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 (118 reviews) - 44% of the 118 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?

Features

  • 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

    Minimum:

    • 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

    Recommended:

    • Graphics:512+ MB
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Mixed (118 reviews)
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durian
( 4.8 hrs on record )
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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Hogram
( 0.1 hrs on record )
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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eebo
( 3.5 hrs on record )
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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bufemoyers
( 31.8 hrs on record )
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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thesciguy2
( 63.7 hrs on record )
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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Charlie the Red
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 25
This is a decent game if you need a quick Risk fix. It's good to kill a few minutes ... but why does it need to have a futuristic/post-apocalyptic style?

Past PC versions of Risk had the classic imperialist style that comes with the board game, and that era fits. This version just feels depressing.

Still a great job, just not my favorite PC version.
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PonyPrawns
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
The no multiplayer feature sucks. Hasbro did a way better job on the xbox version of this game. If you wanna play risk on pc, there are decent websites that gives you a lot more options, both in maps and multiplayer .
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Just_Skilled
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2015
I really adore this game. Unfortunatelly this edition from this developer doesn't offer party experience because it's in low graphic, full screen mode looks terrible and I just really with someone add that finish touch. Now, before I pressed POST I checked other comments and I see everyone feels the same, so you should really PASS this game. I really HOPE developer will release updated version with normal resolutions. If so, I would buy that game. Even I bought this item on sales it just costs really really TO MUCH for what it offers.
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YerkesErik00
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 22, 2015
It's good, but the AI seems to get ridiculous bonuses at times and will run roughshot through your entire empire. Even though I had fortified borders in the Middle East and Ukraine, the AI came all the way up through Indonesia and through Africa and South America. This seems to happen really often when you skip their turns, otherwise it's almost impossible for them to be able to muster enough units to attack my 20-man each borders.
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DarkMjolnir
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 5, 2015
My experience with this game is pretty mixed, leaning towards the bad side.

I bought this game because I didn't know how to play risk and wanted to learn. For this purpose, the game was very helpful. I mastered the game concepts within a couple of games.

On the other hand, I found the computer to be a pretty easy opponent, only losing once after 6 or 7 rounds on the hardest difficulty level (keep in mind that I'm a complete beginner). And there's no multiplayer, so there's no possibility of challenging myself further with this game. I just bought it today and I already feel I'm close to squeezing out all the fun that I'm going to get out of this one.

The dealbreaker for me though, is I can't seem to get windowed mode to work. I simply get an error message that says that my screen is not compatible with windowed mode. This is a pretty cheap game with substandard graphics. They couldn't have coded it well enough to make windows mode compatible with my screen? That's pretty bizarre.

Another bad element is that there is only one game mode: Classic.

Botttom line: I'd say this game would be better priced at 5 dollars (generously). Regular Risk players probably shouldn't bother even at that price. As is, I'll probably keep playing once in a while if I'm in the mood for Risk, but I feel I've overpaid for very bottom-of-the-barrel product.
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azangelgreen
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: November 28, 2015
i love the game in all but please add tanks and more units and more maps if you can. if you want the real risk game then please do it.and if there is real units tell us how to get them.



ps WORST GAME EVER PLEASE ADD MORE UNITS D;
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lalahsghost
( 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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Buddha Lu
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 30, 2015
This is a great game and everyone who says it is bad have not really played it, it is just like the board game but simpler and you can play it with your friends which makes it much more fun!
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dave4800
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 19, 2015
I've had problems running this on my 4 year old Win7 machine. I would have loved to play Risk again, but it's not working.

This game is made for handies, not for my PC.
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Lyrebleu
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 13, 2015
Totally unimpressed.
Currently waiting for a refund, as I can't even start the game. It appears to run, but then I can't select anything in the opening menu, it simply doesn't respond to the keyboard or mouse. My 9 minutes of "gameplay" was me just opening it several times and trying to get it to work.
An opportunity to view it elsewhere also left me unimpressed. I played an older version while growing up and that version puts this one to shame. I do not care much about the lack of multiplayer, as I was only looking for single player with AIs, the way I used to play, anyway. But the screen is awful (the game launches in a small window, and the so called "full screen" is a skinny view, running down the centre and leaving at least half the screen wasted to either side. It also appears to be far less attractive overall compared to the years-old game, has a terrible AI system, a complete lack of options before starting the game, crappy sound effects, no clear battle sequence, I could go on.

