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Very Positive (302 reviews) - 87% of the 302 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (39,146 reviews) - 96% of the 39,146 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
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Recent:
Very Positive (302 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (39,146 reviews)
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Ray Valence Apple
( 78.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
A great game.
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Moon Moon
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Makes me want to tear my eyes out in a good way!
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???
( 44.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
an indeed time-killer
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King Eel Bee
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Locked at 30 fps. I do not approve.
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runescpaemils
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
There really is nothing to this game, its so repetative, even with the procedurally generated levels, 6/10
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HyperC
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
this game is awesome but if your looking to buy this game, just buy a newere one like rebirth or after birth
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internetrules
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
it bad ben hates it ben is named rex on my freinds list and he hates this game HAAAAAATTTTTTTEESSSSSS it the problem is that there are levels you can go to and then you can get loot it rooms that have golden crowns on top of them and you can go in and kill things and get a thing or maybe you can get loot at them but the loot can be good or bad and it will be stuff like animal bits or cards and there are also gambling rooms which you can use a bomb on and get money i think northen lion is where i got most information on this game i also played it but i dident really enjoy it it dident grab me into the game anyway enough with this side tandgrent back to the main topic there is like a fineale bosses where you can go to heaven or hell and thats kind of cool but it takes a while to get there and if your new it will take quite a while and also with that you can see an ending with a card slideshow if his family or you can go to heaven and fight the blue baby who seems pretty powerfull maybe to powerfull? anyway the problem with this game is that its not that noob freindly you can get good at aiming but thats about it you mostly need to get lucky to progress in the game but its bad
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ChristianBoy17
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Pros:

-God


Cons:

-Against the Bible
-Against the Bibel
-Agaiasnst the Bieble
-AGAINST THE BUAIBLE

I must now go and repent for my sins
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xMLGWolfiex
( 24.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
>Buy the game.
>Launch it.
>Play and get killed.
>Laugh because you died on the 5th minute.
>Play again.
>Die.
>Rage.
>Try not to cry.
>cry.
>repeat.
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satchidanandaa
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
UUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Uhhh! -Tina B.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
TOTALLY RAGE!!!
One of the best roguelike games ever!
Religious/Satanic overtones and pretty taboo themes is awesome.
I'll recommend to anyone!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
91.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
The first Isaac will alwalys be my favourite. Innovative gameplay, great design and "interesting" humor. I would definitely recommend: Play the first game and then the second one. Though, this might be tougher, you will enjoy the second one more afterwards.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
>Buy the game.
>Launch it.
>Play and get killed.
>Laugh because you died on the 5th minute.
>Play again.
>Die.
>Rage.
>Try not to cry.
>cry.
>repeat.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
811.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
As of writing this review I'm still trying to get the no hit womb achievement which is a ***** to get but Issac is a game that I'm willing to give my time to as it may be the most value for money I've ever seen in a game.

If you try to complete everything that the game has you will be playing for more than 800 hours (or that my time spend in the game anyway) and for the price the game asks for expecially when it's on sale you will get every cent out of it.

my only problem with the game is the fullscreen isn't that great and you can't seem to rebind the keys or use a controller.

though Rebirth is out I highly recommend this game if you don't have the money for it or you want a good time waster.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Not sure if I can say anything negative about this game. Backstory, graphics and mechanics all work. After a while it gets boring true but you can just stop there, turn it off and come back to it after a while. You get into action very quick, no long cutscene waits, no loading. Probably after beating the game I'd quit playing it but I couldn't get to that level yet :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I bought this game instead of rebirth because it was cheaper.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This game got me through High School
Must have about 1,000 offline hours on this, personally prefer it over Rebirth but that's a personal opinion (this version has pretty poor optimization because of it being flash based but still fantastic)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Pros:

-God


Cons:

-Against the Bible
-Against the Bibel
-Agaiasnst the Bieble
-AGAINST THE BUAIBLE

I must now go and repent for my sins
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
I've played this game a bit here and a bit on console. It just never clicked for me. Levels are random, powerups are cryptic, combat is frustrating, and death is permanent. If you really like the gameplay, you can keep playing forever. I got tired after a few hours.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Definitely a must-have during Steam Sales, but even at regular retail price I think it's worth the money. I will admit I didn't enjoy the game at first, but over time you will create strategies and learn the nature of each monster, providing you with tens to maybe even hundreds of hours of skill and luck. 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.
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