Brutal Chess

Brutal Chess Alpha 0.52

Excellent 3D chess game

I'm not a big fan of chess but if I do play it, at least I want it to look good. Brutal Chess certainly fulfills this with excellent 3D graphics and some cool features to keep the game interesting. View full description

PROS

  • Excellent 3D graphics
  • Nice choice of chess pieces

CONS

  • Prone to bugs

Good
7

I'm not a big fan of chess but if I do play it, at least I want it to look good. Brutal Chess certainly fulfills this with excellent 3D graphics and some cool features to keep the game interesting.

Despite the name Brutal Chess, the game is in no way violent or brutal. The rules and gameplay are as in any other Chess game except here you can choose some pretty cool chess piece designs and the 3D graphics make it look great. The developers have added a few other touches of realism too including shadows, the ability to rotate the camera in any position and history arrows to show your previous moves. However, because the game is under constant development, it is prone to bugs. One is that you can't move white pawns backwards and it does have problems with operating systems earlier than XP according to the developers. The game will soon utilize what's called the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS) which allows chess fans from all over the world to play against each other. To connect to FICS you need to open a socket to freechess.org on port 5000 in your router and you'll be able to play against anyone anywhere which will enhance the game greatly.

A good looking 3D chess game which will pack a much greater punch when some of the bugs are ironed out.

Brutal Chess features full 3D graphics, an advanced particle engine, and several different levels of intelligent AI, inspired by the once popular "Battle Chess" released by Interplay circa 1988.

Beat the CPU if you can or just enjoy some of the best looking chess pieces on the internet - enjoy the view, engage your mind and checkmate!

Brutal Chess

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Brutal Chess Alpha 0.52

— User reviews — about Brutal Chess

  • PrOphET316

    by PrOphET316

    "Unrealistic motion algorithm."

    I think it sucks that you can't make an initial two-space advance with a pawn. It is totally permissible in real chess,... More.

    reviewed on May 14, 2014

  • leivys.perez

    by leivys.perez

    "review"

    i didnt play brutal chess yet, but im sure the reviewer shouldnt do any more chess reviews, if he thinks pawns can also ... More.

    reviewed on February 26, 2013

  • Opfa

    by Opfa

    "Rotate"

    You can rotate the board when you make a right click and move the boeard. There are not many options and i miss the und... More.

    reviewed on August 8, 2011

  • xpressrazor

    by xpressrazor

    "Rotate"

    Hi, is there some settings to rotate the board to your side, if you choose black player as human. I always like computer... More.

    reviewed on July 31, 2011