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  • Summary: Race the Sun is an intense action game that could be described as a mash-up of Star Fox and Temple Run with a community focus.
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 3, 2013
    82
    Race The Sun is pure adrenaline. Unfortunately the challenges are rather short.
  3. 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.
  4. 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]
  5. Nov 6, 2013
    79
    An original take on the arcade time-trial formula. [Dec 2013, p.95]
  6. Jan 15, 2014
    70
    The game’s illusion of freedom is a bit disappointing. There are no paths surrounded by invisible walls as we have come to expect from other ‘endless runners’, and the first thing you do is try to take a peek at the edge of this world. But, in reality, there are only three ways: forward, just to the left, and just to the right.
  7. Sep 20, 2013
    65
    When all's said and done, Race the Sun is a solid offering and I'm sure some players will undoubtedly end up hooked on the thrill of the daily leaderboard battles. On the other hand, some (including me) will come away feeling that the final product is a bit too limited to reach the potential it holds.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Dec 10, 2013
    10
    This game is really a special gem, I don't quite remember how I came across it before it came out on Steam, but I don't regret getting it at all.

    The game (imo) is a great and sweet spot perfect balance between epicly fast action racing survival and zen like relaxing visuals sound design etc.

    It's a little unclear to me even today how exactly level progression works or if it's just an "endless" kind of deal, but regardless it's really really great, and even though it would be good enough on it's own you can even unlock customization options and try custom courses made by other players or make your own!

    Anyway, really great little game.
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  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 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. May 25, 2014
    10
    Race the Sun is one of those games that come along and hold your attention for hours upon hours, and you have no regrets. The game is beautifully made, with simple yet effective gameplay and graphics. It is a basic game, but it id pulled off well and almost hypnotises you. Such a simple idea was made the greatest it could be. It is fun and challenging without being a rage-quit game. Set out what it meant to do perfectly. I can't flaw this game. Expand
  4. May 21, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A simple yet delightful little game. You are a little airplane who lies along until he finally crashes into something or runs out of sunlight. Trophies included. It's really difficult, though, Expand
  5. 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 new challenge daily. Expand
  6. Jul 1, 2014
    8
    It's pretty a basic and minimalistic style racer that surprisingly delivers instant fun. It's a game that's not worth more than 5€, imho you should probably pick it up on steam/gog sale. The great thing about it is that you can upgrade your ship and the scenery/map changes every 24h. There are also lots of custom maps submitted by the community and readily available to play on. Expand
  7. May 20, 2014
    4
    This game is too hard, for me. And it's really unforgiving, if you wipe out once you start all the way over from the very start of the game on level 13 if you die you back to level one. WTF is up with that whats up with some lives for gods sake. I kind of wish I would have been able to try it before I bought it. Expand

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