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Sonic Colors: Ultimate finally crashes onto Steam

Featuring Denuvo the DRM

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If you’ve been holding off on buying Sonic Colors: Ultimate because you want to play it on PC and you can’t stand the Epic Games Store, your day has come. Sort of. Sonic Colors: Ultimate has launched on Steam.

Initially released for the Wii in 2010, Sonic Colors is one of the series’ games held in higher regard. The 2021 “Ultimate” version refurbishes it for newer consoles, remastering the graphics and soundtrack while also adding some additional features. Destructoid’s own Chris Carter described it as “one of the better ones to trot out.” Yeah! Like a pony!

But let’s tug the reins here because reception to the PC port hasn’t been exactly glowing. Steam users are reporting that it’s a pretty rough version filled with “glitches and bugs.” I’ve skimmed through the list of reported issues to see if I could summarize better, but I’ve only succeeded in finding that “everything” is broken. Audio, graphics, UI, and controls. Of course, being on the PC platform means that most people will get a different experience based on minute differences in both the hardware and software environment they’re running.

However, you should also note that Sonic Colors: Ultimate also comes saddled with Denuvo DRM.

It’s unlikely a patch is coming to fix things anytime soon, as this is the same version as what was released on the Epic Games Store over a year ago, and it’s still in the same rough shape. I’m not suggesting you avoid this release entirely–I’m not your game-mom–just know what you’re potentially getting into.

Sonic Colors: Ultimate is available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and on PC through the Epic Games Store and Steam.


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Staff Writer - Zoey is a gaming gadabout. She got her start blogging with the community in 2018 and hit the front page soon after. Normally found exploring indie experiments and retro libraries, she does her best to remain chronically uncool.