Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 8, 2015
    95
    New items, new challenges, a new character, new room layouts, new bosses, new transformations, new soundtrack, new floors, and the list goes on. This is the expansion we were hoping for. Nicalis did us a solid and stuffed a disgusting amount of content in a game already bursting with disgusting content. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to kill Mother for the thousandth time.
  2. Nov 23, 2015
    90
    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is packed with content and knows like no other 2D game how to turn a gloomy atmosphere down.
  3. Nov 13, 2015
    90
    McMullen did it again. With the latest expansion The Binding of Isaac got bigger, better, and it became even more of a virtual drug (if that was even possible). It’s a disturbing game, but also one that needs to be played, and slowly analyzed. Room after room, trauma after trauma, forever and ever.
  4. Nov 12, 2015
    90
    This game has a huge amount of combinations to see, so the game never gets boring.
  5. Nov 6, 2015
    90
    You should absolutely play Afterbirth. If you're already an Isaac diehard, or someone fresh to the genre, Afterbirth has hours upon hours of genuine joy in store for you. But you should know it will also have moments of soul-annihilating frustration. Maybe that's the price for flying so close to perfection.
  6. Nov 4, 2015
    90
    We now have a complete, perfect version of The Binding of Isaac, one which, it seems, can sustain no further refinement.
  7. 90
    There's a lot to love about The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth. It's a great expansion to a great base game. If you enjoyed Rebirth, you'll love Afterbirth.
  8. CD-Action
    Feb 4, 2016
    85
    McMillen’s dungeon is really worth revisiting. Afterbirth does not introduce any spectacular changes but offers tons of new content. [01/2016, p.73]
  9. Nov 6, 2015
    82
    Isaac and his mother have come to terms and now divide the money in equal parts, staging with great class a conflict in which they no longer believe.
  10. Dec 29, 2015
    65
    In contrast to the previous expansion, Afterbirth is just a collection of scraps and trimmings that has nothing original to offer.
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  1. Some of the additions in Afterbirth break whatever thematic cohesion might have existed more than what has come before. Laser-cyborg Isaac doesn’t quite fit with my reading of the game but then, what the hell, maybe it’s just a game about shit, blood and tears after all. And it’s a fantastic example of the form.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 283 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 283
  1. Nov 7, 2015
    10
    This is the best DLC that has ever existed. It brings a hole new game mode, more than a hundred new items, new combos, cards, awesomeThis is the best DLC that has ever existed. It brings a hole new game mode, more than a hundred new items, new combos, cards, awesome challenges, etc... In one word: AMAZING. If you liked TBOI: Rebirth buy this DLC. It´s just 10,99$ Full Review »
  2. Nov 4, 2015
    10
    The binding of isaac :afterbirth is the best roguilke game for all the time . Games has been great mechanisc game amazing gameplay andThe binding of isaac :afterbirth is the best roguilke game for all the time . Games has been great mechanisc game amazing gameplay and unusual climate Full Review »
  3. Nov 5, 2015
    10
    Именно так и нужно делать DLC. За 150 рублей ты получаешь расширение игры и в ширь (больше всего - врагов, локаций, предметов, героев, режимовИменно так и нужно делать DLC. За 150 рублей ты получаешь расширение игры и в ширь (больше всего - врагов, локаций, предметов, героев, режимов игры), так и в глубь (новые механики, челленджи, концовки и секреты). Это не просто 50-100 часов геймплея, это повод снова окунуться в атмосферу безысходности и изучить все закоулки тёмного мира Айзека. Full Review »