Abandonware DOS title

Chess games

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 OS
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.
battlechess2-1

Battle Chess 2: Chinese Chess

DOS1990protected3.7/5 Interplay Productions
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Battle Chess 4000

DOS1992protected4/5 Interplay Productions
bobbyfisherteaches-4

Bobby Fisher teaches chess

DOS19944/5 Mission Studios
chess-1

Chess

DOS19813.9/5 International PC Owners
chess88-1

Chess88

DOS19844/5
chessmaster-9000-01

Chessmaster 9000

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS20024.2/5 UBI Soft
Chessmaster 9000 is a chess game developed by Ubisoft and released in 2002. It's part of the Chessmaster series, which has been around since the 1980s. Chessmaster 9000 was known for its strong chess engine and comprehensive tutorial features, making it popular among both beginners and advanced players. The software also included annotated gam...
combat-chess-02

Combat Chess

Windows XP/98/951997protected3.9/5 Minds Eye Productions
cyrus-04

Cyrus

DOS19853/5
chess2100-1

Fidelity Chessmaster 2100

DOS19893.8/5 The Software Toolworks
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
mychess-1

Mychess

DOS19843.8/5 The Software Toolworks
chess-psion-02

Psion Chess

DOSMac OS19853.9/5 Psion Software
sargonV-1

Sargon V: World Class Chess

DOS19913.8/5 Activision
socrates-chess-03

Socrates

DOS19934/5
star-wars-chess-01

Star Wars Chess

DOSWindows 3.x19934/5 The Software Toolworks
chessmaster-2000-02

The Chessmaster 2000

DOS19864.2/5 The Software Toolworks
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