Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jan 22, 2013
    100
    Temple Run 2 is a firecracker of a game that every iOS gamer should download.
  2. Jan 17, 2013
    100
    It crosses demographic and gaming boundaries as easily as Guy Dangerous hops over dangling footbridges. An excellent sequel.
  3. Jan 26, 2013
    90
    Maintains everything that made the original great, while enhancing the rest to provide an even more engaging, and thrilling run.
  4. Jan 22, 2013
    90
    If you weren't a huge fan of the first Temple Run then I doubt the sequel will drastically change your mind.
  5. Jan 17, 2013
    90
    Its mechanics are still pristine. Its controls are still pretty much immaculate. The formula has been tweaked, and I think it has come out for the better. It's evolution, not revolution, but it's still Temple Run and it's sitll a lot of fun.
  6. Jan 18, 2013
    85
    It brings the original formula one step closer to perfection, improving its visuals and gameplay. There's nothing extremely special under the new version, but it's free and still fun, so there's no reason to stick to the previous one.
  7. Jan 17, 2013
    85
    Everything has been improved and refined, in app purchases are non-intrusive, the graphic restyling is convincing and the syndrome of "I still do a run and then I stop" strikes again.
  8. Jan 23, 2013
    84
    Temple Run 2 is as simple, fast and enjoyable as the first episode, but the lack of something really new is disappointing.
  9. Mar 24, 2013
    80
    It boasts upgraded visuals and new mine cart bits, but it doesn't break any new ground. [Apr 2013, p.88]
  10. Feb 10, 2013
    80
    Familiar framework aside, Temple Run 2's notable upgrades and thrilling pursuits make it one of the most entertaining free-to-play options around.
  11. Jan 22, 2013
    80
    Temple Run 2 is a beautiful looking, natural extension of the series that never breaks stride for a second. The game's only liability is that, as beautiful as its environments may be, their unceasing repetition can eventually grow wearisome. Like a child hearing about the concept of living in heaven for eternity and asking, won't I get bored?
  12. Jan 18, 2013
    80
    It was only a matter of time before Temple Run's explosion in popularity resulted in a new title - Temple Run 2 makes enough steps forward to justify the new number, but it's hard to shake the feeling that Imangi are resting on their laurels a little too much.
  13. Jan 17, 2013
    80
    While Temple Run 2 is a quality product, it falls short of being groundbreaking.
  14. Jan 17, 2013
    80
    If you were to pit Temple Run, Temple Run Brave and Temple Run 2 against each other, Temple Run 2 would definitely come out on top – but the play-it-safe improvements don't really do enough to make Temple Run 2 stand out in a sea of games inspired by the original. If anything, the content we're seeing here would have made an admirable update to the original Temple Run. But as a standalone release? Temple Run 2 just doesn't do enough to distinguish itself from its predecessor.
  15. Jan 18, 2013
    79
    For the sequel to one of the most successful mobile games in recent memory, the developers of Temple Run 2 took a safe approach: more of the same. Sure, it has better graphics and a new power-up system, but at its core, it's a lot like the original.
  16. Jan 30, 2013
    70
    The sequel to the immensely popular Temple Run isn't a game that reinvents the genre or does anything radically new. It's the same infectious concept as its predecessor but with a few minor differences. That means it's still an addicting game that you'll probably play for longer than you were expecting.
  17. Jan 25, 2013
    70
    Temple Run 2 is a good endless runner game, better in some ways than the original, and in other ways worse.
  18. Jan 22, 2013
    70
    The biggest flaw Temple Run 2 betrays is its conservatism. The amount of work that has gone into the game is evident, and it's hard to fault an accessible, thrilling game that offers itself to you for free - but it's so similar to its predecessor that it ultimately feels a bit unnecessary.
  19. 70
    Aside from the improved graphics and the addition of minecarts, there's not much here that's actually new. Other endless runners have raised the bar for what we expect from this genre. Still, even though Temple Run is no longer the king, it's still a fun game.
  20. Jan 18, 2013
    70
    Whether it justifies all 170 million of its downloads is open to question but there's no denying this sequel is prettier and even more addictive than the original.
  21. Jan 17, 2013
    70
    Less a breath of fresh air, more a blast of air conditioning, Temple Run 2 adds little to the endless-runner genre, though it is fun. It's just not the shot in the arm some of us were hoping for.
  22. Mar 6, 2013
    60
    Is it so weird that I’d rather pay $5 up front for a game based on fun, addictive core design principles than a “freemium” game that ends up feeling like an interactive advertisement for bundles of coins or gems or Smurfberries or whatever the currency of the moment is?
  23. Jan 19, 2013
    60
    Temple Run was by no means the first endless runner on the mobile scene, and its success paved the way for an influx of worthy competitors. With this in mind, Temple Run 2 feels like a trek across well-trodden ground, albeit a scenic one, rather than a substantial expansion of an existing formula.
  24. Jan 17, 2013
    60
    At its core, Temple Run is still a breathlessly exciting game. Equally, however, it's hard not to feel a little cheated by a decidedly unambitious follow-up that has its eye firmly trained on your wallet.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Jan 24, 2013
    6
    Too similar to its the original to be given too much credit but enough for it to be classed as a sequel. The "newest" thing here is the graphics. While gameplay is untouched, you will find that the world is a lot more dynamic now and looks crisper. Overall making it harder to judge platforms as you are constantly confused by the dynamic camera. It fits well though.. Full Review »
  2. Jan 27, 2013
    9
    This is a great game. It's not so much different from the first one, but that's okay. Why change what works?
  3. Apr 4, 2014
    6
    i have to say temple run has improved . Grade C ........................................................................................................................................... Full Review »