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The Best Android Games Inspired by ''Temple Run''

Loie Favre (translation)


Temple Run has become a reference in the universe of mobile games. Attained a high record of downloads from the Apple Store, as well as from Google Play Store, it's probable that the simple principal of the game has something to do about it. Swiping side to side and up and down while paying very close attention to the changes in the landscape are the key rules to success. The success that become so big that many other developers retook the same principal to propose their own runners and landscapes. Here are the top 5 ''Temple Run Look-a-likes''.

 Crazy Fist II

Funny name but good game, Crazy Fist II is very similar to Temple Run. The difference: the landscape is a little more metal with characters brandishing protruding nails and tattoos who also run over a sea of lava.


On top of this, you have to run, incline your smartphone, jump and what's new: you have to kill evil skeletons on your road to avoid dying. What's more, you are running behind death too. To defeat your untimely demise, you will have to continuously hit it all the while successfully manoeuvring around the turns and other jumps.

Crazy Grandpa

In this application you incarnate a Japanese grandpa on a skateboard, who hurries down a road trying to pick up sushi that's lying around. You have to jump to avoid cars, scooters and slide to pass under big trucks that block the middle of the road.


This game runs fluidly, although Crazy Grandpa could have better graphics. Evolution and bonuses are maybe also missing a little too.

Lost Temple II

Lost Temple II is a great game created by Temple Run. What's good about this one is that you have the choice between several characters. Two of are free: a Santa Claus and some sort of bald bully with a hook for a hand and a book. When you win points, you can de-block the other ones, like a look-a-like actor and a woman resembling someone from Sims.


The choice of characters sets the tone: this game's universe is crazy. You run in the snow, then in a cursed temple, then in a forest. On top of having to avoid the fixed obstacles, you also have to dodge the bad guys and other moving dangers. In this game you don't have to turn right or left. You only use the acceleration meter to orient your character and your fingers to jump and slide. Bonuses are equally available in the store in order to obtain more treasures, like a magnet to attract presents, among other things.

Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers allows you to dive into the part of a young boy who happily tags behind a train until a watchman arrives. Run away!


Run, jump on trains, collect pieces, find bonuses and improve your time. The complete test can be tried out here.

Temple Run 2

If there ever was a game that resembled Temple Run, it's Temple Run II! The new generation version is faster, more fun and a lot more fluid. 


Run, tilt, jump, slide and enter into a mine to take a ride in a cart: Temple Run 2 is Temple Run new and improved!

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