Introducing the most breathtaking chess game ever made. Chess Ultra features stunning visuals, seamless online multiplayer and Grandmaster-approved AI to offer the ultimate chess experience. Explore an array of intricately crafted environments and choose from a selection of iconic chess sets designed with both the modern and traditional chess player in mind. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran of the great game, Chess Ultra has something to offer for players of all ages and ability. - Stunning chess sets and beautiful environments - 10 Grandmaster-approved AI levels - Intuitive, overhauled local and online multiplayer with ELO ranking system - Comprehensive time controls, including Classical, Blitz and Marathon, available online - Spectate and compete in Official Ripstone tournaments - Demonstrate your skills in over 80 chess puzzles - Re-write the past by winning the biggest historic matches - In-depth tutorials to help improve your game Chess has never looked this good!

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One

Additional info

Published by
Ripstone Ltd

Release date

Approximate download size
4.13 GB

Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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Graphics hinder rather than help

Chess Ultra aims at casual players, and that's fine. But the glossy graphics actually hurt the game to the point where it's flat out hard to see pieces and squares. In the Musei Capitali environment, a full quarter of the board is obscured by artificial glare. The Gomorrah level is also problematic, with squares that are hard to see. Graphics are the selling point, I know, but a 2D option for board and pieces would be welcome.

68 out of 75 people found this helpful.

needs more options

no 2d board options. limited piece and board sets. you can only change the 3d view with right stick, but you can't set any of them as a default, so you'd always need to hold stick if you prefer a different view. spent their efforts on pretty backgrounds with annoying sound effects like a cell phone buzzing. really? on the other hand, its 12 bucks, and has cross platform play. didnt notice any move take back option vs cpu. no learning aids except showing legal moves. most disappointing to me is the lack of 2d boards.

51 out of 57 people found this helpful.

wait until they fix the bugs

chess clocks are not visable. in addition the computer plays the same line continually. they need to fix basic items on this game.

21 out of 24 people found this helpful.

Missed the Mark

A friend talked me into buying this game. We played against each other, but that is where it ends. The pieces can be confused with others. The clock is unreadable. Good luck finding another player beaides a friend (Blitz Mode). One of the songs that plays has a time ticker in it, which is so annoying. You cannot save a game if one of you has to leave. You cannot place pieces to setup a scenario. I wish i could have played a demo first, because I would not have purchased this game.

19 out of 22 people found this helpful.

Best Looking Game Since Avatar!

James Cameron couldn't have set the bar this high! I'll be taking a break from Magic the Gathering and devoting my time to becoming the one and only true grandmaster. Call me "Mr. Steal Yo Girl" after I take your queen right out from underneath you. Bobby Fischer ain't got nothin' on me!

107 out of 147 people found this helpful.

no time clock

no clock visible except 1 board. time lags bad online. options are limited for speed chess so only good for slow chess

11 out of 13 people found this helpful.

Pawnshover Lives

All your squares are belong to us.

51 out of 89 people found this helpful.


this game is barely worth 99 cents. don't waste your money. can't see the pieces well. no options to change board or pieces etc

19 out of 34 people found this helpful.

please fix this

i just played a couple of games i was black and on any AI mode the ownlee move it nose is nb1 to nc3 in all modes of the AI no e4 or d4 or f4 or nf3 what is wrong with this this needs to be fix

26 out of 57 people found this helpful.

A nice break from the hype

Well made, great graphics, good options. Overall I am very pleased with this game.

One person found this helpful.

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