across a variety of unique terrains, racing inside, outside & upside down in every level.

NEW MOVES


Sonic moves like never before. Vault over obstacles, free run up & along walls & sky dive between islands at lightning speed. Plus the Spin Dash is back!

COLOUR POWERS


New & improved Colour Powers. Sonic can now fly through the air, tear up levels & explode into enemies. He’s more powerful than ever!

NEW WORLD


Speed through a variety of exhilarating levels. Explore massive mind-bending courses, vast underground tunnels & colossal structures in the sky as you run inside, outside & upside down.

BOSS BATTLES


Save the world one fight at a time. Take on each of the devious Deadly Six in dynamic boss battles which test all of Sonic’s moves & power-ups.

NiGHTMARE ZONE DLC Included


Includes NiGHTMARE Zone DLC free - featuring monsters inspired by the hit game 'NiGHTS into Dreams'

PLUS – Now with new and improved PC Features:


  • 60 FPS gameplay
  • HD resolution support
  • Full PC Gamepad + Keyboard support
  • Full Steam functionality

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 (2x2.0GHz) or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 (512MB) / ATI Radeon HD 2900 (512MB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound: 9.0c compatible.
    • Additional Notes: Memory: 2GB RAM (XP)/3GB RAM (Windows 7 / Vista)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (1GB) / ATI Radeon HD 5850 (1GB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound: 9.0c compatible.
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Bro Hard
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I'll keep this review short and sweet (like my in-game playtime).

Having played from the humble beginnings of Sonic on the Master System I no longer see any trace of the original Sonic in these new games.

The hour in game time I have on this title felt like a chore. I tried to enjoy and like it, I really did.

However the game felt slow (ironic huh?), clunky and unresponsive.
I will give the music it's due, it's upbeat and somewhat catchy (about the only positive point)

I feel bad that all I've done essentially is rant and moan, however I am glad I didn't pay for this title and received it via a Humble Bundle.
I would have been disappointed if I had paid full retail price for this game.

I wouldn't not recommend this title and I doubt I will ever go back to this one.
It makes me feel sad inside that Sonic has been degraded to this.
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Sonnington
( 29.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
"I've been dreaming of pounding your blue butt, Sonic." Best one liner in a Sonic game, ever.

The game starts off really slow with a distinctly Mario feel. It progressively gets harder and more and more Sonic-like. The premise of the game is essentially: What would it be like to make a Sonic Galaxy? And it worked out as a solid Sonic title. It's worth noting the level designs also took a lot of inspiration from Sonic 2 and Knuckles Chaotix special zones.
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Bobbith ㋡
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Superb, best new sonic game I've played in years, it also seems to be really nicely optimised unlike pretty much every other one I've tried lately.
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Aionwolf
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I dont understand the hate for this game. Sure its a little like mario but who cares its one of the best sonic games that have released in recent years
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<DARK>
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Just played about an hour of this game. Got it with a HumbleBundle and I gotta say it's really a throwback to Sonic 2. I know people like Pros and Cons lists, so here it goes:

Pros:
-Nice graphics.
-Great cutscenes
-Enemy detection and combos work great
-Plenty of variety
-Worlds are only a few levels, but make up for that with plenty of worlds (wouldn't it be biomes since this is all on the same planet? Idk.)
-Just the right amount of frustrating
-Voice acting is great
-Soundtrack is good, but could be better. (this is a pro, because the soundtrack doesn't blow. It IS good. I just feel like it could be a bit better)

Cons:
-Everything feels kinda slow. There are parts where the speed does pick up (like how you want a sonic game to be) but the majority of it you just feel like Sonic is holding back. This is a major flaw in all the 3D Sonic games. Not just this one.
-Color powerups are finicky. They sometimes last for 10 seconds, they sometimes last for 1 second. It's a total crapshoot.
-Powerups are underwhelming. Example: the speed power up (red shoe) has a nice sountrack, but you hardly notice a difference in speed.
-Sometimes Sonic just doesn't respond to moves. I've noticed this is a problem more when you're doing a wallrun than anywhere else.

