The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2017

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ adds more of what we loved about the original and keeps the formula fresh. It's a tough game, but one that balances challenge with a refreshing feeling of the unexpected. The unpredictable items and varied enemies make it one of the most wacky and replayable games I've ever experienced.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2017

As for me, I know I’ll be returning to this for a long time to come. I still occasionally boot up the original Flash game and I’ve put more hours into Rebirth between the PC version and the PS4 version than I’m proud to admit. The finale of the whole saga may not be so cut and dry, but Isaac has never had an easy life. The poor kid is still crying, six years after his introduction to the world.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2017

An excellent game that now offers its best version on Nintendo Switch, with more content and gameplay that feels like as designed for being portable.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2017

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is a perfect match for the new Nintendo Switch. Is easy to grasp and its pace suits perfectly the Switch portability. With hundreds of weapones, enemies, mysteries and rooms to explore... you got plenty to sink teeth into.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2017

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is my favourite version of the game having played it across literally everything it has released on.

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Unscored
Jan 5, 2017

Pick through the shit and you’ll find the nuggets of gold, but if I hadn’t sucked every last drop out of Afterbirth, I’d rather be playing that than Afterbirth †. As it is, I’m just about won over by the promise of new things, many of which are solid additions, but there’s a lot of dreariness to tolerate.

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86 / 100
Sep 20, 2017

The Binding of Isaac with Afterbirth + is even more extensive and varied - a prime example for the Roguelike genre.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2017

The Binding of Isaac is a game I've honestly never played before. It seems like a game I'd enjoy, with it's dark humor and violence, but I never checked it out for whatever reason. So when The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ was announced for the Switch, I really didn't pay too much attention to it. However, when Nicalis announced the game would have a physical release that actually included a manual, I decided to pay some more attention to the game. After debating, I finally picked up The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. So, am I happy with my decision?

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Sep 11, 2017

Too weird and repellent for a mainstream audience, too brilliant for any serious gamer to ignore, The Binding of Isaac has found a surprisingly natural home on Switch. It's ideal for short bursts and longer sessions of handheld play, and the sort of title that only gets richer and more interesting the more hours and effort you put in. Edward McMillen's cult classic isn't for everyone, but if it's for you there's no better way to play it.

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8 / 10
Mar 27, 2017

Nintendo has definitely changed its stance in the last few decades, this game feels like a blend of old-school mechanics and new-age thinking; it's an homage to the challenge and style of old games, while simultaneously presenting itself stylistically as being something more contemporary. If you're looking for a game that will be different each time you play it, look no further.

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