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Games Like 'Babylon's Fall' to Play Next

'Babylon's Fall' didn't rate as high as some expected, so check out these other (more critically acclaimed) 10 games to play next.
by Jon Bitner — 
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Babylon's Fall

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Babylon's Fall didn't quite live up to PlatinumGames' stellar reputation, with the game currently sitting at a 41 Metascore. It attempts to offer a variety of cooperative, third-person action as you climb the ominous Tower of Babel and unravel its mysteries, although a litany of bugs and unpolished gameplay led to generally unfavorable reviews.

Despite the shortcomings with critics, Babylon's Fall still managed to eke out a dedicated community of players. Glimmers of incredible gameplay shine through the rough edges, and with piles upon piles of gear and weapons to collect, there's always reason to keep pushing forward. The option to include cooperative play only makes things more exciting, letting you collaborate with other Sentinels to bring down the game's most challenging foes. There's also plenty of content to keep you playing well past the 50-hour mark, giving you plenty of bang for your buck if you fall in love with its daunting world.

Fans of Babylon's Fall will find plenty of great games to dive into after they've discovered every secret lurking in the Tower of Babel. And even if you didn't think the game lived up to the hype, these same games are a perfect substitute. Bayonetta 2, for example, is arguably the best showcase of PlatinumGames' skill as a developer — offering lightning-fast combat, a stunning world to explore, and a storyline that never fails to surprise. Godfall, meanwhile, is a similarly styled looter-slasher with cooperative play, and it managed to bring in significantly higher reviews.

Here are 10 games like Babylon's Fall to play next, listed by Metascore.


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Bayonetta 2

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Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)

Metascore: 91
Best for: Fans of PlatinumGames
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Also available on: Switch

Bayonetta 2 stands as the best-reviewed title in the PlatinumGames catalog, earning an impressive 91 Metascore. The action-adventure game has players once again stepping into the high-heels of the eponymous Bayonetta as she travels to the Gates of Hell to save a friend that's being held prisoner by a demon army. Its story is a bit off the wall, but it meshes well with its flashy action and over-the-top action sequences. You'll equip a variety of melee and ranged weapons as you slay hordes of enemies — making liberal use of the "Witch Time" mechanic to slow down anyone that gets too close.

"A more focused, more vibrant game that surpasses its predecessor and establishes itself as the best game on the Wii U and as the newest masterpiece of the genre." — Switch Brasil


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Devil May Cry 5

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Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition (PS5)

Metascore: 89
Best for: Fans of stylish action
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Also available on: XBX

Dante returns in Devil May Cry 5, this time joined by two other playable characters — Nero and V. Like past entries, DMC 5 isn't light on style or fast-paced action, but the main draw is the unique play style of each of its three characters. Nero, for example, can grapple enemies from a distance using his new Devil Breakers, while Dante can swap between several fighting styles or activate the "Sin Devil Trigger" mode to unlock new skills. Picking the game up on PS5 or Xbox Series X only makes the action better, as you'll benefit from improved graphics and a slew of new content.

"Devil May Cry 5 debuts on the new consoles with a definitive Special Edition, which confirms its status as the best stylish action of the last generation." — The Games Machine


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Astral Chain

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Astral Chain (Switch)

Metascore: 87
Best for: Fans of anime-inspired action
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Also available on: N/A

Like most creations from PlatinumGames, Astral Chain offers both fast-paced combat and a very strange story. Taking place on a dystopian, futuristic version of Earth, you'll follow a police unit as it attempts to thwart an interdimensional invasion and save humanity. Things become increasingly bizarre as the narrative unfolds, but fans of Babylon's Fall will be right at home with all its twists and turns. When you're not slaying beasts or watching elaborate cutscenes, you'll be tasked with solving puzzles, chatting with NPCs to learn more about your world, or scouring the environment to unlock its hundreds of secrets.

"Astral Chain is a wonderfully fun and ambitious action title with a great gameplay hook that improves the more you master the basics." — Pure Nintendo


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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)

Metascore: 85
Best for: Fans of the Web-Head
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Also available on: PS4

PlayStation 5 has a surprisingly deep roster of launch titles, yet few manage to swing higher than Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Building upon the groundwork laid in 2018's Spider-Man, Miles Morales brings fans a bold new adventure with an impressive cast of characters. Aside from a few new faces, players will also be treated to a new combat system that brings skills such as invisibility, remote mines, and electric blasts to the action. Its action is both fast-paced and strategic, with the option to slowly whittle down enemy numbers or dive into the action head-first and rely on your Spider-Sense to make it out alive. The highly reviewed title is also available on PS4, but the stunning visuals of PS5 make it the definitive way to experience the latest in web-slinging adventure.

