The game was a commercial success with positive reviews from critics — the success of the game led to a sequel Temple Run 2.

Collaborations with Disney to create Temple Run: Brave and Temple Run: Oz, and the third spin-off in development by Scopely titled, Temple Run: Treasure Hunters is a match-three video game. Temple Run also received activity books and a board game, with Warner Bros. Studios talking with Imangi Studios of a possible film adaptation.

The success of the game also inspired many similar games that take their own twist but also copycat games that copy the exact gameplay and iconic brand of the original.