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Game #1939
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Socrates    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Strategy   Board - Western

Rating: 7.28 (7 votes)

Socrates box cover

Socrates screenshot
One of the most famous computer chess engines ever created, Socrates 3.0 is what's behind EA's underrated Kasparov's Gambit and was, in the mid-'80s, THE engine commonly considered the best chess AI. Although it has since been eclipsed by more modern programs such as Deep Blue, this computer version of Socrates does justice to the engine's fame, offering multiple levels of difficulty that will challenge even expert chess players. The game is very straightforward, lacking "bells and whistles" such as the historical match database and alternate chess pieces found in "mainstream" games such as the Chessmaster series. This means that the game will likely be too "dry" for casual players, and downright discouraging for beginners. Expert maistros who want a real challenge, though, will find the game very challenging. Thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Advanced Software Technologies
Publisher: Advanced Software Technologies
Year: 1993
Software Copyright: Advanced Software Technologies
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Info at Gambitsoft.com (archived)
If you like this game, try: Kasparov's Gambit, Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time, Chess Maniac 5 Billion and One

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