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Very Positive (350 reviews) - 90% of the 350 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (39,118 reviews) - 96% of the 39,118 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 (350 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (39,118 reviews)
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NEON
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
no controller support
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Kickback sucks | kickback.com
( 345.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
♥♥♥♥ dark boy.
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Green ( Leaving for Trip )
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Product received for free
It's decent, should buy it on sale though.
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andy
( 21.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
one of the worst binding of isaacs
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Facade
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
I love this game, almost as good as Counter strike and I got Isaac for 50 cents, worth it down to every penny
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Death grips midi
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
pokemon is for 90's kids only
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May
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
A great indie game. Cheap, too.
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NiKaDra
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Bought this game for sale. (The entire game + all dlc + soundtrack less than 1$!)
You should with no doubt play this awesome game! It features hundreds of hours of gameplay for sure, along with an immense amount of bosses and items! If this looks good to you I say BUY IT!
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VeryShallow
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Another cute indie game, reminicent to the newgrounds art style. Under it's dungeon crawler surface is a great story wrapped up in religious commentary told through Isaac's world view. Great for both casual players looking for something to do, and more lore invested players as well.
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The Lost
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
playing hard mode in necropolis and got a room where there were 3 eternal swarmers

died
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
36 of 49 people (73%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Buy. Play. Rage.
Play again.
Rage.
Play again.
Rage.
Play.. again.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This game is super tough but fun, The game will beat you and destroy your will to live, but if you Git Gud then you'll be the one making the game cry itself to sleep at night.
Except for the hard mode, there is no salvation from that.
10/10 I die, I live, I die again.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
1.Opened the game
2.Watched the starting animation
3.cried
4.started the campaign with Issac
5.finished basement 1
6.watched the bad memory of poor Issac
7.cried
8.cried
9....And so on....

Still haven't finished the game :*(
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.6 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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Dear Random, be good to me. The basement is so wide and my tear is so small.
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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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
The Binding of Isaac is a dark twist on Nintendo's The Lengend of Zelda. The game puts toilet humor and jokes about religion into one short and sweet game about a boy who was almost killed by his mother. If you like the style of the game and the old-school and retro gameplay, then I highly recommend this staple in indie game history.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 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
800.0 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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