gamrReview's Joseph Trotter: "Bound by Flame is a victim of its own homage to stalwarts of the genre. A limited world RPG featuring vast expanses of wilderness and corridors, the game is so reminiscent of its influences – The Witcher series in particular – that you spend most of the time wishing that you were playing one of its rivals. It is not that Bound by Flame is a particularly bad game, it just reminds you of better games that you ought to be playing instead. In attempting to replicate its rivals, it has created a world devoid of any real interest or charm but has enough about it to please fans of the genre. This probably makes Bound by Flame the gaming equivalent of a fan-fiction; whether you see this as praise or an insult may impact how you view the end result."