Rating: 72 of 100
Run 2 is the sequel to this popular endless runner game series developed by Joseph Cloutier (Player 03), animated by Alex Ostroff (Xela), and with the space theme composed by Tyler Thurston (DietSnapple135).
If you have played the first game then here in the sequel, you’ll see that everything has changed. When you start up the game, you are given two Aliens to choose from: one that moves faster but has a short jump (Skater), while the other one moves slower but can jump farther (Runner), and when you complete a level, the level meter increases. In Run 2, there are no longer holes in space, but instead, you’ll now truly get the feeling of running in the vast empty space as you’ll be jumping between stretches of road to reach the end of the levels. These stretches of road are close to each other but are also short and misleading... making you have to move your Alien carefully in order to maneuver through these stretches of road.
To increase the game’s difficulty, there are darker, narrow walls that don’t pull you in so you’ll have to avoid those. Besides that, the game also has bonus points. Every time you get a bonus point, the bonus meter increases. However, the bonus points are placed in hard to reach locations, requiring you to be swift and thoroughly understand the level.
This game only has one mode, but you can still adjust the frame rate, game quality and speed of the Alien in the pause menu. Like the first game, all the levels that you beat will be saved so you can continue whenever you want. And also like the first game, you are able to make your own levels to enjoy for yourself or to challenge your friends.
You can also play the original Run or the final game in the series, Run 3, both similar in how you play the game but with unique and different level design. If you’re a fan of endless runner type games, you can also play games like Rouge Soul or G Switch.