Parent reviews for Temple Run

Common Sense says

Quick reflexes needed to survive Indiana Jones-like chases.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 50 reviews

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Parent of a 1, 7, and 9-year-old Written byAbu Safwan February 11, 2014


Now don't get me wrong. This game is very exciting, addictive, and seems fun. But has anyone else noticed how dizzy you can get from playing the game for a good period of time? And being that it is so addictive, then I think this is how it becomes so much more dangerous, because of the amount of time that you wind up focusing your eyes on a screen that is moving at HYPER SPEED. Of course the kids are not going to say, "Hey this is making me dizzy." Plus they are wired differently so they would likely not notice it as much as an adult. But it's definitely there in a significant way....that is, until we've become used to it. And what does it take to become used to it? This would require our eyes and brains to make adjustments---another way to put it is that re-wiring would have to occur. I can't be the only one to notice that we've gotten so used to games that they're becoming more extreme (this one by way of speed), and we don't even notice it!!! Doesn't anyone else remember all the issues they used to have over in places like Japan, because their kids would watch cartoons, and play games that were set in Hyper motion??? They were having kids suffering from seizures due to it left and right! I would go on longer, but I fear that you might think I'm getting too wordy, but even though the game is fun & addictive (which is usually not good) I hope you'll consider my point for the sake of our youngest generation!!!
Adult Written byRatingPro February 18, 2019

Can Contain Slightly Minor Violence

Contains: Falling or Killing sound effects, danger of death, potential of getting eaten by a very deadly plant and non-graphic strangling.

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Violence & scariness
Adult Written byMichael Loughrie February 16, 2016

Excellent, but it may get boring

It's REALLY good but it could get boring after a few hours; then it's fun tomorrow!

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Violence & scariness
Parent of a 8-year-old Written byblackr March 14, 2015

Very Dissapointing

I thought this game would be pretty good but i was wrong. I don't like this game at all. So don't bother trying it out. You'll be disappointed. At-least I was.
Adult Written bythirdgradeteacher May 31, 2013

Temple Run is Great

Temple run is a fun game and good for 8 and up,
It helps improve hand-eye coordination for kids, it’s a fun game that kids would like to play and it does not crash, like temple run 2.
It will help hand-eye coordination because when your eyes see to turn right, your hands turn right.
Kids would like it because it has the exiting thrills that kids love.
In the game, you collect coins that are different colors like yellow, red, and blue,
And it gets more fun and intense every time you speed up.
I think there was a glitch when the people who made temple run 2 made temple run 2 because on my iPad, temple run 2 crashed.
Temple run does not have as good graphics as temple run 2,
but at least it does not crash like temple run 2.
In conclusion, I think temple run is a great game kids would love,
So go on parents buy temple run!

Sebastian, Third Grader, New York, New York

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Positive Messages
Parent of a 5, 6, 7, and 11-year-old Written byAnEpicGuy December 5, 2012

INappropriate AND VIRUS-making.

Inaproppriate AND virus making. My iPod got a white screen from this game! DO NOT GET IT.

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Violence & scariness
Adult Written byTimTheTVGuy October 17, 2012

Addicting much? I think so.

This is a fun game with sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many great things about it!
Parent Written bySteve S. September 7, 2012

A fun, but possibly frustrating, casual gaming time-waster

Fun diversion for casual gaming times. Very easy to play and very hard to play well, so it may frustrate sensitive kids. Also, the graphics move fast and can make you a little dizzy while you play. Overall, not bad.

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Violence & scariness
Parent of a 9, 18+, and 18+-year-old Written byahaagenson June 5, 2012


PARENTS BEWARE!!! Although the game is fun and harmless, ad banners can link to HIGHLY OFFENSIVE ADULT CONTENT! One click on the banner and your child may be viewing a very disturbing video!

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Sexy stuff
Privacy & Safety
Adult Written byJEDI micah May 29, 2012


To be honest, this game is as addicting as Angry Birds! It is so fun!

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Violence & scariness
Adult Written byMadBird March 29, 2012


Beast man dude healthy educational.

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Educational Value
Positive Messages
Positive role models
Parent Written bytreat02 February 17, 2012

A good game!

This game's very fun! That said, cartoon violence happens, and you are running into trees, being eaten by monkeys (not at ALL graphic), and falling off of cliffs. This game doesn't show any blood, yet it still has the theme. 8's a fine age to play it, and it is very entertaining.

This title contains:

Violence & scariness