The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Morph into different supernatural forms to battle mystical beasts in this daunting action game

  • Vote:
    9.0 (1)
  • Category(ies):

    Action

  • Type:

    game

  • Works under:

    Windows

    Linux

    Mac OS

  • Developer(s):

    Nicalis, Inc.

  • Publishers(s):

    Nicalis, Inc.

  • Release Date:

    Nov 4, 2014

  • Required Age:

    17

  • Price:

    14.99 USD

  • Tags:

    Single-player, Shared/Split Screen, Steam Achievements, Full controller support, Steam Trading Cards, Steam Cloud

  • Languages:

    English

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is the remake of the original dungeon-crawler, and as a popular adventure game with procedurally-generated levels and an engaging level of difficulty, there are few games with the same playability.

It should be noted immediately that this game is geared toward an adult audience since the content of the game is rather mature. The player controls Isaac, a son who has been locked in the basement by his mother. Isaac's mother was instructed by God to sacrifice Isaac as a sign of her faith, much like the biblical tale. That alone should tell most players that they shouldn't share the game with their children or younger siblings.

This version is basically a reimagining of the original, which lacked certain elements that the producers wanted to include but were unable to due to the limits of their first system. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is basically how the producers wanted the game to be in the first place.

The random nature of the game is what makes it so repeatably playable. Each level is generated as the player progresses through the game, and while many of the elements within the levels might stay the same, their timing and locations are different every single time. Trial and error is the best way to make it through this dungeon crawler since death is something that is nearly unavoidable. Players who succumb to the monsters in the basement must start completely over at the beginning.

In this version, there are 10 playable characters, 50 final bosses, 20 challenge levels, and more than 100 average enemies. Nearly every single enemy has been redesigned from the original, which gives the game even more of an updated feel.

PROS
  • Tons of Unique Content
  • Improved Engine
  • Supremely Addictive
  • Engagingly Difficult
  • Many Hidden Surprises
CONS
  • Mature Content
  • One Playable Screen Resolution

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