That's really all I can think of. This game is definitly worth getting on sale, but I wouldn't pay the full price. The few things that I think are wrong with it really hinder the overall flow of the game, but it's not like it kills it by any means. It's still great to play, and if you were a fan of Sonic 1 & 2, then you'll enjoy this. If I could recommend a change for this game, I would recommend focusing on Sonic's speed. Increase that and you'll have a much better gaming experience. Maybe there's a mod for that...

Recommended.
7/10.
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SwiftyFox
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
the game was not what i expected i thought it would be fun and exciting but the game for me is in slow motion and its really annoying me 1 star please patch this stupid glitch
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WORM
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Immediately this game says it's best played with a gamepad, so you could imagine my frustration when the game doesn't want to ♥♥♥♥ing work with mine. Turns out this is one of those games that actually recognizes my mayflash adapter, although nothing is plugged into it. Once I disabled it, I was off playing levels stright from Super Mario Galaxy, except as Sonic. With modern Sonic platforming. Yeah, I'm not impressed.
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thetangledweb
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Massively underrated! Great fun, and also the closest to the Genesis games, which weren't all about speed. Some really fun platforming to be had. Neither is it a Mario Galaxy ripoff as some stated, only the rotating worlds idea and a couple of elements are similar.
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sora
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Not very fast but it's alright
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ISDcaptain592
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Dont believe the critics, this game is platforming bliss. Unlike the the Adventure games where the only charcters you want to play as are sonic or shadows, or the unleashed, colors, or generations where its pretty much boost to win, this game actually has true platforming just like the genesis games. Its not about speed, its about skill. If you have skills you will be rewarded with short bursts of speeds just like the genesis games. Also this game isnt fundamentally broken like Sonic 06 or downright crap like Boom, this is Sonic at his best in 3D. Give it a shot, you wont be dissappointed.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Love this game its better than most modern sonic games but does have a feel of super mario galaxy about it but thats not a bad point
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Dont believe the critics, this game is platforming bliss. Unlike the the Adventure games where the only charcters you want to play as are sonic or shadows, or the unleashed, colors, or generations where its pretty much boost to win, this game actually has true platforming just like the genesis games. Its not about speed, its about skill. If you have skills you will be rewarded with short bursts of speeds just like the genesis games. Also this game isnt fundamentally broken like Sonic 06 or downright crap like Boom, this is Sonic at his best in 3D. Give it a shot, you wont be dissappointed.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Awesome. Mario Galaxy without the waggle sticks.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
It's about balls. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Just played about an hour of this game. Got it with a HumbleBundle and I gotta say it's really a throwback to Sonic 2. I know people like Pros and Cons lists, so here it goes:

Pros:
-Nice graphics.
-Great cutscenes
-Enemy detection and combos work great
-Plenty of variety
-Worlds are only a few levels, but make up for that with plenty of worlds (wouldn't it be biomes since this is all on the same planet? Idk.)
-Just the right amount of frustrating
-Voice acting is great
-Soundtrack is good, but could be better. (this is a pro, because the soundtrack doesn't blow. It IS good. I just feel like it could be a bit better)

Cons:
-Everything feels kinda slow. There are parts where the speed does pick up (like how you want a sonic game to be) but the majority of it you just feel like Sonic is holding back. This is a major flaw in all the 3D Sonic games. Not just this one.
-Color powerups are finicky. They sometimes last for 10 seconds, they sometimes last for 1 second. It's a total crapshoot.
-Powerups are underwhelming. Example: the speed power up (red shoe) has a nice sountrack, but you hardly notice a difference in speed.
-Sometimes Sonic just doesn't respond to moves. I've noticed this is a problem more when you're doing a wallrun than anywhere else.

That's really all I can think of. This game is definitly worth getting on sale, but I wouldn't pay the full price. The few things that I think are wrong with it really hinder the overall flow of the game, but it's not like it kills it by any means. It's still great to play, and if you were a fan of Sonic 1 & 2, then you'll enjoy this. If I could recommend a change for this game, I would recommend focusing on Sonic's speed. Increase that and you'll have a much better gaming experience. Maybe there's a mod for that...

