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

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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
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    • 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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Lieutenant Walrus
127.8 hrs
Posted: August 31
Sonic Generations is one of the best Sonic games in the past decade. it takes the best levels from all previous games in the series. But what sets this game apart from most simple collections is that you can play as the modern boost sonic, OR classic 2d only sonic with the spindash. The other difference is that classic sonic levels focus more on 2d platforming while modern sonic focusses more on dodging and just going fast in 3d and saves playtfroming for 2d sections.

Another thing worth mentioning is the mod support for this game. You have mods for all sorts of thing like custom levels, playable side-characters, voice actors, playable fan-characters, new music, Better optimization, Shaders, even the Unleashed Project which ports every day stage in Sonic Unleashed to Generations. I would go as far as to compare the mod support for this game to Cod WAW, or mabye even Skyrim. And it's still going!

On to the story. It goes as following, "It's Modern Sonic's birthday and all his friends are there to celebrate. After a while a strange monster shows up and tosses all of sonic's friends into a white limbo. Meanwhile you cut to Classic Sonic and complete a recreation of act 1 of green hill zone but soon after same monster as before shows up and takes Classic Sonic. you then return to Modern Sonic as he wakes up in the white limbo where in a colorless green hill zone is there. since he has nothing else to do he decides to go to the level (This is when you get to play the game)." This might sound like a lot but it happens in 10mins of skippable cutscenes.

Overall I'de give this game an 8/10. What it lacks in its simple story is made up for it in gameplay and mod support. As a Sonic fan it pains me to see IGN hate a good game series like sonic and give every new COD or Mario 10/10s for "inovation".I hope that they don't make unfare reviews of Sonic Mania and Sonic Project 2017 although they probably will anyway.
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10.8 hrs
Posted: August 31
Good game :^ )
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22.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
-It's a Sonic game where you play as Sonic.
-It's a Sonic game where you play as Sonic and it's good.
-No dumb gimicks. Just go fast and don't get hit.
-You go fast. Like, really fast.
-No werehog in sight.
-No Chip in sight.
-Seriously, Chip is not in this game and that's pretty great.
-Works great on PC (for me)
-Has a suprisingly good moding community.

-Some side missions are pretty annoying.
-The final boss is garbage.
-If only Sonic had a scarf...

Seriously, if Chip shows up in another Sonic game, it better be just his rotting corpse.
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23.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
A wonderful blend of Classic and Modern Sonic, combining and utilizing the mechanics of both while traveling through 9 zones based on Sonic titles, as well as 90 challenge maps based on those levels, plus four boss fights.
Pros and Cons
+Amazing music
+Gorgeous visuals in motion
+Great variety in level themes
+Fantastic gameplay if you can get into it, but Sonic goes VERY FAST
-Stability issues in win 10
-Learning curve can be more frustrating to new players than you'd expect
-No levels from Sonic 3 or Sonic CD, boo!
-And then Sonic is hurled off a cliff

This game is essentially a road-map to effectively pursuing user nostalgia. Playing Modern Sonic in Classic Sonic levels rendered in HD makes you wistful for what could be, and vice versa.
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19.9 hrs
Posted: August 30
Love this game brings back memories when i used to play games like sonic heroes and the classics
not to mention the epic soundtrack from the past 20 years!!!
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2.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
Very good Sonic game where you play as modern Sonic and the classic Sonic of the megadrive era.
You play across already classic levels of the franchise with updated graphics and gameplay.
While playing modern Sonic you can boost through the levels at great speed. And as classic Sonic you can spin dash, and the entire levels are in 2.5D.

To me, Sonic Generations is the best 3D Sonic game since Sonic Adventure DX. It's very colorful, includes different levels one another, and the gameplay is just very good as both Sonics.

The game is very well optimised.

