User Reviews

An overall good game--worth the money Windows Jack Johnson (3)
Eye candy does not make it a better game Windows anton treuenfels (37)
Another example of game designers thinking they can make the game good with flashy graphics. Windows James Kirk (168)
Get Risk I it's better! Windows David Ledgard (65)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Macintosh Awaiting 5 votes...
Windows 22 3.7
Combined User Score 22 3.7

Critic Reviews

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
I'd recommend this game for people who remember the board game fondly, for people with kids, and well, everyone I guess. Risk II gives us the nostalgia of the classic board game and adds quite a few challenging and entertaining features of its own. It quite handily earns a perfect 5 GiN Gems.
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG) (Feb 12, 2001)
In summary, Risk II is a great game that everyone should try at least twice- you will probably not be disappointed, and you may well expect to love it if you're interested in the original game. This is a classic board game made into an instantly classic computer game.
WindowsComputer Games Magazine (May 28, 2000)
In the end analysis, Risk II is bug-free, innovative, stimulating and entertaining. Few games have matched it for pure fun and invention. This game is a "must buy" for all gamers, regardless of the niche in which they usually dwell.
Windowsgames xtreme (Jun 08, 2000)
Generally that games a winner, the fact that you can get ripped off by the unlucky random dice rolls is one hell of a major draw back. Taking 20 troops to kill 1 unit aint too bad but when you come back with only 5 units you start to think something’s wrong. Take away the bad bit and you’ve got a game that’s got some good gameplay and the multiplayer addition allows you to invite your mates round for a good bashing!
WindowsRealGamer (Benelux) (Jun, 2000)
RiskII is een echte topper geworden. De gameplay is minstens even goed als het originele bordspel en voegt hier leuke extra's aan toe zoals de simultaan-mode. De duidelijke interface en het leuke uiterlijk doen hier nog een schepje bovenop alsook de geluidseffecten. Het spelen van RiskII mag dan achter de pc misschien wel een andere ervaring zijn, maar minder is het plezier er niet om.
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) (Apr 07, 2000)
Vaak is het een overbodig iets of mist de pc-versie de spelervaring die van het bordspel zo'n succes maakte. Risk is een welkome uitzondering op die regel.
WindowsPC Zone (Aug 13, 2001)
Best of all, however, is that for once, someone - in this case developer Deep Red - has recreated a classic board game successfully to PC and done it well. Risk 2 manages to be both true to its roots and innovative at the same time.
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Apr 25, 2000)
Hasbro is truly a game company that learns from its mistakes. When it put out a first version of Clue that was not a great success, it followed it up with a remake, Clue: Murder at Boddy Mansion, that was incredibly enjoyable; in like manner, with the highly polished Risk II the company has easily made us all forget about its pedestrian initial Risk release. This is without question the very best adaptation of a board game I have ever played. Even though I prefer the settings closest to the original design, I appreciate that other options are available to those who want to experiment with different types of gameplay. If you love the board game Risk, you should race out to buy this title, as I cannot imagine that you will be disappointed; and even if you have never played Risk but love to dominate and control everything around you, this one’s for you.
WindowsGameSpy (May 27, 2000)
All in all, Risk II is a solid game, and a must-have for fans of strategy games, particularly Risk-like ones such as Empire. And it's worth looking at, even if you're not a fan.
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW) (Jun, 2000)
Despite these shortcomings, RISK II still delivers enough gameplay and play options to satisfy just about anyone. There’s a tournament mode in which you can play 14 progessively difficult games to sharpen your strategies. Or you can play single games against 16 tough generaals from history. But the game is still best when exercising your territorial ambitions against your fellow man.
MacintoshMac Addict (Jan, 2001)
If you're a Risk veteran, you'll find a lot of terrific new gameplay in Risk II. If you've never played Risk before, this version offers an opportunity to play one of the greatest strategy games of all time. Bottom line, every Mac gamer will enjoy this one.
MacintoshMacNN (Oct 30, 2000)
MacSoft's Risk II comes far closer to mirroring the classic board game than any previous Risk title, and in many ways it also enhances the true Risk experience.
MacintoshmacHOME (2000)
Fortunately, little has changed from the basic play mechanics of traditional Risk. You still buy armies, distribute them amongst your territories, and essentially try to take over the world. For the sake of those two I’s at the end of the name, however, Hasbro has deemed fit to add a few twists to traditional gameplay. There are some new rules to use if you feel adventurous, such as the ability to resolve all battles at once, but for the most part, the new gameplay brings imbalance to an almost perfect game. Regardless, there’s still plenty of old-style Risk here. Travis and I could easily waste a weekend on this game: Probably not a good thing for our girlfriends.
