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In Tail of the Sun, you start out as a caveman struggling to survive in the world. Hunt, gather, explore, increase your various stats, and eventually die. It's not just the usual game hazards of animals and drowning that can take your life, but also hunger and age. At that point you select a new member of your ever-growing tribe to continue on as. Your ultimate goal is to kill mammoths, and collect enough tusks to construct a tower that can reach the tail of the sun.


Tail of the Sun PlayStation Fighting an hippo.
Tail of the Sun PlayStation Hand monument
Tail of the Sun PlayStation Rain
Tail of the Sun PlayStation Sleeping.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Taiyou no Shippo: Wild, Pure, Simple Life" -- Japanese title
  • "Tail of the Sun: Wild, Pure, Simple Life" -- US Title Screen title

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NowGamer PlayStation Apr 30, 1997 8.4 out of 10 84
Absolute Playstation PlayStation May, 1997 7.5 out of 10 75
Entertainment Weekly PlayStation Jun 13, 1997 B 75
IGN PlayStation May 09, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution PlayStation Apr, 1997 B- 67
Edge PlayStation Jun, 1997 5 out of 10 50
Mega Fun PlayStation Jun, 1997 46 out of 100 46
GameSpot PlayStation Jun 30, 1997 4.4 out of 10 44


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