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Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

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  • Summary: 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,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! FEATURES* 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! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jan 11, 2012
    100
    All told, if this game isn't on your phone, you're doing yourself a huge disservice.
  2. Aug 12, 2011
    100
    It matches the sheer thrill and intensity of Canabalt, but with a completely new theme and perspective. We've all wanted to be Indiana Jones at some point, and now's your chance.
  3. Jan 23, 2012
    90
    The "endless running" genre consists of many excellent titles, with the likes of Tiny Wings, DoodleJump and Grim Joggers receiving high acclaim. Temple Run goes above and beyond, offering gamers a superb, addictive experience throughout.
  4. Oct 7, 2011
    76
    Temple Run is a very good running game with accurate touch controls, frenetic action and lots of achiements and power-ups to unlock. It's simple and fun, and it's free. What are you waiting for? Go download it now.
  5. Aug 17, 2011
    75
    A fast and frenzied iPhone experience. The combination of swiping and tilt controls gives each session a frantic feeling. Right now the package feels a little basic and derivative, but still quite fun.
  6. Aug 11, 2011
    70
    A solid take on the endless running genre that doesn't add anything, but is still fun all the same.
  7. Aug 8, 2011
    60
    My big qualm with Temple Runner lies in the fact that the majority of the game's scenery looks the same. Yeah, the scenery does change here and there, but most of the time, gamers are running through ruined, temple pathways that look consistently the same. It all starts to blur together after a while.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Apr 27, 2012
    10
    Temple Run is probably the most addictive App Store game you can buy. Even though it is a simple idea, there is a great amount of strategicTemple Run is probably the most addictive App Store game you can buy. Even though it is a simple idea, there is a great amount of strategic work involved.Buy it! Expand
  2. Dec 6, 2011
    9
    Best free Game out there. It is so much fun and very challenging. There are tons of unlocks and perks to help boost your character. I playBest free Game out there. It is so much fun and very challenging. There are tons of unlocks and perks to help boost your character. I play this game everyday. It's not a game you can play for hours, it's one you will play for a long period of time, but only like 10 minutes here and there. Expand
  3. Feb 12, 2012
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Awesome game... It was very fun and addictive...Best free game I played, the best part is to achieve the objectives in the game and the extra powers we have in the game. Expand
  4. Jul 15, 2012
    6
    Temple Run brings the non-stop running game genre(if it is a genre) to new heights, with its addictive gameplay and excellent upgrade systemTemple Run brings the non-stop running game genre(if it is a genre) to new heights, with its addictive gameplay and excellent upgrade system all looks fine and dandy in the universe of running out of a temple for free world. It also is a very dynamic game, with the camera swooping low as you skid underneath a tree and bends tightly as you sprint around corners. Unfortunately the game isn't perfect and its attempt at all this seems to occasionally make the game not respond to your commands. E.g. I go to turn a corner and the 2500m pop-up comes on and makes my character not turn, becoming a game with alot of lag. Another example is when I picked up the boost temporary upgrade and "guy dangerous" ran off of the track missing the corner while going really fast. These small things can really spoil the time and it should be fixed. That said, I recommend this to any iOS users. Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2014
    6
    It's an okay game. Repetitive and a little glitchy with either being too sensitive or not sensitive enough. There are some objectives andIt's an okay game. Repetitive and a little glitchy with either being too sensitive or not sensitive enough. There are some objectives and upgrades to get, things to collect and aim for (coins, power ups etc) but no real incentive to keep playing. However, to be fair, it is a very unique and nice looking, nice sounding still fairly fun infinite runner game with a well delivered idea and feel as you mad-dash for the free world outside of the temple. It has a dynamic camera as it swoops low when you skid underneath a tree and bends tightly as you go around the corners but like I mentioned earlier, there are some sensitivity problems so you will still have times where the game doesn't respond to your commands and therefore you either do something you didn't mean to or you don't do something you wanted to do which really does get irritating (usually how I die).which is mostly why I can't give it a higher score. Aside from that it's fun though just maybe not in long doses.... Expand
  6. Apr 3, 2014
    5
    some apps can be way stupid and not that big of an adventure or good game . Grade D ..................................................................
  7. May 30, 2014
    1
    I never saw how this game is so popular. The gameplay is shallow and repetitive, with no challenge whatsoever. The track never changes andI never saw how this game is so popular. The gameplay is shallow and repetitive, with no challenge whatsoever. The track never changes and there is nothing to keep you interested long term. Expand

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