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  • Summary: While it does have some new features and still plays well, it actually falls short of its two predecessors in the important area of multiplayer support.
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  1. There is no better chess game out there, and any improvement beyond this is moot.
  2. If you are simply not into chess, this package isn't going to turn you around, but if you want a sage tome that can rest comfortably on your hard drive for years, this is probably it.
  3. A marvelous learning program that challenges players to think, reason, and plan ahead. The program has a terrific options package, solid graphics and sound. This is the program that you will want if you play chess or ever wanted to learn.
  4. Chess can be intimidating for some people, and the makers of Chessmaster 8000 make it easy for everyone to enjoy the game.
  5. With Chessmaster 8000, Mattel Interactive doesn't necessarily reinvent its classic series, but it further refines what is already the most comprehensive chess title on the market.
  6. Despite some blemishes, it's still the PC's best chess offering. [Apr 2001, p.78]
  7. It's still the best mass market chess game you can buy at your local software shop, but with a few bugs squashed and the fuller featured online features of last years' version revived, it could be a much better program.

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