The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Bloody dungeon crawler pits abused boy against crazed mom.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 44 reviews

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age 15+

Depends mostly...

The game in itself is already really dark and touches in very mature themes like how fanaticism and overuse of religion can destroy a family, suicide, evil in general, depression and divorce. add in the (actually hardly disturbing/scary) imagery and id tell you that you shouldnt let your child get near it until hes atleast 16. maybe 15 if hes not so easily disturbed / likes to think, like always though you should check the game out for yourself, watch videos of people playing it and then make your own verdict as on what you should let your child play, anyways have fun.

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

FYI - Abuse and Suicidal themes

I haven’t played the game, but my son did. He enjoyed it, but I think parents should know that the themes are super dark. The protagonist commits suicide by crawling into a box. If your kid has issues with depression I would avoid this.

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