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The Binding of Isaac






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The Binding of Isaac





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.

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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.

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Headup Games
Edmund McMillen
Shooter, RPGs
Headup Games
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Customer notes
Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows Vista, 7
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • HDD: 50 MB
  • Video card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
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Reviews for The Binding of Isaac

Never endless... and I love it!

I first picked up this game as my first steam game considering its price was $5. In the binding of issac, you are a child who must escape, to an extent, the dark depths that you have fallen down to. You must defeat enemies and collect items to ensure your survival as you encounter greater threats the farther you explore. Basically, its a rogue like dungeon crawler with a decent amount of replayability. The controls are very unique as both your hands have to use the keyboard. In most games, when a player faces a certain way, they must shoot in that direction. BUT not Issac! You can 360 his head with no end in sight. This could probably be the reason why most players fail at the beginning with trying to control both movement and shooting. Heck, I was unable to figure it out too, despite my years of gaming. Anyways, get this game and play it like no one was watching!

The game that made roguelikes a thing

The Binding of Isaac is a top-down dungeon crawler with a twist - you play as a baby lost in a dungeon filled with biblical monsters. To defeat them, you'll have to shoot your own tears at them. To progress you'll also have to explore and collect power-ups. Permadeath and level randomization give the game endless replayability. A must play.

Best indie game ever

My favourite indie game ever. I used to love games like Smash TV back when I was a child, and as a grown up I started loving those rogue-like games with permadeath and lots of randomize elements that makes the games almost infinite. The Binding of Isaac is so addictive I have the urge to install it and play it again (for the 6th time). I've been playing it a lot of hours (about 100) and I haven't unlocked everything it has to offer. Every time you start a new game it will have nothing to do with the previous one. As difficult as pleasant, the Binding of Isaac sums up why the indie games are having so much importance in the past and incoming years. The proof that a good idea is more important than the means to get it done.

One of the best indie games

The Binding of Isaac is an indie, roguelike, action RPG shooter (talk about a mish mash of genres) with incredibly high replayability value and oozng with massive amounts of originality and ingenuity, not to mention various references to other games included. This game is not for the weak of heart. I personally consider it one of the most difficult games I've ever played, and that is saying a lot. Especially for completionists/achievement getters, TBoI can be a nightmare (of course, if you're good at this type of game, it might not be so bad; for the rest of us, be prepared to invest hundreds of hours and die countless times if you want to obtain everyhing the game has to offer; be aware that luck is a deciding factor alongside skill, since the levels are randomly generated, thus the high replayability value). For a very cheap price, this game is a must buy for any gamer with self respect. Those that want more of the Isaac experience can try the sequ.. err, pseudoremake Rebirth.

Incredibly addictive

This game is a fantastic, highly addictive dungeon-style game. The game goes through several floors where the player must clear a path to the boss(es) in order to go down to the next level. The games levels are randomly generated which can lead to very interesting item-pickups which can either ruin a run or make it much better. The music in this game is fantastic so I'd recommend buying the OST on iTunes as well. I'd also recommend picking up the sequel, BoI: Rebirth. Rebirth is good once you've become a veteran in the original as it can be much harder and implements many more items/enemies.

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