Pirates Don’t Run

Pirates Don’t Run


App Apes Verdict
  • Graphics - 7/10
  • Gameplay - 6.5/10
  • Replay Value - 8/10
User Rating: 3.0 (3 votes)


Pirates don’t run (unless chased), unlike Temple Run, does not have anything chasing the protagonist, not apes, nor pirates. The name might certainly be explained in the story. The problem with that though is that only the first three pages are readable upon start up. Players have to pay coins to unlock the story (1,000 per page, or 18,000 total), and even then they face a challenge, as it’s difficult to read with the text being so small.

Power-ups are rarely in an accessible place, as they tend to spawn right in front of a deadly wall that you are supposed to slide under, or just before a body of water far too wide to jump over (run along planks). Otherwise, the game is nerve-racking, but repetitive. Coins are slow to come by without the help of the elusive, sabotaging power-ups, but should the player manage to horde an impressive booty of gold, there’s plenty to unlock, from the story, to several character skins, to power-up upgrades, to head starts.

Does it make sense to make four right turns in a row and end up somewhere new? No, but the pacing is so fast that you’ll rarely have time to really question that. Overall, the game is straight forward, using the intuitive control of tilt and swipe, up, down, left, right. All in all, it’s worth a try, but could certainly use some improvements.

App Pros

App Cons

  • Intuitive Controls
  • Engaging Gameplay
  • Free to Play
  • Can Become Tedious
  • Slow to Earn Coins
  • Power-ups Often Inaccessible

App Description

pirates don't runPirates Don’t Run is an action packed story driven endless runner you’ve never seen before. You are running for your life chased by hordes of undead skeleton pirates, which you just summoned from the afterlife. You must run through diverse environments and avoid dangerous obstacles by swiping, tapping and tilting your phone. Collect coins and make your escape easier by upgrades and power ups. Make your runs visible for the online community, or try to beat other players and get your name to the global highscore ranking in multiple categories. Read an exclusive digital comic book telling a thrilling story of our hero characters adventures in the world filled with pirate myths and legends. Play the game and unlock the whole epic story! Collectable cards presents unique artwork and exciting information about the world of Pirates Don’t Run. Play the game and find these beautiful cards from the road. Collect the whole set and earn very special collector status unlocking secret collector’s cards.


  • Exciting single player
  • Worldwide ranking & online community
  • Comic book telling an epic story
  • Collectable cards expanding the story and the world
  • Achievements
  • Upgrade system & power ups
  • Beautiful 3D world with endless fun
  • Thrilling audio track
  • Statistics

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