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Editors' Review

Temple Run is a treasure-hunting game with shades of a few other popular games thrown in. It installs quickly and launches with a short tutorial that teaches the game mechanics in about 60 seconds. Temple Run is a free download, but you'll want to buy some extra coins to buy upgrades and new capabilities.

Essentially, in Temple Run you need to run through a maze of paths, jumping or sliding over and under obstacles, collecting coins or gems as you go, using different swipes of the screen and by tilting the iDevice. There are power-ups and special abilities (like flying) that help you evade those chasing you and let you collect even more booty. But go too slow, get caught in a booby trap, or slip up even a bit, and you're caught and the game ends. While this type of running and jumping game is fun for a while, for some people the entertainment will get old quickly; for others it will last.

We enjoyed playing Temple Run and will likely revisit it quite a bit. Graphics are good, gameplay is addictive and fast, and as long as you can keep up with the ever-accelerating pace, you're in for a good time.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.6

In this update, we added support for iOS 6 and the new iPhone 5! This includes:

  • - Bigger screen size for iPhone 5
  • - New social sharing feature. Now share your scores via Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
  • - Lots of bug fixes
  • General

    Publisher Imangi Studios
    Publisher web site
    Release Date September 19, 2012
    Date Added November 02, 2012
    Version 1.6


    Category Games
    Subcategory Action Games

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems iOS
    Additional Requirements None

    Download Information

    File Size 15.83MB
    File Name External File


    Total Downloads 131,337
    Downloads Last Week 70


    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
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