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Truly Play Endlessly

Truly Play Endlessly

The genre of endless runners and similar “endless” games is a rich lode of titles to play and replay ad infinitum. Here are some titles that we think deserve solid spots on your iOS device’s home screen for having not only high replayability but also high entertainment value. A word of warning, though: Once you start playing these games, you may need a lot of self-control to be able to stop

Subway Surfers

An endless runner with a teenage hooligan's attitude.

Subway Surfers
Fast Paced Train Hop

For those who enjoy endless runners, especially ones with fast pacing and three lanes to run on.

Subway Surfers is a behind-the-back endless runner rendered in colorful graphics for the coolest crew with the fanciest swipe acrobatics, surfing hoverboards and paint powered jetpacks. In the game, you can grab gold coins out of the air while dodging collisions with railway cars and other objects. You can also upgrade your power-ups and unlock new characters for your crew.

Why we love it

Subway Surfers is a fun, fast and frenetic endless runner. It has cool characters, cool power-ups, and cool colors. What's more, it features themed environments inspired by major cities around the world.

For those who...

  • ... enjoy behind-the-back endless runners like Temple Run. ... like their endless runners swipe-based only, no tilting required. ... find vivid and colorful graphics in manic motion appealing in a game.

Not for those who...

  • ... don't like endless runners. ... don't like playing as a teenager vandalizing a train and then running from an inspector.
Jetpack Joyride

Endless running and jetpacking

Jetpack Joyride
Vehicle Pick-Ups

For those who like endless games infused with chaotic action.

From the creator of Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride is also a blast to play. You’ll join Barry Steakfries as he breaks into a secret lab to take a number of experimental jetpacks away from a group of evildoers. Barry will have to ascend and descend to avoid bullets and a huge amount of other obstacles. This is a classic and is a great, simple choice to play on the Apple TV.

Why we love it

This endless runner is a classic, and it's superbly done. It's easily played with simple one-touch controls. If you enjoyed Jetpack Joyride on the iPhone, you'll love it on your new Apple TV.

For those who...

  • Gamers who enjoy endless runners
  • Anyone who likes quick and casual games
  • If you like games with an easy control scheme

Not for those who...

  • Players looking for an intense and challenging ride
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2 is the sequel to the game widely considered the granddaddy of endless runners.

Temple Run 2
Jump over obstacles

For those who enjoyed the original, or simply want one of the best endless runners.

Like the original, Temple Run 2 is a 3-D endless running game that has you swiping and tilting your device to stay on the run from a fierce demon monkey. However, it introduces new obstacles such as zip-lines, mine tracks, sharper turns, waterfalls, and jets of fire. It also features new power-ups and the ability to revive the game character using collectible or purchasable gems.

Why we love it

Temple Run 2 has all the things that made the original such a big hit ... and then some, including new obstacles and new power-ups.

For those who...

  • ... loved the original Temple Run. ... want to play more Temple Run but with new graphics, new obstacles, and new power-ups.

Not for those who...

  • ... didn't actually get what the hype was all about with Temple Run. ... don't like endless runners in general.
Alto's Adventure

Alto's Adventure is a beautiful endless runner that is as tranquil as it is challenging

Alto's Adventure
Get Moving

For those who prefer a smooth flow in their games, yet still want some challenge.

Alto's Adventure is an infinite runner where you will hit the slopes of a beautiful mountain and go on a journey of recovering the escaping llamas. You will meet different characters that you can play as, soar through the sky, collect coins, grind on wires, and perform awesome tricks while getting some air. It's one of the most beautiful endless runners there is, and you will fall in love on first sight.

Why we love it

Alto's Adventure is an endless runner that sets itself apart from the rest with unique style and flair. The artwork is gorgeous, the music is tranquil and calming, and the dynamic lighting and weather can really change up the pace of the game. Being able to do some cool tricks while getting hang time and grinding the wires on poles is fun too, and racing elders will give you quite the adrenaline rush. Alto's Adventure is one not to be missed.

For those who...

  • Like endless runners
  • Like snowboarding
  • Enjoy artistic games
  • Want a challenge

Not for those who...

  • Don't care for endless runners
  • Aren't looking for action
Crossy Road

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Crossy Road
Why'd the chicken cross the road?

For those looking for quick arcade action in a cute and friendly form.

Crossy Road is a hit phenomenon that is like a modernized Frogger. Help the chicken cross the road, aimlessly wandering the streets and getting by rivers. Collect the coins and see how far you can get in each run. Make sure to use those coins to get randomized character unlocks, and have fun with the changed game aesthetics and sound effects as you grow your collection. While you're at it, use the Crossy Road stickers to spruce up your iMessage conversations.

