Sonic Forces

Sonic Team, Sega

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
57
Top Critic Average
13%
Critics Recommend
Based on 90 critic reviews
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Sonic Forces

Rating Summary

Based on 90 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

57

Top Critic Average

13%

Critics Recommend

Based on 90 critic reviews
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Reviews Summary

Frustrating Platforming
Short Length
Lack of Difficulty

Summary: Sonic Forces fails to follow up on Mania's momentum by delivering janky gameplay and bad controls. It's over in a flash and you won't understand a lick of the story. At least you get to make your own character!

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Nov 7, 2017
Xbox OneNov 7, 2017
PCNov 7, 2017
Nintendo SwitchNov 7, 2017

Developer: Sonic Team

Publisher: Sega

Genres: Action, Platformer

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From the team that brought you Sonic Colours and Sonic Generations, comes the next exciting title in the Sonic franchise, Sonic Forces™.

Experience fast-paced action as Modern Sonic, thrilling platforming as Classic Sonic, and utilise powerful new gadgets as your own custom Hero Character. Help Sonic fight back to reclaim the world from Dr. Eggman and a powerful, mysterious new villain.

Three types of gameplay: fast-paced action as Modern Sonic, thrilling platforming as Classic Sonic, and utilise powerful gadgets as your own custom Hero Character

Fight against a brand new mysterious, powerful enemy

Featuring an all-star cast of well-known Sonic franchise heroes and villains

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Strong Head
4
Fair Head
13
Weak Head
44

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Sonic Forces - E3 Trailer

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Sonic Forces: Custom Hero Trailer

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Sonic Forces - First Modern Sonic Gameplay

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PC Gamer

50 / 100
Andy Kelly

Fans might get a kick out of designing their own character, but weak platforming stops Forces dead in its tracks.

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IGN

6.9 / 10.0
IGN

On top of the joy of creating and playing as your own character, there's a lot of goofy charm that makes Sonic Forces hard to be too disappointed with. The graphics are colorful and engaging, and the music is a pumping backdrop for extreme team-ups, super-speed cinematics, and lots of ruminations on the power of friendship. There are some really fun levels in the mix, too, and surprisingly strong boss fights make for some unexpected highlights. But Sonic Forces doesn't build on its handful of good ideas as much as it should, and it screeches to a halt just as it seems to hit its stride.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Though not without its moments, Forces is a depressing return to form for Sonic the Hedgehog after the joys of Mania.

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