• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2004
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. A top quality game that did not short the consumers or insult the seasoned players by dumping a low-end game for the sake of having a chess game for the Xbox. It's a joy to play, and keeps me wanting to come back for more.
  2. Chessmaster presents an unparalleled chess experience. Though Xbox Live compatible, you will rarely ever find anyone online at all.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. TigranP.
    Feb 22, 2005
    8
    Chessmaster has always been a decent series of games, and this console port upholds the general good quality. This game is pretty good for somone just to sit down and play, and enjoy, but for anyone who wishes to be serious about chess, this ins't a great chess at all wahtsoever. I'd reccomend a copy of Fritz with Chessbase to vastly improve one's skil by going over games. Full Review »
  2. FrancsoisF.
    Dec 29, 2004
    9
    A brilliant game. The chess lessons included are vast and helpfull. good online module.
  3. BlueFalcon
    Dec 20, 2004
    9
    This is a dream game for anyone interested in chess. I would have given it a 10 if the ai didn't take unrealistic amounts of time to move. Sometimes their moves are instant, and other times they take seriously long times for simple moves. Full Review »