Chessmaster PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: May 28, 2003
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. Cheat Code Central
    100
    This is the complete package, whether you're a beginner or veteran genius this title has no equal among the consoles. The tutorials are amazing.
  2. Game Informer
    88
    This is strictly for hardcore chess players..., but I can't think of a game that can deliver the amount of depth of Chessmaster. [Sept 2003, p.109]
  3. The fact that it is the only PS2 chess game available, has online support, and is only $20 makes this a no-brainer for anyone with the slightest interest in chess and doesn’t already have another recent chess game lying around.
  4. 85
    Anyone with even a slight interest in chess owes it to themselves to check out Chessmaster. There really is no better teacher, mentor, or opponent (that's not a human, of course) out there.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. JamesA.
    Apr 26, 2005
    10
    Only problem - no zoom ... The A.I is near impossible to defeat ... I mean you have to be a very skilled (Tournament or advanced Club) player Only problem - no zoom ... The A.I is near impossible to defeat ... I mean you have to be a very skilled (Tournament or advanced Club) player in order to defeat any of the players ranked over 2500 ... very challenging - A tactician's dream. Full Review »
  2. SlaidgeA.
    Apr 26, 2005
    9
    Speaking as a tournament player - I expected to breeze through this game ... not only was I surprised by the challenge - but the overall Speaking as a tournament player - I expected to breeze through this game ... not only was I surprised by the challenge - but the overall worth of the game to an actual player was compelling. I personally love this game, so the 9 of 10 is my rating. Full Review »
  3. JabareeB.
    Jan 29, 2004
    9
    This is an excellent tutorial for chess players. It contains so much information that it will take years to learn all the techniques available.