• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Aug 12, 2004

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Probably as comprehensive as a chess game can possibly get. The only downside is that even though the menu system is much easier than some of the previous Chessmaster games, it still requires some getting used to.
  2. It is also extremely demanding on your PC, and will downright frustrate a laptop user for the constant processor usage and potential heat issues. Otherwise, it is a lush game with extras (look at the Fun Area-- made mostly for kids) that keep it fresh.
  3. 84
    While we can say that Chessmaster 10th Edition is the best chess game in town, it simply doesn't add enough over any of the last two versions to make it a necessary upgrade.
  4. As complete a chess package as you could want, although it's missing a few friendly touches. [Oct 2004, p.88]
  5. The extensive training tools will drastically improve the game of any lower-level player who is willing to learn.
  6. I thoroughly enjoyed Chessmaster 10th Edition. Whether or not you'll want to pick it up depends on several factors. The most important is, if you already have a version that works just fine on Windows 2000 or XP, and the learning tools are still working for you, you'll probably take a pass on this one.
  7. The tidier interface is certainly welcome. [June 2006, p.97]
  8. Isn't the perfect program for hardcore chess aficionados. However, if you're looking for a good chess program that's packed with a plethora of features and all the bells and whistles, you'll be very happy with Chessmaster 10th Edition.
  9. 77
    This truly is worth every single penny. As a novice to chess myself, there was a variety of tools and features that I'm sure will enable me to enhance my chess skills.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. JimM.
    Aug 26, 2007
    I had read online that CM 10th edition had glitches was wasn't running well. I still wanted to try it and figured that my new top of the line laptop should run it just fine once I downloaded the patches from UBI's website. Well...bad news, it's not working and nothing I've tried to do so far has gotten it going. In 2007, that's unacceptable from a company that's been around for so long. Full Review »
  2. RudyS.
    Feb 25, 2005
    I don't like Chessmaster 10th Edition so much. You can buy Fritz 8 Deluxe for the same price and it is better in every aspect. And the online play that comes with Chessmatster is a disaster. It is a hassle to get in and there is just nobody playing. With Fritz 8 Deluxe you get a year of free membership to Playchess.com and that is the largest chess server in the world! Full Review »
  3. Chester
    Nov 4, 2004
    Chessmaster still pales in comparison to the Fritz Chess Engine .. Do yourself a favor - save your money and wait for Fritz 8 Deluxe.