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Game #4896
Perfect Checkmate  
Strategy   Board - Western

Rating: 7.5 (6 votes)

Perfect Checkmate box cover

Perfect Checkmate screenshot
Perfect Checkmate is a decent, but by all means special, chess program from Gunnar Games and Expert Software. Apart from nice 2D and 3D graphics, over one dozen board designs, and a mouse-based interface, the game's best feature is a vast library: 3,000 classic games for your perusal, as well as dozens of opening books. There is a nice tutorial mode, customized computer opponents with digitized speech, and a full range of multiplayer support including LAN, TCP/IP, and hotseat. I also like the "rating" option that lets the program rates your games - as well as a host of limitations that make cheating difficult (after all, if you want to get rated, you might as well be honest ;)). For instance, you are not allowed to quit in the middle of a rated game without having that game marked as a "loss" on your record. You also cannot use hints and other options that may aid your game. All in all, a nice enough game that chess gamers should have no complaint about - but also lacks any innovative or unique features to stand out in a very crowded genre.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Gunnar Games
Publisher: Expert Software
Year: 1999
Software Copyright: Gunnar Games
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System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:
Related Links: http://www.gunnargames.com/chess.htm">Official site
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If you like this game, try: Fritz 2.00, Extreme Chess, Laser Chess

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