The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

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Percentile Rank

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Gamers FTW
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 7, 2014

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is not just a treat for existing fans, it's an brilliant example of how to do a remake, and a fantastic game in its own right.

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Gadgets 360
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 10, 2014

Adding a new type of room doesn't sound like a very big change for a game, but it adds so much variety that Rebirth honestly feels like a new game, and not just The Binding of Isaac: Now With More Items. For that reason, we strongly recommend this game even if you already have the original version, though as we noted already, the tone and content of this game isn't for everyone.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 6, 2014

Given it's much broader of content than the original and still packed with surprises I've yet to uncover, let alone master, Rebirth very much lives up to its name. I do feel it makes some stylistic misfires that let the side down, but perhaps that doesn't matter. Just one more go. Damned forever.

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VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 25, 2014

New items, enemies, music tracks, and stages all combine to ensure that Rebirth offers enough additional content to demand the attention of anyone that enjoyed The Binding of Isaac the first time around.

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Scored Reviews

We Got This Covered
Nov 16, 2014

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth isn't a game for everyone, with its crude settings and heavy use of religious iconography. However, it's just about as close to a perfect game as we've seen all year.

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Destructoid
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2014

Rebirth is an incredible experience that can't be missed. Descend into the basement, lock the trapdoor behind you, and don't look back.

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COGconnected
93 / 100
93 / 100
Dec 5, 2014

In the end, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is an improvement in nearly every way to the original. It is a fun, highly addictive, and immersive experience that will grip you with its unique design, tight gameplay, high replay value, and compelling cast of characters. The Binding of Isaac Rebirth is one of the better games I have played this year, maybe of all time.

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IGN
9 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2014

The creepy-cute dungeons of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth are amazingly different and challenging every time.

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High-Def Digest
Jul 25, 2015

I do so love a good roguelike, and that's exactly what 'The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth' brings to the table. Lots of scary enemies, treasure chests, unlockable characters, challenges, and plain old-fashioned dungeon crawling await those brave enough to accompany Isaac into the basement.

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The Jimquisition
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2014

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is an accomplished update to a fantastic game, an experience as charming as it is sinister.

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GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 7, 2015

After over 60 hours of playing I'm still finding items which baffle me and I've certainly not seen before

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Post Arcade (National Post)
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2014

As gory and goofy as The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth may seem to be on its surface, beating underneath it all is its hero's noble, sincere little heart.

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Digital Trends
Nov 11, 2014

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a massively improved version of an already great game that's filled to the brim with horrifying and disgusting imagery.

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Eurogamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 11, 2014

An awful childhood gets a surprisingly arcadey revisit in this blistering action roguelike.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2015

Everything about this game works together to create an overarching feeling of darkness and depression, but still manages to be fun and exciting.

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Pixel Dynamo
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2014

Luke 2:10 Behold, I bring you tidings of great joy

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2014

Between the different characters, morbid and disturbing story, and intense, action-packed gameplay, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is definitely a game all PS4 and PS Vita owners should have. If you haven't already downloaded it for free this month, I really think you should do so — you won't be disappointed.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 11, 2014

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a fast-paced and fun twin-stick shooter. Its strengths lie in its tight gameplay, and the almost infinite replayability created by its endlessly inventive special abilities. Similarly, its darkly humorous story and visuals are nothing if not memorable. However, if you aren't prepared to truck with this deranged premise, then you probably won't enjoy your time in the basement.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 23, 2014

More weirdness, more blasphemy, and more great action makes this remake of The Binding of Isaac spectacularly absorbing.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 29, 2015

All of its various elements just click together well, creating a solid game that will be hard to put down as you struggle your way to the deepest recesses of Isaac's basement.

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 4, 2016

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth picks up on the legacy of The Binding of Isaac and improves on the original on its technical and content fronts to create a varied, interesting and challenging adventure game. Inspiration from the original Legend of Zelda is visible on Rebirth's level design but it won't just be Zelda fans who will appreciate this new chapter in the Binding of Isaac series. A new landmark in the growing sector of independent game designers.

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