Despite its age, Sonic 2’s gameplay holds up pretty well, with a lot of adversaries to avoid or dispatch.
The quintessential Sonic experience is made even better thanks to the inclusion of achievements and a strong, competitive multiplayer component.
MS Xbox World
As a whole, this game is a complete classic that never really seems to bore.
Holds up as not only one of the best games available on Sega's memorable 16-bit machine, but also a worthy addition to any XBLA library.
Official Xbox Magazine
For longtime gamers and those who can stomach the blocky graphics and touchy controls, it's great retro fun. [Dec 2007, p.78]
Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
A timeless classic, but one we've played to death before. Still, 400 points isn't bad value. [Dec 2007, p.96]