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:
Overall:
Mixed (79 reviews) - 49% of the 79 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Babel Rising is a game where you play the role of a god that doesn't want people to build a tower of Babel. So, what if he broaden a plague? No, that would be too easy, let's throw rocks and fireballs at people!

Does it sound fun? If you think so, I have a bad message for you - it's only for the first minute. The gameplay of the game is grindy, as you only throw elemental spells at people (just need a mouse for playing). That still would be not so bad, but let's explain it with level objectives:

- Level 1: Kill 40 workers,
- Level 2: Survive 20 waves of enemies (and each wave has ~5 workers),
- Level 3: Kill 40 priests (and a priest usually comes with a each wave),
- Level 4: Survive 8 minutes,
- Level 5: Kill 450 workers.

I hope that's enough to explain you how repetitive it is, thus boring. The game has few bugs worth mentioning, like local multiplayer that crashes the game, or a skill that crashes the game if you have an NVidia GPU (check discussions).

While Babel Rising has a nice idea for a gameplay mechanics, it isn't fun at all, and nicer graphics can't help it. Don't even think about buying that.


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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
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.
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42 of 57 people (74%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
This game can be played with one hand but it brings no pleasure :C
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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2014
Nothing other than the raw concept about this game is in any way entertaining. Seems like someone thought 'hey towerdefence plus god game while building the tower of babel! awesome!" but never expanded beyond that one sentence.

I can see it now all the meetings simply being everyone crowded into a room the leads repeating that one sentence then everyone sighing and fileing back to thier desks.


Dont buy this.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2014
If you have an NVidia card don't get this.
The enjoyability of the game is up to the player, but in this case the game breaking bug is what stops it.
There is a bug in the Wind power of the game, which is unlocked and required to be used for the third level, but completely breaks the game on many NVidia cards. After pestering the support staff with a ticket, I found out that they have been aware of this bug since launch, and have no intention of fixing it.
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