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The Binding of Isaac
8.9 out of 10

The Binding of Isaac

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A dark aesthetic and stiff difficulty make this a shining example of the genre

Fragasnap, MobyGames
18 June 2013
  • Conclusion: In The Binding of Isaac, you play as Isaac who is being hounded by his mother who has heard a voice from God telling her to sacrifice Isaac in his honor. Isaac flees into his basement where the game becomes a top-down shooter and the story becomes unfortunately irrelevant to the proceedings.
  • Pros: Different stage layouts each playthrough make replaying easy Randomly chosen items with a variety of effects, both visual and mechanical, further encourage replay Satisfying, challenging combat Easy to put down and pick back up later Effective morbid aesthetic Great sound design
  • Cons: Copious amounts of repetition required to reach the end, more than the game's variety can justify without breaks Bullets' trajectories are affected by the velocity of their source which gives aiming an unexpected learning curve The random nature of the game makes some attempts needlessly frustrat...
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Overall 9
9.0

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Miskude, Metacritic
31 December 2012
  • Summary: Innovative, fun and a great title. This is one of the most addictive games of all the time, and replayable for like infinite times. This is an amazing gem that everybody must have.
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Overall 8
8.0

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Mykwon, Metacritic
30 December 2012
  • Summary: Surprisingly addictive as the game looks completely outdated and a very pale copy of a Zelda-like. However, the cleverness resides in the rogue approach and the tons of items and upgrades that make each game very different and the replay value humongous.
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Overall 8
8.0

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julius98, Metacritic
27 November 2012
  • Summary: I really don't get the low scores for this game. People saying this game is repetitive and has boring gameplay are so wrong. This is a very challenging game, yes, but if you rely on your items, you are surely a very lazy gamer, and one that has missed the entire point of this game.
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Overall 10
10

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Isaac_adhd, Metacritic
27 July 2012
  • Summary: Very little game that gives you way more fun-moments than most big titles. You keep replaying it and it never gets boring. It's very hard and you need a lot of practice. Not that that is a problem.
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Overall 6
5.7

Aaaaaaaaaaalmost good

Pixelspeech, MobyGames
17 July 2012
  • Conclusion: It's very rare for me to give a game or 6/10, I normally either like the game and give it a good grade or hate it and pound it into the dirt, a middle-ground is not all too common.
  • Pros: After playing Super Meat Boy this game felt like a genuine surprise for me. When I picked it up after numerous recommendations and a good old Steam sale, I was all geared up for absolutely hating yet another boring, uninspired scam. It's true that Binding of Isaac is yet another game from Team Me...
  • Cons: The story has a very nice setup, what with Isaac running away from his homicidal mother, but there are some parts that annoy me a bit. The reason for why Isaac has to run, is that his mother heard the "voice of god" and he commanded him to kill her son. I am religious myself, but I will admit tha...
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Overall 10
10

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Crucket, Metacritic
21 June 2012
  • Summary: Binding of isaac already had massive replay value and this just pushes it to the extreme. 3$ for 70% more content including 25 new bosses and mini-bosses, over 100 new items, a new floor type for every existing floor type plus a bonus floor, a whole bunch of new enemies, new rooms, and so much more.
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Overall 10
10

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saffers, Metacritic
9 June 2012
  • Summary: Binding of Isaac is by itself a great game, but now with almost 75% more content (I think) the game has much more randomness and new things like curses and trinkets
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Overall 8
8.0

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Xcalibur, Metacritic
6 June 2012
  • Summary: I was really optimistic when I heard about this DLC first time. Finally it came out so I bought it. It was cheap, and what I get is, a really good expansion! So many new contents. New bosses, enemies, new room types, tons of new items, and new endings.
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Overall 10
10

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Tashy497, Metacritic
5 June 2012
  • Summary: Words, words, opinions, critiques, should-haves, would-haves, this-and-that, next time this not that, wouldn't it be cool if, Blah, blah, blah, blah. This game is the $hit (period).
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