Wage war with five factions, each with unique abilities, in the original game of strategy and world domination!
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Mixed (288 reviews) - 69% of the 288 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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Overall:
Mixed (288 reviews)
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Lord M.
( 97.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
It's alright.
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Praiser
( 661.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
The bonuses that from the outside would appear to make this game interesting fail and end up making it bad. Very bad. The Defense die is very nearly impossible to overcome unless it happens to fall to a weak faction. Games are short due to said bonuses amping factions far beyond their rivals (and who wants a short game of Risk?)
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daren
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Needs a update to fix glitches / bugs / and controller options.
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Dildo Faggins
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Bad Game,very boring.
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Lilith Moonshine
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
The game is fun when you're having friends around and playing, too bad it's just so ♥♥♥♥ing bad optimized,
I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who wants a hectic battle and a fair play. The game makes sure of that....
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⟢Cosmic Drewture⟣
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Product received for free
Received this game free, gift from a friend. Game used to be hella fun. Apparently it crashes a ton now, sad. I recommend it though.
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Bepe0
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
So, I get into it with some friends.
Campaign is nice but ends pretty fast.
I want to do online but nobody plays it.
Me and my friends go into a private lobby and play
HOWEVER
In the 3rd turn or so the game breaks, making it unplayable.
Waste of money.
Go buy the board game,
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TheScoutMaster
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
Pretty crappy game no one plays it anymore
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
150 of 159 people (94%) found this review helpful
86 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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19 of 19 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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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 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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20 of 24 people (83%) 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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12 of 12 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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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2013
4/5 feral cats.

One of the few titles EA published right. This game is an electronic version of the popular board game called RISK. You control armies across a board which features a vast amount of territories to control and capture.

Choose to command one of the belligerents of the game such as the Feral cats, mighty British army, filthy undead, and Bill Gates robots. Not one of these has advantages over the other which allows a fair game. Though, if you really want to be unfair and have the upper hand, certain territories feature special add-ons for your territory allowing bonuses to come into effect.

These bonuses can range from placing airfields, artillery pieces, and an assortment of other bonuses which provide extra damage during the engagement process.

Mass huge armies by placing counters on territories and send them to wipe out everyone across the globe, capturing more territory as you go, allowing more income counters for troops. This game is extremely fun played with others and you will have a blast. The back-story for the four races in the game is rather humorous and well made. You won’t regret this purchase.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 8, 2015
I wish the developers was still alive and made a Risk 2
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