Commanders, assemble your armies! CHECK vs. MATE calls for an interactive feather duster, chartering the successful chess game principle into the present day multimedia world. Animated fantasy figurines assemble in magical worlds and await your command!
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Fecha de lanzamiento: 16 ago. 2012

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Críticas

“Check vs. Mate has to be the best Chess game I have seen on any console, it is both stunning visually and challenging. It is suitable for any level of player skill.”
93 – XboxLiveAddicts

“Probably the best chess game that ever graced our systems. Check vs. Mate is full of superb modes that give the classic game a "twist", and an A.I. based on the Fritz engine that will give a good challenge to new and experienced gamers alike.”
90 – http://www.gameover.gr/x360/reviews/Battle-Vs-Chess.16070.html

“Simply triumphal! An imaginative, challenging trip into the vibrant chess game ever!”
96 – MediaReview

Acerca de este juego

Commanders, assemble your armies! CHECK vs. MATE calls for an interactive feather duster, chartering the successful chess game principle into the present day multimedia world. Animated fantasy figurines assemble in magical worlds and await your command! As a Commander, execute skillful maneuvers on the game board and catapult yourself directly into the battle with devastating attacks, chessman vs. chessman.

Chess – the unrivalled champion of strategy games has been attracting players of all ages for countless centuries. CHECK vs. MATE is based on the simple yet ingenious concept of creating a fusion between professional chess software and upbeat, combat oriented game mechanics, complete with richly animated game pieces. At the outset of a match things seem quite basic: a 3D game board pits two opponents against each other in a seemingly ordinary game of chess. The game board itself is set in one of six available environments, each with its own unique landscape and presentation features. Traditionally recognized game pieces have been given a facelift as hulking stone golems and beastly chimaeras take the place of the typical rook and knight pieces respectively.


FEATURES:


  • Multiple richly crafted army sets combined with 6 different gameboard environments introduce an unheard of visual complexity
  • Two gripping strategy campaigns with 30 missions and 30 different mission goals
  • Interactive 3rd person action mode
  • Beat'em up fights in six unique arenas with each of the twelve characters
  • Challenging PvP duels together on one PC over LAN and Internet
  • Utilizing the famous Fritz! chess algorithm, equipped with 10 distinct levels of difficulty, as well as an extensive opening library, participants of all skill levels are provided with an appropriate degree of challenge
  • The state of the art 3D graphics engine powers the breath taking visuals through the incorporation of HDR and particle effects
  • Cinematic quality animated sequences pull players into the action of the game
  • The innovative fusion of professional chess software and action oriented fight-ing simulations result in a strategic action experience unlike anything before

Requisitos del sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
    Mínimo:
    • SO: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Procesador: Intel / AMD a 2.0 GHz
    • Memoria: 512 MB de RAM
    • Gráficos: Gráfica con 512 MB de VRAM y soporte para Pixel Shader 2.0
    • Versión de DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Disco Duro: 1 GB de espacio libre
    • Sonido: Dispositivo con soporte para sonido 5.1
    • Otros Requisitos: Conexión a Internet de banda ancha
    Recomendado:
    • SO: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Procesador: Multinúcleo
    • Memoria: 1 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: GeForce FX 6 / 7 / 8
    • Disco Duro: 1 GB de espacio libre
    • Sonido: Dispositivo con soporte para sonido 5.1
    • Otros Requisitos: Conexión a Internet de banda ancha
    Mínimo:
    • SO: Snow Leopard
    • Procesador: Intel Mac a 2.0 GHz
    • Memoria: 512 MB de RAM
    • Gráficos: Gráfica con 512 MB de VRAM y con soporte para Pixel Shader 2.0
    • Disco Duro: 1 GB de espacio libre
    • Sonido: Dispositivo con soporte para sonido 5.1
    • Otros Requisitos: Conexión a Internet de banda ancha
    Recomendado:
    • SO: Snow Leopard
    • Procesador: Intel Mac a 2.0 GHz
    • Memoria: 1 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: ATI/AMD Radeon X
    • Disco Duro: 1 GB de espacio libre
    • Sonido: Dispositivo con soporte para sonido 5.1
    • Otros Requisitos: Conexión a Internet de banda ancha
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Rambomageddon
( 10.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 10 de abril
Very cool chess game interesting twists, tough computer still on lvl 3 of 10, looks great in nvidia 3d.
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diazgee
( 2.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 7 de febrero
I was hesitate about the invasive DRM, however it was on sale, I like chess, so I decided to give it a shot. Potential buyers you will be pleased to hear that the invasive DRM has been removed (atleast for me). As for the game itself, it is chess. It is what it is. I like chess and I wanted to have a little fun watching animations. It is not the GOAT chess game, it is a chess game with animations, straight up plain and simple and that is why i bought it to play and little fantasy. The animations are great if you want to play in windowed mode look into the cfg file, overall fun chess game. I recommend for the sale price.
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stahlbucks
( 8.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 1 de febrero
Horrible, look else brothers and sisters
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Koridar
( 0.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 1 de febrero
Selling of this title should be illegal, as there is no way to activate the product after purchase, and thus, no way to play the game. Thank the heavens for Steam Refunds!
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Rahza
( 4.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 11 de enero
If you're into Chess, and you're into computers, this is perfect for you.

