With its quick stages, dynamic gameplay, and loads of nostalgia-inducing content, Sonic Generations came out in 2011 to delight fans.
It’s one of Sonic the Hedgehog’s last great games. It helps you to play with the pace for which the series is known, both as Classic Sonic from a side-scrolling viewpoint, and as modern Sonic, a more complex third-person one.
Via its plot, which has our duplicate heroes grappling with an evil force that is wreaking havoc on the fabric of the space-time continuum, this bizarre mixture is clarified 20 Best Grim Dawn Mods.
Their remedy? Run so quickly that time is set in motion again.
If that’s not Sonic logic, I have no idea what it is.
If you’ve already been through this incredible tribute to Sonic the Hedgehog for years, but you can’t get enough of the pace, consider these amazing mods to keep the experience fresh.
- 1 14. Boss HedgeMod
- 2 14. Classic Adventure: Physics Mod for Generations
- 3 13. Better Music Unlockable
- 4 12. High-Res HUD, High-Res
- 5 11. Generations of Sonic Movies
- 6 10. Cel Shading Business
- 7 9. Dynamic White Impact of the Universe
- 8 8. True Tails
- 9 7. True Knuckles
- 10 6. Sonic Mod Dreamcast
- 11 5. HD Classic Boost of Sonic
- 12 4. Mod Low-End
- 13 3. Improved FxPipeline
- 14 2. Project STH2006
- 15 1. Sonic Generations: Mission Unleashed
14. Boss HedgeMod
You might want to get the unbelievably easy HedgeMod Manager by TheSuperSonic16 before we get into the meat of stuff.
For Sonic Generations, this nifty tool can greatly simplify the mod installation process, and also works for Sonic Lost World and Sonic Powers.
You can also easily do it via the HMM and Watch Weathering With You Online if you need to change the configuration files for any of your mods.
Some websites for mod hosting, such as GameBanana, also support downloading “1-click” directly from the browser using HMM.
14. Classic Adventure: Physics Mod for Generations
One of my personal favourites is also the first real mod here. In the Sonic Adventure series, it aims to bring back some of the charm current.
This mod, created by TheKazeblade, aims to recreate the physics of the Sonic Generations Adventure era, enabling better low-speed manoeuvrability and also giving you more power at higher speeds.
Although it works just fine on most stages of the Sonic Generations, it is almost a must-have for Adventure period ported maps.
13. Better Music Unlockable
I enjoy the unlockables.
And Sonic Generations, including several classic songs from all over Sonic ‘s huge roster of games, has a healthy amount of them.
Regrettably, for reasons I do not fully understand, many of these tunes are either remixed, or simply shortened.
I mean, I think the remixes are good, but why are my favourite songs half of their original length?
NateSquared ‘s easy mod simply restores all shortened songs to their correct length, and you can choose whether to keep the remixes or not.
12. High-Res HUD, High-Res
Modding the Heads-Up Display of a game can seem a little much, particularly on something like Sonic Generations, but if you’re playing at higher resolutions, you’ll need this.
This mod by JoeTE takes the original resolution of the HUD and doubles it so that on the higher resolutions you can see on most computer screens / TVs today, it will look just as fine.
It could be a comparatively small detail. But nearly all the time, you’ll be staring at the HUD, so it’s worth the effort.
11. Generations of Sonic Movies
Not everyone likes Sonic ‘s latest live-action film. There was also a lot of debate about the early prototypes of Sonic, which were comfortably sitting at the very bottom of the Uncanny Valley.
Sonic still looks pretty special in this movie, even after the modifications made for release. You can also carry this unique Sonic into your Generations game, thanks to SonicOnBox.
Not only does it modify how Sonic appears, but it substitutes his lines for those taken directly from the movie and also “flosses” Sonic on his winning screen.
10. Cel Shading Business
When I played Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker as a child, I was first introduced to cel-shaded graphics.
And ever since then, I’ve been basking in the glory of every new cel-shaded game that I’ve got my hands on.
It seems Modder Darío agrees. So he made this little change that overrides the rendering phase of Sonic Generation so that the final product appears, you guessed it, cel-shaded.
Even if you’re not that keen on cel shading, it still looks pretty nice.
