Wage war with five factions, each with unique abilities, in the original game of strategy and world domination!
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Very Positive (18 reviews) - 83% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (307 reviews) - 69% of the 307 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 8, 2011

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About This Game

Wage war with five factions, each with unique abilities, in the original game of strategy and world domination! Play with classic rules or reign supreme with objective-based and world conquest scenarios as you command your army and take tactical gambles to win the day. Then challenge your friends in online multiplayer and see how you stack up on the leaderboards.

Key Features:

Five unique factions with different strengths:

  • Play as the Human, Cat, Robot, Undead, or Yeti army!

Campaign Mode:

  • Play through the campaign mode to unlock new factions

Online Multiplayer:

  • Fight for world domination in Online Matches
  • Invite friends to play Online
  • See how you stack up on the RISK Leaderboards

New ways to play:

  • Play objective-based or world conquest scenarios
  • Play on new maps with dynamic terrain. Flood enemies out of territories
  • Avoid nuclear fallout, and control missile silos to gain the strategic upper hand.
  • Unleash Overkill moments based on the dice roll
  • Enjoy fun and quirky animated battles
  • New Drag and Drop Fast Battle attack
  • Unlock Achievements during game play

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP with Service Pack 3
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU (Pentium 4 or equivalent)
    • Memory: 1GB RAM (2GB for Vista)
    • Video Card: GPU capable of Pixel Shader 3.0 or better
    • VRAM: 256MB
    • DirectX®: 9c or later
    • Video Playback;: Windows Media Feature pack must be installed
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Very Positive (18 reviews)
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Mixed (307 reviews)
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Ojuicethebad
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Very good game I highly recommend it to anyone and overall amazing
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Donnie
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
I'm giving this game thumbs up. It's exactly what you expect. You get the original version of RISK and 2nd version with different rules. It does have online capabilities but no one is ever on. Last night I played this game with two friends at my house. I used my keyboard while they played with controllers.

If you like the game RISK but do not want to deal with setting the board game up and cleaning up the mess, this is for you.
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SuperToast
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Great game to play wiuth your cousins! Especially with XenoVerse!
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shstr
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Had a few crashes only playing the campaign when selecting the chapters but other than that its one of my favorite games on Steam..
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ronzilla
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Totally worth a couple of bucks on sale to see how they took the old Risk formula and juiced it up a little.
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A2K_clip0 <3
( 57.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Overrall a really fun strategy game to either play alone, or with friends. But, I highly suggest that if you are going to buy it you convince a couple friends to also. It's a great game if you can look past a couple times when it crashes. 9/10 WARNING: MIGHT RUIN SOME FRIENDSHIPS
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astron82
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
Counter-intuitive gameplay and very few options make this game hard to recommend. I suggest you get the old RISK II game which is still the best RISK game to date.
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Byakko
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
I am a huge risk fan. I play both the fanction rules and classic rules on both the table top and the computer--I have for over 15 years. The AI in this PC version is without a doubt the most confusing and selectively stupid I have ever played with. It is easy to beat an AI, but difficult to beat 4, as they all will randomly gang up on you or make terrible plays that with screw their chance at victory in order to screw yours as well. To sum it up, the AI has zero survival skills and makes the experience frustration at best. You will win, but at the cost of the fun you were playing for.
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[EMPOWERED] Ruff Sects
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
For all people concerend, I recommend this game ONLY if you can play with friends.

