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Very Positive (390 reviews) - 90% of the 390 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (38,688 reviews) - 96% of the 38,688 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 (390 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (38,688 reviews)
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jordanduc
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Such a fun little game and I've barely scratched the surface.... Err, I mean basement.

Great for those short playthroughs before longer gaming sessions, since buying it everytime I start up the pc I spend a few minutes playing this before I jump on anything else.
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Pyroshi|First Uncrate...
( 23.4 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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tygrys3444
( 39.9 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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Toilet Paper ☺
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This game sucks cause i died thanks for your time if you read this gucci ♥♥♥♥ =D
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Jippolele CSGODiceGame.com
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
very interesting game
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IzzyDeLuce
( 242.9 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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nica
( 209.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
this game ruined my life
i love it so much that i can't even describe how many times i've cried while playing it
i used to make fun of my friend because his life was binding of isaac 24/7 and now i understand what was going on
it is impossible to dislike this freaking game, it is impossible to open the game and play for "just an hour" YOU'LL OPEN THIS GAME AND THE DAY WILL PASS FASTER THAN THE FLASH
i hate this game
i hate myself
god have mercy on my soul
i love this game more than i can explain
when you think you overcame your weakness, they show up with the rebirth version of it
god ♥♥♥♥ing dammit
666/10
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EdnightPT
( 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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Tai Lopez
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I like it but it's soooo rage inducing !
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Sheatheddagger
( 22.8 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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Pumkin
( 10.9 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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gilly
( 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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killzone2895
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
awesome game ♥♥♥♥ me
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TheGlitch01 CSGORumble.com
( 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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KobraByte
( 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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teenalphabro
( 41.3 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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Megalo CSGORumble.com
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I played for an hour.
I cried for an hour.

BOI is a game where you can kill Satan with your salty bloody water.
You can also kill a monster whos baby is still attached to the cord.
Sounds scary.
Naaah.
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Dank Meme
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I enjoy it. Give it a try.
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LoveMachineProton
( 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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J_Zombie
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I have not played the game very much, because it is too difficult to set up a controller in it. The game just write "google it" in option. I have helped to make two very small games and we could figure out how to get the controllers to work in our game, without people had to google it! I could not play the game with keyboard (got quick sore hands) because I grew up with gaming consoles.

I like the graphics and the freaky story, but the trouble with the controller turn it in into a negative experience for me. (If you prefer the keyboard over a controller, then you can turn my review into a positive one.)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
10/10

You can destroy piles of poop with your tears.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
209.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
this game ruined my life
i love it so much that i can't even describe how many times i've cried while playing it
i used to make fun of my friend because his life was binding of isaac 24/7 and now i understand what was going on
it is impossible to dislike this freaking game, it is impossible to open the game and play for "just an hour" YOU'LL OPEN THIS GAME AND THE DAY WILL PASS FASTER THAN THE FLASH
i hate this game
i hate myself
god have mercy on my soul
i love this game more than i can explain
when you think you overcame your weakness, they show up with the rebirth version of it
god ♥♥♥♥ing dammit
666/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I enjoy it. Give it a try.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I played for an hour.
I cried for an hour.

BOI is a game where you can kill Satan with your salty bloody water.
You can also kill a monster whos baby is still attached to the cord.
Sounds scary.
Naaah.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
41.3 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 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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2 of 2 people (100%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
awesome game ♥♥♥♥ me
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
The Binding of Issac is a strange, bleak, cruel and occasionally kind of charming procedural-generation based house of horrors that grows on the player with every playthrough. Top-down shooter gameplay may seem bland at first, but the fun here comes from a roll of the dice and the thrill of roguelike tension. It may seem simple at first, but the real pull will come from how unique each run feels when you have a different random assortment of items and such.

That said, if you want to try it out buy "Rebirth", not the original. Aside from running smoother, it's just an all-around more polished experience.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
This is a super addictive game with awsome cartoonie graphics. While this game has a steep lurning curve and i havent quite got there its still fun. This game is very rouge like and is a ton of fun now that the binding of isaac rebirth is out the price has dropped and with such a low price for so much fun you cant realy say no. Yes i recomened 9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
The Binding of Isaac is a Difficult, dark, action indie game that is a lot of fun. It sort of reminds me of Out There Somewhere and Realm of the Mad God.

The Binding of Isaac is a dark game. And I mean DARK. The story your led to believe is that Isaac's mother was told by God himself that Isaac was corrupted, and needed to be killed. This sacrifice would prove Isaac's mother's loyalty to him. But, before she gets the chance, Isaac escapes to the basement. The game is very simple: WASD to move, arrow keys to fire your tears, and E or Left Shift to place bombs. That's about all of the controls. The game is completely random, so no two playthroughs will be the same. Also, if you die, you have to restart the ENTIRE game over. So, my advice, just stay alive, and don't die.

Overall, this is a very fun, and unique, and dark game. If you NOT like dark games, then you will not like this. Otherwise, I recommend this game to everyone. Also, if you are a Christian, then you may not like this game. No offense
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
This game killed my boredom. This game is so fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
BEST RPG EVER!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Where do i start? Altough i do not have many hours on this game i can say that this is one of the best yet one the simplest games i have ever played! It may look like you are doing the same thing at first but every single time you play the dungeon and items will be different so it can never get repetitive! For the cheap price of £3.99 i can say that it is completely worth every penny i have spent on it! I highly reccomend this game to anyone with a brain! 10/10!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
"The Binding Of Isaac" is a very simple game. Getting the hang of this game is very easy to do, but being able to master the movements of all the mods takes time, but with pratice comes skill, with the many items that can be comboed, you will never have the same type of run, one run tou can be super over powered and the next you become nothing but a fragile piece of glass. BOI has lots of quirks, and maybe some bugs, but very rarely, this game can be played over and over without getting bored, I would deffently twll you to grab this must have time killer, you will get 100s of hours of play!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Everybody played this one.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Try hard to beat this game, and since i brought this game i never complete all levels on this game. such a poor me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
242.9 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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