Chess Ultra

Introducing Chess Ultra; the most breathtaking chess game ever made. Experience stunning 4K visuals, seamless online multiplayer, Grandmaster approved AI and full VR compatibility.

Introducing the most breath-taking chess game ever made

Chess Ultra injects 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.

Features Include:

  • 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
  • Cross-platform online play and leaderboards
  • 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
  • Export portable game notation (PGN) for every game, locally and online
  • Full Twitch integration invites you to play against your community
  • In-depth tutorials to help improve your game

Play in VR and immerse yourself in the Chess Ultra experience

With full Oculus Rift and HTC Vive support, play Chess Ultra in VR for the most breathtaking chess experience to date. 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.

VR Features

  • Compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
  • Use Oculus Touch or Vive controllers to reach out and move the pieces
  • Immerse yourself in beautiful, ultra-realistic environments
  • Change your perspective of each environment by standing to get a better view
  • Take the most extreme chess challenge in Gomorrah. Will you survive?


Q: Chess Ultra has crossplay features, how do I play with my friends who play on Steam?
A: It’s simple! When launching the game, select your Steam friends list when the option is displayed on the home screen.
Q: How do I launch Chess Ultra in VR mode?
A: To launch in VR mode, follow the steps below:
  1. In your Epic Games library, click the 3 dots to the right of Chess Ultra and select Manage.
  2. Under Installation, click on the folder icon to open the game’s install location.
  3. From here, right-click on the Chess2 exe and then click Create shortcut.
  4. Copy the Chess2- Shortcut to your desktop. Right-click on it, and select Properties.
  5. In the Shortcut Properties window, select the Shortcut tab. In the Target section, go to the end of the line, add a space and type -vr. Click Apply & then OK.
Opening the game from this newly created shortcut will allow the game to boot in VR mode as long as your headset is connected.
Q: Which VR headsets are supported?
A: Chess Ultra supports Oculus Rift, Meta Quest, and HTC Vive headsets.
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Available Achievements

Blind Pigs
30 XP
Bobby Time
10 XP
10 XP
10 XP
Chess Champion
100 XP

Chess Ultra DLC & Add-Ons

Epic Player Ratings

Captured from players in the Epic Games ecosystem.

Chess Ultra Ratings & Reviews

  • 86%
    Critics Recommend
  • 83
    Top Critic Average
  • Strong
    OpenCritic Rating
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God is a Geek
by 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
by 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 robust tutorial and vast number of challenges ensure that solo players can learn the game and have a great time, and cross-platform multiplayer is awesome too.
by 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 from this shortcoming, Chess Ultra is basically the complete package for chess fans, and for those who would like to get into chess due to featuring the in depth tutorials and guides that educate about one of the world's oldest games.
Reviews provided by OpenCritic

Chess Ultra System Requirements



OS versionWindows Vista
OS versionWindows 10
CPU2.0 GHz Dual Core
CPU2.5+ GHz Quad core
Memory4 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
GPUNVIDIA Geforce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 6750
GPUNVIDIA Gerforce GTX 780 or 970
DirectXDirectX 11
Storage12 GB available space
Storage12 GB available space
Languages Supported
  • Audio: N/A
  • Text: Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Spanish (Spain), German, Italian, French, English
Chess Ultra © 2017 Ripstone Ltd. Published and developed by Ripstone Ltd. “Chess Ultra” is a trademark of Ripstone Ltd. All rights reserved.