Temple Run 2

Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 377 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 286 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


105 votes
Grinding -
105 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

63 votes
Advertisements -
63 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

105 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
105 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

104 votes
Wait To Play -
104 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

120 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 120 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

94 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 94 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

72 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 72 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 261 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 684 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


80 votes
Premium Currency -
80 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

118 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
118 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

63 votes
Pay to Skip -
63 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

68 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 68 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

114 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 114 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

92 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 92 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

64 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 64 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

68 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 68 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

96 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 96 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

66 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 66 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

116 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 116 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 618 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


73 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 73 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

108 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 108 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

74 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 74 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

111 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 111 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

83 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 83 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

70 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 70 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

99 votes
Competition -
0 / 99 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 342 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 297 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


110 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
110 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

89 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
89 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

62 votes
Complete the Collection -
62 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

81 votes
Variable Rewards -
81 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

78 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 78 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

111 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 111 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

108 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 108 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 508,030 votes.
Google Play:  (4.33) with 8,765,548 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Grinding reported on Aug 23, 2019
You play the same game over and over to earn coins to upgrade your items and unlock new things.
Advertisements reported on Aug 23, 2019
Watch ads to get bonuses.
Pay to Skip reported on Aug 23, 2019
You can pay to skip ads.

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Screenshot With over a zillion downloads, Temple Run redefined mobile gaming. Now get more of the exhilarating running, jumping, turning and sliding you love in Temple Run 2!

Navigate perilous cliffs, zip lines, mines and forests as you try to escape with the cursed idol. How far can you run?!


Beautiful new graphics
Gorgeous new organic environments
New obstacles
More powerups
More achievements
Special powers for each character
Bigger monkey!!!

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