GameXplain Writes: "Ultimately, I found Sonic 4 to be an enjoyable, if inoffensive adventure, which is honestly one of the best compliments I could pay any of his recent games. It was a decent way to kill a couple of hours (it’s short!), but failed to leave any meaningful lasting impression. At the least, this game may represent a pivotal point in the Sonic series--a milestone which denotes that Sonic doesn’t always have to star in terrible games. And if the upcoming Sonic Colors is any indication, Sonic may finally be on the path to redemption."