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Average Player Score Based on 89 ratings
8.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 89 ratings
  1. 10 (28)
  2. 9 (22)
  3. 8 (15)
  4. 7 (14)
  5. 6 (5)
  6. 5 (2)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (1)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:10

    Sonic Mania - The Game We've Been Waiting For

    Sonic Mania... What can I say about this title that hasn't been said by the rest of the Internet already?To put it bluntly: it's the classic Sonic from the 90's, but improved and refined into such a polished gem that shi... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Sonic Mania

  • Rating:8

    Subtle updates smooth out a genuinely nostalgic experience.

    The Sonic the Hedgehog series was the first videogame series that I owned on console. I remember playing all games on the Sega Genesis over and over again, always getting a little farther every time. Sonic Mania is an ab... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Best Sonic game since Sonic and Knuckles

    Anyone who has tried the Sonic games which came after Sonic and Knuckles (which was really just the second half to Sonic 3 but Sega devs couldn't meet deadlines) knows what disappointment is. Every Sonic game between (bu... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Amazing masterpiece by fans.

    I never thought that a fan game could turn into this beloved Sonic collection. This also was the year I gave up,The year I was done with Sonic. But, when I bought this game I was sure surprised that this fan game was my ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Sonic Mania Review

    Sonic Mania serves as an excellent return to form to a series with high high's and low low's. Mania takes everything that made the original Sonic games on the Genesis great, and builds upon most of these design elements ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    A nostalgia trip worth playing

    The classic Sonic games will always be in my heart, especially Sonic 1, 2 & Knuckles all on the Sega Genesis. I still come back to these games now and then ever since I first got my first console at the age of 10, wh... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Sonic Mania Review

    -REVIEW TIME- Sonic Mania) Sonic Mania is a 2D Sonic game made in 2017 by Sonic fans and officially licensed as a Sonic game by Sega as part of Sonics 25th anniversary, and takes the series back to his roots as a 2D p... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Why Sonic Mania is My Favorite Sonic Game

    Sonic Mania ReviewWARNING I WILL SPOIL THE CRAP OUT OF THIS GAME!!!Sonic Mania is something special it's a return to form after twenty years of no classic Sonic games and while the other Sonic games weren't bad (well mo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    a great return.

    with the launch of Sonic Mania came hype and a bit of fear together, since the last games of Sonic were not as good as those of Mega Drive for example, Sonic Generations was the last good game of Sonic, but luckily Sonic... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    This game is nothing more than a heavily polished rehash of the classic games

    It's time for Sonic fans to quit deceiving themselves and accept this fact: This game is a rehash. Pure and simple.I'm not saying it's a bad rehash or even a mediocre one, but it's a rehash nonetheless. Yes, I understand... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful