Sonic Generations Second Demo Goes Live

Thanks to Simon Perry via email and some guys in our comments for jumping on this. At around 8pm Tuesday, Sega released the second demo of Sonic Generations on Xbox Live Arcade for Gold account holders.

Sega France, and later Sega Everywhere, late last week confirmed the release for Wednesday, but rapidly backtracked to bring it forward. The PSN release in America, however, was pushed back to Tuesday the 25th.

The demo, the best part of 650 megabytes big, contains the classic Green Hill Zone featured in the previous time-restricted demo, as well as the modern version of the same zone, which has previously only been seen in the press and at game shows. And via hacking of the original demo, but let’s not go there.

PlayStation Network currently does not have the demo, so we’d love it if you guys can give us the heads up when it does!

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        1. Don’t Silver accounts at least let you download DLC for games? At least it did for me, with 06, Unleashed, and All-Stars Racing. That’s something at least.

          1. I thought last time the Silver accounts were able to download it just not til a week later.

            Why would you not be able to do at least downloads with a Silver account? I mean I thought that Gold was for those extra bonus features and stuff, but Silver account is still an account. It’s gotta have SOME purpose.

  1. gold memebers or wat on exbox (the e stands for gay and only porns play)losers!


    1. Bah,no credits. oh well. xD

      I’ve downloaded it, Omochao is in the demo, new start screen. Thats about it. πŸ˜› Yay for Modern though!

  2. btw, you only needed to refer me as sporeboy100, sometimes my real name can sometimes be a little drag (especially with info theves)

  3. Dang, it is taing awhole to download. And I have to leave son to head into the station…welp, guess I know what I’ll be doing when I get home tonight! Wooo!

    1. I think SEGA have learned their lesson. Their entire hype strategy was pretty much completely ruined by their last blunder.

  4. oh…i actually don’t like modern sonic’s looks really cool..but I don’t really like it. Maybe it’s because I’ve been playing adventure too much the past few months.

    1. I know what you mean. It took me some time to get used to it, but once I played Colors I never looked back.

  5. *sigh* I’ll never get this demo today. 360 console’s taken away from a relative…. πŸ™

    I’ll just play the final build after picking it up on launch.

  6. Active Download [β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ ]
    Sonic Generations Demo 90% complete
    646.62 MB

  7. I really like how much you can boost. The short boost gague in Colours (have only played PS2/Wii Sonic Unleashed, can’t say about SU on PS360) is one thing that really irked me.

        1. lol soz. I told my little bro to just put up two links, but im not sure how many he did xD Sorry if he spammed this place.

      1. Every time I played it I found a new path. And it certainly feels even less linear than that, thanks to the depth in the background. Youtube videos don’t do it justice. You really need to play it to realise how much effort has been put into the visuals.

        1. I agree good sir. I didnt think i could get more pumped for this game but playing as modern sonic has stirred something in me. Green hill looks so beautiful. I walked through the stage to see everything lol

  8. Just played it, have to say I’m really impressed by the amount of pathways already, the only awkward thing is transitioning from one Sonic to another, I was trying to use the homing attack as Classic Sonic (facepalm) Also the spin dash is a bit odd, press X rather than the traditional hold down and A (though you can still do this, it feels “off”)

    1. actually no.its pretty much optional,did u try to use spindash by pressing A and Down?
      I know i’m curious about the Demo,but thats cuz i dont have an xbox 360 :-/

      1. @Codeman320: No, classic doesn’t have homing attack, I was just saying that when I switched from modern to classic, I was still thinking about the Modern moveset, I’m sure i’d get used to it when playing the game for real.

        @Denilson: Yeah, you can still use the classic controls, but using the analogue stick with A is awkward so you’re better off using X to charge anyway.
        I’d have preferred to use the D-pad for classic Sonic.

        1. Ah, ok. much better explanation lolz. I’m still waiting for to upload the demo so I can play it.

          1. wait a minute how do u get the demo off of there do u burn it on a blank cd and if u do i don’t know how to do it :((((((((((((

    2. Since launch, Unleashed was my favorite Sonic game. I played it so much, I actually destroyed one copy and had to collect another.

      “Well I’m just going to Homing Attack that du-OH CRAP IT’S BOOST NOW”.


  9. will someone give me advice i want to download it but i spoiled myself with trailers and screenshots and when i play the actual game ill feel so sopiled on the other hand i really want play modern sonic segment someone help me > . <

    1. I said I’d wait, but I just had to see how it played. It says it’s not the final version, and there were quite a few things In this build that were different to the one we had back in July.
      I say go for it πŸ˜‰

        1. No worries, Green Hill Zone only counts as a tutorial stage anyhow, so you can learn everything before you play for real haha

  10. It might be late for PS3 because I think Sony likes to update at 5 pm Western Standard (12 am UK):

    1. SonicWrecks told me on Twitter it probably won’t be out until tomorrow if it isn’t up by now.


    Oh wait, I’m not allowed to write a comment in full capitals am I? Well I’m not writing it again…

    1. Dude, just make up a new account, get the Gold Trial, download the demo, install it, and go back to your original account. It’s already stored on your hard drive; it’s not Account Exclusive. ;D

      1. Yo, did you just do the whole new account thing and whatnot? I did that for the first demo and it worked..I just did it right now again…and I didn’t get a trial for my new account….

  12. wat assholes idea was it to make this kick ass game only downloadable for gold memebers ONLY FUUUUUUUUUUCK>:( !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Whoa just got finished playing…and to all you guys that cant/haven’t played yet are missing out. Modern Sonic’s act DEFINITELY isn’t boost to win to all you haters that believe in that phrase. I tried and man oh man did it not work….But anyway, Classic Sonic’s physics are spot on and Modern Sonic’s are great…omg…November isn’t close enough.

  14. Only differences between this and the June demo is the title screen, playable Modern Sonic and HomoChao following you around

    1. From recent videos of the game that I’ve seen, I believe you move the analogue stick to do tricks and use the L and R buttons to finish them.

          1. u mean for me to watch or to play because i’m dying here i just can’t wait 2 weeks anymore uuuuuuuugh

          2. 2 play i have a usb flash drive and can take the demo and put it on my pc from there i can upload it

  15. I’ve got both an xbox 360 and PS3 and although I have orderd the game for the PS3, I can’t just sit and wait for the demo to finally get put on PSN and all the Xbox 360 users are playing it. So mines is currently at 50%…

    HURRY UP!!!!! πŸ˜›

  16. So apparently there is some MORE content in the Sonic Generations 2nd demo. As NovaManXP just pointed out, the Credits music is in there and it sounds glorious. It’s only a matter of time until more stuff is revealed.


  17. I just played it multiple times.

    Guys, I don’t want to over-hype this, but I’m gonna be honest. I believe we may have a contender for Best Sonic Game Ever Released. (I had a blast playing Modern GHZ. GHZ is supposedly the most basic modern level. So that means it can only get better from there!)

  18. The only thing i have to get used to again is pressing A twice for homing attack. Im used to unleashed by pressing A to jump and X to close in lol

    1. Same here tried to do the homing attack on the first badnik I came to, next thing I knew a had air dashed past him :O

      I’m more curious on how you complete your combo tricks and also how you drift. If you watch some youtube videos you can actually see sonic drifting, however he goes into his ball animation, just like he does when he hits a dash pad.

      Anyone know how to do these?

      1. I’m kinda confused on the trick system, but you can make Sonic drift by holding the Right Trigger and turning.

        1. It is a confusing trick system which I do like, but I know when I want Sonic to do his last pose to complete the tick combo, I just don’t know how to do it.

          As far as the drifting goes thanks πŸ™‚ I will give it a try using that technique now πŸ˜›

          This demo will certainly keep me happy until the full game comes out πŸ˜€

          1. The ‘trick’ is (lol) to wiggle the L stick in one direction (randomly) once per combo and then wrap it all up by pressing the LB + RB together.

    2. Yeah. Thats kinda annoying imo. Also switching between grinds is no longer using your bumpers. But to make the confusion more complete, they kept those bumpers for the same movement when your not on grinds.

      I hope in future Sonic Games, the controllerbuttons are kept the same, forever.

      1. idk i really like the controls. if they stay like this forever, i dont care. i love that homing attack has returned to pressing A twice!

