Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Aug 21, 2013
    100
    Race the Sun is far too gorgeously hypnotic to be an endless runner.
  2. Sep 9, 2013
    90
    The idea of a minuscule studio putting out a game that will potentially entrance millions with its easy accessibility and well-graduated complexity curve proves that there is still room in the market for the little guy. Race the Sun is not only a fun little addiction but hopefully also a harbinger of the return of boutique developers.
  3. Sep 3, 2013
    82
    Race The Sun is pure adrenaline. Unfortunately the challenges are rather short.
  4. 80
    This games is focused on what it wants to achieve and boy, does it ever. And as it changes over time, it’ll keep you coming back for days and days. [Issue#238]
  5. Oct 16, 2013
    80
    The developers struck a perfect balance between an annoyingly demanding difficulty level and satisfaction for everyone. A great indie game. [11/2013, p.78]
  6. Sep 9, 2013
    80
    It is somehow simple, but very addictive and fun. It definitely deserves our time if you're looking for something like this.
  7. Aug 30, 2013
    80
    Race the Sun is an elegant endeavor, pairing slick action and stiff challenge with systems that make you want to come back day after day.
  8. Aug 27, 2013
    80
    A blissful, almost trance-like state can be achieved when playing Race the Sun, and despite being a game that slowly reveals itself to you, rewarding you for getting better, this is worth shouting about.
  9. Aug 22, 2013
    80
    If Race The Sun’s tracks remain as consistently well-paced and tiered as the raft of stages we’ve experienced to date, then it can be considered a success rather than an experiment: a confident genre hybrid worthy of your time and patience because who knows, today could be your day.
  10. Aug 22, 2013
    80
    Race the Sun is very close to a perfect pick-up-and-play game, except for the bit where it’s very hard not to keep playing once you’ve started. A quick break easily turns into one more attempt, trying to plot a different course over the cluttered plains, maximizing Tri collection while minimizing the risk of turning into a cloud of debris.
  11. Nov 6, 2013
    79
    An original take on the arcade time-trial formula. [Dec 2013, p.95]
  12. 75
    Graphically the game starts off looking rather simple, with basic 3D shapes, but they begin to evolve the farther you get into the game.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Aug 24, 2013
    9
    i feel like bein in Star Wars PODRACER racing around tattooine. The feel of speed gets thru and delivers. and after addictive game session ii feel like bein in Star Wars PODRACER racing around tattooine. The feel of speed gets thru and delivers. and after addictive game session i feel like travelled a long distance. the feel of control is good and umm. Use your senses! Full Review »
  2. Jan 21, 2014
    10
    Okay before I get started writing a positive review, I doubt the person who wrote the description of this game know the title well. This baresOkay before I get started writing a positive review, I doubt the person who wrote the description of this game know the title well. This bares little to no relation to Starfox. This is a "reflex puzzle" type obstacle-dodging game with the endless run kind of model. This may sound crude and simple, but Race the Sun totally comes out victorious in two respects:

    First I've only played a few fully enjoyable titles like this - most of the time you risk stumbling upon shovelware with this kind of game - and Race the Sun is an impeccable implementation of the genre on each and every aspect of its gameplay! It'll get your full undivided attention and give you many, many "whew" moments right off the bat.

    Secondly this game could've gone bad with its design style. You'll often see artists try the simplistic approach only get bland results instead of just simplicity. Race the Sun nailed their simplistic design, using modern graphics capabilities like post processing effects and lighting to clearly show a simplistic design really does not have to be bland for one bit!

    At the price they sell it it's a no brainer. It's a casual play so you can add it to your library even if you're currently going through other bigger titles. This is a nice side-game to have to fill in those voids where you need a break from the massive large-story type gaming.
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  3. Jan 3, 2014
    8
    Best played in short bursts, Race the sun is a very satisfying game. The map layout for each stage is changed every 24 hours offering a newBest played in short bursts, Race the sun is a very satisfying game. The map layout for each stage is changed every 24 hours offering a new challenge daily. Full Review »