Chessmaster 3-D brings the Chessmaster 4000 chess engine to consoles. The game provides six 3D chess sets and lets you control the camera to view the board from almost any angle. A 2D "war room" view is also available. Twelve computer opponents are provided, each with a different play strength, photograph, and short biography. You can also play a human opponent or set up a position and ask the chess engine to solve for mate.