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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?"

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Chessmaster is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Chessmaster 2004 Chessmaster 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

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Battle Chess is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Battle Chess 1988 Battle 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 ...more

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Kasparov Chessmate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Kasparov Chessmate Jan 01 2003 Kasparov 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 ...more

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Fritz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Fritz Fritz 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 ...more

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Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challe... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge Jan 01 1991 The 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 ...more

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Online Chess Kingdoms is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Online Chess Kingdoms 2006 Online 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 ...more

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Virtual Kasparov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Virtual Kasparov 2001 Virtual 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. ...more

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Chess Crusade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Chess Crusade Chess 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

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Clock Chess '89 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Clock Chess '89 Jan 01 1989

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Chess Titans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Chess Titans Jan 30 2007 Chess 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 ...more

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day - C... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time

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Spectrum Voice Chess is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Spectrum Voice Chess Jan 01 1982

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Virtual Chess 64 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Virtual Chess 64 1998 Virtual 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 ...more

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Chess is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Chess 2005 Chess 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

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Battle vs Chess is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
AbhishekPillai(SupaDUDE) added 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.

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Medieval Kings Chess II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Medieval Kings Chess II Jan 01 2005 Medieval 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 ...more

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Lego Chess is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Lego Chess 1998 Lego Chess is a computer chess simulation game using Lego Minifigs for the pieces.

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Chess Mates is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Chess Mates 1995 Chess 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 ...more

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1K ZX Chess is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
1K ZX Chess Jan 01 1983 1K ZX Chess is a 1982 chess-playing computer program for the unexpanded Sinclair ZX81.

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Power Chess is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Power Chess 1996 Power 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 ...more

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Wii Chess is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Wii Chess Jan 18 2008 Wii 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

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Cyrus IS Chess is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time

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Psi Chess is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Psi Chess 1986

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ChessV is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
ChessV ChessV 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

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Chess is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chess Games of All Time
Chess Chess was a pioneering chess program from the 1970s, written by Larry Atkin and David Slate at Northwestern University. Chess ran on Control Data Corporation's line of supercomputers. Work on ...more