We’re all familiar with Temple Run, the breakthrough game that let us indulge in our lifelong urge to sprint through temples away from what can only be a representation of our own responsibilities. Temple Run 2 Frozen Festival has everything you would expect from the world’s most popular running game with some neat extra features. Let’s run at them head first and discover how you can download Temple Run 2 free today.

What’s it all about?

On the off chance that you’ve spent the past five years living under a rock and never played the original Temple Run, allow us to break it down for you. Temple Run is an Indiana Jones inspired 3D chase game that requires sharp reflexes to navigate through winding temple passageways away from some sort of angry dark shadow monkey-like creatures. Swiping the screen allows you to turn right and left as corners approach, and swiping up and down allows you to jump over and slide under obstacles. The gameplay doesn’t require much brainpower, it does, however, require your reflexes to be honed to a high degree. And it is highly addictive.

Temple Run 2 Frozen Festival is arguably better than the original version, keeping the highly rated features that worked well in the past and improving upon them. With the added diversity of different escape methods such as ziplining and mine cars, it escapes the monotony of the first game. Did we mention it also takes place in a sky temple?

Is it any good?

In short, yes. The premise for all Temple Run games is pretty simple, but they showcase simple done right. Temple Run 2 lacks any sort of real storyline, but it doesn’t really need one. The gameplay experience is as addictive as it is entertaining. It’s a fast-paced chase at all times, so expect to die at the hands of the evil monkey men, a lot. Dying isn’t frustrating, however, and simply an aspect of the game that makes it so addictive.

The game, of course, offers in-app purchases, but it certainly isn’t pushy with them like other games. Temple Run 2 can be enjoyed without the need to make any purchases – something that isn’t easy to find in a game these days. Let’s look at some of the features Temple Run 2 has to offer.

Features

Stunning new graphics

Naturally, the graphics have improved a lot making your Temple Running experience that much more realistic.

Gorgeous new organic environments

Put your reflexes to the test with magical new settings and environments never seen before in the original Temple Run.

New obstacles

More obstacles to stop you in your tracks, but still only one way to die – at the hands of the sadistic shadow monkeys.

More power-ups

Each player has specific power-ups as well as upgradeable attributes like a Head Start Boost and Coin Value Increaser

More achievements

Collect coins, cover great distances and find tokens to unlock more achievements than ever.

Bigger monkeys

Just in case they weren’t terrifying enough, they’re now bigger than ever. More motivation to get into gear and avoid becoming monkey fodder.

Continue Running

Buying gems allows you to pick up where you left off and continue running from those giant primates. There is also an option to continue by watching ads if you’ve got a decent level of patience. This is a newly introduced feature that wasn’t available in the original Temple Run.

Collect Chests

Collect chests during your runs to unlock special artefacts like the Santa Hat.

Leaderboards

Test your skills against the best of the best in different categories such as Distance Run and Coins Collected on the Leaderboards.

Coin Skins

Modify your coins to look like autumn leaves or Christmas cookies.

Maps

Play in exciting new environments such as the Lost Jungle and Pirate Cove.

How to download Temple Run 2

We thought you’d never ask. To copy your free Temple Run 2 APK game, hit the big green download button found at the top of this article. When prompted, start the download and wait for the adventure to begin. Just make sure you have downloads from third-party sites enabled on your Android device. Access this in your settings section under ‘Allow app downloads from third party sources’. This essentially gives your phone permission to download from other sites than the Google Play store.

Games like Temple Run allow you to temporarily forget about your troubles and find solace in the temples in the sky. In fact, new evidence shows the benefits of indulging in games extends far beyond this. Playing games can lead to improvements in hand-eye coordination, decision making, reflexes and creating strong social connections. There are even some claims that such games can slow down the aging process, and even though this seems speculative, it is no doubt related to the stress-busting benefits that come from the escapism associated with them.

“I really love this app. I enjoy playing this game. It relieves stress and yeah, it makes my day contented.”

“It’s one of the best chasing games and I’m always looking forward to this game in my Freetime, a special credit should go to the creator of this game and the graphics brought it to limelight.”

Just some of the gleaming reviews you can find from the 8 million plus downloads on the Play Store.

Sum up

All in all, Temple Run 2 Frozen Festival is a beautiful game that boasts some stunning new graphic updates. There’s something to be said for being able to take part in a challenging game that doesn’t actually require much brain power or IQ to play. Understandably, after a long day at the office, sometimes the last thing you want to do is start solving complex puzzles or invest hours into a dragon quest adventure with a storyline so complex it would confuse Confucius himself. Temple Run 2 fits the bill perfectly and is guaranteed to melt the stress right out of your central nervous system. Unless you have an irrational fear of demon monkeys of course.

We argue that even if you weren’t a huge fan of the original Temple Run, Temple Run 2 is guaranteed to change your mind. Download Temple Run for Android today and let the chase begin!