I would rate this game an 8.5/10
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12.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
AWESOME F###ING GAME!!!!!!! The downside is that i faze through walls and the lips arent in sync BUT AWESOME GAMEPLAY!!!
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22.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
Great Sonic game with lots of bugs.
Mostly great experience with some frustrating parts.
I've been a Sonic fan since first game and this game satisfied me very much.
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9.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
Very good game, I like playing it with my kindergarten friend Little Timmy.
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Pingas Man #TeamInstinct
19.9 hrs
Posted: August 26


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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
After Sonic the Hedgehog on the Genesis, I never really played Sonic games. I discovered this one on Extra Play and decided to give it a go. I really have to say that it's soooo good. Even though I grew up with Mario instead of Sonic, I really appreciate what Sega and the Sonic Team did here. That feeling of going fast is definitely addictive. Some time ago, I played Racing Transformed and was impressed of how much better I preferred that game over the Mario Kart and now I have to admit that this one is the - for me - the better jump and run as well.

The only bad thing about this game: It made me realize that I had the wrong consoles on my wishlist when I was a child and therefore probably missed way too many great games :D.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
One of the best 3D Sonic games out there, it has solid level design, great controls and some really nice graphics. It's a great celebration of everything that made Sonic an icon in the first place, highly recommended for anyone into Sonic or platformers in general! [8.8/10]
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Sonic Generations is the 20th anniversary game and features both the 2D and 3D gameplay from past Sonic the Hedgehog games. So, to know if this game is worth to be played, let’s get down the road and review this game.

The game starts as Sonic from the past (who is known as Classic Sonic is this game) running at Green Hill Zone when a weird monster-like creature appeared. In the next part, Sonic from the present (who is known as Modern Sonic) gets a surprise birthday party from his friends. But before they could start celebrating, the monsters-thingy appeared out of nowhere and kidnaps Sonic’s friends and Sonic chases the monster to save his friends. Modern Sonic travels throughout different levels that seem to be very familiar to him, and realizes that he had visited the zones before- he traveled back to the past. There, he met someone who look like him, albeit younger. Modern Sonic teams up with his past self, Classic Sonic, to save their friends and restore color to the world.

This game has two gameplay style based on your character. Classic Sonic represents the games from the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and features 2D gameplay, while Modern Sonic represents the games from the 3D games such as Sonic Adventures and features its 3D platforming gameplay. You can choose freely who to use when you’re at the hub are of the game or when selecting a level. Act 1 is Classic Sonic while Act 2 is Modern Sonic.
Classic Sonic features skills that he used before from classic titles. Classic Sonic uses skills like Spin Dash and Spin Charge to boost his speed and attack enemies. You could also use the down on the analog stick while running to attack enemies. Since he is in a 2D environment, Sonic could only move left and right to proceed throughout the level.
Modern Sonic features skills that are used in 3D Sonic the Hedgehog titles such as Sonic Adventures. Modern Sonic can move freely on the field and can Auto Lock-On enemies to use Homing Attack. Modern Sonic can use the X Button to Dash at enemies at full speed and it has a meter that can be replenished using Rings that are scattered throughout the level.
The goal of each level is simple: Run through the 3 stages, play the challenges to get the keys to the boss then defeat the boss to unlock the next 3 stages. Challenges offers different goals to complete it such as using a certain power up, defeating a doppelganger, teaming up with another character, and many more.

The graphics of this game looks great even though it was released back in 2011. The art style is nice, as the stages greatly resembles its appearance from the game where it came from and the characters were created neatly. The water movement from water levels also has its graphics rendered very well. The animation for wind effects, fiery explosion, facial expressions were great and well animated. The aesthetics for the buildings and smoke in Crisis City Zone, the seafloor at the Seaside Hill Zone, the skyscrapers at Speed Highway Zone are very excellent, as if you’re looking at a piece of art.
My only problem is the Hub Zone. It was very bland compared to the hub zones in Sonic Adventure. Also, you can only explore the hub in a side scrolling fashion, but not in 3D open world exploration. Although maybe it’s because of the game’s story? Oh.

