Chessmaster LIVE - Xbox Live Arcade review

Live out your closet desire to join the chess club

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All in all, the game is very user-friendly. And the A.I. opponents you can choose from in the single-player game all have different personalities. Some will play defensively and shrewdly, while others go on the offensive immediately, often making ballsy - if stupid - moves.

Of course, you can play the game with another person both on one console or over Xbox Live. Rounding out the package is a puzzle mode that offers more advanced chess players creative, game-related challenges.

Chessmaster Live doesn’t look like much. But it delivers exactly what it promises, and there’s not really much to complain about because of it.

Feb 5, 2008

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DescriptionIt's everything you love about classic chess without your little brother throwing the board and one of the most user-friendly chess programs we've ever seen.
Platform"Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)