Risk II is the official PC and online version of the classic board game.Risk II was developed by MicroProse, designed by Deep Red and published by Hasbro Interactive in 2000. The graphics and sound far surpassed previous computer versions of the board game.
Originally the MSN Gaming Zone supported free online play for Risk II, though it ceased support of the game on January 31, 2006. However, recently with death of MSN Gaming Zone, the community has moved to The WarZone! So the fans of Risk 2 have still a place to come together.
In addition to the classic board game style of play, Risk II introduced new modes including a single-player tournament and a brand new concept called SameTime, in which turns are taken simultaneously by all players. Up to eight players can play, in any combination of human and computer opponents (as long as at least one player is human). Available computer opponents are an assortment of mostly 18th and 19th century generals: Campbell, MacKenzie, Marmont, Barbacena, D'Erlon, Maransin, Solignac, Sherbrooke, Aubert, Spencer, Taupin, Freire, Vauban, Baird, Bonaparte and Wellington. Each computer opponent has a different style of attack and a different reliability in honoring alliances.