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Very Positive (229 reviews) - 94% of the 229 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (39,247 reviews) - 96% of the 39,247 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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Very Positive (229 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (39,247 reviews)
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CrazyWolf ツ 乇ムらㄚ
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
This is the really good game :) But it's very hard :D
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pawnvelocity
95.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
This game is ♥♥♥♥ing garbage. Ragequits are inevitable, ♥♥♥♥ this game.
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-̶̯͡»̶̥Ş.P.Ŷ.R.Ŏ
7.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
A miracle is needed to reach the final boss. 4/10
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vincent_frank
216.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
I cannot put this game down. The achievements are so adictive and I am trying so so hard to complete the game 100 percent! Simple on the surface but has a lot of character and charm if not just a little bit gross :dsham:
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z1hter
44.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Gra fajna, ale trochę wkurwiająca
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Rei
31.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
THIS GAME IS AWESOME!
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T3h_MLG_K1ttyC4t
32.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
Gr8 game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
You can kill your own mother with your urine.

10/10.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
*My hours on steam do not appropriately reflect play time without wifi on trains, planes, etc

The Binding of Isaac is took up a lot of free time waiting for transportation on my laptop or waiting for flights without wifi. Due to flash like nature, was able to run it on my old crummy laptop.

This game seems simple - help isaac get further and further away and defeat monsters and obtain power ups. But the randomizer, and random level generator - makes each and every playthrough different from your previous. Of course, you earn items that you have earned before, but this time you face a different boss or small bosses.

The game is also quite addictive and frustrating especially if you die quickly. You just want to get back in after yelling at the controller first.

I would give this a 9/10.

Bias: I am a dinosaur. I like to make things cry.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
——— 7/10 ———

+ Score
+ Gameplay Diversity
+ Mastery Potential
+ Replayability
+ Lore

+/- Kinaesthetics
+/- McMillen's Aesthetics ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

- Difficulty Fairness disputable, becouse of RNG-dependant balance

Feels hard to tolerate harsh difficulty of a game, when it is so random and not responsive. But it's incredibly complex game nonetheless.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
just buy rebirth, its better in every way.
sadly, this game is alot cheaper so some people are still gonna be sucked into it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Just my personal opinion... Controls are just awful and sluggish and the difficulty is like some ridiculous super ultra nightmare level. I installed/uninstalled about 5 times to try again over time but I still think it's ♥♥♥♥♥.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
63.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Very addicting, extremely fun, challenging. Worth every cent!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
GOOD GAME,highly enjoyable. Would reinstall again. But you will get bored sometimes. Very luck dependent. But you still need skill :))
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Its good value for money, especially if its on a sale.
It is a dark but hilarious game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
94.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
One of the best flash player-based games i've ever seen. You can spend hours and days playing this game and it will not bother you, because every time you press "new game" - it will always be a random playthrough. A perfect time-killer. Edmund McMillen is a genius. Only one thing that disturbs you during the game - is lags and freezes even on good PC's. Highly recommend this game.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
155.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Product received for free
If youre a self-mutalating masochist, who somehow enjoys torturing yourself, with the idea, intent or prospect of playing a game, but instead, secretly or subconsciously, enjoys a game playing you into submission, then this game is for you.

Think Im joking? Really Im not. Its either that or too many kids/people these days dont know what the hell really makes a good game any more. This game has sooo many Pos reviews, it has to be one of the above reasons why this game has so many Pos reviews.

I usualy trust that a game with so many good reviews HAS to, just HAS to have some pretty good stuff to it to merrit such acclaim...but this game...is just a joke.

Random generated in a game can be a good thing. This game is just too random...so much so that skill has 99% nothing to do with it & really just comes down to pure, blind, dumb luck on what items & enemies youll find each & every play through.

I wanted to like this game. It can be fun for a little while...IF & BIG IF, youre lucky enough to get decent pre-gened levels & items. Even then your luck can run out half-way through & youre screwed & die for no good reason with all progress lost & nothing gained.

Im writing this review in pure disgust & anger atm, hence the tone if it. Theres a difference between a game being hard-core & difficult & requiring skill to get better at it...& then there is this game which has NONE of those qualities. Its for those reasons & the fact that so many people seem to enjoy being punished with no real rewards that Im venting as I am. That & a game should not leave you feeling plssed off & cheated after playing it. This game does just that.

Take some time to read some of the other negative reviews for more, less colorful & in-depth info on what Im talking bout. For now, Im done with this game. F*ck this game, Hulk Smash & rage quit.
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