Why we love it

Crossy Road is a modernized Frogger that everyone today can enjoy. It's cute, charming, and collecting all of the characters is a blast in itself. It has major arcade elements that bring you back, but feels fresh with its updated graphics and quick gameplay. It's perfect for hard-core and non-gamers alike to play on a break since doesn't take a lot of time, but you will want to spend a lot of time with since it's so addictive. Even better, the game has some fantastic stickers for iMessage, featuring your favorite characters.

For those who...

  • Like Frogger
  • Enjoy high score chasers
  • Want to be competitive with friends
  • Enjoy arcade games

Not for those who...

  • Don't like the repetitive nature
  • Don't like high score chasers
  • Want something with more substance
Rodeo Stampede: Sky Zoo Safari

Saddle up cowboy, it’s time for you to become a rodeo star.

Rodeo Stampede: Sky Zoo Safari
Ride and dodge

For those who like upbeat, arcade-style games.

Who is ready for a rootin’ tootin’ good time of lassoing, riding, and becoming a rodeo star? If this sounds like you, then saddle up and get ready for Rodeo Stampede - Sky Zoo Safari. This upbeat game from Featherweight Games and is a ten-gallon hat full of fun.

Why we love it

Rodeo Stampede - Sky Zoo Safari is fast, fun, and lively. It might take a bit to get used to the holding and releasing in order to lasso and ride, but once you do, you will enjoy this wild rodeo where you are the star.

For those who...

  • Enjoy arcade games
  • Like score-based gameplay

Not for those who...

  • Dislike arcade-style games
  • Prefer casual puzzles and gameplay
INKS.

If you enjoy playing pinball games on your device, then check out this ink splattering new challenge

INKS.
Painting the canvas

For those who like pinball, and are looking for all new flair.

INKS brings an interesting concept to pinball. The game delivers a casual and artsy feel, but at the same time has its challenges. As you continue to complete tables, you will earn credits which can be exchanged for helpful power-ups, so do your best to play through them all. And, enjoy the cool and colorful art you create as you play.

Why we love it

If you enjoy pinball games on your iPhone or iPad, then INKS is one you need to check out. This fun game gives you the classic pinball action with a colorful twist.

For those who...

  • Enjoy casual pinball games
  • Like trying unique games

Not for those who...

  • Dislike casual pinball games
  • Prefer pinball games with cartoon or action themes
Tomb of the Mask

Brace yourself for an infinite vertical labyrinth.

Tomb of the Mask
Fast-paced arcade action

For those who want fast paced arcade action in a retro package.

Tomb of the Mask is an infinite arcade game that involves an endless labyrinth that you are trying to escape from, because well, there's some dangerous substance that you're trying to outrun. On the way out, you'll want to collect those awesome coins to get some neat masks with super powers to help you out. How far can you get?

Why we love it

Tomb of the Mask is an intense and action-packed labyrinth arcade game that is hard to put down and incredibly fun. If you are looking for a modern PAC-MAN style arcade game, then you must check this out.

For those who...

  • Like PAC-MAN style games
  • Enjoy arcade games
  • Want hectic action

Not for those who...

  • Want a relaxing game
Bean Dreams

Endless platform jumping

Bean Dreams
Minimize Jumps

For those who like platformers, but want an easier to control version with multiple objectives.

Bean Dreams is a fun and exciting platformer for iOS. With more than 70 different stages across 13 different dreamy worlds, the game distills the popular genre into one simple element: jumping. You’ll simply move left or right and attempt through each stage with beautiful art and a wonderful soundtrack.

Why we love it

Bean Dreams not only takes you through colorful, vibrant environments, but has quirky, upbeat music to go along with it. While the levels are challenging, they are not impossible, making the game enjoyable. If you like platformers then the easy controls, fun theme, and intuitive gameplay for Bean Dreams might be just the right mix for you.

For those who...

  • ... are fans of platformers. ... are looking for a family-friendly game that looks great.

Not for those who...

  • ... are looking for an intense experience.
Minion Rush

The Minions are back and ready to run. Complete missions and collect fruit in this fun adventure.

Minion Rush
Change lanes and jump over rockets

For those who love the minions, or 3-D, three lane endless runners.

The endless runner Minion Rush is one of the most downloaded games on the App Store. And it’s getting even better with a huge new fifth anniversary update. First up, the game features a new look for Gru’s Lair. Gamers can now access different gaming rooms that offer a unique area with different sets of missions to accomplish or themed events. And the number of different costumes to select from is growing. There are more than 70 to unlock. Each one provides a specific power-up that can be upgraded. In a new story, all players are now turned into Minion Agents where the costumes automatically turn into spy disguises. Depending on the amount of costumes unlocked, your rank will changes and determine the rooms accessible in Gru’s Lair. There is also a specially decorated area to snag gifts, cakes, and party hats. Designed for the iPhone and all iPad models, Minion Rush can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. There are in-app purchases available.

