Use your powers to prevent humans from building the Tower of Babel. Hurl bolts of lightning, cause massive earthquakes, or unleash gigantic floods!
User reviews: Mixed (52 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 7, 2012
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About This Game

Babel Rising lets you play as a God and use your powers to prevent humans from building the Tower of Babel. Hurl bolts of lightning, cause massive earthquakes, or unleash gigantic floods upon the Babylonians.

Key Features:

  • Prevent the Rise of Babylon

    Prevent humans from building three different towers of Babel throughout different historic eras, in 15 single-player missions across 4 game modes.
  • Babylon Will Perish

    Thwart a wide variety of Babylonians united in their desire to build the tower, always looking for the quickest path to the top. Workers carry stones, priests protect workers from spells, and siege towers help them access upper levels faster.
  • You are in Control of the Elements

    Unleash devastating elemental attacks based on fire, water, earth and air, each with a unique effect depending on the target. Throw fireballs, release tornadoes, rain meteors, and much more. As you progress, your powers become deadlier and more powerful than ever.
  • Battle with or Against Friends

    Enjoy competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP (SP3), Windows® Vista (SP2), Windows® 7 (SP1)
    • Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel® Pentium® D 945 or AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 3800+ 2.0Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 1.5 GB Windows® Vista, Windows® 7
    • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX® 9.0-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB or more
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0 compatible
      Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

      ATI Radeon HD 2600XT / 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series

      Nvidia GeForce 7600GS / 8 / 9 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 500 / 600 series

      Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP SP3, Windows® Vista SP2, Windows® 7 SP1
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel® Core2Duo® E6600 or 2.5 GHz AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 4800+ or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB Windows XP / Windows® Vista, Windows® 7
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 10.0-compliant card with Shader model 4.0 or higher (Radeon HD3870 or GeForce 8800GT or higher)
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0 compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac® OS X Lion 10.7.4
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.53Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9400 256MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB or more
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4
    • Processor: 2.66 Ghz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 4850 512 mb
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB
      Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

      ATI Radeon HD 2600XT / 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series

      Nvidia GeForce 7600GS / 8 / 9 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 500 / 600 series

      Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Babel Rising is a tower defense game developed by Mando and published by Ubisoft. I have no experience with other Mando games, but I've generally enjoyed games released by Ubisoft. Babel Rising goes against this trend.

It starts off with an interesting enough premise. There isn't really much of a story going on, but it's not hard to ascertain that the little people are trying to make a tower like Babel and as a god you have to stop them. There are 4 elemental powers at your disposal, and each power give you two abilities, a local and an area of effect. Use your elemental power enough to unleash a super attack over time.

The problem really arises after you get past the main idea of the game. It's a good start, but there is not enough to justify spending more than a couple minutes with it. Little people rush the tower, you attack them. There is a little variety to the enemy types, but it does not affect the gameplay much. Little people rush the tower, you attack them. When I found that the third mission would require me to defeat 40 of the priest type enemies, and they came at a rate of about 2 per minute, I couldn't stomach the idea of playing the round for 20 minutes. In addition, although you can mix it up a little with your attacks, there really isn't much difference between the various local and area powers.

The graphics are cartoonish and passable, but there are no advanced video options. You cannot change the resolution. I played with a 360 controller as I tend to whenever given the option, but there was a huge glitch with the controls. After completing a mission, there was no way to continue. It just locked on to the mission complete screen. While looking at the support forum I see this has been a problem since its release, so that's not changing anytime soon. If you want to play with a controller, prepare to ALT-Tab and quit the game in between missions. The controls may be better suited to keyboard and mouse anyway....

There isn't enough in Babel Rising to justify the price tag ($10 at this time). I could see this being a bundle purchase you might spend a few minutes in, but it will have trouble holding your attention for longer than that. This game might have been better as a iOS or Andriod mobile game if they weren't willing to flesh it out more.

Grade: D-
Posted: August 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
At the begining it's quite nice small game where you as God Almighty, cast down all plagues on egiptians. However, after 2-3 levels it's a repetetive hell, where you must quickly click with your mouse and fight against terrible, worst and broken camera to do anything. Game could easily be iOS / Android port if someone would not told me that it's a PC title. It's worth no more than 1$ and only if you are really, really bored and want to get bored even more.
Posted: April 6
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
A FANTASTIC IDEA!
Posted: May 16
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2.3 hrs on record
Great game, highly recommended!
Posted: July 28
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1.5 hrs on record
Id normaly like to point out the good points of any game I have playedm however after the first hadfull of "survive waves of this" "kill several hundred of that" story missions i jumped right into the newly unlocked (hard mode?) survival to try the full experience but with only 3 enemy types (5 including ship shoot down events and siege towers) and 4 spell types which u can only use 2 of at a time and have relativly similar 3 ability efects including super move it was one of the more repetative 50 minutes of my life i wont get back.

one of the few games i failed to look up game play fore before hand, a good idea but it feels like something that could have been on one of the oldschool standalone handheld games.
Posted: June 29
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
This game concept, character models, and sound effects are all what I'd call "cute". The gameplay, however, falls short of anything appealing. It may have been decent had the campaign missions been a bit shorter and if your powers had more variety, but when the game tasked me to drop rocks on workers' heads for 10 minutes straight, the novelty of the goofy death screams quickly wore off.

In short, Babel Rising is a towering example of a game that's simplistic and repetitive to a fault. Pass over it.
Posted: December 30, 2013
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