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ChessVR (Steam VR)

ChessVR (Steam VR)

ChessVR (Steam VR)

VR Shop Score – Silver Award

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £4.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Strategy
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG


Description: Have you ever wanted to be in the actual chessboard and look your adversary in the eyes? With ChessVR you will be able to do that. Get closer to your enemy’s pieces, see the conflicts from a front-row seat and then move away to effectively plan your next move from a distance. Thanks to engaging video and sound animations, and the chance to freely move around, with ChessVR the game comes to life. You can easily move in all directions and make your moves by using either your gamepad or your Vive controllers. Choose among 4 difficulty levels for your battles against the AI or try yourself at chess challenges!

Review: ChessVR is a pretty good looking game of chess only in VR obviously. With a sort of medieval style to it each piece is well animated and the whole chessboard looks alive right in front of your eyes. The AI you get to play with is not too bad and should prove a challenge to most people. While on the surface all seems good it is the lack of a multiplayer option that really puts the breaks on me recommending this to anyone. While the game itself isn’t too bad that lack of multiplayer and the price tag means this is one game of chess that you really should wait a lot longer to move on. If you see it in a sale and really enjoy chess maybe give it a go, but just be aware that there are far better chess games in VR out there.

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