Sonic 2 HD

High-definition installment in the game series built around a beloved hedgehog

7.2

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  • Category Classics
  • License Free
  • Version Alpha 2.0
  • Size 89.51 MB
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Language English
  • Program by S2HD Team

Sonic 2 HD is an HD remake of the ever classic Sega Genesis/Megadrive game, Sonic 2.

Sonic the Hedgehog has long been one of gaming's princes and the character and series have spawned multiple sequels, crossovers into different genres, TV shows and animated movies. The stable of characters that started out with just the fastest blue hedgehog in the world and his arch villain Dr "Eggman" Robotnik has grown exponentially and now has a crazy number of villains as well as a host of anthropomorphic animal heroes ready to take them on.

The original Sonic gave a generation of gamers a glance at a refreshing new approach to platform gaming. The titular characters touted speedster antics gave a frantic, fast paced bent to what had otherwise been a more measured genre. There was something truly glorious watching Sonic speed through loops, over hills and jumping through the skies on your 16bit powerhouse sat in front of your enormous CRT TV.

Since then technology has moved on and Sonic has begun dabbling more and more in the 3D world and you, like us, might think he's begun to lose some of that initial magic. Though some of his latest outings have been good fun and made good use of more powerful machines, when you get away from what makes sonic great you start to lose some of the charm of the original games.

To that end we present you Sonic 2 HD. Before you get too excited the HD it refers to is basically an upscaling so that those 16bit graphics don't look to dwarfed on your flashy 1080p monitor. What you get though is a playable version of probably the most archetypal Sonic game there ever was. Sonic is back in his place with his twin tailed fox pal, Tails. Robotnik is back kidnapping cute and cuddly animals to turn them into your workaday enemies. Everything is as it should and as you remembered so get it downloaded and enjoy some much needed nostalgia in this HD trip down memory lane.

Pros

  • Classic Game
  • Pacey Action
  • Still Looks Great

Cons

  • Once You Start Again, You Won't Be Able to Stop Until You Beat It
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