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Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (PS3). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The gameplay is also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the single player gameplay and controls.

price, gameplay, usability

controls, single player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : John "Dubya" Whitehouse (

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1


Sonic returns to his roots. Those of us of an older age (me included) can remember the time Sonic came in to our lives. It was a time of fun,...

Great looking ; Simple gameplay ; Some replay value

Sluggish controls ; Short main campaign

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Blake_Morse (

Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 Review for the PS3


Dearest Sonic,

Back in 2D where you belong; Tough bosses; Old-school love

Visually, not epic; Controls need improvement

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Andy Curtiss (

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 Falls Short


Sonic zooms out of the gate, only to break a leg on the first turn.

The sound also grated on me just a little bit. After getting through the whole first stage (which is still broken up into three "acts") I found myself muting the TV and turning on some music of my choosing. The soundtrack sounds like an HD remix of the...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Hilary Goldstein (

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1


Look out, Mario... Sonic's back!

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 doesn't do very much that's new. Instead, it takes a step back to a time when Sonic was awesome. I would like to have been able to bring a friend along to play as Tails and experience the old Sonic levels in a new way -- in co-op....

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Giancarlo Varanini (

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 - First Look


Sega shows off the first few levels of Sonic's return to his classic gaming roots.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Dutka (

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 Preview


Ah, Sega. There was a time when you were a goliath of the industry, when I would lose many a happy hour to your Sega Genesis that made me question Nintendo's reign with the SNES. Unsurprisingly, that fleet-footed spiky blue mascot was a big part of...

For PS3 and Xbox 360 owners, Episode 1 will run at a glorious 1080p resolution and although media is a little lacking right now, there's always that teaser trailer you can view through the GameSpot link above. It should show you everything you need to...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Kyle Bell (

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 review


It has been fifteen years since the last 2D Sonic the Hedgehog side-scrolling console game. For years Sega has spent their time on developing often underwhelming 3D Sonic games. Amazingly, they never returned to the old formula that worked so well. I...

I am a big fan of Sonic. While Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is not truly a new game, it is the 2D Sonic that we have all been waiting for. The short length and the rehashed material make it questionable as to whether $15 is a justifiable price, but...

Expert review by : Jeremy Peeples (

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1


After a 16-year absence, consoles finally have a new side-scrolling Sonic adventure, and it winds up being a strange marriage of something blue, a few things new, and many things borrowed. It's technically very good in many ways, and features some new...

Sonic 4: Episode 1 is a short, but well-crafted entry in the series. It's hurt by a lack of innovation and a relatively high price given that it's basically half the length of a regular side-scrolling Sonic, but still carries a pretty hefty $15 price...

Expert review by : Danny D (

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1


Sonic the Hedgehog attempts to return to the top spot with this sequal to the originals.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Carolyn Petit (

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1


This faithful but inconsistent throwback to the earliest Sonic games mingles high-speed thrills with a few too many frustrations.

Oct, 2010