• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Nov 5, 2003
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Plays like the board game, but with whizbang 3D graphics that portray soldiers in battle whenever a player makes an attack. [Oct 2003, p.126]
  2. The visuals are pleasing enough without being obtrusive. [Oct 2003, p.71]
  3. A solid board game conversion.
  4. The simple play dynamic of placing armies, rolling die, and attacking neighboring territories remains intact, but with a few nice extras like Mission Risk, Capital Risk, and a load of customizable game options. Is it fun? You bet. [Oct 2003, p.123]
  5. Although the time in between turns alone may push modern gamers' patience past the breaking point, Risk: Global Domination stays true to its heritage and the enhanced online capabilities will go a long way towards maintaining players' interest.
  6. Ultimately, it's just Risk with a bare minimum of flashy animation. Obviously it's a faster game than a board-based one to entice you into purchasing, but there are no striking new modes that utilize the console setting. A competent, convenient interpretation that doesn't do enough to banish the board game to a jumble sale.
  7. Facing friends is better, but even with the fancy animation and sound effects, why not just clear the kitchen table and play the original? [Nov 2003, p.178]
  8. Visually, there may not be much to get excited about, but it is efficient and works as an introduction to the intricacies of the game for newcomers.
  9. 28
    There is absolutely no advantage to playing this game since even the single-player game is an eye-gouging, horribly monotonous experience.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. RossK.
    Aug 26, 2008
    9
    This severely underrated game deserves a lot more praise than it has received. This is a PERFECT representation of the original board gameThis severely underrated game deserves a lot more praise than it has received. This is a PERFECT representation of the original board game onto a video game console, with many extra features to make the somewhat monotonous original transform into a respectable single or multiplayer game. Detractors of the board game will find little in this title to like, but fans of Risk will be overjoyed by this adaptation. Full Review »
  2. TysonM.
    Aug 20, 2004
    10
    Its a fun game to play if you have to do something in spurts because soon as your turn is done you can do something else while the computer Its a fun game to play if you have to do something in spurts because soon as your turn is done you can do something else while the computer is making its moves. (Check options for "fast defend") Full Review »
  3. Mr.crazyface
    Apr 29, 2004
    10
    The bomb.