Story7
Graphics8
Gameplay9.5
Content7.5
Reader Rating2 Votes7.15
The Good Stuff
Great game design
High replay value - levels change
Addictive
Could Be Better
You restart from the beginning if you die
8

Our very own ‘Rebel’, Astra Fliegend reviews ‘The Binding of Isaac’ a 2011 independent video game designed by Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl. It was released on Steam on September 28, 2011.

In this action game, players control a crying naked child named Isaac, or one of six other unlockable characters, as they flee into the monster-filled basement of their home.

According to McMillen, the game touches on dark, adult themes which include child abuse, gender identity, infanticide, neglect, suicide, abortion… all concepts which video games generally avoid. Definitely one for the more mature crowd.

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