[edit] Background

Chessmaster for the PS2 brings a grandmaster-strength engine, the strongest ever in a console product, to the PS2 console.With opponents of every skill level from beginner to grandmaster, anyone can find a challenge that matches their abilities, or inspiration to become a master.

[edit] Gameplay

Along with the most powerful chess engine available on the console, Chessmaster also includes features just for fun. For example, 3D Battlefield Chess sets will recreate the atmosphere of a fantasy battle played on checkered battlefield. View special 3D chess pieces as they attack each other at each move.

Feel like you are playing chess in a dynamic environment, see "news" of your chess opponent or info of your scheduled tournament appear as a short message from the newspaper and see chess personalities change over time. Take your chess playing skills to the next level or just have fun playing chess.

[edit] Features


  • Take your skills to a new level with a variety of different chess modes[/li]
  • Test your skills on the field of battle with Battlefield Chess -- 3D animated pieces recreate fantasy battle on a chess board[/li]
  • Take on more challenging human opponents by going online and playing in tournaments[/li]
  • Learn strategy and playing tips from Josh Waitzkin and watch your game improve[/li]
  • Unmatched chess engine for challenging & instructive gameplay, whatever level of ability you possess![/li]


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Amazing chess game Chessmaster
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May 22, 04 11:51am

Still a great game, if you purchase it, buy the online adapter and check out...

May 21, 04 9:00pm

I think this game is fantastic, it was beyond affordable, and you get a lot for your...

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Sep 1, 2003 (Xbox)
    • Mar 4, 2003 (PS2)
    • Aug 27, 2002 (GBA)
    • Mar 1, 1999 (GBC)
    • September 1991 (SNES)
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