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Very Positive (219 reviews) - 86% of the 219 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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mcocd
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
CAUTION: Remember its my opinion, no need to comment anything bad on this review.

Plot: Christian family, mom hears god, god asks for offering, mom chooses naked son, naked son jumps into trap door under rug, fights monsters scientists would ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ at.
I think this is legit.

Alright, so this is basically a flash game made in flash and plays like the original legend of zelda. It also has some smooth animation for being made in flash. Lets get straight to the pros.

PROS:
  • Many items
  • Short plot
  • Much replayability
  • Smooth animation
  • Very addicting
  • weird creatures
  • Lots on mini-bosses
  • different characters
  • Lots of achievements
  • Generated dungeons
  • 20 bosses
  • Different endings
Alright, now that you know all of the pros and there are TONS more than I listed I just need to play the game more, but it is a game so there are sadly cons too.

CONS:
  • Start over every time
  • Hard to get all characters
  • No Co-Op
  • some upgrades can screw you over
Thats really all the cons I can think of though, this game also has an abusive backstory so if you dont like that you probably shouldn't get it, also Rebirth has better graphics, more achievements, and all around usually better. If you dont want to get Rebirth, get this one. It still has TONS of replayability and still EXTREMELY fun all around. I would reccomend getting both, but if you dont want to play a Binding of Isaac game a lot, get this one because its cheap and still has a lot of the same stuff. I give this 10 / 10
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• Flume •
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Amazing game, give it a play.
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Nba Season
( 184.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
This game is amazing and has a lot of replayability. It is very hard at the beginning but you start to adapt to the rooms and the monsters. The story line for both this (original BOI) and Rebirth are the same but rebirth is a huge step up to the game, therefore I would only reccommend getting this game if it is on sale and if you are hesitant in purchasing rebirth.

Controls are okay with keyboard. You can not use any controller unless you are using third party software.

There are hundreds of items to unlock in this game and every run is randomly generated so every run will be unique.

** If you are starting off, disable the Wrath of Lamb eternal edition, it is just unfair, not fun, and a poor attempt at bringing this game back to life after rebirth came out.
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dog.exe has stopped working
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
Fun but difficult
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MUTANT OVERLORD
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
The Binding of Isaac Rebirth = The Binding of Isaac + DLC + more

  • If you want to buy The Binding of Isaac Rebirth yet its too expensive for you: buy this game.
  • If you dont have The Binding of Isaac Rebirth but you have The Binding of Isaac: buy Rebirth.
  • If you have The Binding of Isaac Rebirth but you dont have The Binding of Isaac: go play Rebirth.


http://store.steampowered.com/app/250900/
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TeenJackBauer
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
4.5/10 TJBs
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CORM
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Flash based game, it ran slowly on max settings due to coding problems. My Pc is 4x requirements for all of it's specs. Do not recommend.
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Caveira
( 266.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Just loved playing the original version! The huge amount of item combinations you can make, the eerie music (fantastic!), messed upstoryline and enemies, random maps each time, awesome achievments... Whats not to like? The lag thing is an issue, but stil... Can't wait to play the remake now that I 100% the game hehe
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barb♥
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
I always liked watching this game, it is drawn so cute and the music is awesome. I finally bought the first game. Thumbs up.
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Foster | kickback.com
( 70.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
You play this game if you have crippling depression
You play this game if you want to be a kid that gets killed by a ♥♥♥♥ing blob of meat
You play this game if you want to never get out of your house ever again
you play this game if you dont have money for ♥♥♥♥ing Rebirth

10/10
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The Quaint Cthulhu
( 108.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
"Dude what game are you playing?"
Binding of Isaac
"What's it about"
So, basically your mom tried to kill you, a 3-5 year old boy, so you have to collect a lot of religious items and pop video game references to kill your mom with your tears. DUDE, YES!!! I just got cancer!
"..."


I may not have friends anymore, but I have Isaac.
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Hydra-T
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Never thought I'd pity a crying thumb. 8/10
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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
( 11.0 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.
Oh, and just a quick warning, there's no controller support.
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FNAF is Dead
( 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
10 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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
12 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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8 of 12 people (67%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
250.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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7 of 11 people (64%) 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
4.4 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 2 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
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
Recommended
151.3 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
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Never thought I'd pity a crying thumb. 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.3 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
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
The Binding of Isaac Rebirth = The Binding of Isaac + DLC + more

  • If you want to buy The Binding of Isaac Rebirth yet its too expensive for you: buy this game.
  • If you dont have The Binding of Isaac Rebirth but you have The Binding of Isaac: buy Rebirth.
  • If you have The Binding of Isaac Rebirth but you dont have The Binding of Isaac: go play Rebirth.


http://store.steampowered.com/app/250900/
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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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.4 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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
This Game Is AWSOME! its hard to get bored with and a good challenge
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
I originally seen this game on a playthrough and also thought it was very boring , until i played it myself , it's fun , makes you think and it's just generally awesome - 8/10
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