• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Aug 31, 2002

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. The details are staggering - if you want any possible path into the world of chess, this is your definitive portal.
  2. From the standpoint of a tutorial alone I believe this game is worth the price of admission.
  3. 88
    While there are a few small issues with the game, you're not going to find a better chess player -- or tutor -- on the market. Add to that all the options you're given, and Chessmaster 9000 is the perfect product for new players and veterans alike.
  4. 82
    The best chess game currently available on the PC. But the improvements over previous versions are incremental rather than revolutionary.
  5. Having Josh walk you through his thought process was amazing for a player like myself. That was truly enriching.
  6. Features a bundle of high points to turn any casual player of chess into a pro.
  7. It clearly remains the best chess game on the market, bar none...With few new features, though, where's the series heading? [Dec 2002, p.104]
  8. No other product delivers the ease of use and instructional value of Chessmaster 9000.
  9. I consider myself at least a competent player, but even on the lower difficulty levels I felt overmatched. [Dec 2002, p.130]
  10. It's biggest strength is its tutorial and teaching ability. The sheer knowledge of chess that can be gained by moving through the tutorials or by simply playing against the computer is amazing.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jun 9, 2004
    The computer is the true chess expert... not me.
  2. JoannisR.
    Dec 12, 2002