Sonic Colors: Ultimate Reviews

Sonic Colors: Ultimate is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2021

The new content introduced in Sonic Colors: Ultimate is unremarkable, but the base game still remains one of the best examples of how a modern Sonic game should be, even nearly 11 years later.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
6 / 10
Sep 7, 2021

Technically it's still the best modern Sonic, if you don't count Sonic Mania, but time has not been particularly kind and neither has this unambitious remaster.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2021

It might sound hyperbolic because Colors is one of the better ones to trot out, but I hope this ensures that Sega stops trying to hide its Sonic history. Bring out the Unleashed and Black Knight remasters, even if they’ll need more smoothing than Colors. Sonic has a long and turbulent history, but everyone deserves to see it without tracking down used copies of forgotten games.

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86 / 100
Dec 21, 2021

‎A very complete game that knows how to capture the essence of Sonic, especially in its 3D aspect. It is not the most spectacular version, but it is enjoyed equally (and also anywhere)‎

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89 / 100
Sep 1, 2021

Sonic Colours Ultimate, the beloved return colored and brightest than ever, with improvements and a new mode called 'Rival Rush' to test your skills against Metal Sonic. Did you think Sonic Colours radiated with so much power that it was already phenomenal? SEGA has taken one step further and delivered even more hours of fun with this remaster.

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8 / 10
Sep 1, 2021

Refined controls, a revamped soundtrack, and some new features still make Sonic Colors: Ultimate a game that fans of the franchise will surely enjoy.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2021

A good remaster for one of the most appreciated 3D chapters of the franchise.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2021

Sonic Colours: Ultimate varies the traditional gameplay with new mechanics that will delight younger players. The new mechanics and a few moments make it an interesting but somewhat accessible Sonic for veterans.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2021

Sonic Colors Ultimate has very little to make it an essential purchase, unless of course you are a huge fan of the original and want a sugary nostalgia rush.

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Sep 1, 2021

Sonic Colors: Ultimate provides a good time from start to finish. It's as true as a modern Sonic game can be.

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65 / 100
Sep 5, 2021

Sonic Colors is still a great game, but Ultimate is lackluster at best. It's glitchy, visually inconsistent, and has some abysmal mixing that makes it impossible to hear the excellent soundtrack, let alone the new remixes.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2021

Sonic Colors Ultimate is definitely conjuring up memories of the 3D Sonic era in its execution. This game was considered a hidden gem back in the day, but really is just one of the better 3D Sonic games. It still doesn’t come close to matching the excitement of the classic style or even the more recent Sonic Mania. Sonic just works best in 2D and while Colors does some interesting things with its game play, it still only serves as the best of a worse situation.

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8 / 10
Sep 7, 2021

Sonic Colors: Ultimate remasters the original 2010 release on the Wii, upping the graphics and offering more ways to enjoy the game. Despite some speed bumps, Sonic Colors: Ultimate is a worthwhile revisit to one of the series' greatest adventures, and stands heads and Tails above many other 3D Sonic games. This is Sonic done right, and having it modernized and on PC at last is a treat for fans and newcomers alike.

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JVL
Julius007
Top Critic
14 / 20
Sep 6, 2021

Even if it turns out to be annoying at times and has not got rid of the inherent flaws of 3D episodes, this Sonic Colours Ultimate is still a good game. The app has received a welcome facelift, except in the cutscenes, and deserves a second chance, because even in 2021, if other games have shown that the blue hedgehog is still valiant, it remains one of the best Sonic of the post-Dreamcast era. Which is still not nothing.

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86 / 100
Sep 1, 2021

Great Sonic games are a rare breed. At least from a gameplay perspective, it’s tough to nail that balance between blistering speed and precise controls. While Colors: Ultimate never reaches that platonic ideal, it gets pretty close! Really, it’s hard to ask for much more than that. Plus, the writing is snappy, the graphics are vibrant, the soundtrack is amped up, and the difficulty scales up nicely. You can glimpse the plateau of mastery on the horizon, and it feels attainable. As far as remasters go, everything looks and feels great. There’s not a ton of new content, but the original release is still very strong. If you’ve been searching for the elusive ‘good’ Sonic game, then Sonic Colors: Ultimate will easily scratch that itch.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2021

Sonic Colours: Ultimate improves on the fine game released many years ago on Wii, but after all this time it was fair to expect something more, especially for the hedgehog's 30th birthday.

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6 / 10
Sep 1, 2021

Sonic Colors: Ultimate is the best version of an okay game. It's certainly among the hedgehog's better outings since his Genesis heyday, but it suffers from typically frustrating controls and level design. The Wisps provide variety and replay value, and the remaster adds some fun new features in addition to the visual enhancements. This 11-year-old Sonic title is one worth experiencing, but just be aware of its rough edges before you spin dash into the action.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2021

When comparing it to other 3D Sonic titles, Sonic Colours is easily one of the better entries in the storied annals of the spiny speedster. It's an audiovisual delight, and more often than not, calls upon the spirit of speed that made this a household name. Unfortunately, it still carries plenty of the baggage from older 3D Sonic games in terms of unnecessary difficulty spikes, and inconsistent switching between 3D and 2.5D.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Overall, for Sonic purists there’s undoubtedly a great time to be had with Sonic Colors: Ultimate. For those who are more fairweather Sonic fans or are looking for a new adventure to dive into, the game might be a little more of a challenge to enjoy.

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60 / 100
Sep 10, 2021

Sonic Colors Ultimate tries to offer a remastering of the original Wii, but fails in multiple areas. Although the base experience is still fun, this job leaves a lot to be desired.

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