The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is the roguelike that keeps on giving. Not only does the game have multiple pieces of DLC, but also has DLC-sized mods on the Steam Workshop.
Official co-op support for the game is coming in a few updates, so why not get ready for a new playthrough with these fantastic user-created pieces of content?
Keep in mind that a lot of these mods require you to have the most recent pieces of DLC, which you should buy anyway, as they add an insane amount of content to the game.
External Item Descriptions is quite literally the most indispensable mod for The Binding of Isaac. The original game doesn’t tell you what items do at all, and while it is a novel concept at first, it becomes old really quick.
Many runs can be lost due to picking up an item that may not be that beneficial to your character, and having a browser tab open with the game’s wiki can be a bit of a pain, especially when dealing with mod items.
External Item Descriptions tells you what every passive, card, and active item do right inside the game, as well as helping you keep track of the items you collected. It’s a major tool for any serious The Binding of Isaac player, and has compatibility with every mod out there, so you never have to delve into some obscure wiki again.
Tired of losing to mom because you can’t see her stomps clearly in a dark room? Well, that problem is now over.
Coming Down! adds a glowing marker to every opponent’s stomp attacks, making it so you can actually see them instead of a small shadow on the ground.
The creator also has other accessibility mods for lasers and explosions, so you know exactly when a boss is going to blast you or where to stand in rooms with too many bombs. At the end of the day, it depends on how much accessibility you want in your game.
The Binding of Isaac: Epiphany seeks to expand upon the tainted forms added in the game’s Repentance DLC. Epiphany is currently on its fifth wave, and aims to add tarnished forms to each of the game’s characters, essentially adding a third playstyle to every character in the game.
The mod is still in development, and currently covers 7 of the 17 characters found in the game. The character’s tarnished forms are unlocked upon doing specific things as tainted characters, giving the game a third layer of unlocks.
The mod also brings in more than 60 items, as well as a set of 9 unique challenges. Epiphany is definitely a work in progress, but it already looks pretty solid.
This mod is a homage to Emund Mcmillen’s other works, especially Gish and The End is Nigh.
The mod features a whole new floor with new mechanics and more than 30 new items. Thematically, the map looks really different from the rest of the game, using a very cold color scheme that is reminiscent of The End is Nigh‘s levels.
The mod features a whole new floor, alongside 30 new enemies, and is an excellent way of getting acquainted with Edmund Mcmillen’s earlier works. The Future is goopy, soggy, and completely ruined, making it quite a unique level for Isaac to traverse.
Revelations is one of the most creative mods ever made for the The Binding of Isaac. The characters alone are worth getting it, but there’s so much more.
Revelations features two new floors, as well as 17 new bosses, more than 80 new enemies, and 61 new items.
The Charon + Dante character very quickly became my favorite due to his incredibly unique playstyle, as they start the level split from each other and have to figure out where the other one is.
Revelations has some amazing ideas and a ridiculous amount of content. It really feels like a massive free DLC for the game, and it’s constantly getting expanded upon, with a third chapter currently in development.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows (through Steam).