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  • 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

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    100
    Rebirth is an incredible experience that can't be missed. Descend into the basement, lock the trapdoor behind you, and don't look back.
  2. Nov 16, 2014
    94
    While Binding of Isaac is a good contender for the Indie Game of 2014 title, it surely is the best roguelike game of our generation. Edmund McMillen unravels and dedicates his creative genius in bringing a remake of a game full of meaningful additions and improvements on gameplay. BoIR provides a golden standard on how games should be remade and/or improved. Whether you are a gamer who seeks small half-an-hour shots of gaming or a crazed achievement completionist, you'll have a hell of time (and it will be a lot) playing Rebirth. Get it now.
  3. Nov 25, 2014
    90
    The time I’ve spent with Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has been non-stop fun and surprises, with just a tad too much frustration when I lose a rare item.
  4. Nov 25, 2014
    85
    Crazier, funnier and bigger. Rebirth is a proper rebuilt of one of the most brilliant games we've enjoyed lately. There are a handful of new features and probably even more content than we could've asked for, even though die-hard fans might consider rebuying a game that's very much the same, but widely expanded.
  5. Dec 2, 2014
    85
    The Binding of Isaac is the reference for the rogue-like genre - even if you already know the "old" Isaac inside out.
  6. Mar 10, 2015
    80
    The excellent rogue-like horror came back to life with a new engine and lots of changes. Thanks to that, the game is a little more accessible, but still you will not get anything for free. Gameplay is great, Isaac’s torture still hurts and a joy of any tiny success will please you greatly. The Binding of Isaac is recommended by eight out of ten child psychiatrists.
  7. CD-Action
    Feb 7, 2015
    60
    It introduces a lot of new content but other than that is worth than the original game in almost every aspect. [01/2015, p.73]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 158
  1. Nov 4, 2014
    10
    played the original and was a big fan, this game improved pretty much everything. The graphics are improved, and bugs were much nonexistent.played the original and was a big fan, this game improved pretty much everything. The graphics are improved, and bugs were much nonexistent. Totally lived up to the hype in my opinion Expand
  2. cmp
    Feb 8, 2021
    10
    original, there are millions of items and characters that you will never unlock, it's a bit complicated but it's engaging.
  3. Nov 10, 2014
    10
    In a completely new shape, but with the same content + some new things, Binding of Isaac never fails to bring an interesting gameplay eachIn a completely new shape, but with the same content + some new things, Binding of Isaac never fails to bring an interesting gameplay each time you select your character. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2020
    9
    Very fun game with high replayability and a very challenging gameplay. Ideal for completionists too.
  5. Nov 6, 2014
    9
    The original Binding of Isaac made a mark on the indie world for sure, and Rebirth comes out strong making just as strong if not a strongerThe original Binding of Isaac made a mark on the indie world for sure, and Rebirth comes out strong making just as strong if not a stronger impact on it again. The game itself with its new art style and soundtrack feels fresh but familiar. Since around half of the starting items you can find are from the original, and half are new, there's plenty for returning players to find to test with, and plenty to find that you already know how to use. For new players, the rogue-like experience will definitely have them coming back for more as long as the difficulty doesn't get to them. The game definitely retains its difficulty that the original had being that everything is new and randomized. Even veteran Isaac players have a ton new to experience. I played the original for 230 hours, and the first 5 I've spent with rebirth have felt completely new with every passing run. Old bosses have been retuned and reworked so that their attacks and patterns are different, while some of the new enemies and bosses have me stumped still with how their patterns work, so it is definitely a new set of challenges. There's tons of new everything in rebirth. New pills, new items, new curses, new trinkets, new room types, and the list goes on. I haven't had one run yet where I haven't found something new. All in all, Binding of Isaac Rebirth supplies the same feel the original gave, with a much vaster world and more complete feeling that the flash limitations sometimes wouldn't give. Its not perfect, but its fantastic, and well worth the time you put into it. Expand
  6. Jul 4, 2022
    8
    Random and great, wasted too many hours repeating, getting better and more powerdul everytime.
  7. Feb 15, 2022
    0
    Hands down the best game in its genre.Endless replayability,challenging,and fun.700 hours in,not stopping anytime soon.

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