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Very Positive (235 reviews) - 94% of the 235 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (39,237 reviews) - 96% of the 39,237 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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T3h_MLG_K1ttyC4t
32.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
Gr8 game.
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MasterMind
7.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
this game is REALLY good
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Harambe Jesus
3.7 hrs
Posted: September 23
When you buy a game and do research on said game afterwards and find out that there is a more comprehensive and updated version of the game (The binding of Isaach: Rebirth + Afterbirth) and read several recommendations on forums online to play the latter versions for a much better experience and you file for a refund but you've already player 2+ hours and they won't give you a refund and you choose to permanently delete the game in your inventory but the memory that you spent 6.6 euros on this game and the first dlc (wrath of the lamb) still haunts you every time you see this in your inventory and you wonder why the F*ck they don't just delete the older versions of the game so people don't accidentally do this kind of shi* and then about a week later you write this review..... feelsbadman

Don't buy this version if you want to play this game. The game itself shows promise but this is the older and less comprehensive version. Buy Rebirth + Afterbirth for aprox. 25-26 euros for the full experience.
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guwop
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
Product received for free
thought it was a bit lackluster

not as gud as the first 1
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sexyboihayden
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 22
saucy game with saucy gameplay topped with saucy animation/graphics




10/10 would sauce again
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TemTTi
5.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
I don't have any bad words about this game. This is just pure awesomeness. If you want a cheap, and a good indie game, Binding of Isaac will be your choice. Love this game
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Jimaras
56.4 hrs
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
ena augo pou klei kai skotwnei ton xristo poli wreo!
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Magos Tul'Koth
20.2 hrs
Posted: September 21
Don't stare too hard into the abyss. It doesn't just stare back.

The demented and disturbing story of a boy at the mercy of an abusive mother who suddenly finds it in her religion to kill her son, and his escape into the depths of his anguish and sadness... and perhaps madness.

The style of this game will be very familiar to old school gamers who enjoyed games like Zelda and Metal Gear and Contra. Top down shooting from room to room, where tears are your weapons and pieces of a broken life are your tools against.... i don't know what... manifestations of painful memories? Children before you in similar circumstances? The dead that have made deals with the devil?

At any rate the game is stacked against you and dying is often expected in the randomly generated dungeons.

Challenging and disturbing, get into it.
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TheRileyMan525
5.5 hrs
Posted: September 20
This game is great! The difficulty is fun, and the random genoration makes for a great gameplay! This game is one of my favorite in my library! 10/10

(P.S., I dont have it, but Ive heard good things about The Binding of Isaac Rebirth, so if you have enough money, and are apparentally 18+, get that)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
13 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 4 people (100%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Product received for free
cheap and a nice game ,i find it a little bit hard tbh ,maybe im just no used to controls but i freakin die each time i face a boss.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Don't under estimate this game

Extremely replayable
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
161.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
10/10 replay value. Very fun game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Lot's of replayability and definetly a must have in your library for whenever you want to have some arcady fun and let the time pass.
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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
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
I beat this game in my first playthrough of my first try for this Isaac. This game is for baby for sure.
(sarcasm).

But, everyone listen, this game should be appreciated. Why ?
1. Flash game like this is never i found that so great.
2. Besides of the uniqueness of gore-EW-spooky-cartoony art style that will be sensitively triggered some people, this game design is so good. (I play this after finishing "Enter the Gungeon".) You must sure try this one if you need challange in your life.
3. You could make a pact with the devil in this game. It's good !


Summary : It is great fun and worthed. This still good to play for game that released for a years.


*Remember, your low-spec computer is the best perks you ever had. Why? Because everything is will be slow down (especially when a lot of bullets on the screen), and this will be help a lot.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
I'm absolute ♥♥♥♥ at this game but I still had a fun time sucking.
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