Sonic Frontiers: How Long To Beat [Explained]

For 100% completion you would need to invest 30~35 hours but to just beat the main story you only need 12~15 hours.

Packed with 5 different islands to explore, in addition to RPG mechanics, side missions, an elaborate main story to complete, and the traditional Rings to collect, Sonic Frontiers has a ton of things ready to throw at players. With all that in mind, this guide will tell you how long it will take you to beat Sonic Frontiers according to your specific playstyle.


Key Highlights:

  • It takes 12 to 15 hours to beat Sonic Frontiers on easy mode without the help of fishing mini-game
  • If you want to complete 100% of the game, it will take about 30-35 hours
  • The game offers 5 different islands to explore, with each having unique titans 
  • There are extra collectibles, challenges, and side missions in addition to the main storyline.

How Long To Complete Sonic Frontiers

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The Gameplay [image credit: eXputer]
Sonic Frontiers features the main storyline along with plenty of challenges for players to sink their teeth into. And depending on how much of the content you plan on pursuing, your playtime will vary. Here is a rough idea of what to expect when diving into the game.

Main Story

If you just want to speed run the game and be like the speedy Sonic, you can do that in approximately 12 to 15 hours. That is by completing the story mode and easy mode. To complete the story mode, you need to focus entirely on the main missions and defeat the main bosses, including titans like the wyvern.

You don’t necessarily have to complete all 30 missions nor have a stroll through each of the 5 islands in the game to finish the main story. But Sonic Frontiers offers a lot more to its player base with side missions and collectibles. And by choosing this method, you will miss out on the open-world features that make this game unique.

Also, if you are really in a hurry to see the end credits, you can take advantage of the fishing mini-game. This will allow you to reduce further the time taken to beat Sonic Frontiers by roughly 2 hours by skipping some parts of the story. This method will make Sonic Frontiers beatable in roughly 10 hours.

Keep in mind that after completing the main story, you unlock arcade mode, using which you can replay any of the 30 missions at any time. These include even the mission you couldn’t unlock during your gameplay. You can use this to get a higher grade in any of these missions.

100% Completion

However, being like Sonic and speed-running the game is no fun for many people. And for these people who would want to understand the story while exploring the map and completing side missions, Sonic Frontiers would take about 30-35 hours.

We think 30-35 hours is a decent completion time for a 3D platformer title that comes with a lot of optional challenges and collectibles for you to find throughout the game. If you want to experience all that Sonic Frontiers has in store for you, you should plan to complete the game 100% and not just the main story since it Is the thin crust of the entire game.

You can always first finish the main story in 10 to 15 hours, as discussed earlier, and come back to collecting items and finishing side missions. You can do this by reloading the save once you beat the game.

But 35 hours are still pretty long for a Sonic game. In fact, it is the lengthiest title in the Sonic franchise yet. As opposed to Sonic Forces and Sonic Colors: Ultimate, which takes roughly 5 hours, Sonic Frontiers is what the Sonic fans anticipated. And has all the elements of the classic Sonic game, as well as open-world mechanics.

Tips to Beat Sonic Frontiers Faster

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Power Boosting In Sonic Frontiers – [Image credit: eXputer]
If you still don’t want to invest these many hours on Sonic Frontiers. Or are you making the most of your limited gaming time by just going through the story mode? These tips might prove helpful along the way.

  • Start the game in Easy mode.
  • Take advantage of the Fishing mini-game
  • Master some useful combos to eliminate enemies faster.
  • Use fast travel when going between islands.
  • Use infinite boost and God mode to travel and in combat whenever possible to save time.

About Sonic Frontiers

Sonic with a Koco in Sonic Frontiers (image credit: eXputer)

Let’s have a look at what makes Sonic Frontiers so lengthy. The story follows Sonic as he wanders through the mysterious Starfall islands to obtain the Chaos Emeralds. Sonic Frontiers takes place in 5 different Starfall islands

  • Ares
  • Chaos
  • Rhea
  • Ouranos
  • Kranos

On each island, the players need to collect rings, of course, and fight massive Titans like Giganto, in addition to some other challenges. There are a total of 30 portals scattered across each island that take you to the classic Sonic-themed missions. And to unlock these portals, players would be required to have gears.

Apart from the missions and enemies, there are collectibles in the game as well, such as Kocos and previously mentioned gears. The collection of these can be really exhaustive, and the game incentivizes you to scurry around the islands to gather these items. They are used for unlocking cyber world stages for Chaos elements or several other times to upgrade Sonics stats.

Along the way, in the vast world, you also encounter some dangerous foes which require strategizing to beat. Players can efficiently use various combat abilities of Sonic to defeat these enemies, and there is also a method of upgradation for these abilities via a skill tree.

Summary

The blue hedgehog, Sonic, embarks on a new adventure in the latest release of Sonic Frontiers, and before accompanying him on his journey, you should know how long it takes to beat the game. Being an open-world action-adventure game, the length to beat the game varies from player to player and depends on the playstyle you choose.

Sonic Frontiers can easily be described as the series’ most lengthy and adventurous title. We would suggest sticking with this title and investing time in it since it has much to offer. Sonic Frontiers brings more epic Sonic adventures with many boss fights and battles against the enemies.

You can unlock the OG Sonic Look too by getting soap shoes in Sonic Frontiers too. And if you need help with dashes, go through our Sonic Frontiers Light Speed Dash guide. If you need help with egg memos in case you are aiming to complete 100% of Sonic Frontiers, then check out our egg memo recordings guide too. That’s it for our side; let us know how long it took you to complete Sonic frontiers.

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Rabiya Rizwan


A veteran writer passionate about gaming. Rarely spotted in the streets, She is either cooped up gaming or watching Japanese cartoons. Striving to be a competitive Gaming Guides and Tier List writer, Rabiya is using her writing skills working for Exputer.

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