Sonic Mania

Sonic Mania 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.

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Based on 125 critic reviews
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5 / 5.0
Jan 12, 2019

Sonic Mania is simply one of the best sonic games in the last 25 years. It’s highly polished, well designed and brilliantly fun. It’s everything the sonic fan in me wanted making a must play.

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Shayan Karami

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85 / 100
Nov 19, 2017

Sonic Mania has Successfully stayed true to its roots and delivers a memorable and rapturous experience that satisfies every Sonic fan out there.

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Oct 8, 2017

"The best 2D Sonic since the first three."

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Sep 28, 2017

Sonic Mania distills Sonic down to its basic elements, resulting in a wonderfully lean Hedgehog throwback. Unfortunately, DRM issues prevent Sonic Mania from blazing a truly excellent trail.

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84 / 100
Sep 11, 2017
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10 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2017

Finally, we have the return to form that Sonic fans have been waiting for all these years. This isn't just one of the best Sonic games of recent years, but one of the best Sonic games full stop. You owe it to yourself to get a copy of this masterpiece.

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90 / 100
Sep 7, 2017

Whether you like the old Sonic games or the new ones, or even if you've never played one before, Sonic Mania holds plenty of fun for everyone.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2017

Best Sonic 2D of all times.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2017

Sonic Mania is not only one of the best titles in the series, but is also one of the best platformer games in recent years. It's clear that this game is made by people who really love the series and definitely knew what they were doing; because it's full of nostalgia, color, passion and personality. If you're a fan of sonic series or platformer games, you should not miss Sonic Mania

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9 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2017

Sonic Mania is a franchise's identity found. It's simple, it's straightforward, it's what Sonic should be. The developers have gone back to the drawing board and have given new life to a franchise hat was on its last legs just a few years ago. This may be new life into the series, and here's hoping that it continues to be so.

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