We knew that Temple Run 2 would be popular, but the newly released sequel has already gone and smashed some records previously held by Angry Birds. The game by Imangi Studios has sold a combined 50 million downloads in the space of just 13 days, taking into account the combined downloads across Android, iOS and Kindle platforms.
If you have already downloaded Temple Run 2, it’s easy to see why as well. The game is even better than the first in our opinion, improving on almost every aspect of the first game which was already a massive success. The addition of character unlock abilities that regenerate, better animations and even mine cart levels makes Temple Run 2 the perfect 10 minute game when you are travelling on public transport with some free time to burn.
Angry Birds is obviously a popular franchise in its own right, but Rovio may need to come up with their next big plan if they are going to stop Temple Run 2 from running away in the popularity contest. In comparison, Angry Birds Space managed 50 million downloads in the space of 35 days in April of last year.
How long will the Temple Run 2 addiction last though? The game features a lot more longevity than the first which is great to see, and of course the ability to record monster scores with the gem feature added that lets you restart where you last died. You can even find gems as you play the game, which is pretty generous from Imangi Studios in our opinion.
What are you playing the most on your smartphone – Temple Run 2 or Angry Birds? Is the Angry Bird craze starting to die out a little in your opinion? Agent Dash is another neat little game in the mould of Temple Run that you may want to try out.