The Binding of Isaac

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Description

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.

Customer reviews

100

One of the best indie games which brought me lot of joy and fun

hateah | July 25, 2014 | See all hateah's reviews »

This game will always be fun to play for me. No matter how much times you die and start from the beginning you'll keep wanting to try again and again until you reach the boss named "Mom" that is the finall boss of the depths. You have to kill her x amount of times to procceed to the next bosses which are even harder to kill. By discovering secrets, and doing quests like collecting 50 gold in a run, you can unlock extra characters which has different abilities. Every stage has few mini bosses, that depends on you how many you find, and a main boss which is at the door with the skull on it. It's the main one of every stage. You are shooting tears at the start, but by opening the golden door which is at every level, you can find upgrades for either your weapons or abilities. Or cards which has different effects. When the main boss of every stage dies, he drops special item that increases one of your abilities, or few items at once.There's nothing else I can add that's all you need to know. I hope i helped.

91

Very fun, but gets boring after a while

friendbear70 | July 21, 2014 | See all friendbear70's reviews »

This game is really creative. Full of life and adventure. There are so many different things to collect. But this game has many contrasting pros/cons, so I will list them out.

Pro: 1. Generally fun. 2. Different characters to unlock 3. Many different items to unlock 4. Different items to different things 5. Secret rooms

Cons: 1. The game can only be played so many times. After the last level, all you can do is try to unlock more things and play again. 2. The controls are hard to master. 3. if you aren't good at it, it will be very frustrating.

But those are just a few or the pros and cons. This game is totally worth your money if you have patience and great concentration!

90

Limitless Entertainment

codemeister13 | July 20, 2014 | See all codemeister13's reviews »

The Binding of Isaac is a game that brings the perfect balance of luck and skill. Every bit of each game is randomly generated. This ranges from the layout of each floor to the enemies you encounter in each room right down to the items you might grab from each enemy.

This game comes with limitless amounts of possibilities for many, many hours of entertainment. It comes with multiple characters available to unlock by completing various tasks in-game, each with their own special starting statistics and items to add that special spice to each round you play.

The bosses in TBoI provide a challenging yet fun experience as well. From the beginning you are thrown into a boss room and you are forced to survive with nothing more than whatever items you may have. The greatest part about the bosses in the game goes hand-in-hand with the random item generation. It's up to you to use your skills to try and make whatever you have work to beat the bosses.

There are many surprises in the Isaac universe. For the sake of spoiler alerts and experiencing the same wonderment I did at the situation, I won't say exactly what happens. What I will say though is that this game isn't ever truly over. To bring even more variety and excitement, I highly recommend the purchase of the Wrath of the Lamb DLC. It is the best DLC you can purchase for a game like this.

Overall, I cannot recommend this game enough. It is addictive, fun, and a beautifully challenging experience. This truly is a game that will appeal to all audiences and, for $5, you won't find a better game.

97

Best thing to do with 5 bucks.

bloodude | July 16, 2014 | See all bloodude's reviews »

Wow. What a game. The only thing I would closely compare it to is LOZ, and even then the RNG items and bosses are far different. Binding of Isaac is the definitive rogue-like game that spawned games like Rogue Legacy and Risk of Rain. Great gameplay, gorgeous, edgy, iconic Edmund artwork, items that make a HUGE impact onto the game, and replay value of champions. The DLC adds many new items, bosses and floors (Cathedral and The Chest). Highly recommended!

85

Awesome.

EDGE1812 | June 17, 2014 | See all EDGE1812's reviews »

The Binding of Isaac is a great game. This is an arcade dungeon crawler packed with a ton of content, including collectables, secrets, unlockable cool characters. Every playthrough will be different, since the dungeons spawn random order, which adds a lot of replay value. The game has a great art style, as well as a sort of creepy feel to it.

I'd recommend getting the game along with it's DLC, "Wrath of The Lamb", for even more content, characters, etc.

Oh, and you will die alot. The game offers you a great challenge and i personally loved every moment of it.