Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. May 23, 2011
    81
    Thanks to the Fritz!-Algorythm every round is challenging, as the AI doesn't do big mistakes. With many extras like the puzzles Battle VS Chess is a nice game for friends of the game of kings. For beginners this could be a tough nut though - for them the "undo" option is essential. Still - if you like chess, this sure is an interesting title for you.
  2. Sep 4, 2012
    80
    Is your old Chess board missing hand-to-hand combat? Check vs. Mate has you covered.
  3. Jun 1, 2011
    75
    Battle vs. Chess is probably the most extensive chess game out there. There are a ton of modes and the animations of the fighting chess pieces are very nice. It's just a shame that the camera is positioned poorly and there really aren't that many people playing online.
  4. Sep 4, 2012
    70
    Check vs. Mate is a good game to check out if you enjoy playing combat/strategic style games that make you think and leave you upset when the computer beats you.
  5. Nov 14, 2012
    40
    Check vs. Mate could have been very good if the developers hadn't been lazy with character animations, or if someone had taken the time to write a legitimate story.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 29, 2012
    8
    Puts a little twist on general chess. Is it worth your money? Yes. But it isn't worth your time, unless you are specifically looking for a chess game to play with friends. While other modes are fun and all, it won't keep you coming back. Full Review »
  2. Feb 13, 2014
    10
    I am surprised of how much I liked this game. Probably the most innovative chess game out there and quickly drew me into the chess world. Definitely worth the price you pay. Full Review »