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Game #4641
Risk [1991]  
Strategy   Board - Western

Rating: 7.84 (13 votes)

Risk [1991] box cover

Risk [1991] screenshot
This is the Windows 3.1 version of Risk, first published by Virgin for PC in 1989 for DOS. Developed by Azeroth, this version is very faithful to the board game, except it has a disappointingly dumb computer AI which makes a game goes by far too quickly. As in the classic Parker Brothers board game, Risk lets two to six human and/or computer players contest to conquer the world with their armies.

Despite computer players having three different skill levels, they are easy to beat even on the hardest difficulty level. Also disappointing is the lack of diplomacy options - something that makes the board game so addictive. All in all, this 1991 version is not much improved over the DOS original - and far less fun than the excellent and newer Risk II (also reviewed on this site). Recommended only for a few minutes of nostalgia.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Andrew Krois
Developer: Azeroth
Publisher: Virgin Interactive
Year: 1991
Software Copyright: Azeroth
System Requirements: Windows 3.1
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If you like this game, try: Risk II, Risk, Lords of Conquest

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