Draft! Attack! Fortify! Play the original game of strategy and world domination — now for your PC. Enjoy the classic look and fun of RISK in an exciting new interactive experience. Play two ways as you strategize over the map and set out to conquer the world.
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Mixed (123 reviews) - 44% of the 123 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 10, 2013

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Draft! Attack! Fortify! Play the original game of strategy and world domination — now for your PC.

Enjoy the classic look and fun of RISK in an exciting new interactive experience. Play two ways as you strategize over the map and set out to conquer the world. Test your power against computer enemies, or compete with friends in Hotseat multiplayer. Use strategic thinking and tactical gambles and earn a host of achievements as you take territory after territory. Can you lead your army to victory?


  • The original board game of strategy — now on your computer
  • Face up to 5 AI players trying to keep you from world domination
  • Battle friends on the same computer in Hotseat multiplayer
  • Just pick up and play — it’s easy to learn and control
  • Customize the gameplay options like starting territories and card-set values
  • Earn scores of medals and awards as you progress toward victory
  • Can’t play the whole game at once? Just pause and resume whenever you like.
  • New to RISK? Follow our easy tutorial and you’ll be ready to take on the world!

System Requirements


    • OS:Windows XP SP3/Vista/7
    • Processor:1.4+GHz
    • Memory:2+ GB RAM
    • Graphics:256+ MB
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1+ GB HD space


    • Graphics:512+ MB
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Ten dollars for this basic edition of Risk is too much, you can [purchase a physical version and get the full indepth experience for that kind of price (obviously plastic or paper pieces) But for 5 or less, it's not bad, I'd even recommend it for 50% off or more. The AI is smart on hard, it's simple click and or drag and thats all.
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144 of 157 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
Let's see... First, no multiplayer LAN/Steam capability(only local hotseat). Second, There are no extra gamemodes other than classic(no Capital Risk, no Same-Time Risk, no choice in 60%/80%/100% Domination, JUST CLASSIC.... ONLY CLASSIC). Third, the game just doesn't really articulate the battle sequence and will leave you wondering what just happened.

If you want to play Risk on your computer get Risk: Factions, this game is horribly incomplete. Alternatively, you can download Risk II on CNET but it is up to you to get a game to work with no support(just like this game I imagine).

Post Sctiptum: Same-Time Risk, best way to play in my opinion.
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56 of 66 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2014
A complete waste of (little) money.
Ugly graphics, gameplay not even close to the original board game that we all love.
Terrible animations, boring sounds and musics.
A huge disappointment.
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39 of 47 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
61.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
If you just have an itch to play the classic game of risk but no one will play with you this game is for you. There is no online multiplayer but it does have local multiplayer. It's good for someone like me who doesn't really care about online play for a game like this. It also lets you play the game fast pace because you can quickly skip through the computers turns and then see what happened and make your move. No more waiting for that one pesky player that just wont go, and no worried about someone online going AFK for long periods of time. If this sounds like something you would desire from a game this is a good pick (I travel a lot for work and it is a nice game to play when I am sitting on a cramped air plane, I have even played with other passangers I meet sitting next to me). If this game sounds like you I would also recommend picking up the game of monopoly on here that is also on steam, it is a very similar setup as this game. If you just want online play then your going to be disappointed and I would recommend avoiding this game.
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45 of 59 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2013
Has none of the charm of the original board game or other computer versions for that matter. If not for the Risk name on it I would swear it was a cheap knock off.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
72.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2015
If you feel the need to play Risk but have no one to bring to a table, this scratches the itch slightly. But you can only play against AI (which doesn't act remotely human), the virtual die rolls tend toward extreme results with implausible frequency, and even the interface is somewhat unreliable. I mean it about those die rolls - you can easily go from the only player with long-term control of defensible continents to the guy getting hosed off the map because the "dice" gave the AI a 10:1 kill ratio when it counted. Granted, this partly compensates for the awfulness of the AI, but it's still pretty aggravating. Oh, and it crashes or drops your current game from time to time, though they're getting a little better about patching it. But it's just a bad product.. Sadly, it's also one of the few of its kind I've found on Steam, hence my embarassingly huge play time.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
Not a bad game. Nice mechanics, but don't expect any online play. Nor a 16:9 display (its either 4:3 or 3:2). However it does support pass'n'play. For those who love risk, i recommend.
In gameplay mechanics the Old Risk 2 might be better however :P.

not worth 10$, but get it in the summer sale for 5$ (albeit dishonored and tomb raider are 5$, among others)
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Very limited game with no adaptation for various screen resolutions.