Recommended.
7/10.
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210 of 255 people (82%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
Okay port, nothing great but nothing bad either.
This is the 1st Sonic game to not have a launcher that you need to change the settings, all of the graphics setting are actually in the game, which is good.
All of the new assets, like the Xbox buttons and the steam profile picture on the title screen are incredibly low quality.
The video setting are very basic, only resolution, fullscreen on/off (Borderless, no exclusive option at all), DOF on/off, Grass on/off, and shadows on/off.
The rest is all the same as the Wii U version.
Annoyingly, I couldn't get it to downsample.
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134 of 157 people (85%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
48.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
The Pros:
- Graphics
- Wisps make a return
- variety of stages
- MUSIC ON POINT
- mach speed sections that actually work
- Spindash
- Parkour abilities work after a little practice
- The game is average length for a Sonic game (took me 7 hours to complete the game)

The Meh:
- The stages are great up until whenever you get to the ice stages (there's a few of them) and the ice stages are awful
- Sonic isn't fast as compard to Generations, but he also isn't slow...until you get to the 2D segments
- Your inventory only holds up to 5 items and most of the time you don't even really need them.

The Cons:
- Ice stages are simply awful
- The 2D segments are painfully PAINFULLY slow
- The grinding stages (not many grind stages honestly) are also pretty slow
- No rail jumping mechanic like in Sonic Heroes or Sonic Adventure 2
- The game runs in slow-motion if you're below 40-some frames
- Very very limited video settings
- The Rhythm Wisp is BROKEN
- No tutorial on when you're supposed to know which enemies to "kick" or use your homing attack on

The NiGHTMARE DLC:
It's basically a boss rush of all the bosses in Sonic Lost World that are riding ontop of bosses from "NiGHTS into Dreams" followed by Sonic chasing after Reala then Sonic running with NiGHTS to save the Nightopians (the DLC is about no more than 5-10 minutes long if you take your time)

My opinion on the game:
I like it. I definitely felt like I got my money's worth. It's not the best Sonic game, but it's an enjoyable one.
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129 of 152 people (85%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
This is another one of those reviews that would be more useful if Steam had "neutral" recommendations.

Basically, Sonic Lost World is the Sonic the Hedgehog version of Super Mario Galaxy. That alone decides whether you want this game or not. I personally LOVED Super Mario Galaxy, and this one is the closest you'll have to getting that for the PC.

What prevents me from recommending this fully is the quality of the PC port. It runs at 60 FPS, yes - but the devs chose to use frame-dependent timing for its engine, which means it's not going to skip frames every time your machine fails to render 60 frames within a second. If you're only able to run this at less than 50 fps, you're going to get markedly slow gameplay - a deal breaker for any Sonic game.

Getting consistent 60 fps is not really a problem with "gaming" PCs built or bought within the last 5 years (hence the positive review instead of a negative), but I imagine there will be people playing this out of the mistaken belief that they'll see good performance, just because Sonic Generations ran well on their below minimum requirement machines (an understandable mistake, since Sonic Generations looks slightly better than Lost World in terms of visuals.)
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108 of 132 people (82%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
SEGA, bring us good Sonic games like this one more often.

You know better than anyone of us that you can't mess up for Sonic's 25th anniversary. We're all eagerly waiting for the great return of Sonic.
Without further delay, a short review, based on a few gameplay hours:


**Review**
Gameplay-wise it's a bit rough, but a lot more refined than past Sonic Team games. Musical arrangements are superb and really freshen the series' kind of score. Controls feel quite nice, but the lock-on system makes them a bit... uncomfortable. Overall a great game from what i've played. The port is well executed and has no dumb 30fps or resolution locks.
I'll personally be supporting every port you guys bring to Steam.
Also, as a bit of a sidenote: REVIVE SPACE CHANNEL PLS
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81 of 97 people (84%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
Update!
So, for you who doesn't know, the framerate can now be unlocked! Keep in mind though, at least right now, the developers are calling it unstable. If you want to try it out yourself, sign up for the public test beta and start the game with --F. For more info, check here!

