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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 Cave entrance
Tail of the Sun PlayStation The character is strong enough now to lift whole trees.
Tail of the Sun PlayStation Some items can be found on the river bed.
Tail of the Sun PlayStation Stonehenge

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


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Joshua J. Slone (4669) added Tail of the Sun (PlayStation) on Apr 14, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (25938)