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

Author Comments

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 3.5 / 5 stars

Good demo

I've loved a lot of Ed's other work, been a fan since the TIACFH days. The story here is great and the ideas are well formed. The art is gorgeous and, as always, instantly recognisable as Ed McMillen's, although the menu art looks very rushed. The powerups and randomisation has meant this is my third playthrough.

The music is amazing, fitting the tone perfectly, and the sound is great, with some nostalgic, recognisable sounds clips that have brought a smile to my face.

Unfortunately the controls feel sluggish, the inability to fire diagonally seems like a pointless exclusion, and Isaac's bullets are difficult to direct. Also, right now I have 5 chests on my map that I can't reach - what's the point of chests you can't get to?

This is a good game that deserved more time put into it. Better menu artwork and a more responsive control system would have made this game a lot more awesome. After releasing a critically acclaimed retail game expectations are going to be high, but my two favourite things about Super Meat Boy: Super-tight controls and flawless presentation - are both missing here. It's a disappointing fact that other free games have done it better.

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Rated 1 / 5 stars

umm... looks great but...

Would love to give this a review.... seems like everyone likes this game, i would too if i could play it... it gets to the first level and i can't control the dude with arrows or the wasd keys... only shift works for the bomb after that its just a baby sitting there not moving no matter what i press, is this some sort of bug or is it something else? other games on here i noticed would do the same thing, anyone that knows whats going on please message me and let me know why this is happening?


Rated 5 / 5 stars


this is awesome too bad that i cant buy it :c


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very well made demo.

I love the zelda/90's top down feel of it, and the game play is very smooth, the items are fun. The art is immediately recognizable if you've played much of Meat Boy, having a very distinctly child like morbidity to it. The concept and music are also spot on for it, making you wonder if it is really happening to him, or all just his imagination running rampant after being told the stories by his mother.

I haven't been able to play the full version of it, though at 5 dollars it's a steal.

Overall, very solid games.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Good just too bad you cant get the full version here...

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