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  • Summary: You are a solar-powered craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time.

    You are a solar-powered craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time. Race The Sun is
    You are a solar-powered craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time.

    You are a solar-powered craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time. Race The Sun is inspired by arcade games of the past with a focus on high scores, short game sessions, and a sense of pure fun mingled with a nerve-wracking tension. The rules are simple: don't crash, stay in the light, and don't slow down! This is a cross-save, cross-buy title.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Oct 30, 2014
    90
    Overall Race The Sun is a fantastic endless runner style game, a genre which I’m usually not a fan of. It’s incredibly addictive and really taps in to that ‘one more go’ mentality.
  2. Oct 26, 2014
    90
    A wonderful game that really tests your gaming skills.
  3. Power Unlimited
    Jul 24, 2015
    88
    Race the Sun is a randomly generated thrill ride that keeps pushing you harder and gets better every time you play. [Aug 2015, p.082]
  4. Oct 29, 2014
    80
    Every day is a new challenge, and with a bit of practice with the ship’s handling and familiarization with the set pieces that make up the world, maybe you can give the sun a run for its money.
  5. May 11, 2015
    72
    A good pick-up-and-play game, but it gets old very fast.
  6. May 29, 2015
    70
    It's a different endless runner, since the context is way less ethereal than what you're used to. If you like the genre, you should try this one.
  7. 40
    It does what it promises in offering a fast runner-style game, and it's nice that the developers went as far as to offer completely new level layouts each day, but ultimately this is as shallow as the likes of Doodle Jump or Temple Run, and costs an order of magnitude more money.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jun 20, 2017
    10
    This bad boy is NOT for people who get frustrated easily. For me, I crash, I laugh about it, I go again. Rinse and repeat. For an Indie titleThis bad boy is NOT for people who get frustrated easily. For me, I crash, I laugh about it, I go again. Rinse and repeat. For an Indie title this game has incredibly smooth controls and extra beauty in its graphics that match those of some AAA tier games. The gameplay is as straightforward as it comes.

    This game isn't one that you will sit down with for 3 hours straight but its great when you want to kill 10 minutes or so. I highly recommend this title. Simple, exciting, and beautiful.
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  2. Oct 22, 2014
    9
    This game is like an endless runner in 3D. Object is to avoid obstacles as long as you can. Really good in short bursts as the levels changeThis game is like an endless runner in 3D. Object is to avoid obstacles as long as you can. Really good in short bursts as the levels change daily. Gets a little deeper with powerups and special abilities but this isn't something you will play for hours. Progress though a set of challenges. I think this game is more at home on the Vita with its quick play and the sticks seem more responsive and tuned on Vita than PS4. Vita version takes a bit to load but runs smooth with a very noticeable hit in detail. Can get frustrating and sometimes you get screwed by the environment in unavoidable no out paths unless you have a jump left. Very addicting Expand
  3. Feb 7, 2019
    8
    This is a pretty fun game, I played it before I had vr but it is even better with the headset.
  4. May 11, 2015
    6
    I had it for free on PS+. It's a short game, based on skill. The content is very poor, but i still like it. when you finish the game, you canI had it for free on PS+. It's a short game, based on skill. The content is very poor, but i still like it. when you finish the game, you can try to beat your best score, there are daily leaderboards.

    Anyway, a very simple game, too simple.
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  5. Apr 29, 2017
    6
    Race the Sun
    Endless Frustrations
    Race the sun is an endless runner game where you control a ship trying to rack up as many points as
    Race the Sun
    Endless Frustrations
    Race the sun is an endless runner game where you control a ship trying to rack up as many points as possible..
    Before you start there are challenges to clear...
    clearing these challenges will progress the level of your ship...
    as you progress your level you unlock new drops to help you get further as well as ship perks,,
    This helps with the one more try mentality you need in an endless runner..
    Especially since this is all that the game is...
    The world isn’t too interesting and that’s mostly due to the fact that is changes every 24 hours…
    but it’s still thrilling trying to find the right path in a region, remembering where you messed up and trying to overcome these obstacles next time…
    as there definitely are some wrong paths with impossible obstacles unless you have a specific pick up with you…
    this can make the game feel a bit cheap, frustrating and unfair..
    a smack in the face like your perseverance meant nothing when you get into a situation you have no control in…
    This ultimately hurt my overall experience of what otherwise is a fairly enjoyable quick break kind of game..
    There’s not much depth here…
    complete challenges, stay out of the shadows, and race the sun.
    I give race the sun
    a 6.5/10
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  6. Jul 28, 2015
    6
    Although it's ultimately an infinite runner type game, Race The Sun has a few features that help extend its replayability. A simple concept,Although it's ultimately an infinite runner type game, Race The Sun has a few features that help extend its replayability. A simple concept, but well made. Expand
  7. Oct 16, 2015
    0
    Punishingly difficult, they make you go super fast and add tons of moving obstacles really early on so you die quickly. Difficulty ramps upPunishingly difficult, they make you go super fast and add tons of moving obstacles really early on so you die quickly. Difficulty ramps up way too quickly, which discourages newcomers and works only for obsessive fans who have super quick reflexes.

    There aren't really any alternate game modes if you find the main one overly difficult or stressful. This is one of those games that's needlessly unforgiving and could easily be adapted with a few adjustments to the speed of the airship, the number of obstacles, and the space between them.
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