'Temple Run 2' Hits the App Store

Imangi Studios' iconic endless runner Temple Run proved to be a huge success, having been downloaded more than 170 million times since it launched in mid–2011, and today, a surprise sequel to the original game hit the App Store.

Temple Run 2 features the same danger-filled action-packed experience found in the first Temple Run game, but it includes new power ups, a mine cart, zip lines, and an even bigger monkey, according to the App Store description. The game is also set in a new environment and it features enhanced graphics.

Our sister site TouchArcade got an early look at the game and had this to say:
Right from first boot up you'll get a sense of deja vu as the camera sweeps in on the cursed idol that has been the cause of so much running over the past year and a half. You're still being chased by freaky monkey creatures – well, just one giant creature, actually – and you’re still using a combination of swipes and tilts to jump or slide past obstacles and collect coins. This is totally Temple Run.

However, just because the key components remain the same doesn't mean there isn't a ton of new stuff in Temple Run 2. Quite the opposite. The game takes place during the "golden hour" that’s just before sunset in a new temple floating high up in the sky. This sequel has received a big upgrade in terms of visuals and animation over its predecessor, and it makes a difference. It’s a beautiful game for sure.

Temple Run 2 is currently available as a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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25 months ago

Same old game with a different environment.
Moving on..


I've always wondered whether people who are always putting down the efforts of others are over-achievers themselves.

Would love to see your creations max.
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25 months ago
Same old game with a different environment.
Moving on..
Rating: 8 Votes
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25 months ago
Bummer. I was hoping to get some sleep tonight
Rating: 8 Votes
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25 months ago

Temple 2!!!!

Strange, it doesn't come up with a search. The direct link above works though.


It's Apple's horrible Chomp acquisition. Searching the exact title of an app won't return the app as the first result if something more popular has one of the keywords.

"Baby Run - Jump Star"? Come on!
Rating: 6 Votes
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25 months ago
Wait.... Which app store are we talking about here?? :p
Rating: 4 Votes
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25 months ago
New Pitfall, I mean Temple Run lol
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25 months ago
This is somewhat more intense than I thought. Nice enhancement to an already addictive game.
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25 months ago

Milk it baby, milk it :cool:


I don't mind them doing it since you can totally play the games and never spend any real money. its the ones where it's basically impossible to move past X level without putting up some cash that bug me.

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It's Apple's horrible Chomp acquisition. Searching the exact title of an app won't return the app as the first result if something more popular has one of the keywords.

"Baby Run - Jump Star"? Come on!


Actually it's more a combo of it being new and possibly not fully indexed yet and the overall ****** meta data. All the Apple Stores need a makeover in the metadata department. One useful change might be to stop indexing descriptions that way folks cant pad in things like "great for fans of Temple Run" in games that are nothing like it but they want it to show in searches.
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25 months ago

Have to say this is a pretty intense update. The way the landscape goes up and down, along with interactions with the environment like zip lining. Its a pretty nice change.

For all the haters, of course this is the same game with a different environment. Isnt that the point? I dont understand.


People hate because they don't understand lol. The numbers usually shut them up. We just have to wait a little while to see how many downloaded the game.
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25 months ago
No way that guy can outrun that King Kong of a gorilla.
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