Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 298 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Rebirth is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with emphatic Roguelike elements. Following Isaac on his journey gamers discover bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him extra-human abilities and enabling him to fend off droves of mysterious creatures, learn secrets and scrapRebirth is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with emphatic Roguelike elements. Following Isaac on his journey gamers discover bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him extra-human abilities and enabling him to fend off droves of mysterious creatures, learn secrets and scrap his way to safety. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 93
    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.
  2. Nov 23, 2014
    92
    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is the perfect version of The Binding of Isaac, with more content, more blood and more mom.
  3. Nov 12, 2014
    90
    It is a spectacular, affecting journey, even if its destination is perhaps the creator's alone.
  4. If it’s not the best indie game of the year, it’s pretty bloody close to it.
  5. Nov 13, 2014
    90
    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is an even greater version of a already amazing game. Rebirth addresses the frame-rate issues of the original and adds new items and bosses to shoot your tears at.
  6. Jan 21, 2015
    90
    The Binding of Isaac pulls off everything it tries to do, and very well. The story is interesting, the gameplay fantastic, and the art and music are wonderful as well. The only things I found wrong with the game were that the bosses were repetitive and the challenge mode was lacking fun.
  7. Nov 12, 2014
    80
    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a fast-paced and fun twin-stick shooter.

See all 15 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 60
  2. Negative: 8 out of 60
  1. Nov 4, 2014
    10
    After the first hours of playing this I am addicted. This is everything that was promised by the developers. If Binding of Isaac was the kingAfter the first hours of playing this I am addicted. This is everything that was promised by the developers. If Binding of Isaac was the king of Action Rogue-likes (with countless "clones" made after it) this is the **** EMPEROR.

    Despite the new pixelated graphics, the graphics are BETTER. The soundtrack is amazing, it makes you tingle with horror and excitement at the same time. The controls (although mouse was not implemented) are flawless everything responds exemplary. The content ... well the content is ... I have no words for it ... other than godlike in every aspect.

    Crap-loads of new items (it will probably be weeks before you can memorize what they all do) with brilliant interactions and new mechanics, each game plays differently ... and when I say differently I mean it almost feels like it's another game entirely.

    Support the developers and buy this game! This is too good ... you will be playing and enjoying it a lot more that whatever else 15$ or your local equivalent can buy. I guarantee it.
    Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2015
    10
    Binding of Isaac is the game that made me like roguelikes. It is unfortunate that as things have panned out, it's one of the only roguelikes IBinding of Isaac is the game that made me like roguelikes. It is unfortunate that as things have panned out, it's one of the only roguelikes I have thoroughly enjoyed.

    Binding of Isaac is retro arcade good times with unlockables to keep you working toward something and just enough of a bizarre, twisted story to keep you trying to piece things together.

    Simple, fluent controls stay simple until you happen upon one item that changes your whole play style, perhaps for the better or perhaps to your chagrin. I have scrapped a few runs from picking up items I just didn't want to deal with, but when you hit that sweet loadout and you're mowing things down like the tortured floating head of an angry god, this game can't be beat for triumphant satisfaction.

    A genuinely good skill challenge combined with the blessings or smitings of fate, Binding of Isaac is a game that deserves a look, and then a few-dozen hours of play. Truly a benchmark for indie gaming, and a reminder of what we can pick up from the past and improve through the future.
    Expand
  3. Nov 17, 2014
    10
    Why does this game have 12 reds? 10/10 all theWhy does this game have 12 reds? 10/10 all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Expand
  4. Dec 8, 2014
    9
    This game is very addictive once you get one good run in. If you have bad luck, don't play this game. Because the only people giving negThis game is very addictive once you get one good run in. If you have bad luck, don't play this game. Because the only people giving neg scores have bad luck at this game. This game is very well made and fresh with a plethora of things to do. Many hours will be wasted. And you will enjoy them once you figure the game out. You should probably go online to learn what the items mean and research the different mechanics of the game. The graphics on PS4 are not that great tho... -1. Overall its an awesome game.. might be kind of niche but still very good. 9/10 Expand
  5. Nov 12, 2014
    9
    Fun game and due to the random level generation always feels different each time. Simple, but challenging a great PS+ title. I have enjoyedFun game and due to the random level generation always feels different each time. Simple, but challenging a great PS+ title. I have enjoyed this more than most AAA next gen titles I have played. Expand
  6. Jan 17, 2015
    8
    Addictiveness, strategy, and a tad of rage creates an amazing game. Tons of levels and different rooms combined with a load of random andAddictiveness, strategy, and a tad of rage creates an amazing game. Tons of levels and different rooms combined with a load of random and unique items gives the player the choice of what strategy he or she wants to use when facing these rooms and bosses. The feel of accomplishment when destroying the toughest rooms and bosses are excellent. Of course after a while it does feel repetitive but coming back every now and then and the game will never get old. Expand
  7. Jan 10, 2015
    0
    Cheesy and boring. Bad visuals. Just stay away from this game. Way overrated in my opinion. I know I played it for free from ps plus but I'mCheesy and boring. Bad visuals. Just stay away from this game. Way overrated in my opinion. I know I played it for free from ps plus but I'm still bashing it. Expand

See all 60 User Reviews