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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
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  1. Dec 5, 2014
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 88
  2. Negative: 8 out of 88
  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.
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  2. Jun 17, 2018
    10
    Possibly my favorite Indie game of all time. The atmosphere is grim, the game is highly addictive, the game is brutal and just pure fun. PlusPossibly my favorite Indie game of all time. The atmosphere is grim, the game is highly addictive, the game is brutal and just pure fun. Plus the game is highly replayable. Expand
  3. Mar 30, 2015
    10
    What a fantastic little game. the depth and randomness to this game still has be playing off and on. It is one of those games where you doWhat a fantastic little game. the depth and randomness to this game still has be playing off and on. It is one of those games where you do not need to play everyday but when you do play you're hooked in for an hour plus. The random levels and items really make the game a new experience everytime. Will you make it to Mother, Mother's Heart, Satan...Isaac? Or will you get owned by spiders in the first stage. You just never know.

    More games need to adapt this formula.
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  4. Mar 7, 2017
    9
    I have played probably close to 1000 hours of this game and I'm still not completely finished with it. What more do you want from a game thenI have played probably close to 1000 hours of this game and I'm still not completely finished with it. What more do you want from a game then good fun that last for hours and hours? The game has a difficult learning curve but if you allow yourself enough hours, you will discover a very deep game play system. There are always goals and things to unlock which keeps you coming back for more. Fantastic game! Expand
  5. Jan 26, 2015
    9
    Honestly, i absolutely love this game. i have poured countless hours into this and i am still unlocking trinkets and secrets. I never playedHonestly, i absolutely love this game. i have poured countless hours into this and i am still unlocking trinkets and secrets. I never played the flash version, but followed enough videos to know that i would love this game. It is absolutely worth the purchase. DLC is in the works and it will make this even more extensive. My only complaint would be that sometimes i feel it ways too heavily on luck, although when you get lucky, it feels soooo good. Expand
  6. Nov 19, 2014
    8
    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a Rogue-like, action adventure game that I purchased from Playstation store for the price of FREE, this wasThe Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a Rogue-like, action adventure game that I purchased from Playstation store for the price of FREE, this was part of the Playstation Plus monthly bundle. I came into this game not expecting game of the year quality just a little fun to past the time and be optimistic with a newer style of game. It certainly did surprise me the amount of enjoyment I got from such a simple concept, this was due to random changes in map and abilities acquired with every single play through.

    My first couple of games I couldn't really grasp what to do due to minimal instructions set by the game, but I guess that led to mystery as an overall. The certain aspects I enjoyed was the different variety of boss battles as I thought that a boss was advocated to certain level etc. I love the different array of powers also even if some are rendered useless its like a lucky dip you have no clue what is until you pick it up. It took me over 3 hours to complete my first play through due to trial and error and the certain difficulty the game possessed, as the enemies get progressively harder each level.

    I rated this game an 8, which I seem is a fair rating. As i'm basing it on a rating I would give it if I purchased the full game for people who didn't get it for free in the month of November 2014. Things I found tedious wasn't really a game mechanic but the luck system they implemented, by that I mean finding a level with a tinted rock (stones that contain items) and not having any bombs or explosions to get it, usually on the first level. One more thing but this is technically a positive; but when I unlocked Azazel I never needed to use any other character because he was so overpowered (You'll understand once you use him)

    Defiantly a game worth purchasing especially because its FREE! It's a game that reminds of games of the past and how the gaming used to be before the commercial mainstream FPS's etc. overall this game is epic and I thoroughly enjoy playing it as something different

    Thanks for reading my review of The Binding of Isaac:Rebirth PS4
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  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

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