Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. I may not be the greatest RISK: Factions player out there but it will definitely get my vote later this year when the time to choose our favorite downloadable games of the 2010.
  2. It's definitely fun to play with others, as the only real issues I have with the game is that the AI difficulty is a little lame, but the campaign is still worth a run through if only to unlock the additional maps and see the new objectives put to work.
  3. Much to my delight, Stainless didn't do just a one-to-one translation of the board game to your television. Clearly a lot of time was put into making sure Factions not only overflowed with personality, but was also able to capture the interest of new players. I can't recommend this game enough, especially at such an affordable price.
  4. A competently designed, if not elementary strategy title that brings a lot of new ideas to a remarkably aged franchise without utterly breaking the established rules in a way that would alienate lifelong players or chase off recruits who are still a bit green.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Dec 6, 2012
    4
    Well, I've been playing Risk Factions on my xbox since 2010. I absolutely love the game. It is addictive and I would gladly rate it a 10 ifWell, I've been playing Risk Factions on my xbox since 2010. I absolutely love the game. It is addictive and I would gladly rate it a 10 if the developers could have produced a solid game. There are just a few issues with the game freezing during online ranked matches. These issues have been voiced to EA for almost three years without a single patch. Every other game I can think of will occasionally have an update that needs to be installed prior to online game play. I've been waiting since 2010 for EA to at least try to address this issue, or update the game at least once. Customer support forums on EA website were flooded with solid customer feedback regarding issues encountered by all users. EA locked the threads and removed them from thier site. If you are thinking of purchasing an EA game, I would suggest that you make sure its going to be a very popular game before investing your hard earned dollars with a company that wont invest in their own games unless they make millions in revenue. This game could be an easy 10 with a simple patch. Full Review »
  2. Aug 26, 2011
    6
    Campaign mode is too short and multiplayer is the only way to continue playing it because it would become boring playing with IA after fewCampaign mode is too short and multiplayer is the only way to continue playing it because it would become boring playing with IA after few matches. I also think IA is too weak. 6 is the maximum vote I can give, nice game anyway Full Review »
  3. May 27, 2011
    5
    This is a fun game with nice graphics, by far the best out of any Risk game, and some nice improvements for most Risk fans. It's worth the lowThis is a fun game with nice graphics, by far the best out of any Risk game, and some nice improvements for most Risk fans. It's worth the low price unless you are colour-blind. I find it impossible to distinguish between the green and yellow colours. I've also had problems with colours in other EA games, namely NHL when you're on the same team as a friend. It shouldn't be so difficult for EA to choose 5 colour-blind friendly colours when up to 10% of players are colour-blind. Full Review »