The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

An expanded version of a popular indie game that has been released in 2011 by Team Meat studio. Nicalis studio, a bit more experienced team, has been involved in refreshing of the title, in cooperation with original developers. When it comes to mechanics, the gameplay hasn’t changed much, offering randomly-generated levels, traversed by the titular Isaac, who solves simple puzzles and eliminates monsters or much more powerful bosses. The main difference between the Flash-based original, is a completely new graphic engine, introducing new, improved visuals and a number of innovations that, as a result of technological limitations, hadn’t made their way into the original. The developers included the whole base game and its two DLCs, and introduced a number of novelties. A local co-op mode has been incorporated in the game, allowing two players to take part in a joint playthrough on one screen.

PC / Windows
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth | PC

Arcade, roguelike, RPG elements, 2D, dungeon-crawler, for 2 people, indie games, co-op

Companies responsible for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Nicalis | game developer

Nicalis | publisher   Official website

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth release date for PC:

game language:
English

04 November 2014 | Worldwide

04 November 2014 | Europe

04 November 2014 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 536 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.6 / 10 calculated out of 255 players' votes.  

PlayStation Vita
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth | PS Vita

Arcade, roguelike, RPG elements, 2D, dungeon-crawler, for 2 people, indie games, co-op

Companies responsible for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Nicalis | game developer

Nicalis | publisher   Official website

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth release date for PS Vita:

game language:
English

04 November 2014 | Worldwide

05 November 2014 | Europe PAL

04 November 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2
Expectations: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 136 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PS4) Cover
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth | PS4

Arcade, roguelike, RPG elements, 2D, dungeon-crawler, for 2 people, indie games, co-op

Companies responsible for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Nicalis | game developer

Nicalis | publisher   Official website

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth release date for PS4:

game language:
English

04 November 2014 | Worldwide

05 November 2014 | Europe PAL

04 November 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2
Expectations: 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 25 players' votes.  

Apple iOS
Game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (iOS) Cover
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth | iOS

Arcade, roguelike, RPG elements, 2D, dungeon-crawler, for 2 people, indie games, co-op

Companies responsible for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Nicalis | game developer

Nicalis | publisher   Official website

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth release date for iOS:

game language:
English

11 January 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth for PC / Windows is an expanded and modified version of a popular independent title, whose gameplay had been inspired by the first installment of The Legend of Zelda series, and similar titles. The original version of The Binding of Isaac has been created in Flash, and was released on PC in September 2011. The game was developed by only two people – Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl. McMillen had been known on the scene thanks to Super Meat Boy – a platform game from 2010 that has quickly gained loyal following from the genre fans. The creators tasked another developer with creating Rebirth – Nicalis studio, which specializes in similar projects. The developers introduced a new engine, avoiding certain limitations of Flash, and introduced a number of novelties and fixes.

Plot

The plot is based on a biblical story of Abraham and his test of faith given to him by God, when he ordered him to make a sacrifice of his son, Isaac. In The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, the players assume the role of the boy, hiding from the danger in the house’s cellar, which happens to be a nightmarish labyrinth full of demons and monsters from the most dreadful dreams.

Gameplay

The basic idea of the gameplay hasn’t changed in relation to the original version of The Binding of Isaac. The players traverse a randomly-generated labyrinth of chambers, culminating in a boss fight. During the exploration, we find various items that have an effect on hero’s statistics. The individual levels may contain shops, treasure rooms, and other secret locations, which require multiple playthroughs to be discovered. The items used to interact with the environment play a huge role in The Binding of Isaac. We use bombs to destroy obstacles or enemies, while keys are used to open numerous chests and doors to locked chambers. As the game progresses, we unlock additional characters, with differing strengths and bonuses available at the start of a new game.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth for PC / Windows includes content that could be found in two DLC add-ons for The Binding of Isaac, as well as completely new additions, not available in the original game due to technological restrictions. Another novelty is a local cooperation mode, allowing for a joint tour of the labyrinth along with a friend.

Technical aspects

The visuals have been changed in order to resemble classic titles from 16-bit consoles. The design of items, characters, or enemies has not undergone major changes, but thanks to “pixel-like” look, they acquired some fresh appeal.

Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

System requirements

Recommended: Core i3 2.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB (GeForce GT 240 or better), 449 MB HDD, Windows XP/Vista(SP2)/7(SP1)/8

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth gamescom 2013 - trailer

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth gamescom 2013 - trailer | 1:17

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