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Chessmaster 9000 (PC)

Chessmaster 9000 (PC)
alaScore 77

30 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Chessmaster 9000 (PC). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PC Games for all reviews. Views about the action and reliability are overall positive. The gameplay and usability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the price.

graphics, usability, gameplay, reliability, action

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Chessmaster 9000 (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Chessmaster 9000 (PC) from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games on People are impressed by the graphics and action. The reliability and gameplay are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the price.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Matthew P. Graven (

Chessmaster 9000

Dec, 2002

Expert review by: Ehab Ali (

Chessmaster 9000 - PC review at Thunderbolt Games


Looking for a chess game? Look no further. Chessmaster 9000 is the best to date.

Apr, 2003


Expert review by: Kevin Rice (

Chessmaster 9000, The


There's not much competition, but the best chess game out there continues to improve over time.

Ample tutoring and training modes; tons of chess sets; decent graphics; exceptional amount of difficulty levels

Some training is repetitive/inaccurate; some boards don't scale to screen resolution

Oct, 2002

Expert review by: T.J. Deci (

Chessmaster: 10th Edition


Following the many earlier popular releases in the Chessmaster series, this tenth edition boasts an even greater emphasis on helping gamers to become better chess players. The game's new version of the

Consumer review by: ddezarov (

UbiSoft Chessmaster 9000


I have played a few computer chess games, and have found Chessmaster to be the best on the market. It has been consistently a solid, advanced PC chess game. With all of the personalities to choose from, it makes play feel like you're playing a real...

Excellent graphics, great tutorials, TCP/IP direct play, and many more!

None that I can think of.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: plattyaj (

UbiSoft Chessmaster 9000


Although I've only owned ChessMaster 9000 for a day, I have owned previous versions for many years. I would still use ChessMaster 6000 today if it worked with Windows XP. At the time of writing this, ChessMaster 10th Edition has just come out and the...

Very strong engine ; great teaching aids ; fun "kid's" room ; highly customizable interface ; varied personalities

Poor chess boards ; non-intuitive behavior in some screens

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: tomatosaucey (

UbiSoft Chessmaster 9000


I bought this chess program for my eleven year old for Christmas. It is his first chess program. He was able to install it himself. At times, he was overloaded with info. Too many things going on at once for the beginner. But it is a program he can...

Level of competition has a wide range. Good graphics, many chess sets to choose from. Easy to install.

Rather complicatied for my 11 year old

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: whzhu (

UbiSoft Chessmaster 9000


I tried to find a chess product. This Chessmaster 9000 may be the best I am currently thinking. It is hard to write a review because I am not a writer and I still need some time to feel about the product. Hope you will enjoy playing like me. My son and...

really good for kids and adults' playing

big software.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: JacquesCAL (

UbiSoft Chessmaster 9000


This program will surely make one a better player and it's fun too! The price is quite low for such a powerful program.There is a competitor program that is called Hoyle Majestic Chess that has an adventure theme. But, I have not seen it yet so I can't...

Very strong game. Option for 2D and 3D boards good, teaching lessons excellent, and suggestions for moves good. Excellent program for beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

Perhaps none. With only 3 days using it, I probably don't know enough to make an intelligient comment here. Give me a month or so and I will update.

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: ttrocano (

UbiSoft Chessmaster 9000


I played chess quite a bit years ago and have just recently picked it up again. I found there were tutorials and excersises that were beneficial for beginners through advanced players. The software is well organized and easy to navigate. It can take...

Options and ease of use. Tutorials and competition for all levels of play.

It can be difficult to get the game set up the way you want it but this is not a major obstacle

Nov, 2001

Product Specifications

Featuring challenging gameplay with unrivaled personal instruction and chess resource material to elevate your game, Chessmaster 9000 is a teacher, mentor and ultimate opponent that provides countless hours of interactive competition and fun. Beginners as well as seasoned chess players can enjoy the many features and stimulating competition that have made Chessmaster the world's most popular chess program.


Elements:Miscellaneous - board games
ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)
PEGI Rating:3+


Manufacturer:Feral Interactive
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Chessmaster 9000


Package Type:Retail


Distribution Media:DVD-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:Apple MacOS X 10.2