Best mobile endless running games

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Best mobile endless running games

We love our endless running games. They’re easy to pick up and play, and can be horribly addictive. Because every time you die during a run, you think you’ll be able to go further with just one more go, right?

So here you are - if you really don’t mind wasting endless hours long into the night, we’ve come up with five of our favourite endless runners for you to take a swipe at on your mobile.

Despicable Me: Minion Rush

iOS (FREE) / Android (FREE)

Even if you’re not a fan of those lovable minions, the spectacular Despicable Me: Minion Rush is worth giving a go. We can’t think of an endless running game that’s more fun - or diverse. Yes, you’ll be doing the usual jumping, ducking and dodging, but you’ll also be riding on rockets, sliding through water and attacking bad guys (we’re looking at you, El Macho).

And we haven’t even mentioned the mini-games yet. One minute, you could be collecting bananas on the moon, and the next, riding a fluffy unicorn high up into the sky.

If you can resist shelling out your hard earned cash to buy extra characters (and stick to using your hard-earned virtual bananas instead) you’ll find that Despicable Me: Minion Rush is one of the best free mobile games around.

Want to try another speedy 3D cartoon-style endless running game? Try Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom.

Run Sackboy! Run!

iOS (FREE) / Android (FREE)

Run SackBoy! Run! is a 2D left-to-right endless running game featuring Sackboy, hero of the LittleBigPlanet series of PlayStation games.

Run SackBoy! Run! features characters and worlds straight out of LittleBigPlanet, and it’s a great looking place to spend some time.

In typical endless running fashion you’ve got all sorts of obstacle to negotiate, from spikes to sticky goo that slows you down. And the last thing you want to do is get slowed down, because you’re getting chased by the Negativitron, the final boss from LittleBigPlanet 2. The Negativitron is an evil robot serpent vacuum, so it’s best if you try and stay at least one step ahead of it.

Want to try another endless runner featuring your favourite video game character? Try Ratchet and Clank: Before the Nexus.

Into the Dead

iOS (FREE) / Android (FREE)

Into the Dead is a terrifying 3D endless running game that plonks you into the middle of a grim zombie apocalypse and asks you to do one thing...


The game looks scarily good. It’s dark – almost too dark, sometimes, and the shadowy zombies that lurch endlessly towards you look very sinister indeed.

You won’t find any cute mini-games in Into the Dead. Would you be playing mini-games in the middle of a real-life zombie apocalypse? Nope. All you’d be doing is trying to survive for as long as possible.

Oh, and talking about trying to survive, don’t forget to pay a visit to the armoury. This is where you can equip yourself with some handy zombie-slaying equipment. The submachine gun’s good, but lacking in range. However, the minigun absolutely rules. Off you go then.

Want to try another zombie-based endless running game? Try the next one on our list…

Zombie Tsunami

iOS (FREE) / Android (FREE)

“Frantic flesh eating fun for all the family” is what Zombie Tsunami’s creator Mobigame has to say about their game, and we’re not going to argue with that.

Zombie Tsunami is a 2D left-to-right endless runner, and this time you’re on the side the zombies. You start off as a single zombie roaming the streets, and each human you chomp becomes one of your undead gang. So if you’re on a roll, pretty soon you’ll have a long horde of zombies racing across the screen, looking for yummy people to munch.

You’ll have to avoid the tanks and bombs that are out to destroy you, but as long as you’ve got at least one zombie left, you’ll keep on going, on an endless insatiable quest for brains. Enjoy!

Want to try another crazily popular 2D endless running game? Try Jetpack Joyride.

Lara Croft: Relic Run

iOS (FREE) / Android (FREE)

If ever there was a character made for an endless running game, it’s Lara Croft. She’s fit, agile, knows no fear, and she’s been doing this kind of thing for years.

Lara Croft: Relic Run is full-on and fast-paced from its very first level. Lara doesn’t just run and jump; she uses super-cool parkour moves to vault over obstacles (often in glorious slow-motion) and more often than not, escape from certain death.

If you progress far enough, you’ll come face-to-face with some epic bosses to battle against, including the infamous T-Rex that Lara first fought against in the original Tomb Raider game.

Want to take another archaeologist on an endless running hunt for ancient relics? Try Temple Run 2.

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