Why we love it

Despicable Me: Minion Rush is a truly fun game with gorgeous graphics and amusing animations. You will uncover nifty secrets, engage in boss battles, and enjoy running to complete your many missions. For an upbeat, entertaining adventure on iOS; Despicable Me: Minion Rush is a hard game to put down.

For those who...

  • Love the Minions
  • Enjoy upbeat adventures
  • Like fast-paced runners

Not for those who...

  • Dislike the Minions
  • Enjoy shooting or puzzle games
  • Like casual games
Tiny Wings

Take to the skies in this beautifully-crafted physics game.

Tiny Wings
Fly With Tiny Wings

For those who like accessible one touch controls for an endearing character.

Your aim in Tiny Wings is simple: keep on flying, for as long (and as far) as you can. As a bird, you can hold your finger on the screen to nose-dive down and towards one of countless slopes which are scattered across the landscape. Provided you time it just right, this can result in a boost of speed as your tiny winged bird slides and soars of its target slope.

Why we love it

Tiny Wings is simply one of the most addictive iOS games we've ever played. It offers a heck of a lot of satisfaction (there's nothing better than timing your descent just right in order to slide off a slope and into the air), and it features nice graphics and sound effects. If you've yet to take Tiny Wings for a spin, we don't think you'll be disappointed.

For those who...

  • Enjoy endless games.
  • Have always wished they had the superpower of flight.
  • Have enjoyed similar bird-themed titles.

Not for those who...

  • Expect console-quality games from the App Store.
PAKO - Car Chase Simulator

Live out a high-speed chase.

PAKO - Car Chase Simulator
Avoid The Cops

For those who like chaotic driving action.

Pako - Car Chase Simulator is an arcade game that simulates the experience of being in a high-speed car chase with the police. Players are able to choose from several different environments with their own unique cars, and see how long they can outlast the police that are on their tail.

Why we love it

Pako provides a unique game mechanic that you don't find very often in other games. It has a distinctive concept and it's highly addictive.

For those who...

  • ... like action-packed car chases. ... enjoy arcade games. ... are gear heads.

Not for those who...

  • ... don't have good reflexes or coordination. ... get frustrated easily.
Does not Commute

Manage a traffic jam that you cause one car at a time.

Does not Commute
Avoid Your Own Traffic

For those who like new ideas as well as progressively difficult chaos management.

Does not Commute requires a bit of planning and a lot of caution. You should make your turns carefully, watch out for other drivers, and enjoy the stories of the interesting characters that you navigate through town. You have limited time to get everyone to their destination, so drive swiftly and safely because accidents will slow you down.

Why we love it

This driving adventure is a fun and challenging game of careful planning and skillful control. It may take a couple of drives to get the hang of the steering controls and not overshoot your turns, but then the adventure begins. Does not Commute is an enjoyable, casual, strategy game.

For those who...

  • Great for casual gamers
  • Are fans of strategic games

Not for those who...

  • Prefer intense action games
  • Like fast-paced racing adventures
PAC-MAN 256 - Endless Arcade Maze

PAC-MAN 256 is a modernized take on the classic PAC-MAN formula with an endless twist.

PAC-MAN 256 - Endless Arcade Maze
Get A 256 Dot Combo

For those who like Pac-Man, but want a fresh challenge.

PAC-MAN 256 is an endless arcade maze that welcomes both fans of PAC-MAN and newcomers alike. It is a modern take on the classic PAC-MAN formula and comes complete with the fantastic retro graphics, music, and sound effects that we all know and love. How far can you get without getting caught by the ghosts or The Glitch?

Why we love it

PAC-MAN 256 is a modernized PAC-MAN that everyone is sure to love and enjoy. The graphics and sounds remain true to the original, but the endless nature of the game means great opportunities for high scores and competitions among friends. There are also plenty of power-ups that can change the tide of the game, and a lot of unlockable goodies make you keep coming back for more.

For those who...

  • Love PAC-MAN
  • Enjoy arcade games
  • Want a challenge
  • Like a bit of nostalgia

Not for those who...

  • Don't like endless maze type games
  • Aren't a fan of the free-to-play model
Mikey Shorts

Mikey Shorts is what platformer speed run dreams are made of.

Mikey Shorts
Be fast

For those who enjoy classic platformers in every sense.

Mikey Shorts is the best speed run platformer there is on the App Store. It has a retro aesthetic, awesome chiptune music and sound effects, and the controls are super responsive and customizable. You need to be fast from the starting gate to the end, while collecting all of the gold coins and avoiding baddies along the way. You can compete with your own ghost to see if your time improves, and there are a ton of hats to collect.

Why we love it

If you are into old-school platformers and like to see how fast you are, then this is the perfect game for that.

For those who...

  • Love speed run platformer games
  • Love a challenge
  • Want an old-school platformer feeling

Not for those who...

  • Don't like platformers
  • Don't like fast-paced and hectic games