Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. 45
    Are most casual gamers willing to pay 400 Microsoft Points (US$5) for Chess and Checkers? Probably not.
  2. 45
    Unfortunately with average presentation and a distinct lack of options the game is only really recommended to those who thrive on the idea of playing chess via the Xbox 360.
  3. The inconsistent AI vacillates between being way too easy to soundly beating me — sometimes while playing the same board game!
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    30
    Advanced video chat...and same old games. [Oct 2007, p.96]
User Score
3.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Daniel
    Oct 21, 2007
    2
    Only buy this to play chess with a friend online or are a hardcore competitive chess player and have to play it on Xbox Live. The game is Only buy this to play chess with a friend online or are a hardcore competitive chess player and have to play it on Xbox Live. The game is very bare bones. It doesn't have features you would expect it to have. There Full Review »
  2. MatC.
    Aug 22, 2007
    3
    Flat out, this should have been a free release. Chess? OK, there are 1000 features that are in every other chess game, but this is just as Flat out, this should have been a free release. Chess? OK, there are 1000 features that are in every other chess game, but this is just as basic a game as it gets. Same with checkers. The rest is fluff. The reality is that the CPU is blindingly simple, and the game lacks any reason to pay for it. Full Review »
  3. Aaace5
    Aug 4, 2007
    7
    It's pretty clear that when you make this purchase, you are buying chess and checkers - with two bonus games added to make the package It's pretty clear that when you make this purchase, you are buying chess and checkers - with two bonus games added to make the package look better! I only play chess and checkers, and don't have a clue what the other games are even about, nor do I care! These games are good as is... but it helps if you play against someone you know. The games are too simple to judge these games by any technical standards. If you like chess and checkers and want to try two extra games this is a good deal. Just don't expect this package to have alot of flash like most other XBLA games... it's about as plain as hardwood spades! Full Review »