Percentile Rank

Race The Sun is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Gamers FTW
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 23, 2014

Even though there are numerous heavy hitting triple-A titles coming out in the next few weeks it is certainly worth checking out Flippfly's baby, Race The Sun.

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TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 10, 2013
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Gamestyle
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 24, 2014

Race The Sun is a cross-buy and cross-save title for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita and the cross-save works flawlessly. You won't be able to help just picking this up for a quick go, whether at home or on the road, then losing way too much time to its charms. The Indie revolution is still going strong and this is yet another wonderful example of that.

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Kritiqal
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 18, 2014

Race The Sun is an adrenaline rush the likes of which few other games can compare!

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Scored Reviews

TechRaptor
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2014

With Challenging gameplay, a minimalistic yet sophisticated art style and relaxing music and audio that aids the game's intense pacing; Race the Sun is a game that will be enjoyed by hardcore Indie gamers as well as more laid-back gamers.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 30, 2014

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. I really like the visual style of the game and its minimalist graphics and obstacle design come together nicely. The fact the game also manages to feel fresh everyday due to the changing levels is an added bonus, purely because you don't know what to expect.

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Gaming Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2013

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.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2014

A great game that you'll fire up daily, now on your PlayStation.

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Video Chums
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2014

Gamers of all skill levels will probably get some thrills out of Race The Sun's super fast and tight gameplay.

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SelectButton
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 3, 2013

With a minimalistic approach to the visuals, Race the Sun is quite pleasant to look at, even if the amount of colors are kept to a bare minimum. As you progress, the obstacles in the landscape become increasing more complex with a plethora of moving parts. Shapes will get increasingly taller, producing greater areas of shadows. For only $10, the endless replayability of Race the Sun is well worth the price. Excuse me; Race the Sun is calling my name.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2015

In the end, Race the Sun is definitely a title that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys the infinite-runner genre.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Dec 15, 2013

One of the greatest things about Race the Sun, though, is that in the midst of this, there's variance and additional power-ups and other things that simply make the experience one worth repeating. Nothing captures this quite as much, though, as one fantastic vicissitude: every 24 hours, the game world is completely rearranged. While the real impact is minimal, the functional impact is phenomenal; any progress you'd made on memorizing where to go, which paths to take? It lasts less than a day.

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TrueAchievements
Apr 26, 2017

A game that provides fun and challenge at a frantic pace, players should take a look at Race The Sun, particularly those who are fans of the endless runner genre.

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TheXboxHub
Apr 30, 2017

Today I love Race The Sun. Tomorrow though? Well that may well be a different story. But at least I’ll only have to wait 24 hours before loving it again.

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GameSkinny
Nov 2, 2014

Tired of repetitive runner platforms? With new levels and challenges daily, Race the Sun is the perfect replacement for the stale games in your library.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jun 9, 2015

Those who don't mind its simplicity, though, will certainly enjoy what is probably the best independently developed endless runner for the PC so far.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2014

This quaint indie game goes a long way to proving that a game doesn't have to centre itself around stunning graphics, intricate storylines or likeable characters in order to establish itself amongst some of the truly great indie titles out there today.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
GameSpot

Top Critic

8 / 10
Aug 30, 2013

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.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 29, 2014

Race the Sun was a load of good arcade-style fun on PC and the PS4 version is a near-perfect port.  The heart of the game made it intact and, while it's a shame to be missing the player creations, the daily challenge is always worth returning to.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 8, 2015

[T]he visuals may look a little plain, but that's just to make it easier for the player to assess what's rushing toward them. Race the Sun is a futile flight against a falling sun, but with all of its little extras, different tracks and a sense of speed you can almost feel, it's flight we willingly keep taking on.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
Aug 29, 2013

Race the Sun is a fun endless runner of sorts that I can see making its way to other platforms in the future.  It is looking for votes to get Greenlit on Steam, and I'd recommend promoting it. The price is slightly high at $10 right now, but it is DRM-free and available for PC, Mac, and Linux users.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 5, 2014

Someone considerably more famous and intelligent than us once said that simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication, and Race the Sun is the interactive embodiment of that idea. This is an incredibly humble game, both in gameplay and presentation, but one that is tense, satisfying, and totally hypnotic.

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Pixelophobia
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2017

Race the Sun is a new twist on endless runner. This time the goal is not running away from danger, but having as much fun as you can. You pilot solar-powered plane and your objective is to chase the sun avoiding shadows as much as you can. This simplistic game can't be player for story or visuals, but is fun to play nonetheless.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Oct 28, 2014

There isn't much more to say about Race The Sun. 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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