The creepy-cute dungeons of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth are amazingly different and challenging every time.
An awful childhood gets a surprisingly arcadey revisit in this blistering action roguelike.
More weirdness, more blasphemy, and more great action makes this remake of The Binding of Isaac spectacularly absorbing.
Rebirth is an incredible experience that can't be missed. Descend into the basement, lock the trapdoor behind you, and don't look back.
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.
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.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is an accomplished update to a fantastic game, an experience as charming as it is sinister.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Luke 2:10 Behold, I bring you tidings of great joy
Everything about this game works together to create an overarching feeling of darkness and depression, but still manages to be fun and exciting.
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.
After over 60 hours of playing I'm still finding items which baffle me and I've certainly not seen before
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.
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.