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Sonic Forces

Sega, Sonic Team
Nov 7, 2017 - Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Top Critic Average


Critics Recommend

No Recommendation
PC Gamer
50 / 100
6.9 / 10
Easy Allies
2.5 / 5
2.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Game Informer
6.5 / 10
5 / 10

Sonic Forces Review Summary

WeakCritic Consensus

Frustrating Platforming

Short Length

Lack of Difficulty

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!

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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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Critic Reviews for Sonic Forces


No Recommendation / Blank

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

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6.9 / 10.0

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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Sonic Forces is a spectacular but empty sugar rush that's over in a blur. Once again, Sonic's return to form falls flat.

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Metro GameCentral

4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Whoever this shoddily made platformer is meant to please it won't be those that like Sonic Mania, or any of the better 3D Sonic games.

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Despite its silly story and inconsistent gameplay, Sonic Forces is a fun adventure and a step in the right direction for 3D Sonic titles

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Sonic Forces consistently fails more than it succeeds, squandering the opportunity to build on the series' past successes.

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