Top 5 Sonic games of all time

Top 5 Sonic games of all time

Sonic is one of the most beloved game series of all time, with new games popping up all the time. However, the fact of the matter is that with so many games under its umbrella, it’s only natural that some of them are better than others.

Today, we’re here to take a closer look at the long-running Sonic series in an effort to determine which games deserve to be called the best of the best. Naturally, while these are strictly our opinions only and the list can potentially change based on another player’s experience, we tried to be as fair as possible.

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#5: Sonic The Hedgehog (1991)

Sonic the Hedgehog

Starting off our list is the game that started it, Sonic The Hedgehog! It launched on the SEGA Megadrive/Genesis, where the title turned out to be one of the defining games of that generation of consoles thanks to its fresh take on platforming that focused on speed and momentum.

Sonic The Hedgehog’s gameplay was you moving left and right at high speeds while making sure you don’t hit random obstacles like jump pads or spikes. Unlike newer Sonic games where you could charge your Spin Dash, in this title, you must start running and crouch to use the ability, letting you destroy Robotnik’s robots without jumping on them.

#4: Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (2001)

Next up, we’ve got the enhanced version of Sonic Adventure 2. Sonic Adventure 2 Battle is considered the best Sonic game of all time amongst fans of the series, at least on the 3D side of things. What separates Sonic Adventure 2 Battle from Sonic Adventure 2 are the better visuals, quality of life improvements, and an overhaul of the Chao Garden. It’s impossible to talk about the game without mentioning the multiplayer mode.

Sonic Adventure 2 Battle has you playing multiple characters like Sonic, Shadow, Tails, Eggman, Knuckles, and Eggman. Sonic and Shadow’s stages consist of what Sonic games are known for. High-speed action where you must make split-second decisions if you want to secure the A rank. Tails and Eggman’s stages have you controlling either of them while they’re on a slow mech, where you must reach the end of the stage while gliding and shooting enemies with your rockets and guns. Knuckles and Rouge’s stages are in a small area where they must find three objects as quickly as possible.

#3: Sonic 2 (1992)

Sonic 2
Sonic 2

A year after the original, we got the sequel that improved the game in every way. Improved stages, a brand new sidekick, better graphics, and the introduction of the iconic Spin Dash.

The gameplay of Sonic 2 is almost exactly like the previous title, except that Tails is with you throughout the game. Tails can destroy Badniks, fly, and mimic your exact movement. In the 2-player mode, Sonic can hold onto Tails so the blue hedgehog can fly and reach areas he couldn’t before.

#2: Sonic Generations (2011)

Sonic Generations is up there with other titles in the conversion of the best Sonic games of all time. To celebrate the Blue Blur’s 30th anniversary, Sonic Generations takes the best parts of the 3D boost formula games and the 2D games to create an experience loved by fans and casuals alike. The 2 Sonics in the game go through various classic stages that give a new perspective on them while also being nostalgic.

The game is split into 3D and 2D stages, where the former plays like the day stages in Sonic Unleashed. Sonic has to boost while ducking, jumping, and moving at lightning speeds to make it to the end of the stage. In 2D stages, Sonic plays like he did in the older games.

#1: Sonic Mania (2017)

Sonic Mania
Sonic Mania

This take might be controversial, but Sonic Mania is the best Sonic game ever. It takes everything good about the 2D Sonic games and gives them a fresh coat of pain. There’s honestly not much more to say regarding this title except that it’s a must-play for fans of the character.

This concludes our list of the top five Sonic games of all time. Do you agree with our picks or do you think other games deserve to be here too? Let us know in the comments below, and for more from CiceroPost, check out The Elder Scrolls Series: How Are Oblivion And Skyrim Different?

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