User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16

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  1. Jul 23, 2012
    9
    An inexpensive, visually beautiful chess game to play on your handheld with the inclusion of pass and play, allowing your friends to join in. The lack of online multiplayer is the reason it is not given a perfect score, however as far as chess games go, this is by far the best alternative for fans wanting to play it on the go.
  2. Jun 15, 2012
    10
    This is an excellent and beautifully presented chess game. The game does feature local pass-and-play multiplayer, some reviews have stated that this is not the case. That is wrong.
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63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

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  1. It's not bad. [July 2012, p.115]
  2. Jun 2, 2012
    55
    Developer VooFoo Studios seems to have lost sight of what makes chess special – playing with other people seamlessly – and this sad fact detracts from Pure Chess significantly.
  3. May 7, 2012
    60
    Pure Chess's basic game and artificial intelligence are appropriate for beginners and experts alike, with many tutorials and challenges to keep single players busy. However, the lack of multiplayer outside of the crawling message play hurts a game that is, by its very nature, a two player game, and it isn't aided by flow-breaking input problems.