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It's Sonic's birthday, and all his friends have thrown him a surprise party. Unfortunately, just as the celebration gets underway, a mysterious creature appears in the sky and pulls Sonic and his friends into strange interdimensional portals! This strange creature is wreaking havoc on the time-space continuum, and Sonic along with a younger version of himself end up at the crossroads of time. The two Sonics must work together to restore his history, save his friends, and fix the flow of time!

Sonic Generations is a fast-paced action platform game in the long-running Sonic the Hedgehog series. As part of Sega's 20th Anniversary celebration for the character, is revisits the history of the entire series with famous stages from all of the major titles over the last 20 years. The game is divided into three "eras", each with three stages, which each come from a different game starting from the original Sonic the Hedgehog all the way up to Sonic Colors, and including many of the highs and lows in between.

Each stage in the game comes in two flavors, or "Acts". Act 1 of each stage is played using classic Sonic, whose only abilities are to run, spin jump, and spindash. Act 1 stages are always entirely side-scrolling platform stages, much like the classic 2D titles. Act 2 stages, conversely, are played using Modern Sonic, who loses the spin dash but gains a homing attack and the ability to boost forward at extremely high speeds. Act 2 stages switch between 2D and 3D platform sections as the stage progresses. Both Sonics can earn and equip a wide variety of abilities such as quicker stopping, or new types of shields.

Each Era includes a one-on-one battle against one of Sonic's rivals, and culminates in a reimagined version of a classic boss battle. Clearing stages also opens up a huge number of challenge stages centered around specific side characters or gimmicks. Each main stage also has a set of collectable Red Star Rings to find. Collecting Red Rings, as well as completing challenges, will earn access to new and original music, as well as new and original concept art from across the series' history.

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Sonic: Generations Xbox 360 Stage 1
Sonic: Generations Xbox 360 Sonic died.
Sonic: Generations Xbox 360 Main menu

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Sonic: Generations Screenshot
Sonic: Generations Screenshot
Sonic: Generations Screenshot
Sonic: Generations Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Sonic: Anniversary" -- Working title

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4Players.de Oct 31, 2011 83 out of 100 83
The Video Game Critic Dec 08, 2011 B+ 83
GamesCollection Dec 22, 2011 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Nov 28, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Xboxygen Nov 23, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Nov 11, 2011 8 out of 10 80
411mania.com Dec 04, 2011 7.7 out of 10 77
Gamereactor (Sweden) Oct 31, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Game Critics Dec 04, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Gamernode Feb 22, 2012 3 out of 5 60

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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60836) added Sonic: Generations (Xbox 360) on Dec 31, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (473432) and 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60836)