Just remember, it's chess, not CoD.
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Antauri
( 1.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 10 de enero
El modo de juego es genial y lo es más para los amantes del ajedrez, si quieres un juego graficamente bueno y con una tematica estilo RPG para jugar ajedrez con piezas animadas, esta es la mejor opción, compralo.

Lo único malo es que el modo multiplayer no sirve si no es más que en lan, ya que via internet para jugar con algun amigo, es muy complicado y no encuentra la partida, hace falta optimizar eso, aunque siendo un juego que ya tiene tiempo que salio dudo mucho que lo mejoren.

Lo recomiendo porque tiene un estilo peculiar aunque la desicion es suya de comprarlo en oferta o bien.... al precio completo
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Gravelord Real Fuckin Nito
( 1.4 h registradas )
Publicado el 21 de diciembre de 2015
Unless you feel like giving up a ♥♥♥♥ ton of personal info and bs just to play the damn game do not buy/play this game. I suspect the next thing they will want you to do is install gamespy arcade and x-fire just to play. Ya know, cause it improves the game experiance. . . right?
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meatbot
( 24.8 h registradas )
Publicado el 18 de noviembre de 2015
No idea what happened, but this no longer works on OS X. Until it is patched, do not buy it. My game is forever stuck in the corner of my display at full screen - won't run in a window, and going into the video settings in the options menu causes the game to crash.

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Prince_MR
( 21.4 h registradas )
Publicado el 13 de septiembre de 2015
MUY BUENO PARA PASAR EL TIEMPO

(SOLO FALTO EL MULTIPLAYER)
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[Shank] Bushmaster
( 0.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 10 de agosto de 2015
A fun spin on playing the classic board game. The real life combat adds a tasteful exsperience while keeping your mind sharp and trying to beat out your opponent. I remember playing a game like this on regular Nintendo as a kid so I had to try this one.
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Brodar
( 0.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 5 de julio de 2015
DON'T GET CHECKMATED BY THIS EVIL GAME COMPANY!

THEY WILL INSTALL A VERRRRY INVASIVE DRM ON YOUR SYSTEM WITHOUT ANY WARNING!

AND STEAM WILL ONLY REFUND YOUR MONEY IF YOU ACT FAST... I TOOK TOO LONG I'M TOLD,
EVEN THOUGH I NEVER PLAYED THE GAME, SO I'M JUST GOING TO DELETE THE GAME AND EAT
THE LO$$ RATHER THAN GIVE SOME CREEPY GAME COMPANY ACCESS TO MY COMPUTER.

