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Risk: Urban Assault

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Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 1, 2016
Xbox OneAug 1, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Publisher: Ubisoft

Genres: Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy

Lead your troops to victory with Risk Urban Assault! In a post-apocalyptic world, rally your armies and march across some of the most famous cities around the globe. From Shanghai to New York, be cunning and play strategically to defeat driven opponents. Use diplomacy, build facilities or take advantage of your commanders’ special abilities, you now have smart new ways to establish your domination! Fight until all cities are yours!

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RISK: Urban Assault adapts the board game to the consoles so that we can enjoy it playing it with friends. However, if you play alone, you will find that the AI is terrible in this game..

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Risk: Urban Assault, while flawed and bare-bones, has renewed my interest in Risk. Risk’s biggest issue, pacing, is only half-solved in Urban Assault with the “Fast AI” system. Most Disappointingly though, it lacks any semblance of a campaign

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Risk: Urban Assault is a decent game wrapped in a terrible package disrespectful of the player and their time. It throws pointless animations, cutscenes and bloat into a board game that is already well known for being a soul sucking grind. If this was just a board game I’d begrudgingly recommend it to people who really like Risk but as a video game I find it hard to recommend to anybody.

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Ubisoft has done everything it can to dress Urban Assault up and give fans a reason to dip again, even if they already own vanilla Risk on their PlayStation 4s. The game itself is a quality take on the board game. It’s just unfortunate that there is such structural issues with Risk itself that it’s rapidly losing relevance, even in the board game scene. I would like to see Ubisoft turn its development skills here to give us a really killer console adaptation of Catan, or Agricola, or Ticket to Ride, or similar.

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