This is a list of the best chess games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated chess games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest chess games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these chess games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging chess games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new chess games.
List games range from Chessmaster to Battle Chess.This list answers the questions, "What are the best chess games?" and "What is the greatest chess game of all time?"
Chessaria: The Tactical Adventure2018
Developer: Pixel Wizards
Chessaria delivers for the first time ever, classic Chess combat backed with epic fantasy quests. Challenge your tactical skills as you battle for Chessaria's destiny.
Developer: Interplay EntertainmentBattle Chess is a video game version of chess in which the chess pieces come to life and battle one another when capturing. It was originally developed and released by Interplay Entertainment for the... more
- 3126Chess Crusade is a video game of the board game genre developed in 2008 by Slam Games. Chess Crusade follows the game of chess featuring animations between chess pieces, as these medieval themed... more
Battle vs Chess
An interesting strategy chess video game in which there are various different variations of the popular board game, Chess! There is one variation where you will play pure chess and in the other you actually have to battle.
Clock Chess '891989
Developer: Chris Whittington
Developer: Krisalis SoftwareLego Chess is a computer chess simulation game using Lego Minifigs for the pieces.... more
Developer: Titus Interactive SAVirtual Kasparov is a chess video game released by Titus Software for the PlayStation and Game Boy Advance. Game can be played against beginners, novices, champions, or personality players. Games... more
Developer: Titus Interactive SAVirtual Chess 64 is a chess simulation game for the Nintendo 64. It was first released in 1998. It was also considered to be very difficult. The game featured no true "completion" in the form of a... more
Medieval Kings Chess II2005
Developer: MagmicMedieval Kings Chess II is a networked multiplayer chess game developed and published by Magmic Games primarily for mobile devices. This game was originally released in 2005 for BlackBerry, but has... more
FritzFritz is a German chess program developed by Gyula Horváth and published by ChessBase. Versions prior to 14 were written by Frans Morsch and Mathias Feist. The latest version of the consumer product... more
Developer: AppleChess is a chess game for OS X, and its progenitor, OPENSTEP, featuring a high-quality graphical display and support for chess variants such as crazyhouse and suicide chess. Also included are... more
Developer: Ubisoft, Ubisoft RomaniaChessmaster is a chess-playing computer game series which is now owned and developed by Ubisoft. It is the best-selling chess franchise in history, with more than five million units sold as of 2002.... more
Developer: Chris Thornton
Developer: Sierra EntertainmentPower Chess is a chess-playing video game originally released in September 1996 by Sierra Entertainment for the Microsoft Windows 95 operating system. Later revisions of the software were released as... more
Developer: Nintendo, Nintendo Software TechnologyWii Chess is a chess video game for the Wii console. It was developed by Nintendo and was released on January 18, 2008 in Europe as a budget-priced retail title. Under the name Tsūshin Taikyoku:... more
Developer: Presage SoftwareChess Mates is a computer software program, released in 1996, designed to teach the basics of Chess. Combining humor and cartoon animation, it was marketed as an easy way for children to learn the... more
Developer: The Learning CompanyKasparov Chessmate is a chess-playing computer program by The Learning Company for which Garry Kasparov is co-credited as game designer. Kasparov also makes an appearance as the last computer profile... more
Developer: TelegamesThe Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge is a 2-D, 3-D, Chess game by Telegames. You can either play one player vs the game engine or two players. The game engine uses the experience of the Fidelity... more
- 1140Chess Titans is a chess video game developed by Oberon Games and included in Windows Vista and Windows 7 Home Premium, Business/Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. Chess Titans was removed in... more
Developer: Leviathan Games, KonamiOnline Chess Kingdoms is a chess simulation game for the PlayStation Portable released by Konami in 2006 in North America and 2007 in Europe. Online Chess Kingdoms was the first chess game released... more
1K ZX Chess19831K ZX Chess is a 1982 chess-playing computer program for the unexpanded Sinclair ZX81.... more
ChessVChessV is a free computer program designed to play a large number of chess variants. ChessV is an open-source, universal chess variant program with a graphical user-interface, sophisticated AI,... more