MY PERSONAL PRIVACY AND MY SYSTEM'S SECURITY ARE WORTH THE PRICE, AND I HOPE YOUR'S ARE TOO.
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dragonrubi
( 3.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 28 de junio de 2015
It has a very annoying DRM, not only requires a Nick and mail (and that’s too much already) it is mandatory for you to give a name, address, phone… a lot of PERSONAL data for no reason that I can’t find its logic.

Do they have a second business apart from gaming selling databases to sponsors or who knows?

I ALREADY had installed it, my HD broke down and now it wants to register again

PLEASE don’t encourage companies with these disgusting practices buying their products.
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Vamandrac
( 7.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 19 de junio de 2015
A throw back to Battle Chess from the '90s, Check vs Mate offers up several modes of play and an AI that will keep you on your toes. The visuals/music are well done and make for a nice atmosphere to play your games. If there is one complaint I have against the game it is that the multiplayer is broken. It would have been nice to play against actual players once and a while even though the AI does provide a challege. Overall, if you are looking for a single player chess experience with a nice presentation then Check vs. Mate should fit the bill.
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NeroCloud
( 2.1 h registradas )
Publicado el 9 de junio de 2015
Love chess but this game is a tough one if you love chess you can try it an see but me not really so recommend YES an NO
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Jeep
( 0.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 22 de abril de 2015
Best Chess game I've seen on the market. The graphics and different styles of play keep it from being overly repetative. I like chess but playing it over and over again on the basic black and white windowed box that comes standard with your OS usually gives me a headache. So I would reccomend this to pick up the scenery a bit. 10/10. It looks fancy, runs smooth, is challenging but not impossible. PvP is really what caught my attention, kind of nice to have that option through steam. Anyways it's chess sooo if you like chess it's worth picking up in my opinon.
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Jacket
( 4.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 11 de abril de 2015
the game is chess. nothing more or less
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Hermes Trimegistus
( 5.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 22 de marzo de 2015
Recomiendo este juego por tener un buen nivel de graficos y las campañas que se desarrollan seran simples pero entretenidas, recomendable jugarlo con un amigo el cual le interese el genero, Es entretenido si a usted le interesa el Ajerdrez.
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rawdogmeat4
( 1.1 h registradas )
Publicado el 19 de marzo de 2015
I decided to write a review for this since there's a great deal of misguided, negative reviews for this gem of a game. I bought Check vs Mate because of course I enjoy chess, but what made CvM stand out was that it had done FIRST what no other chess game had done: Animated piece fights to the death. This small detail added into an already awesome game made CvM worth looking into. I played it, I enjoyed it, and the only reason I don't have a whole bunch of hours into it is because I forgot how much "fun" playing against AI can be compared to a human player, and none of my friends had bought it until recently.

Please ignore all the hateful reviews that are blatantly lying about a "Horrifically invasive DRM". I'm not a fan of DRMs, but CvM had no such DRM as described. I literally only had to register the CD key, and I started playing right afterwards. If you wanna complain about an annoying DRM, look at Uplay. To clarify, CvM came out August 16, 2012 whereas Battle Chess: Game of Kings came out March 17th, 2014 so people need to stop claiming Battle Chess came out with the animated piece fights first because they need to get their times straight.

I'm honestly starting to think a lot of this hate is coming from people who are bad at chess and wanna take it out on the game for not holding their hand, so they come up with lies to make people not wanna buy the game.

It's good! And for 86% off for $2.79 (currently), you're not spending a whole lot of money taking the risk.

