Parents' Guide to

Sonic Generations

By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Play as Sonic of past or today in whiz-bang action romp.

Sonic Generations Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 5+

:D

:D
age 4+

Must play.

Sonic Generations is one of the best Sonic games in years, featuring love able characters and fun gameplay. Although worth mentioning is the ability to play as classic and modern Sonic, which is really creative.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (29 ):

Sonic is one of those characters that was great when he first arrived on the video-game scene, but who then struggled through lackluster game releases. But the Sonic that appears in Sonic Generations is a return to the exciting character of old, as this game has the elements of speed and arcade challenges that made the original fun. This new Sonic Generations provide eye candy for Sonic fans with vibrant, exciting graphics. The homage paid to past games is worthy of several smiles and should please veteran gamers as well as make new fans among younger gamers. The replay value is centered on improving scores, but each level can be warped through quickly enough that players don't have to feel they are investing major portions of their day inside this world. Sonic Generations is fun, challenging at times, and a nice comeback effort for the video-game icon.

Game Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate