Review

Solar Ash review: Shadow of the Colossus meets Jet Set Radio in a sci-fi stunner

The studio behind Hyper Light Drifter delivers a highly original open-plan platform game

Creative director
Alx Preston
Key Credits
Chelsea Hash (Game director), Cosimo Galluzi (Lead artist)

Solar Ash is a highly original open-plan platform game. A slim move set that rewards momentum is the perfect means of exploring its swirling, broken landscapes and executing its more exacting challenges. While some of its elements feel overly simple, that doesn’t detract hugely from a clinically focused and fresh experience.

  • Super slick movement and control
  • A fascinating world to explore
  • Great art design and gorgeous views
  • Boss encounters become repetitive
4 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 5
Solar Ash review: Shadow of the Colossus meets Jet Set Radio in a sci-fi stunner
Creative director
Alx Preston
Key Credits
Chelsea Hash (Game director), Cosimo Galluzi (Lead artist)

Solar Ash is a highly original open-plan platform game. A slim move set that rewards momentum is the perfect means of exploring its swirling, broken landscapes and executing its more exacting challenges. While some of its elements feel overly simple, that doesn’t detract hugely from a clinically focused and fresh experience.

  • Super slick movement and control
  • A fascinating world to explore
  • Great art design and gorgeous views
  • Boss encounters become repetitive
4 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 5