Martin Robinson of IGN UK writes:
"Running games haven't proved the most fertile of grounds in the past – remember Pen Pen Tricelon on the Dreamcast? Or the time Sonic and his chums took to their feet in Sonic R? How about that scrapped Treasure arcade game GunBeat, that had a cast of off-beat anime characters sprinting in pursuit of each other? Perhaps not, but SouthPeak Games has dipped its blistered toes into the shallow waters of the genre with Iridium Runners, a racing game for the ageing PlayStation 2."