Most Sonic games’ soundtracks were a piece of art and give us thrills and excitement throughout a level. Well, guess what? Those soundtracks are back and some of them are remixed to suit the level. Playable stages had their themes remixed and both 2D and 3D version of each stage has its own remixed theme. For example, the theme for Green Hill Zone Act 1 (Classic Stage) has the music closely resemble the Genesis version while Act 2 (Modern Stage) gives an upbeat music compare to the Act 1 version.
Other tracks from other Sonic games such as Open your Heart and Live and Learn can be collected and use that soundtrack to change the stage’s music. Who wouldn’t want to run on Speed Highway with Live and Learn as the background music?

The game is divided into three segments: Classic or Genesis era, Dreamcast era, and Modern era. They each have 3 stages from the games of their respective era, along with a boss stage and a rival stage. You will see stages such as Green Hill Zone, Chemical Plant, City Escape, and so on. These stages are created to mimic their appearances from past Sonic games and has a major overhaul for 2D and 3D gameplay. For example, the Green Hill Zone’s Act stage is based on the stage of the same name from the very first stage of Sonic the Hedgehog game on Genesis. It has its 3 act combined into 1 stage for Sonic Generations in the 2D segment and created an entirely new version of the stage for the 3D gameplay of Modern Sonic.
The game also features extra stages were you can do challenges like gathering certain amount of rings or catching certain number of Chaos. It’s a great and fun alternative when you wanted to replay a stage but with more challenge. Finishing them gives you unlockables such as artwork, concept art, and music from other Sonic titles.
Characters from the Sonic franchise appears and although not playable, they served as Sonic’s friend/rival on different extra stages. Characters like Knuckles and Tails help Sonic in some stage like destroying an obstacle. They also appear as rivals, like Knuckles having a race against Sonic.
Despite that, the extra stages were kind of repetitive due to the challenges mostly racing, collecting certain number of rings or reach the goal before time runs out.

After suffering from broken games these past few years (*cough* Sonic 06 *cough*) Sega managed to create a great game that gives both nostalgic and new feel to gamers. Not only that they presented and combined some amazing stages, but they also managed to recreate it without losing its touch. The stages are still awesome like their past counterpart. The story feels a little weak compare to the story of Sonic Adventure and Sonic Colors, but still is great since it was simple, unlike the Sonic 06 complicated story. The game was great and I recommend this game to you all gamers out there.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Sonic Generations is one of the best Sonic Games to come out in a while. It has a minimal story, and focuses where it really counts, on the gameplay. It's hybrid combination of 2D and 3D Platforming does a great job of both refrencing it's past, while being an interesting take on a modern platformer.
With it's plyethera of well-designed, satsifying levels, all of which are inspired by some of the best levels of the series, there is a lot to do. Especially seeing as how not only does each level have two verison of it, one in which a modern verison of the titular character Sonic goes through in a hybrid 3D-2D approach, and the other where a retro version of him goes through in a pure 2D stage. And then there is numerous challenges for each stage, and on every verison of the stage five red coins to collect which unlock behind-the-scenes content for the game. And finally, on every stage you get a grade, so you can always keep playing to get the best grade, and the best time.
Other things to be mentioned are that the soundtrack is a supberb reimagining of music from previous titles, and that the art style is clean and high fidelity, yet still retains that Sonic vibe.
Even though this is a clear gift to long-time Sonic series fans, this is game I'd recommend to both long-term Sonic fans, and those not familar with the series up to this point. It's a great game, and has the ability to keep you beating levels at the speed of sound for a long time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
This game is amazing on PC. I originally bought it for console and I witnessed the frame dips....but in PC I experienced no frame dips or slow down! I have been converted to PC master race.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Sonic Generations is the last good Sonic game as of this review. If you are to get any Sonic game on Steam, please make it this one, or Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Trust me. This game gives you an awesome sense of speed that makes you strive to get the best time in each level, each mission.

That's not to say that there aren't any complaints though.

1. The game is VERY short, you can easily beat this game in less than 4 hours, which is a let down for a game released in 2011.
2. Despite trying to capture the best of Sonic's best adventures in the last 20 years, the game features only 9 stages, which, I mean, there are a good 60 Sonic games out there they could've taken stages from.
3. The bosses are embarrassingly easy.

