The Binding of Isaac

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"I don't see myself putting it down until I hit that magical 100% completion mark, which is hours and hours away at this point. This is one trip that I recommend to everyone open-minded enough to give it a chance." - Destructoid.com

"One may play for an hour or two, but they're constantly tempted to go back in and uncover the scads of remaining secrets. It's a style of game that really intrigues me, and one I want to see more of" - Gamecritics.com


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

95

One of the best indie!

llonerin | Jan. 27, 2015 | See all llonerin's reviews »

Like the title says, it's one of the best indie games i've ever played. It's simple, but hard at the same time. There are a lot of collectibles, and different combinations of them bring to infinite different possibilities to differentiate your character each time. The random generated labyrinth gives each time a new adventure, and once you get to the end of the game, it gives you new levels and new unlocks... it's kind of an infinite game, really cool :D

PLUS: It totally drew me away from my second Da:I playthrough so...

Oh... just buy it! it's worth much more than its cost!

90

Addictive and great !

sakalj1 | Jan. 27, 2015 | See all sakalj1's reviews »

First time I started BoI I was disappointed, wasn't happy, game was pretty hard because you don't have much items you can collect. But after I finished first run I was so happy, even more happy when I got new item I can collect. I became addicted with desire to do 100% of the game achievements. Game graphics is good, but game has a bug so if u put graphics on medium or high, and you enter a room with 6+ monsters inside, it will start lagging. It's not a pc problem, it's just a game bug. If you put it graphics on low it will be okay. Game is also very funny, has an interesting story which made me laugh and rewatch it few times. You can collect funny items which do different stuff, like Mom's Pod which will make monsters run away from you. Game has a lot of items, trinkets, pills, etc. In beginning I had to use website to search what each item or trinket does. Game is cheap, and I recommend you to get the DLC with game, cause it makes your game experience even better. For me it's in top 10 best games ever !

77

A neverending nightmare of fun

MadDemon64 | Jan. 8, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »

The Binding of Isaac is what you would get if you took The Legend of Zelda dungeons for the NES, only let you use ranged attacks and bombs, gave you some allies, made the dungeons randomized, and had only the most disturbing of monsters for enemies. And it works.

The story of The Binding of Isaac is nonexistent, but you don’t need one. You are in a basement, fighting off against all manner of mutated monsters and supernatural creature with only your tears as weapons. But you will find many items to help you. Steroids, dead cat heads, the Necronomicon, and a fetus are only a small sample of the items you will gain that will change the way you look and how your attacks work. You may even gain the power of flight if you are lucky. Or you might not be lucky. The best and worst part about this game is that everything is random, from the room layouts to the enemies in each room to the items you will receive. Some have excellent synergy and will make you feel overpowered, while others cancel each other out and make you struggle to beat the final boss. But no matter what happens, you will enjoy the game and come back for more. And more. And more. And more.

Don't expect to play The Binding of Isaac for long periods of time, but expect to come back to it every now and then. Maybe it will be something you play on a long train ride, or maybe it will be a palate cleanser in between games. But you will play it again.

100

One of the best rogue-likes

Venhiem | Jan. 7, 2015 | See all Venhiem's reviews »

Binding of Isaac is a very addicting game in the rogue like genre. You can play as Isaac, or more characters as you unlock them. You move in all directions but shoot in four. You do some areas until you face a boss. Then you kill it and jump down to the next level. Oh, and you also collect stuff. Plus the graphics are fine.
Now, somehow, out of that, this game manages to be one of the best games ever. It is very addicting and you'll want to keep coming back to it. You can play it as a time passer, or you can pour hour after hour into this game.
One negative thing: no widescreen support. You can get it to full-screen on a widescreen monitor but you'll get tiled pictures in the extra space. Still, no big thing.
Definitely buy it. 10/10

100

Quite possibly one of the greatest games ever made.

LautaroCompleX | Dec. 4, 2014 | See all LautaroCompleX's reviews »

What makes this game so great?

Well, it's simple, it's incredibly fun, it's randomly generated each time (thus providing an endless experience), and even if you beat it, you'll just be unlocking new stuff to move on.

Yeah, have fun trying to achieve true 100%.

Also, this game has one of the best gaming music composers: Danny Baranowsky. I love the dude. He also did the scores for Super Meatboy, you should know/love it already. Another amazing thing about this game is the story. (Yeah, it has a story). I don't want to spoil anything so I'll recommend you play the game endlessly and make your own conclusions. Afterwards you can just google or discuss the lore with people. Trust me, you'll be amazed.

The game also draws a lot of parallelisms with the Christian Bible (more precisely the "Binding of Isaac" story. You may or may not know it) If you see religion as an interesting and curious theme, regardless of your own beliefs, you will like this game a lot.

Have I already mentioned Danny Baranowsky did the music? Just buy it, dude. I don't know why you're still reading this, hovering on the "buy now" button. I am taking offense by that.