The Binding of Isaac, Cave Story lead Steam weekend sale

Indie publisher Nicalis, Inc. is hosting a sale on Steam this weekend, leaving a handful of great indies heavily discounted through Monday, December 4. The headliner is beloved roguelike The Binding of Isaac, as well as a bunch of confusing DLC. 

While the original game is $1 at 80 percent off, the definitive version of the game, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, is $10 at 33 percent off. Rebirth greatly improves the art, controls and music, and adds tons of items, enemies and bosses. 

Take note: Rebirth is also required to access the Afterbirth and Afterbirth+ DLCs. Both are around $7 at 33 percent off, but where the former focuses on room designs and weapons, the latter provides a smaller injection of new modes and items. 

All of this is available in the $24 Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Complete Bundle. Isaac enthusiasts will also find the soundtrack on sale for just under $3

The sale also includes some games that aren't The Binding of Isaac, like The End is Nigh, a 2D platformer from the maker of The Binding of Isaac. Then there's 2D darling Cave Story+ ($10 at 33 percent off) and criminally underrated platformer 1001 Spikes ($10 at 33 percent off).  

Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.