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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 Selecting the first character.
Tail of the Sun PlayStation Bird
Tail of the Sun PlayStation Main menu
Tail of the Sun PlayStation Name entry

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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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Critic Reviews

NowGamer PlayStation Apr 30, 1997 8.4 out of 10 84
Entertainment Weekly PlayStation Jun 13, 1997 B 75
Absolute Playstation PlayStation May, 1997 7.5 out of 10 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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Jun, 1997 11.5 out of 40 29


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