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.

Submit links for online Risk Games
In addition you can also submit new links on Risk games and your reviews. Upon approval, the review will be added to the site for the community's consideration.

The links here are listed in no particular way.
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Current Articles

Conquest

Unofficial Games, PocketPC/Mobile

Article Rating:::: 8 Ratings :::: Wednesday, March 7, 2007
 

Website: http://www.windowsgames.co.uk/conquest.html

Platform/Requirements: Pocket PC and Windows

Download Conquest Risk Game for PC

Download Conquest Risk Game for Pocket PC

Conquest for Windows


Review:  Conquest comes in two forms:
  • PC version. This is a stand alone Risk game. Generally speaking you play against AI players. It has all the standard features of a Risk game and the graphical user interface is relatively easy to use. Since you play against AI, it means that you generally need to play tactically. The AI gives you the feeling that you are playing against a computer with predictable moves, although it can be difficult at times. Extra maps are available from the web site as well. A map editor is also supplied. The AI can be customised based on three parameters: Aggression, Nastiness and Paranoia. You can create a number of AI players with different customisation and throw them in a game and see if you can win against them. Network functionality is available from the menu, though there seems to be no concept of a lobby where players can find each other. AI and human players can be mixed in a game.
  • Pocket PC version. This is the only version of Risk that I have seen available on PocketPC. It has similar features and look and feel of the PC version. The advantage is that you can play the game anywhere (e.g. in a train) and you can pause it any time. Three hours later, you can come back to it and enjoy the rest of the game. The AI can be tough in hard levels and you will need to focus hard to get by.

Both versions are well made and have been enjoyable to play with. As always, users can be demanding and want more features. For example, I like to see network lobby, more customisation controls such as card escalation options, fortification options, custom AI (developed through third-party) and so on. Of course these features may be added over time by the developer.

 

In any case, give both a try. Demo versions are available for free from  the website.

 

P.S. Thanks to Sean O'Connor for kindly providing this  software for review purposes.




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alicson katich   By alicson katich @ Wednesday, February 22, 2012 11:07 PM
You can play Risk game on your computer with EmpireXP .And also play with friends via LAN or internet. An online Risk-like game that uses a bse map but also allows players to create their own maps.wall words


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