Sonic Mania header image

Sonic Mania

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

OpenCritic Rating


Top Critic Average


Critics Recommend

8.7 / 10
PC Gamer
82 / 100
Easy Allies
4.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
9 / 10
7 / 10

Sonic Mania Review Summary

MightyCritic Consensus

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.

Share This Game:

Epic Games Store

Sonic Mania Trailers

Sonic Mania - Launch Trailer thumbnail

Sonic Mania - Launch Trailer

Sonic Mania - Opening Animation thumbnail

Sonic Mania - Opening Animation

Sonic Mania Gameplay Trailer thumbnail

Sonic Mania Gameplay Trailer

Sonic Mania Screenshots

Critic Reviews for Sonic Mania


8.7 / 10.0

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

Read full review

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

Read full review

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

Read full review

Metro 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.

Read full review

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

Read full review

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

Read full review

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.

Read full review

OpenCritic Coverage

June's PS Now Titles Are Available Now

June's PS Now Titles Are Available Now

Gamers can now play this month's PS Now games

Read more

Sonic Mania Plus gets a release date & a great new trailer

Sonic Mania Plus gets a release date & a great new trailer

Read more