'Survival Run with Bear Grylls' allows you to dodge bears on Windows Phone too

Have you ever played Temple Run and thought to yourself ‘Man, this would be so much better if it had a Discovery Channel personality…and bears!”. Well, if you have then today is your day as Survival Run with Bear Grylls has landed on Windows Phone 8.

For those of you who don’t know, Bear Grylls is one of those survival experts most known for his hit TV show “Man vs. Wild." He’s also a popular meme on the internets. This game, Survival Run with Bear Grylls, has been on iOS and Android for quite some time, and it still receives updates on occasion. The studio behind it though, Floor 84 Games, has now released it for Windows Phone users.

The game is what you expect: you start off from a cave and are chased by a bear. You then have to take turns, jump and dodge obstacles, lest you become lunch for said carnivore. The game also boasts these features:

  • Simple controls and an exciting gameplay mechanic.
  • Play as your favorite survival expert, Bear Grylls.
  • Unlock 9 awesome Bear Grylls characters.
  • Rescue Choppers, Power Paragliders, Jetpacks and more!

I’m not going to lie; it’s at once both dumb and fun. It feels exactly like Temple Run, but with bears and a super drab background (the world is solid green!). So if you like those games, then you’ll like this, even if it’s not the most original creation.

Survival Run with Bear Grylls is a free download and only 26 MB in size, so feel free to give it a spin. You can find it here in the Store.

Thanks, Mohamed A. and Usama J., for the tips

QR: Bear Grylls

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

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  • Yes
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  • And isn't available here in Brazil. It has a Brazilian certificate in the store but the developer forgot to "check" Brazil in the country list. This are occurring so often ultimately. :(
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  • Nice! :D
  • Nice
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  • But will he drink his own piss at this game?
  • :D
  • lol
  • Haha...
  • LOL
  • The sun is almost down...........time to drink my own piss.
  • Now on all three major ecosystems: Time to drunk my own piss.
    And of course, don't forget your vitamin C!!! Or stripping naked and swimming through frigid waters.
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  • Lmao.
  • Love Bear Grylls.
  • my favorite celebrity and my favortie running game.....much better than temple run!
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  • Bear grylls survived on WP too! 
  • Feels like money is going to my bank account when I collect money in the game.
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