Temple Run 2 features the same controls and plot as its predecessor, however introduces new obstacles, including ziplines, mine tracks, sharper turns, waterfalls, and jets of fire. The game is set in a new location, which seems to be based on eastern temples, and sees the main character moving at a faster pace. There are four characters for the player to select from. The game also features new power-ups. Players now have the ability to save the protagonist from death with the help of green gems that are collected while running, or purchased online. The three monkeys that chased the character in the original game have been eliminated, with a singular enlarged monkey called Cuchanck now becoming the antagonist of the game.
Temple Run Shop (Official Temple Run merchandise shop. Gear such as Temple Run drinking glass, water bottle, t-shirts, a school journal (coming with 4 paper options: blank, dot grid, lined college rule, or task) and more can be purchased. )