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Temple Run for iOS

By Imangi Studios Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 18, 2012

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.

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

    Release November 2, 2012
    Date Added November 2, 2012
    Version 1.6

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems iOS, iPhone OS 4.x
    Additional Requirements None


    Total Downloads 132,993
    Downloads Last Week 16
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    Developer's Description

    From the makers of the award-winning best-seller Harbor Master comes the most exhilarating running game on the App Store. Test your reflexes as you race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect coins and buy power ups, and see how far you can run!

    You've searched the world for the precious idol and finally found it in the mysterious temple that rises from the murky waters - but the idol is cursed! You have awoken the demon guardians of the temple, and now you have to escape from their deadly pursuit!


    Simple swipe and tilt controls that are easy to use and just feel right

    Level up your character and use crazy powerups

    Original 3D running mechanic combining turning, jumping, sliding and tilting - the first of its kind!

    Crisp high quality Retina Display graphics

    Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements to compete with your friends

    Incredibly fun, just one more time, endless game play!

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