Hasbro should be ashamed of itself for releasing this version. It appears as if they did not care to release a game that could even be considered decent. A shame, considering how fun the original board game and computer version were.
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Captain Blastoise
( 127.8 hrs on record )
Posted: September 12, 2015
This "Game" is just bad. I encourage all to buy the actual board game so you can atleast play with your friends and not want to snap your computer in two. this game is bad and the people who coaded this "Game" should feel bad...
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rocketsam4
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: September 4, 2015
Just no just no
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Leopold the Trader
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6, 2015
Does not run on windows 8. I was an 8 year old that got scammed 6 years ago, and now I look back and say "I payed 10 dollars for that?"
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Grass Titan
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4, 2015
Very vanilla version of Risk to begin with. Sure, it's cheap, but I've gotten more playable games for much cheaper. The AIs are pretty dumb. There's only one map. The game crashes here and there, especially on expert level. Also, the game's rigged. It decides to favor the AI or you in certain situations. It's not purely chance which I find to be a core element to the game and its outcome.

So, while you may pick this version up for a low cost, and it does provide an outlet for the people without anyone to sit down with in person, I would not suggest this rendition. If you're looking for a nice PC rendition of this classic game, continue searching elsewhere.
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GreenGrass
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19, 2015
It works like the real thing, but, it'l never be the real thing.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
131 of 142 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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52 of 62 people (84%) 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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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
59.9 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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43 of 57 people (75%) 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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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
55.4 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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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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15 of 19 people (79%) 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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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.

Pro's:
+ 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.

Cons:
- 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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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
41.3 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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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2014
This simply feels cheap and lacks the charm the original Risk (in either pc or board-game) has. It's not worth money.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2015
It works like the real thing, but, it'l never be the real thing.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 27, 2014
Why would Hasbro put out a port that doesn't even include the original rules or options for the board game? No way to randomly be assigned territories, them place your armies one at a time as you wish. AI is the worst of any online Risk I've seen. Drisk for Android is better. All they do is take a territorry and leave 1 army, then swap back and forth amassing 60+ armies that they then do nothing with until their continent bonus gets broken.

I agree that $3.99 was $3 overpriced.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2014
I love Risk! My only complaint is you can't play online. Wait for it to go on sale.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
this is a decent little time waster, each match taking 10-30 minutes. the game has one glaring omishion holding it back however, no online multiplayer. one of the reasons i bought this game was so me and my friends , who are huge fans of the board game, could play risk without actually being at eachothers homes and we were disapointed we couldnt play together. but i still like the single player. i often have it pulled up in windowed mode while working on other projects on my pc. if your a risk fan or just a fan of strategy games about world domination i say pick it up but be aware there is not multiplayer
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
Is the same game that you can purchase on iPhone or iPad.
Only designed with a touch screen in mind so if you have
a traditional computer it is not worth the purchase.
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16 of 27 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
39.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2013
Ah yes, the good old classic game of Risk. A board game where the object is to dominate the globe. This game takes patience and strategy.

Note: trust no one. If you are playing with a friend and you supposedly make a "truce" to take out the player with the most power... You must stab him in the back and take him out when he doesn't notice and take his cards.

PS: This game does not have mutliplayer.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2013
suck version, doesn't follow proper rules. the free version online developed 15 years ago is better graphics and gameplay. waste of money
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Fun classic game to play from time to time.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2014
Was on sale for $3.99...

Is about $3.00 overpriced
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2015
There are two games you want to win at when attending a party to really flash your nuts--prove that you got big ole steel ballz. Of course, those would be Chess and Risk. Ladies, I know you don't have ballz, but I know for a fact you kan dominate at Risk... so don't think I'm discriminating. We'll just say if you have an iron cl*t... or something. Why do we always measure dominance in ballz? Anyways.....

This is a bare-bones version of Risk. You can tweak a bit of the rules, but very little. It's essentially classic Risk, like when it first came out. It's single player, unfortunately... because EA doesn't have the money to throw down on figuring out how to make Risk f**king multiplayer. But.... it is redeemed in its fast gameplay. You can choose to auto battle or roll each turn. Each game lasts me only about 10-30 minutes which is nice so you can sneak a quick game in once in awhile. No mission cards, or tactical cards, which I very much like. I think the original board was perfect in itself and enjoy this pure experience. It's great to practice different strategies on since the games are so simple and quick.

WORD TO THE WISE: Alright, really this game is kind of a giant load of sh*t. Don't let the description by the developers fool you. They could have made it a million times more immaculate. It IS a great alternative to all the shotty attempts at Risk knock-offs. But it's also the same game, essentially, that is on Pogo. So your money is probably better tossed there if you don't permanently want this in your steam library. At least on Pogo you could play other people... you can't make alliances unless you pay money though.

Caveat emptor~Risk works half the time on my computer and half the time just completely frizzes out in ridiculous ways I can't understand. I am pretty sure this is a Win8 problem, but if you can tolerate the program freezing 50% of the time you try and play, it's worth it. Try and get this game on sale, definitely.. unless you REALLY have that kraving for Risk. I'll throw the specs for my laptop up on my profile if you want to compare... I suggest going to canirunit.com or whatever the hell that one site is when trying out games.
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