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Bringing a much-needed update to the wildly popular Temple Run, Imangi Studios introduced Temple Run 2 to the Play Store earlier this evening. The game, which brings updated graphics, new obstacles, and player-specific powers, is essentially a refresh of the original, bringing it up to par with recent endless-runner entries like Activision's Pitfall!.

Temple Run 2, like its predecessor, provides players with a vague pretext surrounding a sacred idol. All you really need to know is that you're running from a big, scary, demon monkey, avoiding obstacles, and collecting as many coins as possible along the way. While the overall gameplay dynamic remains the same, players will enjoy sizable enhancements - for one thing, alternate characters are no longer just custom meshes - each character has its own special power. There are also more achievements to unlock, new great-looking environments, and improved graphics.


Overall, the game provides a major step up from its predecessor, while maintaining the same addictive, time-wasting feel players know and love. Plus, it's free from the Play Store, so just hit the widget below to grab the download.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Plays pretty well and so far more fun than the first one. Though, once again, I'm not a fan of the style. Ugh, so pointless.

    • James Jun

      It's a slight improvement. But the gig's worn off. I'm tired of endless running games.

    • okungnyo

      What do you mean by "style"?

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        1. Endless runner, I just hate the endless part. It's repetitive and never ending. That is boring to me.
        2. There is no fun in these get high score and beat your previous high score games for me. I grew up on Starcraft and Counterstrike. In fact, I haven't found a mobile game that stays on my device and makes me want to play it for longer than a few days. There are maybe 2-3 exceptions but ultimately android gaming doesn't exist for me. I can appreciate a quality game when I see one, but they are just not for me.

        • Yeah

          It's because this is a casual game, dumbass. You play it when you need to kill time i.e. waiting for a friend at a bus stop or something. It's not a game that immerses you into its own world.

        • http://www.lukeharper.co.uk/ Luke Harper

          Try Super Hexagon or Rayman Jungle Run. I believe we may share the same taste and those games have satisfied my needs.

  • kaneissik

    i wish you were able to swipe to go side by side instead of tilting it, tilting a tablet is a pain in the ass

    • STRiKER

      like subway surfer...!!!

      • kaneissik


    • Mack

      Quit whining.

      • kaneissik

        shut up moron, every other game like this uses the swipe feature now

  • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

    Is it weird if I like Beach Buggy Blitz, but not Temple Run?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Sunghwa-Woo/542631978 Ray Sunghwa Woo

      I like both games but Temple Runs become more speedy.
      I had a Laguini car fully upgraded and got bored :p

      • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

        Hmm, maybe I should give Temple Run 2 a shot.

        Oh btw, blowing your hard-earned cash on the Lambini as your first car is a big mistake. Get the Dune Jumper instead!

  • Anand

    Temple Run + some features from Agent Dash + some bits = Temple Run 2!! blahh...first impression - Disappointed!

  • http://profiles.google.com/pbooker117 Phillip Booker

    I actually was playing this on my coworkers iPad Mini yesterday (shameful I know) but I thought it was an alright upgrade from the first.

    Pitfall suffers from the same overcharge itis that Subway Surfer has making you pay more than you should to move ahead. So maybe this game has all the fun with the same ability to just play through like Jetpack Joyride.

  • okungnyo

    How is this free? Can anyone explain? What are Imangi's plans for monetization?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      You buy coins with real money?

      • Jongjungbu

        In the first Temple Run, a LOT of people do/did.

    • sssgadget

      In app purchases, future game deals with companies like Disney

  • Guest

    Is it only for me or does anyone else notice that there is no way to exit the game except pressing the home button?

  • Михаил Цаплин
  • http://seewhatdolionseat.com/ David Tsilosani

    wow amazing game temple run 2 is my favorite!