Except for a higher average than Metacritic among gamers
Sonic Frontiers is the most different game in the franchise, and it seems to have struck a chord with many, especially reviewers in the specialist press who were not generous with their ratings. However, players are really enjoying the game, as Metacritic and Steam reviews show.
Against an average score of 72 across a dozen reviews on Metacritic, Sonic Frontiers has 9.0 among players on the PS5 version and its 899 reviews up to the moment. In the PC version, the second highest rated review aggregator, the game has 8.9 from 152 reviews.
To confirm this data, which shows the success of the new Blue Hedgehog game among players, the title is one of the best rated franchises on Steam. approx 4 thousand reviews, the game has 94% acceptance Among PC gamers.
This is the best performance of any Sonic game on Valve’s platform in five years. Sonic Mania (released in 2017), however, has a 93% acceptance rate, but has nearly 18,000 reviews.
Sonic Frontiers is the most played franchise game on PC
Considering the peak player count among the franchise’s most iconic titles on Steam, Sonic Frontiers is on the up and up. The game, which was released on November 8, has so far reached a peak of 19,181 players. In second place is Sonic Mania with 11,937. And with 5,861, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Collection is well behind in third place.
Still on Steam, the Sonic franchise has other titles with higher ratings than Sonic Frontiers but slightly less acceptance, such as Sonic Adventure DX (9,217/91%), Sonic Generations (15,208/93%), Sonic Adventure 2 (12,729). /88%), Sonic Forces (4,487/63%) and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Collection also at 94% (9,769 reviews).
One of the more recent titles that came before Sonic Frontiers, Sonic Origins, fell far short of the new game’s success. This one brought the iconic Hedgehog starter trilogy with some new features for current platforms.
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Source: Steam, SteamDB, Metacritic