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Very Positive (322 reviews) - 87% of the 322 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (39,144 reviews) - 96% of the 39,144 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 (322 reviews)
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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
( 13.7 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
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
UUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Uhhh! -Tina B.
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Lakuza
( 43.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Nice game!
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Cock Blockula
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Like DayZ for autistic children who get bullied in real life but are too fat/skeletony to bully someone else so they play this to feel adequate in life. I give this one 5 heil Hitlers which is 10 bangins, which is 40 slamma jammin parmigianos. 1 downvote = 1 this is true and you agree.
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Muff3ntop
( 212.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This game has beat my ♥♥♥ one too many times. I come in as Isiac and think hugh maybe today will be a good day! I try and try again and yes I will succeed but only after 4 times. The game is fantastic and i won't stop playing it. There are so many different options of items. The combos do lack but that is what rebirth is for. I come back to this game to remind myself that playing it is not easy. In my opinion much harder than rebirth! The kinda recent update. The Eternal edition has blown me away. It added a whole level to my excitement. I will continue to play this game over and over and over until I beat it. I love this game and it has been a great blast!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
38 of 52 people (73%) found this review helpful
45 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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9 of 9 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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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
17 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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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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
808.0 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.7 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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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
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
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Like a good sequel should, Call of Duty: Ghosts doesn’t ignore the formula of fast, fluid gameplay that has made the series famous, but introduces a unique new premise, unprecedented player personalization, and sweeping changes that breathe new life into the multiplayer experience. It’s over-the-top and at times unnecessarily complex, but serves both current and next-generation consoles with ambitious new ideas and tremendous replay value.

Despite sharing a name with one of Modern Warfare’s best-known characters, Ghosts takes place in an entirely new Call of Duty universe set in the not-too-distant future. In a genre overwrought with antiquated Russian conflicts and ambiguous Middle Eastern terrorist threats, Ghosts takes on a refreshingly unique premise in which the threat comes not from the east, but the south: a federation of oil-rich South American nations rises to take over the hemisphere, pushing north and coming to blows with the U.S.

The prelude establishes a harrowing vision of a United States homeland that's broken but not beaten – not quite Red Dawn, but not Fallout 3, either. It’s a space not often explored by modern shooters, and its mood is heightened by missions set in a besieged Santa Monica and the wasted remains of San Diego, to the tune of an excellent, somber score from David Buckley (The Town, Metal Gear Solid 4). But ultimately, time on the poignant homefront is short lived as the story goes behind enemy lines in Caracas, the Andes mountains, and other exotic locales.

Those might lack to familiarity, but the variety of environments keeps the campaign fresh, not only in terms of visuals, but in gameplay as well. Instead of just fighting waves of enemies through a linear stage at ground level, you’ll find yourself rappelling down skyscrapers, flying helicopters, having firefights in space, commanding tanks, scuba diving through shipwrecks, playing as a dog, and evading shark attacks. Each requires new strategy, acute situational awareness, and – in the case of the space and water missions – special consideration for verticality and physics.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Call of Duty game without elaborate setpieces, fierce shootouts, and tense stealth missions, and Ghosts delivers some of the most memorable experiences in the series. I felt genuine dread as the ground and buildings collapsed around me during orbital weapons strikes, the zero-gravity spectacle of the Federation’s space station ambush is awe-inspiring, and bursting through a highrise window as the entire building crumbles during the Federation Day mission is exhilarating.

But like previous CoDs, the story of Ghosts struggles to remain in focus amidst the fray of explosive cinematic moments and relentless firefights. Narrated loading sequences with stylized story animations push the campaign forward, but only last for one or two minutes before launching back into the action. It’s there, on the front lines, that much of the plot progression is presented and oftentimes lost.

It's by no means an achievement in dramatic storytelling — it's more about dumb fun — and it lacks the player-choice element introduced with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, but when given time to breathe Ghosts actually offers some interesting human drama. The story centers around two brothers, Logan and Hesh, their father Elias, and yes, their dog Reilly as they fight the Federation as part of the battered remnants of the U.S. military, and later as the elite Ghosts squad. The family ties, specifically the relationship between Logan and Hesh, made me care about the protagonists in a series that's habitually made its characters a dispensable commodity. The voice acting is decent overall, though there are periodic moments of cringe-worthy dialog, like one superfluous moment when Elias reveals he’s a member of the Ghosts. And then there’s Riley. Though the subject of many a meme at this point, Riley not only acts as a useful tool for recon and silently dispatching enemies, but is integral to several dramatic sequences, saving your character on more than one occasion.

The story stumbles in the second act when it strays away from the more evocative character focus in favor of a long stretch of back-to-back missions driven almost exclusively by guns-blazing combat. While not poorly done, this visually arresting, action-packed, but ultimately hollow middle stands in stark contrast to the effective first and final acts. On the bright side, that padded out my play time to roughly 10 hours, making this campaign one of the longest CoD single-player experiences.

The Verdict
Call of Duty: Ghosts isn't a reinvention of the franchise, but proves there's still room for innovation within its existing formula. Though at the risk of overcomplicating things at times, its robust multiplayer gameplay, surprisingly fun co-op modes, and lengthy, challenging, and varied campaign makes Ghosts one of the best Call of Duty games to date.
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