Fun... but unfortunately this is just a souped up flash game.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
This is a good game for the $5 I spent on it when it was one sale. It would be even better with online multiplayer but no game is perfect. One of the best games to pass time with, and it is much quicker to play than the board game. This game does have "Hot-Seat" local multiplayer for those who are interested. Easy AI is easy, medium AI is a little tougher and Expert AI can be a pain in the ♥♥♥ if they get to choose where to start before you.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2015
Risk, one of the best and most competitive board games I've ever played. Your goal is to conquer the world. Achieving this won't be easy though. You'll have to be tactfull and keep an eye on your competition all the time.

+ If you like the board game, you will like this version aswell.
+ Nice graphics. Nothing too fancy, staying true to the original board, but with a new touch.
+ AI is tactfull. AI will try to prevent oponents to gain/hold of a continent.
+ Customization of your game. You can set a limited amount of options in order to customize your game.

- Very limited gameplay options. No missions, no on-line multiplayer.
- Replayability is low. Ofcourse every game is different, but due to the limited amount of options it feels like repeating the same over an over very quickly.

I can recommend the game for the true Risk fans. If it's on sale it's even nice to pick up if your relative new to the game. However else I'd save my money for something else. Mainly due to the limited options a no for Risk. I'm giving Risk a 4/10.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
So I played this game thinking perhaps that it would be something simialr to the adaptation released on the PS1. Sadly I was very mistaken. It's very simple, multiplayer has to be done on the same computer (I can get that for PS1 but on a PC? LAN should at least be an option).

To top it off, the 'dice' rolls are blatantly rigged in the favour of the computer opponents. Even accounting for the base game's bias toward a defender, it's staggering how blatantly the computer loads these digitial dice.

All in all, for a digitial game of risk, you'd be better dusting off that PS1 and firing it up. At least it also had plentiful maps and game modes.
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Oliver Crane/Kyle Queen
19.0 hrs
Posted: September 20
Absolutely disgusting. The Computer blatantly forgoes strategy simply to stuff it in the human player's ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. I was playing expert using 2 human profiles for myself against 4 computers. I had red in Africa and Blue in south america. Gold had Australia and a foothold in Europe. My African boarders were all protected with 4+ soldiers, and Green who had Europe did not have more than 3 on a single territory. So what does Gold do? Does he take the logical approach and secure Europe for himself? Fuuuuuuck no. He plows a trail through Africa into South America, just to plant 3 men there. The Computer literally disregarded obvious strategy just to ram ♥♥♥♥ in ♥♥♥ against the human players(both were me in this case, and believe me, my ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ is sore). It's bad enough that the dice roll is blatantly biased in favor of the computer to the point that I sent 3 sets of territories against 1 territory defended by 1 soldier, and lost 5 or 6 soldiers doing so, but to have the computer not even operate strategically is just too much. I want to like this game, but they should have worked on these mechanics a little more.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: July 7
After reading all the comments about this game I was skeptical but decided that I like Risk and I went ahead and bought the game up and I am glad that I did. The game never crashed on me, and I destroyed the AI after an hour of playing against 4 other computer controled players. There were no freezes, there was no game lag, nothing that kept me from having a fun time in a Risk game I have grown to love over the years. I felt like the music was fine and set a good mood and pace. Honestly the only thing the game could benefit from are some instructions - what does this card type do if I get 3 in a row? Or what does this button do? The rules of movement in each phase? etc etc. If you have ever played Risk before, you should be fine. If you haven't, then one play through of the game will explain it for you with learned, hands on experience.
Honestly, the game is a Great buy and I wouldn't be suprised if you end up being happy with it too. TY Steam for making this game available!
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12.7 hrs
Posted: June 29
It's a great digital translation of the actual board game, and it doesn't require the massive amount of patience the physical game requires. More people are willing to play if they don't have to deal with the physical board and pieces and the games go from a full day to just a couple hours. It's also fun to play alone, the AI is decent.
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4.8 hrs
Posted: May 8
Verdict: V for... very poor
  • NO non loaded non AI-biased dice
  • NO screen resolutions option
  • NO online multiplayer
  • NO statistics
  • NO graphs
... better play www.warlight.net -- it has all of the above, plus it's free ;-)
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0.1 hrs
Posted: April 18
What a piece of crap. If you've been waiting for Risk to finally become availalbe on Steam, keep waiting. This isn't enjoyalbe at all. Save your $9.99.
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4.8 hrs
Posted: March 31
A nice short game that you can easily play when you have a little spare time. It is the exact same as the board game, and I thoroughly enjoy the board game.
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31.8 hrs
Posted: March 21
No frills classic risk. Fun alone or with someone next to you on a rainy night. No online.
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88.8 hrs
Posted: March 4
Worst risk game ever. The random roles are beyond any conceivable standard deviation against the player. Whom ever designed this game should never be allowed to make(destroy) another game. Seriously, how do you completely mess up the mechanics of a simple game like risk. The creators should be ashamed of themselves.
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