"No load times. Beautiful raytracing. The PlayStation 5 version of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a technical juggernaut that continually impresses." — Game Informer


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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)

Metascore: 80
Best for: Fans of the Metal Gear series
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Also available on: PC, XB360

It might be one of the older games on this list (released in 2013), but it remains a cult-classic of the Metal Gear franchise. Instead of slinking through shadows and landing stealth takedowns, Revengeance has you hacking and slashing as the cyborg, Raiden. Its precise cutting system makes it stand out in a crowded marketplace, letting you accurate swing your futuristic blade at just about any angle and tear apart most objects in your environment. It also lends a unique degree of strategy to enemy encounters, as you can easily target microscopic weak points or topple nearby scaffolding to eliminate foes with ease.

"A technical masterpiece, Rising offers a funfair ride approximation of Konami's brooding series." — Guardian


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Greedfall

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GreedFall (PC)

Metascore: 72
Best for: Fans of player-driven narratives
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Also available on: PS4, PS5, XB1, XBX

Set in a fantastical world inspired by the 17th century, GreedFall sees you venturing out to a remote island searching for an antidote to a strange plague that's slowly creeping across the land. Your journey is stalled at multiple point (thanks to a variety of magical beasts and hostile factions), although you're given multiple ways to overcome the odds. Whether you're swinging swords, sneaking through encounters, or avoiding them altogether with convincing dialogue, GreedFall gives you plenty of freedom to play the game on your terms. Plenty of gameplay feels borrowed from others in the genre, but there's more than enough here to keep Babylon's Fall fans playing for hours on end.

"Even though it resembles other WRPGs that came before it, GreedFall is a solid gaming experience for those wanting a choice-heavy narrative." — RPG Fan


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Kingdoms of Amalur

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning (PS4)

Metascore: 72
Best for: Fans of unique fantasy worlds
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Also available on: PC, Switch, XB1

Kingdom of Amalur's initial launch was plagued with issues, yet the high fantasy game still went on to earn a passionate following and a subsequent release in the form of Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. The title offered the same action-based combat system and gorgeous fantasy setting as the original, but this time brought improved graphics along with new missions and storyline. You're given a wide degree of freedom to roam its world as you see fit, tackling side missions and leveling up your abilities to customize your playstyle. It's a bit rough around the edges for a modern release, but if you can look past a few complaints, there's novel's-worth of lore to discover and a fun combat system to master.

"The world is as magical fantasy as you could get, and it really does draw you in, but some technical issues… can dull the otherwise colorful experience." — TheSixthAxis


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Final Fantasy Origin

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Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (PS5)

Metascore: 72
Best for: Fans of weird dialogue and chaotic action
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Also available on: PC, PS4, XB1, XBX

You'd be hard-pressed to find a game that's more obsessed with "Chaos" than Final Fantasy Origin. The series is known for its complex storylines, but the latest installment takes a decidedly different approach — instead of being dramatic and convoluted, it's all but nonsensical. If you're able to keep up with its tongue-in-cheek references and self-deprecating humor (and constant references to "Chaos"), Final Fantasy Origin offers one of the most unique combat systems. Command Abilities let you pull off devastating special attacks, upgradable classes let you cater your build to your playstyle, and the option to coordinate with NPC teammates adds another layer of depth to the chaotic action.

"Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is a wacky game that will end up being a cult classic." — PlayStation LifeStyle


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Two Worlds 2

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Two Worlds 2 (XB360)

Metascore: 67
Best for: Fans of unrated RPGs
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Also available on: PC, PS3

Don't let the average reviews fool you — Two Worlds 2 is a deep RPG hiding nearly 50 hours of content to explore. There are a few flaws to the adventure (including a lackluster final act and some half-baked ideas), which led to the lower reviews, but a fun magic system and the inclusion of multiplayer make it a blast to run around its fantasy world. It's also fully independent from the original Two Worlds, meaning there's no need to delve deeper into the backlog and complete the aging title before enjoying this one. You can often find Two Worlds 2 available at a steep discount, making it one of the cheapest ways to explore a new fantasy universe.

"People only be satisfied with 'AAA' levels of production will likely gripe, but… none of the rough edges diminished my overall experience." — GameCritics


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Godfall

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Godfall (PS5)

Metascore: 61
Best for: Fans of "looter-slashers"
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Also available on: PC, PS4

Much like Babylon's Fall, Godfall didn't quite live up to the hype. It pulled in average reviews, but it does boast some impressive visuals, especially on PlayStation 5. Its narrative will likely have you wishing for more, but largely serves as a vehicle that pushes you towards your next group of enemies and treasure chest full of loot. Combat is the star of Godfall, with fast reflexes and a keen eye for powerful gear the best way to make it through unscathed. And if you're looking to change things up, you can simply swap over to a new weapon type, as each one offers a different play style and enough variety to keep you busy for multiple playthroughs.

"Godfall is a massive surprise. It borrows combat from God of War and has enough loot to make Diablo blush. It may look garish but it's well designed and has that 'one more go' factor." — God Is a Geek