Risk Godstorm uses the basic combat elements of classic Risk but alters many other elements. The game is played on an ancient map of the world that focuses on Europe and Northern Africa. Atlantis is also present and highly desirable however a chaotic event can see the fabled city sink into oblivion, taking all the forces present there with it.
Set in the not-so-distant future, battles are now fought by machines of destruction. Human commanders still lead these mechanized troops, but these commanders each have special powers and abilities. Although much has been added, the basic flavor of the game is still Risk.