Download Chess Games - Best Software & Apps

  • Free Chess

    2.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Chess - Indulge Your Inner Tactician

    7
    4341 votes
    • PROS: Completely free, Great way to train your brain
    • CONS: There are prettier chess sims out there, No option to play against a friend
  • Chess Titans

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Finally: Chess Titans for Windows 8

    8
    1785 votes
    • PROS: The classic is back!, Ideal for beginners, Difficulty levels for everyone
    • CONS: Why isn't there an official version?
  • 3D Chess Game for Windows 10

    1.3.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play chess for free

    7
    357 votes
    • PROS: Different game modes, Realistic graphics
    • CONS: Contains ads, Can’t zoom in freely
  • 3D Chess

    Unlimited

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Lifelike chess against friends

    6
    202 votes
    • PROS: Works online or off, Play the computer or against friends
    • CONS: Free trial is limited, Not compatible with Mac
  • Chessmaster 10th Edition

    1.02

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Very well rounded chess mentor and opponent

    7
    777 votes
    • PROS: Large variety of difficulty levels, Very detailed academy section, Fun animated games, Superb interface
    • CONS: Similar to CM 9000 with makeover, Some lessons take hours to complete
  • Arasan

    18.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Intelligent free chess game

    7
    186 votes
    • PROS: High level of AI, Simple to use , Allows you to play against internet opponents
    • CONS: Computer can repeat moves too much, Not very attractive design, No different board skins
  • Chess

    1.0.119.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Free game for Android‚ by 3DGames

    9
    5 votes
    • War Chess

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Cool Game for Strategy Fans

      7
      805 votes
      • PROS: Cool and colourful graphics, Lots of impressive animations
      • CONS: Graphics can be a little distracting at times, A few bugs in the system
    • Chess 2012 Free Edition

      2020.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Your classic chess game with a modern user interface, rich features, multiple difficulty levels and intuitive controls.

      7
      241 votes
      • The Chess Lv.100 for Windows 10

        1.0.0.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Become a master in The Chess Lv.100 for Windows 10

        7
        67 votes
        • PROS: Simple elegant graphics, Adjustable difficulty level, Useful edit mode
        • CONS: Plenty of other alternatives
      • Chess for Android

        5.0.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Realistic Android chess app

        6
        39 votes
        • PROS: Challenging AI, Game coach, 11 game modes, Export game data
        • CONS: Doesn't explain illegal moves, Not very attractive
      • Chess 2013

        2013.17

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Classic chess game with a choice of visual styles, multiple difficulty levels and intuitive controls

        8
        62 votes
        • Chess

          1.2.6

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          A free game for Android, by AE-funStudios

          9
          4 votes
          • Chess Master 3D PRO

            1.5.1

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Android

            Classic turn-based strategy

            10
            1 vote
            • PROS: Reliable gameplay, Helpful hints
            • CONS: Limited depth, Some free chess sims are just as good
          • Cinderella Free Fall

            1.0.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android
            Windows
            iPhone
            Windows Phone

            A Free PC games app for Android

            9
            8 votes
            • Chess With Friends Free

              varies-with-device

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Android

              A free Board app for Android

              9
              3 votes
              • Knight's Gambit

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                A single or multiplayer chess game

                7
                35 votes
                • Brutal Chess

                  Alpha 0.52

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Excellent 3D chess game

                  7
                  195 votes
                  • PROS: Excellent 3D graphics, Nice choice of chess pieces
                  • CONS: Prone to bugs
                • NetChess

                  0.91

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Play chess with your friends on LAN or over the Internet

                  7
                  26 votes
                  • PROS: Works both on LAN and Internet, Can save and replay games, Embedded chat utility
                  • CONS: No possibility to play against the PC
                • WinBoard

                  4.4.0

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  A classic 2D chess game with support for online games

                  8
                  64 votes
                  • PROS: Different playing modes, including online and email games, Customizable board
                  • CONS: Simple graphics
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