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Gabo7398
( 0.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 30 de enero de 2015
Buen juego, buenos gráficos y jugabilidad, historia le faltaria que sea entretenida y un buen multijugador, tal vez con logros pero fuera de eso lo recomiendo
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davidsmol
( 4.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 26 de enero de 2015
Where is multiplayer in this game???
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10.6 h registradas
Publicado el 10 de abril
Very cool chess game interesting twists, tough computer still on lvl 3 of 10, looks great in nvidia 3d.
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No recomendado
0.2 h registradas
Publicado el 1 de febrero
Selling of this title should be illegal, as there is no way to activate the product after purchase, and thus, no way to play the game. Thank the heavens for Steam Refunds!
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2.6 h registradas
Publicado el 7 de febrero
I was hesitate about the invasive DRM, however it was on sale, I like chess, so I decided to give it a shot. Potential buyers you will be pleased to hear that the invasive DRM has been removed (atleast for me). As for the game itself, it is chess. It is what it is. I like chess and I wanted to have a little fun watching animations. It is not the GOAT chess game, it is a chess game with animations, straight up plain and simple and that is why i bought it to play and little fantasy. The animations are great if you want to play in windowed mode look into the cfg file, overall fun chess game. I recommend for the sale price.
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A 1 de 1 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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0.6 h registradas
Publicado el 30 de enero de 2015
Buen juego, buenos gráficos y jugabilidad, historia le faltaria que sea entretenida y un buen multijugador, tal vez con logros pero fuera de eso lo recomiendo
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A 213 de 227 personas (94%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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No recomendado
1.8 h registradas
Publicado el 21 de junio de 2014
Extremely invasive DRM. Had to provide my home address and phone number to activate. Also this game can only be activated for one installation. If you need to reinstall it, you will have to email the developers. Do not buy.
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A 153 de 163 personas (94%) les ha sido útil este análisis
No recomendado
0.1 h registradas
Publicado el 12 de junio de 2014
This game has oppressive DRM that was not disclosed on the steam store page when I paid for it.
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A 95 de 100 personas (95%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1 persona ha encontrado divertido este análisis
No recomendado
3.2 h registradas
Publicado el 28 de junio de 2015
It has a very annoying DRM, not only requires a Nick and mail (and that’s too much already) it is mandatory for you to give a name, address, phone… a lot of PERSONAL data for no reason that I can’t find its logic.

Do they have a second business apart from gaming selling databases to sponsors or who knows?

I ALREADY had installed it, my HD broke down and now it wants to register again

PLEASE don’t encourage companies with these disgusting practices buying their products.
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A 75 de 82 personas (91%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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No recomendado
0.2 h registradas
Publicado el 28 de octubre de 2014
Horrifically invasive DRM. I thought this level of "give us all of your personal information and register immediately and have an active internet connection" type DRM was gone... or at least publicized.

As for the game... it's a terrible Battle Chess wannabe. And it's easy to tell why they were forced to change the name. This is certainly not in the spirit of Battle Chess. No charm, no character, and the animations (which you can't zoom in nearly close enough to enjoy) are canned and generic and the developers seem to think that particles can replace variety. That's not the case.

I paid 3 bucks for this and I'm a bit upset about it. That'll teach me not to check the reviews page!
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A 57 de 61 personas (93%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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No recomendado
0.7 h registradas
Publicado el 5 de julio de 2015
DON'T GET CHECKMATED BY THIS EVIL GAME COMPANY!

THEY WILL INSTALL A VERRRRY INVASIVE DRM ON YOUR SYSTEM WITHOUT ANY WARNING!

AND STEAM WILL ONLY REFUND YOUR MONEY IF YOU ACT FAST... I TOOK TOO LONG I'M TOLD,
EVEN THOUGH I NEVER PLAYED THE GAME, SO I'M JUST GOING TO DELETE THE GAME AND EAT
THE LO$$ RATHER THAN GIVE SOME CREEPY GAME COMPANY ACCESS TO MY COMPUTER.

MY PERSONAL PRIVACY AND MY SYSTEM'S SECURITY ARE WORTH THE PRICE, AND I HOPE YOUR'S ARE TOO.
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A 43 de 52 personas (83%) les ha sido útil este análisis
No recomendado
6.8 h registradas
Publicado el 3 de mayo de 2014
It is animated and has some nice looking graphics, but does not give you more than one ai opponent and one chess set. No tools for rewinding your game to see where you went wrong, or sugested opponents that chessmaster had. There are maps to choose from but only one chess set, all you can change is the background. If the oponent wins the game with their queen, she will bounce her ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. No way to check where you rank, if you are improving or not. The tutorials are simple to the point how peices move, no strategy. If your looking for animated chess and dont mind using one chess set, there can be great fun in the various challenges and play modes. Graphics are nice looking with fantastic animation and sounds. If you are learning chess maybe you can benifit from the tutorials to get you started, but this one is more for someone who is bored of the traditional chess peices.