The soundtrack is now also on Spotify, so that's always nice :p

Review
So, after playing this 7 hours the day it came out and completing it, I can finally write a full review of it.
I have not played the Wii U version, so I can't really say what's missing or changed form the PC version, but it seems like they dropped stuff like the Miiverse stuff, but also the 2 player mode, which is odd.

Also a summary at the bottom if you're interested in that instead.

Gameplay
The game is very different from other Sonic games or just platforming games in general, since you are mostly aren't going on a flat surface. I personally, kinda like this.
There's also a lot more precise platforming than other Sonic games, requiring you to slow down. That's mostly why there's a run button now I guess. The whole thnig with Sonic is going fast, I know, but I personally didn't mind this at all. It still has sections where you go fast and stuff, so if something, it just mixes stuff up.

One thing I really feel is missing is some sort of thing where it would tell you what to do. On some of the bosses I had no idea what I should be doing and died many times over, having to me look up what I actually needed to do.
There's also 2 different types of homing attacks, kicking and the normal homing attack. Then again, some enemies and some bosses require you to do either of them, where doing the wrong one will hurt or kill you and the game never tells you what you should be doing. Just a different icon on the homing attack icon would be enough.

Controls
I've only played this with controller. I don't even want to try it with keyboard. I know how bad Generations was with keyboard, so I'm going to guess the same for this. So if you don't have a controller, you might want to get one. If you like these kind of games, you should anyway.

If you have a controller, the controls are great. I feel like I full control over Sonic and that he does what I tell him to. Sometimes, the homing attack can target weird stuff or not at all, but not a big issue.
The only thing I really have to complain about here, since you don't have a whole gamepad, like the Wii U one, to play with, some of the buttons are weird. I kept pressing LS by mistake a lot to open the missions menu, but just smaller things really

Soundtrack
Not much to say here, it's Sonic, to what to expect.
The music is really awesome. Maybe not as good as in Generations, but those were just remixes. As far as I can tell here, all tracks are new and no remixes this time.
I also just had to extract the music files from the game itself to load up in a playlist to listen to outside of the game, since I couldn't find anywhere to buy the actual soundtrack.

The port
So, alright, the port. In short, it's just ok. In many way it's worse than the Generations port.

The port still has a Wii U feel to it, there are buttons on screen which is meant to be pressed with the Wii U gamepad etc. and as usual with the Hedgehog engine, the game is capped at 60 fps. This is not a huge issue, but it's a thing.

It also feels like the game is made for Wii U and not for the PC, for example, there are plenty of popping issues, just moving forwards and backwards. It's very noticeable.
All cutscenes are in 720p, they don't look very good, but not a huge deal either really. Keeps the game smaller I guess.
Pretty much all 2D sprites and menus feel really low res. I can only guess this is because the Wii U version ran at 720p and they didn't bother to fix them for the PC port.
The performance overall is fine, I only had 2 small frame drops, but it was up to 60 fps again in less than a second.

One huge issue is the graphics options. They are terrible and very limited. You can turn on and off some thing and the resolution switch is there, finally in the game itself rather than from the launcher, but a lot of options are missing. The thing I was missing the most is AA.

Summary
So, overall, the game itself is awesome. It's different than other Sonic games, but I don't mind it too much. There isn't as much of just going fast, but more parts where you have to take your time and sometimes even solve small puzzles.

As usual with Sonic games, the soundtrack is really awesome. For me, this is a huge deal. If a game has bad soundtrack, I can just feel like not playing it.

The port is probably the biggest downside. It's just ok. It has the same issues as Generations, 60 fps lock, problems on some computers etc.
The graphics weren't changed much, if at all for the PC port. Some stuff, specially the 2D stuff, look really low resolution.

The game would get 9/10, but I'll give it 8/10 for the bad port.
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