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Celebrate 20 years of Sonic in an all new adventure that delivers a definitive experience to Sonic fans new and old!
Release Date: Nov 3, 2011
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About the 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

    Minimum:
    • 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)
    • DirectX®:
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound:
    Recommended:
    • 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)
    • DirectX®:
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound:
Helpful customer reviews
38 of 41 people (93%) found this review helpful
678 products in account
16 reviews
21.1 hrs on record
☺ Brilliant side scrolling platforming.
☺ Nostalgia filled.
☺ Looks, runs and plays smooth.
☺ Great soundtrack.

☹ 3D platforming could be better.
☺ Bosses are a bit of a let down.

Recommended for everyone who enjoys solid Platforming games but especially fan's of Sonic's past games.

(Note: This game was played with a controller).

Sonic Generations is a wonderful game that celebrates Sonic's long gaming history while managing to provide something fresh and enjoyable. It's a real nostalgia filled treat as you travel to iconic zones from previous games in completely new levels that reimagine the classics with crisp visuals, an amazing soundtrack and faithful gameplay.

There's a little something for all of Sonic's fans here, whether you started with the classics or are a newcomer to the series. The game features the blisteringly fast paced (but never uncontrollably so) sidescrolling platforming the series is known for, refined 3D levels that certainly feel better than previous games attempts, a multitude of ways to reach the goal that can keep replayabilty high, a new soundtrack that echo's the themes of previous games and a great deal of content to keep you busy for hours.

As always, Dr Eggman (or Dr Robotnik to some) is up to his old tricks and in his attempts to stop Sonic once and for all, has brought chaos to the timelines bringing old and new together. You'll play as both the cute classic Sonic and the more lean modern Sonic in their attempts to stop him and restore the correct timeline. As well as the 9 main acts (18 levels) there are around 90 'challenges' that shake things up a bit, such as collecting a specific number of rings before you reach the goal or even calling on the aid of some familiar faces to help you out.

While the sidescrolling platforming is among the best the series has to offer, the 3D platforming, while not bad, isn't quite up to the same quality. This is in part due to controls that can sometimes cause frustration and the overall lack of platforming as you simply slide from side to side as you hurtle forwards. Also of slight disappointment are some of the boss battles, most notably the final boss, which feel a bit out of place and are certainly not as fun as the old classics.

Sonic Generations is quite the anniversary present that I'm sure will not only delight old fans but will likely create some new ones as well! While the game has a couple of missteps, it never falls flat on its face and remains an enjoyable experience from start to end - well recommended!
Posted: April 7th, 2014
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
109 products in account
7 reviews
85.7 hrs on record
This game is awesome. 10/10

It does, however, have some bad technical issues and as such requires a very fast computer to run. Despite that however, there are only a few bugs and this is definitely the best 3d sonic game thus far, barring the sonic stages from SADX/maybe SA2. Even if you can't run this, I beg you to pick up a copy on the 360, however I wouldn't recommend it otherwise as this game has a large and awesome modding community that greatly expands the game's length with level mods.

Oh, and the Unleashed Project should have a permanent home on your hard drive.
Posted: April 28th, 2014
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
115 products in account
12 reviews
5.8 hrs on record
Sonic generations is the best sonic game ever made cause of having 2 sonic with the modern and the good old classic sonic. The graphics itself blew my mind of how outstanding it is and how fun is to race to the end of the stage. But when playing as the modern sonic the music of all the stages have a nice remix and for the classic sonic it was nice to bring back the old classic sonic theme for the 2 stages like green hill and chemical plant stages. The classic sonic acts have a nice sidescrolling action to it but for the modern has a nice fast pace why trying to get to the end. Over all Sonic generations is a great game that brought the best sound track,bosses,and the good old stages from the past sonic games
Posted: May 19th, 2014
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
404 products in account
124 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
Nice game, bad port. Keyboard controls are uncomfortable mess. But game is pretty nice, cute and interesting. Like it.
Posted: April 27th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
64 products in account
10 reviews
10.0 hrs on record
Sonic Generations is very fun, very fast-paced, and has plenty of variety in its gameplay. The music is pulled from games throughout the series' history, so it's great. The visuals are vibrant and detailed- they take a lot of power to render, though, so you'll likely experience frame rate issues on a less powerful PC. Each level is quick and fun, and there's extra challenge modes to keep you at it for a while longer. So will mods, because there's quite a few good ones.

Not everything's great. First and foremost is that this is a port, and a bad one. Many options can only be changed outside the game. The controls are clunky and awkward. Reconfigure them as much as you please, there's no way to make them work perfectly on a keyboard. Doesn't help that all the button prompts show 360 controller buttons instead of keys. I'd definitely play with a controller if I were you.

And if you came for story, leave now. This is a very uninspired plot, really just an excuse to bring back classic levels. The "humor" is dumb. And the voice acting is a mixed bag.

But get the game anyway. It's fun.
Posted: April 29th, 2014
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79 of 86 people (92%) found this review helpful
37 products in account
2 reviews
29.1 hrs on record
This is one of the best Sonic games i have ever played. Much better than recent Lost World. Seemingly just typical PC version platformer, this game has everything that made console ports awesome: satisfying gameplay, great visuals, cool atmosphere, catchy music and some of the very best level design franchise had ever had. On top of that, replay value is top notch, and game constantly rewards players after every collectible and bonus level.

Though, all of those bonus levels aren't fun, and bosses are sort of letdown too, weakest area of the game being the story... i mean... bunch of cutscenes. Extra levels have their moments, some of them being equal to main levels, but many also turn out frustrating, gimmicky and boring. Bosses have moments too, but they are mostly just simple gimmicks. Cutscenes are, however, total missopportunity. Also, take note on length, which depends on how much you want to come back to replay game, or beat friends records online. Also, incredibly weak pinball DLC.

What makes this version best, is the fact that good computer runs it on amazing framerate. Mod support deserves big note here, good ones already existing, new amazing ones still coming. And never have mods been so user friendly or safe to use. That alone adresses lenght issue.

Sonic Generations is not just good Sonic game, this is worthy purchase for all those in need of satisfying, arcade-ish platformer. No other series has seen such an significant step-up for sake of anniversary game.
Posted: October 20th, 2013
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