Download one of these games like Temple Run to embark on an endless running spree. While you can choose to play the game in question, it tends to get a little monotonous after a period of time. But if you just can’t get enough of that gameplay, you should turn your attention towards the alternatives mentioned below. They continue to adopt the concept that involves running endlessly and even bring much-needed variety in terms of graphics and goals. Have a look and tell us which one you’d try out first.
1 – Dead Runner:
Dead Runner is an endless running game meant for Android devices, where you are required to run for your life in the spooky forest. Haunted trees, howling winds and whispers in this game are enough to send shivers down your spine. But as you run in this forest, you are required to save yourself from dashing into trees which trap wailing souls.
So before it is too late, you have to run for your life until you are safely out of the forest, which doesn’t seem likely considering it is an endless game. It adopts the first person perspective gameplay and you need to tilt your device in the direction you want to go in order to save yourself.
2 – Panda Run HD:
The next application on our lineup of games similar to Temple Run, is Panda Run HD for Android, and it’s nothing but a rip off of the former. This is one reason why you might enjoy this application, if you are a fan of the aforementioned running game. Here your objective is to collect fragments of the soul stone while sprinting through mazes and inch towards accomplishing your goal to get hold of the legendary soul stone.
And if you are already good at running in a certain temple, mastering this game will hardly be a challenge for you. You can control your movements by simply tilting your phone, and turn left or right with a swipe gesture in the respective direction. Be careful of obstacles and do not forget to collect the soul stone, while you are busy saving your life. You can even expect improved graphics from the HD version of the title.
3 – Subway Surfers:
If you are an iOS device owner with a weakness for games that involve exceptional graphics and require you to run tirelessly, Subway Surfers is meant for you. In addition to saving Jake, Fresh and Tricky from the grumpy inspector and his pit bull, you have to dodge trains that are coming straight in your direction.
Also, collect all the gold coins, while you are at it. You can even challenge or your friends or help them out if they are stuck. The advanced and colorful graphics of the app, that have been optimized for Retina display of Apple devices, will keep you coming back for more.
4 – Aby Escape:
The raccoon in this game desperately needs your help to save himself from hunters. And if the hunters in the forest weren’t enough, the poor animal has to run from policemen as well as bikers and even dodge obstacles in his way.
You need to swipe and jump your way through 50 different challenges and 30 levels, and as you progress you will find a number of enemies like footballers and elephants trying to stop you from sprinting. As you move to next levels, you unlock multiple items and receive power-ups that help you take on enemies.
5 – Tiny Wings:
This alternative on our catalog of Temple Run alternatives, is a bit different as instead of running, it involves endless flying. It is about birds with really tiny wings that make them unable to fly. Your goal is to take the help of the numerous hills to fly momentarily. You just cannot compromise on your flying speeds and have to move ahead, irrespective of the time of the day.
The simple arcade application requires you to control the critter with a single tap and the highlight of the game is its ever-changing graphics, so you can expect different visuals every day. The iCloud sync support allows you to continue playing from where you left off, on the iPhone and the iPad.
6 – Run Like Hell:
Well, if you do not want tribals relishing on you, then you have no other option but to run like hell. The ‘frantically paced’ title takes you to ancient ruins, villages, jungles and beaches and all you need to do is dash through them, while keeping an eye out for all those obstacles.
Quick reflexes for this game are a must-have, as they are for all other apps mentioned here. You need to collect coins in order to move on to higher levels. And the game includes 30 of them, 3 game modes, 3 difficulty levels and some bonus episodes too. It is available for Android as well as iOS devices.
7 – Planet Runner:
And taking our list of games similar to Temple Run a bit further is Planet Runner, a fast-paced jumping title wherein a robot warrior has been entrusted with the duty of rebuilding the tattered planet. But you have to be very careful not to fall prey to one of those mechanical monsters that are out to get you.
While jumping your way through the mechanical clutter, you also need to collect beings that are still alive and that include plants and flowers. This Android game features three difficulty levels.
8 – Running Fred:
A sequel to Falling Fred, Running Fred is an entertaining game in which you are made to run in bizarre ‘uber-cool’ locations. It’s a title with a third person perspective and is available for Android as well as iOS. Complete with adventure and hordes of challenges, the app gives you an option to choose your character.
You can even make him look stylish in special outfits. All the included special skills and perks will give you an upper hand in the game and the ability to tackle obstacles along the way.
We are sure you are itching to try these games like Temple Run. They are great options for all those who are unable to play the popular title on their phones because it lags and for all those who like trying out new ones. So once you are done sprinting through weird locations and dodging all challenges, do come back and tell us which one is your favorite.