Temple Run 2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

Last week Imangi Studios released a sequel to its widely popular endless-runner game, Temple Run. The game landed here in the US on Thursday night, and within 8 hours it had shot up to the #1 Free App in the App Store.

But apparently its impressive run didn’t stop there. Imangi issued a press release this morning announcing that Temple Run 2 was downloaded more than 20 million times, on iOS alone, in its first four days of availability…

Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

“Imangi Studios today announced that Temple Run 2 was downloaded over 20 million times in its four days of availability on the App Store. The game rocketed to #1 Free App just eight hours after release, and is currently the #3 Top Grossing App. Free to download, Temple Run 2 is the sequel to the mega-hit original endless runner, Temple Run, which has been download over 170 million times across the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Marketplace.”

As MacStories points out, the 20 million download figure looks even more impressive when you compare it to other big releases. Rovio, for example, hit 10 million with Angry Birds in 3 days, and that was on multiple platforms.

In addition to the above statistics, Imangi also notes that since its release, Tempe Run 2 has accumulated over 210 million sessions. That equates to more than 1,775 years of gameplay, which is actually pretty crazy to think about.

After playing Temple Run 2 all weekend, it’s not hard to see what all of the buzz is about. It has the same familiar controls and gameplay that made the first one so much fun, as well as better graphics and new running dynamics.

If you haven’t played it yet, it’s worth checking out. You can find it in the App Store for free.

  • Zorvage

    Since everyone was so excited about Temple run, I decided to take a look at part 2, but I honestly don’t like the game.

  • iTechMunch

    The game is boring. And graphics is not that great

  • Johnathan Jennings

    My high score on the first one- 7,000,000
    My high score on the second one- 700,000
    I hate the minecart cave part,, I die everytime!

    • Melvco

      I did too until I figured out the trick: lean the way the track is slanted. So if it is slanted left, tilt your phone or iPad to the left. They should have explained this better in the tutorials.

      • Johnathan Jennings

        You’re right! I just tried it and it worked. Thanks!

  • Johnathan Jennings

    I love the game! So much better than the first

  • At first I thought the game was quite difficult to play. After some time however the game is actually offers some nice pluses over the first one which makes me favorite it over the first.

  • that game is awesome, but runs horribly on my ipt4g 🙁

  • And Imangi saw 20 million deletes in 2 days 😛

  • It is extremely glitchy on my 32 gb iPod 4g but it is a great game. It probably is so glitchy because every new game that comes out is glitchy on this device. NEED IPOD 5G!!!

  • Latrese

    It was very leggy on my iphone 4 so I had to delete it. But if I had a faster device Ik I’d really love it,thoo I do prefer subway surfer

  • Ben

    High score of 4.5 million.

  • steadymobbin559

    Awesome game but too glitchy ill wait till the better version comes out i had to do most the objectives 4 times each before it actually checked off plus it glitched on the zip line lol I was stuck for 4million points till he self destructed lol its a new game so it’ll be glitchy for a while the first one was the same