The Binding Of Isaac

  • The Binding Of Isaac
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  • Dozens of interesting items to find.
  • Smart difficulty curve.
  • Tons of unlockables increase replay value.


  • Items lack any description after discovery.
  • Doesn't offer official controller support.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Yet Another Review Site on 90

…or how I learned to love social servicesIt sounds like the set-up for a terribly misguided episode of Stepford and Son. In an effort to appease God's will and demonstrate divine love for him, a man is requested by the Lord to sacrifice his son. There's...

By PC Gamer on 83

A punishingly tough light RPG that’ll draw you in and spit you out without a second thought. Worth it for the...

By GameSpot on 80

They say that God has a plan for all of us. In Isaac's case, the plan begins and ends with the business end of a butcher's knife. To escape his grisly fate--at the hands of his own mother no less--our young hero must brave a labyrinth of unspeakable...

By New Game Network on 83

If Sigmund Freud had ever designed a video game, that game would be The Binding Of Isaac. Within minutes of the encountering the first loading screen, the player is wallowing through a madhouse world of tears, pain, excrement, and a horribly evil...

By on 75

It occurred to me upon finishing The Binding of Isaac that crude as it is, it reminds me of avant-garde art or haute cuisine; interesting and bold but made for a small group of devoted connoisseurs. Those of a certain palate are sure to love its...

By Games Radar on 80

It’s exceedingly rare for a five dollar downloadable game to engender real creepiness, but the intro sequence to The Binding of Isaac delivers plenty of disturbia. An update of the biblical parable (in which God demands the sacrifice of Abraham’s son...

By DarkZero on 90

Published October 4th 2011. Written by Owen Grieve. I like The Binding of Isaac. I like that it plays like the bastard child of Zelda and Smash TV – two of my favourite games. I like the grotesque art style, which sees the tormented hero fighting off...

By GameZone on

The game begins with a cutscene explaining the entire premise. If you're familiar with the biblical tale of Isaac, then you may recall Abraham being requested by God to prove his loyalty. The task: sacrifice Isaac. This is dark stuff indeed, and it's...

By Destructoid on 95

If I weren't already so fond of game jams -- and rapid prototyping in general -- The Binding of Isaac likely would have pushed me into such fandom. It began life as a week-long project between Team Meat's Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl,...

By PC Advisor on 80

The sick imagery means it's not for everyone, but those who can stomach the body-horror and Bible-baiting will find a smart and fresh action-roleplaying game, laden with humour and barbed introspection as well as compelling dungeoneering....

By AnandTech on

There is some special alchemy at the heart of . Developer Edmund McMillen () has combined biblical monsters, scatological humor, and tense twin-stick shooting into a thrilling and, at times, disturbing game about a boy and his troubled relationship...

By GameSpy on 90

Pros: Great blend of different gaming genres; wildly inventive items and foes; addictive gameplay with lots of re-play value; sweet art style

Cons: Not for those easily grossed out or offended

International Review By on 81

Anlässlich der Veröffentlichung der Unholy Edition knöpften wir uns das ″blasphemische″ Spiel der Super-Meat-Boy-Macher zum Test vor....

International Review By Skillpoint on 60

Lille Isaac har det inte lätt. Efter att ha flytt sin gudstokiga mamma som inte bara försökt mörda honom utan också klätt av honom helt naken, är han nu strandsatt i en källare fylld med groteska och blodtörstiga monster och måste rädda liv och lem...

International Review By on

Embora a apresentação seja de uma simplicidade daquelas, The Binding of Isaac é divertido e muito melhor que a soma de suas partes. Mesmo que a bem-humorada combinação de temas sombrios não seja papo para um jantar com a família, há motivo de sobra para...

International Review By Eurogamer on 70

Den amerikanske spildesigner Edmund McMillen, bedre kendt som den ene halvdel af indie-udviklerne Team Meat, har en forkærlighed for det groteske. Fra Gishs forvrængede udseende og dunkle univers til Super Meat Boys sadistiske Happy Tree Friends-leg...

International Review By on 85

The Binding of Isaac E' un' ottima annata per gli sviluppatori indipendenti. Mese dopo mese, abbiamo visto alcuni dei titoli più interessanti in uscita per PC provenire dal mercato indie. Grazie alle odierne tecnologie di distribuzione, è sempre più...