• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 28, 2006
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. The complete lack of an online community makes half of the reason to even pickup the game worthless, leaving single-player and ad-hoc multiplayer modes, which are futile when you have a computer or chessboard on hand.
  2. 40
    If you love to play hours of chess against an opponent who is often much better than you are, then this game could be for you. However, be aware you will have to stomach a terrible storyline in order to play the single player game.
  3. The stylistic, themed pieces (aquatic, chaos, etc.) all look the same unless you squint, and the lacklustre animations have no purpose other than slowing down play. [Apr 2007, p.118]
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. BillK.
    Feb 7, 2007
    5
    Could've been good. One problem is if you play black, you can't flip the "classic" board, only the 3D ones, so black is on top. But Could've been good. One problem is if you play black, you can't flip the "classic" board, only the 3D ones, so black is on top. But the biggest problem is the difficulty. I'm OK at chess...can barely beat the easiest levels in Chessmaster. But with this I can handily beat 3 out of the 4 difficulty levels. ONLY 4 settings is another problem. Apart from that its so disappointing that there is nothing to help you get better. No tutorials, no chess school. Nothing. I have two Gameboy Advance chess games that have more features than this, and I think that's more important than how pretty it looks. Really hoping they release Chessmaster for PSP! Full Review »