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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
  • Developer: Nicalis
  • Genre(s): Horror, Horror, Action, Action Adventure, Shooter, Survival, Shoot-'Em-Up, Top-Down
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Score distribution:
  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. Positive: 87 out of 102
  2. Negative: 8 out of 102
  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. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    To those who are complaining about how easy it is clearly haven't unlocked all of the new characters and attempted the hard-mode (Worse items,To those who are complaining about how easy it is clearly haven't unlocked all of the new characters and attempted the hard-mode (Worse items, Less drops from rooms, More champion mobs that don't drop items, no hearts after boss kills, etc...) achievements. Good luck, and I mean that, with a certain super secret character ;)

    Now, I will admit that it does start out feeling easier than the original Binding of Isaac, but holy cow does the difficulty ramp up when you get going. I was so excited to play this, and it did NOT disappoint. The only complaint that I have are some of the achievements being bugged currently (hopefully a patch today!!), but other then that it has been pretty flawless execution.
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  3. Nov 5, 2014
    10
    A fantastic successor to the original. The overall gameplay is much smoother and there's greater variation in the rooms and encounters. ItemsA fantastic successor to the original. The overall gameplay is much smoother and there's greater variation in the rooms and encounters. Items also pair in more interesting ways, and more items can combine their effects. Expand
  4. Nov 21, 2014
    9
    Binding of isaac rebirth is a rogue-like(death erase you character so if you dont like losing all progress isen't the perfect game forBinding of isaac rebirth is a rogue-like(death erase you character so if you dont like losing all progress isen't the perfect game for you)doungeon crawling game with simple comands you just shot projectiles and find treasures who make your look different and upgrading your projectiles,give you companions(babies),or other *cool stuffs to five them to your cat Guppy when you die.The word is generated be thousands of seeds making a new games alway different from the previous ones making replayability huge.They must be kidding making a 15$ dollars game with so much contest,the only *fatal flaw* is the graphic they could do better but still is a upgrade for the original version.If you dont belive me try the free demo this game is awesome but they could do better Expand
  5. Dec 10, 2014
    9
    Didn't like it at the beginning , 50 hours in and love it now . Amount of content is just massive . Really great game , you won't regret yourDidn't like it at the beginning , 50 hours in and love it now . Amount of content is just massive . Really great game , you won't regret your purchase Expand
  6. Dec 19, 2014
    9
    It's amazing how many improvements have been made to the game since the original. While the game is not perfect, it's definitely one of myIt's amazing how many improvements have been made to the game since the original. While the game is not perfect, it's definitely one of my personal favorites. Easily one of the best remakes made in a LONG time. Expand
  7. Nov 29, 2014
    0
    The game no longer has mouse aiming. In fact, the mouse is completely unused, even the menus are fully keyboard or gamepad driven. If you,The game no longer has mouse aiming. In fact, the mouse is completely unused, even the menus are fully keyboard or gamepad driven. If you, like many, have hundreds of hours in BOI Vanilla with the mouse + KB then this is a purchase you should most certainly skip. Its an absolute deal breaker, and I wish I had realized before giving the developer money for this game. Expand

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