Quoting Nintendo Life's Corbie Dillard:
"There's absolutely no denying that BIT.TRIP FATE is a radical departure from the platforming romp of the previous release, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, but gamers who put in the time to come to grips with the slightly more in-depth controls will likely find it every bit as engaging. BIT.TRIP FATE is a perfect example of how Gaijin Games continues to find unique ways to inject new life into the series without losing that simple yet wildly playable charm for which the series has become so famous. It might not be quite as difficult to put down as RUNNER was, but it's close. Of course, it's also another step closer to the end of an absolutely outstanding series of games."