Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
Buy On
  1. May 11, 2015
    72
    A good pick-up-and-play game, but it gets old very fast.
  2. 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.
  3. Nov 6, 2014
    70
    This is an incredibly humble game, both in gameplay and presentation, but one that is tense, satisfying, and totally hypnotic.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 89
  2. Negative: 18 out of 89
  1. 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 Full Review »
  2. May 8, 2015
    6
    Pretty basic fast past runner that offers little from what was on the PS2.

    It's not a bad game, and I'm glad to have got it via PS+ rather
    Pretty basic fast past runner that offers little from what was on the PS2.

    It's not a bad game, and I'm glad to have got it via PS+ rather than actually paying for it. I would pay £1.99 or so for a game this basic, but cant help but feel it would be more fun on a handheld / Android than the PS4.

    If its free to download, do it, it's a few hours enjoyment
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  3. Dec 24, 2014
    7
    I like what Race the Sun set out to do, and I think it achieves it wonderfully. There hasn't been a fast-runner game I've been pleased with inI like what Race the Sun set out to do, and I think it achieves it wonderfully. There hasn't been a fast-runner game I've been pleased with in quite some time, but the mechanic here is perfect. You fly your ship through a very Star Fox (via SNES) geometrically correct world in an attempt to finish the level without losing your solar fuel. You do this while the environment collapses and forms new obstacles in front of you, giving a very cinematic feel to the game as the world rushes past. Its a great test of reflexes, but hard to take in large doses. I love the daily level updates, shows a great initiative on the developers behalf. Grab it if you like fast-paced racing titles (Split Second, Space Harrier), you won't go wrong. 7/10 Full Review »