• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2007
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
Buy On
  1. PC Gamer
    85
    As a one-stop shop for an entire chess-playing and learning family, this package should last until you're all grand masters. [Apr 2008, p.64]
  2. A really great chess game. The presentation values are excellent, and it has a wonderful training mode which includes fully-voiced tutorials from Josh Waitzkin.
  3. PC PowerPlay
    80
    Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition maintains the franchise’s unassailable position as the king of chess sims. [Mar 2008, p.64]
  4. The only thing missing from this experience was an actual video of eight-year-old Josh crying at the end of the game. I would have paid a lot of money to see that.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 28
  2. Negative: 6 out of 28
  1. Feb 7, 2014
    7
    The chess knowledge contained within the Academy is fantastic, with great commentary and interaction. As a beginner in chess this game greatlyThe chess knowledge contained within the Academy is fantastic, with great commentary and interaction. As a beginner in chess this game greatly expanded my knowledge of strategy/tactics in the openings, middle game, and end game. However, the application itself is clunky and unintuitive. The menus are not the easiest to navigate and the 3D graphics are quite poor, even by 2007 standards. Full Review »
  2. JamesW
    Dec 24, 2009
    10
    Great piece of chess programming- can serve all your chess needs right up to master level! The academy is excellent as well, many useful tips Great piece of chess programming- can serve all your chess needs right up to master level! The academy is excellent as well, many useful tips for practical improvement (although the tests are a little hard- it estimates a 2200 player rated less than 1800 points!) Full Review »
  3. Malic
    Apr 9, 2009
    9
    One of the best Chess games ever made. Easily worth the price tag in my book.