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Race the Sun Review

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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Race the Sun is an arcade-inspired racing game where you helm a solar-powered craft. Your objective is simple, hurdle towards the sun dodging obstacles for as long as possible before the sun sets.

In Race the Sun you can delay running out of energy by collecting speed boosts that reverse the setting sun, giving you a short reprieve from the looming darkness. There's a mechanic where you can try to aim for a high score by collecting "Tris" an in-game currency used to increase and maintain your score multiplier.

A feature that sets Race the Sun apart from similar arcade-style games is that the world changes every day! This allows you to take the time to try again and be ready for an obstacle that may have surprised you, without limiting the gameplay to memorization.

The game can only be played as a single-player experience but that doesn't mean that families can't take advantage of its short playtime and score focused gameplay to see who is the best solar craft driver in the family!

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 19/08/2013

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and iOS

Genres: Action and Racing

Developer: @Flippfly



Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.
Players: This is a single player game.


Race the Sun usually costs £6.99 to £7.99.

Race the Sun

Xbox One £7.99
PS Vita £7.39
PS4 £7.39
PS3 £7.39
Wii U £6.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. On Andriod and iOS a Challenge Edition is offered for free with in-app purchases rather than an upfront cost.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.


Our Race the Sun Accessibilty Review details 13 accessibility features:


Reading Level: No Reading
Subtitles: Any spoken content has subtitles


Clarity: Large Clear Navigation


Gamepad: 1 Button & Single Stick
Mouse And Keyboard: Keyboard Alone
Touchscreen: One Tap Targeted
Remap Controls: Remap Buttons
Remap Controls: Remap Game Menu Access


Visibility: Large Game Elements
Visual Distractions: No Screen Shake
Colour Options: Colourblind friendly


Adjustable Audio: Balance Audio Levels
Play Without Hearing: Play Without Hearing

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