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Chessmaster 8000 (PC)

Chessmaster 8000 (PC)
alaScore 75

15 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Chessmaster 8000 (PC). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PC Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the size. There are some negative views about the reliability.

usability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Chessmaster 8000 (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Chessmaster 8000 (PC) from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The usability is also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability. Comments are divided on the size.

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Chessmaster 8000 | The Chessmaster 8000 (2000) on PC


If you thought Chessmaster 7000 was good, be prepared to be stunned. CHESSMASTER 8000 improves on this proud tradition with several new and improved features. The chess engine has been revamped, making it the most powerful available yet for the PC in...

Dec, 2000

Expert review by: Fwiffo (

Chessmaster 9000


It becomes clear that a system, a habit or a routine is in place whencritiques of the perennial Chessmaster always begin with a fewdiatribes. How do we justify the purchase of a fully priced Chessmasterthis year compared to the previous edition? Then...

I played Chessmaster when it was at 2000 on the Commodore 64. Back then, companies and products were named 2000 to give a near futuristic feel. Nowadays, 2000 sounds a little corny and out of date. Chessmaster pegs itself at 9000 but it's not so far...


Expert review by: Michael L. House (

Chessmaster 9000


Continuing the definitive series that began in 1986 with the first Software Toolworks, Inc. Chessmaster release for MS-DOS and Atari ST, Ubi Soft Entertainment takes over the development reigns with Chessmaster 9000. With more than a decade and a half of

Product Specifications

Selling over four million copies and winning numerous awards would be enough for most software programs. But since its launch over a decade ago, the Chessmaster series has remained the most dominant franchise in the history of chess software. The new Chessmaster 8000 follows in the footsteps of its highly successful predecessors, with a whole bundle of new advanced features. Its revamped chess engine is the most powerful engine available on a personal computer, playing at grandmaster level at its top strength, while stunning new chess sets in new 16-bit graphics please the eye. The game includes an entire endgame course by International Master Josh Waitzkin. Using examples drawn from Josh's own tournament games, it's the equivalent of several books on the subject - and a lot more fun besides! The exclusive "Match the Masters" feature by noted chess author and teacher, Bruce Pandolfini, adds excitement and a new level of gameplay, and with an improved interface, new animated cursors and the new Natural Language Advice specially aimed at kids, the game has a new appeal for the younger audience.


Elements:Miscellaneous - board games


Manufacturer:The Learning Company
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Chessmaster


Package Type:Retail


Distribution Media:CD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:PC
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows NT