Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
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  1. 65
    Yes, this is a low-budget game, but at least they spent their time and money working on the most important aspect: the nuts-and-bolts gameplay. There are 30 tracks and 20 characters buried within, and when you get tired of blowing past the computer, there's a four-player mode with just as many options.
  2. Sufficient sums up Iridium Runners quite succinctly. It's surprisingly entertaining, especially with four of your friends in multiplayer, but it's by-the-book in every way and you simply need more to be able to compete with today's higher profile offerings.
  3. By far one of the best budget titles I have ever played. It has very solid racing mechanics, and is a very fun game to play with friends.
  4. Iridium Runners is an unknown game from a small developer and we always hope for a suprise hit. Unfortunately, often there is a reason for games to stay unknown: they're simply not worth the purchase. Iridium Runners isn't just lacking in gameplay, there's also not enough things to play around with and you get the feeling the developers were lacking in ambition. A game that could've appeared five years ago and still would have passed by unnoticed.
  5. A racing game without speed is just plain pointless.
  6. The game is a value-priced title and for the most part, it shows, but this time the developers actually included some old-fashioned fun.
  7. 65
    The fact that gamers desperate for something a little different can plunk down an Andrew Jackson, walk away with the game and still have a little change left over should be an indicator of just how high the game reaches. $15 is the perfect price for a title that doesn't really do anything especially new, yet still feels unique.
  8. Budget does not have to mean crap, but this game might fool you into thinking that. Iridium Runners is probably the only game I can truthfully say was painful to play.
  9. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Perhaps the most frustrating characteristic of Iridium Runners is its wasted potential. [Apr 2008, p.88]
  10. Iridium Runners implements a few very cool gameplay mechanics and is actually worth the price of admission. If it were a penny more, we probably wouldn't recommend it, but given the originality and general entertainment factor, it's worth a look for only twenty bucks.
  11. Iridium Runners may be cheap, but doesn't offer much quality. With a bigger budget and more ambition, it could be fun.
  12. Iridium Runners is sort of the equivalent of a feel good movie. No, none of the characters are all that engrossing, there's not a whole lot to make you appreciate what went into the production, and yet... it just all works.

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