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Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (PS3)

Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (PS3)
alaScore 82

30 reviews

Feb, 2016

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.

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 82/100 = 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