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7.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 1113 ratings
  1. 10 (213)
  2. 9 (241)
  3. 8 (287)
  4. 7 (156)
  5. 6 (75)
  6. 5 (50)
  7. 4 (22)
  8. 3 (12)
  9. 2 (11)
  10. 1 (46)

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  • User Rating 6

    Just plain boring and dissapointing. Specially the levels.

    Rated on June 27, 2012 by Bastrix

    I know a lot of people are complaining about the controls. Yes they are a bit weird, not exactly the same as on mega drive but for me they were ok, not a big deal. What really kills me is that thi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Its been a long time in the making, and for the most part very much worth the wait.

    Rated on October 13, 2010 by DK123

    Sonic has had a rather bad time of it since the change to 3D in games. Most of the efforts suffered from shoddy camera work and controls and for the most part just didn't work. Sega is hoping to put t...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Sonic's back with a BANG!!

    Rated on October 14, 2010 by NerdyGeekboy

    When I found out that Project Needlemouse turned into this, I was instantly craving this game. Now that I own it, I have to say that it was one of the best $15 I've ever spent. Story: This game tak...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    Fans of the series finally get what they want: less flash, better gameplay.

    Rated on October 14, 2010 by Pierce_Sparrow

    Like many, I grew up on Sonic games. Genesis was my first 16-bit system and Sonic was my first game. And for a while, it was good. Each successive sequel was better than the one before, adding more to...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1

    Sonic is dead

    Rated on October 15, 2010 by imcrasbandicoot

    Paying 15$ for a sonic game might not be so bad, even despite its short length; after all, Sonic 3 was quite short too. The low price tag is especially welcoming for parents who played the old Sonic o...

    10 out of 24 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5

    Just stick with the graphic improvements, leave mechanics alone!

    Rated on October 15, 2010 by rubdanielrub

    SEGA!!! Cool you finally do something right and offer a redo of the 2d era!! I love me some Sonic just like everyone else, well maybe a little more. But what I have to say about this comes from the he...

    5 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Great game

    Rated on October 15, 2010 by Richardlss

    Its hard to believe gamespot gave this such a poor review! It seems they stuck the score on the fact that you have to get extra lives by playing the same board over and over, but I cant help thinking...

    5 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Something about this game just ain't right!

    Rated on October 20, 2010 by Egotte

    After losing about 25 lives on Casino Street Zone 3, I'm about finished with this game. I'm not sure why SEGA and the Sonic Team decided that players loved this type of zone from the old games; as a ...

    7 out of 12 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4

    Terrible physics a Sonic game does not make.

    Rated on October 15, 2010 by Hyper_Shadic

    I wish that I could say that Sonic 4 was a valiant effort. However, I cannot. The game is simply sloppily made. The game made the surprising achievement of being some of the worst Sonic physics I've h...

    7 out of 16 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Don't let nitpicking reviewers steer you away from this faithful and fun sequel.

    Rated on October 16, 2010 by DPoolX

    People expecting Sonic 4 to be an amazing feat of gaming clearly have this series confused with something else. It won't blow you away with innovations, but for those of you who grew up with Sonic on ...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.