Sonic Mania

Rating Summary

Based on 125 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 125 critic reviews
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82 / 100
Sep 1, 2017

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

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IGN

Top Critic

8.7 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

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

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Essential
Aug 14, 2017

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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Aug 15, 2017
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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

9 / 10
Aug 14, 2017

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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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

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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9 / 10
Aug 14, 2017

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

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7 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

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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Unscored
Aug 14, 2017

Sonic Mania clearly articulates Sonic's true appeal: Sonic is pure joy, a spinning ball of fun blazing a trail towards the next adventure.

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Aug 14, 2017

Sonic Mania is a brilliant return to form for the series' long-time away from traditional 2D games. Even if a few less remixed stages and more new zones would have been a nice change of pace, Sonic Mania's joyful level of ingenuity even in reimagining familiar sights is a testament to some of the franchise's best days.

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