Celebrate 20 years of Sonic in an all new adventure that delivers a definitive experience to Sonic fans new and old!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,066 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 3, 2011

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"Not spectacular but if you enjoy Modern and/or Classic Sonic if its on sale check it out."

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About This Game

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.

Key Features:

  • 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.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 (2x2.0GHz) or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2GB RAM (XP)/3GB RAM (Windows 7 / Vista)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 (512MB) / ATI Radeon HD 2900 (512MB)
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    • Hard Drive: 11 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 3GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (1GB) / ATI Radeon HD 5850 (1GB)
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    • Hard Drive: 11 GB free hard drive space
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Helpful customer reviews
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1,320.6 hrs on record
This game have mods dude
Posted: October 9
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
206.4 hrs on record
I like running fast to Japanese music.
Safety strats.
Blastoff jump fun.
Posted: September 29
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
492.8 hrs on record
this game is gud, one of the best sanic game in ma opinion
Posted: October 18
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Now for me the game was a must have, being a big Sonic fan and all. That last statement will probably mean I am extremely biased but man, this game is incredibly good.
Firstly the levels when you play in 2D or 3D (depending on the era) shows a really faithful remake that makes you fall in love with many levels all over again, and when you play the other act, taking your favourite 3D stages into 2D and vice versa it ends up putting a new feel to the levels which most of the time ends up being really fun to play. Admittedly I did have some issues with some later stages as sometimes the level design messed up the smooth flow the game had before, but overall the levels are incredibly good (And hey, they made Crisis city playable. Not necessarily good, but playable.)
The visuals are also really great, many levels in their remade form look lovingly crafted and really do make some stages (Like Green Hill Zone and City Escape) look brand new, hell I'd buy a Sonic 1 HD remake if they made it look like generations (Well I'd probably buy it anyway but still.).
Now I would recommend when you play this game that you use a controller, as a keyboard admittedly feels awkward when controlling Sonic in 3D. In 2D I didn't really have the same problems.
Overall this game is easily one of the best recent Sonic games and a must have for Sonic fans.
P.S. Wouldnt it be awesome if Sega added bonus DLC levels (not like the Casino Night pinball) where you get to play stages like Mystic Ruin and Ice Cap zone? Just imagine the levels remade in HD with redone music. You're welcome.
Posted: September 24
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
103.4 hrs on record
Sonic Generations isn't the best Sonic game ever, but almost took the title

Sonic Generations is, basically, a bomb of pure nostalgia.

This game was made, mainly, for the fans, players who like platforming, fast-paced games, run through stages like there's no tomorrow, or just keep modding the game until it turns perfect (on the PC version, of course), for those kind of players, this game is very good, but for the fans, it's almost perfect.

Awesome controls, awesome stage design, awesome models and animations, everything in this game is awesome, but like all the things in the universe, it's not perfect, some few bugs, very tiny bugs, will occur sometimes, but nothing that a "Start Over" won't solve, like in the Shadow Rival Battle, when Shadow keeps running into the wall, it's almost impossible for this to happen.

The stages from past games that were remade to Sonic Generations, were very well chosen, highlighting Classic Crisis City, the troll stage, along with 4 bosses, one from each era of Sonic The Hedgehog series, and one just for Sonic Generations, and 3 Rival Battles.

The soundtrack... well... it's just... perfect! Hear the new Escape From the City remixes it's a holy sound to everybody's ears, highlighting Modern Rooftop Run, my favorite from the entire soundtrack.

The modding community just turns the PC version even better, with new stages, other Sonic series characters, even characters that are not from the series. Dario ff/Samothethief and the Team Unleashed made a flawless job with the "Unleashed Project" a mod that adds all the main day stages from Sonic Unleashed, this mod it's just perfect for the people who played Sonic Unleashed and liked it.

And now... for the thing:

-Awesome graphics
-Easy controls for both Sonics
-Nostalgia bomb
-Flawless soundtrack
-Well done stages
-Easter eggs (Most of them are on the Adventure Era)
-The price.

-Almost no challenge.
-Easy stages and bosses, if you're an expert in Sonic games, don't do normal mode, go on Hard mode.
-Very short game, you can finish it in 2-4 hours.
-Just Classic and Modern Sonic as playable characters.

"Sonic Generations is a epic game, it is an awesome game on it's own, with mods, it's even better, i am a huge Sonic The Hedgehog fan, and i'm proud that i bought this game"

9.0/10 - Rick The Hedgehog
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
It's okay.
Posted: October 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
You can play through City Escape again.

