In pretty much every treasure hunting adventure movie there’s one specific scene in which the plucky hero finally gets his hands on the treasure but then has to navigate a maze of booby traps in order to get out alive. Temple Run is this scene and nothing else. And it’s amazing.
Each game starts the same: you grab a mystical object and then the chase begins. A gang of terrifying monkey-like creatures is always at your heels as you attempt to navigate a twisting maze full of obstacles. Unlike most automatic runners, Temple Run isn’t a 2-D side-scroller, but instead is fully 3-D and uses a third-person, over-the-shoulder camera.
The game also ups the complexity quite a bit. Instead of being a one- or two-button game, Temple Run gives you a number of actions you can take. Swiping left or right on the screen will cause the thieving adventurer to change direction, while swiping up or down causes him to either jump over an obstacle or slide under it. You can also tilt your phone back and forth to guide him down the lane in an attempt to collect the plentiful coins that are littered around.
You find it here in the AppStore
Check out this video of Temple Run: