The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth

Follows Isaac through different actions after he is born again


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  • Category Role Playing
  • License Full Version
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
  • Language English
  • Program by Edmund McMillen

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is actually an expansion for the popular RPG-style dungeon crawler that changed how mobile games are played and created.

The original game was already exceptionally addictive thanks to the procedurally-generated levels and intense nature of the game. You play as Isaac, who has been locked in his basement by his mother, who intends to sacrifice Isaac because God told her to do so. The object of the game is to survive the multiple levels of the basement using whatever you can find while defeating the dangerous monsters that roam the area.

This expansion includes a number of new features, including more than 100 new items that can be used to help the player progress through the game. There is also an additional game mode that works off of reward and risk, and a new campaign that comes with a new final boss. This new campaign is called Greed Mode, and it certainly lives up to its name.

That's not all included in this expansion, although everything listed so far is more than what most game expansions include. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth goes the extra mile and incorporates new challenges, dailies, online ranks, and literally thousands of rooms created entirely at random. There is also a combo upgrade system that is sure to leave players intrigued.

Still not satisfied with the content in this expansion? They've also added new achievements, transformations, a new playable character named Lilith, untold secrets in each dungeon, four alternate chapters, a whole new host of sub-bosses, and at least five functions that will help expand the player's ability to win the game.

One of the great things about this expansion is that it includes all the same style and basic controls of the original game, but with a ton of new content. The entire point of the game is to escape the basement before your mother has the opportunity to sacrifice you to God, and while that may seem like a rather bleak objective, the gameplay is rather fun and morbid at the same time. As a dungeon crawler, expect to die many, many times while playing this game.

One negative to this game is that it is so addictive that players can easily sink hours and hours into it without realizing it. If you have even the slightest inkling of a social life, you might want to consider avoiding this game. However, if you enjoy intense dungeon crawlers and have a good level of self-control, this expansion might be for you.

Players of the original game will not be able to stop themselves from downloading and playing this expansion. It basically takes the original game and makes it what the developers had in mind when they first built The Binding of Isaac, and this game more than surpasses their goal.

  • Many New Items
  • Greed Mode
  • Hours of Content
  • Excellent Graphics
  • Extremely Addictive
  • Mature Themes
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