Temple Run 2 for Android – Review

On May 13, 2013

App Type: Android

Temple Run 2 for Android – Review

Our rating:

By: Imangi Studios

Version #: 1.1.1

Date Released:

Developer: Imangi Studios

Price: free

User Rating:

Run, Forest, Run! Just kidding, but someone should make a runner based on Forest Gump.  But, since no one has, Temple Run 2 is a close second, I suppose. It’s hard to create a runner that doesn’t have players losing interest after an hour of playing. However, Imangi Studios has created a nearly flawless follow-up to the original Temple Run.

The Good

Temple Run 2 is literally a 2.0 upgrade to its predecessor in every sense of the word.  The graphics are better, the gameplay is better, and the title is just a relatively better experience than the original, which is what sequels are supposed to be, right? Gameplay is incredibly smooth for the most part, but I did see some glitching when you get to higher scores. Temple Run 2 provides for the perfect balance of fun and challenge. There are weekly and daily challenges for you to earn more coins, which is also an upgrade.

The Bad

I only have two true gripes with Temple Run 2. One is that performance starts to dwindle as you get into the higher scores. It doesn’t happen all the time, and it isn’t enough of a problem to hinder the game’s worth, but it still has to be mentioned. Secondly, getting from level 8 to level 9 takes incredibly long. You need 10 million lifetime coins to unlock level 9, and even after playing nearly 1000 games, I’m not even close. I am actually wondering if level 9 even exists.

The Ugly Truth

Temple Run has been one of the most downloaded mobile games across Android and iOS, and there’s a reason for it. Temple Run 2 upgrades every aspect of the original Temple Run, and it is still free, unless you want to buy coins (I don’t, sorry Imangi). I highly recommend downloading the game, especially if you enjoy a challenge. I can see myself wasting hours of my life playing this game (I already have), and I’m hoping there is a Temple Run 3 in the works.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Low.

Who Is It For:People who love the original Temple Run or the runner genre in general.

What I Like:Extremely fun gameplay and smooth graphics.

What I Don't Like:High cost to unlock level 9.

Final Statement:Temple Run 2 might be the best runner on the Android marketplace, and upgrades all aspects of the original Temple Run game.

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