But here are the good things about the game!

1. Each level is built with much love put into them, you will easily remember back to the days of the Genesis and Dreamcast with each and every reference and easter egg.
2. The gameplay is very fun, and it's always a blast to go at the speed of sound. Modern Sonic's gameplay is a vast improvement over that of Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors, providing more emphasis on 3D gameplay, rather than 2D gameplay. Classic Sonic's gameplay is a remix of the original Sonic game's playstyle, although not a perfect emulation of the classic physics. This however, doesn't affect how much fun it is to still play as Classic Sonic.
3. Fantastic graphics, and the modding community is still alive for this game, expect mods just about every month, adding new stages, new characters, and new features. It's always fun to play ported Sonic Unleashed stages on here!

I highly recommend this game to any 3D platforming lover, and Sonic fan!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
This is definitely one of the best Sonic games out there.
It's beautiful.
It's controls are fluid
And the story isn't half bad, although very short and simple
It has a couple funny moments but it's obvious Generations was meant to focus more on gameplay than anything
I found myself replaying each level at least five more times after the inital completion, and the game seems very easy to 100% in achievements, although it will take some time. The biggest chore you'll have is collecting all the red stars, but that's it.
I paid $30 for this game, and I think that money was very well spent. I'll be around still playing this game for months probably.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
I discovered there were Sonic the Hedgehog games on Steam.

I found Sonic Generations.

I bought the game.


I found out everyone lied on their reviews....

I was stunned. There was no lag, the game looked beautiful, and the audio was perfect. I have 100% the game yet, since I can't find the red star rings in Planet Wisp. (Man I hate that world) The story, MAN the story was good. It was worth buying this game AND an Xbox controller to play it. Now, you dont NEED the controller, but I found it easier to play with one.

Now, without giving a ton of spoilers, I'll tell the story. It's Sonic's birthday and pretty much everyone but Shadow came to celebrate (because Shadow's a grump). But an evil shadow monster guy came and stole all of Sonic's friends because he wasn't invited. Sonic got knocked out and wakes up in the hub world. Now he has to save the day like the pro he his. But WAIT, there's more! What is this? TWO Sonics? And TWO Tails? W-wait... why two Tails?... IDK. Well, 7 or 8 stages aren't enough? How about two types of each stage! And old bosses! Want to beat up Shadow? Of course you do! Want to beat up Silver? Of course you don't but you're gonna do it anyways!

So there's your "what the heck" summary of your story, because you're gonna play it and I wont spoil too mumch. Onto the GAMEPLAY!

Modern Sonic plays like he does in the day stages of Unleashed, and for you poor souls who have not played the game, he gotta go fast and he's rolling around at the speed of sound. Classic Sonic is more based on platforming and doesn't have a homing attack or boost, a factor I strongly disliked as kept trying to use homing when there was none. The controls are responsive, unlike what others say, so don't you worry about that. They never failed on me.

Now, what about those red star rings you mentioned before, I can't hear you ask. They're the collectibles of the game. And ones I actually bothered to collect. I'm not a big collecting person, I'm more in games for the story and gameplay. I never try to collect them normally. But 10 per world (counthing the modern and classic variant) was so small to me, and something about the giant pretty red ring made me want to get them. And so I pretty much got them all.

Also, Sonic is so strong all he has to do is give Perfect Chaos a headache to beat it. Take THAT, Shadow!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
As a HUGE Sonic nerd myself, I have to say, this is one of the best Sonic games yet! The graphics and gameplay are really smooth, and Sonic is actually pretty fast in this game, unlike in some others... (cough) Sonic Lost World (cough)

There are some pretty awesome scenes throughout out the games, too, like escaping from the Mega Chopper. This game is just amazingly detailed and really has a vibe that not many other Sonic games have brought before. I definitely recommend this game to someone who's new to the Sonic franchise.

P.S, Time Eater's hard ;~;
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 26


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