Battle vs. Chess

A chess game inspired of Battle Chess. It uses the Fritz Al and offers various variations of the chess theme. Bringing the successful chess game principle into the present-day multimedia world, witness animated fantasy figurines assemble in magical worlds and await your command in the strategic Battle vs Chess.


This game is more similar to the game Battlegrounds where the success of a move is determined through a mini game (when the attacker loses, the piece is set back to its previous position). The two variants are slasher (the player controls a chess piece directly which can attack, dodge and block, the goal is to break through the enemy army and kill the target) and duel (the fight between two pieces is shown from the side and the player needs to perform quick-time events in order to hurt the enemy). The other single-player modes are classic (regular chess with optional randomized piece placement), campaign (two campaigns with 15 missions – chess matches with special rules and starting positions- each), various chess puzzles and a tutorial.

There are only two figure sets in Battle vs. Chess, but these two figure sets are very well animated and detailed. Unlike the much more recent Pure Chess on PS4, Battle vs. Chess has fully animated figure sets. In addition there is also a non-animated Staunton figure set in light-brown and black which is sometimes nice because it is less distracting and allows you to concentrate on the game.

The individual chess matches take place in one of several background settings, which also fit into the theme of good vs. evil.

In this game. There is a campaign mode containing two campaigns, the good army and the evil army campaign. Each campaign is a series of chess variants. Not one of the matches in the campaign is a normal chess match with FIDE rules, but rather each game is a chess variant with some “fantasy” rules added, or variations and imbalances to the armies. Only some of these chess variants would be worth replaying, but they are all worth playing and winning at least once to advance in the campaign. The campaign mode is highly addictive.

In addition to the campaign mode, you can of course also play endless matches against the computer at any desired difficulty. You can play the entire game with normal FIDE rules, or with the chess variant rules in the campaign mode, respectively. However, you can also switch the engine to one of two action modes. In action mode, when you try to capture another figure, you have to battle it out a bit like in the classic Archon. If you win, you take the enemy figure as if you had been playing with normal FIDE rules. If you loose, your move is negated.

There are also two action modes possible, one is a quick-time event like mode and the other is a massive skirmish where all 4the figures on the board start moving and fighting somewhat reminiscent of Dynasty Warriors.

All I can say is that I love this game! This is a game for everyone who loves to play chess so much. The graphics are outstanding and the game itself are filled with overflowing contents and brilliant ideas. A very fantastic game! I bet everyone would be in love with this game. ☺