Also threefold repetition is not recognized.
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A 35 de 41 personas (85%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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2.0 h registradas
Publicado el 3 de diciembre de 2013
Bought it to play solo vs AI. It's quite nice, with nice chess pieces that's well animated, in beautiful environment. AI is challenge enough for a mediocre chess player like me. So I'm quite satisfied.

However, I just read a bit more about the DRM in this game and you might want to check this discussion out before buying this:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/211070/discussions/0/828924672535272934/

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No recomendado
1.9 h registradas
Publicado el 28 de mayo de 2014
Terrible game. Limited options. You can't save the progress of a game, and there is no clock, nor any way to set up a position. Might be fun for a quick, casual game, but not a good choice for chess training, or even for extended play.
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No recomendado
0.8 h registradas
Publicado el 30 de octubre de 2014
AI on hardest difficulty takes 10 minutes to move.. and it's just the second turn. Ain't nobody got time for that.
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A 20 de 21 personas (95%) les ha sido útil este análisis
No recomendado
0.2 h registradas
Publicado el 26 de agosto de 2012
Stay away. Hardware based DRM. Terrible support. No real multiplayer. See http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=1516.

I regret this purchase.
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No recomendado
0.6 h registradas
Publicado el 2 de noviembre de 2014
I decided to try out this chess version while it was on sale, despite all the negative complaints. The complaints were accurate and a fair representation of this product. If you're looking for a Chess game, this isn't it. That is all.
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A 18 de 20 personas (90%) les ha sido útil este análisis
No recomendado
3.3 h registradas
Publicado el 9 de octubre de 2014
Buy at your own risk. Check vs Mate offers a profoundly confused game concept utilizing shoddy storytelling and nonsensical game modes to advance a single gimmick, chess as warfare. Punishing optimism with an exposition that even fails to accidentally tell a story. Without an active online community of players, narrative, or strong chess engine Check vs Mate cannot compete with free alternatives. Chess.com, Chesscube, Chess24, Redhotpawn and ICC are all better for straight up chess. Or if you want a twist: Chessmaster, Fritz, Rybka, Blitzin, Dasher(Stockfish/Fruit/Shredder/Crafty) and Battle Chess offer coherent chess variants. Check vs Mate is lost somewhere between a wheel spinning exercise in self deception and a text to speech app bugging on the phrase "Slow Children at Play".
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A 34 de 49 personas (69%) les ha sido útil este análisis
No recomendado
2.3 h registradas
Publicado el 2 de noviembre de 2014
Not worth the paper it is printed on.

Started up a "Campaign", where the first battle's goal is to capture all the opponent's Pawns. I was given a legitimate move with my King to capture the last one, but because that put me in a "Check" position after, I wasn't allowed to move him. Wait a second... wasn't capturing the Pawns the entire goal?! Apparently not.

To add insult to injury the entire game is basically copied from Battle Chess, which is why the name changed. And the DRM isn't that graceful.

Save your money and get it (if you dare) in a bundle.
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No recomendado
24.8 h registradas
Publicado el 18 de noviembre de 2015
No idea what happened, but this no longer works on OS X. Until it is patched, do not buy it. My game is forever stuck in the corner of my display at full screen - won't run in a window, and going into the video settings in the options menu causes the game to crash.

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No recomendado
0.5 h registradas
Publicado el 1 de septiembre de 2014
I bought the game thinking I could play multiplayer with my friends on Steam. This is not possible at all, the multiplayer only functions locally on your computer through LAN or Direct IP. Do not buy if you want to play chess with your friends on Steam.
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No recomendado
0.2 h registradas
Publicado el 27 de agosto de 2014
requires personal detail, multiplayer sessions do not work awful game.
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