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Game Box for The Binding of Isaac (PC)

The Binding of Isaac PC

Created by the independent developer Team Meat, who also created Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac is a roguelike action shooter with RPG elements.

Arcade | roguelike | RPG elements | 2D | dungeon-crawler | indie games

PC / Windows
The Binding of Isaac cover

developer: Team Meat

publisher: Team Meat

Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

28September2011

The Binding of Isaac is a roguelike shooter in which we traverse a randomly generated underground. Its structure resembles the locations that appear in the game The Legend of Zelda, whereas the controls are based on the solutions known from titles such as Robotron or Smash TV.

Unlike most other games featuring RPG elements, The Binding of Isaac completely drops the idea of characters gaining experience points to level up. During the journey the player finds numerous items that improve their stats and help them solve puzzles. Each stage includes a shop, a room with hidden treasures, a powerful boss, and secret locations full of unique items. Worthy of a separate note among them are special weapon modifications and artifacts that provide us with permanent bonuses. Most of the gear appearing in the game can be combined, making us more powerful as the story progresses, and changing the appearance of our character in the process.

A major role in The Binding of Isaac belongs to the items used for solving puzzles. Objects that we use for this purpose include coins, bombs, keys, hearts, cards, and others. They can be used in several ways, thus affecting the course of the game. The audiovisuals aren’t significantly different from the characteristic cartoon-like style used in the Team Meat Studios' debut production – Super Meat Boy. Both titles also share the creator of the soundtrack, known under the pseudonym of Danny B.


Game score 8.05 / 10 calculated out of 524 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.  

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Pentium 4 2 GHz, 256 MB RAM (1 GB RAM - Vista/7), graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 7800 or better), 50 MB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7

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