Posted: October 18
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
This review is based on my own experience with the game. I understand that other people may have more positive experiences than I did, but this review isn't based on that. This is about the troubles I faced trying to get this game to work, and the terrible response the game gave me in return. Thank you for understanding.

Sonic Generations is a great game. The intense platforming style of Sonic is one of the greatest gaming experiences that you will ever play. But the game was definitely made with consoles in mind.

The story in Sonic Generations is definitely generic, but it's not dislikeable. All of Sonic's friends have prepared a birthday picnic for him. Before they know it, everyone is sucked up by 'time holes' and scattered in different places in history. Sonic is then knocked out by the Time Eater, who created the time holes, and ends up a sort of purgatory, known only as White Space. He then rescues Tails, only to find that they both have previous versions of themselves, a 3D version of their original forms in the earlier Sonic the Hedgehog games. Both of the Sonics then have to travel through time to rescue his friends and stop the Time Eater.

I have no problems with the game itself, and from what I have seen, it runs perfectly on the PS3, Xbox 360 and 3DS. But the PC port of Sonic Generations was awful. If you have never used an Xbox controller before, you're in trouble, because the game has all the controls written out with A, B, X and Y. This makes keyboard controls confusing, and I often sat there trying to remember what the Enter button incase I stuffed something up.

The game also performs poorly, and even with the graphics on medium, I was only getting around 15-20 frames per second on a PC that could handle other games of the same graphical quality well. I was extremely disappointed, and also did not enjoy the settings for the game, which opened in a completely different window, and were confusing to change.

Fortunately, I kept this game installed knowing that Microsoft was soon releasing the drivers for the Xbox One controller, so I plugged it in, hoping that Sonic Generations would respond to that. It did, and I was able to play the game well. But, being that I was recieving a minimal frame rate, I lost interest and played other games that I enjoyed and knew ran well.

To sum up, Sonic Generations looks like an amazing game for console, but poor PC porting means that desktop players are left with no choice but to use a controller, and tolerate a low frame rate. If you are looking at getting Sonic Generations, don't buy it for PC.

Posted: October 7
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
284.3 hrs on record
Best sonic game ever graphics soo good music cool n everythign about it is cool
Posted: September 30
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6.3 hrs on record
Sinceramente me parece mas un best-seller de los exitos de la franquicia con una historia cliché de por medio para justificar el rejuntar todos los personajes y niveles de la saga Sonic.

No quita que sea tremendo juego, realmente lo disfrute, tanto la nostalgia de los niveles cómo el ir a miles de kilometros por hora.

Si sos fan moderno de Sonic, y te quedastes con ganas de la jugabilidad de Unleashed, compralo.

En caso contrario, que seas fan del clásico, hechale una mirada a los viejos niveles re-inventados, y las contrapartes clásicas de los niveles modernos.
Posted: September 25
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13.1 hrs on record
he went so fast he went back in time
Posted: September 26
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26.9 hrs on record
Oh wow, where do I start? How about I start witht the nostalgia. This game is just one big nostaliga trip. But is it fun?

The game features Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic. Classic Sonic plays like he did in the genesis days, and Modern Sonic plays like he does with the new Hedgehog Engine (Sonic Colors, Unleashed). The levels you'll be speeding through are from Sonic games across time. Games like Sonic, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, the Adventure Sereies, Heroes, 06, Unleashed, and Colors. You can also expect some fun bosses in this game. Bosses like Perfect Chaos, Shadow, and Metal Sonic.

Lets also talk about the mod support in this game. The game is about 3 years old, so mod support has pretty much cleared out, but you can still find amazing mods for this game like playable characters such as Tails, Silver, and Mighty. You can also find new levels like the Unleashed project which is all of the daytime stages from Unleashed, remastered into Generations.

In all honesty, this is probably the best Sonic game since, like, ever. I'm not joking, if you're a Sonic fan, or have been thinking about getting into sonic, then this is the game.
Posted: September 26
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3.2 hrs on record
Nearly unplayable on windows 8!

Do with that as you will.
Posted: September 26
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18.0 hrs on record
A mix of classic Sonic style and what a modern Sonic game should be. The modern sonic levels can be buggy sometimes, but notthing game breaking. The game gives you that sense of speed that every sonic game should.
Its always nice to have a game that is conscious of how rediculous it is, so it doesn't try being serious like some past entries. The perfect example is theres is a part where a giant semi truck is driving on the side of a building with rocket boosters and robotic saw arms chasing you.
My main complaint is that most of the boss fights are pretty lame, especially the final boss.
Overall though, this is a fantastic game and possibly the only good Sonic game we'll see in a long, long time.
Posted: September 27
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10.6 hrs on record
Definitely worth the buy if you've played the old Sonic games or even if you've played the newer games and want to see what it was like in a simpler times when gameplay meant having fun and replay value actually meant something.

