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Chess Ultra

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Discover one of the most breathtaking chess games ever made with your Chess Ultra Steam PC key. Fully compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive devices.
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About Chess Ultra

About this game

NOTE: This game can only be used with the Oculus Quest/Quest 2 when the headset is connected to a VR compatible Windows PC via an Oculus Link compatible cable

Discover one of the most breathtaking chess games ever made with your Chess Ultra Steam PC key. In this game, you'll experience the greatest strategy game of all time with a modern twist; offering the ultimate chess experience with stunning 4K visuals, Grandmaster approved AI and full VR compatibility.

YOUR MOVE
Enter 10 Grandmaster-approved AI levels, each with its own stunning chess sets and beautiful environments. Demonstrate your skills in over 80 chess puzzles and have fun with friends in cross-platform online play and leaderboards.

ENTER REALITY
Take your chess gameplay experience to another level as Chess Ultra is compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. From the wood grains on the antique mahogany board in the library, to the luxury felt on the bottom of every chess piece; chess has never looked this good.

Physically reach out to make your move and focus entirely on the game at hand. Use Oculus Touch or Vive controllers to reach out and move the pieces, and immerse yourself in beautiful, ultra-realistic environments.

Change your perspective of each environment by standing to get a better view, and take the most extreme chess challenge in Gomorrah. Will you survive?

YOUR OFFICIAL CHESS ULTRA STEAM PC KEY GIVES YOU:

  • 10 Grandmaster-approved AI levels
  • Cross-platform online play and leaderboards.
  • In-depth tutorials to help improve your game.
  • Stunning chess sets and beautiful environments.
  • Demonstrate your skills in over 80 chess puzzles.
  • Spectate and compete in Official Ripstone tournaments.
  • Re-write the past by winning the biggest historic matches.
  • Play in VR and immerse yourself in the Chess Ultra experience.
  • Full Twitch integration invites you to play against your community.
  • Export portable game notation (PGN) for every game, locally and online.
  • Intuitive, overhauled local and online multiplayer with ELO ranking system.
  • Comprehensive-time controls, including Classical, Blitz and Marathon, available online.

Game Details

Release Date:
June 21, 2017
Developer:
Ripstone
Publisher:
Ripstone
Rating:
ESRB rating of 6
PEGI rating of 3
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Chess
Strategy

Tabletop

Board Game

Casual

Sports
Play Styles:
Multiplayer
VR
Collections:
Casual Multiplayer
Strategy Board Game
Features:
PvP
Online PvP

SharedSplit Screen PvP

CrossPlatform Multiplayer

Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Cloud

Steam Turn Notifications

Remote Play on TV

Remote Play Together

VR Support

VR Support

Play Area
Required or Optional
VR Optional

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 6750
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: This will ensure the game will run at 1080p at 30fps. These specifications do not reflect VR, see Recommended Requirements for more details

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 2.5+ GHz Quad core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Gerforce GTX 780 or 970
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: This will ensure the game will run at 1080p at 60fps. These specifications do not reflect VR, an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070/1080 or AMD equivalent will be required to experience 90 FPS on a HTC VIVE or OCULUS RIFT

Critic Reviews

83

God is a Geek

Gary Bailey
9 / 10
"Chess will always be chess, but with its glorious presentation and wealth of options, Chess Ultra is a Queen in a genre filled with Pawns."

Windows Central

Paul Acevedo
"Chess Ultra is a really solid game of chess. It looks beautiful and has some quality tranquil music that varies by the locations elected, including a few songs with lyrics. The...

TheSixthAxis

Aran Suddi
8 / 10
"Chess Ultra is one of the best chess games available at the moment, but is let down by the blurriness in the VR portion of the game that puts some strain on the eyes. Aside...
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Just Right
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Unforgiving
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Don't Ragequit! 50%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Tried It
7.69%
Played It
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38.46%
Conquered It
7.69%
Completionist! 7.69%  of players have Conquered It

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12.5% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Chess Ultra User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 4 ratings
75% of users would recommend this.
3.5

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Good

Sal
Verified purchase
Nice chess game. Good graphics. Chilling music. Compatible with Steam Deck :) If you like chess, you should have a look.
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Recommended

Treb
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Game is good! VR was awesome! GOT TO MAKE 30 30 30 30 30 30.
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Decent Chess game for VR

RostHaus
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Plays well, Like Chess but in VR. But 2 things I noticed: -Going to need a fairly powerful GPU to run it. I'm not exactly sure why. But I tested on 2 builds (rtx2060 and 5500XT) the 5500xt struggled a bit. Using a Quest 2 - The cursor tracking with the headset is a bit odd. It kind of dates it. Not something you see in modern VR games. Overall worth it when on sale. I think I got it for about $3 in a bundle.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Chess Ultra can be played on these VR headsets:
  • Valve Index
  • HTC Vive
  • Oculus Rift
Yes, Chess Ultra supports Valve Index
Yes, Chess Ultra supports HTC Vive
Yes, Chess Ultra supports Oculus Rift
No, VR is optional in Chess Ultra
Are you ready for a challenge? 8% of GameFAQs users said Chess Ultra is Simple or Easy. 17% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 75% of GameFAQs users said Chess Ultra is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, Chess Ultra is suitable for players aged 6 and above.
Yes, Chess Ultra is Steam Deck Verified. This game does not default to external Bluetooth/USB controllers on Deck, and may require manually switching the active controller via the Quick Access Menu
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 6750
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: This will ensure the game will run at 1080p at 30fps. These specifications do not reflect VR, see Recommended Requirements for more details
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 2.5+ GHz Quad core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Gerforce GTX 780 or 970
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: This will ensure the game will run at 1080p at 60fps. These specifications do not reflect VR, an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070/1080 or AMD equivalent will be required to experience 90 FPS on a HTC VIVE or OCULUS RIFT
Chess Ultra was released on June 21, 2017
Chess Ultra is published by Ripstone
Chess Ultra was developed by Ripstone
Fanatical users tagged Chess Ultra as Chess, Strategy, Tabletop, and Board Game
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Chess Ultra as Chess
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Chess Ultra as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Chess Ultra as Tabletop

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