Endless runners were one of the first big mobile exclusive genres. Thanks to the unstoppable rise of Canabalt, the genre grew to include the likes of heavy hitters like Temple Run 2 and Subway Surfers.

Many copycat endless runners have launched since, and the genre is as burgeoning as ever. To help you wade through them and find your favourite, we thought we’d put together a list of our favourite 25.

Alone

Alone is an endless space adventure that challenges you to navigate treacherous environments in a tiny spacecraft on your quest to get a high score.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Alto’s Odyssey

Alto’s Odyssey is the latest adventure featuring the snowboarding Alto. This time, you’re boarding across desert dunes with a bunch of new tricks to perform.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Bendy in Nightmare Run

Bendy in Nightmare Run is for the horror fans among you. You have to try and survive against a number of different bosses in this stylish runner.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Blades of Brim

Blades of Brim mixes endless runner mechanics and RPGs to provide a unique take on the genre. You have to focus on running and defeating monsters.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Breakneck

Breakneck does what it says on the tin, providing a Wipeout-like fast-paced runner through sci-fi environments.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Canabalt

Canabalt kicked off mobile’s obsession with endless runners, and it’s quite dated by modern standards. It’s still an awful lot of fun though, and a decent history lesson.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Chameleon Run

Chameleon Run is a combination of endless runner and puzzler. You surf across a variety of coloured levels, tapping to switch colour to match that of the platform you land on.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Crossy Road

You’ve probably heard of Crossy Road, as it’s made a huge cultural impact over the past decade – so much so that it even got a Disney cross over.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Into the Dead 2

Into the Dead 2 challenges you to run endlessly through the undead, killing any that get close with a shotgun to the face.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Jetpack Joyride

Jetpack Joyride followed Canabalt and helped establish the burgeoning genre, providing a more action-packed take.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Knightmare Tower

Knightmare Tower is like Downwell meets an RPG. You have to travel up a tower, bouncing on the heads of enemies to reach the top.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Lara Croft: Relic Run

Like Tomb Raider? Lara Croft: Relic Run is the endless runner for you. It features our favourite Lara running through tombs in the name of treasure.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Mars: Mars

Mars: Mars might look simple, but it’s fiercely addictive stuff. You have to hop from planet to planet using a limited amount of jetpack power.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Pac-Man 256

Pac-Man 256 is endless Pac-Man, which is exactly what all of us want.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Punch Quest

Punch Quest is like the Streets of Rage of endless runners. Using a series of punches and uppercuts, you’ll battle an endless horde of enemies along the way to your high score.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Race the Sun

Race the Sun is a meditative endless runner that sees you assisting a Wipeout-style racer to not crash.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Rayman Adventures

Rayman Adventures isn’t an endless runner, but it does feature an endless series of levels. Besides, what’s a list of autorunners without Rayman.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Robot Unicorn Attack 2

Fancy something a little different? Adult Swim’s Robot Unicorn Attack 2 will scratch that itch. It’s weird.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Run SackBoy! Run!

Sony threw their effort into the ring with Run SackBoy! Run, an endless runner featuring the protagonist of LittleBigPlanet.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Sonic Dash 2

Of course Sonic features on this list – it makes so much sense. The levels play like Sonic Adventure on steroids.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers is one of the biggest endless runners on mobile, and you’ve probably played it already if you’re a fan of the genre.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run, much like Rayman Adventures, isn’t strictly an endless runner, but it does feature many of the same tropes. Besides it’s got Mario in it. What more do you want?

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2 is another huge endless runner that receives a seemingly endless series of updates. It’s like an Indiana Jones simulator.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Time Surfer

Time Surfer plays like Tiny Wings but allows you to rewind time if you make a mistake. It’s by the creators of Bean’s Quest, which is good calibre.

Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Tiny Wings

Tiny Wings was another of the original mobile upstarts that helped create this new genre, and this one focused on using physics to build momentum.

Get it on the App Store.