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Very Positive (225 reviews) - 88% of the 225 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (38,774 reviews) - 96% of the 38,774 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 28, 2011

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About This Game

When Isaac’s mother starts hearing the voice of God demanding a sacrifice be made to prove her faith, Isaac escapes into the basement facing droves of deranged enemies, lost brothers and sisters, his fears, and eventually his mother.
The Binding of Isaac is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety.

Key features:

  • Randomly generated dungeons, items enemies and bosses, you never play the same game twice.
  • Over 100 unique items that not only give you powers but visually change your character.
  • 50+ enemy types each with the ability to become "special" making them extra deadly but they also drop better loot.
  • Over 20 bosses.
  • 4 full chapters spanning 8 levels
  • 3+ unlockable classes
  • Multiple endings
  • Tons of unlockable items, enemies, bosses and more.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 50MB
    • Video Card: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 50MB
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Recent:
Very Positive (225 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (38,774 reviews)
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ピングー
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
It does make me rage sometimes. Then I just quit the game. Turn off my pc and fall asleep crying.
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Evzlad
( 155.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
If I told you I'd spent 150+ hours killing monsters with my own tears and murdering the very woman that gave birth to me, you'd probably call me insane.

But by god this is just too much fun.
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Ryvenay
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Once I reached the Caves II. Never saw it again.

10/10
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aGuyThatLovesPooping
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
The first time I played The Binding of Isaac, I played it for about a half hour and put it down. Just recently (like a day or 2 ago) I gave it another chance, and now I'm hooked. Basically, each level is a Zelda dungeon, only it has a lot more blood and gore and religious themes than those games. Each level/dungeon is randomized, which could be seen as either a good or bad thing. Personally, I like this aspect of Isaac, each level is unique, and each time I play the game, I come across something new. I've fallen in love with this game, and I'm sure I'll be putting plenty more hours into it, and I'll definitely be getting Rebirth at some point. I hear Rebirth is the definitive version of the game, but for $5, you can't go wrong.
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Perposterous Purple Pig
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
A classic indie-game you should have.
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Finn
( 183.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Good stuff.
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[AoS] BOOM! Nutshot
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
You always get a new level and there is always get a new set up. You never know what could be through the next door, you never know what monsters will be there or if they will drop anything or there may be a chest which you have to be able to fly to but that ability might not have even been in the level, completely random and fun, I love it
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uziel25
( 66.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Great game.

Make no allusions that this game is NOT carried by its graphics but neither was the original Mario Bros, and yes I did mention them in the same sentence. This game has awesome replayability and can be enjoyed by young and old a like. Has a moderately controversal theme in regards to religious zealotry which is why Nintendo said "no thanks" when they were considering it for their platforms, but as far as I am concerned it is their loss.

Lead our hero Isaac deep through the dungeons, either beneath his bedroom, or his own psyche and become addicted to great and suprisingly deep gameplay.

Don't just take my word for it. There is an almost unlimited number of Youtube and Twitch videos highlighting this phenomenal game.
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HuskeyG
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Not my favorite rogue-like.
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◢Kr4K3Nz◤ツ
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Fun to play when you're bored :D
The game is surprisingly good for the cheap price. It's overwhelmingly positive according to the steam community, so go ahead and try it out ;)

*Possible "Spoilers", but still convincing...stuff and what to expect*

The game includes: enemies/ opponents with different difficulity levels, the same with boss fights. Then there is collections to collect that will strengthen your chosen character along the road to the completion of the game (which is a long way to go). Then there's secret&hidden paths to discover together with different rooms to discover aswell, depending on how far you have achieved to come in-game.
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Lord General Yavuz
( 250.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
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Reapism
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
heloo guy. this game is not like any other
however, in my expoerince it has a lot of similarties like graphics and color as does mincecraft.
so inforunateelie i cannt deem tsis PRO-duckt to be good