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com (Oct 16, 2000)
In a world where the quality of a game seems to be rated upon it's polygon count and number of cheat codes, Risk II is a reminder of what really makes a game great. The deceptively simple rules will suck you in. For those of you who've never played it, check it out; for those of you who have forgotten, it's time to come back.
WindowsGameSpot (Apr 04, 2000)
Risk II does a great job of bringing new options to the table without compromising the original game. Same-time Risk is different enough to be refreshingly new to those bored with classic Risk, and the classic mode is a great representation of the original board game. It would have been nice to see Hasbro integrate Castle Risk into Risk II, but without it the game still stands strong.
WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (May 31, 2000)
Prima vertaling van het klassieke bordspel naar je pc. Verplichte kost voor alle Riskfans!
WindowsActionTrip (May 21, 2000)
The new Risk presents us with better graphics, a comprehensive interface and new game modes, including offensives, mass strikes and invasions. I have insufficient space to describe all the modes in detail, but simply put: Risk II contains two different games using the same board and same units. It might have been better if Microprose included at least one new map (with a map of Europe, for instance) but the programmers just stuck to the original settings.
WindowsPC Player (Germany) (Mar, 2000)
Ich geb's ja zu, ich verehre das Brettspiel seit meinen WG-Zeiten und Risiko 2 ist sicherlich die beste derzeit erhältliche Digi-Version, und damit für Fans ein schlichtes Muss. Denn die Würfelei verzichtet auf spielflusshemmenden optischen Firlefanz und lässt sich dank der mustergültigen Menüanordnung und der intuitiven Steuerung perfekt bedienen. Optisch und akustisch wird natürlich herzlich wenig geboten, die Computerintelligenz lässt zu wünschen übrig und auf die lausigen Kampfsequenzen und die drei, vier Render-Szenen ist letztlich gepfiffen. Das ist mir aber piepegal, denn viel wichtiger ist, dass das Brettspiel werksgetreu digitalisiert wurde. Originelle Spiel-Modi wie die Kampagne und der Simultan-Modus sind auf dem Brett einfach nicht drin - und sorgen hier sogar im Mehrspieler-Modus für Gaudi.
WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Mar 01, 2000)
Die zweite Umsetzung von Hasbros berühmten Brettspiel Risiko hält sich erfreulicherweise stärker an die Vorlage als die erste Version. Rundenweise gilt es, Truppen auf den insgesamt 42 Ländern zu stationieren und mit ihnen die von maximal acht Gegnern besetzten Nachbarländer zu erobern. Neben dem klassischen Spielmodus existiert ein "Simultanrisiko" genannter Modus, in dem alle Parteien gleichzeitig ziehen. Dies kann dazu führen, dass man mit großen Armeen unverteidigte Länder angreift, insgesamt muss man aber weitaus strategischer denken. Leider hat man immer noch den Eindruck, der PC würde beim Würfeln gelegentlich schummeln.
WindowsPC Joker (Mar, 2000)
Die Befehlsvergabe via Maus klappt ganz vorzüglich, der Sound ist gelungen und die Motivation bleibt dank einstellbarer Computergegner auch für Solisten im grünen Bereich. Wie gesagt: PC-Risiko ohne Risiko.
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Mar, 2000)
Der Brettspielklassiker Risiko macht auch am PC Spaß. In Risiko 2 dürfen Sie neben der klassischen Variante auch im Simultanmodus gegen bis zu acht Gegner antreten. Sonderregeln und neue Gebiete sorgen für Abwechslung.
70 (Mar 14, 2000)
Si la motivation vous prend sur ce coup-là, que vous aimez Risk, mais que vos amis ne sont pas toujours là pour jouer (ou alors vous avez peut-être pas d’amis parce que vous passez trop de temps sur votre PC), Risk 2 est idéal pour s’entraîner et jouer les Napoléon en virtuel.
WindowsPC Player (Denmark) (2000)
En professionel, digital tolkning af et af den nyere tids populæreste brætspil. Hvis man har jaget alle vennerne på flugt med sin skitzofrene lobbyisme, kan man søge trøst hos computeren.
WindowsJoystick (French) (Jun, 2000)
Au final, on retrouve bien le Risk plateau d'antan, agrémenté de nouveaux modes de jeu le modernisant. L'interface et le graphisme, soignés, en font un jeu très agréable. Mais il est difficile de jouer à un titre où les combats se déroulent automatiquement, et où la victoire est décidée par les dés.
WindowsPower Play (Mar, 2000)
Die visuelle Umsetzung der Kämpfe um die einzelnen Länder weiß zu gefallen. Infanteristen in der Anzahl der gezogenen Armeen (hier: Batallione) schießen aufeinander und fallen theatralisch um. Trotzdem gerät eine Partie schnell zur langatmigen Übung. Zuviele Mausklicks auf den „Fertig“-Button und eine im ganzen relativ umständliche Benutzerführung halten den Spaß am Welterobern bedauerlicherweise in Grenzen.
WindowsPC Gamer (Jul, 2000)
Who needs another board game that wasn't imaginatively recreated on the PC?