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Recent:
Very Positive (181 reviews) - 92% of the 181 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (38,949 reviews) - 96% of the 38,949 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 28, 2011

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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 (181 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (38,949 reviews)
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Die Rektor
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
WHY DO I SUCK SO MUCH AT THIS GAME
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thewhitecrow
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
AMAZING GAME the maker of this game deserves credit. binding of isaac's random level generator makes sure the game stays fun always , with all the items you collect making isaac more screwed up looking each time. but if you got a bit of extra cash go buyrebirth and afterbirth cuz there much more stuff there
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leqmo
( 11.0 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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Neksus
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Pros:
Too many to count

Cons:
I've seen everything, but where's Mom's Sphaggeti?


9/11
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Djharts
( 170.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
One of the best games I've ever played. Truly a masterpiece, albeit, a bit uneceesary at this point since Rebirth is out, but still an amazing game, but I would only recommend it for super fans who want to see where the series came from.
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Ace Trainer Joey
( 52.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This is entirely unbalanced compared to the sequel, it's way harder, but if you've had your fun with Rebirth, you can return to it's roots and then cry because you have to rely so heavily on RNG because there is not alot of room for skill to fit in considering it runs like ♥♥♥ because Flash can't handle it
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Noir
( 163.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I played this game over 150 hours even though it run kind of poorly on my pc because it's not really well programmed (in flash). I recommend this game because I enjoyed it a lot but I really think you should get the Rebirth version instead: it runs better, looks better and it has a ton more content.
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Me Grimlock
( 38.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
The game where all the 'Your Mom' jokes are made real...
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mr-rotten-treats
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
a bit boring i love the start tho
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Thel
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is killing me. Two or three new game a day and a depression later, I would finish it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
After 28.3 hours, i want to review The Binding Of Isaac
Story:
This is The Binding Of Isaac, where you play as boy who his name is Isaac and he lives with his religiously Mother.
One day his Mother received an order from God to kill Isaac where you gonna see it at the opening of the game. When his mother received the order from God, Isaac was locked out in his room, and Isaac sees her already preparing knife to kill Isaac. His mother kicked the Isaac door room. Isaac dont know what to do and underneath his carpet theres like a cave full of evil things where Isaac gonna escape from his mother, this is where the adventure starts.

Gameplay:
At first when i play, suddenly i get used to it (yeah because it was easy..). Im so addicted to this gane, even if im always losing, i just want to finish it again and again. After you defeat the boss, you get into the different cave and gonna defeat all the boss again, until you reach the main boss fight. To makes thing easy this game gives you like ability, unique items and power-ups! And make your own Isaac looks weird AF. Well i dont know what to say anymore, its just very good and addicting!

Dont hesitate if you're buying this game or not, just buy it people! And its actually cheap for me especially when this game on sale, i got this when there's Hallowen Sale last year. It is worth it...
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
A unique and good overall game. It'll take a while to get bored of this game. Randomly generated levels, over sixteen possible endings, (I think, don't hurt me if I'm wrong) and over two hundred different power-ups, all in a random order. You can get bad loadouts or good loadouts. It's all about luck, which I don't really like.



I do recommend this game, but not for everybody.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
10/10 would cry again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
50.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Probably the first game I've ever played where I can end up both hating it and love it at the same time, it's a cartoony dark souls, you'll die... you'll die lots. You may have a good run where you get lots of fantastic items, and then the next it will be constant rubbish, but half the fun is trying to get as far as you can with the things you have (I'm sure there is a life lesson in there)

The graphics are nice, the music is ok but it does get very repetitive quickly, the gameplay is fun but frustrating (vague memories of hurling abuse at the screen), however when you have stupid amounts of failure and then finish it, that is a great feeling of pride. whether full price or on sale, it's a bargain
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
135.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Amazing game, having fun making progress!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Probably the first game I've ever played where I can end up both disliking it and adoring it all at once
the reasons for enjoying it are:
- The graphics are nice
- the music is ok but it does get very repetitive quickly,which can get annoying (I tend to play without the music)
- there's lots of hours of content to this game which is good and makes it worth the price.Whether full price or on sale, it's a bargain.

however I dislike it for:
- trying to get as far as you can with the things you have(things you collect from other rooms to 'boost' the character you're using) felt like lotery, as it requires no actual skill and is just pure luck the frustration becomes tiring after a period of time so for that only reason I found myself disliking the game,

You play this game if you want to never get out of your house ever again and want to hurl abuse at your monitor for hours.
you play this game if you dont have money for Rebirth (you can also add dlc to this game and it is basically the EXACT same as rebirth)

9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
dat trailer do

11/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
The Great game where it all began. This game is still pretty good and the replay vavlue is very good as it randomley genrates differnt levels each time you spawn.
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