I bought this game for the steaam 2016 summer sale for 2.50$. At this price, I feel this game is very much worth it. However, I feel at the cost of $9.99, the game is overpriced. It provides interesting gameplay that is fun with friends, however the AI in the game could use some balancing. EX: Battles are often favored towards the AI, and the AI usually chooses to attack you and not other AI. The concept itself is great, but more develop and more effor would make this game much better.
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K2 Games
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
Got this on sale for £2, right priceto pay. Crashes mid game almost every game making multiplayer useless. Another typical EA game.....
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
its great to kill time but not as fun as civ. but i cant say its a bad game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Great game to play wiuth your cousins! Especially with XenoVerse!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
166 of 178 people (93%) found this review helpful
110 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
It is almost impossible to get a game online but that is exactly what it's like with the board game. You buy the game, set up the board and can't find anyone who wants to play it so in that respect they have nailed it. it is a perfect recreation of what it's like to own the board game. 5 Stars.
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23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
I bought the game during the wintersale of 2015.
I used to have the old 2008 Risk which I played for many hours.
Now I picked this one up and I must say I am very stisfied with the product.

You get 2 types of gameplay:
there is the classic Risk which has mostly the same rules as the old one has except for some animations that have been added to the bottom while in battle.
And then you have got the campaign mode which has 5 chapters and are all preceded by a very cute animated cartoon, about a war which keeps escalating between generals, cats, AI and others Which made me smile each time.
I do believe they were sitting on a little goldmine there and could have added a longer campaign.

You can also start a custom game which unlocks more maps after each campaign chapter you have beaten.
The only problem that I have encountered is that sometimes while playing normal risk, the game refuses to invade a certain terratory and you must invade with a different region first before it responds. ( Maybe a fix if the developers read this)

Overall definitily a must have if you are a Risk fan.
You won't be disappointed.

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28 of 37 people (76%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
47.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
One of the best strategy based games besides worms, It's simple,fast and fun. I always play it with my buddies on Xbox as well on here sometimes we just sit back talk and play some risk. Drunk of course, It's just a shame this game don't get the props it deserves.

10/10
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
Risk Factions is a small change to the Original Classic. It has too different modes: Risk & Risk Factions. Risk: Is the original game with no fancy art basic but still true to its routs. Risk Factions: Is a more dumbed down version which is alot more simple and adds a few additional features to the game. Such as objectives and stars from cards which add up to give you a troop bonus.

This game is good to play with friends it makes it alot more interesting but does also destroy a few friendships for a couple of days which I found out. With friends this is perfect. With tactics and ruthlesness. If you betray your friend to win you have a few things going on .You either win or keep your friends. This game is a mix of Luck and Skill so be sure to use your brain when playing this game.

From a solo point of view the multiplayer is not great and you very rarely will find a lobby let alone people who will play with you. There is a campaign but this annoyed me as the first level is a tutorial and talks you through alot even tho I knew how to play so I gave up. But if you are new to risk I would encourage you to play this first.

This game is really worth it and should be a good addition to your steam library. This is a must with friends and is a whole lot of fun. Whenever this is on sale try to encourage your friends to buy it. The more the merryier(up to 5 players). This game mixes RISK(pardon the pun) and reward. Really worth it!

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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 30, 2013
It is alright to kill a few hours. I enjoyed it enough to write a review.
I didn't expierance any of the bugs other have complained about.
But I got it as a gift. I might be harsher if I had spent money.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2011
Like strategy games, but don't want to deal with all the complex mechanisms present in 4X games or battle non-stop "Zerg rushes" in RTS? If so, you might actually like this game.

It's basically the classic game RISK, but the "Factions" version involves playing one of five different groups: humans, robots, cats, yetis and the undead. The only differences are visual (i.e. no faction-based special attacks or anything), but it adds a lively -- and often quite amusing -- flourish to what some consider a boring game. The classic version is available, as well.

The single player campaign is rather short, although the AI is cheap. You can beat it eventually, but doing so relies more on luck than anything else. Multiplayer is online or hot-seat.

All in all, it's an inexpensive strategy game that's easy to learn and visually more entertaining and accessible for those not normally inclined toward this genre.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
There is no one onlione 90% of the time. so be sure to have some friends get the game also if you want to do multiplayer, other than that, its a alright risk game.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
It's Risk. If you like Risk, you'll like this. And you don't even need to destroy your friendships to play it.
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