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  • Summary: The latest expansion to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth features: 55+ new items, new final chapter with boss and ending, new playable character, greed hard mode, daily greed runs, 5 new challenges, loads of new achievements, new bosses and other little editions, plus new dev tools! so you canThe latest expansion to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth features: 55+ new items, new final chapter with boss and ending, new playable character, greed hard mode, daily greed runs, 5 new challenges, loads of new achievements, new bosses and other little editions, plus new dev tools! so you can design, edit and play and endless number of mods, features and whole new games that the community will no doubt eventually design. Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. NF Magazine
    Apr 24, 2017
    90
    The final chapter of the Isaac series has arrived, and what a wacky, bare-buns ride it's been. [Issue #27 – May/June 2017, p. 69]
  2. Sep 7, 2017
    90
    The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is my favourite version of the game having played it across literally everything it has released on.
  3. Oct 5, 2017
    90
    The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ on Switch isn't just a brilliant port - it's arguably the best way to enjoy a modern roguelike classic.
  4. 85
    I think the game is supremely enjoyable, but it’s not for everybody. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to travel through Mom’s Scarred Womb and destroy what appears to be a giant fetus before taking on Satan. Toodles!
  5. Sep 11, 2017
    80
    Too weird and repellent for a mainstream audience, too brilliant for any serious gamer to ignore, The Binding of Isaac has found a surprisingly natural home on Switch. It’s ideal for short bursts and longer sessions of handheld play, and the sort of title that only gets richer and more interesting the more hours and effort you put in. Edward McMillen’s cult classic isn’t for everyone, but if it’s for you there’s no better way to play it.
  6. Mar 29, 2017
    80
    The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is the most updated console version and features two-player co-op. With both Joy-Con, there is a lot of game here to play with someone friendly. With over 10 endings and a seemingly endless amount of unlockable content/features, expect to get far beyond 100 hours logged in. For its price, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ pretty much has it all and more thanks to the Switch hardware. For some it may become a grind, and others may never be able to get past Edmund McMillen's wonderful sense of humour. Those who get beyond those quibbles will have one of the most addictive and creative indie games in their pockets and on their TV.
  7. Oct 11, 2017
    78
    The points that makes the game special are the endless ways to reinvent it and the many forms to take a walk on your own path of chaos. This Nintendo Switch Version is a good way to upgrade "the Binding of Isaac Experience" which brought us Edmund Mcmillen 6 years ago. Perfect for those who never played it or who just simply want to have fun anywhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. Mar 17, 2017
    10
    This is the ULTIMATE version of The Binding of Isaac and has all the DLC and expansions. The pre-order version or first 2,000+ copies have anThis is the ULTIMATE version of The Binding of Isaac and has all the DLC and expansions. The pre-order version or first 2,000+ copies have an instruction booklet, stickers, and a reversible box sleeve/artwork. The game is amazing fun and with all the random dungeons, will provide hundreds of hours of gameplay. Having this on a cartridge (which is how I purchased) helps save space on the internal memory. The expansions are simply more of the original and add quantity to the experience. As an indie game it feels big budget. With Best Buy's GCU discount, I got it for $31+tax. Well worth it for a boxed version with cartridge and limited edition instruction manual. Reminds me of gaming in the early 90s. Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2017
    10
    This game is pretty terrific. You have to be alert & ready for anything. Random enemies in every room make for tense gameplay. The controlsThis game is pretty terrific. You have to be alert & ready for anything. Random enemies in every room make for tense gameplay. The controls are tight and the replay value is astronomically high. Experimenting with all the myriad item & weapon combinations is a blast. Check it out. Expand
  3. Jul 6, 2017
    10
    The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is on my top 10 games of all time. There is so much game packed into this small cartridge. There areThe Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is on my top 10 games of all time. There is so much game packed into this small cartridge. There are secrets, an abundance of items, bosses, and secret bosses galore. When I check my playtime, I've literally put 110 plus hours into this game and about 90 plus into Breath of the Wild. Isaac keeps pulling me back with the various potential power up synergies, then you have the daily challenges and Greed Mode. The fact that we have this portable, plus all the official expansions, not even the PSVita was up to snuff to allow for the expansions. I cannot and will not stop playing this game. When all is said and done I'll probably have a total of 500 plus hours into Isaac. This game is totally worth the price of admission. To be honest I bought both the physical copy because of the packed in goodies and the digital copy because I constantly go back to this game and never wanted to switch out cartridges. Expand
  4. Mar 23, 2017
    10
    Being someone who hasn't played Isaac since the Wrath of the Lamb expansion let me just say that The Binding of Isaac on Switch is amazing!Being someone who hasn't played Isaac since the Wrath of the Lamb expansion let me just say that The Binding of Isaac on Switch is amazing! There is so much content in this game no human can experience it all. Expand
  5. Apr 20, 2017
    9
    Having not been familiar with the Isaac games and seeing still images of it in reviews, at first I thought this game looked like crap. IHaving not been familiar with the Isaac games and seeing still images of it in reviews, at first I thought this game looked like crap. I watched a short clip of the game on the eShop and still wasn't convinced. Then I wanted a two player game for my Switch and saw this as a potential title (there was little to choose from at this time and I already had Bomberman), so I took a chance. Oh my god, this is fun to play. The graphics are deceiving. They are really good. It's basically cheap pencil drawings come to life. The gameplay is very nice, not excellent. Isaac moves as if he's on rails and the bullets (or spitwads?) don't seem very accurate (I think there's a dropoff the farther the bullet goes, same with the enemy bullets). I was initially wondering about the "RPG" designation since it seemed like more of an arcade title than an RPG, but after several days of play, I can see that the designation is quite accurate. You are exploring a dungeon, fighting baddies, and collecting things, opening doors and chests, etc. There's a ton of replay value because every time you start a new game, you're basically exploring a new dungeon. I found myself coming back to the game again and again. The password (seed) feature is a nice touch to replay the dungeons you like. Expand
  6. Mar 17, 2017
    9
    Fantastic rogue like game finds its way onto the switch in its definitive edition. Extremely addictive and a raft of content which will lastFantastic rogue like game finds its way onto the switch in its definitive edition. Extremely addictive and a raft of content which will last an age. Plays great in handheld and tv mode. It's a must buy. Expand
  7. Apr 3, 2017
    0
    40 dollars for a crappy port of a 7 year old PC Indie game that was 10 bucks... are they really serious at this point?! Yer an INDIE40 dollars for a crappy port of a 7 year old PC Indie game that was 10 bucks... are they really serious at this point?! Yer an INDIE developer. 40 dollars is just a rip, and you **** KNOW it.

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