  19. @ interface if you can do that you’ll be a savior please do it i’m BEGGING at this point πŸ™‚

    1. Okay, SEGA/Sonic Team are now officially idiotic when it comes to making sure their demos are free of spoiler assets.

      1. Yup…..I wonder what else is in that damn demo :/ I would laugh so hard if a cutscene was in it xD IDK, but there may be more music files coming our way. I can’t believe the network music is the Sonic Gems Collection Menu!!! πŸ˜€ IT SOUNDS AWSOME!

  20. the classic sections play great. i like using the down a spindash instead of the x spindash mainly beacuse i feel like the x version is equivilent to boosting so i just dont use it.
    as far as the modern its fun but i just have one complaint and its mainly a complaint with the level. your really just boosting through this level. iv played city escape already so what i see from that and from what iv seen of the other levels the rest of the game isnt like this. theres alot more input from the player in the other levels and alot more platforming (especially in city escape i could barelly boost in that level minus the very beginning and very end). then again this is the first level so i guess its suppose to be an easier level so ill let it slide. all in all im having a great time with both sonics

    1. Simply because the demo go out the 25 October for EVERYONE (Silver Member and PSN) so Sony is just stupid and not uplaod it for PSN+ user.

      Simply because Microsoft have all exclusivity on the demo one week before.

  21. I played the modern demo and the loading screens are a biatch. kinda long… I didn’t know you had to push A for homing attack, i thought it was still X.

        1. did u have to put it on a flash drive and burn it on a cd tell me in step by step please πŸ™‚

          1. First you, Make a folder on your computer called β€œContent” and inside that folder you make another folder with 16 zeros, β€œ0000000000000000β€³. And inside that folder (since the file doesn’t come with a folder), just make another folder inside the zeros folder called β€œ5345885F” and inside THAT folder, you make another one called, β€œ00080000β€³. And then you put the downloaded demo inside that folder.

            Follow this link for the burning information:

            Since the demo is under 700 megabytes, you can burn it on a regular CD-R.

    1. Slow loading times??? I almost dropped my phone because Sonic was already running. It takes like 3 to 5 seconds to launch a level. Thats just extremely fast imo πŸ™‚

  22. Holy shit. THIS is the best Modern Sonic gameplay I’ve ever experienced, EVER. The controls are smooth, and though you boost a lot, you WILL run out of it sooner or later. It reminds me of Adventure 1 and 2 (specifically of 1) so much. It’s… Wow. Is it bad that I think this should be GOTY? XD

  23. The last time I played before I quit, the graphics were glitching out and EVERYTHING haha, I was going so fast the graphics were loading too slow. It’s probably because of the CD I burnt it on lol. It was like I was running in mid-air.

    1. It kind of glitched out on me the 3rd time around playing it. I don’t know if it was the CD I burnt it on or what lol. but all in all it was pretty fun. the music didn’t start until I got into the open. or sometimes it started when i paused and unpaused the game.

  24. *sigh*
    First I have to import to get my collectors edition (Thank You JB HiFi for shipping internationally!) and now I have to wait until the 2nd demo’s release on PSN. Really, SEGA? This is what I get for supporting you all for 20 years, REALLY?! *sighs again*
    You’re lucky I love Sonic FAR too much to hold that much against you guys…but seriously why is XBLA always first on these things? & I swear to God if I have to have a PSN Plus account to get access to that demo…>.</

    1. Why the hell are you on a playstation these days? Xbox is where it all happends! You can’t blame Sega for Sony’s faults!!

      (Thank you Microsoft, one nice extra dollar in my pocket)

      1. Have fun with your Xbox 360, I hardly believe one demo can negate all the quality content I get from Sony as opposed to Microsoft.

  25. ATTENTION XBOX LIVE USERS: Sign everyone off on your Xbox, and then create a new profile. You’ll be asked to enter a new e-mail. Make an e-mail, or use an already existing e-mail you might not have in use with your Xbox live accounts. After you do that, you’ll be asked if you want to sign up to gold. Select “Sign up Later” or something to that effect.. I don’t quite remember the exact working. After that, you’ll get a message that says “You’re eligible for 1 free month of Xbox Live Gold. You’re welcome.

  26. First you, Make a folder on your computer called “Content” and inside that folder you make another folder with 16 zeros, “0000000000000000”. And inside that folder (since the file doesn’t come with a folder), just make another folder inside the zeros folder called “5345885F” and inside THAT folder, you make another one called, “00080000”. And then you put the downloaded demo inside that folder.

