Sonic has had a rough decade (or two) but Sonic Mania managed to bring him back to life. Most of the team had the game in their top 5 of the year, feeling that it simply had to be in our top 10 for the year.
Steven said: “Turns out that fans actually do know best how to make a great new Sonic game. A game developed by dedicated fans working on retro styled Sonic fan games for years proves once and for all that Sonic games are good, actually.”
Matt said: “It’s the game I always wanted but never got – a true return (glitches and all) to the fast-paced side-scrolling glory that was Sonic The Hedgehog. I rate it so highly because it didn’t hamfist nostalgia into a new game – it did what it was supposed to and evoke it.”