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Sonic Mania

Rating Summary

Based on 125 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

97%

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Reviews Summary

Authentic '90s Gameplay
Incredible Tunes
Fast-Paced Fun

Summary: 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.

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 15, 2017
Xbox OneAug 15, 2017
PCAug 29, 2017
Nintendo SwitchAug 15, 2017

Developers: Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, PagodaWest Games

Publisher: Sega

Genres: Action, Platformer

Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army. Go head-to-head with players in Competition Mode or play in Co-Op Mode with a friend. Sonic Mania is developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games in collaboration with Sonic Team. Welcome to Sonic Mania!

Where to Buy

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Review Data

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Mighty Head
60
Strong Head
21
Fair Head
4
Weak Head
0

Trailers

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Sonic Mania - Opening Animation

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PC Gamer

82 / 100
Andy Kelly

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

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IGN

8.7 / 10.0
IGN

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

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Eurogamer

Essential
Eurogamer

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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Recent News

The Next Big Sonic The Hedgehog Game Is In Development

The Next Big Sonic The Hedgehog Game Is In Development

Sega made the announcement during a SXSW panel today

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Here are the Worst Characters in Sonic Mania Plus

Here are the Worst Characters in Sonic Mania Plus

Some people downright hate Sonic Mania. The game is a great homage to the original Sonic games, and there's a lot to love about its variety bag of mechanics. However, if you're considering the characters alone, hating the game isn't such a stretch. We give you the rundown on the worst characters in the game.

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Sonic Mania Plus DRM Protection Slowing Down Legitimate Copies

Sonic Mania Plus DRM Protection Slowing Down Legitimate Copies

Some users have found that the Sonic Mania Plus DRM is slowing down legitimate copies of the game. Users are blaming Sega for sloppily implementing Denuvo, a popular anti-tampering technology.

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Sonic Mania Plus has classic-style covers for your nostalgic needs

Sonic Mania Plus has classic-style covers for your nostalgic needs

You can flip around your box art and pretend it’s 1991 all over again

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Cross-Play Podcast Episode 12: Throwing Hands with Sonic Stans

Cross-Play Podcast Episode 12: Throwing Hands with Sonic Stans

The Cross-Play podcast is back, with Episode 12 seeing the boys tackle the uproar surrounding GR's recent Sonic Mania Plus review, along with share the winners of their exciting giveaway!

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Sonic Fans are Angry With Us Because People Don’t Understand How Reviews Work

Sonic Fans are Angry With Us Because People Don’t Understand How Reviews Work

Sonic Mania Plus fans are not happy with our review of the game, as the result of a fundamental misunderstanding of how the review process works.

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Sonic Mania’s Encore DLC spin-dashes onto stores today

Sonic Mania’s Encore DLC spin-dashes onto stores today

Sonic Mania's Encore DLC is out now, giving us a great reason to run through the entire game again. Just be ready for a stiff challenge as the hurt ramps up.

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Sonic spins big discounts from Fanatical's Sega Week Sale | PC Gamer

Sonic spins big discounts from Fanatical's Sega Week Sale | PC Gamer

Mania, Forces and Generations go for cheap.

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