Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Jun 13, 2012
    60
    Babel Rising doesn't rise to the level that you might hope for from a game with such a cool concept.
  2. Jun 18, 2012
    38
    Even though I saw serious potential for the game to be fun, I lost interest with it barely a half hour in.
  3. Jul 5, 2012
    60
    At $10, the price is fine, but if you enjoyed the demo, it would be best to wait for this to go on sale.
  4. Jul 24, 2012
    54
    Incredibly simplistic, it works poorly with a pad and grows tiresome all too quickly. [Sept 2012, p.101]
  5. Jun 27, 2012
    60
    If a game works on the phone it doesn't have to work on console, and this is a good example of that. It still gets repetitive and monotonous, and doesn't offer anything really exciting.
  6. Jun 18, 2012
    59
    Overall this game is a great concept, but considering it is supposed to be Kinect focused it did not succeed. The majority of the time I spent playing was with a controller. The motion controls did not work well enough, and no doubt if they were more precise, I would be giving it a better score. Perhaps with a future update, the game will function as intended, be less frustrating and more fun.
  7. Jun 21, 2012
    30
    Sadly, too often your powers feel anything but godly.
  8. 55
    A lightly entertaining diversion - but only when played with a controller. The optional Kinect controls can be extremely fussy: using your right hand to aim the reticle works okay, but triggering spells with your left hand often requires multiple exaggerated movements. Having to flail around to launch even the simplest attack is the very opposite of god-like.
  9. Jun 15, 2012
    62
    Cool concept and good ideas, but Babel Rising doesn't deliver any long-term enjoyment.
  10. Jun 14, 2012
    55
    There aren't many God simulators out on the market anymore, and the simplistic nature of the game easily could have swayed a ton of new potential fans. Unfortunately, the package is fairly bare bones, and doesn't really deliver any long-term enjoyment. If you buy this, be prepared to turn the other cheek.
  11. Aug 20, 2012
    50
    Babel Rising is a way too short and repetitive, with little to offer to the gamer.
  12. Oct 9, 2012
    50
    Not everything turns out to be as good it should: Babel Rising is a really good game on the iOS/Mobile environment, but loses part of its spirit in its consoles version. With a boring and linear gameplay and an insufficient Kinect control-schema, it represents a missed chance in XBLA market.
  13. 40
    Babel Rising has a seed of a good idea, but someone got the wrong element, and instead of watering that seed, they blew it.
  14. Jul 26, 2012
    60
    A short-lived blast that doesn't quite get to grips with Microsoft's Kinect sensor. [Issue#87, p.89]
  15. Jun 19, 2012
    40
    The game feels more like a web browser game than a console feature.
  16. Jun 22, 2012
    80
    Babel Rising is a solid buy, through and through...as long as you're not expecting a solid Kinect experience.
  17. Jun 14, 2012
    50
    As a creative take on the "Tower Defense" principle, this "Tower Prevention" simply doesn't work out.
  18. Jul 3, 2012
    50
    Babel Rising has an interesting concept that never really comes to fruition. With only fifteen levels and a lack of online play, Babel Rising never even comes close to reaching the heavens.
  19. 50
    Ultimately, Babel Rising is an interesting concept that will fail to hold your interest for very long. It is a game that is a small package without much to offer, and it doesn't really deliver any long-term enjoyment.
  20. Jun 17, 2012
    40
    Babel Rising may have a following on mobile devices, but the gameplay and presentation just don't translate well to a gaming console.
  21. Jun 17, 2012
    65
    This isn't a bad game at all, but its relatively low score is more a reflection of how much gaming bang you get for your buck. It's just not quite worth the ten dollars it costs on XBLA-especially considering you can get pretty much the same game for five on Google Play. Babel Rising is mostly saved by its multiplayer options.
  22. Jun 15, 2012
    48
    Babel Rising is an unfortunate mix of interesting mechanics and poor design. It's fun in fits and starts, but finishing a level yields a sense of relief rather than achievement. Count us among the non-believers.
User Score
3.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Dec 31, 2013
    5
    Fraco, jogabilidade horrível, e não muito interessante, em certos aspectos seus gráfico são bonitinhos porém um amontoado de controles chatosFraco, jogabilidade horrível, e não muito interessante, em certos aspectos seus gráfico são bonitinhos porém um amontoado de controles chatos e animações irritantes. Full Review »
  2. Aug 20, 2012
    7
    A idéia do jogo é boa mas falta mais detalhes como combinação de poderes e mais niveis ou uma opçãoA idéia do jogo é boa mas falta mais detalhes como combinação de poderes e mais niveis ou uma opção do estilo crie seus níveis e pra kinekt não é bom mas o jogo é distrativo de vez em quando frustante mais é bom. Full Review »
  3. Aug 7, 2012
    1
    Can't I just confuse their languages, like the original story? This isn't fun, graphics are just ok, controls are asCan't I just confuse their languages, like the original story? This isn't fun, graphics are just ok, controls are as expected.................. mediocre. Full Review »