Binding of Isaac DEMO

rated 4.48 / 5 stars
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Oct 8, 2011 | 5:31 PM EDT

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Basement 10 Points kill the first boss
Master of Sins 25 Points find and kill a miniboss
Money well spent 25 Points buy somethign in the shop
Cave 50 Points Kill the second boss
Secret room 50 Points find it

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Attention!: This is a DEMO!, it features 2 of the 8 levels in The Binding of ISaac.
The full game features loads more content, 11 endings 3+ unlockable characters and a ton more items. if you like the demo buy the game on Steam, its only 5 bucks!.


About the game:

When Isaac's mother starts hearing the voice of God demanding a sacrifice be made to prove her faith, Isaac escapes into the basement facing droves of deranged enemies, lost brothers and sisters, his fears, and eventually his mother.

The Binding of Isaac is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac's form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety.



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

mixed feelings here

while the game seems nice... graphics and sound, animations, ideas, concept of story, its a HELL challenging at first.

But later you discover you´ll have to be perfect.... i mean, not perfect in the magic sense of advertisement, but really perfect to avoid all enemies in a world where they got much more advantages than you, which leads to a TON of frustration.

im the kinda gamer that came from the 1st console ever, and im used to difficulties on a game, but isaac seems to demand a great deal of luck from the player.

you cant get to the end powerless, thats for sure, but also you cant fight for powerful items, because they´re all random.

so what do you need to make a good playthrough? remember that:

1 - enemies can do straight shots, while yours will be angled, affected by your moves.

2 - enemies can move through a vast area, madly, while you´re completely restricted to walls and pits.

3 - enemies can come in packs in heavily cornered rooms, where its almost impossible for you to escape without a harm.

4 - items are random, and they can harm you without a note. so its possible to have a magical playthough, or a hellride. its not on you, depends on luck.

5 - enemies hit box seem to be smaller than yours, and the way they move + the angled slow and short repetitive shots of yours tend to give them more advantage.

6 - the game is hard not because of the challenge, but because it was made so the enemies have tons of advantages over you.

7 - there are no check points or difficulty level.

8 - theres no progression on unlocking items. they will come random all the time, and you wont make your game less difficult over the time you unlock them.

If you can get past all that, and if you consider yourself blessed with some sort of lucky charm in life, youll be ok.

Otherwise play it till you can get it. As for me i played it a lot, unlocked somethings, but i never even could see the last stage, no matter how i try. The game always put me in difficult rooms, powerless. I only got that shooting fly once, in my whole experience.

Sad but im becoming frustrated. Not because i cant finish the game, but because the game heavily demands LUCK, which is something i cant fight for.

Games like I WANNA BE THE GUY are extremely hard, but they ask only for ability, not luck, and by this point i see a problem on Isaac´s design.

So how long till you decide to play another game? Isaac is nice, but depends on something you cant get, buy or earn (luck). Most people i see never finished the game either.

Its up to you to decide if its worth your time. There are other challenging indie games, so take your pick.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

A Great demo.

This game is great, and even though its only a demo, it makes me crave the full game. I will consider buying it.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

a favor

can u give me this game music? (full version too)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Isaac FTW

name says it all


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Forgive me

I was GOING to play the demo, but then i...i...i took an arrow to the knee.
Troll me if you will.