So it’s now September and so much has happened in the endless runner genre this year and mobile games in general. Mobile games are growing at a simply astonishing race in the West. This has then been accelerated as countries like India and Pakistan are being flooded with Android smart phones and iPhone sales catching up the market has exploded, and so has the number of great endless runners. We thought it would be a good idea to give you a run down of the best endless runners around in 2013. Some of these you can play online, others you can only play on your mobile (see our instructions on how to play mobile games on your pc).
So the best games of 2012 were obviously games like Temple Run but of course Temple Run has had a few new versions including film related releases. Which while slightly slower than the original are none the less brilliant games. If you’re wondering if Temple Run 2 makes the short list of the best endless runners then read on!
Now this is just our opinion, so if you think we’ve missed out your favourite game, or you think our list sucks then let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page or by telling us on our facebook page.
The endless runner full of excitement! Well, the game was created by Halfbrick studios, which are also the creators of the world-famous game Fruit Ninja. You play as a businessman who got ahold of a Jetpack, his eyes become sparkly as he puts on the jetpack and as the title says, he “joyrides” through the laboratory. In the game you’ve got tons of obstacles which you need to avoid in order to get to the end of the game. There are also those annoying lasers which strike through your screen. Warning, you might experience a big adrenaline rush while you are playing the game, teehee. I’d say that Jetpack Joyride is the most fun endless runner created in 2013 due to it’s uniqueness, the way you play it and frankly the excitement which we have not experienced in a very long time!
Thug life game. So yeah, Subway Surfersis a quality and fast paced game where your mission is to basically run away from the officer which, for some reason is trying to catch you, you of course being an arch criminal. Considering the fact that the characters you play in Subway Surfer are kids, I can’t see point.. Why would 12 year olds spray graffitis around the city, jump over trains and be chased by the police? Well, yeah, let’s take a look on the realistic side, the game is really fun to play as it offers you astonishing graphics which can’t be run on lower-end smartphones, now yeah, that’s a bummer.
Doodle Jump HD
Now, here’s something different. This isn’t an endless runner game as per the exact definition, but it is endless and you are technically running. More accurately it’s actually an Endless Jumper game which provides you with lots and lots of fun, and at the same time, it kills your boredom. Simplicity sometimes can be better than sick graphics, tons of features and similar. Your goal is basically to jump from one tile to the other, in order to get the biggest score in the city. Yeaaah, and it can get pretty annoying when have to fight those evil monsters which are trying to mess you up.
Now, this game, oooh yeah. You are in the role of a clumsy Agent who was apparently sent by the queen to save the world, or whatever. You’ll notice that he’s actually bad at doing that and that he makes every go wrong. He kinda reminds people of Johnny English, the character who is being portrayed by Rowan Atkinson, also known as Mr Bean. As every endless runner game, your goal is to collect as most coins possible, in this case, Diamonds, and basically get to the longest distance possible. All in all, the game is much fun to play.
Temple Run 2
Probably the most famous endless runner games by now, some say it’s even better than the first, legendary, Temple Run. There’s not much explanation to be said about this game, you all know the Temple Run concept. Being chased by Demonic monkeys is not that fun, not that you need any extra motivation to play the game. It provides you with lots of characters to play, cool power ups and lots of sleepless nights and fun commutes back home after work and school. The Temple Run series has notched up over 50,000 years in total game time played globally and literally millions and millions of download. You can see more about how popular Temple Run is here. You can also play Temple Run 2 online right here on Gamepop.co.
Into the Dead
This is definitely a different endless runner. Your goal is to get as far as possible without getting caught by zombies (who wants to get caught by a zombie…). You are provided with different weapons which help you out to get those zombies back to the grave (RAAHRR!). The bad thing about the game is that the colors are too mon0tone (black and white), of course, you can’t expect shiny colors like blue, green, yellow in a horror game based on let’s say, zombie survival but after a while the dullness really gets to you. Since the zombie apocalypse got famous because of the Walking dead series, DayZ and other similar stuff, Into the Dead could be easily said as one of the best zombie games made for mobile phones, and if we love playing it, there are bound to be many of you out there who are as well. And with mobile downloads in the hundreds of thousands we know we’re right.
The End is one of my most favourite Endless runner games as it’s as a realistic as it can’t be. It’s based on the 21.12.2012 event. Which means that you are basically running away from Doomsday. It has lots of unique characters and amazing voice overs, sick animations and different environments. It’s very hard to find a game unique as this one. I’d place it on a high spot in the leaderboards as it’s different from the other games and it’s as fun as it can get.
A game based in the past, with unique heroes. The game begins in a bar, where you have to chase a thief, who wierd as it can get, is a goblin/troll, how ever you name him. Your mission is to run after him, and shoot him down with those ick guns your hereo has. The game provides you with five unique heroes. It has some astonishing and clear graphics which make the gameplay even better.
Here’s something different. It’s a side based endless… Flyer? Or something like that. The game is simple to learn, and incredible easy to play. For many people it’s simplicity is exactly why they love to play it when on the move. You control this little cute bird, which you use to fly across the world. The controls are very complicated, you won’t be able to master them, okay.. Are you ready? You just tap the screen. Sounds too simple doesn’t it? Well yeah, but the game is simply so addictive that you’ll end up spending lots and lots of your free time playing it.
Now.. Hah.. Listen up. You’ll be astonished, amazed, shocked…This game…is based.. On a monkey, riding a pig, BACKWARDS. Now how epic is that?! The pig runs like he’s a second away from getting eaten by evil humans, and he somehow tries to shake off the monkey of his back, while the hyperactive monkey keeps grabbing the pig by his tail. The game has beautiful cartoonish graphics and it’s so much fun to play. The game has cool environments, from sunny days, to winter days, to running past zombies on a graveyard. This game is as crazy as it can get, it’s a must try.