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Overwhelmingly Positive (38,665 reviews) - 96% of the 38,665 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 28, 2011

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Includes 2 items: The Binding of Isaac, Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb

 

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
Helpful customer reviews
239 of 271 people (88%) found this review helpful
394 people found this review funny
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
I killed satan with my blood tears while I was naked

Then I went home and played The Binding of Isaac
was a pretty good game

10/10
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54 of 65 people (83%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
Got this game on summer sales 2015.
Played it recently.
All I can say is I'm hooked and it's very challenging but it's fun.

At first it'll be hard for everyone but once you fully grasp the controls, you'll be fine.

Vs Mom is hard but Vs Isaac is harder. Trust me when you get there, it'll be hard unless you've got very powerful upgrades to your character.

Also what's nice about this game is you'll never play the same level twice cause everytime you play it'll be different.

What I slightly dislike is why does my tears only shoot 4 direction, I want to it shoot where I'm clicking but I guess that is why its hard and challenging

I fully recommend this game to everyone simply because it's fun, addictive and challenging.

9.9/10
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
53.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Definitely a must-have for any Steam member. I will admit I didn't enjoy the game at first, but over time it grew on me and I soon realized the charm and brilliance of it. Edmund McMillen did great on this revival of the dying genre of Rogue-like games, and added his own element of unique and fascinating artwork, similar to his previous title, Super Meat Boy. Overall, this game is great, because it brings together so many great elements for a game to have into one wholesome title, making it enjoyable for everyone except those who don't take time to see the beauty of a game. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=591747275 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=590461205
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
176.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
You think life is hard and unfair? Clearly, you've never played Binding of Isaac.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
The Binding of Isaac is a game about a young child, whose devout christian mother tries to kill him. He escapes into the basement through a trapdoor, and then must navigate through the dungeon that is the Basement. It is a 2D Top-down dungeon crawler, where you can play one of several characters. You start out in Isaac's Mothers Basement working your way throughout. The game is strange, but funny and interesting. It feels a lot like The original Legend of Zelda, though most dungeon crawlers do, and it also features co-op play so you can play with friends. I recommend this game if you enjoy adventuring through dungeons! The Binding of Isaac Rebirth is also a fun play if you want to try other games in the series.
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