Guide to Playing Risk World Domination Online
What is this section about?

The purpose of this section is to provide independent reviews on computer and online Risk games. As always, each computer game has its pros and cons. Each game tries to accomodate certain needs and as a result it is slightly biased on certain features.

You as a player, may find one incredibly enjoyable, while you may not care about a feature provided by another game. Over the years, online Risk games have evolved dramatically. In addition, each online game has tried to be slightly different from the original classic Risk (perhaps for legal reasons). This has led to a wide range of variations and styles that is difficult to comprehend before getting engaged in the game itself.

As Risk fans, we are grateful that developers are continuing their efforts on enhancing these games, so that we can have yet another game and enjoy the trill of winning.

The purpose:
Hence, this section serves two purposes:
  1. Discovery of new online Risk games as they are introduced into the market.
  2. Evaluation of these games based on their functionality, popularity, style of play, originality and so on.
A number of links and reviews are provided below for the current popular games. These reviews are independent of the software publishers.

What you can do?
You, as a Risk fan, are invited to comment and review the online Risk games listed here. In particular those who are frequent users of these games are welcome to provide their insight.

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Dominate Game

Unofficial Games, Browser Based

Article Rating:::: 44 Ratings :::: Wednesday, March 7, 2007
 

Website: http://www.dominategame.com

Platform/Requirements: Windows / Browser

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Review: Dominate comes in two versions. You can play it in a standalone application or in a browser.

Dominate game seems to be geared towards network play. As a result, when you launch the game you need to sign in and go to the lobby to select the game you want to join. The interface is clear and to the point. No fancy artworks, but you probably don’t need it.

In order to get good at this game, make sure to practice a lot and read the instructions carefully. You need to practice how to attack and fortify and basically learn how the graphical user interface works.

As with most of modern implementations of Risk, you get the choice to play on either the classic Earth map or other more exotic maps. You have the ability to design your own maps as well.

Each game in the lobby has a number of different options which are identified by a series of tiny icons. Some of the options are:

  • No robots in the game
  • Obtain cards from defeated
  • Value of cards increases
  • Place armies before attack

All in all, Dominate provides a large number of customisations and the game is well-built. The Risk game is enjoyable and addictive.

Unfortunately most games available on the lobby have an army size limit. In the initial placement phase, no territory can have more than 4 armies. When fortifying, you cannot move more than 7 armies. These limitations change the game play significantly and may not suit all Risk players. It would be desirable to have this as an option. As a result of these rules, you rarely see high number of armies in the games. This is in complete contrast with Lux where you usually see many more armies engaged in battles (sometimes in excess of 500 armies!). Those players who prefer slower game progress with smaller numbers may like Dominate better.

As a general rule for Risk game design, options should only serve to balance the game. By using strict rules, you are limiting the style of a player. You are forcing the player to play in a certain way. A forced player, may not enjoy the game as much and inevitably gives up playing the game and may go to look elsewhere for a better game.

The standalone application is free to download, though it has a purchase reminder. The browser version is a paid service and you need to pay up front to use it. I encourage you to try this game. There are some who like it very much as it is demonstrated by the fans. 



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RISKY   By RISKY @ Sunday, February 17, 2008 3:41 PM
You know, I really don't like Dominate Game. It has a limit to how many armies you can have in a territory. I like to get really high on the armies. That's why I don't like the that version of RISK.

g   By g @ Friday, July 30, 2010 10:43 PM
yeh sum idiot needs to give us correct download site ,,certainly is the best

this whole run around to get dominategame is a joke and reflects negatively on all the leechs ive come across looking for it


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