Review by Psycho Penguin

"Come on, admit it, you bought a Playstation to play Chessmaster 2!!"

Ahh, chess. While the board game is very fun to play and requires lots of startegy to play (unless you're playing my friends). But video game versions have been far from capturing the same feeling of chess that the board game conceals. So what you may ask, about Chessmaster 2? Well, its pretty good, and about the best chess game out there for a console.

GRAPHICS 5/10
Oh, its this chess board and these chess pieces on it and stuff.. seriously, the backgrounds aren't very interactive and are far too boring for my tastes. The flat board itself leaves much to be desired, as well.

CONTROL 10/10
Its a fraking chess game for crying out loud!! How can it have bad control?

GAMEPLAY 7/10
Okay... you're this character who has to go around beating people in chess and stuff. I am not going to teach you how to play chess if you've never played it, though. There are lots of modes to choose from, making it a dream for all you chess fanatics out there!!

FUN FACTOR 6/10
Hehehe, its a chess game. Chess fantatics will love it, chess haters will.. well, they'll hate it.


Reviewer's Score: 7/10 | Originally Posted: 11/01/99, Updated 07/16/01


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