    Follow this link for the burning information:

    Since the demo is under 700 megabytes, you can burn it on a regular CD-R.

  27. Man… why does the PS3 version always come later… oh well…. we’re pretty close to the full release so I shouldn’t complain, this is probably going to be the best Sonic game ever… and there’s actually a hint that we could get a CHAO GARDEN!

  28. That won’t work if I try to play the downloaded demo on the PS3 will it? (stupid question probably but I really wanna play this right now)

  29. It’s pain to read how awesome the demo is! And I wasted 24 hours yesterday for waiting this.

    Sony, this is one of the times I really hate you. >:(

  30. I’m keeping my eyes peeled on this comment page till someone says “Sonic Generations demo#2 avaliable on PSN” in either EU and/or AU (THE DEMO NOT AVALIABLE ON PSN YET GUYS(capital letters used on purpose)).

  31. I swear I dont know whats up Sonys’ ass but they need to step their damn game up instead of trying to piss everyone off with the terms of service crap

  32. US PSN users won’t get the demo till next Tues (25th Oct) EU and AU PSN users should get the demo today or tommorrow…I dunno anymore. Now it’s time to play the waiting game…(twidling thumbs while laying back on a chair, whistling the Green Hill zone tune)

  33. I read a tweet from Sonic20th on Twitter earlier. If it translated correctly, it should be online for PSN users by 12pm (presumably Japanese time).

      1. Roughly translated, this is what the tweet says:

        “From tomorrow, the start of the space-time distribution of the White Sonic Generations trial! You’ll be up around noon as. Later went to Sonic Team, to report assault Toka Maybe”

    1. Yes. Because that is in every way related to what we’re talking about here.

      *Sigh* To my knowlege, there are no off topic rules in a comment thread so… continue. >_>

    1. Now I feel guilty for not being able to justify buying a 3DS for its version of Generations. I bow to your superior dedication.

    1. Grrr!!! You were first to post it!! I already have 12%!!! HURRY UP!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  34. I can’t get the demo for 360 cus I don’t have gold, and on PS3 I have to download a new update to get to PSN, and there is something wrong at the moment so I can’t get the update! I hate PS3 updates and I hate that I have to have gold to get the new stuff on xbox. *sigh* I guess there won’t be any Sonic for me tonight. DOH!

  35. Got around to playing it today, and it was my first experience with the gameplay. I have to say that I’m pleasantly impressed! I dig the controls for both Classic and Modern! Coming from Unleashed, though, it took me a bit to get used to using A to perform the homing attack again! XD
    The only two VERY minor complaints I have are that there’s a small scripted sequence in Classic Sonic’s level that takes control away from the player for like, one second. And I gave the 3D a try with the scaling all the way up, and while it looked REALLY cool, I did notice a couple tiny framerate drops, but that’s something I can forgive and don’t really even care about.
    I can’t wait to get the full game!

  36. Make a new account,but don’t delete the old account.Get a new msn adress.Set Country to USA/UK.When you try to sign xbox live for second time,It will ask “You have 1 month gold trial,you wannta you use it ? ” to you,after you finished every thing.Select yes,and you will get a new account.Then download the demo to your hard drive.Exit your new account.Enter the old account.Go to the “Game library”.Demo will be there.You can get free godl accounts buy doing that.I tried it 3 times,and all of them was a succes.

  37. Have any of you noticed that in the picture, the pose is similiar to the pose sonic is doing in the one poster that you see in the free stuff friday videos that they do on the SEGA blog

  38. Well I’ve played the demo on my PS3, and I gotta say, this game is quite possibly going to be the best Sonic game period. I’m tellin ya, played modern sonic’s level for hours, and I’m just gonna leave this here:


    Let’s see if any of y’all can top that. πŸ˜›

  39. 52 seconds on classic and i’m 13 πŸ˜€ I absolutely love the classic gameplay. Even though I never was around when the genesis was released, I’ve actually been playing classic sonic games such as Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 since I was 5 years old. Actually now that I think about it… Sonic 1 was my first game that I’ve ever played in my life.

  40. 25th’s here. It’s still Gold only.

    Screw you, Microsoft. I’m not paying $10 for a freaking demo.

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