The "new Sonic" levels are a little boring or glitchy but this game shines in its remade classic levels and especially in its music. The modern remixes are fine, but the classic remixes are, by themselves, worthy of giving this game a gold star.

There is a return to classic, fun gameplay in this title, and though the future still doesn't look bright for the series, this should be remembered as a diamond in the rough.
Posted: September 23
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14.8 hrs on record
You need fast hands to play this one. You can run TOO DAMN FAST, and the game have wonderful mods like the Unleashed Project. totally recommend it.
Posted: October 20
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21.9 hrs on record
Sonic Generations Review by nikfan
PLOT 6/10
I liked the plot of this game... But it was really short and was not going anywhere! I really liked Classic and Modern Sonic as characters in this game and Time Eater was interesting before we saw the obvious reveal that the "The Time Eater" was controlled by Eggman and the Dr."PINGAS" Robotnik.
I must say... This is maybe the most fun I've had with a Sonic Game. I think the control is near perfect, the level design is interesting and not "tunnel like". It's a saferide that will give you a lot of pleasure if you are a Classic Veteran or a Modern Veteran(I can't say this for myself... I started out with the Adventure formula... But I still get enjoyment out of Modern and Classic Sonic) But I still think(For me atleast) Modern Sonic was more enjoyable, with all the speedrunning tricks and that speed. Sega got fast with this game...
Graphics look really good. It looks better than Colors and is somewhere on the same level with Sonic Lost World. But it's still not as beatiful as Unleashed. But you can add Unleashed Graphics thanks to the Modding Community.
MUSIC 10/10
This is a soundtrack I really enjoyed. All of the tracks were enjoyable and nostalgic giving it that Anniversary feel. My favourite tracks are Sky Sanctuary(all of them), Crisis City(Act 1) and City Escape. I also really enjoy Speed Highway Act 1. That track just sounds like it should be played in a Night Club and I love it :3
When the game is pretty fun to replay and speedrun... I must say, one of the best thing about this game is the Modding Community. They work on outstanding mods and they do come out freaquently. So it's a perfect way to come back to the game and try out some awesome modifications people came up with...
I really liked this game. But I wanted more from the plot...
P.S: Perfect Chaos is... Awesome
Posted: October 16
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64.4 hrs on record
This game is amazing. It celebrates the highs of the Sonic franchise and acknowledges the lows. ('06). It features both Classic and Modern Sonic. Aside from the Final Boss, (and a few of Modern Sonic's missions: Vector's Rooftop Run and Charmy's Planet Wisp), every game stage, normal and mission is excellent.

One of my favorite parts of this game is that they provide a whole bunch of iconic Sonic tunes for you to unlock and use as the music to the stage.

The only drawback this game has is: the plot (I know) feels unfinished. They needed more cutscenes featuring character commentary on stages. (Presumably, they were cut for time.) There are nine stages: Green Hill, Chemical Plant, Sky Sanctuary, Speed Highway, City Escape, Seaside Hill, Crisis City, Rooftop Run, and Planet Wisp. Each level has a Classic and Modern level, each accompanied by five missions. (You only have to do a grand total of 9, one per unique level.) There are three bosses, and three rival fights, and your typical Super Sonic final boss at the end.

The format is good. But honestly, without ANY Eggman base levels, it feels like it's the first half of a game that immediately skips to the final boss. Small Nitpick to avoid a repeat of '06.

My personal picks would have been:
Scrap Brain Zone (1), Metropolis Zone (2), Launch Base Zone (3), and then Aquatic Base ('06) that segways into Final Egg (Adventure).

After that you get the flying ship levels, Winged Fortress, Flying Battery, and Skydeck. And then you get the Final Base.

I also would have liked that they included levels with scrapped ideas from classic games like Sonic 2's Winter Zone and Rock Zone and Dust Hill Zone or Sonic CD's 8th level. (more commonly known as R2 due to CD's missing level slot.)

But time constraints, I suppose cut prospective ideas like that out, I guess making it a 21st anniversary game with the slogan 'He's legally an adult now.' probably wouldn't have worked.
Posted: October 15
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