i would not recommend this game
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Hatty Mikune
( 27.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
i hate video games
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CheekyGamer
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
A cheaper alternative to it's successor Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. It has it's occasional lag spikes if there are two many projectiles on the screen at one time but isn't a bad game altogether. If you don't have the money for the sequel, this game isn't bad as it is.
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NovaLight7 CSGOPoints.com
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Died right after beating Mom
fml
8/10
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jasperthefriendlytoast
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
WOOO! POO, MONSTERS, ISAAC, LITTLE NAKED CHILDREN! I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH!
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Skitz
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Don't. Just get Rebirth and then the Afterbirth DLC. It's not worth it.
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PuddinCup
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
It actually does not work on my computer
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Evilnapkin
( 26.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
If it weren't for the frame rate, this would be a 10/10.
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Bonnie
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
The 2011 Flash classic by Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl. This game is a roguelike which is very similar to the dungeons in the original Legend of Zelda. You go from room to room fighting enemies, getting items, keys and bombs. There's tons of replayability with all the unlockable items and characters, which is great. However, if you can, get the remake, Rebirth, which has better performance, better framerate and a whole bunch of new stuff.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
It's like someone with a ♥♥♥♥ed up, disgusting mind went ahead and remade the original Legend of Zelda game.


Hmm...


I like it...
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
I love playing this game when I have people around me. The biggest reason being when they ask what the game is about, with me calmly saying I'm a kid who's mother is trying to kill him because she heard a voice, after watching christian daytime TV, believing it was god
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
85.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
The Remastering of it "Rebirth" essentially makes this game moot, but if your unsure if you'll like it or are just on the poorer end of things this game is a fantastic budget buy especially on a sale. Even though its outdated it still has many of hours of gameplay in it and its well worth the small price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
i absolutely love this game.
from the atmospheric soundtrack to the sometimes diehard difficulty, this game is a dungeon crawler to remember.
one thing i really love is that it has a true "indie-game feeling", where i can feel that Mc Millen put lots of thought into this game.
all in all this game is something special, and has just enough content for its pricing ^^
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Died right after beating Mom
fml
8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
148.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
First game i ever bought on steam, best decisson of my life. Love playing it, never gets old.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
A cheaper alternative to it's successor Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. It has it's occasional lag spikes if there are two many projectiles on the screen at one time but isn't a bad game altogether. If you don't have the money for the sequel, this game isn't bad as it is.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Great game.

Make no allusions that this game is NOT carried by its graphics but neither was the original Mario Bros, and yes I did mention them in the same sentence. This game has awesome replayability and can be enjoyed by young and old a like. Has a moderately controversal theme in regards to religious zealotry which is why Nintendo said "no thanks" when they were considering it for their platforms, but as far as I am concerned it is their loss.

Lead our hero Isaac deep through the dungeons, either beneath his bedroom, or his own psyche and become addicted to great and suprisingly deep gameplay.

Don't just take my word for it. There is an almost unlimited number of Youtube and Twitch videos highlighting this phenomenal game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
250.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
The 2011 Flash classic by Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl. This game is a roguelike which is very similar to the dungeons in the original Legend of Zelda. You go from room to room fighting enemies, getting items, keys and bombs. There's tons of replayability with all the unlockable items and characters, which is great. However, if you can, get the remake, Rebirth, which has better performance, better framerate and a whole bunch of new stuff.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
60.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
i've been killed by flies, blood tears, living embodiments of the seven deadly sins, weird worm monsters, weird spider monsters, and sheer stupidity

10/10 would absolutely play again
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
I am the worst at this game.

It's a ton of fun though, even if I am awful at it.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
A rather odd game but one that you kiinda want to keep playing. I understand all the fandom and appeal behind this.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
70.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
PROS:
-Insanely Addictive gameplay
-Love the cartoon-like art
-Intriguing story

CONS:
-Is much more difficult and frustrating than afterbirth
-Afterbirth has more items/secrets

OVERALL SCORE:
8.5/10
Check out afterbirth if you're gonna play BoI
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Creepy game but very good i will by the 2nd one
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
250.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
The Original. In my opinion harder to start on than the newer versions but great. Hours of Isaac fun. 10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
The binding of isaac is very good game. You can find here lots of very hard bosses like Gurdy or Monstro 2 . Levels can be very easy but only to caves. Then it will be more difficult. BUT GamePlay is ok 8/10 of course for me. 132 items , 5 characters ( with DLC 7 + Samson, Blue Baby. And for the end music. I think Creepy, but thats only my opinion.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
May or may not turn you into an atheist and/or Satan worshipper :D

666/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
78.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Classic. My gateway drug to Rogue-lites.
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