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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Xbox 360)

Critic Score
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User Score
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall User Score (19 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Les chiffres parlent pour nous : Sonic the Hedgehog 2 est le jeu le plus vendu sur la Megadrive. Les développeurs de chez SEGA ont su récupérer ce qui a fait le succès du premier volet (gameplay, level design) et ont ajouté une bonne dose de nouveautés. Un excellent jeu, qui encore aujourd’hui fait figure de référence en matière de jeu de plates-formes en 2D.
Eurogamer.net (UK)
It's also much cheaper. Just GBP 4.25 will buy you hours of fun. Not millions of hours, because games were shorter in those days. Not all of them were better, but Sonic 2 is an all-time great.
Xboxdynasty (XD)
Der Sega Mega Drive war meine erste Konsole und Sonic 2 war mein erstes Spiel, immer, wenn ich dieses Spiel spiele, fühle ich mich wieder wie der kleine Junge von damals. Ich habe es als 7 jähriger geliebt und liebe es heute noch, Sonic 2 ist ein zeitloser Klassiker, der nie langweilig wird und extrem hohen Wiederspielwert besitzt. Jeder, der diesen Titel noch nicht gespielt hat, sollte nicht lange überlegen und bei dem sehr günstigen Preis von 400 MS Points zuschlagen.
Assuming you haven't already had your fill of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on other systems, you won't do yourself wrong by spending 400 points to download the Xbox Live Arcade rendition of it. The addition of achievements injects an extra layer of purpose into the already superb single-player mode, while the ability to compete against other people online in the multiplayer mode offers a lot of replay value that other renditions of the game lack.
Game Positive
Ultimately, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a classic retro title with much more content than the first in the series. It's a shame there's no online co-op element included, but there's still hours of fun to be had here at a very reasonable 400 points. For younger players who've never played a Sonic game, this is a great place to start. For fans of the series from years gone by, the slightly disappointing online options still won't detract from the addictively fun gameplay. With its bright and colorful graphics looking as good today as they did all those years ago, this is a fantastic addition to Sega's XBLA collection.