"Come, let us go down and get Achievements..."

There’s something odd about a game that relives the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, especially since you play the angry god who seeks vengeance by murdering human construction crews.

It doesn’t scream to us “family fun” and in fact, we think it would have been more interesting to be the builders of the tower despite God trying to slay you. Once you complete the tower, you and your army storm heaven and you fight god. Now that's a game...

...But we digress.

Yes, Babel Rising 3D has landed early in the Store for Xbox and it fetches for $2.99 with a free trial.

Babel Rising 3D

Babel where you can get your scatter on...

The description of the game is the best:

“Step into the sacred sandals of a great, almighty, and very angry deity. Hurl bolts of holy lightning, summon punishing earthquakes, and unleash vengeful floods upon the foolish and irreverent Humans  to prevent them from building the tower of Babel.”

Translation: Have a god complex? Then this game is for you. The first mission? It literally says “Kill 60 workers”, that's it. At least the missions are to the point.

The game itself is okay. The graphics, like most “3D” games are a bit rough and jaggy, something that will greatly improve with Windows Phone 8 games. We had some problems mastering “creating a rift” and it’s a bit like trying to squish little digital ants. It’s mildly fun but not exactly awe-inspiring either.

We’ll spend some more time with it but in the meantime, go download the 42MB game from the Store now and give it a spin. Sound off in comments if you think it’s a hit or miss.

Thanks, Mark T., for the link, Donna C. for the tip

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