While unfortunate that the PC version of the game has been delayed by two weeks, tomorrow still marks the day that Sonic Mania finally launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The throwback Sonic game brings back the old school style of gameplay fans have loved in the past with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles blazing through familiar and new running grounds, produced by respected community members-turned-professional developers.
The review embargo for Sonic Mania lifted this morning, and the verdict is nothing short of positive all around. At the time of writing, the game is pulling in an aggregated 86% on MetaCritic and 87% on OpenCritic, receiving plenty of praise for its remastered stages and music, but most do share some criticism in there being more remixed levels than there are new ones.
Give the launch trailer a launch above, and check out a few of the reviews for yourselves below!
- SEGAbits: A+
- SEGANerds: 5/5
- The Sonic Stadium: 9/10
- TSSZ: 5/5
- Destructoid: 8/10
- DualShockers: 9/10
- Eurogamer: "Essential."
- GameInformer: 8.5/10
- GameXplain Mini: "Loved."
- The Jimquisition: 9.5/10
- Kotaku: "Great level design, remastered music, bright and colorful experience. Frustrating endgame, short playtime."
- IGN: 8.7/10
- Polygon: 7/10
- TheSixthAxis: 10/10
- The Verge: "This is 'Sonic,' pure and distilled."
- USGamer: 4/5
- Waypoint: "Sonic Mania has fantastic level design and an understanding of what makes Sonic fun."
Stay tuned for our own Gamnesia review of Sonic Mania coming soon.