Similarly to Run, the aim for each level is to reach the exit by going forward and avoiding obstacles. The main difference is the layout of the levels; while each level in Run was a tunnel with 4 sides, Run 2 has more complex levels.
Run 2 introduces Skater, a new type of player that runs faster than Runner by skating. Runner and Skater have different set of levels.
Each level has a secret orb, which unlocks secret levels when sufficient amount of different orbs are collected. Collecting all orbs is a requirement for the impossible badge.