templerun2Imangi 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]

Top Rated Comments

tsadi Avatar
114 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.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ifij775 Avatar
114 months ago
Bummer. I was hoping to get some sleep tonight
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
max53389 Avatar
114 months ago
Same old game with a different environment.
Moving on..
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WestonHarvey1 Avatar
114 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!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thelink Avatar
114 months ago
Wait.... Which app store are we talking about here?? :p
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Carlanga Avatar
114 months ago
New Pitfall, I mean Temple Run lol
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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