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Risk [Old Version]

by Encore Software
Windows Vista / XP
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000SQN0KI
  • Item model number: 14260
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,292 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Product Description

NOW IN ITS 50th YEAR, Finally A NEW VERSION OF RISK IS HERE! You're battling to conquer the world. To win, you must launch attacks and defend yourself on all sides. The dangers are great but so are the rewards. You have to take RISK! Features: -Play RISK Anytime with New Faster Gameplay Action -Two Game Variants including Random Deal and Territory Grab -Clever New Voiceovers add humor and increase replayability -Save a Game in Progress -Use Automatic Dice Mode to further speed up the action -Play against up to 5 Computer Opponents

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars '95 computer version better January 27, 2008
By D. Ring
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I am the biggest Risk fan out there, and the original Risk version is my favorite computer game, which I play constantly. A few years ago, they released Risk II which ultimately lost all that was good about the original game. It seems they decided to start over, and came out with a new version of Risk I, which seems promising, but is also ultimately disappointing. I am not sure why they took such a big step back from the '95 release with this 'update'. But there are a few things that I really like about it:

-The game has an ongoing voice-over/commentary that sounds like Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) and which adds a great deal of fun. It is the best new feature. Unfortunately, the commentary is very limited, so you repeatedly hear the same comments over and over and over and over again. In the next release, I hope they expand the dialogue library.

-The game lets you choose which generals you play against, and each general (allegedly) fights differently. Unfortunately, in practice, they don't. The computer AI in the '95 was DRAMATICALLY more intelligent than this version, even if I selected the most brilliant generals. In fact, I think it is impossible to lose a game in this version. the '95 version, on some maps, like North America, it was extremely challenging to ever win.


-The AI is really dumb and it is impossible to lose.

-They give you only one map you can play off of. The '95 version had 5 maps to choose from. Let's hope they come out with an expansion pack.

-You cannot view what card you were given at the end of your battle until the start of your next turn. The '95 version didn't have this restriction.

-You are forced to play with the ever-increasing point format to the cards.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Limited Challenge December 28, 2007
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
For folks that grew up on the basic game, this is a fun way to revisit the past. Unfortunately the computer opponents do not provide enough of a challenge to keep a person coming back. Overall, I prefer the 1996 release of the game with enhancements (multiple maps, terrain, and objectives) that offer variety and increasing challenges. I'm puzzled by the step back?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Risk This version of Risk will be fine for a person who has never played before and wants to learn the game. It will allow a beginner to win often. For persons who know how to play the game and are familiar with its basic strategy, this game will not be much fun. The AI is weak and leaves computer players wide open for easy conquest. AI players make too many playing errors i.e. not attacking a conquered continent aggressively or not attacking when their forces are built up enough. The previous versions played the game better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Even dumber than Risk II June 16, 2011
I hate to say this, but you can actually have some fun with this game--even with its massive defects--by deliberately stacking the deck against yourself. Still there are times when this dumbed down version is so profoundly frustrating that you will wish the people responsible would be led into a vacant, sound-proofed building and severely punished.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I give you a 5 star rating. May 15, 2013
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I'm very pleased with this seller and my product. It arrived on time and it is in excellent condition. i would and have told everyone about this seller and the product. I give you a 5 star rating. Satisfied costumer, Carol from Arizona
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This version of Risk is dumbed-down when compared to Risk and Risk II from the '90's, that is true. There's not much in the way of options.

However, as a faithful version of the board game it is good enough. The graphics and presentation are quite nice. The real upshot is that it runs on Vista and runs without the CD which works well for my lap top. (Risk II does this as well, but it is a little more complicated to run it on Vista.)

If you are looking for a fun time-waster on a flight, pick this up. If you are playing Risk on a desktop PC, I'd say pick up the older, more robust versions.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bad Code February 11, 2013
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This game is not what I was used to with the board game. You are able to move armies to countries you own that are not adjacent to to one moving from. You also cannot turn in cards when you have a match after you defeat another opponent unless you have 5 cards or more. The delay in the notification screens is tiresome, it would be nice to have a mouse click option to make it go faster, or options in the menu to accomplish this. Should have a pause button to be able to get out of the game without closing it and another option to allow a second game with the same setup that the first had.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Risk January 6, 2011
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This game is pretty simple. I have bought several other versions of computer Risk over the years. Unfortunately many of them don't play well on the newer operating systems. It can be played very quickly with some of the options, so I am playing it more frequently than the other versions that still work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I used to play this all the time on MSN ...
I used to play this all the time on MSN Games, but they discontinued it so I was thrilled to find this.
Published 6 months ago by Colene Cobb
4.0 out of 5 stars A great, traditional game.
This functioned on all computers and I got a lot of play out of it. Very good.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A living classic computer strategey game
Installs easily and provides hundreds of hours of competition which has many variables allowing the user to make changes and constantly providing challenges.
Published 13 months ago by C. Allen Neighorn
2.0 out of 5 stars Buy a newer version
I had a newer version before and this older version is not nearly as much fun! I don't recommend this version.
Published 15 months ago by Frederick A.
2.0 out of 5 stars not a good version
The original hasbro version is so much better this one has few choices for customizing the game, for instance it only does increasing sets not fixed sets, you cant choose. Read more
Published 24 months ago by robert lavigne
3.0 out of 5 stars Still Fun
Not very challenging as I win about 98% of the time against the computer opponents. I still wind up playing it almost evry day.
Published on May 15, 2013 by Keith in Silverdale
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
This is not quite the version i was looking for, but it is so close it doesn't matter. I love it. I play it almost daily and it presents a new game and new challenges each time.
Published on March 12, 2013 by Sandra Ryan
1.0 out of 5 stars Risk Gamers
The Risk game I ordered was expected to be the org. old version ( Windows95/XP) instead I recievced the windows XP/Vista edition not the Real Risk Game !!
Published on March 6, 2013 by Jeff Kitzerow
4.0 out of 5 stars Game of Risk
Been a Risk fan for a while. This game plays Risk correctly. Graphics are nice too. I was worried about an older game on Windows 7 OS, but it works seamlessly.
Published on December 15, 2012 by David Castell
3.0 out of 5 stars risk is timeless
it's a classic game. the newer versions are much funner, but this one reminds me ofmy younger years when i play it.
Published on December 4, 2012 by Josef
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