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Sonic Mania

Sega, Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, PagodaWest Games
Aug 15, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8.7 / 10
PC Gamer
82 / 100
Eurogamer
Essential
Easy Allies
4.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
Polygon
7 / 10

Sonic Mania Review Summary

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Authentic '90s Gameplay

Incredible Tunes

Fast-Paced Fun

After far too many years, Sega has finally released a Sonic the Hedgehog game that lives up to its Genesis legacy. With amazing new levels and new spins on old classics, the Blue Blur may never have been better.


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Sonic Mania Gameplay Trailer


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Critic Reviews for Sonic Mania

IGN

8.7 / 10.0
IGN

Sonic Mania is the classic throwback longtime series fans have been clamoring for.

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A breakneck platformer that uses classic Sonic as a foundation for something fresh and exciting.

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1992 is alive and well. Christian Whitehead and team turn in a beautiful rewrite of the 16-bit Sonic games with all-new stages.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A touching, and highly playable, labour of love by fans that understand Sonic The Hedgehog better than Sega ever has in the last 20+ years.

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Sonic Mania succeeds in paying homage to the classic '90s entries that so many fans remember fondly, and in the process delivers the best Sonic game in decades

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Sonic Mania is both an evolution of the series' iconic formula and the best Sonic game ever made.

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If more of what Sonic is what you want, then this is very much that, but more, and bigger, and faster. But for me, as someone with fond memories but key criticisms, Sonic Mania seems content to paint over some of the series' problems rather than fix them, making for a game that falls a little short of what might have been.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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