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 (55 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

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
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
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-
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
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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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
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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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
I thought this would be a cool physics game where you could destroy the tower. Boy was I in for a disappointment.
You basically just shoot little people over and over, sometimes with different sequences of powers. It's dull, repetitive gameplay. So dull.
Not a god game, not a physics game. Just something that plays like one of those early 80's video games but with nicer graphics.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2012
Babel Rising gives us a tower defense game where you play the role of a God. You have 4 powers, earth, water, wind and fire and they all come with 3 powers. Left-clicking executes the most basic spell, and it's mostly used for small groups. Right-clicking allows you to take out multiple enemies and finally holding the middle mouse button will grant you the most powerful spell, like a flood or a rolling boulder. With these powers your goal is to stop the villagers from building a tower. If they complete it, it's game over. You have no other abilities or towers (except for your powers) to stop them so it's a bit primitive for a tower defense game.
So far I wouldn't recommend it. No, you're better off with TD games like Orcs Must Die or Anomaly.

[Rating: 56/100]
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
There isnt much you do in this game. Very simple controls. Very simple game. Worth a couple a bucks tops. Its only good for maybe a half hour before I was done with it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 24, 2013
Certainly a fun little game for a while. I was pulled in by the trailer and I admit it's very fun to just destroy these workers for senseless reason, however overtime it starts becoming a bore and you start wanting to just get the game over with. overall it is fun for a little while, but then it gets repetitive and the missions get boring.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Fun....for a while
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2013
Babel Rising is a pleasing casual game that feeds off of ancient mythology about the great Gods in the sky. The objective is simple: prevent the mortal humans from building a tower to the heavens. Your weapons vary such as lightning zaps, floods, falling meteors, etc. While simple, Babel Rising presents a fun challenge for casual players who enjoy variety and a change of pace.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
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.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2012
A simple game easy to understand and awesome to relax by unleashing your destructive powers.

The only downside is that it was obviously created to be played on a smartphone and not with a mouse which makes the games controls just really hard to use. The consequence is that you don't feel 'in control" as you should.

Otherwise graphics are great, music simple but effective and you will learn the hard way that being an angry god is quite difficult (too difficult perhaps...)

So I recommend this game if you intend to offer it to a friend as a simple gift or if you want to spend 5 minutes on it when you have nothing else to do. Do not expect anything more than raw mindless destruction and do not imagine you will spend hours on it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Boring repetative tower defense type gameplay. It is honestly wierd that Ubisoft even published this game for what it is. I mean as a mac user I wonder why we got this and not something already geared for PC like Anno?
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
this is extremely repetitive game, not worth buying
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2013
Fun God game. Taking out the people below with the typical 4 elements: Fire, Water, Earth and Wind. You are only aloud to choose two per round so try to figure out some cool combinations of attacks you can do with certain elements and also take into consideration if the people are resistant to a certain element. I also love how you have this stronger super attack that you can pull off with each element, really adds to the "I'm over powered" feeling. Another nice time killing game.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Bugged out after 2 missions so I cant play. Keeps crashing after that, no refunds either.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2013
This game should have stayed on smartphones. Do not waste your money on this.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
This is a pretty fun game. It's not amazing, but it definetly has good strong points that kept me playing and coming back. The tower of babel is one of the more interesting events recounted in the bible, and this game makes it very entertaining. Playing god, you summon various elements to attack the building of such towers. It takes a nicely humorous look at it with the various power combinations allowing you to perform a variety of attacks and miracle level events, like floods and meteor showers. It's a fun game to spend time on.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2012
DO NOT I repeat Do not buy this. Game allows the use of four elements but selecting Air will always crash your game. This means it's impossible to complete the tutorial. Resulting in a campaign that can not be accessed or played.
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