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 (2,065 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 3, 2011

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Includes 17 items: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Sonic 3D Blast™, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine™, Sonic Spinball™, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic Generations - Casino Nights DLC, Sonic CD, Sonic Generations, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode I, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode II, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sonic Adventure 2, SONIC ADVENTURE 2: BATTLE, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed: Metal Sonic & Outrun DLC

 

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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

    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
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
206.3 hrs on record
I like running fast to Japanese music.
Safety strats.
Blastoff jump fun.
10/10
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
Literally
Posted: October 18
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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
DIS GAEM ISH 2FAST ALL U SCRUBS MUST GET IT 2 GO FAST
Posted: October 1
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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:

Pros:
-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.

Cons:
-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
14.1 hrs on record
You can play through City Escape again.

10/10.
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.

3.2/10
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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17.6 hrs on record
Playing this game was pretty fun.
Controls well. Brings back classic stages. Adds a story.
And playing some of the stages from the older games is fun especially the opposite era (Like Modern sonic in Genesis titles and Classic sonic in everything else)

Still @#$% Planet Wisp though... and the machspeed segments in all the levels ESPECIALLY the stage (of which I can't remember as of now ) from Sonic 06 UGH! Oh GAWD WHY!

The challenges for both classic and modern sonic stages adds "more" to the game I guess. Just throwing some difficulties and stuff in there in which you would normally not do.

However I wish each stage had its own boss like in the classic games and then a final boss although that might be overkill I guess? Probably an idea they had but didn't implement because it'd be too much.

I'd say give it a try if you were skeptical but overeall its still your blue blur of fur.
Posted: September 28
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20.4 hrs on record
Sonic Generations is a pleasure to play, coming from a long-time Sonic fan. It serves as a 'love letter' of sorts to old-school Sonic fans. It is technically very unrated, with the Hedgehog Engine now being very versitile and with few bugs (in my experience) and quite a bit more polish since it's first appearance in Sonic Unleashed. The levels are rich with detail and personality, and none of the game feels rushed or cheapened. The story is forgettable and you WON'T find yourself invested in it in the slightest. SEGA definately put a lot of effort and affection into this title. In my oppinion, this game raises the bar again... But for how long... :p
Posted: October 8
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9.6 hrs on record
The truest return to form the Sonic franchise could ever have. Generations polishes the gameplay from Unleashed (Daytime) and Colors to absolute perfection for the Modern Acts while perfectly emulating the feel of Genesis gameplay in the Classic Acts. If you've ever enjoyed a Sonic game in the past, this is a must-have.
Posted: October 10
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140.6 hrs on record
So have you ever wanted to play a classic sonic game and a modern sonic game at the same time well BOOOM (mind blowm) thats where this game comes in play against rivals from sonic's past like metal sonic and shadow not only that but sonic's friends are in danger you need to play both acts of stages and save them also with a few easter eggs see if you can find them all
Posted: October 10
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51.3 hrs on record
If you like Sonic, then this is the game for you! It has great graphics, a great soundtrack, and challenging but fun stages and bosses!
Posted: October 10
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13.1 hrs on record
he went so fast he went back in time
10/10
Posted: September 26
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10.0 hrs on record
I found this game to be a great comeback from its predecessors. I guess 3D sonic can be fun, but this one takes the game back to its roots - in a very good way. If you like Sonic and are contemplating which one would be the most fun to play, you have found it on this page. Click the "Add to Cart" button and prepare for some nostalgia and fun.
Posted: September 28
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7.4 hrs on record
Absolutely amazing game, best 3D sonic game since Sonic Adventure, really can't complain at all, really enjoyed this and I plan on going back and 100%ing it asap XD
Posted: September 29
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22.5 hrs on record
Great game, but crashed at least 20 times in one playthrough.
Posted: September 29
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