Abandonware DOS title

Chess games sorted by release date

One of the most ancient tabletop games in the world was the inspiration for a plethora of PC games. There are literally tons of classic chess strategy games as well as less serious titles, based on fantasy settings (like the Battle chess series) or born from the marriage of strategy and action (like the popular Archon series).

Most popular chess games

Battle Chess
strategyDOS
The Chessmaster 2000
strategyDOS
Chessmaster 9000
strategyWindows XP/98/95, Mac
chess-1

Chess

DOS19813.9/5 International PC Owners
chess88-1

Chess88

DOS19844/5
mychess-1

Mychess

DOS19843.8/5 Software Toolworks
cyrus-04

Cyrus

DOS19853/5
chess-psion-02

Psion Chess

DOSMac19853.9/5 Psion Software
chessmaster-2000-02

The Chessmaster 2000

DOS19864.1/5 Software Toolworks
battlechess-1

Battle Chess

DOS1988protected4.2/5 Interplay Productions
Chess was a niche genre in video gaming. There were lots of chess simulations: black and white very old games, licensed games from chess champions, etc. No one ever attempted to broaden the audience until Interplay published Battle Chess. Battle Chess appeal was almost entirely focused on the animations when two pieces ended on the same square.
chess2100-1

Fidelity Chessmaster 2100

DOS19893.9/5 Software Toolworks
battlechess2-1

Battle Chess 2: Chinese Chess

DOS1990protected3.7/5 Interplay Productions
sargonV-1

Sargon V: World Class Chess

DOS19913.8/5 Activision
battlechess4000-1

Battle Chess 4000

DOS1992protected4/5 Interplay Productions
grandmaster-chess-02

Grandmaster Chess

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Capstone
kasparovgambit-3

Kasparov's Gambit

DOS19933.9/5 Heuristic software
kings-table-01

King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Imagitec Design
socrates-chess-03

Socrates

DOS19934/5
star-wars-chess-01

Star Wars Chess

DOSWindows 3.x19934/5 Software Toolworks
bobbyfisherteaches-4

Bobby Fisher teaches chess

DOS19944/5 Mission Studios
combat-chess-02

Combat Chess

Windows XP/98/951997protected3.8/5 Minds Eye Productions
chessmaster-9000-01

Chessmaster 9000

Windows XP/98/95Mac2002protected4.2/5 UBI Soft
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