Gaming Boulevard wrote their review of Freedom Planet and concluded:
Freedom Planet is the next logical step for the classic sonic games. It nails the design, sounds, animation and gameplay. But even if you remove your nostalgia goggles and look at the game purely as a platformer it’s amazing. Fans of not only the Blue Blur but also Treasure, the Genesis and 2D platformers in general will absolutely love this game. GalaxyTrail did an amazing job and it’s going to be interesting to see what’s next for them. Freedom Planet is to the Genesis what Shovel Knight is to the NES.