Record Run for iOS

By Harmonix Free Editors' Rating


Editors' Review

shelbybrown May 13, 2014

The first mobile game from Harmonix (makers of Rock Band and Dance Central), Record Run introduces a rhythm and beat element to the runner genre. Will Record Run hit platinum, or is this game destined to be shelved?


Run to the beat: By introducing rhythm to vanilla running gameplay, Harmonix has spiced up a mostly stale genre. Enjoy some sweet tunes while you jump over obstacles and avoid danger.

Be the DJ: One of the huge draws of Record Run is the ability to import your own songs. Sing along to radio Gaga, crank it up like a true Belieber, or rock out to some Metallica. You'll appreciate being able to personalize your experience.


Local bands only: The app only lets you import songs stored locally on your iOS device. That means cloud-based music options like Google Play and Spotify are left out. It's been a while, though, since we had to fire up iTunes and sync stuff manually.

Sounds off beat: The BPM detection is hit or miss. We found that some songs sync well with the game level, while others blend into the background. Record Run seems to prefer certain genres like pop and rock over others.

Bottom Line

Record Run's concept is fantastic, but the result lacks the addictive element of past Harmonix titles. Essentially, Record Run is a runner with a music player. If the game added a basic audio editor to clip long intros, or added the ability to queue up a playlist, Record Run could become a more immersive game.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2

-New unlockable character: Hip Hop Girl!

-Improved challenge notifications and the ability to decline challenges

-Improved song navigation: only see songs stored on your device

-Improved and stabilized leaderboards

-Tuned animations and audio for snappier, more rhythmic gameplay

-Store revisions: preview characters before you buy!

-Bug fixes and other stability improvements


Release October 9, 2017
Date Added October 9, 2017
Version 1.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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Developer's Description

From the makers of ROCK BAND and DANCE CENTRAL. This is RECORD RUN. Record Run is a free rhythm-runner that puts you in the middle of your music, chasing records and dodging obstacles to the beat in a crazy musical world. With gameplay levels created to play along with your music, this is a whole new way to run. "Harmonix has managed to transfer the desire for perfection that made Guitar Hero so compulsive into an endless runner. " -Pocket Gamer. Choose your runner from a fun cast of characters and jump, duck and dodge through the city on your way to high-scores. Collect records as you run to get awesome upgrades and unlocks. (Note: RECORD RUN REQUIRES SONGS TO BE STORED LOCALLY ON YOUR DEVICE. Songs stored in the cloud must be downloaded to your device to be used.)

Record Run features an amazing hand-painted art style, characters with tons of personality, and moment-to-moment gameplay that's deeply musical and crazy fun. Users select songs from the music library on their device and run through levels along with their music that are created on the spot by all new Harmonix magic. Unlock content and currency through a series of exciting "missions" that track your progress and transform the city into an amazing "Groove World." Record Run also allows users to challenge their friends to song battles, fight it out on weekly leaderboards and much, much more. Note: iPod Touch 4G is not supported. Record Run does not currently support streaming music services. Record Run currently supports most audio formats, but is incompatible with DRM-locked". m4p" format, previously sold in the iTunes Music Store.