And it’s a perfect way, if you’ve been playing for a while, to spice things up.
9. Dynamic White Impact of the Universe
The Dynamic White World Effect comes from the same author, an interesting change that SEGA might have made very well before its publication.
As you know, the narrative of Sonic Generation revolves around running extremely fast to bring life, colour, and the passing of time back to frozen-in-time regions that look white and barren.
This mod just makes it so that in real-time this shift occurs.
Like the hub setting, levels begin to look colourless and recover their colour as Sonic approaches.
Take into account that this takes a bit of computing power, so if you’re just barely running the game, expect hiccups.
Also, to see it in motion, take a look at this video.
8. True Tails
It’s been a long time since Tails, as a playable character, got some camera time.
And UltimateDarkman, the modder, thinks enough is enough.
The Real Tails mod replaces modern Sonic with modern Tails, who not only looks fantastic but maintains his skills by pressing the Boost button in the air, like flying with his helicopter tails.
7. True Knuckles
Of course, Sonic’s sidekick-in-chief can’t be ported to the Sonic Generations and forget the iconic red echidna.
The Real Knuckles mod does just what you would think: allowing you to enjoy Sonic Generations from the gliding perspective of Knuckles.
There’s no need to instal any extra physics modules this time around, since they’re included in the main download. Practical!
6. Sonic Mod Dreamcast
Over the years, Sonic has had a lot of looks, rather than just “Classic” and “New” Sonic.
Although some of those are better-off disappearing into darkness (Sonic Boom Sonic), some are made up of things that are nostalgic visions.
As seen on Sonic Adventure, this simple mod by creator Franku subtly modifies both Sonic iterations from Generations to look more like Dreamcast-era Sonic.
This also substitutes the voice clips of the pair for identical ones from back in the day when sound was still voiced by Ryan Drummond.
In this one, the nostalgia is heavy.
5. HD Classic Boost of Sonic
If you’re OK with modern Sonic just the way it is, maybe with this mod by creator Showin, you ‘d consider enhancing the cute, stubby Classic Sonic.
This mod actually makes Classic Sonic look even more like his official renders and advertising content, far from altering his original design , making him even more adorable.
It also tweaks his gameplay a little to make the classic games even more faithful to it.
For the lovable classic Tails, there is also a mod with the same aesthetic changes.
4. Mod Low-End
I’m always looking to support our less technologically fortunate readers with some performance-enhancing mods, and PTKickass has just the thing for Sonic Generations.
The Low-End Mod gets rid of anything to play the game that isn’t completely necessary.
It decreases its previously beautiful graphics to a point where it resembles a PS2 game.
Fair note: it gives off some vibes from Sonic Adventure 2: War.
3. Improved FxPipeline
The Better FxPipeline mod by creator Skyth, on the other hand, does the polar opposite: dramatically enhancing the graphical fidelity of the game.
Not only can it repair Field Depth and Bloom Glare to work correctly on all resolutions, but post-processing effects also impact particles now.
The new update was released in 2020, and it provides support for FXAA.
If you’re not one for technological mumbo-jumbo, let’s just say it’s going to make your game look a lot better.
2. Project STH2006
Sonic the Hedgehog, the 2006 PS3 / XBOX360 / PC game, is one of the most controversial titles in the history of the franchise, with several dubious choices, including a furry relationship between Sonic and a human child.
Having said that, their levels were not all that bad.
This is why founder Brianu has been putting Sonic Generations in the job of porting them.
It is not flawless, but down to individual gimmicks, the stages remain faithful to the original game, and it even features some boss battles.
The final aim of the mod is to turn the game into Sonic the Hedgehog (title of 2006) efficiently.
It already introduces new hub worlds like New Soleanna City and replaces the tips of Omochao with STH2006 quotes, so that in the coming years it can become a reality.
And there’s a nice demo video to watch again before you instal it yourself.
1. Sonic Generations: Mission Unleashed
Sonic Unleashed’s Werehog Sonic may not have been the franchise’s most famous addition.
But its daytime rate are some of the highest in the last few decades that the franchise has seen.
Sonic Generations, easily the most popular fan project around,: Unleashed efforts to port these levels from the Xbox 360 version of